• Nicolas Jaar and Sasha Spielberg release “Don’t Tell Me”
• Duke Dumont gets second UK #1 with “I Got U”
• Hear Todd Terje & Bryan Ferry’s shimmering cover of Robert Palmer’s ‘Johnny and Mary’
• Mosca to Inaugurate New Label with 12″; Preview It Now
Nicolas Jaar and Sasha Spielberg release “Don’t Tell Me”
Nicolas Jaar and Sasha Spielberg (yes, the daughter of that Spielberg) gave us their cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Avalanche’ last year and now they’ve just showcased a new single called ‘Don’t Tell Me’.
Although the pair will officially release the single on April 19 to coincide with Record Store Day, it is available to stream over at Jaar’s Other People imprint (via Gorilla Vs Bear) right now.
Sonically, ‘Don’t Tell Me’ is a minimal number, fusing together looped vocals, harpsichord and cutting production. Going by the moniker Just Friends, the track marks the first time Jaar and Spielberg have collaborated since 2013’s ‘Avalanche’ and will also be released on 10” vinyl.
While Jaar clearly needs no introduction, Spielberg has been making music under the name Wardell alongside her brother Theo.
Listen to ‘Don’t Tell Me’ on Other People here.
Duke Dumont gets second UK #1 with “I Got U”
The Duke (pictured) has topped the UK singles chart for the second time thanks to his catchy collaboration with Jax Jones.
It was almost a year ago that Duke Dumont scored his debut UK number one single with ‘Need U (100%)’ featuring A*M*E, and now the UK producer has gone and done it again via ‘I Got U’.
Hear Todd Terje & Bryan Ferry’s shimmering cover of Robert Palmer’s ‘Johnny and Mary’
Snipped from Todd Terje’s upcoming full-length It’s Album Time, ‘Johnny and Mary’ teams the Norwegian disco DJ with Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry.
The fun doesn’t stop here either, the track itself is a cover of a 1980 hit by ‘Addicted to Love’ singer Robert Palmer, and manages to capture that era perfectly. The track almost sounds as if it could have been produced by a young Vangelis with its slowly simmering synthesizer pulses and plasticky, reverberating synth-piano, and Ferry’s voice quite rightly snuggles in like a kitten in a basket.
It’s the second track we’ve managed to hear from It’s Album Timefollowing February’s even more 80s-sounding ‘Delorean Dynamite‘, so we reckon there’s quite a strong theme emerging. Let’s hope the finished album will be the celebration of Jan Hammer’s sizable synth collection we all hope it will be, Terje’s certainly sporting the facial hair to support his theme.
(via FACT Mag)
Mosca to Inaugurate New Label with 12″; Preview It Now
Mercurial London DJ/producer Mosca has been coasting on the release of his A Thousand Years’ Wait EP since it dropped back in October, though word of his next record has finally arrived. Later next month, he’ll launch his own label with a two-track 12″ of moody house music. Not So Much is a project that Mosca has had in mind for a while, and plans to issue music from both the label head and other artists—sounds he describes as “underground house, techno, and the rest, stuff with darkness and sexiness.” Its first record, the No Splice No Playback EP, will feature a-side cut “Suckle (Twenties)” (said to “work in warehouses”), with “Vinny (Flamingo)” (“a basement thing”) on the flip, all of which will arrive on vinyl on April 28 and digital formats on June 2. Before Mosca’s new label launches with his two-track 12″, both of its tunes can be previewed in the player below.