GDD™ Morning Update: Chemical Brothers, Richy Ahmed, Matrixxman

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• New Chemical Brothers album coming in 2015
• Listen to the Essential Mix from Richy Ahmed
Matrixxman Readies ‘Nubian Metropolis’ EP for Dekmantel, Shares Previews


New Chemical Brothers album coming in 2015

A new album from The Chemical Brothers will arrive next year. 

The album is tied into a new live show from the veteran act, with Sónar today revealing that they’ll be hosting The Chemical Brothers at next year’s festival in Barcelona. Speaking to Sónar, founding member Tom Rowlands said: “The most important feature of the album is that it connects with us emotionally in some way. We hope for finding a new way to make you feel. We dream of new sounds and different frames. We have worked with some guest singers but mostly the album is pure Chemical Brothers.” 

The yet-to-be-titled album is the first studio LP from The Chemical Brothers since 2010’s Further, though they’ve worked on a couple of film-related projects in the past couple of years, scoring the 2011 movie Hanna and working with director Adam Smith on their own concert film, Don’t Think. Smith is also involved with the act’s new live show.

(via RA)


Listen to the Essential Mix from Richy Ahmed

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It was the turn of Hot Creations man Richy Ahmed to deliver the Essential Mix last night.

Ahmed has recently become one of the key players at Jamie Jones and Lee Foss‘ Hot Creations imprint, with tracks like ‘Sneaky Acid‘ causing quite a stir.

On the prospect of his mix for BBC Radio 1 being unleashed on the world, Ahmed said:

“The Essential Mix has been an integral part of my raving culture. One of the mixes that always sticks in my mind is Cassius from 1999. It was the soundtrack to lots of amazing parties back in the day, before I even dreamt about being a DJ.”

“The thought of me actually doing an Essential Mix now, considering I’ve been listening for the last fifteen years, for a kid like me it doesn’t get any better than this. Even the lads back in South Shields think this is impressive!”

Listen to Richy’s Essential Mix here.

(via Mixmag)


Matrixxman Readies ‘Nubian Metropolis’ EP for Dekmantel, Shares Previews

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Matrixxman (a.k.a. Charles McCloud Duff) will supply Dekmantel with its final release of 2014. Appearing on the Dutch label for the first time, the forthcoming Nubian MetropolisEP caps an already prolific year for the San Francisco-based producer, who (in addition to delivering an XLR8R podcast) has racked up releases for Delft, Unknown to the Unknown, Spectral, Kraftek, and his own Soo Wavey imprint. This latest 12″ is said to deploy “choking synth sounds, itchy bleeps, and meaty drum programming” across its four tracks, which can be previewed below (along with a complete tracklist) beforeNubian Metropolis drops on December 16.

A1. Sermons
A2. Cybernetic Implant
B1. Siamese Twins
B2. System Blackout

(via XLR8R)