GDD™ Morning Update: Caribou, Plastikman, Guy Gerber, Time Warp


• Stream and download Caribou’s live album featuring Four Tet, James Holden, Sinkane and more
Plastikman releases EX Club Mixes
• Guy Gerber Announces Monthly Residency At Sound
Time Warp announces 2015 lineup


Stream and download Caribou’s live album featuring Four Tet, James Holden, Sinkane and more

Caribou shows off his “modular synths and exploding spring reverb tanks”.

Dan Snaith has just released a live album from his touring show Caribou Vibration Ensemble, featuring Four TetJames Holden,Sinkane and more in his 11-piece band.

The half-hour set is spread over three tracks, with ‘Bowls’ and ‘Sun’ recorded at Concertzaal Vooruit in Ghent, Belgium on Dec 8, 2011, while ‘Ahmed, Colin, James, Kieran, Kyle, Rob and Steve’ was recorded at Scala in London on December 7, 2011. All profits from the release go to Gendered Intelligence “in memory of our dear friend Julia Brightly”, tweeted Snaith.

Download it now from Bandcamp and find the limited LP version in shops from today (January 19), which includes a poster by Jason Evans and Matthew Cooper. You can also check out a video of a full concert on the same tour featuring Marshall Allen of long-running cosmic jazz troupe Sun Ra Arkestra.

Snaith has been in a generous mood this year – last week he put together a colossal 1000-song playlist outlining his musical history.

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Plastikman releases EX Club Mixes


A remix package for Plastikman‘s 2014 album EX has been released via Mute Records

EX: Club Mixes sees four acts—DixonReconditeTale Of Us, and Dubfire—rework material from EX, Richie Hawtin’s first Plastikman full-length since 2003. The album was recorded live inside New York’s Guggenheim Museum, where Hawtin played at the invitation of Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons. 

The EX remix package came out digitally today—January 19th—with a double-vinyl version following in a couple of months. You can hear sound clips of all four tracks over at Bleep. Listen to Dixon’s remix of “EXhale” below. 

01. EXhale (Dixon’s Just A Different Mixdown Version)
02. EXplore (Recondite Remix)
03. EXpand (Tale Of Us Remix)
04. EXposed (Dubfire Remix)

Mute Records released EX: Club Mixes on January 19th, 2015.

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Guy Gerber Announces Monthly Residency At Sound


After seeking inspiration in LA at several points in his career, including recording and producing his seminal Fabric compilation and parts of the ‘11 11’ project with Diddy, Gerber returns to make LA home in 2015, Gerber returns to make LA home in 2015, and will host a monthly residency at LA’s Sound, before hitting Coachella in April.
LA is a city of contradictions; it’s a theme that keeps drawing Gerber back. The ostentation and hedonism of mansions nestled in the Hollywood Hills juxtaposes with the gritty reality of one of America’s largest homeless populations; once the ever-present Californian sun sets, LA’s darker noire underbelly emerges.
The theme of contradiction is a constant for Gerber. He spent five years working on the ‘11 11’ album project with one of music’s biggest moguls, then insisted they give it away for free. He delivered a break-up album in lieu of a mix for one of the world’s biggest club compilation imprints, fabric. He held a beguiling residency replete with a glove that cost $100,000 at Ibiza’s opulent Pacha, then, the following year, threw a free, weekly beach party on the island, Rumors, which was widely heralded as one of the season’s stand-out events.
Contradiction is also at the heart of Gerber’s performances, whether they be live or his extended DJ sets. It’s a theme the Sound residency will explore. Gerber has a unique ability to walk between euphoria and melancholy, to push and pull his audience, force them to ask questions, and almost instill a sense of discomfort on the dancefloor. It’s a rare quality in an era when dance music seems to be ever homogenating.
Gerber continues to focus on his label Rumors, which in early 2015, after delivering his recent recordings with Dixon and Diddy, will see Gerber collaborate on a new single with the iconic Miss Kittin, as well as a remix package of 11 11, featuring some of dance music’s biggest names.

Sound Residency Dates:
January 30
February 20
March 13

Buy tickets here.


Time Warp announces 2015 lineup


The full lineup for Time Warp 2015 in Mannheim has been revealed. 

The festival will take place at Mannheim’s Maimarkthalle, starting at 8 PM on Easter Sunday (April 5th) and going until midday the next afternoon. In keeping with Time Warp’s MO, the 2015 headliners mirror previous instalments: Ricardo VillalobosSven VäthRichie HawtinMagdaCarl CoxMarco CarolaLaurent GarnierLucianoLoco DiceChris LiebingJoseph Capriati and Pan-Pot will all play. They’ll be joined by Berlin favourite RødhådtINIJamie JonesTale Of UsAndhimAKA AKA feat.Thalstroem and Alle FarbenSeth Troxler will play back-to-back with The Martinez Brothers, while Dubfire will bring his Hybrid live show to Mannheim. 

Last year saw Time Warp expand its operations with satellite editions in the US and Argentina. It also held a rave in the Netherlands and Sven Väth’s 50th birthday party. Watch the official movie for Time Warp 2014 below.