• Aphex Twin Preps New Single for Warp
• Hot Since 82 Announces the 1st US TAKEN in Los Angeles
• Download a New EP from Little People
Aphex Twin Preps New Single for Warp
Since returning from a lengthy hiatus with his Syro album late last year, Aphex Twinhas appeared to be cleaning out his archives, uploading hours of unreleased material to his SoundCloud page and dropping the Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP via Warp. Now, news of an upcoming white-label 12″ has surfaced: a three-track single led by “MARCHROMT30a Edit 2b 96,” an effort which originally appeared as a bonus to the Japanese release of Syro. In addition to that production, the upcoming record will also feature updated versions of LP cuts “XMAS_EVET10  (thanaton3 mix)” and “MARCHROMT.”
MARCHROMT30a Edit 2b 96 will see a vinyl release via Warp on April 6 in Europe (and a day later in the US and Canada); until then, the upcoming record’s artwork and tracklist have been posted below.
1. MARCHROMT30A edit 2b 96
2. XMAS_EVET1 N
3. MARCHROMT38 fast
Hot Since 82 Announces the 1st US TAKEN in Los Angeles
Hot Since 82, last August captured a group of fans, blindfolding and bundled them into the back of a blacked out bus, before surreptitiously whisking them away to a secret location where they were administered medication (a shot of freakishly colorful liquor), before being sent into a private and utterly bespoke all night Hot Since 82 rave.
TAKEN is a new concept from Hot Since 82, in which dance music’s most exciting new talent builds on the existing party concept by adding elements of immersive theatre and a surprise journey in to the unknown. Who are you? Where are you going? Is the person next to you, really who you think they are? It’s RAVE meets Secret Cinema, if you will.
Hot Since 82: This is one of the most exciting and interesting experiences I’ve had as a DJ! TAKEN is about pushing the boundaries and giving something back to my fans, a bespoke event that’ll be remembered for years to come. It’s also a little nod to the old illegal rave days, where people didn’t know where the party was being held.
Hot Since 82 now unveils plans to bring TAKEN to L.A. on Sat May 23, 2015. There is no public ticket link to TAKEN events, so fans must register for the chance to be TAKEN here: http://www.youwillbeTAKEN.com/LA
Download a New EP from Little People
Anglo-Swiss producer Laurent Clerc (a.k.a. Little People), has released a new three-track EP, Csay Csay, via his own Youth & Progress imprint. Clerc, whose hip-hop-influenced work has frequently appeared to much acclaim in our Downloads section, grew up in the Swiss Alps in the ’90s and learned about New York hip-hop from a switched-on local radio DJ. A later move to the UK brought the IDM of labels like Warp and Skam into the mix, and set him on the musical course he’s been charting since.
Csay Csay finds Clerc—in the words of the press release—moving “away from what he feels is the over reliance of samples in his genre, towards composition and the use of organic instrumentation—whilst keeping the trademark warmth of an old piece of vinyl.” The results can be streamed in full using the player below, and the EP can currently be grabbed as a name-your-price download via Bandcamp.