There’s a new mystery producer from the UK that should be on your radar, and the name is Vails. Dark, slow, and groovy, Vails reminds me of early Crystal Castles without the bleepy video game sounds. Nothing really known about Vails as of yet, but word is that he has a release upcoming on Fool’s Gold Records next month. Keep ‘em peeled.
Holy Ghost! are back with their first release since their cover of Ministry’s “I Wanted To Tell Her” all the way back in late 2011. Holy Ghost! always deliver their music with precision and style and their latest track “It Gets Dark” is no exception. The sinister Peter Hook-style bassline gives the song its darkwave feel while still maintaining that signature Holy Ghost! disco-jam bounce. Queue this track as you walk down into the smoke-filled underground disco.
Pick up the limited 12″ HERE or the digital version HERE courtesy of the eternally cool DFA Records.
Theatre of Delays has gotten a hold of the new technopunk Boys Noize track “What You Want” and flipped that bad boy on its head. The Theatre of Delays remix douses the original in liquid synths and sets it on discopunk fire. The synth melody is reminiscent of the Tom Tom Club or more recently the track “Girls” by Prodigy. Add in some heavy vocoder and you’ve got yourself some pure robotic bliss.
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Toronto duo, Crystal Castles, will be coming out with their third studio album in the following months on Fiction Records, and today we have been given a first taste of its sound with the first single, ‘Plague,’ which they’ve made available for free download on their Soundcloud. ‘Plague’ incorporates elements of Darkwave — utilizing Alice’s haunting vocals with Ethan’s epicly elevating synth leads. Although I wasn’t the biggest fan of Crystal Castles’ last album, I’m definitely interested in hearing the full length upon its release if ‘Plague’ is the touchstone for the rest of the production.
For the 72nd installment of The Dirt, I’m teaming up with GDD’s newest member Tamara Sky, who also happens to be my sister in Overthrow. We’ve packed together some of our secret weapons to kick-start your summer indulgences. If you get really turned on by Tamara’s picks, you can catch her tonight at VERSUS. 10 tracks for download after the jump.