If albums and compilations were movies, consider this the trailer to the summer blockbuster. And I’m not talking some corny A-lister-who’s-a-little-too-old-for-the-role blockbuster, I’m talking about the hit of the summer with an amazing director and cast. I’m talking Django Unchained in the form of a music compilation.
It’s sort of inevitable in art related realms that two different kinds of collectives or people will come together unexpectedly to conjure up something special. This is exactly what happened when Simon Dunmore, the man behind Defected, and Loco Dice got to talking last year. Without the original intent to make something together, Dunmore and Dice simply started discussing their utmost passion: music. And from that, Loco Dice In The House was born. A deft collection of house and techno tunes selected by Dice himself, LDITH presents something that goes beyond any pre-conceived notions of artist and label. It’s timeless, it’s perceptive, it’s explosive.
You can watch the trailer and small interview with Loco Dice above, and may I strongly, strongly suggest you pre-order the entire compilation on iTunes HERE or Amazon HERE. It’s out July 22.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs released his first mix CD last week as the Get Lost VI compilation for Crosstown Rebels, featuring 2CDs, 32 tracks, and over 140 minutes of music. Debuting on this compilation is the new collaboration between Orlando (TEED) and Eats Everything titled “Lion, The Lion.” The new single, available only on Get Lost VI as of now, reaches into the Techno/Tech House world and is not immediately recognizable as something you’d usually hear from either of these UK producers. It’s gritty, spacey, and experimental; definitely an awesome synergy occurring here…
It’s Monday morning, wait, it’s Monday morning after a long weekend. Right now is supposed to suck. But I find myself bopping around in my office, unfazed by the sheer amount of work ahead of me today and this week…. and for this I owe the entirety of my appreciation to young Brodinski (and coffee… lots of coffee).
After announcing a new mixtape last week along with a giveaway and preview of two of the tracks, Brodinski dropped The Purple Ride for everyone in Europe to lap up on their lunch breaks and all of us in America to wake up to. Hey, nice one dude. The mixtape is everything you want and expect it to be: an effortless blend of apocalyptic techno, “forward-thinking” artists, and off-center rap that Brodinski has been cultivating for quite a while now. I’m just going to go ahead and dub this blend “Purple drank techno” for my own enjoyment.
A really massive shout out to Savoir Faire, Bromance Records, and of course the ever-impressive Brodinski for continually delivering fresh and original content and ideas at what seems to always be near-perfect timing. You can stream the mixtape below and I obviously suggest you download that ish ASAP.
Every time Brodinski announces a mixtape I swear it’s like f*cking Christmas came early or any feeling similar to when they announce a new Gears of War or that you won first round draft picks in your league or whatever you good people get overly excited about (pretty sure I just embarrassed myself there but also pretty sure I don’t care) . Brodinski is like the kid in high school who always put you on to the cool shit and apart from being innately cool himself was SUPER cool because he made lesser-souls like us free mixtapes all the time. Well praise the rap and techno gods because Christmas is in July this year with the delivery of his newest mixtape: The Purple Ride. It’s got ridiculous artwork. It’s got rap. And Techno. And vibes. And probably a lot of tetrahydrocannabinol behind it. It’s released next week on the 8th of July through his label Bromance Records. Tite.
Up for download as a bit of a teaser to the mixtape is his remix of King L’s “Val Venis”. Not much of a surprise here on the choice of rapper as King L had a SICK verse on the track from Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ that both Brodinski and Gesaffelstein worked on, “Send It Up“. The remix stays true to the Brodinski stylings with what I would love to call “purple drank techno” & is a good indication to the new mixtape being another fire delivery from Brodinski.
“The good people at CRAP asked me ‘What is techno?”. I figured the best way to answer this question would be to put together an hour and a half long mix, showcasing a variety of records that may not necessarily be techno, but once put together in the right context, the techno becomes quite clear. Some of these tracks are fast and some of them are slow, from producers who have coincidentally understood exactly the frequency that I am vibrating at! This mix would be my ideal party, whether it’s in a warehouse, Bar Mitzvah or CRAP party!” -Jensen Interceptor
Ed Banger’s Mr. Oizo is giving away his new EP, Amicalement, today for free via his website, featuring 4 new tracks from the Frenchman including his creepy collaboration with Marilyn Manson which premiered on Rolling Stone last week titled “Solid.” All 4 tunes are extremely different, from the banging Techno in “Solid” to the feel good Disco vibes in “Lovin’.” Go download it here. √+
Riding huge energy from the monumental sets performed in Las Vegas @ EDC, the HARD pool party and the secret Hard To Leave event, the techno tyrant Boys Noize just dropped his GO HARD EPon his own imprint, BoysNoize Records. The much anticipated release had teased us with the title track weeks ago, but now fully unleashed the rest of the bundle this week. A concoction of acid, rave, breaks, techno, disco, and hip-hop, the 5-track EP comes full circle for the summer madness already upon us during this festival and pool party season. Listen to them all below, and pick it up today on Beatport and iTunes!
Gesaffelstein has put thousands of dollars into the music video for his new single “Pursuit” out today on Bromance, and it really shows. The video accompaniment to Gesa’s Techno tune is done impeccably well, creating an interest matched by a simultaneous uneasiness — making it difficult to look away until the very end. Watch it here and pick up “Pursuit” on iTunes.
The belgian dynamic duo Mumbai Science are back on the scene with another forthcoming 1975 EP on Lektroluv, this time creating a hilarious karaoke like video for the B-side single “Models.” Smiley face censored human beings dance atop uptempo light-hearted techno while an auto-type esque woman’s voice chants out the names of super models from around the world. A really funny video thats probably great for background visuals during sets, check it out above and look out for the release coming June 24th!
The clouds have finally broken as HARD maestro Destructo has finally dropped his much anticipated HIGHER EP today, being released on both OWSLA and Boysnoize Records (and making for one hell of a debut). CO-produced with U-Tern, The EP single features a special extended mix, along with 2 monstrous remixes from Tommy Trash and Brodinski, both flexing their styles respectively onto the already anthemic original. The package also includes the B side “2112″, which highlights Destructo’s obsession with technology and futuristic sounds as the bouncing bass ebbs and flows from beginning to end.
Listen below, and make sure to pick up the EP today on Beatport!