There is something about the Winter time that makes me feel more.. sophisticated. Maybe it’s the Peacoat, maybe it’s the soul satisfying cup of coffee needed to keep warm in the early hours, or maybe it’s the music. One London based label has my admiration, and for good reason. A casual afternoon spent devouring their SoundCloud collection has led to some prolific and merciful finds. To me, it’s music that sounds like a piece of the composer was put into a given production, a piece that they might not get back but needs to be shared nonetheless. It takes a certain kind of artist to create music like that, and Erased Tape Records has managed to find a bountiful lot of them. Continue Reading
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Got a good one for you this afternoon– The Knocks have gotten us this exclusive mix for USC Derby Days 2013, where they’ll be playing LIVE this Saturday at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. If you’re yet to see The Knocks live, we’ve been fans of their completely live performance and work for a bit now on our end, as this mix is just a sample of what you can expect. Catch them, along with Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow and Dr. Fresch, for the fantastic charitable cause of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, by purchasing your tickets here:
The eve of revolution is upon us… the Los Angeles mystery that is Whiiite has been cast upon the blogosphere in the form of the first chapter to his saga – a graphic novel telling the tale of how Whiiite came to be, who he was, and maybe, what his purpose will be for? We’ll have to watch (above) and see what happens…
CREDITS: A Graphic Novel Fueled by Bass music
Story by Aric Avelino & Chris White
Written by: Aric Avelino
Illustrated by: Paul Shipper
Score by: Chase Brawner (Pigna Productions)
Motion Graphics by Aric Avelino
Our favorite lost boy alien (babe) PennyBirdRabbit has just released her follow up SAFER EP and we are so happy to hear the new funky house vibe. Penny is infamous for her angelic vocals lent to the sounds of powerhouses Skrillex and The M Machine, but the energy and soul reflected in her own production is amplified with every track included in this EP – fans of Disclosure and Bondax will love the vibes on these (Our fav is RUN – see video below)… Get your hands on Penny’s SAFER EP!
Matt Hill, better known as synth composer Umberto, gives us ‘Confrontations’– a lurid album jammed with an italo-disco/soundtrack-esque mood that will make you travel into a creepy foreign landscape once your eyelids shut.
Hill’s sounds in “Confrontations” are more defined from 70’s synth pop punctuations, relatively different than his three previous and more giallo directed productions. It’s impossible not to name drop horror genre maestro Dario Argento for all the imagery in the tracks, but mix it with some flickering Giorgio Morder disco and get caught in the hypnotic road trip Umberto wants you to ride. Continue Reading
We start off this week with our 10th day of the GDD advent calendar, bringing you a the video premiere of Mike Mago‘s new single “Galactic.” Directed by creative duo Ine & Sanne, the black & white film visualizes the haunting tones of the song itself, while shedding light on the soul of its groove with imagery of 2 lovers displaying mirrors and design. The EP is out tomorrow on BMKLTSCH RCRDS, featuring also 2 incredibly groovy remixes from Broke One and Behling & Simpson.
In the lifting spirit of the festival season, our boys Dada Life have sent us their new Guerilla Fart #14 to give to you dirty dancers. This time, the crazy Swedes have taken the classic “Drop The Pressure” by Mylo and sent it straight through the grinds of the sausage fattener. Presto.DADA.
After the shocking announcement last month that electronic French label Institubes decided to pull out of the game all together, fans worldwide were left scratching their heads wondering if and when a rebound would come. Thankfully, Para One, Surkin, and Bobmo secretly joined forces and launched a new label called ‘Marble‘. They release their first EP today under the name ‘Marble Players’. Undeniably French, they push the boundaries of dance music, as both tracks are serious forward-thinking analog driven bass tunes, and I can affirmatively say that ‘Marble Anthem’ is one of the best tracks I’ve come across this year. Purchase the EP on iTunes.