Over the past couple of weeks, London’s Maribou State has been unveiling their forthcoming Truths EP one track at a time. Due out on Southern Fried Records next Monday, October 28th, the EP is a journey through rich organic textures, soulful melodies, affecting vocals, and deep bass – all with subtle psychedelic accents. Maribou State consistently infuses their releases with thought-provoking emotion, and this one is no exception. Check out three of the four tracks on the EP below and keep tabs on their Facebook for news. I’ve had the title track on repeat…
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Billboard’s “Next Big Sound” artist, FMLYBND, has been making noise in the indie-electronic world with their debut EP, Gold, and their hit single, “Electricity,” that reached #1 on the Hype Machine twice. Already compared to acts like M83, MGMT, and Passion Pit, the six-piece Santa Barbara-based band is certainly well on their way to shape scene with their evocative fusion of organic and electronic elements paired with exceptional songwriting. Check out their Gold EP below and catch them at New Noise Festival in Santa Barbara on October 19th. They will also be on tour with the KROQ supported bands Kieve and Bad Suns in November.
The newest release from the Main Course camp comes from Washington, D.C. based producer Nacey on this bouncy, two-side EP. Uptown Skank is a driving dance track punctuated by piercing stabs and hypnotic synths before finally giving way to a demonic bassline. Dirty Sweet is the flipside of the release, and maintains a smoky, backroom vibe as it chugs along before letting a funky sax riff take over. Like all Main Course releases, the music is free to download, but if you’re so inclined, you can support the artists by picking up the release on either Beatport or iTunes.
• Azari & III to Release ‘Body Language 13′
• John Talabot to mix next DJ-Kicks
• Anna Lunoe signs to Ultra Music
• MANIK announces new EP
After transplanting to LA from Australia, the man with long black hair and a penchant for dark techno has been a slave to the studio. Craig’s newest EP dropped this week on fellow Australian label Motorik, and he dialed in two heaters with the underground queen Louisahhh!!! Her vocals pair dangerously well with Craig’s raw power, and with support from the likes of Brodinski and Riva Starr, this release should see him boost up the ranks of upcoming techno producers. You can catch Craig at Dim Mak Studios on September 17th where he’ll be doing a back to back set with label mate Jensen Interceptor.
Joe Goddard has the Midas touch when it comes to releasing bliss-tinged dance music. With Summer in full swing, Hot Chip member Goddard’s new Taking Over EP could not have come at a better time. The piano driven single Step Together also features the German techno producer Boris Dlugosch who has been tight with the BNR camp the last few years. You can pick up the full release on iTunes via Goddard’s own Greco Roman imprint.
• Watch Rusko‘s animated Lift Me Up EP teaser video
• James Murphy Writing Music for Broadway Show Starring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
• AlunaGeorge to tour North America
• GoldFFinch to Drop New EP via Dirtybird
• LOL Boys offshoot Heartbeat(s) announces debut album, Home Remedies
Last year, the Norwegian sultan of swing Todd Terje put out one of my favorite releases that was the euphoric behemoth Inspector Norse. Terje’s follow-up this year comes in the form of Strandbar, which in Norwegian translates to ‘beach bar’. Strandbar dropped today on his Olsen imprint with three versions – Samba, Disko, and Bonus. Stream the full ‘Disko Version’ below.
After a long hiatus, Phonat returned with the release of his excellent, forward-thinking Identity Theft EP on OWSLA just last week. The genre-defying producer/DJ now takes things one step further with his GDD™ Guest Mix that is nothing short of phenomenal. Phonat brings you through everything from vibey mid-tempo grooves to disco, and even some UK-tinged deep cuts. This generous offering is simply a must-have for any dance music fan. Listen/download the mix below and if you haven’t already, check out his EP after the jump.
Since the inception of our site over four years ago, UK producer Foamo has maintained a spot atop our list of favorites due to his steadily maturing sound. He’s set to release a banging new EP that comes out next week on the 17th backed by the Rinse camp. The title track Release Me will surely be doing the rounds in clubs this summer due to the knocking bass and silky vocals of Lotti. Clearly drawing from his recent work on his Gorgon City project, the future of dance music looks bright with artists like Foamo pushing the envelope and blurring the boundaries of genres.