With over a decade’s worth of experience behind the production helm, Phil Kieran is no stranger to stringing together a cohesive body of work. With no samples accredited on the project, what you’ll hear once it’s released are completely original sounds crafted by the seasoned Techno maven. Aptly titled, “Ode To The Sun,” the project is an attention grabbing solar flare that harnesses the energy of life and spits it back out in 10 neatly packaged tunes. In his own words:
I wanted to capture something very real and raw. Something similar to the feeling you get at the end of the night, and jumping in a car from one after party to another driving through London or New York and then the music comes on the car stereo. It has your attention.
With a minimix available for stream below, these tidbits of auditory info have us chomping at the bits for its official release via Hot Creations on October 7th. Have a listen and mark your calendars because this certainly isn’t one to sleep on.
Rydim is set to release a techno behemoth via Hot Creations on June 17th featuring an intergalactic remix from Simon Baker‘s techno alter-ego, BKR Project. The original is an acid vocal edit that had the dance floor of Berghain in mind, while Baker’s edit takes on a more synth laden house approach. With the vocals scaled back and sampled intermittently, it’s the programmed percussion patterns that take the spotlight as lush synth pads provide sonic escape. For those who can’t wait to get their hands on the EP, there is a link available for pre-ordering HERE!
The Australian electronic outfit, The Avalanches, have had plenty of time to craft a follow up album to their critically acclaimed Freshmen LP, “Since I Left You.” With rumors circulating in the press dating back to 2011 regarding their Sophomore production, it’s about time some music is finally starting to surface. With members coming and going in the 16 years that have elapsed since their first crack at it, it’s peculiar to see the group transition to a more hip-hop oriented vibe after the overtly house oriented, “Since I Left You.” Check out the visual treatment for the MF DOOM and Danny Brown single, “Frankie Sinatra,” and peep the vinyl preview via XL Recordings below! The vinyl is available for pre-order ahead of it’s July 8th release HERE.
The summer season is heating up for the boys of RÜFÜS with a new album on the way and a looming Coachella play to kick the season off! The forth single off their Sophomore album features their classic lazy day house vibes and sultry melodies, rounding out their already loaded catalogue for Bloom, set to be released on January 22nd. If there’s one thing that’s clear, the RÜFÜS boys need no prayer, the future is already looking bright as can be! Stream the new track below and catch them when you can.
RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s freshmen LP was one for the books, an artistic expression rivaled by few in 2014, which is why when new sounds started popping up I was curious to see what another trip around the sun would yield for the boys from down under. ATLAS was simple, cool, and sun drenched. A statement piece that tipped the scales in favor of live electronic over DJ sets. So how do they follow up their first look? With a nine minute masterpiece that exudes maturity across the board. “Innerbloom” is a living breathing song that shifts and blends and morphs into an actualized blossoming of the mind, body, and soul. It’s real, they’re back, and we’re all ears…
Up in the mountains of Tahoe in the dead of winter, a new Tycho album came into being. With the help of Zac Brown on guitar and bass, and Rory O’Connor on drums, Tycho took his artistry to new levels as his sound was discovered. What originally was a solo project, now boasts the fortitude of a three-piece-band, and with it comes this new post-rock dreamwave sound that marks the evolution of Tycho into the present. He exclaims that this, in many ways, is the first “true” Tycho record, as he moves away from the sounds that influenced him, and more into his own. If “Montana” is more of the vibe you’re trying to catch, pre-order his new album “Awake” and wait in good company with the self titled single on the album as March 18th draws closer.
An honor bestowed upon the hottest records at the moment has recently been awarded to Copenhagen’s crowning pop sensation, MØ. Known for her powerful vocals and infectious dance records, she’s worked with the likes of Diplo, and made waves of her own with her last EP, “Bikini Daze.” This time around a freshmen LP is in the works, and it’s first single, “Don’t Wanna Dance,” is being heard around the world after BBC Radio 1 has given it the go ahead to rinse out to the world. It’s dance hall sound unites a room as atmospheric vocal breakdowns leave you in a dreamlike state. Look for her debut album on March 10th and be sure to pre-order if you’re really bout it bout it!
Future Classic is back at it, this time with Luke and Olly from Bodhi and the first track off their upcoming EP set to be released on Oct. 7th. The guys are currently on tour with Bondax, and you may have heard this rinsed if you’ve been able to catch one of the sparse and secretive shows. A vinyl pre-order form is available for those looking to stay ahead of the curve. Others, for now, will have to let the stream tide them over until a digital release becomes available from overseas.