A name that you can trust over the years has let loose a thoughtful mix on Pitchfork Radio.
1. Motion Graphics, “Brass Mechanics” (Future Times)
2. Sissel Wincent, “Investigation” (Peder Mannerfelt Produktion)
3. Forest Drive West, “System” (Livity Sound)
4. Darling, “Video” (Voyage Direct)
5. Mr. Fingers, “Outer Acid” (Alleviated)
6. Ploy, “Move Yourself” (Hessle Audio)
7. Powder, “Afrorgan” (Born Free)
8. Bender, “Think Green” (Kann)
9. Airaboi, “Endless Field” (Banned in Vegas)
10. Studio OST, “ITCZ” (Lustwerk Music)
11. Call Super, “Nervous Sex Track” (Dekmantel)
12. Mr. Fingers, “Qwazars” (Alleviated)
via Pitchfork Radio
by Curtiss Sprague
For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) take us a mainly beatless journey where Huerco S may shine with his brightest and most inviting work yet. The album drops on Anthony Naples’ Proibito label next week.
STRANNIK is the collaboration between Los Angeles based producer ALEK FIN (Adam Finkel) and Moscow based producer GALUN (Sergei Galunenko). Their project is a testament to the digital age; where strangers from across the world can come together and create music they both believe in without ever being in the same room.
Available now on:
05 26 – Portland, OR | Wonder Ballroom
05 28 – George, WA | Sasquatch!
06 04 – Nagano, JP | Taico Club
06 17 – Vancouver, CAN | Levitation
07 02 – Chicago, IL | Mamby
09 17 – Morrison, CO | Red Rocks
09 23 – Thornville, OH | Resonance
John Roberts always had a sincere style in his musical work, never sounding like he was following a path or adjusting his material to fit in with the times or scene. His album Plum will be out on July 1st on his own label Brunette Editions.
Since emerging on Dial Records in 2008, US producer John Roberts has been pushing his romantic club music into different emotional places.
– via FACT Mag
by Bernard Tschumi
This could have been a Mood Hut 12″, so nice to see the 1080p label sinking in their claws into music like this. With every listen it gets friendlier and friendlier, I hope it becomes more popular.
Who better to kick off the inaugural release of SOBO [Sounds Of Beaubien Ouest] than Patrick Holland, best known as Project Pablo. Affiliated with the Canadian Riviera’s 1080p troupe, as well as Seb Wildblood’s Church and Lone’s Magicwire – Holland now adds Beaubien Dream as the fourth instalment to his 12″ series. The Beaubien connection comes from Montreal’s Rue Beaubien, of which Holland is a resident. SOBO is headed up by fellow longstanding citizens of the Beaubien Ouest hood, Arbutus Records and their extended family – of which Holland is an instrumental part.
An initial teaser of the EP’s opening “Closer” was aired publicly during Holland’s BR London set back in October, as well as his NTS appearance with Lone and Gabriola earlier this year. Now, after a patient seven-month wait, we can finally wrap our mitts around it in its entirety. Alongside its two subsequent components, the track acts as a homage to Holland’s home. With its distinctive Dx7 melodies, jingly percussion provided by bells (of the cow variety amongst others) and an insatiable groove growing lazily throughout – “Closer” is instantaneous happiness.
Catch Beaubien Dream in full on 3rd June via SOBO.
via Boiler Room
“From the tweaking of the delay to the slow driving of the filter, musicians find the most lush ways to transform sounds in deeper realm of the dance world. Capturing that lifeblood is what I focused on in this mix.”
-Jakub Alexander, Heathered Pearls
Pop music is best when it doesn’t have to remind you “….hey, you’re listening to Pop music right now, just so know i’m reminding you.”
Things happen fast these days. So fast in the case of Kllo that the Melbourne duo barely had a Facebook page or a proper song before a wave of interest began to build around their breakthrough EP Cusp. What a telling record title; in the year since its release, cousins Simon Lam and Chloe Kaul have played sold-out shows and festival slots throughout Australia, racked up millions of plays on Spotify, and landed on several Artists to Watch lists. Now they’re about to chase steely pop singles like “False Calls” and “Make Me Wonder” with the next logical step: Well Worn, an EP that enhances Kllo’s high-gloss hooks even further. Guided by the ghosts of UK garage and like-minded strains of underground dance music, “Bolide” sets a skittish beat against a clipped chorus; “Walls to Build” melds Lam’s wobbly synth lines with Kaul’s vapor-trailed verses; and the one-two punch of “Sense” and “On My Name” build a couple piano-laced ballads from a pillowy sound bed of laid-back loops and lovelorn melodies. “Don’t Be The One” is deceivingly simple as well, bringing the record to a close alongside a rubbery, elusive rhythm and a growing sense of tension and release. Catchy, yes, but also compelling enough to leave us all longing for the pair’s inevitable LP.