UPDATE: I hope some of you we’re able to grab the compilation, I replaced the 404 playlist with an old one just so something is there.
Well you know my favorite album already this year since I probably have posted this song by Majical Cloudz 3 times in different ways, we’ll here’s a live version with video and in interview form to make you go see him live if you haven’t already.
Flaamingos is being put out by my friends label felte. I’ve been bugging him for it for months, the demos I heard made me want to have the music for late night designing as a contrast to what I owned. Their sound is done by many but few times am I this excited to hear a song again and again.
RIP Emeralds…but I guess I love Steve Hauschildt solo a wee bit more.
I was wondering what this new Blondes LP was going to sound like, I DJed with one of them a few months back, such a good dude with a great track selection.
Braxton/Palmer doing great things to the Keep Shelly in Athens single, definitely on my summer jam mix this year.
Broker/Dealer is still alive, its being held high by The Beat Broker, follow him on Soundcloud for the free mixes and support him by buying his super smooth 12′s, the man is talented.
Everyone is getting a stab at keeping this Sally Shapiro record in the air. This one is by far the most big dancefloor friendly.
Easing up on the gas pedal and sharing this beautiful 12+ minute jam from a Sun Araw band member.
Looking for house anthems that have some substance without relying on any massive sounds? Urulu has been probably my last 10 DJ sets, making it hard to not play this track twice, perfect for any warmup or cool down in a playlist.
I post a lot of Marius Vareid just because he makes very deep house/slow disco colorful, i’m sure Prins Thomas had plenty to work with on this remix.
Sometimes Lone is my favorite and other times he reminds of how much I loved music for Sega Genesis which is another reason I love him.
Throwing this playlist off the rails with this Zomby jam, 4AD just put out an experimental drum n bass record? wow, loving that curve ball.
New Shigeto album coming out in August! here’s the first single that grabs some of all the favorite flavors he has shared with us in the past, loving the outro.
Surprised how little i’ve seen of College since the Drive Soundtrack. I was hoping for festival appearances and an animated series around his sound.
A deep one from the L.I.E.S.(Long Island Electrical System) crew member Terekke, reminds me of some beauties by Terre Thaemlitz.
Do yourself a favor just enjoy this song by Slava and don’t look up the music video, its a good track of whats current right now but the video is just wrong.
Not too long ago Loscil scored an app called Hundreds for the iOS. Recently he reached out and had musicians remix 100 minutes for the song Second Narrow in the app, this is the collection of them on one player. To support Loscil, head to his bandcamp where he has plenty of wonderful releases exclusive to that shop only.
1. Second Narrows – Fieldhead Version 03:46
2. Second Narrows – Benoît Pioulard Version 05:38
3. Second Narrows – Strategy Version 04:38
4. Second Narrows – The Sight Below Version 09:12
5. Second Narrows – Safety Scissors Version 04:46
6. Second Narrows – Loscil Trailer Version 05:17
7. Second Narrows – Kane Ikin Version 08:16
8. Second Narrows – Ethernet Version 08:55
9. Second Narrows – Specta Ciera Version 03:34
10. Second Narrows – Heathered Pearls Version 04:48
11. Second Narrows – Shigeto Version 06:18
12. Second Narrows – connect_icut Version 06:41
13. Second Narrows – Sun Hammer Version 04:11
14. Second Narrows – Marcus Fischer Version 09:58
15. Second Narrows – Chris Herbert Version 06:30
16. Second Narrows – Pleq Version 07:23
I’m really into this Jacques Greene track, its definitely #1 on my “DJ Chart”, it has the beautiful and clarity of the more colorful material Four Tet might make. There’s no tricks and backflips trying to follow a trend, just a softer dance track.
Now for something more modular and shape shifting yet still structured in 4/4, Jin Choi starts off with a smokey swing cut that evolves into something you’d hear in a DJ Koze mix, in love.
I’m going to go deep with this CFCF album when it comes out, his style grabs my ear, always a perfect loner sound but instead of wanting to put on headphones I want to hear it in a cathedral sized cabin with huge windows overlooking an aggressive waterfall.
Last but not least, the first Washed Out single, i’m ready for the album, I think its going to feel honest and exciting but for a smaller crowd to share.
We’re proud to be allowed to be streaming the new Gold Panda album for the ISO50 readers. If you love the record be sure to support it physically, this one should be around for years to come. Below is a more detailed description/story around the album but if you want just the music then enjoy above.
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Nearly three years after the release of his debut album Lucky Shiner, Gold Panda returns with his second album Half Of Where You Live, to be released on Ghostly International and his own NOTOWN label (UK). The album is the product of a period spent touring the world multiple times around, absorbing influences and probing potential new avenues of creative exploration.
Half Of Where You Live represents a stylistic and thematic advancement from Gold Panda’s previous work, expanding on the ideas he presented on 2012’s Mountain/Financial District 7” and this March’s Trust EP. It reflects its creator’s nomadic existence — you can see the influence of his travels in track titles like ‘Brazil’ and “Enoshima,” in the oriental textures of “My Father In Hong Kong 1961″ and “We Work Nights,” and in the sounds of “Junk City II,” conceived as a hypothetical soundtrack to ’90s anime and the films of controversial director Takashi Miike.
“These films depicted a post-economic boom Tokyo in the 1990s”, the producer explains, “and there was a last days feeling in them. [The feeling] still lurks [in Japan]. I saw a return to that possible dystopia. I’ve seen people in Osaka walking around, jobless, mental, stricken. I think real desperation and poverty is returning; it’s quite scary.”
The whole album, in fact, is described as a “city album” by its maker, and it’s easy to see why — each track possesses a different aesthetic and reflects a different environment. Gold Panda describes it as “a jump from location to location… I felt like I was stealing a piece of each place I went to.” ‘Community’ is a house-tinged reflection on cultural divides in London, while “Brazil” catalogs Gold Panda’s arrival in Sao Paolo: “I wanted to make a track that soundtracked my ride from the airport to downtown” he explains. “The [vocal] sample is kind of like an excited chant, bigging up the place, then it all gets confusing to replicate the traffic and buildings.”
Taking on this loose concept has meant a more considered approach for Gold Panda, and the music has harsher edges than his previous work, and an almost hauntological feel at times. Crucially, though, this new approach hasn’t compromised the producer’s creative freedom, and the album still flows with his trademark organic vibrancy. “I’ve tried to really focus on just a few elements,” he explains. “I tried to avoid chopped up female vocals this time around, as it’s become pretty well done, and anything that was too solid structurally. Ultimately, though, you just you find your groove and settle into a sound and realize you only really need to please yourself.”