The man that gave some of us our favorite Royksopp song, Smiths cover, the face of Kings Of Convenience, and the soul of The Whitest Boy Alive, and pretty much my idol has a new single… and its in Italian. I have mixed feelings, I don’t dislike it, I really don’t want to listen to it again today because of the Olive Garden commercial guitar on it, maybe tomorrow.
Its hard, i’m not a Kings Of Convenience bandwagon fan, i’m a true Erlend fan and this just throws a few things off but not in a bad way. For the record, I enjoy how everything else meshes, that synth is actually refreshing, the flute with the bassline nails some classy early light disco that i’m a fan of. But the ukelele sounding thing when its up front, i’m just not feeling. What are your thoughts? and don’t say “why those shoes?” because I already said it.
Its hard to pick a favorite Paul Rudolph image, i’m just soo inspired every time I look his sketches, i’ve actually decided to get one tattooed on me.
Below is a Fact mix that i’ve been going back to, really solid and thought though, not just a bunch favorites slapped together, that seems to be the Dial way.
1. Raymond Scott – Country Fair (Instrumental)
2. Dj Sotofett – Asa Med
3. Anthony Shake Shakir – Frayed
4. Perception – Abandoned Building In Mono
5. Max/Ernst – 7Klick1
5. Steevio – Ty (Deep Mix)
6. Furthr – Enta (enypnion)
7. DJ Qu – Times Like This
8. Black Jazz Consortium – Be And Not Know Why (feat. Christina Wheeler)
9. STL – Paku Paku
10. Jason Fine – Conical
11. Delroy Edwards – 4 Club Use Only
12. Ra. H – Spacepops
13. Gherkin Jerks – Midi Beats
14. Vakula – 41600
15. Delano Smith – Invitation Only (Reconstructed by Tobias.)
16. M-Core – Be Gene
17. Parallel 9 – Dominus
18. Echoplex – Soleil
19. tvhosten – Swinger EP
20. Acid Jesus – Radium
21. Lucy – Finegan (Pariah Rmx)
22. MLZ – One State
23. Jeroen – Axis
24. D5 – Run
25. Mark Ambrose – Bellringers
26. Phuture – Rise From Your Grave
27. Dream 2 Science – Dream 2 Science
Never write off Keep Shelly In Athens, its genre bending when it comes soft pop music with an 80s haze over yet fusing in electronics that makes me want to put the song on repeat.
Tim Sweeney is doing an amazing A+R job with Beats In Space. Gonno rides a mysterious line that takes him into a dark caribbean digital world comes out the other end into a colorful synthetic space.
Ariel Pink strips it down and experiments just outside the AM gold sound with Jorge Elbrecht.
Tri Angle grabs up another huge talent for their roster with the signing of Forest Swords. Composition wise he always keeps it interesting by sitting percussion in this distant muffled space that I love.
Lets start this week off with some slow jam videos that are dancey but not too wild for this summer heat. I’ve had this Hayden James track on repeat, Future Classics was the most prepared label for the 2013 summer.
While Com Truise preps newer material he did a session with Room 205 exploring the space with 3 polished up new tracks. Below is footage of each track thats a collab effort director Babak Khoshnoud and producer Will Abramson of Yours Tru.ly.
Plug Research was a big part of my early exploration in post-IDM material, Oakland’s Shortcircles fits nicely on the roster with his melody driven sparkle and ethereal slow tempos.
Support via his Plug Research page
Jessy Lanza is one of the more exciting releases coming out on Hyperdub, this video makes me happy, showing us how little you really need budget wise for a video, just creatives in control.
Teen Daze is giving away 3 songs on his Soundcloud for free, this one was the most fitting for this post :)
I’m becoming a big Almunia fan, staying true to his sound and really expanding on it.
I found this catchy, its an edit by LORD Raja of Flying Lotus’ Captain Murphy.