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Wild Beasts
Domino Recordings new signing Wild Beasts scream out “hey we”re talented” right from the start of their record, this kind of record is a gateway drug to lure more people away from pop and into supporting independent. The singers voice is similar to Antony’s[sang with Bjork and Hercules and Love Affair] which is a niche sound kind of like Joanne Newsome, you love it or you hate it but with the catchy backing its hard not to love it.

I found Bear In Heaven accidentally by having to DJ an all Rock n’ Roll 4 hour DJ set Saturday night(which was really hard to do by the way if you want it to sound refreshing). I think what grabbed me was how it reminded me of the Daniel Johnson’s record Lazrus and the Phil Collins like vocal effect accompanied by the synths, that combo was what sold me.

A new one from James Pants, like his label mate Dam Funk but a bit more soulful and less boogie. Stones Throw newer signings[Mayer Hawthorne, Dam Funk, James Pants, etc] this year have just been dominating me, I want what Putter Butter Wolf is having, his A+R skills are right on the mark.

My long time friend Miguel also the guy that taught me how to DJ suggested that I check out Floating Points, pretty low key house that does a great job of tying together West Coast and Detroit House by using elements of what both regions are known for.

Wild Beasts – All The King’s Men – BUY


Bear In Heaven – You Do You – BUY


James Pants – Thin Moon – N/A


Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie – BUY


6 Comments Leave A Comment


Tyler says:

November 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Really liked the Wild Beasts track. You’re right, the backing really hooks you into the song.

I’ve been listening to quite a bit of Floating Points in the past few months. If you’re into his work, you really should also check out Blue Daisy and Mount Kimbie who are doing excellent post dub with that same spacey feel.


two.oh says:

November 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Was wondering when you guys were gonna put Floating Points up on here. I remember listening to Mary Ann Hobbes one night and she mentioned that he’s an AIDS medical researcher during the day. Talk about super talented…


Drew says:

November 2, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Yeah Floating Points is badass. For only having 4 releases he’s covered quite a wide range of styles including dubstep, hip-hop, and deep house. I have to admit, Vacuum EP is probably his best release so far. I’m interested to see what he’s going to put out next.

I agree with Tyler. Definitely check out Mount Kimbie and Blue Daisy for sure.

Has anyone listened to the new 2562 album, Unbalanced? It’s probably one of the best dubstep/techno hybrid albums I’ve heard this year. 2562 is also pretty damn talented. His other alias, A Made Up Sound, is definitely worth checking out if you like a stronger focus on techno.


Christopher says:

November 4, 2009 at 11:53 am

A friend of mine just turned me onto wild beasts and they’re SO dope. I started talking about them, and it seemed my friend and I were the only ones who’ve heard of them. It’s boss that you know ’em and are spreading the word of greatness


Elijah Carroll says:

December 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm

That Bear In Heaven record is fantastic! Have you thought about posting downloadable MP3’s as well. There are free services like Promonet (which has promotional tracks off taht Bear In Heaven Record) that offer DL-able links.