Berlin’s dark electronic pop singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Azier released his Ghostcity Remix EP through Casablanca Records. Fans have already heard Pyramid’s great remix of “Ghostcity,” but today Azier has shared his self-remix of the track, along with compiling a new mixtape ( soundcloud). The mixtape features music from some of Azier’s favorite artists, including Kanye West, Kraftwerk, Hudson Mohawke and more.
Archive for Hudson Mohawke
Jackson and His Computerband is releasing a new EP G.I. Jane on November 12th and features a remix by labelmate Hudson Mohawke. The original track “Vista” is taken from his long-awaited album Glow, released earlier this month.
Jackson and his Computerband has been touring throughout the summer, stay tuned for US dates.
Vinyl tracklisting for the EP
A1. G.I. Jane (Fill Me Up)
A2. Vista (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
B2. G.I. Jane (Fill Me Up) (Jackson Auto Remix)
“Acrylics” evokes the spirit of late 90s UK happy hardcore whilst still maintaining the distinctive widescreen cinematics and percussive hip hop bounce which saw their 2012 EP become a defining release and cement the duo as the new production favorites of rappers from Kanye West to Lil Wayne to Kendrick Lamar.
As two of the most exciting artists in urban electronic music Glaswegian Hudson Mohawke and Montreal native Lunice came together last year as TNGHT to launch an all out assault on the world hip hop production – backing this up with an incendiary live show that they showcased last summer. Although both are well established as solo artists, this project gave them both an opportunity to indulge their more decadent tendencies.
TNGHT will also be appearing at selected festival dates throughout summer 2013, and stay tuned for more music.
April 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
April 12 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 17 – New York City, NY @ Webster Hall
April 19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
July 21 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
Hudson Mohawke is currently working on a new album for Warp and has just signed on as a producer to Kanye Wests G.O.O.D. music imprint.
Lunice is currently working on his debut album for LuckyMe as well as numerous productions for a plethora of major label hip hop.
TNGHT, the new project from artists and producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice, have unveiled a sampler mix featuring all tracks from their forthcoming EP, due out July 24 via Warp Records and LuckyMe Records.
Folding the sonics of rap and R&B into a fearlessly forward-thinking mutation, the TNGHT EP proving to be one of 2012’s most exciting and anticipated packages.
A1. Top Floor
A3. Higher Ground
B2. Easy Easy
This summer sees the debut collaborative release from Hudson Mohawke and Lunice, two of the hottest young producers out there right now. Their TNGHT project is coming out as a five track EP on vinyl and digitally July 24th via Warp Records/LuckyMe.
Those familiar with the genre-blending, ground-quaking beats of Glasgow’s Hudson Mohawke and Montreal’s Lunice will think they know what is in store from a collaboration between the two, but nothing could prepare for the future hip hop production featured on TNGHT.
The duo debuted their collab at this year’s SXSW. With thousands of acts it is virtually impossible to stand out, especially for an act that has never released a track or played a show, but TNGHT packed out the venue, and the entire room shook from excitement (and bass!).
TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice) – Bugg’n (official stream)
Dross Glop album – out April 17 in the US
New Stream and Remixer Playlist
Dross Glop will be released April 17 in the US on CD & MP3 download.
The album will include a remix of every song on Battles’ 2011 LP Gloss Drop, each from a different artist selected personally by the band. Remixers include Shabazz Palaces, The Field, Gang Gang Dance, Hudson Mohawke, Pat Mahoney & Dennis McNany and seven more of the world’s finest production minds.
You can read below a note from Battles on why they picked each remixer. And they have created a YouTube playlist of favorite songs from each for you to enjoy.
Battles’ Dross Glop Remixer Playlist
New Stream: Listen to “Africastle (Kode9 Remix)”
This album also appears on vinyl in a four-part 12” series, uniquely artworked by the band’s Dave Konopka. Dross Glop 1 (Gui Boratto, The Field) and Dross Glop 2 (The Alchemist, Shabazz Palaces, Kode9) are out now.
Dross Glop 3 & Dross Glop 4 are coming soon.
“Sundome (EYE Remix)” is exclusive to the album CD and MP3 formats.
GUI BORATTO (WALL STREET REMIX):
A Battles remix record would not be complete without a heavyweight from our friends from the KOMPAKT label. We are very excited that Gui has taken the time to rework one of our tracks. This Brazilian monster has been making club bangers for some time now and he can now add his rework of “Wall Street” to his already accomplished list of amazing tracks…….thank you Gui! Boratto Bangers: “Arquipélago”, the entire Chromaphobia album, and “Anunciacion”.
THE FIELD (SWEETIE & SHAG REMIX):
Since the release of the first album by The Field entitled From Here We Go Sublime through to the most recent Looping State of Mind, we have been huge fans the music that Axel Willner makes. The Field did a fantastic remix of “Tonto” a few years back and it is with great pride that we once again call upon him for another slice of brilliance with his remix of “Sweetie & Shag”. In addition to The Field, be sure to look into Loops of Your Heart, a newer synth-heavy project by Willner, further proof that Axel has already begun carving out his own chapter of excellence in the encyclopedia of electronic music history.
THE ALCHEMIST (FUTURA REMIX):
When we were given the opportunity to have The Alchemist rework one of our tracks we jumped at the chance. It is a complete honor for us to have “the greatest hip hop producer of all time” share his vision with us. With bangers like “More Like Us”, “Chemical Warfare (featuring Eminem)” and “Keep It Thoro” he has made his mark in more ways than one in hip hop history. Thank you DJ EMZ for hooking this up.
SHABAZZ PALACES (WHITE ELECTRIC REMIX):
Having always been a fan of Ishmael Butler’s groups, both past and present, we were really excited to have Shabazz Palaces be able to rework a version of “White Electric” and to drop few verses on top. We had a “feeling” that this remix was going to be good, but when we first laid ears on this track we were ecstatic at how awesome this song turned out! There is nobody like Shabazz Palaces, they are in a class of their own. Definitely check out the Black Up album, which is, in my opinion, one of the most refreshing, daring, boundary-pushing hip-hop releases in years.
KODE9 (AFRICASTLE REMIX):
Not only does Steve “Kode9″ Goodman make good music but he also has a doctorite in Philosophy and wrote a book called “Sonic Warfare;Sound,Affect,and the Ecology of Fear”. This alone is reason enough for him to be involved in our remix record! Best music: “Memories of the Future” and “Black Sun” both on his own Hyperdub label.
SILENT SERVANT (INCHWORM REMIX):
Real name John Juan Mendez from LA/Minneapolis,Silent Servant has been holding it down in the west coast scene for some time now. Releasing numerous anthems on the mysterious Sandwell District label, SS was an obvious choice for us. We wanted something that will sound like a religious epiphany at 9am in Berghain…….and that is exactly what we got! Best tracks: “Doom Deferred”, the “Hypnosis In The Modern Age” 12″ and “Violencia (function remix)”
KANGDING RAY (TODDLER REMIX):
We wanted to use KR because his atmospheric dark textural music sounds big and creepy in giant clubs and we wanted to see if that vibe could be conveyed in a remix of one of our songs. KR most definitely delivered. Awesome tunes include the Pruitt Lgoe 12″ and the OR LP both on the Raster-Noton label.
QLUSTER (DOMINICAN FADE REMIX):
First time caller, long time fan. Our jaws dropped when we reached out to Qluster to see if they would be interested in doing a remix for the song “Dominican Fade” and they were kind enough to oblige. Yes, Qluster (aka Cluster, Kluster), the experimental German electronic group consisting of core members Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Mobius—absolute living legends! It has been a truly humbling experience to have one our songs remixed by Qluster for they have always been a genuine source of inspiration for Battles.
BRIAN DEGRAW / GANG GANG DANCE (ICE CREAM):
Gang Gang Dance has been one of the best bands in NYC for years now and they have through and through earned our whole-hearted respect and admiration. Therefore, we couldn’t imagine anybody more appropriate to remix the bizarreness that is “Ice Cream” other than Gang Gang Dance’s own Brian DeGraw. Coming off of the success of their outstanding 2011 release Eye Contact, DeGraw follows through with tons of sonic flavor for this bombastic jammy-jam of a remix.
HUDSON MOHAWKE (ROLLS BAYCE REMIX):
Using label mate Hudson Mohawke was a simple “no brainer”…..we knew what we would get and we couldn’t be happier. Warp’s jam master is a welcome guest for our little project. Best tracks: “Fuse”, “Gluetooth”, and “Thunder Bay”.
PATRICK MAHONEY & DENNIS McNANY (MY MACHINES REMIX):
Patrick Mahoney is the awesomeness that is the drummer behind the magnificent LCD Soundsystem. In addition to being a great drummer Patrick Mahoney is an incredible DJ, which led us to the conclusion that it could be pretty fun to see what he would do with a remix for “My Machines”. After giving us the nod of approval, Pat got in touch with producer Dennis McNany of Run-Roc records and the two of them worked out an immense nine minute dance floor banger that features Gary Numan’s one-of-a-kind vocals. A killer track!
EYE (SUNDOME REMIX) – CD-only
DROSS GLOP 1 & DROSS GLOP 2 12”s OUT NOW