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Track of The Day:IOSHI -Black Dog

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by E.N.

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What if dub hero King Tubby had the chance to manipulate the tapes containing Burial’s tracks?
Such question pushed IOSHI and Paolo Baldini on an imaginary journey which now comes real. IOSHI’s first release is an ode to his musical hero. With the great help from Paolo Baldini, bringing in his own musical idol, the two Italian musicians use the “Tune/Dub Version” formula to show us that the time gap between dub music and the latest electronica frontiers is not as broad, but that the two genres live in symbiosis instead.

EMN Exclusive STREAM Black Dog

Black Dog Ep
1.Black Dog 03:35
2.Black Dog DUB 03:58
3.Hoota 03:18
4.Hoota DUB 04:27
5.Lotus 03:51
6.Lotus DUB 03:58

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New Jon Convex Single & Label(Preview EP “With You”)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2013 by E.N.

DIGI001-1400xAs an artist who is equally at home creating Chicago tinged house, tough tearing techno and atmospheric alternative soundscapes, it should come as no surprise to find that Jon Convex, with the debut release for his Convex Digital imprint, is now confidently straying into more popular waters on his cosmic tinged vocal number ‘With You.’
Without doubt, With You was influenced by Jon’s travels to more exotic sun drenched locations. “I visited Hawaii and Australia, hitting the beach and drinking cocktails in the sun. When I returned to the UK it was summer here too, so you can definitely the feel that warmth in the track… Mixed with some 80’s synth work of course.

The remix sees Jon return with an old but most welcome alias and sound. As Kid Drama and one half of the hugely innovative DnB outfit Instra:mental, Jon was credited with breathing new life back into the then stagnant scene and sound. Now, watching the return and current trend for 170bpm productions already steering into predictable and watered down territory Jon has decided to revisit the innovative ‘Autonomic’ sound for which Kid Drama and dBridge became so known.
Its took a while to return to the 170 tempo but i’ve been experimenting again and have a lot of new material in the pipeline.” – Jon Convex
JON CONVEX
“WITH YOU”
(Kid Drama Remix)
Convex Digi
Release Date – 02/09/13

onlyjoe – Wicked Land (Previews)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2013 by E.N.

onlyjoe - Wicked Land (Previews)London based reggae outfit onyljoe are releasing their highly anticipated third EP, Wicked Land.

Their last single, Revolution, garnered support from some of the scenes most prestigious names, and Wicked Land promises to me no different, with remixes from Polish Dubstep titan Radikal Guru, as well as one of the UK’s most respected dub producers, Russ Disciples, and rising star Sleepy Time Ghost all adding to the incredible original to make up an undeniable release in the build up to the bands highly anticipated debut album.

RELEASE DATE: 9th April

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Cosmin TRG will release the second artist album, Gordian on 50 Weapons

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by E.N.

gordian cosmin trgTwo years after his debut full length on the label, Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons will release the second artist album, Gordian, by Romanian Cosmin TRG on April 26th. Since that debut, the now Berlin based Cosmin has toured the globe, taking his rusted techno frequencies to places like Fabric, Berghain and Sonar, at the same time as releasing more essential EPs on Rush Hour and 50 Weapons.

The new album marks something of a new direction for Cosmin, however – it’s a much more intricate affair that deals in plenty of fuzzy texture, percussive energy and his trademark skimming bottom ends, but looks outside the techno world for its influences.

“Gordian is as much a document of my past year as it is the beginning of a conversation.The title references an ancient myth, but describes the very contemporary, impossible task of discerning between real and replicated, authentic and contrived. Coping with facts, objects and bodies, the necessity of ‘making it’, fear of failure, fear of ‘not being happy’ are today’s topics, and Gordian is my attempt at an exploration of those issues.”

Starting with the deep, alien laced ambience of ‘New Structures For Living’ its clear from the off Cosmin’s production has continued to improve and evolve since Simulat.Abstract yet heartfelt, it’s followed by the more implosive snare rattles and crossing synth lines of the title track ‘Gordian’ that sounds like a factory gone feral.

Opposing light with dark, density with space, tracks like ‘Desire is Sovereign’ manages to be both propulsive and cerebral. One thing that ties the album to Cosmin’s nuanced back catalogue is the gauziness of tracks like ‘Divided By Design’ where the distant hum of radio frequencies turn your thoughts to Cold War era transmissions lost in blizzards of snow.

Though the heads down surges of tracks like ‘Semipresent’ sure will work on the floor, there’s an underlying narrative that makes this album as suitable for listening on headphones. Non-standard melodies, otherworldly blips and a ruined intergalactic energy seem to course throughout, truly transporting you to another world entirely.

Artist Cosmin TRG
Title Gordian
Label 50 Weapons
Release Date 26-April-2013
Format CD, Download, 2xLP, Limited 2xLP (Heavy Vinyl Edition)

Tracklist
01. New Structures For Loving
02. Gordian
03. Desire is Sovereign
04. Deafeated Hearts Club
05. Divided By Design
06. Semipresent
07. Epsilon, Epsilon
08. Noise Code
09. To Touch Is to Divert
10. Vertigo
11. Terminus Abrupt

Taz & Akka ‘Synergy EP’ (Rwina Records)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by E.N.

Taz & Akka 'Synergy EP'Release date: 1st April 2013
Format: 12” / Digital
Rwina Records kick off 2013 with the ‘Synergy’ EP, a collaborative release from Taz & Akka. Glasgow’s Taz makes his fourth appearance on the label, while Akka (aka label head and mastermind Akkachar) finally steps over to the artist side. The pair have been collaborating for three years, with this first release compiling four tracks from the extensive amount of material the two have accumulated in that time.
‘Illusory’ combines euphoric synths, a flair for hooks and hands in the air escapism. ‘Mobius’ takes its inspiration from video games, grime, cartoons and hip hop, throwing everything into a blender and pouring the results all over the dancefloor. ‘Paul Is Dead’ switches up the tempo for a deeper take on the footwork sound, with a vocal snippet name checking one of the most famous “Paul”s in history and ‘Trapped In ’82′ closes proceedings by taking things back to the duo’s youth, unashamedly celebrating the musical excesses of the 80s.
Rwina has a strong back catalogue from artists such as Starkey, EPROM, Terror Danjah, Swindle and support from DJ Shadow, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, Diplo, Mary Anne Hobbs, Skream, Oneman, Ben UFO, Machinedrum and many more.
Tracklisting:
1. Illusory
2. Mobius
3. Paul Is Dead
4. Trapped In ’82

Pangaea – Release (from FABRIC LIVE 67: BEN UFO)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2012 by E.N.

FABRICLIVE 67-BEN-UFO-PACKSHOT
artist: Ben UFO
release: FABRICLIVE 67
label: Fabric Records
date: 21.1.2013 (USA: 12.2.2013)
More Info HERE

Pearson Sound – Clutch (from FABRIC LIVE 67: BEN UFO)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2012 by E.N.

FABRICLIVE 67-BEN-UFO-PACKSHOT

artist: Ben UFO
release: FABRICLIVE 67
label: Fabric Records
date: 21.1.2013 (USA: 12.2.2013)
More Info HERE

Alex Smoke presents his new album as Wraetlic

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2012 by E.N.

alex smoke wraetlicAlex Smoke presents Wraetlic.

The old saying goes:‘love hurts’. But more and more we find that life hurts more.
Standing in dynamic tension at the centre of these two abstract forces we rediscover Alex Smoke.
Eight years after he emerged as one of the most sophisticated, deft and musical producers operating in techno he’s returned from an agonized hiatus with his darkest, most complex and haunted work to date.
Adopting the spectral nom-de-guerre of Wraetlic (meaning “Wraith-like” in Anglo Saxon) Smoke has condensed all his pain of existence, the heartache of failed relationships with the hollow and mundane modern pressure to find ‘success’ in order to infiltrate our thoughts with music from another place.

The eponymously titled ‘Wraetlic’ is a descent. Obsessively processed percussion mingles with paranoid and dehumanized drones. It’s warped and claustrophobic; almost subterranean, fighting for air but refusing to break cover.And through the darkness we begin to hear him sing once more, a reminder of the melancholic majesty evident on classics such as ‘I Never Want To See You Again’ – yet here the listeners are plunged into an introspection that traverses frustration, sadness and anger to inhabit a carcass like structure where he is alone with the raw emotions that drive him.
He’s a man that thrives upon this melancholia, as he probes: “I’m fascinated by the sense of separation between ourselves and society,’ explains the usually furtive producer ‘and a sense that it doesn’t represent us … there’s also a more personal strand to do with my own relationships.”

Tracks such as ‘Refrain’ seethe with frustration at our inability as a society to improve collectively, despite elevating levels of education. It even ironically samples G.W. Bush’s words that called for peace as the US attached Iraq on March 20th, 2003:“I’m looking around and we have everything’ he sighs ‘just so much. But we’re lacking some basic things in our modern society which means we’re never going to be satisfied no matter how high our standard of living is. Money is the only thing our culture puts much value on. “

Artist Alex Smoke
Title Wraetlic
Label Convex Industries
Cat.No CONVEXLP002
Release Date 04-Feb-2013
Format CD
Release Date 10inch 17-Dec-2012
Cat No CONVEX005

Tracklist Album
1.Anothering
2.Scunner
3.PintleGrist
4.There Without
5.Refrain
6.Skinflint
7.Hymn To The Departed
8.The Dearth
9.Better The Devil
10.Rats
11.The Watchful Eye
12.Scunner [Jon Convex's Deconstructed Mix]
13.Better The Devil [DBridge's Advocate Mix]
14.Rats [SCB Edit]

And whilst he rages at the riches in society,‘Wraetlic’ is a record that was defined by absence.Aside from the three albums (Incommunicado, Paranolia and Lux) there was the relentless remixing for Steve Reich, Depeche Mode, Junior Boys, Funk D’Void and Jay Haze as well as a global audience to sate. On top of this he’d pushed on to score classical pieces for The Scottish Ensemble including a dark rendition of ‘Faust’.

But in delivering all this work Smoke paid a heavy physical price that would bizarrely inform this new work: “The last couple of years have been annoyingly marred by health issues’ he confesses ‘I couldn’t work nearly as much as I’d normally like. I had composed Faust but had then had a long time not being able to write much, so when I could work again I suddenly felt a new lease of life, a feeling which I hadn’t had since my early days. I think the time away from working probably did me good in hindsight.”

Now we are confronted with Alex Smoke’s most deviant, uncompromising and raw expression yet. Listen to ‘Dearth’ and hear him challenge the listener to confront who they truly are. Or travel through ‘Scunner’ and ‘Anothering’ to find a narrative about escape and the pent up realities of relationships.“Wraetlic’ is Smoke’s most fleshy, seething and livid work ever. Its life served on an uncomfortable bed that screams nocturnal pathways, yet has its eyes angled at the far off stars.
Listen hard; you may hear your own neurotic murmurs and twitches closer than you think.

Major Lazer – Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by E.N.

 

MONSTA – Holdin’ On (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2012 by E.N.

Single ‘Holdin On’ to be released on OWSLA in OCTOBER 2012

MONSTA have been described as having the melodic synth thrum of Flux Pavilion, the tech-soul vocal drops of Moby and the reverberant snares of trip-hop act U.N.K.L.E. -but their sound is instrument-based and largely sample-free and it was Skrillex who found them. The trio (producers Rocky and Rufio and vocalist Skaar) will release their first EP on the electronic dance music (EDM) star’s indie imprint OWSLA this Autumn.

“I was at South by Southwest with my manager Tim [Smith] and a few friends,” says Skrillex. “Tim says, ‘I got something,’ and pulls up [MONSTA's ‘Holdin' On’]. I said, ‘That’s a sick track and a cool vocal sample. Where’d they get that from? Is that Aretha Franklin?’’ But it wasn’t a sample. It was Skaar’s powerfully androgynous performance of an original song written and recorded by the group.

‘Holdin’ On’ has all the makings of a radio hit-not only an irresistible vocal hook, but a complete verse-chorus-verse song structure. The EP boasts remixes from electronic music’s finest; Dillon Francis, Alvin Risk and even though he has turned down requests from the worlds biggest stars, Skrillex has cleared his schedule to put his mark on the EP with an exclusive remix too (his last one won him a Grammy Award). “This is not your typical dubstep. A lot of that has already become cliché,” he says. “This is next-level.”

http://www.wearemonsta.com/

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