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Mute is proud to announce the launch of a brand new label, Liberation Technologies. Following on from Mute’s long tradition of working with innovative artists, Liberation Technologies plans to extend that freedom and vision. Within this remit the label will work with highly distinctive and pioneering electronic musicians, some established, some new.
Citing reference from Mute’s original and continuing statement of intent, the label exists to give space to and encourage artists to experiment and challenge themselves, anonymously if they choose.
Liberation Technologies is headed by A & R man Patrick O’Neill, whose list of associates previous to joining Mute include Actress, T++, Moritz Von Oswald, Joy Orbison, Darkstar and Zomby. As important as the music itself, will be statement design, a commitment to vinyl product and inventive methods of releasing each work. There are also plans to branch out into live happenings in 2012.
The first release on the new label will be the ‘Spring EP’ by King Felix, a producer from Ann Arbor, Michigan who lives in Brooklyn and has also released music as Laurel Halo. ‘Spring EP’ is released on download and vinyl on 19 March 2012.
Says Daniel Miller, “Electronic music is part of Mute’s DNA and history, and this label is the latest expression of that.”
Mute was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, and since then has signed and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists – including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yazoo, Goldfrapp and Erasure – and become home to a crop of emerging talent and recent signings including Apparat and S.C.U.M.
Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and Liars.
Mute also looks after a catalogue of seminal artists such as Can and Cabaret Voltaire.
Brooklyn’s Yeasayer remixes Moby. The Day is the first single off of Moby’s upcoming release, Destroyed out May 17th in the US via Mute.
Download:Moby-The Day (Yeasayer Remix)
Moby ‘The Day’ Official video featuring Heather Graham
Official video for the first single to be taken from Moby’s forthcoming album (and photo book) ‘Destroyed’. The video features Heather Graham alongside Moby and was directed by Evan Bernard and eyeball.
Long before the LA beat scene threatened to take over the pages of XLR8R, The Glitch Mob was turning heads with its party-starting and hip-hop-informed take on bass music. Now, on the heels of their debut album, Drink the Sea, Ooah, Boreta, and edIT have moved beyond the confines of their Southern California stomping grounds and taken their low-end rumblings to the masses. Fresh off a massive US tour, the boys put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast, right before they hit the road again for another lengthy run of dates. Much like the group’s live set, the podcast weaves through a number of different styles and artists, all unified by one dominant trait—the presence of an infectious beat.
(download)Glitch Mob XLR8R podcast 149
01 Harold Faltermeyer “Top Gun Anthem (Edit)”
02 Health “Die Slow (Tobacco Remix)” (Lovepump United)
03 Bear In Heaven “Deafening Love (Deru Remix)” (Hometapes)
04 Free The Robots “Turkish Voodoo” (Alpha Pup)
05 Jamie Lidell “Completely Exposed” (Warp)
06 The Very Best “Julia” (Green Owl)
07 Ratatat “Bilar” (XL)
08 Aestop Rock “Big Bang” (Mush)
09 Yeasayer “The Children” (Secretly Canadian)
10 Lorn “Cherry Moon” (Brainfeeder)
11 Janelle Monae “Neon Gumbo” (Bad Boy)
12 Autechre “known(1)” (Warp)
13 Matty G “My 808″ (Dub Police)
14 The Dead Weather “Blue Blood Blues” (Third Man)
15 Bibio “Dwrcan (Eskmo Remix)” (Warp)
16 EPROM “Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy”
17 School of Seven Bells “iamundernodisguise” (Ghostly)
18 Alex B “Talk it Out” (Alpha Pup)
19 Yacht “So Post All ‘Em (Ooah edit)” (Marriage)
20 Warpaint “Billie Holliday” (Manimal Vinyl)