Archive for November 9, 2010
London producer Lil Silva may be young, but he’s already made a mark on the UK music scene. He’s been championed by Marcus Nasty, his Night Skanker EP on Night Slugs added to the label’s already impressive talent roster, and the guy just keeps pushing forward. His production combines a high-energy take on grime and UK funky with a knowledge of American house that results in some seriously potent tunes. Now, as Lil Silva gets ready to release a new EP, Patience, next month on the freshly minted Good Years label, he’s stepped up and joined the ranks of the XLR8R podcast series. Strap in while Lil Silva blasts through a number of speaker-rattling selections, including several of his own remixes and unreleased productions, along with ear-pleasing tracks from fellow UK bass aficionados DVA, Redlight, MJ Cole, and more.
Download:Lil Silva – XLR8R podcast 172
01 Macabre Unit “It’s All About” (Unreleased)
02 Breach “Fatherless (Doc Daneeka MRR SNRZZ Remix)” (PTN)
03 Kenny Dope presents The Bucketheads “The Bomb (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)” (Positiva)
04 Redlight “Next Hype” (Digital Soundboy)
05 702 “You Don’t Know (acapella)”
06 Bingo Players “When I Dip” (Bingo Players)
07 DJ Gregory “Klappa” (Defected)
08 Lil Silva “Shutter”
09 Yolanda Be Cool “We No Speak Americano (Lil Silva Refix)”
10 DVA “Step 2 Funk” (Hyperdub)
11 Lil Silva “Patience” (Good Years)
12 MJ Cole ft Wiley “The Drop” (Prolific Recordings)
13 Fugative “Bad Girl (Lil Silva Dub)” (Ministry of Sound)
14 Seiji “Weed Killer” (Phonica)
15 Lil Silva “Don’t Mess Around”
16 Macabre Unit “Take Time”
17 DVA feat. Fatima “Just Vybe (Soule:Power Mix)” (Hyperdub)
18 Lil Silva “Risk that Sh**”
19 Redlight “Box of Secrets”
20 Lil Silva “Cheese & Bun”
21 Mark Ronson & the Business INTL. “The Bike Song (Lil Silva Remix)” (Columbia)
After setting the scene alight with numerous killer singles, Israeli producer Guy J released his hotly anticipated full-length artist album ‘Esperanza’ on Bedrock Records in last quarter of 2008, to universal critical acclaim, and has been touring ever since around the globe. In 2009 he returned to Bedrock with yet another killer single, ‘Lamur’, complete with a stunning remix from one of Spain’s upcoming stars, Henry Saiz. This was followed by another stunning production, ‘Ballroom’, later in that year.
The mighty ‘Esperanza’ was a highlight once again this summer when it was remixed twice, by Umbral Aguir and Sistema, for John Digweed’s Structures mix album. Now Guy J returns with a highly anticipated, brand new new double-header for Bedrock. Whether you go for the energetic genius of ‘Heliscope’ or the lush, laid-back beauty of ‘Easy As Can Be’, there can be no denying that Guy J is one of the stand-out electronic artists in the world today.
Guy J has emerged over the course of the last few years to represent an intrinsic part of the Israeli dance music juggernaut that has been steadily powering through clubland in recent times. Along with fellow countrymen Guy Gerber, Sholmi Aber, Chaim and Gel Abril, Guy has been at the forefront of a movement back towards the melody rich sounds on which House music is based. Guy’s productions, with their driving beats, shimmering synths and journey-like qualities, embody characteristics from all sub-genres of House music. Guy J creates music that is brimming with soul and the Heliscope EP is testament to that.
Guy J is really Back!Great EP,Welcome Back!
KRADDY TO RELEASE NEW “LABYRINTH” EP
FOUNDING GLITCH MOB MEMBER’S FIRST SINGLE “NO COMPLY” OUT NOW
NATIONWIDE TOUR TO LAUNCH WINTER 2010
The brand new EP from KRADDY, Labyrinth, drops digitally on November 9th, 2010, with CD’s available through major retailers and online outlets. The official EP release party will be held at Low End Theory in Los Angeles, CA on November 10th, 2010. A nationwide tour will launch in December following the artist’s performances with Pretty Lights at The House of Blues, and will sweep through the US during the winter of 2011. The first Labyrinth single No Comply is available now, along with EP pre-sales, at Kraddyodaddy.com.
Labyrinth, released in collaboration between Alpha Pup Records and Minotaur Recordings, is a crowd moving affair loaded with powerful rhythms, epic symphonics, and savage gauntlets of body-throttling bass… a style Kraddy likes to call, “Led Zeppelin 3000.” The 5-track original collection includes elements of hip hop, dubstep, dancehall, and rock that are woven together to create a brutally pounding EP – a musical experience that is sliced through with soul and banged from the brain of one of the West Coast’s most prominent future sound pioneers.
Loosely based on the story of the hero’s journey, Labyrinth is an archetype of that journey. A hero’s quest to face down fear and stand up to the monsters within; to come out scathed but triumphant.
A founding member of the groundbreaking electronic group The Glitch Mob, Kraddy has embarked on his own to more truly pursue his unique style, which continues to emerge as a fully hybridized sound riddled with analog grunge, digital tweaks and blunt force trauma. Captivating the listener in a maze of bold sonic innovations, Labyrinth is truly a musical adventure, a soundtrack for the hero’s journey that every human must make.
Download now No Comply Kraddy-No Comply by extramusicnew
track listing for LABYRINTH :
2. No Comply
3. Let Go
4. Into the Labyrinth
The debut single No Comply, as well as his Dirty Got Soul mix, is available as a free download through the Kraddy website at http://kraddyodaddy.com.
The Los Angeles-based electronic-music Don known as Kraddy has always brought the undiluted sound of the underground to new audiences. From his work as a founding member of the infamous Glitch Mob to his groundbreaking solo work, Kraddy (born Matthew Kratz) has always been known for shattering genre conventions while moving crowds everywhere from Red Rocks to L.A.’s famed Low End Theory club. From his breakthrough 2008 hit “Android Porn” to the innovative bangers comprising his latest EP Labyrinth (Alpha Pup), Kraddy continues to hybridize hip-hop, dubstep and dancehall with face-melting panache and rock and roll bravado. But the man himself was as surprised as anyone when the mainstream crossed over to him.
With its epic melody, dramatic builds, and speaker-shuddering bass drops, “Android Porn” was hailed as the anthem of the decidedly maverick “glitch hop” movement, getting remixed by everyone from Mochipet to breakbeat icon Si Begg. Soon, however, the song started appearing beyond the sweaty, crowded dance floors that are Kraddy’s mainstay, getting licensed for TV shows like “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “America’s Got Talent”; a Hungarian dance troupe’s outrageous performance to the track quickly became a YouTube sensation. Having a format-obliterating viral smash made it easier when it became clear his alliance with West Coast electronic-music legends the Glitch Mob was ending. “It was an amicable split—we all agreed I’m more of a solo artist,” Kraddy recalls. “With the Mob, it was hard to have a clear voice; I was restrained—it grew apparent that I had a different vision then they did. ‘Android Porn’ kicked a door open in my mind, and I saw a whole host of new possibilities.”
Indeed, those fresh avenues are explored to the fullest on Kraddy’s latest EP Labyrinth, overflowing with grandiose symphonics, soulful emotion, pounding rhythm and crunching low end. “My new material had to cause blunt force trauma,” he explains. “These songs are as heartfelt as it gets, but chug like a locomotive. I just love hotwiring thick analog grunge with those unexpected digital tweaks.” Labyrinth also represents Kraddy’s new association with the revered Alpha Pup label, home to future-music geniuses like Nosaj Thing and Free The Robots. “I really wanted to work with Alpha Pup,” Kraddy says. “[Label founder] Daddy Kev is a visionary: he always has a vista of what’s going to happen next with music, and I wanted to be a part of that.”
Labyrinth signifies the pinnacle of a musical evolution that began when Kraddy moved from his native New York to San Francisco. He soon became a mainstay of that city’s beat scene: changing the game with his 2003 debut album, Truth Has No Path, Kraddy continued to gain notoriety with a series of unorthodox releases, from “Faux Show” (a raw remix of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”) to his second full-length, The Illegal Album, which fused Kraddy’s radical production chops with classic hip-hop/dancehall acapellas. Moving to L.A while releasing notable remixes for the Infesticons and Mochipet and a series of coveted bootleg mash-ups and mixtapes all built to Kraddy’s latest evolution, which has moved beyond pure electronics: his live shows will soon feature a live drummer, taking Kraddy even closer to a style he calls “Led Zeppelin 3000.” “It’s full and epic and shameless, but Kraddy-style,” he laughs. “That’s what I’ve always want to do, and now I’m doing it.”
EMN:Dont Miss This EP,so creative-crunk vs glitch vs synth-over and over…world of labyrinth
Artist Store: http://kraddyodaddy.com/store/
iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/labyrinth-ep/id399120861
EXPATRIATE TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
BONUS TRACK “MISSING” AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
IN THE MIDST OF THIS DROPS NOVEMBER 23 IN NORTH AMERICA
One of the most important bands of the year…”
–Rolling Stone (AUS)
“Smart-ass new wave indie.”
“Well it’s an Australian band that lives in Berlin called ‘Expatriate’. To me they should be huge. I believe that they will outdo us in terms of influence and success.”
–Brian Molko / Placebo
Australian breakout act Expatriate is pleased to announce the North American release of their critically acclaimed debut In The Midst of This. To celebrate the release, out November 23, Expatriate is making their stellar cover of Everything But The Girl’s smash hit “Missing” available for free download here
Expatriate – Missing(Everything But The Girl’s- Cover) by extramusicnew
Expatriate began when frontman Ben King met and drank with Cristo and Damian Press – keyboardist and guitarist – on various occasions on the indie music scene of Sydney.
Damian fashioned a studio and general creative space for the band to take their sound and vision forward. It was here, in the hundred-year-old house, that became known as Ginsberg studio, that Ben brought in his initial demos for what would become their first EP release ‘Lovers le Strange’. It was from this start that set forth in motion, a sold-out national tour and support slots for the likes of Wolfmother and The Presets, and appearances at festivals The Big Day Out and Splendour in the Grass.
A string of international appearances followed, in London, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles, en route to Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, USA to commence recording of their debut record, In the Midst of This, with producer John Goodmanson (Death Cab for Cutie, Hot Hot Heat, Wu Tang Clan). Nirvana did their last sessions here and Foo Fighters recorded their first two records. Inspired by this studio setting on the edge of Seattle harbour, Ben recalls in a blog entry, it was like ‘being in a bookmark for the American dream’.
After solidifying their place in the contemporary musical landscape of Australia, including nominations for an ARIA Award (for ‘Best New Album’ and ‘Best New Band’), and album sales in excess of 20K, the four members (including Dave Molland on bass) are now, in fact, expatriates; moving to Berlin in the winter of 2008.
The main catalyst for the relocation came from Riverman Management, the company behind Placebo, taking the band on and managing them. They have since gained good airplay and press across Europe, and played some ofEurope’s biggest and best festivals such as Rock Am Ring in Germany, Hard Rock Calling Festival in UK, Werchter and Pukkelpop in Belgium, and Sziget in Hungary.
1. GET OUT, GIVE IN
3. GOTTA GET HOME
5. THE SPACES BETWEEN
6. IN THE NIGHT
7. ONLY WANNA LOVE YA
8. PLAY A PART
9. SHOOTING STAR
11. TIMES LIKE THESE
12. ARE YOU AWAKE?
Digitalism Releases “Blitz” Video,
New Single Out November 9, 2010 (US) on Kitsune
the vein of their danecefloor classics “Idealistic”, “Zdarlight,” “Jupiter Room” and “Pogo,” German duo Digitalism’s new single “Blitz” is a complete rocker! This song is their first new release in three years, and it’s a supernova that explodes through the speakers, bringing with it a euphoric state of consciousness…and while we may know that there are far greater things happening within this moment,
all you can do is dance.
The “Blitz” single and new video is in preparation for their full length, due out in 2011, the follow-up to their hit album Idealism. Receiving praise across the board, from Spin to XLR8R and everywhere in between, Idealism was just the beginning…now “Blitz” is here to get feet moving all over again.
Stay tuned for more news on the Digitalism front!