Archive for November 11, 2010
Developing their own sound and twist on modern hip hop, psychedelic and soul, New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle has forged a fresh sound that challenges genre boundaries and preconceptions.
The music of EWH reaches forward while referencing key points of music’s past. Thick drums and percussion layered with synth lines, hints of Fender Rhodes and nylon stringed guitars have your neck snapping while your ear cranes to the evocative vocals of Mara TK.
I recorded the verse in three differing styles for this tune before finally getting
something that worked. It’s easy for that heavily layered counterpoint vocal style
to sound a bit like a musical pinball machine; things popping out at you all over
the show – theme park house of horrors style. I think the result is a bit more chilled than that thankfully. Benji B selected it for his top 10 tracks of 2009 which was an honor for us.
Again – Scratch 22 Remix
I first met 22 at a DMC battle in Auckland, both of us young budding turntablists.
He was probably the most musical DJ out of all of us, taking a real composer’s
approach to his battle sets, rather than the Muhhamed Ali method of degradation
and methodical pummeling. His productions are equally as thought out;
incredibly widely-listened, he creates beats ranging from NYC style hip-hop to
punk rock and (good) pop songs. What a guy.
After extensive 2010 festival appearances which included HMV’s inaugural Next Big Thing Festival and – from 2,000 acts – to officially open SXSW 2010, Welsh act Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principle release their debut commercially-released single ‘Higher’ via The Playground Records.
Produced by Robert Harder (Babyshambles, Brian Eno, David Byrne), ‘Higher’ combines Polly’s reflective lyrical talent, thumping rhythms and an anthemic driving chorus that won’t be leaving you any time soon.
Download Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principle – Higher (JEUCE REWORK)
Whether throwing down techno-informed steppers for Tempa or creating juke-fuelled hysteria around crustaceans for Loefah’s Swamp81 imprint, Headhunter (and his Addison Groove alias) always brings a startling level of sophistication to his productions. These two cuts bear the same high standards while also revealing a little more about his sonic palette.
‘Chasing Dragons chimes in on an instantly upbeat tip, pummelling a soca rhythm against an undulating melody. ‘Lost Prophet surges forth on a rock solid four-to-the-floor propulsion, offset by snappy top end percussion before being swathed in haunting pads and dubby FX.
Deep without being downbeat and immaculately crafted, IDLE004 adds ever more breadth to the legacies of Headhunter, Idle Hands and ultimately Bristol music.
a) Lost Prophet
b) Chasing Shadows
Released 13th December on 12″ Vinyl / Digital.
After teasing fans with bits and pieces of its much-anticipated soundtrack to “Tron: Legacy” over the past month, Daft Punk has announced the official tracklist of the forthcoming album, NME reports. The 22-track disc will hit stores Dec. 7, with the Disney film arriving in theaters on Dec. 17.(via billboard)
Here is the tracklist for “Tron: Legacy”:
“The Son Of Flynn”
“The Game Has Changed”
“Adagio For Tron”
“End Of Line”
“Tron Legacy (End Titles)”