Archive for May 30, 2012

Keane – Sovereign Light Café(Video)

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Digweed+Muir+Guy J aka JD/NM/GJ new EP TREZZZ on Bedrock (Preview)

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JD/NM/GJ -The 3 (Electronic) Musketeers…Digweed+Muir+Guy J (Bedrock)

If 3 is, indeed, the magic number, then there’s something very special going on here. Those initials will immediately give the game away to anyone who is a fan of exciting, forward-thinking electronic dance music, as 3 of its most talented exponents have ganged up for a studio session and cast a musical spell that is nothing short of extraordinary.
Fresh from his exceptional remix of the classic Circulation track “Turquoise” (Mesmeric), and brand new track “Genesis” coming on Sven Vath’s Cocoon later in June, who else but the melodic maestro – Guy J – could be the perfect creative studio partner for John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, who have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries ever further forward?
As with all their releases, “TREZZZ” shows that no one is resting on past laurels but always developing their sound in an exciting direction. Those with fingers firmly on the pulse of innovative electronic music will have noted “TREZZZ” as being a major highlight on John Digweed’s latest “Live In Cordoba” (Bedrock) mix album. Now it’s time for this collaborative stroke of genius to shine in its full spine-tingling glory.
2 versions. 2 masterpieces. Proves 3 is, indeed the magic number!

JD/NM/GJ
TREZZZ
1. TREZZZ
2. TREZZZ
(Bedrock Digital) BEDDIGI22
Release: 04.06.12

Further info:
www.bedrock.uk.net

MAL034: Taso’s “Galactic Booty Call” +free download

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Out of the gate, MalLabel Music resident artist Taso’s first album, Galactic Booty Call, is nothing short of game changing – if not for the entire world of music, at bare minimum it will be a most amazing and humbling look for his budding career. There have been so many times each of us has read reviews of electronic dance albums to be released in the near future that are supposed to do amazing wonders for an artist or artists’ careers. And it’s all hype. However, in the case of Taso, there is 100% definitive, actual, factual, amazing, functionally precise and amazing breaks and bass wall to wall on this EP.

Sticky Stockholm – Cut Up EP(Preview)

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Dualism denotes a state of two parts.

The term ‘dualism’ was originally coined to denote co-eternal binary opposition, a meaning that is preserved in metaphysical and philosophical duality discourse but has been diluted in general or common usages.

Dualism can refer to moral dualism, (e.g. the conflict between good and evil), mind-body or mind-matter dualism (e.g. Cartesian Dualism), physical dualism (e.g. the Chinese Yin and Yang) or house music dualism (e.g making and releasing several opposing mixes of one track idea in the same release-package).

Further, dualism refers to mediums with properties that can be associated with the mechanics of two different phenomena. Because these two phenomena’s mechanics are mutually exclusive, both are needed in order to describe the possible behaviors. All matter, for example, has wave-particle duality.

Release date: May 30 2012

Download:Hiatus – Pyramid Lake

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Free download of a new instrumental track called Pyramid Lake. Inspired by a very special place and a very special point in time.

www.facebook.com/hiatusmusic

Matthew Dear announces new album ‘Beams’; debuts new track(Stream)

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Matthew Dear Announces Details for Upcoming Album, Beams;
Offers Lead Track “Her Fantasy”

Released on 27th August (Ghostly International)

Matthew Dear, the relentless songwriter, producer and collaborator, offered an early taste of what to expect from Beams with the well-received EP, Headcage, in January of this year. The highlights were working with other producers (Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid) and vocalists (Johnny from The Drums) which lent Headcage an openness and poise.

Recorded in Dear’s home studio and mixed at Nicolas Vernhes’ Rare Book Room studios in Brooklyn, Beams evokes a day-lit dreamworld at once strange and familiar. While the album’s dancefloor-ready tempos, major keys, and sun-warmed synths signal Beams as the lighter, brighter response to its predecessor, closer inspection reveals a squirming mass of oddball details. Dear’s latest productions creak and groan like anxious organisms, with slivers of guitar, electric bass, and drum kit darting in and out among the synths and samples.

Early on in Matthew Dear’s Beams— the New York-based artist’s fourth full-length, his first since 2010’s shadowy masterpiece Black City— something strange happens. A thick-fingered electric bass gallops in atop a driving backbeat as Dear sneers, “It’s alright to be someone else sometimes.” It may be odd to hear former techno-wunderkind Matthew Dear playing rock music, but the manic punk pulse of “Earthforms” is just one facet of Beams’ kaleidoscopic journey. Shot through with equal parts optimism and uneasiness, Beams is the latest transmission from one of pop music’s most fascinating creative minds.

Beams’ lyrics, meanwhile, are deeply personal, expressing vulnerability and confusion in startlingly immediate ways. “Do I feel love like all of the others or is this feeling only mine?” Dear sings on the strutting lead-off single “Her Fantasy“, later wondering “Am I one heartbeat away from receiving a damaging shock to my life?” Dear has grown into his songwriting voice, and he wears his current lyrical perspective—that of a man with something to lose—with an impressive grace.

When all is said and done, the central tension in Matthew Dear’s Beams— musical mischief vs. lyrical maturity—may not be a tension at all. After all, growing up involves learning to integrate all of one’s disparate selves. “I’m about 4 to 5 different people at any given time,” Dear says. “By allowing all of those different personalities to exist… the most pure and direct self can come through in the music. [The songs] may still be cryptic, and full of contradictions—but in my opinion, that is pure, unadulterated thought in musical form. They are direct lines to the center.”

In other words, Beams. Beams is slated for an August 27th (EU/UK) & 28th (North America) release date.

Today, Matthew offers “Her Fantasy”—the celebratory lead single from said album. If Beams is the sound of Matthew Dear waking up after the long, dark night of Black City, then “Her Fantasy” is the sun’s first rays, peaking over the horizon.  Opening with a head-turning whistle-and-cowbell rhythm, “Her Fantasy” signals Beams’ queasy optimism in classic Matthew Dear avant-pop form—that is, without verses and choruses per se, but by hustling through a series of wickedly catchy sections whose twisted internal logic becomes clear as the song progresses. The track builds to an ecstatic climax, in which Dear’s exhortation to “Sit where you stand / hand on your heart / hand on your man” is gradually engulfed in a cloud of treble-tickling distortion.

TRACKLIST:

01. Her Fantasy
02. Earthforms
03. Headcage
04. Fighting Is Futile
05. Up & Out
06. Overtime
07. Get The Rhyme Right
08. Ahead of Myself
09. Do The Right Thing
10. Shake Me
11. Temptation

http://ghostly.com/releases/beams |  http://ghostly.com/artists/matthew-dear | http://matthewdear.com/

Azealia Banks – 1991 EP(Preview)

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