Archive for June 14, 2012

Mount Kimbie Signs to Warp Records

Posted in News with tags , on June 14, 2012 by dk

Warp are pleased to announce the signing of Mount Kimbie, the two-piece comprised of Kai Campos and Dom Maker. The duo has released a handful of EPs, as well as the critically acclaimed 2010 full length Crooks & Lovers, and is currently working on their first Warp release. They have previously done several rounds of US shows in 2010 and 2011 which included gigs at SXSW and a performance at Coachella 2011.

Kai and Dom set about turning London’s ambience into rhythm, its chaos into coherence. Traces of influence remain – the hard-earned spaces of Burial and The Bug live with the berserk melodrama of Xiu Xiu and Grouper’s sad-eyed glow, D’Angelo’s pervert soul gets cleansed in the intimacy of Phil Elvrum’s Microphones, Angelo Badalamenti’s swollen ‘Twin Peaks’ atmospheres find a cradle in Madlib’s lax lope.


Alva Noto & Byetone collaborate as Diamond Version on Mute

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by dk

Mute are delighted to announce a special collaboration with Raster-Noton: the release of Diamond Version’sTechnology At The Speed Of LifeEmpowering Change on 23 July, the first of a sequence of five 12″ EPs throughout 2012, culminating in an album in 2013.

Diamond Version is a collaborative project between two of the most groundbreaking, experimental and forward thinking creators in modern music, Byetone and Alva Noto.

As joint heads of the German-based label Raster-Noton, and with solo projects Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) and Byetone (Olaf Bender), they have been releasing work that spectacularly blurs the lines between the visceral and the conceptual, bridging the gap between gallery and dancefloor.

The release will be supported by audio-visual live performances with featured special guests and the premiere of Diamond Version TV, at Sónar 2012 on Saturday 16 June will feature Atsuhiro Ito.

EP & Download Tracklisting – 12DVMUTE1 / iDVMUTE1
Side 1: Technology at the Speed of Life
Side 2: Empowering Change / Empowering Change (Version)

The forthcoming Modeselektor compilation, Modeselektion Vol.2 out on Monkeytown Records will feature Diamond Versions track, Mode Operator (Beispiel A).

Raster-Noton and Mute have collaborated previously in the past with the Short Circuit Festival at the Roundhouse London in 2011 and the Raster-Noton 15th Anniversary event at Berghain, Berlin.

Diamond Version – Mission Statement

The Tricks cover Santigold’s “Disparate Youth”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by dk

After releasing their debut double A side and touring up and down the country The Tricks have done their very own cover of Santigold’s hot new song Disparate Youth. Swapping the steel drums for their twangy guitars and Joel’s falsetto vocals, The Tricks have put their indie-pop stamp on this immense track to make it your sound of the summer.

The Tricks’ next single will be announced soon along with some more news to follow in the coming weeks.

Official Site

Bicep -You / Don’t on Aus Music+Preview

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London-based, Belfast-born blogger-production duo Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson need little by way of introduction. They1ve released one absolutely killer track after another, snaking through everything from deep disco edits to moody two-step to classic New Jersey House vibes with incredible ease, on some of the most exciting labels out there: Throne of Blood, Under the Shade, Domino, Love Fever and now,Aus Music. This EP sees the pair working in collaboration with fellow Northern Irish producer Ejeca (aka Garry McCartney), as well as the inimitable Serge Santiago (in his Omar Odyssey guise), with Panorama Bar resident Steffi rounding off the release perfectly with a superbly crafted remix.

Artist: !! Bicep
Title: You / Don’t
Format: 12” & Digital
Label: ! ! Aus Music
Cat:! ! AUS1239
Release: 16 July 2012
A1 – Bicep & Ejeca ‘You’
A2 – Bicep & Omar Odyssey ‘Don’t’
B1 – Bicep & Ejeca ‘You’ (Steffi Remix)

Bicep vs Ejeca – You (Forthcoming on Aus Music)

Ikonika-I Make Lists EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by dk

Ikonika returns with the ‘I Make Lists EP’, the first full extended release since her 2010 debut album ‘Contact, Love, Want, Have’ (Hyperdub). Hum + Buzz present 6 incendiary club ready tracks, her most accomplished and anticipated work to date.

Taking a dark approach with ‘I Make Lists’ and ‘Cold Soaking’, these dubplate anthems have been the highlight of recent Ikonika sets. They both fuse paranoid, intense and ominous basslines with sinister and eerie lead synths. ‘Take Pictures’ melds a languid drum machine strut with reflective but focused melodies. The playful side of Ikonika is present in the Latino Freestyle influenced track ‘Catch Vibes’ and ‘With Your Mouth’, a stripped backed procession. These two tracks employ driving drums, acidic basslines and mischievous melodies.

Bringing us to the finale is the majestic ‘PR812’. Referencing the hijacking of a passenger flight in 2000, Ikonika crafts an emotive dance floor anthem with centre stage given to her original approach to melody and arrangement. Support from Mary Anne Hobbs, Jackmaster, Bok Bok, GIRL UNIT, and Eclair Fifi among others.

Release Date:
16th July 2012
1. I Make Lists
2. Take Pictures
3. Catch Vibes
4. Cold Soaking
5. With Your Mouth
6. PR812

12” vinyl:
A. I Make Lists
B1. Cold Soaking
B2. PR812

Get People release free download of Grove

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by dk

Evolving from blog favourites to tech-pop supremos, Get People have dialled-in to a more complex sonic code for their new Harmonize EP.

Released on established tastemaker label Luv Luv Luv Records (Spector / Willy Moon), this new EP has all the deep pop hooks and tribal beats that drove fierce online interest last year, and is bolstered with an advanced club sensibility and sharpened production teeth.

Written as an escape from the urban mundane, the new EP offers a more atmospheric, spacious soundscape. Cutting through the haze, the band continue to anchor their sound with distinctive 808 rhythms and melancholic vocals. Get People are currently in the studio recording their debut album.
Harmonize EP out July 2nd
1) Something Better
2) Macaw
3) Sanctum
4) Grove


Get People – Something Better (Official Video)