DMX Krew will release his new album ‘Glad To Be Sad’ this Friday 1st March.
The prolific UK producer – real name Edward Upton – returns to Hypercolour with his 19th (19th!!) LP and, unsurprisingly, it’s another varied and vibrant collection from an artist whose been honing his craft for well over two decades now.
The worlds of hip-hop and house, once seen as so separate, are increasingly compatible — look at artists such as Kaytranada or Andres, and their effortless mix of the two. Snips is another name to add to that illustrious list, a former Londoner and now New Yorker who helped start the UK’s long-running Livin’ Proof club-night.
Istanbul-born, Berlin-based producer Başak Günak AKA Ah! Kosmos will release her new album ‘Beautiful Swamp’ on 5th October via Compost Records.
The multi-instrumentalist’s second album follows ‘Bastards’ which came out in 2015. Moving from the avant-garde/post-rock fusion of her debut into more electronic territory this time round has served her well and throughout ‘Beautiful Swamp’ we find an artist wielding challenging ideas, concepts and emotions expertly and conveying them with deft skill and absorbing artistry.
Legendary UK electronic duo Underworld have shared a new track. ‘Brilliant Yes That Would Be' is a sombre, ambient affair full of lush keys and lamenting melodies.
In March this year, the duo played in Reykjavik, Iceland for the first time since 1994 and were inspired by the landscape and atmosphere of the area. This track is the product of that influence.
The track comes paired with a hypnotic visual accompaniment directed by Simon Taylor.
Check out the track and video below.
Object Blue's debut EP 'Do you plan to end a siege?' opens with a spoken passage, translated to read as an assertion of liberation, of freedom from subjugation. The EP, which is out now on fast-rising London label Tobago Tracks, promptly launches forth with fierce, jagged energy and relentless dynamism, offering a 16 minute introduction to an artist whose obsession with sound design and rhythm only transferred into music production a short three years ago.
Danish experimental electronic artist Astrid Sonne released her debut album ‘Human Lines’ in February via Copenhagen-based label Escho. A classically trained musician and composer, ‘Human Lines’ found Sonne venturing into complex, otherworldly territory, fusing technical prowess with an exploratory sensibility, crafting an album which blended intense synth bass stabs and throbs with gripping melodies and rich textures.
Discogs have released a comprehensive list showcasing the most collected records of 2017 by genre.
With lists spanning from Electronic and Experimental to Folk/World/Country to Hardcore, it all adds up to quite the goldmine. Under the Techno heading of course, there were some superb releases on the list among some interesting inclusions.
Put simply: Carl Cox is the man. He's been the island's top dog for close to two decades, plus running respected techno imprint Intec Digital, and spending at least half the year at his sprawling property in Australia.
Joseph Capriati is the rapidly-rising Italian techno star who's broadened his sound out for Ibiza to inject more groove into it. Leaving behind the Music On night with Marco Carola at Amnesia on the White Isle, he's teamed up with Jamie Jones for some dates at Paradise at DC10 this summer — playing some back-to-back sets with the Hot Creations man in the process — and has been busy setting up his own new label and touring the world.
When Will Saul set up a little off-shoot to his Simple label with Ninja Tune artist Fink way back in 2006, it’s doubtful either of them imagined it would become the hive of underground talent it is today. Beginning life with a roster of just two (Fink, under his Sideshow alias, and Lee Jones) the label scored key releases from the likes of Joy Orbison, George FitzGerald and Dusky before becoming a regular haunt for fast-rising talents such as Midland and Huxley.