You may remember Burial‘s recent collaboration with Four Tet and Thom Yorke getting a mention here, well now it’s time to tell you about his new solo EP, ‘Street Halo’. The new EP marks the beginning of an overhaul of the Hyperdub website.
The new release is the beginning of a big year for Burial, though how he’s going to top winning the Mercury music prize a few years back is anyone’s guess. I’d imagine teaming up with Four Tet and Thom Yorke would be a reasonable place to start.
Head over to the Hyperdub page to grab the mp3 of it or wait for the physical release later this week.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Baseck, but I’ve just been sent one of the most exciting, if not hilarious, mixtapes I’ve ever heard. I’m told it was composed on “2 gameboys (using the bootleg music sequencer Little Sound DJ) plus deranged vocals & razor sharp scratching”. Special.
If you were there for the glory days of breakcore and the utterly insane Breakcore Gives Me Wood parties in the early-to-mid 2000s then you’ll know Baseck to be on the forefront of all things heavy in modern electronica. I’ve always been a fan of glitchy gameboy sound effects so I’m thrilled to share the 8-track mix with you.
Here’s the mix for your perusal including his own artwork.
Following on from the combined success of both the Jetpack and the ‘Master Of Complication’ EPs, comes a remix package on Sounds Of Sumo. The new EP features a whole slew of remixes from the likes of Maddjazz, Chaos On The CBD and Spox. It’s tough to pick a favourite but Maddjazz definitely steals it, incorporating B’more club music, bassline, electro and Chicago house.
You may remember I blogged Donna Summer’s remix of ‘Dawgs In Da House’ a while back, well shockingly that mix was left off both the original package and this new remix collection. Regardless, this is still a brilliant little EP and is definitely worth the tiny amount of money you’ll need to fork over.
I’ve always loved the party music Mr. Forrest makes as DJ Donna Summer but it’s the music released under his own name that I discovered first and will always love. Take his new single ‘Raunchy’ for example; chopped up disco and guitar samples create a genre all of their own.
Ever since his first LP as Jason Forrest (the ingeniously titled ‘The Unrelenting Songs Of The 1979 Post Disco Crash’), I’ve enjoyed watching his style evolve and grow into something absolutely stunning. The sheer volume and range of samples hints at what must be nothing short of a gargantuan record collection. As always, it’s pretty much impossible to work out where these samples come from but who cares! This is fucking great music in its own right.
Anyway, sycophancy aside, here’s the ball-achingly good original and you grab the whole thing from iTunes including a wicked remix from Jokers Of The Scene.
Following on from the success of his first two albums, the mighty 2562 is set to release his third LP, entitled ‘Fever’, next week. I’m sure you’re all as impatient as I, so check out the promo copy below, via the lovely chaps at FACT.
The album itself, as you’ll hear below, is a blend of house, glitch and dubstep with lashings of IDM thrown in for good measure. Complex drum patterns and samples that could only be attributed to 2562 are very much the order of the day. To even call it dubstep is pretty reductionist, it incorporates a lot from hip-hop, IDM, glitch, dub and even disco and house, making them pretty much unrecognisable.
It’s a more upbeat affair than previous efforts but you’d still be hard-pressed to “rave” to it, or even dance for that matter. Still, if you’re the type to enjoy sitting alone in a dark room with your very expensive headphones on, then this is definitely for you. Grab your copy from his own When In Doubt label next week via the usual mp3 stores.
I’ve always been a fan of sample-based hip-hop; Public Enemy, Cut Chemist and the massively underrated Onra were all mainstays on my CD changer (remember those!). It’s no surprise then that I’m so massively excited about Stones Throw‘s announcement that they’ll be releasing the J Rocc‘s debut LP on April 5.
Though he’s been producing and working for almost 20 years now, this will be his first LP of original tunes under the J Rocc name. You will of course recognise this chap as the longtime DJ for Madlib and the late great J Dilla, but hopefully this new LP will herald the beginning of a career in his own right, taking him out of Madlib and J Dilla’s collective shadow.
The new LP, entitled ‘Some Cold Rock Stuf’, also contains a “mystery disc”, one of three included in different copies of the album. There’s no tracklist available for the “mystery disc” and the CD label does not distinguish one mystery disc from the other.
As aliases go, Maurice Donovan is probably one of my favourites. It is, of course, not the first time Mr. Kennedy aka Ramadanman has assumed a different moniker, having previously released several highly sought-after 12″s as Pearson Sound (as well as a stunning Fabric mix earlier this year).
It appears that this new guise is nothing short of a full blown alter-ego; a veteran Chicago house producer with a bit of a mouth on him by all accounts. You may remember his remix of Julio Bashmore’s storming ‘Battle For Middle You’ not so long back, well now it’s time for his debut single.
The new release features two tracks, ‘Babeh’ and ‘Satisfied’, and is due out in late April via the SSSSS label. In the meantime, head on over to FACT to stream the new single.
The auspicious ‘Fall Of Man’ EP has been creeping up the beatport charts lately, and is STILL one of the hottest EPs to come out for a long time. It was a total outsider at the time, not many people had heard of them before they signed to Trouble & Bass, but the team backed them solidly and so success was obviously imminent. If not fame, then at least ubiquity.
The brainchild of Johnny Love (previously one half of Guns N’ Bombs), Deathface are one of the most exciting acts on Trouble & Bass, and that is some accolade. This new project of his incorporates elements of punk, dubstep, metal and breaks in what has been rather hatefully described as “punk-step”.
As with Guns N’ Bombs, the agenda is very much on the harsher end of the heavy bass spectrum; live guitars come to the fore and then everything goes west.
Check out the leading track below and then head over to the T&B site or any of your online music floggers to grab the full package.