Minotaur Shock hasn't reared his horns in a long time, yet he should be credited for having been in the micro-glitch loop game way before Gold Panda, The Field and others dabbled in the technique steering it into different genres and sonic terrain. His 2005 LP Maritime was a revelation for us and often revisit its cute (both in terms of sound and artwork) music. Minotaur Shock will be releasing a new LP on August 20th, featuring the track "Saundersfoot" which sounds like a more mature and stripped back take on his older sound. Surprisingly and despite a shared affection of glitchy loops, Gold Panda's remix of the track sounds less cut-up, almost as if he smoothed over the original's gaps and clicks. You can listen to both versions of the track below and even download Gold Panda's rework:
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Dusk and Blackdown were already in the post-dubstep sphere during the dubstep heyday. Having already received a monumental remix for Blackdown's "Crackle Blues" by Burial, their latest single features a collaborator on the A-Side track "High Road", who is being kept secret but the resulting sound serves as a spoiler in and of itself...it's Burial people. Listen to snippets of this EP, including the aforementioned track, exclusively over at FactMag, who also mention that the EP features older material (but don't worry about it sounding dated).
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Scuba's latest LP Personality was a wide eyed optimistic affair ideally suited for your summer excursions. Scuba has now remixed one of his own tracks off the LP through his darker techno learning alter ego SCB. The result is something more suited for a Berlin dungeon with a massive sound system. Listen to the SCB edit of "NE1BUTU" below:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
We warned you this was coming and that it was going to be huge. Now you can listen to a mix of all the songs on the EP by Hudson Mohawke and Lunice's collaborative project TNGHT. We think you'll agree that it sounds as big as it sounded on paper.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Holy Other was probably our favorite artist of 2011 on our favorite label of last year, not to mention that his With U EP was our first post on Red Cup. Words cannot describe how excited we are for his debut LP on Tri Angle releasing on the 28th of August entitled Held. Even the release date seems ideal as the record will undoubtedly provide the perfect soundtrack to our summer comedown. If this announcement wasn't enough to get you excited, the label was kind enough to reveal one of the tracks off the album ahead of its release. "Love Some1", which you can listen to below, proves once more that Holy Other' s music captures and exudes ridiculous amounts of tension and emotion through the unique and deep textures that he concocts. He also is one of the most talented manipulators of inarticulate vocal samples, up there with the likes of Burial.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Observing the Patterns". Now you can check out two more exclusive songs to be featured on the mix: Modeselektor's own "Maik the Chicken" and Martyn's "Red Dancers". Both tracks are in the same vein of each respective artist's recent work and are definitely worth a listen. The two tracks are also sold separately on a special 12" release available before the second Modeselektion is due. Listen to them below:
Kryptic Minds return on Pinch's Tectonic label with their techno meets dubstep sound. The EP is a deep exploration into this sound that is being mined by many Tectonic artists (eg. Pinch himself, Martyn etc) and has long been championed by the imprint. Listen to the EP below:
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Οne of Italy's young and up & coming producers whose buzz is echoing throughout Europe, Alessio Mereu released the "Tripolarity" Remixes Part 2. His tracks are gaining support from the likes of Joseph Capriati, Seth Troxler, Carlo Lio, Luciano, Butch, Phil Kieran, to name but a few. This release includes remixes by Adultnapper, Camea, Tim Xavier, Jordan Lieb, Avatism, Claudio PRC, Nico Lahs, Okain, and also features Bloody Mary in "French Connection". Preview the entire EP below:
You have to check out this short video directed by the Us team for Benga's lush dubstep number "I Will Never Change". The video is essentially an attempt to physically recreate the visual representation of audio (as seen on soundcloud stream for example) through synchronized stop/start photography and the use of vinyl of all sizes being added to a metallic bar. Not sure we can describe that any better, so just go ahead and watch the video below:
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Tri Angle wonderkid and Red Cup favorite Balam Acab is busy touring his debut LP yet has managed to find some time to deliver a new track entitled "Ass Pop" that demonstrates a new approach to his sound. The track still features that decayed other worldly sprinkle that he has mastered so well yet the track has the impact and audacity of a west coast hip-hop instrumental. Listen below:
We woke up to a nice little surprise in our inbox today. We get many e-mails from unsigned artists looking to promote their music but the one we received from Bruxelles based producer Miguel Fernandez, aka Sirdeckster, definitely grabbed our attention. We headed over to his soundcloud page where he's posted four excellent tracks that dabble in that chill post-dubstep/micro-melody/hip-hop multi-genre we're enjoying these days. Our stand out track is definitely "Shut Her Down" which features some abstract cut-up vocals a la Brainfeeder's Lapalux or some of the Tri Angle artists. Listen to it below: