The new Sadsic album is one of the heartiest collections of beats that you’ll come across this year, featuring over an hour’s worth of psychedelic, kick-heavy odds ‘n’ ends.
Icelandic electronic musician and contemporary classical music composer Jóhann Jóhannsson broke into the mainstream consciousness earlier this year with his breathtaking score for the acclaimed Hollywood film Prisoners. Now, he’s set to take his astounding score for last year’s Bill Morrison-directed documentary The Miners’ Hymns on the road for a handful of screenings, which you can find information about on his website. Jóhannsson will be constructing the music live with a number of brass ensembles, and judging from the above rehearsal video, it’s going to be fucking epic. Check it!
With an elegant piano intro, and adorned with bells and chimes, “With Me,” the new cut from Cashmere Cat’s forthcoming EP Wedding Bells, is the producer’s most gorgeous offering yet. But Cashmere Cat also comes forward with some sparkling electro textures and a few deft drops that make the track incredibly dynamic, attention-grabbing, and danceable as all get-out. Enjoy!
Wedding Bells is due out in January via LuckyMe.
Electronic music producer Evian Christ takes to bangers like a duck to water on this new beat of his, “Salt Carousel,” which is set for release on his Waterfall EP. Look for that early next year.
Check out a review for his Kings and Them compilation below:
NYC electronic musician L S D X O X O may have just produced Cakes Da Killa’s greatest track yet. Cake’s flow is hard and precise over “Truth Tella”‘s sauntering chiptune-esque instrumental. If you’re familiar with a certain Pokemon creepypasta, this cut might make you a little noided, but the astonishment felt by most listeners will surely be at the hands of Cakes Da Killa.
“Truth Tella” is off L S D X O X O’s new EP, S O F T C O R E, available to stream in full here. Enjoy!
With this fourth and latest self-titled Bandcamp EP, Cape Town electronic musician Jumping Back Slash continues to refine his captivating “afrotronical space music” aesthetic. If you’re familiar with JBS’s past work, this new set of tracks won’t throw you for a loop. All four are laced with tribal percussion, soulful vocal samples, progressive synth washes, and propulsive techno beats–and they’re more danceable than ever! Happy listening!
Brooklyn label Dirty Tapes certainly lives up to its name with its latest split release between Japanese electronic music producer Bun (Fumitake Tamura) and Cleveland experimental beatmaker Delofi. The instrumentals across the Colors and Winter tapes are serene, chilled, and are lent an additional avant-garde edge by their being caked in all sorts of sweet analog grime. The tapes can be streamed and ordered (on cassette, naturally) above via Dirty Tapes’ bandcamp page. Happy listening!
“Ave. B” has got to be my favorite cut from this new SNSCRN EP, and you can stream it via the Bandcamp widget above. The track’s hip hop-style groove, scurrying hi-hats, and playful vocal sampling make it a standout on this incredibly short EP, Lips. The harmonies created by the rushes of synths that occur throughout the background of the song are a wonderful touch as well. Enjoy!
On M.I.A.’s latest record, the UK-based rapper, singer, and producer takes a small step away from the noisy production that made her last record so bombastic, but still manages to deliver a series of smart, infectious, and wild banger-style party tracks.
Some of you might have heard that the California synth pop, art rock, post-punk, experimental everything outfit Xiu Xiu has a Nina Simone covers album coming out on December 3rd. Well, that’s true, but this isn’t the only thing the band has had up their sleeve!
In February of 2014, the band will be dropping a new full-length of original material, and “Stupid In the Dark” is one of the many cuts to be featured on it, and it’s a killer track. The song starts with these tense, minimal synths and beats that remind me of a Suicide track or two. Once the chorus kicks in, though–DAMN–there’s a rush of harmony as Jamie Stewart’s trademark vocals howl into night and bring words like “passion” new meaning. Enjoy!