Anamanaguchi -「Pop It (feat. meesh彡☆)」

New York chiptune outfit Anamanaguchi are gearing up for another album cycle in 2015, and the title of this forthcoming release will be [USA].

While many automatically think of 8-bit music when the name Anamanaguchi comes up, the band’s last full-length touched down on a variety of genres: Japanese pop, electro house, power pop.

This new track sits firmly in electropop territory, featuring candy-coated synthesizers, a funky groove, and almost shamelessly bubblegum lyrics from guest vocalist meesh.

While not the eccentric and instant hit “Meow” was, “Pop It” is an incredibly fun tease for this upcoming album. Also, MARNIE THE DOG appears at the end of this video.

Maxo – Limp Bizkit (Maxo’s Bisquick Mix)

In a mix presented by LOGO Magazine, Brooklyn electronic music producer Maxo creates a medley-like series of remixes with one central theme: Limp Bizkit.

With jittery rhythms and jazzy synth embellishments, Maxo reinvents one infamous Bizkit song after another, taking on some of their biggest hits: “Break Stuff,” “Rollin’,” “Nookie,” and “My Way” are just a few.

Yeah, it’s silly and ridiculous, but that’s the point. Have a laugh, put on a smile, and enjoy the absurd reinterpretations of the oughts’ more embarrassing musical moments.

Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers

Andy Stott explores more electornic subgenres on his latest full-length release.

NMESH – Welcome To Warp Zone! (Tiny Mix Tapes 4​-​Hour Video Game Mix)

Welcome to Warp Zone! [via Tiny Mix Tapes]

NMESH, the alias of Kentuckian electronic music producer and ex-drummer Alex Koenig, is committed to the concept of the “guest mix” to an almost unhealthy extent. Consider the above 4-and-a-half-hour-long, 10 “world” conceptual mix he created for Tiny Mix Tapes.

With the tagline, “TINY MIX TAPES HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED BY NINJAS. ARE YOU A BAD ENOUGH DUDE TO SAVE TINY MIX TAPES?”clearly this is not the product of a sane mind. This is the work of a person who has spent way too much time with the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog and Ryu Hayabusa. Basically, Koenig’s my kind of guy and Welcome to Warp Zone! is the musical even of the year in my book. If you too feel keen to listen to 4 and a half hours of retro-virtual inanity, tune in above and enjoy!

Mr. Oizo – The Church

Mr. Oizo’s new album for Brainfeeder Records takes on a punchier, more West Coast sound.

Living In Frames – “Can’t Dream”

Previously mentioned Living In Frames has a new single titled “Can’t Dream,” and it’s a joyous exercise in ambient maximalism. There lies no subtlety in the wailing production on this song, nor should there be. Beginning with a beautiful and layered chord progression, the song consistently hints at dropping into dance territory. However, every time the booming steps threaten to overshadow the song–at 2:40 the song literally teases a 2010-esque dubstep drop–they quickly dissolve away again. Living In Frames is not afraid to employ every sound at his disposal: dark ghost vocals, harsh reverb, glittery synths to fill out the sound, but most importantly, an ear for incredible melodies.

- Garrett Cottingham

Black Spirituals – “Radiant”

With Of Deconstruction, Oakland free improvisation duo Black Spirituals has delivered one of the year’s greatest potpourri albums. Bassist and electronics operator Zachary James Watkins and percussionist Marshall Trammell found each of the album’s three substantial pieces on simple and vague grooves, exploring every bit of space they have to offer. Above, check out 20-minute opener “Radiant,” which rides modulated bass riffs, flourishes of static noise, and skittering drum fills through countless phases. Its effortless fusion of such styles as noise rock, avant-garde metal, EAI, free-jazz, and freaking cumbia, makes this perhaps the most expressive rock project I’ve heard all year. Enjoy!

Of Deconstruction is out now via SIGE Records. Although this is only Black Spirituals’ debut, they have apparently already garnered the attention of eminent electronic art musician and theorist Pauline Oliveros, who contributes a quote to the album’s Bandcamp page. Way to go!

I Am Your Destruction – Self-Titled

The new IAYD record brings together 8-bit synth timbres and with the kinds of “drops” popular in present-day EDM.

Flying Lotus – “Medication Meditation” ft. Krayzie Bone

With the expanded edition of Grand Theft Auto V comes a whopping 162 new songs across the game’s 17 radio stations. Flying Lotus’ Fly Lo FM has been supplemented with new music from Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs, and DOOM to name just a few. Above you can stream a new Flying Lotus-produced track “Medication Meditation,” which features a couple of verses from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Krayzie Bone, background vocals from frequent FlyLo collaborator Niki Randa, and of course there’s some slick bass work from Thundercat all over this thing. Now, this song may not offer the free-jazz euphoria of You’re Dead!, but I sure as hell wouldn’t mind blasting this in the car while cruising around San Andreas.

GTA V is out on next-gen consoles now via Rockstar Games, with a limited edition box set of the expanded soundtrack due out December 9 via Mass Appeal. Here’s our review of Flying Lotus’ latest record You’re Dead!:

Machinedrum – “Endless Love”

North Carolina electronic music producer Machinedrum readies a b-sides album that’s going to be released via Ninja Tune this week. It’s a series of cuts that didn’t make it onto his last record: Vapor City. Some of these tracks make for a pretty gorgeous experience–especially “Endless Love” here. This song features some sparkling acoustic guitar arpeggios, serene guest vocals, and a peppy set of kick drums. Enjoy!