New York chiptune outfit Anamanaguchi are gearing up for another album cycle in 2015, and the title of this forthcoming release will be [USA].
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.
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 explores more electornic subgenres on his latest full-length release.
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’s new album for Brainfeeder Records takes on a punchier, more West Coast sound.
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
The new IAYD record brings together 8-bit synth timbres and with the kinds of “drops” popular in present-day EDM.
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!