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  • Warpaint – “Love Is To Die”
  • In genuinely surprising news, Warpaint have announced a new album! Warpaint will be the band’s…

    Read more articles like “Warpaint – “Love Is To Die”” on PMA – Pretty Much Amazing.

  • Katy B – “I Like You”
  • Katy B – “I Like You”
  • Katy B’s new album Little Red won’t see light of day until early 2014 but…

    Read more articles like “Katy B – “I Like You”” on PMA – Pretty Much Amazing.

  • Joey Bada$$ – “My Jeep”
  • “My Jeep” is off of the commercial edition of Joey Bada$$’ mixtape Summer Knights, which…

    Read more articles like “Joey Bada$$ – “My Jeep”” on PMA – Pretty Much Amazing.

  • Kanye West previews new song “I Am Not Here”
  • Throughout his absolutely bonkers Yeezus Tour Kanye West has been previewing little bits and pieces…

    Read more articles like “Kanye West previews new song “I Am Not Here”” on PMA – Pretty Much Amazing.

  • ScHoolboy Q – “Banger (MOSHPIT)”
  • Here’s the video for what we have been told is not, we repeat, is NOT…

    Read more articles like “ScHoolboy Q – “Banger (MOSHPIT)”” on PMA – Pretty Much Amazing.

  • Disclosure – “Apollo”
  • Aside from the odd tiff with Azealia Banks, we haven’t heard much from Disclosure’s Guy…

    Read more articles like “Disclosure – “Apollo”” on PMA – Pretty Much Amazing.

  • Lady Gaga – “Venus”
  • There are only a couple of weeks left before Lady Gaga’s vexing ARTPOP hits shelves,…

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  • Reflektor is Arcade Fire’s OK Computer
  • Reflektor is Arcade Fire’s OK Computer
  • Our review of Arcade Fire’s most daring album yet.

    Read more articles like “Reflektor is Arcade Fire’s OK Computer” on PMA – Pretty Much Amazing.

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  • Kulkid "U Were The One"
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  • French producer Kulkid has already built a following based on a string of remixes that have managed to turn a variety of source material (Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, Mumford & Sons) into dancefloor fodder. Featured here, his debut original track “U Were The One” finds a crisp steel-drum melody rubbing shoulders with a very of-the-moment pitched vocal sample and a snappy house beat that will undoubtedly fit into a range of DJ mixes.

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  • Perfume Advert "Lampers"
    3:13, via XLR8R MP3s
  • Producers Aaron Turner and Tom Brown (a.k.a. Perfume Advert) concern themselves with the slower ends of chugging house. “Lampers,” the title track from the pair’s forthcoming cassette for Montreal’s 1080p Collection label, slinks down around 110 bpm, utilizing a bulbous kick and fine layers of scratched surfaces and shuffling metallics to fashion a low-slung rhythm.

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  • Orphan Swords "Caim"
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  • Sound experimentalist and founder of the Idiosyncratics label Yannick Franck works with Maze as industrial-slanted techno duo Orphan Swords. Featured here, “Caim” is a new track from the pair which arrives before its upcoming three-track tape is released sometime next month. The single is made up of a screeching, splitting bell tone that wavers above locked grooves and dubby synth undulations; the whole thing is pushed along by a sterile book-kat beat.

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  • FACT mix 406: Mark Pritchard (Part 2)
  • The UK veteran shares his journey through jungle music, spreading 56 tracks over 90 minutes of music.
  • Jeremiah Jae plans Dirty Collections 7″ series for Warp – download first single ‘Fun’ now
  • Jae arrives on Warp with a string of vinyl releases. After this summer’s Bad Jokes mixtape and the announcement he’d signed to Warp, Chicago beatmaker Jeremiah Jae has announced that his first official releases on the British label will take […]
  • On Record: Thefft praises the pop smarts and business nous of Mr Scruff’s Trouser Jazz
  • Mount Kimbie – CSFLY Remixes
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  • Mount Kimbie – CSFLY Remixes
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  • Lee Gamble and DJ Koze offer up some tidy remixes of material from Mount Kimbie’s second album with Oneman and Kyle Hall waiting in the wings.
  • Om Unit – Threads
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  • Om Unit – Threads
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  • With an impressive catalogue of EPs that cross many genre boundaries, Om Unit now delivers his first full long-player for Civil Music.
  • Little Animal – Everyday
  • Traditionally, a one-man band is a type of street performer or novelty act, a guy who straps a bunch of instruments to his body, and plays them all at the same time. Hands, feet, teeth…anything goes. In some respects, most classical composers were one-man bands. They just didn’t have the technology to produce music, and […]
  • NONONO – Pumpin Blood (The Jane Doze Remix)
  • Sweden’s NONONO are poised for a full global takeover any second now. I haven’t caught the live show yet, but some friends in NYC hit their show(s) at CMJ this past week and relayed the fact that their live performance is one for the ages. So to go in tandem with dynamite recorded melodies, they […]
  • video: Julia Holter – "Horns Surrounding Me"
  • LA-based experimental singer/songwriter Julia Holter has unveiled the video for “Horns Surrounding Me”, taken from her recent album Loud City Song’’. Directed by Angus Borsos, the video is said to be based on a concept by Nite Jewel‘s Ramona Gonzalez and is described by Borsos as a “soft Disney nightmare”. Watch it below.

  • stream: Warpaint – "Love Is To Die"
  • American all-girl rock band Warpaint have announced details of their new, self-titled album. Recorded and mixed with Flood (with the exception of two songs mixed by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich), ‘Warpaint‘ will be released January 21 and is the follow up to their first album ‘The Fool’, which came out in 2010. Hear a track from the LP, “Love Is to Die”, below.

  • stream: Disclosure – "Apollo"
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    Chart-topping UK dance duo Disclosure — who released their excellent Mercury-nominated debut album, Settle, this past May — are back with a massive new track entitledApollo”. Give it a listen below.

  • Miami Horror – Real Slow (L D R U Remix)
    3:13, via Salacious Sound
  •   The latest from L D R U is a reeeeeeealll beauty. L D R U on: SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter   //Ziad Ramley
  • Motez Joins Sweat It Out Music
    3:13, via Salacious Sound
  •   In a move that shocked nobody following Australia’s burgeoning music scene, Adelaide producer Motez announced today that he’s joining the likes of Yolanda Be Cool, Parachute Youth, What So […]
  • Black Yaya – Paint A Smile On Me (Breakbot Remix)
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  • Black Yaya – Paint A Smile On Me (Breakbot Remix)
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  • Black Yaya – Paint A Smile On Me (Breakbot Remix)
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  •     Newly-minted French label, Partyfine, just released the remixes of 6th official EP, Paint A Smile On Me by Black Yaya. For those curious to know, Black Yaya is […]
  • LIZ – U Over Them (Peking Duk & CRNKN Remix)
    3:13, via Salacious Sound
  •     This Peking Duk x CRNKN collab is four minutes and fourty-three seconds of poppy goodness, gently sprinkled with a powerful low end.   If, for some reason, you […]
  • Renaissance Of Tomorrow
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  • The second volume of the ‘Savage Planet Discotheque’ series by Computer Jay, which is out now on Pugilista Trading Company, has been described variously as ‘beautiful and passionate’ and ‘sinister but funky…the ideal soundtrack for a Halloween party on the
  • Borderline Analogtronics
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  • Back at the beginning of last year, Paris duo OJ and Gold aka Union put out the ‘Anagatronics’ album on Fat Beats which featured vocal contributions contributions from artists such as MF Doom, Talib Kweli and Guilty Simpson, and nearly
  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • [MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59
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  • This week’s highlights are all about music for those late night pensive moments, the backing tracks to those times we lie awake lost in thought. … Continue reading »
  • Morcheeba || Gimme Your Love
  • Viadrina || Jeannie
  • Ben Pearce || What I Might Do
  • Disclosure || Apollo
  • Ase & David Marston || Just A Little Lovin’
  • Released: September 2012
  • Listen to Hervé’s Jacking New House Track "Lion (Drop It)"
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  • Listen to Hervé’s Jacking New House Track "Lion (Drop It)"
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  • Listen to Hervé’s Jacking New House Track "Lion (Drop It)"
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  • Joshua Harvey is a man of many names. Back when he and Sinden were tighter than fat kids in spandex, he called himself The Count. Harvey was also a part of the Avengers-like supergroup Machines Don't Care, which brought together some of electronic music's mightiest superheroes: Drop The Lime, Fake Blood, Toddla T, Sinden, Trevor Loveys and Affie Yusuf. And let's not forget his releases as Voodoo Chilli, Action Man, Count of Monte Cristal, Dead Soul Brothers, The Things, The Young Lovers… I mean, where does he even pull these names out of? I don't think we really want to know. 
     
    But without a doubt, the most recognizable of Harvey's alteregos is Hervé, the pseudonymn most synomous with the jacking, bass-heavy club hits with which he made his name. Apparently, the guy also never sleeps. Hot on the heels of two releases from earlier this year—both on his Cheap Thrills label—Hervé is back with a three-track EP called Lion. We're premiering the title track for ya, and don't be fooled by the flashy, almost Christmas-y trap jingle that starts it off. You're up for an icy cool house tune made for putting your head down and blissing out on the dancefloor. This is some real fucking feel-good stuff. 
     
    Lion is out November 11 on Cheap Thrills Records 
     
  • Stream Kraak and Smaak’s New Album ‘Chrome Waves’
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  • Stream Kraak and Smaak’s New Album ‘Chrome Waves’
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  • Stream Kraak and Smaak’s New Album ‘Chrome Waves’
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  • Stream Kraak and Smaak’s New Album ‘Chrome Waves’
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  • Stream Kraak and Smaak’s New Album ‘Chrome Waves’
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  • Stream Kraak and Smaak’s New Album ‘Chrome Waves’
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  • Kraak and Smaak are a trio of music makers and booty shakers from the Dutch town of Leiden, a town that is known for sending the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in the 17th century, and for birthing trance demi-God Armin van Buuren. Oscar de Jong, Mark Kneppers and Wim Plug have been making some of the funkiest festival jams around for the last decade and have ignited crowds with their high energy live shows at festivals and venues across the globe. They've been penned not only as stellar producers but also as one of those "must see live bands" that captures the mind, body, and soul with their high-energy performances.

    Kraak and Smaak just released their fourth studio album Chrome Waves and it's jam packed with eleven tracks of their signature brand of electro-funkyness and includes some awesome guest vocalists such as Ben Westbeech, of recent Breach fame. The dudes were nice enough to not only supply all of us THUMPers with an album stream but also took the time to answer some questions about essential DJ travel items, favorite edibles and those special things from their hometown that they just can't live without. So lock into to their new album and get ready to Kraak, Smaak and pop! 

    THUMP: How did the name of your group come about? Is it just a play on words with a Dutch twist?
    Kraak and Smaak: It's a twisted Dutch proverb, and within this context it means "crunchy and tasty." When we started out we sent around demos to various European labels and used it as a letter header. Jalapeno Records, the label that signed us—and we are still signed to—liked it so much we decided to keep it as our name.

    You guys are from Leiden in the Netherlands. What are three things from Leiden that you hold most dear to your hearts?
    The dunes and the North Sea, which is only a couple of miles away; the old city centre of Leiden, which is much alike Amsterdam but smaller; the yearly festivities on October 3 which celebrate the end of the Spanish siege of Leiden in 1574 (yes, it’s a little while ago, we know). It’s such an important local event that even international DJ megastar Armin van Buuren (also a Leiden native) drops by every year to play.

    Best festival experience. Go.
    Playing on the Detroit Music Festival was really cool; right in the city centre and below these staggering GM towers… wow. Afterwards we took a cab to Detroit’s outskirts, to an old rollerskate rink where Moodymann played old boogie funk and disco records in between the locals. Really cool.

    Worst festival experience. Go.
    We got booked for a one-off, big capacity open air festival on New Year's Eve in New-Zealand—more or less at the end of the world from where we’re living—only to find out we were DJing very early, and nobody showed up. Well, there were ten or so people.

    Who's been your favorite person to work with on a track?
    Lately we have been working a lot with Sam Duckworth, of Get Cape Wear Cape Fly fame. He’s on our current single, "Good For The City," and he is an absolute pleasure to work with. Very relaxed, a good songwriter, a nice, typical UK indie voice. We are already recording more songs with him, we’ll definitely release more collabs in the future.

    Who would be your dream guest vocalist on a track? 
    David Bowie would be kinda nice but Arcade Fire beat us to it, so no fun in that anymore.

    What are some of your favorite things to do when you're not performing or making music?
    Classic album cover embroidery.

    If you had to live on one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
    White beans in tomato sauce—canned.

    What are your essential DJ travel items?
    An iPhone power cable, earplugs and the strongest suitcase you can find.

    Who are some of your favorite DJs/producers of the moment?
    KinK, Art of Tones, Johnny Jewel (Italians Do It Better), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, James Murphy, Todd Terje.

    Being from the Netherlands are you guys fans of hardstyle and gabber?
    Of course; once in a while we shave our heads, put on our Australian tracksuits and go mental to Technohead’s classic "I Want To Be a Hippy" 

     

    David is 99% sure he's been to the Netherlands @DLGarber

  • Meet Islamabad’s Only Trap Star, Talal Qureshi
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  • Talal Qureshi lives in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital and its most internationally-connected cultural hub. He's generated quite a buzz around the bass-heavy corners of the Internet, and earlier this week he released the video for his new single "Lollicops," which pairs the song's reggae-scented dubstep and trap leanings with a story about two crooked Islamabad cops looking for something to occupy their time. “You always see police here looking for something to do,” says video director Aisha Linnea Akhtar. Akhtar feels the song's leisurely reggae gait complements the slow-moving feel of life in Islamabad—but in both cases, there’s drama to be heard if you listen closely. 

    "There’s so many men on the street here, and dudes are really into each other here in this exuberant way," says the 20-something model and film director. "There are a lot of stories I’d like to cover, and the problem with the Pakistan scene is people slag things off as often being ‘too local.’” Co-directors Aisha Linnea and Shahbaz Shigri are also set to release a feature-length film on Islamabad’s “Pindi boy” street culture, titled Gol Chakkar, with Talal Qureshi producing much of its EDM-centric soundtrack.

    The electronic music fanbase in Pakistan skews towards trance and deep house music, which gets a prime evening slot on the country’s two favored music stations, FM89 and FM91. Even Radio Pakistan, the country’s national radio station, occasionally spins electronic remixes of older Pakistani classics. But in terms of a palpable, local music scene, it’s more like an oasis.  

    “Most of the shows I have done have been organized by myself, or by a specific niche group who really believes in my music. Sponsored shows hardly see the light of the day for an artist like me in this country,” says Qureshi.

    Like most of South Asia and the Middle East, because of stringent censor boards, music is exposed and shared exclusively over social networks. And access to YouTube has been blocked across the country for over a year now, so unless you know your way around proxy servers, you better find another channel.

    For better or worse, most of the sleeper hits in Pakistan go viral not because they’re good, but because they’re horribly bad—like Rebecca Black after a lobotomy. It all started with Taher Shah's ridiculous ballad, "Eye to Eye," which immediately propelled the unknown singer from complete obscurity to a nationwide punch line. Even last week the viral Internet welcomed a new "hit" in the form of Shabo Lonna's laughable Gaga remake, "Eid Mubarak," released as a lead-up to the Muslim holiday Eid. Shabo Lonna is a transgendered artist, formerly known as Shabx, who could have never gotten past Pakistan’s censor boards, but found overnight success after uploading dozens of previously unsuccessful videos to services like Last.fm, Vimeo and even Facebook. 

    “My sister posted that Eid Mubarak song on my wall and everyone was comparing her to Taher Shah,” says Talal. “People consider Taher Shah to be practically a genre now for things that are so bad, they're amusing.” Talal Qureshi realizes that most people sharing these videos don’t realize that they may have been made bad on purpose. “The really funny thing is, even if we make something tongue-in-cheek, even if we don’t take it seriously, people take it seriously.” 

    Talal has gotten considerable love outside Pakistan and his profile is starting to pick up locally as well. Bobby Friction, an electronic DJ on East Village Radio and an inexhaustable list of BBC channels, referred to him as “the sound of the future.” His productions are cavernous and thick, with rooms for snaps, glitches, and ghostly synths. His album Equator sounds like something that Geiom—the 90s UK Rave & proto-dubstep producer—might have made if there was no ketamine in Europe. THUMP spoke to Talal Qureshi about living, partying, and making dope trap music in Islamabad.

    THUMP: So you just released the "Lollicops" video. How has the response been thus far?
    Talal Qureshi: I wasn’t expecting all these Pakistanis to be liking trapstep right now. "Lollicops" was supposed to be a fun video—Aisha Linnea and Shabaz Shigri came up with the whole crazy cop thing. Because the beat has a sample of Adil Omar spelling out "I.S.L.A.M.A.B.A.D," I think their concept fit perfectly well. We were looking more or less for party scenes but the scene turned out to be more like a typical Pakistani party, which hardly has girls in it.

    I guess that’s not too different from a Chief Keef video.
    It’s hard to pull off a video like Diplo would, in Pakistan—so we have to work with having boys. 

    Tell us about Islamabad.
    Islamabad is a great place, but people think it's boring. It depends on the crowd you hang out with. Islamabad has all this natural beauty—you don’t see mountains in every city. And everyone actually follows the rules—traffic signals and everything. Unlike Karachi or Lahore, it’s an “international city.” 

    What's the music industry like in Pakistan as opposed to, say, the UK or India?
    The only problem with Pakistan's music industry is that they want to serve the commercial masses, and the audience expects you to keep some things traditional; they want you to represent Pakistan. That’s all they ask for in the music. Pakistan’s more on the traditional side—they like the acoustic stuff, the folk stuff. Pakistani musicians like adding all the traditional instruments to every track. "We should add sarangi, we should add sitar, we should add flute, we should add…. [laughs] every single instrument." I’m trying to change the whole scene here. I’ve been experimenting a lot, and I've been doing traditional music as well, with traditional instruments. 

    It’s kind of hard to explain the situation on the UK side of things because the bhangra industry is so stuck in the 90s, but it’s the same with Pakistan—they just want to listen to pop music. In the UK they just want electro-punjabi-bhangra music to dance at their weddings.

    Would you say you have any peers in Pakistan?
    Well, the Internet has changed everything. All over Pakistan they’re trying to come up with electronic stuff. But their stuff is more on the trippy side, like house, trance, that stuff. There's a lot of electronic music and its very monotonous, very exstacy-ish. They’re also not trying to promote their music like I am. It’s mostly just people doing it for a hobby.

    There are people who contact me from all over, in rural Quetta even. I dont think we should think about the cities as defining the people too much. I used to live in Hyderabad, which is much less westernized than Islamabad, and when I go back there all I do is produce music. 

    I notice more things going on in India. They have big festivals there for electronic music like NH7 [India’s largest electronic, rap and rock festival that takes place in Bangalore]. They’re even bringing dubstep into their Bollywood stuff.

    How do you approach your composition process?
    Variation is something I try to do when I make music, so I try changing the beat on every bar. I like to start off with a slow tempo and change it into something crazy—that was pretty much the whole idea with "Lollicops." If I’m making music, I like to experiment with traditional sounds as well. Reggae also fits well—it sounds fresh. I was thinking of doing a reggae song with a dubstep drop, and I was trying to experiment with screwing down Adil’s voice. But walking through Islamabad and seeing the mountains, the track just came naturally.

    You’re not into Molly?
    I’ve heard a lot of parties in Islamabad have been giving away ecstasy. One girl even died by overdosing on ecstasy at one of those parties about a year ago. I’ve been doing music for 12 years and I’ve been doing it sober. There’s a lot of hash and weed that's going around wherever I’m playing. I don’t know about any other drugs. And people tell producers to do acid or ecstasy just so they can start being creative, but I dont need hash or weed to make music.

    It seems everyone wants to sensationalize the electronic scene in Islamabad—even Reuters. What are your thoughts on it?
    I don’t like parties. I don’t like to go to raves. They happen in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. They just bring some DJ from America or something and organize a party and go all night in a farm house. A lot of Pakistani producers are into deep house music, and I guess that's the kind of audience they wanna serve. They don’t care about local talent though.

    How so?
    They’re booking random DJs—DJs who I don’t know about that have like 400 friends on facebook. The people who are putting on these parties don’t appreciate local talent. They’ll call a DJ from London; they’ll pay their fee and give them the treatment. And usually they find ladies who DJ—specifically goris (white girls). Edward Maya was brought out to Islamabad, and it was the worst choice. That guy came in, he performed two songs, then DJ'd for six songs and left. There was a huge crowd of people for Maya and 4 packed police vans were provided for his own personal security. They paid him three million rupees (roughly $49,000) for 30 minutes. You could you spend three million rupees to put on an entire electronic festival.

    Is there anything to “Pakistani deep house” yet?
    I dont think there is anything to that yet, but we can probably come up with something [laughs].

    Where do you go in Pakistan if you want to hear good electronic music?
    Pakistan DJ network is very active on Facebook. They do house parties in Pakistan. It’s gradually happening right now, but it’s going to take another four or five years, since we’re 15 years behind everyone right now. if a song like "Like a G6" was released in 2010, we’re going to hear it in 2012. There is also Forever South, but among many of Pakistan's good producers, their main focus is to sample old Urdu songs and try to turn them into electronic songs. It’s like a mashup that doesn’t really go well. They look at it from a druggie perspective, like, "oh, that sounds trippy." They overuse that word "trippy”and make music which is good to dance and be on drugs to.

    That doesn’t sound too far off from anywhere else.
    Yeah. [laughs]

    Has anything happened during a live set that you’ll always remember?
    I was spinning an A-levels school party, like a prom type-night, and I was playing electro music because these kids all had glowsticks and there were strobe lights and everything. This guy came up to me and said, "Listen man, you need to play something commercial. People aren't enjoying the music." But when I saw them they were going ahhh and doing their Pakistani moves. But a lot of people came up to request music like, “Can you play Jennifer Lopez?"

    I won’t name the school but they all had alcohol on their breaths. This little kid tried to offer me some alcohol, and said, “You should have some alcohol, you’ll be loosed.” That's exactly what he said. “You’ll be loosed.”

    @BasimBTW

  • Stream the 15th Anniversary Re-Issue ‘The Big Booya’
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  • Stream the 15th Anniversary Re-Issue ‘The Big Booya’
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  • Happy Monday! Unknown to the Unknown has announced another classic re-issue and this time it's courtesy of two French house pioneers known as Jess and Crabbe. And I'm talking, like, really French, like "one of them has worked with Daft Punk" French. The Parisian originators will celebrate the 15 year anniversary of their 1999 anthem "The Big Booya" by re-releasing it on wax, re-rubbed and remixed. "Fantasy horrorcore" duo, Numbers signees Kodiak went hardcore on their raw, distorted version of the title track, while Internet enigma Matrixxman took a dusty, vintage trip for his smooth version of the B-side, "Council." You may not recognize the title but there's a good chance that when you hear those first couple notes you'll sit up and be like, "Wait I totally know this!" And if you don't you know, now you know. Blast this out the car window while driving to the club… middle finger up!

    The Big Booya 2013 EP is out December 1 on Hot Haus Recs / Unknown to the Unknown.

  • THUMP’s Labels in Residence: Kitsuné – Horixon
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  • Welcome to THUMP's Labels in Residency series, where an esteemed record label takes over our (CMS) decks, showering DJ mixes on you like manna from heaven. Crank the foam machine, lower the disco ball, and check back here often—there'll be a different party every two weeks. Kicking things off: the godfathers of French cool, Kitsuné.

    Most of my whims are completely nonsensical. And yes, usually food-related. Like, eat three scoops of peanut butter and jelly ice cream at 4AM when it's so cold out my tits are about to chip off—sure, sounds good! Throw some chicken skin in the deep fryer for a nutritious evening snack. Why the hell not?
     
    The whims of Andrew Armstrong, from the English synth-pop band Monarchy (whose last music video was an operatic goth ditty starring Dita Von Teese), are slightly more productive than mine. Armstrong and his soccer buddy, a dude named John Sambrooke, decided to hang out in the studio before every game, casually collaborating on a couple club tunes before hitting the field to score some gooaaaaaaals. And that, kids, is how Horixon was born.
     
    Soon, they scored big, hooking Chicago O.G. Robert Owens to sing vocals on their first track, "Lifeline." The straight-from-the-80s house tune kicks off this mix they made us, which also features one of the deepest, drippiest, and straight-out seductive house tunes I've heard in a while, "Crybaby J" by Jordan GCZ. Come to think of it, this whole thing is worth snogging someone to. 
     
    Tracklist:
     
    1. Horixon – Lifeline feat. Robert Owens
    2. Romanthony – Ministry Of Love (Andres remix)
    3. Horixon – Burnt Orange
    4. Dusky – Mr Man
    5. Jordan GCZ – Cry Baby J
    6. Jimpster – Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (KiNK Remix)
    7. Maya Jane Coles ft Kim Ann Foxman – Burning Brights (Franskild remix)
    8. Booka Shade – Love Inc (Butch remix)
    9. Kiwi – Chioptera
    10. Reel By Reel – Surkit
     
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