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Listen: Rustie – ‘Surph’ feat. Nightwave, via The 405
Warning; if you’ve just had your morning coffee prepare to climb, mount and deface the walls in a hyper-electronic whirlwind.
‘Surph’ will be familiar to those that enjoyed Rustie‘s wild, restless debut album Glass Swords. Today Rustie has released a new version featuring Nightwave on vocals; sure, she could be heard in the original, but here we have some full-on club-tastic lungs brought to the front of the track.
Take yourself back to a 90’s dancefloor with this pop gem by the Glaswegian producer below, and it’ll be available as a single via Warp on April 9th
indie pop // eclectic Cruising toward widespread status, Asa Taccone & Matthew Compton are the scrumptious and charming Electric Guest from LA. A Dangerous Mouse is the secret ingredient in their addictive confections; giving us a catchy, carefree, Motown-tinged retro strut on “This Head I Hold” followed by a 9-minute capsule of slow-release, pop ballad […]
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Dumbo Gets Mad & Venice – Viaje Astral(by…, via Undomondo
EDC New York 2012 Tickets, Lineup, & Information is a post from: Electronic Dance Music Blog – DropBeatsNotBombs.com. EDC New York 2012 Information 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink. ID Required! About a week ago it was made official that Insomniac Events and Pacha NYC would be bringing one of the largest electronic dance music festivals, EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) to New York on May 19th and 20th at MetLife Stadium. 3 Massive stages with […]
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Collectivising music and placing it in a pop utopia, WE is a project that contradicts individualism in a song. Pil and Galia Kollectiv will be performing it this Wednesday, 7th March, at the Dalston Victoria, as part of a night of experimental music called ‘TAPOTOAL’ (Tools and Principles of Transformation on All Levels). Just don’t go along expecting a perfect tribute act to all your favourite hits. Fans of Peggy March and Sister Act beware.
Jesse Ash on Bobby Fischer.
Jesse Ash, who’s work often investigates rumour and control of information, told a story about the chess master, Bobby Fischer, when interviewed by David Lewis for UOVO in 2008.
“… his match against Boris Spassky in Reykjavik really interests me. The match was presented as a ‘cold war battle’ and so had deep political significance, yet all this hype and ‘meaning’, revolved around the game, with its own rules, formulas, patterns. I like the way this ‘meaning’ is represented, or signified through the formal elements of these wooden chess pieces, their individual moves, sequences, the checquered board and its territories… The funny thing is that as I’m thinking about this, I can hear the British national anthem in my head … because while I was looking into this event in Iceland, I watched a documentary on the cod wars between British and Icelandic fishermen. There’s a scene where one of the British fishing boats plays the anthem through a tiny radio propped on the deck of his boat in the middle of North Sea. He stands there, in his boat facing Iceland. It’s a really humble action of defiance. The cod war was taking place at the same time as the chess match. I love the idea of this tiny, crackling sound in the middle of a vast expanse of water, playing simultaneously as Bobby Fischer moves a wooden piece which has potential significance to global politics. This was meant to lead to a work, but I haven’t made it yet. Maybe it’s better just like this, in words?”
Well Jesse, if those words are the work, then we at the 405 like to think that we have just reproduced them by quoting them, just like the i like this art blog did before us, where we discovered them.
Adam Pendleton – Hannah Weiner’s ‘An Argument For Black Dada’
The intrigue in this performance at the ICA is the difference in speech between the main speaker, Adam Pendleton, and the other voices of Maria Fusco, Will Holder and Falke Pisano. The way they switch between each other illustrates very well a perception of Dada.
Marv Newland – Black Hula
This animation is supposedly about imperialism. All that matters is someone made a fantastic surrealist moving image for the music of King Nawahi.
Top 5 Videos of the Week // 3rd March 2012, via The 405
This week’s top videos come from Grimes, Bear In Heaven, Chairlift, Gorillaz and Nite Jewel. It was really tough picking just five videos from the brilliant selection unveiled this week, which is always great to see. The fact that we couldn’t fit in the latest videos from Bon Iver and Girls says it all really.
The queen of the video world this week has to be Grimes. We kicked off the week with an interview with her, and we end it (almost) by praising her latest video.
Remember, you can watch all the latest music videos in our TV section.
Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (KDrew Remix), via uDubstep.com
I wish that I’d gotten my own remix of this track out to the masses earlier, because KDrew just dropped an absolutely MASSIVE remix to Gotye’s mega hit “Somebody That I Used To Know.” The synth sounds work wonders for this track, as Kevin Drew (KDrew) tears a whole in the dance floor with a […]
Play Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (KDrew Remix)
Los Angeles based dubstepper Adam Glassco aka Flinch just released his 4 song EP titled ‘Light It Up‘ a couple days ago on 12th Planet’s label SMOG. I love the fact that Flinch is such a versatile dubstep artist. He can … Continue reading →
Play Flinch – Light It Up EP
Sebastien Drums & Mitch Crown – Fly Again (Original Mix), via Vacay Wave
DJ/producer Submerse has just taken the plunge and relocated from Cheshire to Tokyo. A drastic move, you might think- but the maximalist, energetic music that he creates doesn’t exactly seem native to rural northern-England. The 23 year-old’s blend of bubbly, … Continue reading →
Play Submerse – Tears + Tokyopop!
Recently releasing a compilation mix for Toolroom Records with a number of his own originals (“Feel it”, “Escape”, “Heroes”, “Work it out”, “Phoenix”, “Defection” and “Grunge”) John Dahlback has taken his custom sound in several different directions with each track. … Continue reading →
Play John Dahlback – Life (Original)
Novalima – “Festejo” (Free Download) We’ve been big fans of Novalima since their first album dropped on Mr. Bongo over six years ago. Their music always has the right balance of modern production and club beats mixed with traditional Afro-Peruvian rhythm and instrumentation. On their newest release, ‘Karimba’ out now on ESL Music, Novalima continue […]
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As you may know, every month we will go over some of our top tunes for the month as a round up of what has been good on the blog but also some sneaky numbers that have been bubbling under in our boxes when playing out. Without further ado lets get the music talking. First […]
Play Top Tunes February 2012
Sub Sub – Space Face (Techno Todd Dub), via Phuturelabs
When it comes to early 90′s straight up UK classics, you need look no further than the Hacienda in Manchester for what was hot and what was not throughout the 80′s and 90′s. A trio that came out of that scene was Sub Sub. They had hits with “Ain’t No Love” and “Space Face” as […]
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOA. WOB WOB WOB Vitamin This track has been in every club set we’ve played since back in 2009, when it originally started life as a remix for drum and bass legend TC, for his track “Deep”. We never finished … Continue reading →
Play Jack Beats – Deeper
Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix) (South London | UK Garage), via Vacay Wave
Kavinsky – RoadGame + F.O.O.L Remix, via Vacay Wave
If you love Kavinsky as much as me, I’m sure you cannot wait any longer for his upcoming full length release. Little is known about it, but Recordmakers did release his first single from it called “RoadGame” on soundcloud in … Continue reading →
Play Kavinsky – RoadGame + F.O.O.L Remix
Formed in 2006, Bowerbirds are an American folk band rooted in Raleigh, North Carolina. Once a trio, the group is now comprised of five members and led by Philip Moore (vocals, guitar) and Beth Tacular (vocals, accordion). The band […]
Play BOWERBIRDS TO RELEASE THIRD FULL LENGTH ALBUM
Gilles Peterson Worldwide Box Of Delights, via GIANT STEP™
The past few installments of the Worldwide Show, Gilles has been running the show solo – taking us deep into the mind of a musical guru. He never fails to introduce the listening audience to cuts that the artists themselves have barely heard outside of the studio. We are delighted to catch up with this […]
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