A new song by Hirobleep has been uploaded for two reasons. Outside of it being a new song from him, he also put it together using the Yellofier app created by the Swiss electronic music duo Yello. The app has already received a number of positive reviews, and now you can hear Hirobleep’s results here.
Cass. has created a remix for Cristallin, and the song in question is called “Grand Combin”. It is a brilliant exploration into the electronic unknown, but once the beat kicks in, it all becomes known. Or maybe it’s the soothing synth intro that makes the sonic surroundings familiar. It could easily be the outro but by the time you’ve figured out, you realize you have embraced the song in full. Or perhaps the song has embraced you.
A new album has been released by Hirobleep, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he already has three more finished and another four on the way. This is good, because he makes some incredible music, as he continues to do on XYZ.
Just as his previous effort, See You On The Other Side, was a introduction of sorts to the next phase of his output, XYZ goes further and deeper into the sounds established there. The dance grooves are tight, and I also love the minimalist approach he embraces. If one gets caught in a synthesizer riff, they’ll find the chords and phrases unfolding into something new, yet still showing footprints from the path in which it came from. When Hirobleep gets into a bit of house and techno, you can truly feel the bass pumping through the speakers, I can only imagine what this would do to people in a club setting. The music here pumps from start to finish, and I definitely want this to continue.
When you take a deep listen to your music, are you someone who has the urge to crush your ears with fruit? You may watch this unusual practice in “Deaf Christian”, the new video by soft drink enthusiast (or not) Co La. The song will be on his Software Recordings album Moody Coup, to be released on May 7th.
If you are a cyclist, your means of progress begins with moving forward. If you are artist The Cyclist, you do something similar, and that is to put your “Bones In Motion”.
Maybe that’s stretching things, but artist The Cyclist did record a song called “Bones In Motion” and now he has created a video for the track. It’s also the title track to his latest creation, available now via Leaving/Stones Throw. The vinyl pressing was released today, so snag that by clicking the middle Amazon box below.
Your eyes and ears are not deceiving you: this is a brand new track from Tricky, and he is joined by vocalist Francesca Belmonte as a means to haunt you in a concise manner. This song is called “Does It”, and he does, or even better: “they do”. It is from Tricky’s brand new False Idols album, due out May 28th.
Steffaloo’s Would You Stay (Mush) has been digging the scene since last year, but now a full on dig has been created by Avec Avec. Steffaloo enter the world of Avec Avec with a nice remix of “Can’t You See”, where the obvious response is “I want you just for me”, and now you can titillate its bass and snares by grabbing its hips and making it sway back and forth.
I’m going to admit this to all of you: this video is kind of boring, even though it is called “Werk”. However, Slava does a fine job at making this song work, and maybe that’s the point. Create a video that is a bit stagnant but create song that bumps, rides and grooves. If that’s his motive, I liked it. I found the scenes with the receptionist quite sexy but other than that: boring. The song: not boring at all.
The cover for his forthcoming double album, Raw Solutions (Software), looks as if he is peeling off his flesh. Freaky.
The primary “voice” behind Pick A Piper is drummer Brad Weber, and along with Dan Roberts, Angus Fraser, and Clint Scrivener, this Canadian project is about flirting with electronic music and licking it from the back to discover the kind of excitement that may be surprising to most.
Their self-titled debut (Mint) is an album that highlights the power of electronic music, both old and new, while throwing it in a pop and dance atmosphere, allowing it to get to know each other and get off how they can communicate so well with one another. “Cinders And Dust” may sound like mechanical bossa nova at first with a drum machine becoming distorted in the distance, but it finds itself discovering new paths along its duration. From the outside, “South To Polynesia” doesn’t sound distinctly Polynesian at all. No Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan, or Hawaiian sounds, but a part of its rhythm may very well be Tahitian influenced, or maybe the song is missing its inner ’ere. It sounds more like Afrobeat mixed in with different sounds from Brazil.
While one may expect electronic manipulations throughout, it’s great when something comes off as being rock driven. Pick A Piper is very much rhythm driven, thanks to Weber, and anyone who loves wicked drums and playing with time signatures will love what is created here. Or as “Hour Hands” sounds, as if it went into Scritti Politti land and went diving into a pool of easy listening pleasure. The album is indeed a pleasure, especially the gentle play between the instrumentation and vocals. Lick it from the back, so you can allow the music to zing up your spine. You’re welcome.
(The album will be released on April 2nd.)
A new track by Rudimental has been given the remix treatment by Kill Paris. The song is called “Feel The Love”, and you may be able to feel it (and more) after listening to it. The original mix will be released on their Home album, scheduled for release on April 30th via Big Beat Records.
If you like what you hear, they will be doing the SXSW thing before doing a few shows on the east and west coasts of North America.
March 13… Austin, TX (SXSW) (DJ)
March 14… Austin, TX (SXSW) (live)
March 15… Austin, TX (SXSW) (live)
March 16… Bardot, Miami FL (Black Butter party) (DJ)
March 17… Miami, FL (Ultra Music Festival) (live)
March 18… New York, NY (Black Butter party @ Santos) (DJ)
March 19… New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) (live)
March 21… San Francisco, CA (Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop) (live)
March 22… Los Angeles, CA (Black Butter Party @ Key Club) (DJ)
March 23… Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour) (live)