What’s that? You want to know what’s been going in our ears this week, reverberating our cochleas and sending broader vibrations throughout our bodies and by extension our audio-addled souls? That’s a coincidence: here’s this week’s Editor’s Choice.~ Photo: AJ Samuels
Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
Julio Bashmore – Husk
Julio Bashmore, also known as the phenomenal producer behind Jessie Ware’s 110%—amongst other things—has just dropped his latest blast. Dance or die.
Lana Del Rey – Ride (Active Child Remix)
Sticking with the original’s LDR softness, Active Child has created a more synth and bass texture for Lana Del Rey’s newest single ‘Ride’ off her album Born To Die.
Michael Aniser (Contributing Editor)
Marie Dior – Flood
Berlin based Marie Dior just announced a new album with the words: “No Rave, no Trap”.
Fatima Al Qadiri – Desert Strike EP
I posted the first song from Fatima Al Qadiri’s Desert Strike EP two weeks ago. Now the whole thing is out, it’s already made my 2012 top list. Watch this space for an in-depth interview soon.
AJ Samuels (Senior Print Editor)
Cut Hands – Black Mamba
Whitehouse’s William Bennet may have a dirty mouth but he’s got a crystal clear vision of the future with afro-tech project Cut Hands. And like the myriad Vatican Shadow releases of the recent past have shown: Industrial/noise/ men (and women) in black make better electronic music.
Mark Broom – Vault 5
Standout track off Berghain 06, released yesterday and mixed this time around by resident Norman Nodge. Two weeks ago, Nodge had the extremely challenging task of following Alva Noto’s gesamtkunstwerk-oriented audiovisual extravaganza at the Berghain. He did so with élan.~