Rather than operate as a music news source, Electronic Beats operates as a music information source. We want to share with you; we want you to know what we’re hearing, what’s reverberating our cochleas and sending broader vibrations throughout our bodies, and by extension our audio-addled souls. Down with that? Welcome to Editors’ Choice.
Lisa Blanning (Online Editor)
Visionist & Fatima Al Qadiri – “The Call”
This collaboration between Visionist and Fatima Al Qadiri isn’t even the best track on the former’s new EP for Lit City, so that’s saying something.
Bok Bok w/ Kelela
Forty minutes of Bok Bok live in the mix with Kelela, best known as the vocalist featured on Kingdom‘s new EP, laying bittersweet over the top. When’s the last time you heard a grime DJ with a R&B vocalist? Exactly.
Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)
Fantastic Mr Fox – “Jackal Youth”
Ok, there’s a touch of the Blawans in its scraping, metallic timbres and liberal use of reverb but there’s also a sense of restraint: like many Fantastic Mr Fox records is a masterclass in tight-sprung tension, precious little release. Far more interesting than its house-ier A-side,”The Trap”.
Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
Kink Gong – “GU QIN REMIX”
After seeing Omar Souleyman sign to the First World I decided I needed to re-scan for other music to please the abstract side of my life. Again it’s Sublime Frequencies which inspired me to check out the oevre of Monsieur Kink Gong aka Laurent Jeanneau and his terrific field recordings from mainland China.
Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)
Troller – “Graphic” (Part Time Punks Studio Session)
Since discovering Troller a few days ago, I’ve been gushing my love for the Austin, TX trio across my various social media outlets. I won’t get overly verbose here—a review is forthcoming—but this cut from their session at LA’s Part Time Punks is seriously owning my life right now. Reminds me of discovering 4AD for the first time…
Future Brown – “Wanna Party” (ft. Tink)
Okay, we all knew there was no way a collab between Fatima Al Qadiri, Nguzunguzu and J-Cush was going to suck, so no surprise here. This one is pure future bass groove, with Tink killing it on the flow. Honestly, though…”Wanna Party”? That’s the best name you could come up with for your first single? Terrible.
Jannik Schäfer (Social Media Editor)
Dexter – “Piano Love”
Meet Heilbronn’s very talented producer Dexter. Although he has to compete with a popular US TV show on Google, he’s starting to make a name for himself in the world of beatmakers. His smooth production style and obsessive sampling remind me a lot of a certain Madlib. Also make sure to check out his incredible Jazz Files tape. Pete Rock says hi.
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