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)
E.m.m.a. – Lost Encarta Files Mix
A mix of all originals from the young Keysound-affiliated producer offering an easily digestible, 20 minute introduction to her retro-futurist sound of emotive, 8-bit synth-suites and UK dance riddims.
Jessy Lanza – T&D Mix
Lanza’s mix of sultry R&B numbers and modern, outsider dance music is a good place to start before approaching her soon-to-be-released, graceful R&B-flavored debut on Hyperdub.
Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)
Le1f – “Damn Son” (produced by Shy Guy)
Well, it was inevitable. Mind, I’m just pleased that it was NYC rapper Le1f that’s taken the sample-cum-ident-cum-most overused punchline since “It’s Britney, bitch” and built a dark, swampy track around it—oh, and his double-time flow is better than ever. From the forthcoming mixtape Tree House, out September 10th.
Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
Manni Dee – “Paper Notes”
Taken from Manni Dee’s recent Between Desires And Deeds 12-inch on Black Sun Records, it’s a lovely, straight forward techno track. For those who know.
Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)
Mike G – LONG Clothing Mixtape
OooOoo, this is a good one. LONG release quite a few mixtapes of varying quality, but I always tend to pick through ’em anyway because I know those boys have pretty solid taste. This latest being by L.A. bad bwoy Mike G, I know it’s going to be quality, and the tracklist (featuring Rashad, Myrryrs, and a banging Janet Jackson remix) you know you can trust this one to be an excellent summer dance mix.
Dickon Hinchliffe – Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1980
2013 will be forever remember as the year when I used the term “Blackest Ever Black” so much that now my figures instinctively auto-complete it anytime I write words that start with B. There’s a good reason for that, of course, a few are which are here and the latest of which is this. Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1980 is the soundtrack to a BBC 4 film trilogy focusing on the murders committed by Yorkshire Ripper from 1975 through 1980. It’s beautiful, dark and perfectly suited for its October release date.
Jannik Schäfer (Social Media Editor)
Klaus Layer – “In My Mind”
Finally! Berlin’s most promising beatmaker Klaus Layer is releasing his debut LP The Adventures of Captain Crook on September 3rd via Redefenition Records. The imprint is run by one of my favorite producers of all time, Damu the Fudgemunk, whose newest LP Spur Momento Trailer will also be coming in early September. Good times!
Read previous editions of Editors’ Choice here.