We listen to a lot of music. Like, a lot. It’s pretty much the point of our jobs, of course, but there’s another reason: we love music. We love buying records, we love going to shows, and (okay, sure) we love finding spur-of-the-moment leaks of heavily-anticipated albums, just like (we hope) you. Music is pretty much our lives.
Rather than operate as a music news source, EB.net operates more as a music information source. We want to share with you; we want you to know what we’re hearing. Welcome to Editor’s Choice: our weekly playlist of what’s making our ears burn.
Walter (Community Manager / Editor)
Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love (Erol Alkan Remix)
Wondering why it often takes a remix to discover the greatness of its original, but Connan Mockasin + Erol Alkan = killer!
Locussolus – Berghain
I missed DJ Harvey’s disco set during Berghain’s CSD party the other day, which is why it’s even nicer to listen to Harvey’s new Locussolus alias cut ‘Berghain’. Although this little cracker is more tech-disco than Berghain’s straightforward techno floor, it’ s still giving me goosebumps. Next up: brunch at Panorama Bar on Sunday morning …
Deathface – Body Count (feat. Star Eyes)
Off his upcoming From Beneath EP. Soundtrack for punching walls.
Animal Bodies – Thought & Consequence
Reminds me of the brief Bay Area period of death-disco like The Vanishing and Sixteens. Really, really hot.
Moritz (Duty Editor Online)
Copeland – B.M.W.
‘B.M.W.’ is a sexy little track with much cleaner lines, putting more focus on Inga Copeland’s smoky voice. Love this.
Boris Dlugosch – Cycle (VNNR Remix)
Boris Dlugosch? Yes, still alive and kicking. The track is about to be released within the next two months. Keep your eyes open, we’ll report about it!
The Replacements – Unsatisfied
Let Paul Westerberg scream your emotion – dissatisfaction never sounded so good. One of the greatest songs off one of the greatest albums (1984’s Let it Be) from one of the greatest bands ever. EVER.
Vatican Shadow – September Cell (The Storm)
A brilliant techdustrial addition to Dominick Fernow’s Vatican Shadow conspiracy series and the maiden release on his new Bed of Nails imprint. Previous VS 7″ and 12” covers have included portraits of former US Army psychiatrist turned Jihadist Malik Nadal Hasan, murals of Saddam Hussein, and action shots of the Pakistani Armed Forces, all framed by four black Maltese crosses. Wishful remix: Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) kicking calm, lengthy Illuminati verses over the top.
Beak – Yatton
This is what it sounds like when famous musicians such as Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow don’t try to break borders, but rather expand territories.
Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy
First it sounds like Massive Attack’s ‘Unfinished Sympathy’, then it morphes into a techno track, finally it becomes an eclectic yet straight-forward pop song.
Michael (Duty Editor Print)
Tame Impala – Apokalypse Dreams
Though being regarded as one of the most potent outfits in contemporary Australian rock (and also in contradiction to their name), Tame Impala are like a timid fawn on stage. But it’s alright, because this Perth foursome writes the most amazing songs about desert places, mushroom fantasies and unrequited love, which is enough for me right now.
Teengirl Fantasy – Motif (Actress remix)
In the current issue of EB Magazine, Thomas Fehlmann gave a formula to Actress’s tracks by comparing them to the works of sculptor Constantin Brâncu?i: “Actress’s endless compositions start in the middle of the action, and only built or progress very subtly, if at all.” That’s exactly the case with his remix of Teengirl Fantasy’s ‘Motif’, which focuses of the track’s most energetic part from the first bar on and loops it over and over.
photo by Max Dax