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Editor’s Choice

Editor’s Choice 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, 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)

HEALTH – ‘Tears’

Never been much of a gamer, but HEALTH’s score for Max Payne 3 might actually get me in front of a console (as long as someone hooks me up with a free Xbox 360 and/or PlayStation3).

Floating Points – ‘Sais’

Originally released eight months ago, Floating Points ‘Sais’ got me going again during the last few days. And with today’s sensational announcement at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the music video by Will Hurt is kicking even more ass.

Daniel (Editor)

Fight Bite – ‘Michael’

The leisure of luxury, cold-compressed into gauzed perfection. I dreamt an angel’s touch washed over me.

The Cathode Terror Secretion – Purifier

“Bend your face to kiss”, she said. “Bend your arms to hold”, but she gives nihil back. This is the chorus. This is inspiration.

Max (Editor-in-Chief)

CAN – ‘A Swan Is Born’

A perfect example of CAN’s ability to write moody, hypnotic and timeless music.

Moritz von Oswald Trio – ‘Fetch (Preview Mix)’

I admire Moritz von Oswald for never losing faith in his music and continuing to deliver inspired instrumental tracks. Listening to ‘Fetch’, I wonder how it would have sounded if von Oswald played it hard with Miles Davis.

Alex (Editor)

Otto von Schirach – ‘Salpica (Miami)’

Hard hitting, easy listening Miami bass from Berlin. “Salpica” is Cuban for “Back the fuck off”. I will not. More please.

Polysick – ‘Flight 707’

Warm, analog sound travels, motorized by layers of utopic strings, acid bass and syncopated everything. B-side off ‘Nightwalk’ 7″ released by Big Love Records.

Michael (Duty Editor Print)

David Bowie – ‘Let’s Dance’

Last Sunday, 11am. In the Grantler, that unrivaled techno-club at the Fusion festival where they serve bavarian wheat beer and the hostess wears a dirndl. Twenty-five diehard partygoers just gave it up for Dirty Doering, who left me dizzy with a memorable eight-hour set full of sexy electronics and subtle techno peaks. Suddenly a new guy showed up and took over the decks with ‘Let’s Dance’. It turned the scene into a holy mass.

Dirty Doering – ‘Dr. Nagel’

Speaking of: If you happen to be in Berlin tomorrow (July 5th!) you might want to check out Dirty at Kater Holzig, where he’ll be opening the weekend at one minute to midnight.

Moritz (Duty Editor Online)

Planningtorock – ‘Patriarchy Over & Out’

‘Patriarchy Over & Out’ is Janine Rostron’s excellent new single, out on the first of August on her very own DFA imprint Human Level.

Luvian – ‘My Life’

This intense highlight of Luvian’s Jams EP is exactly the kind of dope summer track I like to listen to when cycling through the streets of Berlin.

photo by Viviana Druga,

Published July 04, 2012.