Editor's Choice: April 6, 2013 – Telekom Electronic Beats

Editor’s Choice: April 6, 2013

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 through our cochleas and sending broader vibrations throughout our bodies, and by extension our audio-addled souls. Down with that? Welcome to Editor’s Choice.

Lisa Blanning (Online Editor)

James Ferraro – Cold

Another somewhat baffling, but compelling free album from Ferraro (which you can download in its entirety here). It’s still in the vein of all of his post-Far Side Virtual work, meaning it draws most heavily from commercial R&B and hip-hop—my favorite of his phases.

Kode9 –”Xingfu Lu”

The Hyperdub boss is consistently on the cutting edge of dance music. His new single is another example of that.

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Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)

Mr. Beatnick – “Savannah”

Taken from Savannah, the third EP of Mr. Beatnick’s Synthetes trilogy, “Symbiosis” displays the same lightness of touch that characterised “Synthetes”. Like that record, this features a string sample immeshed within the body temperature house textures.

Balam Acab – “La La La”

Cheesy as hell, this sketch suggests Balam Acab is still pursuing his Disneyfied strain of witch house. Stop laughing! Do you now how much tenacity that takes in 2013?

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Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)

Mark E – “Fake Bitches”

Taken from the compilation House Slippers, from Friends of Friends’ sister label Young Adult, here’s Mark E’s stompin’ “Fake Bitches” track. Made for the dancefloors.

The Knife – “A Tooth For An Eye” (Cooly G remix)

Cooly G’s rework of the latest The Knife single “A Tooth For An Eye” has only just had its premiere at Dummy. It also has a pretty dope accompanying video.

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Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)

OVRJYD – “Mirror”

A heaping helping of chilly and cheese, this weeded-out bass track with pitched-up and chopped-up Justin Timberlake vocals might be a bit corny, but it’s still quite lovely. Maybe I’m just on a high vocals kick…

Yo Gotti feat. Teezy, Young Piff and Sandor – “Blow” (Trill Scott Heron Future Screw)

…Which wouldn’t explain the other track I’ve been playing all week, this blurred-out bleak-hop edit from Trill Scott Heron. The foundation-rattling bass and snares on this one go hard, though I’ve been using it as relief after powernoise binges.