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)
Gangsta Boo – “Silent Night” (Feat. Amber London, Prod. By Eric Dingus)
A notable cut off of Gangsta Boo’s most recent mixtape because it’s not only new material from the first lady of Memphis rap, but also a feature from a new generation heavily influenced by Memphis.
Marina Rosenfeld “Hard Love” with Okkyung Lee & Warrior Queen
This collaboration kind of makes sense when you factor in that Rosenfeld has said in interviews how much she was enjoying Steve Goodman’s book, Sonic Warfare. Kind of. Really didn’t know that Rosenfeld had the ragga in her. Definitely more than the sum of its absolutely delicious parts: frequency modulation, cello manipulation, and Warrior’s inimitable vocal.
Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)
Diana – “Perpetual Surrender”
Diana is a group from Toronto featuring members of Destroyer and The Hidden Cameras who, like Gayngs, Poliça and indeed Destroyer, are dabbling in the high art of aspirational, glossy MOR. The vocals are a bit fey and indie for this to be true studio witchcraft, but apart from that grave flaw I give this four Avalons out of five.
Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
Katerine –”Sexy Cool”
Goofy groves! Here’s the first new tune from French boy Katerine, entitled “Sex Cool”, off of his upcoming SebastiAn-produced album Magnum, out in October.
Cüneyt Sepetçi & Orchestra Dolapdere – “Dört Beygir”
I love this track from Turkish clarinet virtuoso Cüneyt Sepetçi and his infamous Orchestra Dolapdere very much. Taken from the album Bahriye Çiftetellisi which is out on June 26th on L.M. Dupli-cation.
Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)
Raspberry Bulbs – “Groping The Angel’s Face”
Bone Awl’s viciously shrieked punk was one of my stepping-stones to the sort of metal you can listen to without feeling like an unwashed dork, so offshoots from the group tend to draw my attention. He Who Crushes Teeth, Bone Awl’s drummer, is set to release Deformed Worship this month on Blackest Ever Black. The follow-up to 2008’s Finally Burst… With Fluid is as heavy as you’d expect with some surprisingly poppy hooks. Think Rudimentary Peni with slightly more coherence.
Gore Tech – Live at MethLab Manchester
Pummeling beats and filthy, dubstep-influenced synths are less frequent in my sets and listening habits since the end of 2011, but there are still a few names that grab my ears. Gore Tech rides near the top of my “GNARLY-ASS FILTHBASS” list, and (not so coincidentally) also near the top of my “REALLY UNFORTUNATE FACIAL HAIR” list. ~
Published July 12, 2013.