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)
Wiley – “Step 20” (produced by Rude Kid)
The final instalment of Wiley’s freestyles, each by a different producer and given away for free via Twitter. The series proves he’s still as vital to UK music as ever, even if his official releases don’t.
Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)
Tomorrow’s World – “Drive” (Tom Furse Remix)
The Horrors‘ Tom Furse always struck me as a devoutly fastidious type, of sensible hair, tailored trouser and enviable vinyl collection. Here he tackles mild electropop concern “Drive” with characteristic precision, massaging it into a krautrock-flavored slowburner that glides across its astral tollroad for seven minutes, psychedelic eddies pooling in its wake.
Jessie Ware – “Imagine It Was Us”
Jessie Ware teams up with Julio Bashmore once again for this brand new cut taken from the forthcoming Gold Edition of Devotion. Of course I’ll buy it, but what the hardcore fans like me really hanker after is something we can cherish. You know, like the spesh edition Jessie Ware Omega Seamaster, or something. Make it happen PMR?
Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
Butterclock – “Holograms”
Sweet blissful pop, Butterclock’s debut album First Prom is out next month but before this happens here’s a little appetizer, entitled “Holograms”. There’s something about it which reminds me of our beloved Grimes.
The Juan Maclean – “You Are My Destiny”
Look who’s back! It’s DFA’s The Juan Maclean with a funky new track called “You Are My Destiny” topped with vocals from LCD Soundsystem contributor Nancy Whang.
Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)
Beyonce – “Bow Dow / I Been On”
Beyonce is from Texas and is over 30. That’s why she can have her voice screwed and not sound corny, while Yung H@LL_M0nIT0R in Iowa can’t. Know the game.
Glass Candy – “The Possessed” (Extended Runway Edit)
Spring’s almost here (allegedly); time to pack away your tree lights, furs and cold-weather Chromatics in favor of disco lights, tights and a new Glass Candy album to brighten up the night. This lovely gem is already making me melt; by the time the album arrives, I pray the snow has followed suit.
Michael Lutz (Magazine Duty Editor)
Wondr – “Down Love”
Posted a year ago, but now embedded into a bundle of new tracks called Down Love EP, this is a piece of dubsteppy precision by Wondr. It instantly reminds you of Mount Kimbie’s shy yet hypersubtle electronics, hell, it actually sounds exactly like their early stuff—”Maybes“, “Sketch On Glass” and “Fifty Mile View” for instance. Download this via 6bit Collective’s bandcamp site and name your (reasonable) price.
Published March 22, 2013.