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Editor’s Choice: May 18, 2013

Rather than operate as a music news source, Electronic Beats operates more 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? Then welcome to Editor’s Choice.

Michael Aniser (Contributing Editor)

Mark Broom – “Acid Dik” (Preview)

The latest release on Power Vacuum comes from legendary British DJ and producer Mark Broom and is a hard-edged floor destroyer. Also check out the video on YouTube. The 12-inch will be out on June 6th.


Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)

Mount Kimbie (featuring King Krule) – “You Took Your Time”

I first saw King Krule supporting Young Montana in 2011 when he was known as Zoo Kid. Low level hype was perceptible even then (well, half the NME office was there), and it’s been thrilling watching Archie Marshall’s stock increase, particularly through the strategic alliance with Rinse (sorry NME, he’s one of ours). Here his resonant, beyond his years weltschmerz finds interesting contrast in Mount Kimbie’s brittle percussion and gently carbonated pads.

Planningtorock – “Misogyny Drop Dead” (Holly Herndon Remix)

The combination of Holly Herndon and Planningtorock is delightflly apt; both artists are masters of composition, both seek to question conventions of artistic practice. Herndon’s remix sheers out almost all traces of the vocal (bar accents of eerie gasps and breaths) and moulds the queazy, unstable angles of the original into cleaner lines. However, the track’s refigured spine still buckles and spasms, mapping the original’s confrontational evasiveness onto the forward thrust of broken, eerie techno. You can read an interview with Janine Rostron as part of our New Sounds Battling the Fear of Queer series.


Michael Lutz (Magazine Duty Editor)

Peter Gordon & Factory Floor – “Beachcombing”

Peter Gordon is a former Arthur Russell collaborator and founding member of Love of Life Orchestra. Factory Floor do hypnotic post-industrial electronics and noise. This collaboration once again cements FF’s status as one of the rad-est contemporary acts in the wide field of electronic music to come out of the UK. Signed to DFA, we’re all waiting for the release of a proper album. Expected for this summer…

Published May 17, 2013.