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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)
Contact Lens – Euro to Dollar
Back in August, Adam Harper was telling us about Contact Lens in his ‘Indigo Beats’ edition of Pattern Recognition. Funny to now see Dis Magazine picking up on the artist and running a stream of his/her/their new album. Does Dis read Adam’s column, too?
Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)
Pional – “Invisible Amenaza (Extended Dub 12-inch Version)”
Best known for his collaborations with tonight’s EB festival star John Talabot, including the more song-based project Lost Scripts, Pional shows off his solo chops for a forthcoming EP on Young Turks. This extended dub version of “Invisible Amenaza” harnesses gaseous pads and murmured vocals to a leaden disco chassis and wallows in exquisite dancefloor melancholy for seven-and-a-half minutes. Check your make-up in the mirrored wall on your way out, mind.
Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
DJ Nigga Fox – “Príncipe”
New music alarm! Lisbon-based DJ Nigga Fox’s debut track above fuses afro-beats, kudoro and house into some sort of next level shit. Bounce!
Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)
Mariah Carey – “Touch My Body” (Signs Remix)
Some sexy morning stretches for you courtesy of the Austin-based Signs, whose remix of this T.I. / Rihanna track “LIVE YR LIFE” is still one of my favorite things ever. His debut album How Sweet Of You is out soon, but I kind of wish he’d do an album entirely of remixes.
The Mistys – “Cannibal”
Perfect for dying Autumn days, this track comes off the duo’s debut album Redemption Forest. Backed by Beth Roberts’ sweetly intoned vocals, elements of noise, post-punk, syrupy minimal wave and shoegazey pop combine for one of the most lusciously lovely new projects I’ve heard all year.
Read previous editions of Editors’ Choice here.
Published October 25, 2013.