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)
Kelela – “Enemy” (produced by Nguzunguzu)
The first new track revealed from the vocalist’s upcoming debut release (she called it a mixtape at her recent Berlin gig, but with the catalog number FADELP001, that implies vinyl) is a much spikier production than the beguiling “Bank Head” from Kingdom’s latest EP and an interesting contrast for the singer.
Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)
Joe – “Maximum Busy Muscle”
This week Hessle Audio announced two upcoming releases. Two. That’s like Christmas for us undernourished Hessle fans. It’s Joe’s release that I’m digging the most—particularly this bruxic B-side. It has an apt name—the track feels like it’s coasting off its own nervous energy, meanwhile the stumbling beat, scrambled samples and clipped, live percussion is reminiscent of the kind of squared-off anti-techno that Robag Wruhme used to make in the early part of the millennium.
Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
SETH – “Dont Open Your Make – Chick On The Moon”
Gobby is back. This time the beloved techno manipulator has teamed up with vocalist James K for a new project called SETH. Their debut EP Chick on the Moon will be released on October 8th via UNO, get an idea above.
Jannik Schäfer (Social Media Editor)
Kid Kameleon – “Flavor Overdrive”
Matt Earp aka Kid Kameleon’s favorite sounds of 2013 compiled into one smashing hour of footwork, d’n’b, trap, future bass, hip-hop, zouk, dubstep, and more. 130+ BPM fun! Extra internet cred goes out for including the Schlachthofbronx remix of ‘Teach Me How To Dougie’.
Andhim – “Boy Boy Boy”
The masters of sunshine are back with another track that doesn’t seem to change from the first to the last second but still succeeds in nestling right into the nucleus accumbens. Boys, boys, boys…
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Published September 20, 2013.