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)
Migos –”Versace” (feat. Drake)
This track actually should have been in last week’s edition of Editors’ Choice, and y’all have probably already heard this. But I just wanted to reiterate that Drake’s verse on this version of Migos’s “Versace” (produced by Zaytoven) should be enough to silence any claims decrying Drizzy’s ability to rap.
Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)
Astral Pattern – “Faraway”
The members of S.C.U.M. who aren’t Thomas “Mr. Geldof” Cohen have reformed, dumped the leather jackets and Throbbing Gristle vinyls off at the charity shop and gone all dream pop. While this feels more like a pretty sketch than any great manifesto (geddit, “S.C.U.M.”, “Manifesto”) there’s a heart-squeezing sense of melodics, played on creaky analog gear, amid the swirls of hippy-dippy flotsam.
A$AP Ferg – “Shabba” (feat. A$AP Rocky)
A$AP Ferg is pretty much everyone’s new favorite member of A$AP Mob and here he supplies a brooding ode to dancehall icon Shabba Ranks (“He defined jiggy“, Ferg told Pitchfork in this eccentric interview, and he’s got a point). Can Trap Lord just come out already?
Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
Mr. Oizo – “Solid” (feat. Marilyn Manson)
Yesterday Quentin Dupieux, our man in Paris, gave away his Amicalement EP for free via his website. The second track, a collab with Marilyn Manson, owns.
Hockeysmith – “Now I Want To”
Sisters Annabel and Georgia Hockey-Smith have just dropped their first ever track into the interwebs and now I can’t wait for their debut full-length which will be out later this year.
Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program – “All Is Well…”
Brainfeeder’s Ras G has a new tune to offer. Entitled “All Is Well…” this is the first glimpse of his upcoming album “Back On The Planet”, out in August. Great ending, btw.
Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)
Chelsea Wolfe – “Cousins Of The Antichrist” (NanosauR Remix)
This week’s choices are things I’ve been relistening to based on excitement for upcoming albums. The first is NanosaurS’ beautiful, repitched remix of this Chelsea Wolfe classic, which essentially turns the Queen’s somber original into an all-chrorus bass-groover. Lovely and mindmelting.
Author & Punisher – “Doppler”
Tristan Shone uses homemade electronics to turn his one-man doom-metal sludge into jagged buzzsaw harmonies; the result is a monstrous thing to hear, and sick as fuck live. While I eagerly anticipate his new album Women & Children arriving in the mail, I’ve had his debut Drone Machines on full blast. Perfect summer sounds, if you like your summers savage.
Michael Lutz (Magazine Duty Editor)
DJ Rashad – “I Don’t Give a Fuck”
This title track of Rashad’s upcoming EP, due for release on Hyperdub in late July, is the best track I’ve heard all week.
Anthony Naples – El Portal EP
The Trilogy Tapes made some great artworks, but this one is just amazing. As is the music…
Actress, one of the most exciting electronic producers around is about to perform a special afternoon set called ‘Infinite Kusama Silent Disco’ at London’s ever emerging Tate Modern. According to their website, on March, 24th Actress will be performing music to accompany the on-going Yayoi Kusuma exhibition alongside two other inspiring musicians: Lapalux, from Fly Lo‘s Brainfeeder imprint and Koreless, who signed to Pictures Music. And if you’re under 25 years old, there’s no admission. See you there.
To celebrate winning “Label of the Year” at Gilles Peterson‘s World Wide Awards in London last week, L.A based Brainfeeder are giving away a free 12 track compilation featuring music from Thundercat, Martyn, Samiyam, Tokimonsta, The Gaslamp Killer, Jeremiah Jae, Taylor McFerrin, Teebs, Austin Peralta and Mono/Poly. Brainfeeer is operated by Flying Lotus who (we would hope) needs no introduction to Electronic Beats readers, whereas The World Wide Awards and World Wide Festival have been Peterson’s showcase for supporting new, global music for the last couple of years. This year’s winners also included Jamie XX, Machinedrum and SBTRKT. The compilation is yours for the cost of an email address over at this link.
Nearly year end, eh? When it’s year-end-list-time at magazines and blogs, record labels usually show what they’ve got in store for the next year. So do Ninja Tune, Big Dada and Brainfeeder Records with their ‘New Artists for 2012’ compilation. And it does sound very promising, what the two traditional British bass music labels and Flying Lotus‘s US Brainfeeder have lined up for 2012.
We already told you in late summer 2010 that Lorn was ‘One to watch‘, he recently signed for new records to Ninja Tune. Lapalux was mentioned here several times as a remixer of artists such as Gwen Stefani and Crystal Fighters, the 2012 compilation comes with his rework of Fink‘s album title track, ‘Perfect Darkness’. Furthermore, Austria’s finest producer Dorian Concept (more on him in our Slices feature) makes his girl giggle, Slugabed asks to turn off the sun and Taylor McFerrin is looking for a place in Brainfeeder’s heart.
And then there’s Eskiboy Wiley, who’ll be releasing his album ‘Evolve Or Be Extinct’ in January 2012, shortly after his gig at Electronic Beats Festival Warsaw in December. The compilation comes with his track ‘Numbers in Action’, reworked by legendary producer Dobie.
Listen to the full compilation below, check out the full line-up for Electronic Beats Festival Warsaw 2011 here.
Dutch techno & bass producer and DJ Martyn is going to release his next album on L.A’s Brainfeeder label the imprint run by Flying Lotus. Since he released his debut album Great Lengths in 2009 Martyn has become increasingly associated with the fertile breeding ground between techno, house and the myriad forms of post-dubstep music.
The first single from the album Ghost People is ‘Masks/Viper’ and although we cannot embedd, you can stream it over at the the page of Martyn’s own label 3024 by following this link.