Lunice is a 21 year old Montreal native producer on Glasgow’s LuckyMe Records. I witnessed him DJ last week in NYC at the LuckyMe showcase at 88 Palace and I must say he was one of the most entertaining and energetic DJs I have seen in quite a while. He dropped everything from Flying Lotus to Beyonce “Diva” and Gucci Mane and this gem of a track of his that samples Hall & Oates’ “Out Of Touch”. I am a Hall & Oates purist and believe that their music should not be remixed or sampled but this is the most tasteful uses of a Hall & Oates track I have heard.
Jamie xx is set to release a calypso infused single that would make James Blake, Joy Orbison, Mount Kimbie and Burial proud. At first I thought the steel drums were kind of a novelty/cheesy thing to do on this track but after a few listens it is great. A perfect track to play at the end of a late night set. It is also quite exciting that this 12″ is coming out on Numbers Records.
This is the first track to be heard off of the highly anticipated Brian Eno release on Warp Records entitled ” Small Craft On A Milk Sea”. By the sounds of this track it sounds like it is the perfect label and venue for Brian Eno to be releasing a this music. It is a tribal cacophony that could only originate from a mind such as Mr. Eno. The feedbacking guitars sound like he is ripping the strings off of his guitar.
A continuation of Todd Edwards’ stroll down memory lane, as he looks back at the important Sound Factory moments and tracks that shaped his music.
After Sole Fusion, Little Louie played MAW’s dub of Barbara Tucker’s “I Get Lifted” with those wah-wah filtered organ chords running under Barbara Tucker’s vocals. That night I went home inspired. In two weeks I made four tracks, “Dancing For Heaven, Stronger, FOT, and most importantly “Saved My Life”.
All you lucky folks in LA get ready for Record Makers’ 10th Anniversary show/party at the El Ray this Thursday, 9.30.2010 – and all you Asian Dan Twitter Heads are in luck because I have a pair of tickets to give away to this uber French event.
To win Retweet the following:
“RT To win 2 tix to @RECORDMAKERS 10th ANNIVERSARY-El Rey Theatre LA 9/30 feat. Sebastien Tellier, @iamKavinsky & More! http://bit.ly/a5Q21t ”
The Sept 30 El Rey show will be the occasion to showcase Record Makers’ finest talents on an exciting bill.
Sebastien Tellier will take a break from recording his highly anticipated new album to join the stage in LA for his first appearance since last summer! Who knows what he will perform? The idea of jazz versions of his repertoire with his LA friends was proposed, he might be in the mood for playing some new songs as well…
Kavinsky is also interrupting recording sessions for his debut album to play one of his funk fueled and futuristic DJ sets. He will probably play the heavy metal version of his recent hit, Nightcall, which he personally selected as the winner in a remix contest, totaling 533 entries!
Acid Washed will be performing their modern disco for the first time in California. Their superb live show visually designed by the creator of kraftwerk.com, Anthony Burrill, is gaining critical acclaim from all around the world..
Turzi’s psychedelic aesthetics may find some new fans in LA, where he will be performing for the first time as well. His show will be solo, surrounded by synchronized vintage keyboards and a mindblowing lightshow.
“Azari & Third” strike back with their latest release, “Indigo” out on Turbo Records now. A classic House filled release that satisfies my dance music needs. I’m a big fan of the haunting vocals. The A Capella on the release is a nice thing to throw around in DJ sets.
Hear a clip of a new Daft Punk track from the TRON Legacy Soundtrack. An epic soundtrack where the duo employees a 100 piece orchestra from London as well as a few fancy production tricks that stay true to their Daft Punk roots. Just wait till you hear this clip. I’ve already listened to it 20+ times. The countdown is on till 11.22.2010 when new Daft Punk music hits our ears!
Directions to hear the clip:
+ Go to TronSoundtrack.com, and click on the “Tron: Legacy” logo.
+ Click anywhere outside of the highlighted boxes on the side walls of the site.
+ Then, in the black space, type in the code “derezzed.” (Note: No field will pop up.) An audio clip of Daft Punk’s score for “Tron: Legacy” will then play.
+ We’ve also got a little Easter egg for you. Right-click and view source for an extra surprise.
James Blake’s “CMYK” is one of my favorite releases of the year. Before this year closes out he will drop another EP entitled “Klavierwerke” which I am sure will also join CMYK’s ranks. “I Only Know (What I Know Now)” is a track of the EP that is up there with Mount Kimbie’s “Maybes”, both tunes that slowly unfold in a very thoughtful and introspective way revealing music that is able to soothe the mind and soul. I always try to find a genre for James Blake/Mount Kimbie and Co, everyone says they are leading the whole Post-Dubstep scene but there music is a religious experience so I will call it “Gospel-step”. Amen!
Klavierwerke EP is out 9.27.2010 and out 10.4.2010 on vinyl onR&S Records
Todd Edwards reminisces about another one of his favorite Sound Factory Bar x Master At Work memories. This is a track that definitely needs to be heard in the club.
I owe MAW for one my most note worthy tracks. It was a while since I had been to the Sound Factory Bar. I went, and heard some of the most inspiring tracks that I had heard in a while. One of them was Sole Fusion’s “Bass Tone. The drums crashing in that track!!!! Amazing! What an impact those drums had echoing in the club!
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