I’m positively bursting with joy at all the attention my homies Archie Pelago have been getting as of late. Mary Anne Hobbs is a fan. So’s Gilles Peterson. And reigning DMC DJ Shiftee. They just did a fabulous mix for ep 121 of the very reputable Sonic Router podcast, and a lovely, in-depth interview that really gives you a nice sense of why these guys are different, where the magic comes from (there’s even a diagram). Anyway, go read it and have a listen below!
Improving on an already stellar lineup of nobel-prize deserving electronic musicians, Dimensions Festival just announced a slough of additions. Little Dragon, without a doubt my favorite band of 2011. Kode9, who has a Ph.D in wompology (no, for real). The mercurial Machinedrum, who has had been in my speakers a lot recently between his own prolific output and as 1/2 of Sepalcure. Also added were JImmy Edgar, Nathan Fake, Amit, and Object, who I’d wager are all amazing as well.
Peep the full lineup below and also check out this short, excellent video about Dimensions, sort of a teaser trailer.
So Womp-Fu grandmaster Stephan Jacobs remixed that song “Sycamore Trees” from the finale of season 2 of Twin Peaks, and there’s a sick video that he also helped make. Check the full story over at StephanJacobs.net where you can also download the full length track… oh yeah, and you can d/l the full track in exchange for you facebooktual affections over at http://listn.to/GroundedTV .
If yr in NYC, COME SEE STEPHAN JACOBS LIVE when he’s here on March 9th, with the Polish Ambassador. Gonna be a hell of a show.
DJ Pound and eLan were, individually, two of my favorite discoveries of this past year. So when I see on twitter just now that they did a split 10″ together, and it’s dropping friday? I bugged. It’s a super limited pressing, and I’ll probably never own one (unless I buy it here), but hey, don’t make that face, it’s on bandcamp for all of us to enjoy. Anyway, big shock, it’s fucking awesome. But don’t take my word for it….
XI turns in a huge mix for the Frite Nite podcast. Herein lies everything I love about the increasingly nebulous genre known as future bass. The reason for this nebulous-ness to be ever increasing is partly because it’s a term that is mostly defined by what it is not (dubstep, house or techno) but also because
Shit yeah new Mux Mool LP! Been waiting a long time for this… enjoy the womps, my friends, and thanks to the Fader for premiering good shit like this.
Dropping on Ghostly International Feb 7th digitally and March 6th physically.
Glitchy, blippy midtempo minimix from Metske/Metaphi, courtesy of Mary Ann Hobbs. This guy’s outta Nottingham, with the Wigflex crew, but it sounds like something you’d hear at a west coast glitchhop forest rave. A tasty blend of crunchy basslines, pixellated rainbow synths, 8-bit melodys, scifi soundscapes and lush futurebass production. There’s even a track with some harmonica, for all you hippies.
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