Fever Kids new 7″ vinyl single “Living in Fame”/ “Little Trip” is due July 3 on Inner Ear.
Fever Kids are an dream-pop boy/girl duo formed in 2011, based in Athens, Greece. Σtella (Stella Chronopoulou) and Alex Z. create music that oscillates between pure pop and electro, with well-hidden disco elements. Their first official release in 2014 via Inner Ear, was a 7″ vinyl single including the tracks “Holding Grass” (A-side) and “Peter, Debbie, Mary” (B-side), gaining them critical-acclaim and enjoying extensive radio airplay. Fever Kids bring you their latest releases, “Living in Fame” (A side) and “Little Trip” (B side), through the 7″ series “A Distant Victory Singles Club” via Inner Ear Records. Recorded at Alex’s home studio in Athens, just after Stella’s last studio album “Works For You” came out on February 13.
UNKLE will release their new album “The Road: Part 1” on August 18. The follow-up to 2010’s “Where Did the Night Fall” features Primal Scream’s Andrew Innes, Queen of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwan, Dhani Harrison, Mark Lanegan, ESKA, Keaton Henson, and the Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss.
Watch the video for “Looking For The Rain” featuring Mark Lanegan and ESKA, below. The video was created by filming a variety of subjects from nature, such as water, crystals and plants. The footage was composited in several stages to eventually form a moving tunnel of light that features synchronised repetition and bilateral symmetry.
The Road: Part 1:
01 Iter I: Have You Looked At Yourself
02 Farewell [ft. YSÉE, ESKA, Elliott Power, Keaton Henson, Liela Moss, Mïnk, Dhani Harrison, and Steven Young]
03 Looking For The Rain [ft. Mark Lanegan and ESKA]
04 Cowboys Or Indians’ [ft. Elliott Power, Mïnk, and YSÉE]
05 Iter II: How Do You Feel
06 Nowhere To Run/Bandits
07 Iter III: Keep On Runnin
08 Stole Enough [ft. Mïnk]
09 Arms Length [ft. Elliott Power, Mïnk and Callum Finn]
10 Iter IV: We Are Stardust
11 Sonata [ft. Keaton Henson]
12 The Road [ft. ESKA]
13 Iter V: Friend Or Foe
14 Sunrise (Always Come Around) [ft. Liela Moss]
15 Sick Lullaby [ft. Keaton Henson]
Roman Flügel may be one of techno’s most prolific stars. The Frankfurt artist’s remix of Dark Sky’s ‘The Walker’ is his 10th remix in six months. But this makes it no less of an occasion.
Flügel’s take on ‘The Walker’ channels the loose melancholy of the original but injects it with a bubbling euphoria that threatens to erupt, but never quite does. Over the track’s seven minutes, ethereal voices climb over one another whilst synths gurgle in the background.
The track is a masterclass in managing dance floor tension and has been a staple of his sets of late.
‘The Walker’ is taken from the London-based duo’s new ‘Othona’ album, their second album released via Modeselektor’s Monkeytown Records.
This is the official premiere of the first song off of Fischerspooner’s new album SIR, releasing Sept 22 with Ultra Records.
HAVE FUN TONIGHT, a queer dance ballad about polyamory (…or polyagony) encouraging your lover to go out and have fun without you.
Acclaimed US DJ and producer Maceo Plex has released his long awaited studio album ‘Solar’ today. The climax to a lead up that included last year’s 7-track ‘Journey to Solar’, and 2015’s 2 track ‘Solar Sampler’, ‘Solar’ is out now on his brand new label Lone Romantic.
Lone Romantic is a new electronica based label; it will focus on albums and will also open its doors to releasing more avant guard and leftfield singles.
Meanwhile, the ‘Solar’ album allows Maceo to utilise the long format to explore and expose his less explicitly club leaning and more reflective side, taking the listener on a journey through shades of electronica, techno, breakbeats, dub and more. Named after his son Solar, the album also chronicles his new found fatherhood; “the ups and downs in the first few years and its effects on life, marriage and more”.
There’s still dancefloor suitable music within the album; opener ‘Sparks of Light’’s propulsive drums make for an attention grabbing first track, just as the driving 4/4 bassline of closing track ‘The Tesseract’ is a memorable climax. ’Polygon Pulse’ also features the hefty low end that Maceo has become known for, yet underneath breakbeat style drums and sighing vocal snippets.
Vocals are a prominent defining feature of ‘Solar’ that mark it out as a departure towards more of a home listening, experimental album. ‘Indigo’ marries Maceo’s characteristic signature sounds with a slower tempo and gritty male vocals for a stirring, downbeat piece of indie electronica, whilst following track ‘Separation’s breathy vocals and subtle DnB cymbals feel more relaxed.
‘Kepler’s Journey’ marks a stylistic break midway through the album, before the vocoded vocals of ‘Solar Wind’ and ‘Wash Away My Tears’ (the 12” mix of which was included in the Solar Sampler) bring to mind a forward thinking, indie take on French touch. Elsewhere, the lilting, dub techno influenced ‘Swan Dive’ sees this effect take on a more eery, thoughtful tone.
The release of ‘Solar’ sees Maceo Plex enter a new, more developed chapter of his long career – taking the sounds that have made him so popular and building upon them to push himself forward artistically, the album is a very personal use of the long format and an education in the producer’s musical influences.
It’s no secret that Scandinavia has become the go-to destination for those who like their electronic music to come with a distinctly ‘cosmic’ flavour. Whether it’s the intergalactic disco of Prins Thomas and Lindstrøm or the otherworldly electronica of Röyksopp, it’s clear the long nights and wide-open starry skies have been a huge inspiration for many. The latest in this distinguished line of sonic-cosmonauts are Norwegian duo Atella whose new single, ‘Anyone Out There?’ ft. fellow Norwegian Cal on vocals, is a wonderful slice of optimistic Cosmo-Pop backed by the further out-there instrumental ‘In The Days of the Green’.
Whilst the pair grew up almost 1500 km apart, Magnus north of the Arctic Circle and Johannes in the south of the country, they shared a passion for both music and outer space. Now both based in Bergen, the cultural capital of Norway, the duo have married those twin obsessions to craft a number of critically acclaimed singles for Belgium’s Eskimo Recordings. For ‘Anyone Out There?’ the duo have teamed up with ‘Cal’, the alias of singer and songwriter Frida Amundsen who at just 24 already has two studio albums, several hit singles and years of song writing experience under her belt and whose stunning vocals lift the track into high-orbit.
“It’s easy to end up feeling lost in this world, even though it should feel like home,” explain Atella. “Seeing a shining future from afar doesn’t mean that this is what we are dreaming of. As we are closing in, things might get clearer. If we then suddenly realize we chose a wrong path, should we turn back and go to start, or should we keep on going, in a new direction? «Anyone Out There?» Picks up signals from the past and shoots them into the future. While wondering what can be out there, the most peculiar things are happening just outside our own planet. What might look like a colourful sensation in the sky might just, if you look close enough, be a rocky traveller passing us by.”
Glad we cleared that up.
ATELLA – ANYONE OUT THERE? / IN THE DAYS OF THE GREEN (45P MIX)
ESKIMO RECORDINGS – RELEASED JUNE 16
As premiered by XLR8R, Indian DJ and Producer Lukan unveils his Lo-Fi Bootleg of Bonobo’s ‘Break Apart’.
Made solely using analog gear, Lukan weaves a tapestry of raw, electronic elements around the body of the original release. Transforming the skeleton of the once soft record, into a late night anthem, Lukan showcases his ability to tap into the darker side of electronic music.
The rest of 2017 will continue to see Lukan spearhead India towards a true and unmatched, underground sound, as well as see him release a wealth of original material. Embracing white label tracks, vinyl only releases and paying less attention to Beatport charts and mainstream productions, Lukan is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.