Video: GHEIST – Home Again

Caught in a future scenario…

„Home again“ generally describes the feeling of loosing someone you truly love. „Keeping my woman around me failed, I refuse to believe you will never be home again“

Video: Röyksopp – The Ladder

‘The Ladder’ by Röyksopp out now on Dog Triumph. Stream here:

Best 50 Albums of 2021

one track from each album

In alphabetical order..

&ME, Rampa, Adam Port – Send Return
Aesop Rock & Blockhead – Garbology
Andy Stott – Never the Right Time
Anthony Naples – Chameleon
Aparde – Alliance
BAILE – After All This Time
Bicep – Isles
Brimstone Vein – Brimstone
Burial & Blackdown – Shock Of Power Of Love
DJ Seinfeld – Mirrors
GHEIST – Zukunft
Glüme – The Internet
Godford – I YOU SHE
Grandbrothers – All The Unknown
Holy Other – Lieve
Jacques Greene – Anth01
Jaffna – Odyssey
James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart
Joakim – Second Nature
Jonas Saalbach – Headlights
Joon – Dream Again
Joy Orbison – Still Slipping Vol. 1
Jungle – Loving In Stereo
Kedr Livanskiy – Liminal Soul
Leaving Laurel – Leaving Laurel
Leon Vynehall – Rare, Forever
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Lone – Always Inside Your Head
Luttrell – Music For My Memories
Madlib – Sound Ancestors
Matthew Herbert – Musca
Moby – Reprise
Model Man – Model Man
Moderator – Midnight Madness
Modeselektor – EXTLP
Monolink – Under Darkening Skies
Olga Kouklaki – Dusty Diamond
Pan Pan – Fantasmagoria 2
Parra for Cuva – Juno
Pavlos Pavlidis – To Mavro Kouti
Rival Consoles – Overflow
Ross From Friends – Tread
SAYCET – Layers
Sissi Rada – Nano Diamond
Sons of Kemet – Black to the Future
The Bug – Fire
The Ghost of Helags – We Came From The Stars
The Limiñanas, Laurent Garnier – De Película
UNKLE ‎– Rōnin I

Yeah But No – The Shadow Self II (with Terr and Echonomist Remixes)

Berlin pairing Yeah But No return to Distant Echos with The Shadow Self II. Terr and Echonomist feature as remixers on this installment and the release marks the second addition of The Shadow Self series, fresh from the success of part one in October.

The pair described what each track represents, stating: “Going Down is a political statement towards everybody out there that sees his / her rights of self-determination. We take up the cudgels for all the people fighting for their elementary rights. Veneer symbolises a close friend, who I watched spiral downwards into the dark black. It is incredibly difficult to watch someone slip further and further, until you no longer recognise them.”

Going Down starts with stirringly-beautiful vocals, opening neatly into gentle key chimes that leave us feeling euphoric and pensive in one. Terr soon raises the tempo, curating six minutes of pumping electronica before Veneer takes us to a place of serenity. Chords unfurl into a poignant lyrical offering, as Echonomist’s remix soon arrives with melodic undertones and whirring synth combos.

Originally consisting of Douglas Greed and Fabian Kuss, Yeah But No is now the collaborative project of Fabian Kuss alongside AEON founder Alex Niggemann. Influenced by hypnotic techno and great pop music, the duo are carving out a haunting sound that is perfectly evidenced in their latest production series: The Shadow Self. From their eponymous debut album in 2017, to the success of their second LP two years later, Demons, this new series sets them up for a highlight 2021 that has seen the likes of Dixon, Mind Against and Adriatique support part one already this year.

Video: HVOB – Bruise

Following four studio albums and one live album, HVOB are about to release their sixth album: TOO is an angry, tender, vulnerable, determined account of a generation’s search for life. The album explores extremes in concept, content and sound. It breaks with the tradition of releasing the entire album following the advance release of a number of singles. The eight tracks from TOO will be released individually and sporadically. This way, the album grows into an eventual whole over a period of six months. 

TOO is dedicated to the state of mind of a generation in search of inner and outer belonging: the album captures a life in the dichotomy of one’s own and other people’s expectations, in the feeling of not living up to these expectations, in renewed attempts to free oneself from these expectations.

Video: Ross From Friends – Love Divide

Today Ross From Friends (Felix Clary Weatherall) shares the official video for ‘Love Divide’ directed by Scottish filmmaker Bryan M. Ferguson, celebrated for his ability to juxtapose the uncanny and the surreal. ‘Love Divide’–from the British artist’s new album “Tread”–bears all the hallmarks of a future Ross From Friends classic: brilliantly refracting and subverting big room euphoria and remodelling it in his singular production style. The result is a sleek four-to-the-floor bullet that is already a fan favourite judging by the reactions from recent live sets. 

“The first time I heard the track it really made me feel nostalgic for a time when I’d been a teenager hopping the music channels in the early hours. It evoked that insomniac, after hours vibe for me – which lends itself to warranting a strange visual component,” explains Bryan. “The song has this sound that’s completely dream-like and fun but at times forlorn, so with the video I wanted to try and capture that same feeling by making something that doesn’t take itself too seriously and blends melancholy with surrealism.” 

Video: Orbital – Belfast/Wasted (Wasted Vocal Mix)

Filmed in Otford and includes the pub once owned by the parents of Paul and Phil Hartnoll. Vocals by Grant Fulton. Post to celebrate the 30 Something ORBITAL celebrations.

Video: Keinemusik (&ME, Rampa, Adam Port) – Send Return

The new album “Send Return” is out now:

Video: GHEIST – Egos

“Egos: Reflections (Of The Soul)” is an experimental musical film, produced in collaboration with the Berlin electronic trio GHEIST, featuring the title track from their debut album ‘Zukunft’. Concept: In his constant battle within, a man comes to terms with himself upon reflection. Idea: The film is an abstract exploration of the battle within oneself – using movement as a form of expression to journey towards self realization, accompanied by the healing power of music.

The full LP is out now via their own imprint Radau Music.

Video: Kavinsky – Renegade feat. Cautious Clay

Kavinsky returns with “Renegade” – his first new music since 2013. The track, which features vocals from Cautious Clay, is from the acclaimed French producer’s forthcoming album, Reborn. Combining a dark mood with a thunderous groove, Kavinsky reinvents his trademark sound and offers an update of the French Touch movement on “Renegade.” Released today via Astralwerks, “Renegade” is available for download / streaming HERE.

Greatly inspired by cinema, Kavinsky has always intertwined music and storytelling. His breakthrough hit “Nightcall” soundtracked the opening moments of the film Drive, so it’s only fitting that the official video for “Renegade” unfurls like a condensed feature film. After three criminals send him flying through the windows of a skyscraper, Kavinsky emerges with superpowers and exacts his revenge. View below.

Alexandre Courtès (Daft Punk, U2, Jamiroquai), who directed the video, explains, “I wanted to include Kavinsky in a real movie where he is the hero. With all the love and references he and I share, we pay homage to the film craft we cherish. Kavinsky is back with a bang !…. wait, no actually it’s three bangs.”

Kavinsky produced “Renegade” at Paris’ legendary Motorbass studio in collaboration with Victor Le Masne and Gaspard Augé (half of the group Justice). The three producers wrote the song with Cautious Clay.