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Klangkarussell & GIVVEN – Follow (Max Manie Remix)

“Follow” is the story of two people stuck in an endless cycle of falling in and out of love with each other at the wrong time. This feeling gets picked up by Remixer Max Manie. His idea was to underline the mood of the original song in a different progressive way including trippy and spacy synths – like flying around in a spaceship until we fall!

Video: Cannons – Fire for You

Listen to ‘Shadows’ featuring “Fire For You” by Cannons now: https://Cannons.lnk.to/SHDWSID

Video: GLÜME – Don’t @ Me

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Krust – Negative Returns (Four Tet Remix)

Following the release of Masters At Work/KenLou remixes of ‘Antigravity Love’, the A-list versions keep flowing. Crosstown Rebels announce the full remix roll-call of tracks from Krust’s critically acclaimed new album ‘Edge Of Everything’. Interpretations from Four Tet, Damian Lazarus, BatuCalibre, LCY and Flynn are forthcoming across two remix EPs in the coming weeks. 

Sparkling like melodic stars, Four Tet’s remix of ‘Negative Returns’ is available now to download and stream. This remix packs a deceptively heavy punch, maintaining the original’s hurtling velocity, fuelled by a huge sub-bass engine. “This is the first D&B track I’ve ever made! It felt good to do something out of my comfort zone”, says the much-loved DJ and producer also known as Kieran Hebden. 

The spiralling beat-and-bass science of Batu’s version takes ‘Space Oddity’ and deconstructs it like a cubist portrait, matching Krust himself in pure outside-the-box original expression. 

Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus maintains Krust’s epic adventure narrative, retelling the tale in his own words, taking recognisable parts from the original and transposing them into a groovy cosmic house odyssey. 

Fellow D&B don Calibre turns ‘It’s A Lot’ into a warm, glowing two-step roller with serrated analogue bass and a subtly masterful musicality, befitting of his classical training. 

Rising new school queen LCY is clearly a kindred spirit, rivalling Krust with her future-facing breakbeat science that’s equally as compelling and inventive as the original, but also totally unique. 

Rounding off the remixes with a rugged halftime head-nodder and bringing things full circle is Krust’s brother Flynn; a fellow member of 1989 ‘Wishing On A Star’ hitmakers Fresh 4 alongside Krust – and also a jungle legend in his own right – as half of veteran duo Flynn & Flora. 

With such inspiring source material, it’s unsurprising that all of the remixers have brought their best game to this impeccable collection.

Video: Mothermary – Resurrection

CLUB INTL – Crush (After Dark 3 Premiere Performance)

Watch Club Intl perform “Crush” for the After Dark 3 Premiere From the Amazon Music Twitch Party (October 21st 2020).

Video: Get Well Soon – Funny Treats (Mollono.Bass Remix)

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Video: WhoMadeWho & Robag Wruhme – If You Leave

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Fly into the clouds with “If You Leave”, a highlight single from WhoMadeWho’s collaboration album “Synchronicity” out on Kompakt Written across the miles during lockdown, Robag Wruhme re-worked the band remotely. The result is a soothing dance floor lullaby soundtracking a message of hope through these difficult times.

THYLACINE – Satie II (Duo Live Session)

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Video: Grandbrothers – All the Unknown

shot by Toby Coulson

Today Grandbrothers have shared a cinematic new video for “All The Unknown,” the title track from their third album which is set for January 15th release on City Slang.

The visually striking, surreal clip explores and maximises the dramatic builds and crescendos within Grandbrothers’ expressive music. Speaking on the video, the band comment: “We worked closely with our good friends and filmmakers Manfred Borsch and Malte Thuilot, because they had us hooked with their ideas and vision for this project. We felt that they could perfectly put into pictures, what we only can express with music.“

The video’s director, Manfred Borsch adds: “The brilliant and deeply touching work of Grandbrothers offers an unbelievable visual playground and creates pictures in the mind of each individual. We are enormously grateful that we were allowed to bring our own visual feelings to this project.”

Watch the video for “All The Unknown” here: 

On the leafy cover Grandbrothers invite the spectator to peer through the thick foliage of a hawthorn bush, seemingly powered by a similar sense of curiosity that informed this exploratory new record. Ditching the restrictions of their former setup, with their new record the Turkish-German/Swiss duo took a leap into the dense unknown—and landed on their feet.

The album maps out a wide-open soundworld of compositional possibilities for pianist Erol Sarp and producer / electronic engineer Lukas Vogel, who have been putting their modern and unique electronic spin on prepared piano since first forming in 2012. Forgoing the need to play every single note live, this new album sees the pair juxtapose the old and new once again, venturing further into the electronic cosmos armed with a grand piano, self-built computer-controlled mechanics, and a new sense of latitude.

Listen closely to this latest album and you can hear an old-school hip-hop beat enmeshed in melodic piano, or feel the cold rush of techno fly past at lightning speed. “We wanted to leave the lovely romantic piano music behind,” explains Sarp, whose affinity with dance music has always been an influence on his writing process. Motifs of club music creep subtly into ‘All The Unknown’’s impeccably textured palette, which nonetheless uses sounds found exclusively within the piano. These sounds and samples are triggered and collected using mechanics built by Vogel and placed inside the piano, then extracted, processed and shaped beyond their original identity to create alien beeps, beats and tones. Melding these with the organic piano sounds is what fuels Grandbrothers’ creativity.

‘All The Unknown’ will be released on January 15th 2021 via City Slang. Pre-order and streaming options can be found here: https://grandbrothers.lnk.to/AllTheUnknown

‘All The Unknown’ track list:
 1. Howth
2. What We See
3. Umeboshi
4. All the Unknown
5. The Goat Paradox
6. Four Rivers
7. Shorelines
8. Auberge
9. Organism
10. Silver
11. Black Frost
12. Unrest
13. Mourning Express