The Magician – Slow Motion (Remixes)

Charismatic Belgian DJ and producer Stephen Fasano (AKA The Magician) has unveiled the dynamic remix package for his single ‘Slow Motion’; a collaboration with UK producer TCTS, featuring the vocals of Sam Sure.

Featuring reworkings from both Boston Bun and Punctual, the two acts opt for varied styles on their productions. Boston Bun kicks off his remix with a down-tempo dreamy melody led by emotive keys, and pitched up vocals. The track soon thunders into a bassline-heavy drop, with the melancholic strings at the tail end of the piece perfectly mirroring the wistful lyrics of the production. Labelled by Busy P as the “future of Ed Banger records,” the French producer has become a prominent figure in the Paris music scene.

Next up is Bristol duo Will Lansley and John Morgan, aka Punctual, who adopt a more vibrant house approach with upbeat piano chords,

The original production’s trademark catchy refrain has been gaining attention as a staple part of The Magician’s live sets and Magic Tape series, having been a highlight hands in the air moment at his recent ADE showcase.

The ‘Slow Motion’ remix package is out now.

Video: CHROMATICS – City Beds (2004 Demo)

Filmed In Palm Springs, California May 21st, 2017.

Ellen Allien – Nost Remixes 2

Following the triumphant release of Ellen Allien’s seventh studio album ‘Nost’, BPitch Control proudly unveil the second wave of remixes from the LP. Bringing together four more underground heroes to reinterpret Ellen’s original works, this new batch of music is diverse and brings a whole new dimension to the album project.

This time around Truncate, Gerd Janson, FaltyDL and Kyoka are the cohorts who have been brought in to inject their style into three tracks from ‘Nost’.

Truncate is renowned for his remix work, hired by some of the most respected labels in the business to put his own deadly twist on a variety of productions. The LA-based powerhouse is also adept at creating his own solo cuts, carving out a sterling rep across the industry for his deep take on techno.

Gerd Janson is the man who always seems to have a smile on his face, his enjoyment of music is reflected in his killer DJ sets and stellar releases. Asowner of Running BackRecords he is also responsible for A&Ring impeccable music – a man of exquisite tastes he is a welcome addition to the ‘Nost’ remix team.

FaltyDL comes at music with a soulful intent, bringing sultry vibes and authentic eclecticism to his work. There’s emotion, mystery and inventiveness with each new creation from this accomplished Ninja Tune affiliate.

Last up, Kyoka the Japanese experimental producer whose spine-tingling compositions suck you into their sparse vortex and keep you locked in. Her innate talent makes her one of the most exciting artists in her field and it’s a pleasure to have her on board.

The remixes part II kicks off with Truncate’s version of ‘Innocence’, a stripped back, fidgeting interpretation that operates at a high BPM with plenty of low end.
Truncate lets the beats roll out, gradually adding new elements to enhance the potency of the percussion, meanwhile the original vocal floats in and out of the background adding an air of mystery.
Next up is Gerd Janson’s take on ‘Call Me’, summoning breaks and dirty synth stabs from the early nineties it’s a rambunctious affair which completely deconstructs the original. This is one conjures up images of a sweat-fuelled warehouse rave with strobes lighting up a packed dancefloor.
Gerd’s all-out rave remix is counterposed with FaltyDL’s contemplative reconstruction of ‘Erdmond’ which works from a two-step beat, with a deep meditative atmosphere. The overall feel is that of early dubstep, the kind of measured,sub bass powered music that was prevalent in the UK circa 2005.
Lastly, Kyoka demonstrates her prowess with a luscious, twisted incarnation of ‘Call Me’. The vocals are warped and indecipherable, the bass is menacing and the beats woozy and lethargic.

A special end to a very special EP that showcases the breadth of techno and its influences, while paying homage to Ellen’s stunning album.

Video: CUT CHEMIST – Work My Mind feat. Chali 2na and Hymnal

Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5, Ozomatli) has announced the release of his 12-inch vinyl EP titled Madman. Earmilk premiered the news of Madman, which features musical contributions from Mumbles, Gone Beyond and Deantoni Parks, by premiering the video for the EP’s title track.

Described by Cut Chemist as “a hypnotizing collaboration between myself and French electronic pioneer Vox Populi!” the “Madman” video showcases a series of clips put together by found footage video artist Tom Fitzgerald and pushes a sense of whimsical hysteria down the spine of viewers. He continues, stating, “its dark…yet the time signature changes give it a sense of playfulness.”

The EP represents the first available content for purchase since Pitchfork launched the Die Cut campaign. The long-awaited follow up to The Audience’s Listening, Die Cut will be Cut Chemist’s first full-length album since 2006. Madman will be available starting November 3, 2017. The additional 3 songs on the EP are available only on the physical vinyl release.

Purchase the Madman EP here:

Die Cut, which will be released in early 2018, features appearances by Deantoni Parks (The Mars Volta), Biz Markie, actress Erika Christensen (Parenthood), tune-yards, Farmer Dave Scher, Dexter Story, and more, serves as a natural progression from his now classic 2006 debut, which received praise from A.V. Club, Entertainment Weekly, and a rare perfect score from Alternative Press.

Video: WhoMadeWho – Dynasty

“Dynasty” is the second single taken from WhoMadeWho’s forthcoming sixth studio album “Through The Walls” which will be released on 19th January 2018. Co-produced with fellow Copenhageners and dance music luminaries, Kenton Slash Demon, the new album sees the trio, tapping into the same musical restlessness that formed them, making the band incorporate new modes creativity, songwriting, and production. This is probably WhoMadeWho’s most cohesive and daring album to date; a testament to three maverick musicians working at the apex of their game.

The track “Dynasty” will be released at the same time as the pre-order start for the album on 3rd November.2017. The associated remix-bundle featuring high-profile mixes from Roosevelt, Denis Horvat & Jimi Jules will follow on 17th November 2017.

Yaeji – EP2

Seoul / New York-based producer Yaeji is one of 2017’s true breakouts. Her voice is unmistakably her own – a hushed whisper sliding in and out of English and Korean, so present yet barely there at all. Yaeji’s self-titled debut came out this past Spring to wide-eyed praise from Pitchfork, Fader, Boiler Room, Resident Advisor, and the New Yorker.

Today Yaeji is sharing EP2, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut. First single “drink i’m sippin on” was a bold step forward and proved to be a breakout hit, clocking in over 2 million plays in just a few weeks. Since the announce of EP2, Yaeji has been profiled by Pitchfork, where she was dubbed “house music’s most exciting new voice,” and shared a new mix for DAZED. Tonight Yaeji will perform live at a sold out show in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of her new EP. Her hybrid CDJ performances at MoMA PS1, Boiler Room, and Hot Mass this year have been sweltering crowd-inclusive revelries, featuring Yaeji singing her own songs over the sounds and records that inspire her.

Check out EP2 above now

Video: Grandbrothers – From A Distance

Ahead of their European Tour, Grandbrothers have shared an atmospheric and visually striking new video for “From a Distance”, taken from the group’s latest album Open, which was released on October 20th via City Slang.

Speaking about the video, director Dan Medhurst said: “The film is a loose adaptation of the ancient Greek myth of Sisyphus who struggled to push a large rock up a mountain only for it to roll back down and for him to start again each day. It tells a tail of eternal struggle for our lead character (played by Mark Wingett) who appears to be locked in a convoluted journey for victory, but ultimately ends up back where he started. It also plays with the concept of eternal recurrence; That the universe and all existence has already occurred and will continue to reoccur infinitely. I chose to shoot in the Brecon Beacons at night to emphasize a feeling of total isolation. We used a high powered custom built LED attached to a drone to light our character and shot on 50 year old, Russian anamorphic lenses to create haunting, unusual visuals which play with the idea of distance and anonymity.”

Watch the video for “From a Distance” here:

Be Svendsen – Andromeda

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Be Svendsen has signed to the Music For Dreams label and the first fruit of the harvest is Woomoon Ibiza anthem ‘Andromeda’ on Friday 1st December, followed by an artist album in 2018.

Be, who was initiated into the Woomoon family in Tulum, Mexico, and Ibiza, extensively toured all major cities in the US in 2017 and has performed his live show at festivals including Tomorrowland in Belgium; BPM in Mexico, Fusion in Germany, BOOM in Portugal, Get Lost Miami, DGTL Amsterdam, Secret Garden Party UK, Oregon Eclipse, Robot Heart Burning Man, Rainbow Serpent Australia, Chill Out in Turkey, Afrika Burn SA, Midnight Sun in Norway and many many more.

Be Svendsen’s most successful collaboration to date was when Damian Lazarus asked him to do a remix of NU’s famous track ‘Man O To’ on Crosstown Rebels released in Feb 2017. The track has remained on the Beatport Charts for 8 months, as has Be’s solo track ‘Twilight In Tankwa’ on Rebellion. He also remixed Acid Pauli’s track ‘Requiem For a Loop’ which was originally out on Nicolas Jaar’s Clown and Sunset. The track was featured on a remix EP on German label 3000 Grad, with great success. ‘Requiem For a Loop’ has become Acid Pauli’s most played remix track on Spotify with over 1,600,000 plays.

Every release from Be in 2017 has made it to the top 15 on Beatport within its category, with one remaining at #1 for over 1.5 months

Be’s new single ‘Andromeda’ is supported by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, Damian Lazarus, Lee Burridge, Black Coffee, Acid Pauli, Nico Stojan, Oliver Kolletski, Mira, Audio Fly, Sabo, Kenneth Bager, and many more.

Be Svendsen ‘Andromeda’ is released on Music For Dreams on digital on Friday 1st December.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – I Will Make Room For You (Four Tet Remix)

Four Tet has remixed a song off Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s new album The Kid.

Champion – World feat. Four Tet

From Snapshot, released November 3.