Blutch – Beau Rivage

Video: Four Tet – Baby

Music by Four Tet, vocals by Ellie Goulding

Roni Iron – Momentum

Next KTR release comes with a sophisticated melodic techno track from Greek Dj/Producer Roni Iron Michaleas Panagiotis.

Long bass stabs, ethereal pads, and a classy female vocal cut is the key -for the long time veteran Dj in Greece- which makes this track fit in every spot that music exists.From radios to lounge bars and straight to the dancefloors. The original version followed by a remix from Bobby Deep in case u d like a more deep house kind of style.

Check it out @ Beatport and all major stores/Itunes/Spotify/Traxsource/etc

Disclosure – Ecstasy

Desire – Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order Cover)

Via Italians Do It Better

Video: Thylacine – Saksun

Directed and shot in Faroe Islands by Thylacine and Cécile Chabert.

Cubicolor – Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night LP

Album Screening 17th Feb

Following their 2016 critically acclaimed debut LP Brainsugar, Cubicolor proudly present their sophomore album Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night.

Composed of Amsterdam-based producers Ariaan Olieroock and Peter Kriek, and British singer-songwriter Tim Digby-Bell, Cubicolor are a band that deftly tread the line of electronica and organic instrumentation. Propagating evocative songwriting, their productions and live shows draw parallels to acts such as Floating Points, Bonobo, Four Tet, and Moderat.

Their newest LP Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night comes four years after Brainsugar, a powerful debut that solidified Cubicolor as a formative force in underground electronica, accruing over 40 million streams, press from Mixmag, RA, and DJ Mag, and overwhelming support from the likes of Dixon, Ame, Tale Of Us, Joris Voorn, and Kölsch.

Thematically and visually inspired by impermanence and the cyclical nature of time, Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night can be seen as a culmination of seminal moments in the bands’ past few years. One significant moment being the completion and subsequent scrapping of their proposed second album in early 2018, as Digby-Bell recalls:

“We got home and listened to it, then got on the phone with each other and decided to drop the whole thing. The next week we went back into the studio and started again. We didn’t keep anything, we shut ourselves on the boat in Amsterdam where we work and didn’t stop until we made the record we wanted to make.”

This unwavering dedication to sincerity is reflected in the emotions and sound of Cubicolor’s final record. Poignant lead single ‘Points Beyond’ reflects on the loss of Digby-Bell’s close friend, whilst second single ‘Wake Me Up’ explores our transient sense of identity. Instrumentals such as ‘Prelude’ and ‘Pale Blue Dot’ are imbued with these powerful themes in their arrangements, particularly evoking the sense of uncertainty that the band felt during the album writing process:

“There were a lot of moments when we weren’t sure we’d ever find what it was we were looking for. On the way we lost friends, lost loves, battled health issues, lost an album, lost each other and came back together again. Looking back now it was pretty crazy but the world keeps spinning and I guess we just didn’t want to put out anything that wasn’t true to ourselves as a band, and the very best we can do as musicians, no matter how long it took.”

Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night tells the story of Cubicolor, painting a provocative but relatable picture of their evolution as a band.

The band will celebrate the album release with a listening event in London in February 2020, before taking their live show to festivals around the world in the summer.

The album is available to pre-order now, digitally, on CD and on limited edition 2×12” mirror board gatefold vinyl:

BAILE – Leave Me feat. Kauf

Following the release of his glacial single “Winte“, Brooklyn based producer BAILE (aka Reed Kackley) continues to tease the release of his upcoming EP with “Leave Me” – a dark and feverish track filled with shadowy synths and unconventional rhythmic arrangement.

Curating rich dance music inspired by heady house beats and down-tempo rhythms, “Leave Me” opens with an isolated piano melody, twinkling like fallen rain drops against a murky sky. Kauf‘s vocals float effortlessly over barbed synths and luminous percussion, casting long shadows across a room lit only by candlelight – flames flickering in the dusky twilight.

“‘Leave Me’ is a track that started with a sample I recorded of myself toying around on an abandoned upright piano near the entrance of my practice space. I built onto that using empty beer bottles for percussion and layering analog synths, acoustic guitar, live bass & rhodes to fill out the instrumental” Reed explains.

Sending the track to LA-based vocalist/producer Kauf, the artist contorted the single into a narrative on impending heartache, beautifully articulating the agonising grief of lost love.

You know you need to get out but you’re still so drawn to him. Was it only lust, or was there something real to begin with? Both sides in denial. Maybe you can’t get out because you haven’t learned your lesson from it yet. Stagnant, will you wait till rock bottom? Do you need distance from everyone who let you get here to get better?” the vocalist offers.

Leave Me” is out now, with his EP to follow in March.

Thom Yorke – Not The News (Overmono Remix 2)

A.A.L (Nicolas Jaar) – Alucinao feat. ESTADO UNIDO & FKA Twigs