Following last week’s premiere of ‘Samurai’ via Stereogum, the prolific production duo Red Axes share an intoxicating 7 minute 30 seconds epic remix of the forthcoming album’s title track. A laid-back hum of brass over a gentle percussion; the instrumental is sprinkled with twinkling sound effects, cosmic synths and chopped segments of the original vocal. This is 100% what a remix should be.
A very personal and conceptual body of work, Joakim’s 6th album Samurai is about the artist’s journey between NY, Tokyo and Paris. In writing, Joakim was inspired by a range of influences from the literary (Mishima’s ‘Hagakure: Samurai Ethics & Modern Japan’), to the sonic (home-made electronic and “new age”’ style music) and the circumstantial (Japan and New York).
Catch Joakim at The Nest on 18th March, 2017.
Samurai is out via Tigersushi / Because on 17th March, 2017.
JOAKIM MARCH TOUR DATES:
Fri. March 17 – Milano, IT @ Rollover
Sat. March 18 – London, UK @ The Nest (DJ Set)
Sat. March 25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Thu. March 30 – Paris, FR @ Salo
Fri. March 31 – Paris, FR @ Salo
Sat. April 1 – Paris, FR @ Salo
Fri. May 5 – Amsterdam, NL @ Thuishaven
Fri. June 16 – Kiev, UA @ Closer
“Eva” is taken from MMOTHS’ (aka 22-year-old Jack Colleran) forthcoming LP, Luneworks, out March 11th on Because Music. Video directed by Jonas Lindstroem.
Following their excellent 2014’s Losers Can Win EP, Air’s Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Bang Gang’s Bardi Johannsson, aka Starwalker, have shared the video for their new song “Le President”, directed by Luis Vanegas. The track will appear on their forthcoming debut album.
Meanwhile, the other half of Air, Nicolas Godin will release in the U.S. his solo album “Contrepoint” on February 26 2016 via Because Music (official audio here). You can watch Godin perform “Bach Off” at Aéroport Paris Orly as part of a La Blogothèque Take Away Show, below.
11th March 2016 marks the release of Luneworks, the much anticipated debut album by 22‐year old Dublin‐based musician and producer, Jack Colleran, aka MMOTHS. The follow‐up to MMOTHS EP (2012) and Diaries EP (2013) was entirely written, composed, produced and performed by Colleran and will be available on Because Music/OYAE.
Now, MMOTHS shares the video for ‘Deu’, the first track to be heard from his forthcoming debut LP. The video was filmed by Hassan Rahim & Scott J. Ross.
“Orca” is the first track from Nicolas Godin’ debut album “Contrepoint”, due for release later this year on Because Music. Download Orca now : http://po.st/OrcaSingle.
Godin says about the album, “We weren’t surprising ourselves anymore, like other bands after ten years or more. The big challenge for an artist is to have a reason to be, because there are already plenty of records out there. I’d made a statement with Air and I wanted to go back to the classical world, to grow up musically, to renew myself.”
Here’s the video for Metronomy‘s “Month Of Sundays”, taken from their recent album “Love Letters”, out now via Because. Directed by Callum Cooper.
French electro producer Jean-Baptiste de Laubier aka Para One has shared the video for his piano-driven single “You Too”. Taken from his forthcoming “Club” LP, which features club mixes and live versions of tracks off his 2012 album “Passion”. Out on June 16th 2014 via Marble/Because Music. Pre-order here. Directed by Samedi Soir.