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Gioumourtzina – Blakk Metall Remixes EP

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Three months after the release of their debut album “Blakk Metall” Gioumourtzina share 5 tracks of the album, remixed by Greek electronic artists. The digital EP includes remixes from ION, Larry Gus, NTEIBINT, Pan Pan and Vercetti Technicolor.

Larry Gus – At Your Desk EP

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Greek musician Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus, has just released a new 7-track EP, “At Your Desk”, a companion to his excellent second LP “I Need New Eyes” for DFA Records. The release features two original tracks, a cover of Bjork’s “I Miss You”, and four epic remixes by the likes of 40 Thieves, Musik Non Stop, Luke Vibert, and Daniel.T. & Cooper Saver.

Get it here.

Tendts – Our Sun (Larry Gus Remix)

Tendts, the Greek duo  consisting of brothers Christos and Fotis Papadakis) unveiled the first glimpse from ‘Cheap Poetry Remixes’ comin’ out this Friday April 1st with the lead single “Our Sun” remixed by “their dearest friend and craziest dude” Larry Gus!

The remix album also includes remixes by the likes of GigantaEcho Canyon, Teams., Dozen Draft, Kid Flicks, Pan Pan. DNte ,Fragile Balloon and Affect. ‘Cheap Poetry Remixes’ will drop on Thessaloniki-based Fair Weather Friends Records. Stay tuned for more soon.

In June Tendts are travelling to Barcelona for Sónar Festival, to perform alongside Ison, at the Reworks Festival stage!

No. 12: Larry Gus – I Need New Eyes

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Larry Gus’ beatmaker percussion, shill falsetto vocals, and found sounds form a gestalt more concise and clear than ever… This is a record for fans of Caribou, Can, Panda Bear, and self-reflection.

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Larry Gus – I Need New Eyes LP

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DFA Records is finally ready to release “I Need New Eyes”, the new album from Greek producer Larry Gus. 2013’s Years Not Living was a masterpiece of composition, pushing sampling to its limits within a conceptual framework provided by Life A User’s Manual, George Perec’s postmodern fiction masterpiece.

I Need New Eyes treads familiar sonic ground to Larry Gus’ previous works – but his beatmaker percussion, shill falsetto vocals, and found sounds form a gestalt more concise and clear than ever. The references to literature continue – the title is based on a supposed quote by Proust, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” This record was completed amidst two life- changing events – the birth of his first child, and his participation in Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo. (Fellow attendee NV contributes backing vocals on Belong To Love.) He explains, “When you have kids, you realize that all of the infinite branches that you were wishing to explore are starting to being cut violently with a axe (held by the baby), and all infinite choices in your life (and lifestyle) start to shrink and diminish slowly. I decided on the title the moment I got back from Tokyo, upon realising that I could never be able to live there, now that I have a baby”.

His lyrics are brought to the forefront here – covering a wide variety of anxieties, personal and professional. “Don’t forget, the success of everyone else always includes failed attempts / but why can’t I figure it out for myself” he howls over swirling drum fills on NP-Complete, “No more polite comments / at least not from my friends” he croons in A Set Of Replies. This feeds into an alternate meaning for the title – “I need new, less jealous eyes” because envy and jealousy and bitterness are also things that recur a lot in my lyrics, always related to other musicians and things that they achieve.”

In spite of the of the heavy conceptual themes, there is a true jubilance to the sonics of the record. Twinkling synths and orchestral stabs mingle with handclaps and a thundering kick drum on All Graphs Explored, while funk guitars and endless layers of percussion and brass build around Larry’s bilingual vocals, climaxing in a double-timed drum solo. This is a record for fans of Caribou, Can, Panda Bear, and self-reflection.

I Need New Eyes is released by DFA Records and [PIAS] Cooperative on October 2, 2015. Buy the limited blue colored vinyl / CD from DFA Direct!

My Friend Larry Gus, a documentary shot by Vasilis Katsoupis, premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July this year. More info here.

Larry Gus – A Set Of Replies

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Here’s the second single from Greek one-man band Larry Gus’ forthcoming “I Need New Eyes” LP. A Set Of Replies is track number 3 from Panagiotis Melidis’ highly anticipated new album, that treads familiar sonic ground to his previous works – but his beatmaker percussion, shill falsetto vocals, and found sounds form a gestalt more concise and clear than ever.

No more polite comments / at least not from my friends” he croons in A Set Of Replies. This feeds into an alternate meaning for the title – “I need new, less jealous eyes” because “envy and jealousy and bitterness are also things that recur a lot in my lyrics, always related to other musicians and things that they achieve.”

I Need New Eyes is released by DFA Records and [PIAS] Cooperative on October 2, 2015. Pre-order here.

Larry Gus – NP-Complete

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Greek singer and producer Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus, returns to DFA with his second album “I Need New Eyes”, out on October 2. The new record features eight tracks with “clearer songwriting structures”, and its title is based on a supposed quote by Proust, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

“NP-Complete” is the first single off the LP, an infectious groovy tune that can be streamed below. Pre-order “I Need New Eyes” LP here.

Don’t forget, the success of everyone else always includes failed attempts / but why can’t I figure it out for myself

Eric Copeland – Remixes (Panda Bear, Larry Gus, Fhloston Paradigm, Anthony Naples)

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DFA is proud to release on June 23rd, 2015 a long-gestating 12” single of wild interprations of Eric Copeland’s 2013 album Joke In The Hole. The Black Dice member received universal acclaim for the record, “Fringe though Copeland may be, this album is a serious coup for DFA—he walks the line between complete nuttiness and outright accessibility, and ends up with one of his best records to date.” (XLR8R)

Starting us off is Panda Bear, who adds his trademark falsetto vocals and shuffling percussion, sweetening Eric’s black coffee beats. DFA’s own sonic collagist Larry Gus blends Eric’s mumbled vocals with bright percussion and a vocoded male choir, among many other audio dalliances. Meanwhile, Hyperdub’s Fhloston Paradigm (AKA King Britt) takes aim with his laser cannons, firing volleys at unrelenting waves of marching alien armies, before being swallowed up in a solar flare. Finally, Anthony Naples (Text Records, Trilogy Tapes) brings it back to the club with snaps, claps, and hi-hats, but it sounds like you left ‘em out in the rear window of your car on a sunny day. You know what we mean.

Limited editon of 1000 hand-stamped and numbered copies, assembled at DFA in NYC.

Tracklisting:
Cheap Treat (Panda Bear Version)
Grapes (Larry Gus Remix)
Cheap Treat (Fhloston Paradigm Remix)
Bobby Strong (Anthony Naples Remix)

Order the WAVs & 320kbps MP3s from DFA’s store.

Larry Gus – With All Your Eyes Look (Remixes)

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We’ve already posted Larry Gus‘ (aka Panagiotis Melidis) official mind-blending video for his latest single, “With All Your Eyes Look,” directed by Seth Brau. The single has been remixed by three quite diverse artists and producers: Cut Hands (William Bennett of White House fame), Black Deer (aka Willie Burns) & Tuff Sherm (aka Dro Carey). All tracks lean on the percussive and manic syncopations of the original track but spin it out into very unique and surprising directions.

Listen all three of them below. Available wherever fine records are sold. Purchase high quality digital music and the limited edition of 50 white label vinyl at DFA Direct.

DID – Skills (Larry Gus Remix)

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Here’s another great remix by Greek producer and DFA affiliate Larry Gus. Italian advant popsters DID’s “Skills” is tranformed into something fit for the ’70s, full of exciting warm, funky guitar and bass riffs. Check it out here.

As DID said: “We totally love Larry Gus and his productions. He manages to use samples from the ’60s and the ’70s, obtaining a absolute solid modern sound. He surprised us all with this remix, he took a pretty modern song like “SKILLS” and took it back to the ’70s. Tune.

The Skills EP, which includes the original track plus this remix and another by Vaghe Stelle, is out now on Foolica Records. Get it here.