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Rudi Zygadlo – Lily


Here’s a new track from London-based musician Rudi Zygadlo, produced by Tim Goldsworthy (of the Massive Attack and DFA fame) and Bruno Ellingham (who worked on Goldfrapp’s finest work). The single is out on July 21st 2014 via RZ Records. Stream below and check out whath Rudi says about “Lily”:

“With Lily I was mirth-ing at the Annunciation; when Gabriel comes to the virgin Mary, hands her a Lily, and requests she bare the son of God. As with a lot of bible mythology, the Lily is inherited from the Greeks, wherein they are said to be grown from the milk of Hera’s breast and thus symbolise birth and motherhood. In the christian scenario the lily is something more abstract and virtuous. Purity. Mary is a Virgin and whats more, monogamous.

I like the idea that the lily is a censorial object. In this case it hides something more scandalous. Its hiding excited genitalia, sex and adultery. If not sex itself, then it is seduction at the very least. Its an invitation. So where as in the thousands of paintings depicting the annunciation the angel is handing a white flower to the glowing Mary, in my artwork the Lily text hides the real fertiliser; the genitalia of a mating couple. To add insult to injury, they also happen to be of the same sex.

In a lot of my tracks I like to pay homage to my place of residence. The first album, Great Western Laymen was written on Great Western Road. The first track from the second album Koppernikus was written on Koppernikus Strasse. And this track was written at an address which contains the eponym.”

Video: Rudi Zygadlo – Dissident Song

Below you can watch an incredible and cinematic video, that was shared in order to announce a series of tracks to be released by Rudi Zygadlo over the coming months. "Dissident Song" is the first in this series, the next, something from his collaboration with Tim Goldsworthy.

"There is no mean, no stifling regime, our art lost its meaning."

Dauwd – Heat Division Remixes EP [2013]

Today, UK producer Dauwd has released the "Heat Division Remixes EP" with edits from DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy and Ostgut’s Nick Höppner. It’s a white label, 300 vinyl copies only. Here are a couple of cuts from it, including a new edit by Dauwd. Goldsworthy’s experience producing the likes of Unkle and The Rapture is put to work on his remix of ‘Heat Divsion’ adding a mercurial vocal hook and a unique ending to the track, while Höppner’s work roots ‘And’ firmly in the ubiquitous sound of Berlin. Dauwd rounds off the line-up with a different take on ‘Silverse’ offering a version aimed squarely at the dance floor. It’s a split release from Pictures Music and Ghostly International. Get your digital copy here.