Editors’ Choice: December 20th, 2013

Rather than operate like a music news supply, Electronic Beats operates as a music information source. We would like to share with you; we want you to know what we are hearing, what’s reverberating our cochleas and sending broader vibrations throughout our bodies, and by extension our audio-addled souls. Down with that? Welcome to Editors’ Choice.

Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)

AGF – Ice Breaker (Pussy Riot Solid Version)

This track, poised approximately Gorecki-style trip-hop and skittish, spiky electronica and sampling the sound of smashing ice, is taken from the particular Pussy Riot Freedom Compilation curated by female: stress. Part of AGF’s mission statement reads, ”I hope my track miraculously without him noticing melts Putin’s heart”. Who knows, maybe it’s worked.

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Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)

div/des – “car”

Don’t know anything regarding Aussie producer div/des, but the music above is showing the path just for house music in 2014.

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Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)

Burial Hex – “Home”

True story: after this track played, iTunes made the decision that the next track would be the Burial remix of Block Party’s “Where Is Home” and now I’m looking alternately at photos of my loved ones in the USA and the open window of my penthouse apartment.

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The. J. Samuels (Senior Print Editor)

The Battle On Drugs – “Red Eyes”

Loved 2011’s Slave Ambient and this track promises big things for upcoming LP (March fourteen, 2014, Secretly Canadian), though the refrain is oddly reminiscent of recent folk-EDM-clash trend as exemplified by Avicii and Aloe Blacc’s “Wake Me Up”.

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Jannik Schäfer (Social Press Editor)

Tropkillaz – “Morena” ft. Nave

Happy holidays everybody! Get down with some Brazilian flava by Tropkillaz a trap duo including well known veteran DJ Zegon and his younger yet equally creative partner Laudz. Make sure to check out the epic informal video consisting of 166 mind-blowing gifs perfectly in tune with “Morena”.

Illumntr – “Tangled with Bear”

Listen to Lowtemp-signed, Brooklyn-based Illumntr’s debut single “Tangled along with bear” and let it all out. The year is over, it’s all good!

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Look over previous editions of Editors’ Choice here.

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