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Lisa Blanning (Online Editor)
DJ Dog Fox – “O Meu Estilo”
The kuduro producer and DISC JOCKEY has shown up in Editors’ Selection before and this is far from a brand new release. But something’s been nagging me since I saw his established at Unsound recently. Someone (I can’t remember who) recently explained this batida sound as a cross between grime and trance, which is kind of true, but—finally connecting the particular dots—to me it conjures in the the dirty Dutch house offshoot of bubbling—whose proponent Anti-G was a small obsession of mine a few years ago. Now I need to talk to the musicologist to parse the differences in between batida and bubbling.
Louise Brailey (Deputy Online Editor)
Divvorce – “Vanessa (A Dreamer)”
Fifth Wall co-founder Divvorce—who we interviewed alongside Hound Weighing scales back in August—chalks up the Brooklyn label’s ninth release with Vanessa (A Dreamer) . A-side “Wander 7″ is a piece of molten electro which whirls ponderously throughout the stereo field while “Roquentin’s Release” perfects a kind of warehouse concréte, all of the ominous rumbles and trebly, granular ephemera before piston-like drums oklahoma city their syncopated, colossal two-step. These is stretched well beyond its elastic limit by Fifth Walls regular Physical Therapy, who refashions it into a piece of doomy, piano-accented disco. Can this label do no wrong? Seriously.
Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
Death Grips – Government Plates
Another real deal from the Death Holds. Yesterday, they flooded the interwebs with fifteen new videos within fifteen minutes. What’s more, these people dropped their new non-Sony album as a free download.
Daniel Jones (Contributing Editor)
Soupcans – Parasite Brain EP
Scuzzy garage punk dominates me a lot more in the summer than in the chilliness of autumn, when I’m much more likely to lie around in my personal grunge than cut loose and thrash. Soupcan’s latest EP Parasite Brain is just hitting far too many of my buttons to ignore, nevertheless. There’s traces of Arab on Radar and early Devo, and you could drop buzzwords like ‘lo-fi’ ’til the sun comes up, but Soupcans is clearly not music intended to be approached with tweezers and a microscope. Turn on record, turn off brain, and let your limbs writhe.
Million Brazilians – “Untitled IV”
Speaking of sounds that will haven’t entered my ears in the while, here’s a new track through Portland tribalists Million Brazilians. I actually last ran into these children in LA around 2009 and fell in love with their sloppily hypnotic rhythms, but it’s been a while since I’ve looked them up. This one’s off their brand new LP Wet Dry Jungala , which I’m completely looking forward to receiving.
Jannik Schäfer (Social Media Editor)
King Ara – “Who The F**k You Talkin’ To? ”
This debut one by the completely unknown singer-songwriter and producer King Ara is fabulous. Make sure to check out the video compiled form the classic seventies cartoon Fritz the particular Cat. Good work King Ara, looking forward to more!
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders Twentieth Wedding anniversary Mixtape
I’ve listened to this thing three times front to back in one day. Exquisitely mixed and properly put together. Be you a hardcore Tribe fan or a complete unknown to the ways of one of hip-hop’s greatest trios, this one is worth listening to.
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