Publishers ’ Choice: September 14th, 2015

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Rather than operate as a songs news source, Electronic Beats operates as a music information source. We want to reveal to you; we want you to know what we’re listening to, what’s reverberating our cochleas and sending broader vibrations throughout the body, and by extension our audio-addled spirits. Down with that? Welcome to Editors ’ Choice.

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Lisa Blanning ( Online Editor )

DJ Q and Flava D – War Dubs

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These tracks, by DJ Q and Flava D correspondingly, are just two of the over 145 ( and counting, at time taken by writing ) challenges that were thrown this week by producers in a substantial, Twitter-fueled battle for gime’s The almighty of the Beats—a moniker adopted from infamous Lord of the Mics DIGITAL VIDEO DISC series of MC clashes. Unusual since this is the first time I’ve heard of producers sending for each other, and perhaps which ’s what makes it the whole thing glow using the spirit of camaraderie. Grime Forum have kindly taken it upon themselves to round up all the “war dubs ” here.

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Moritz Gayard ( Online Duty Publisher )

Purple – The Club

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Stumbling over Purple and their release track “The Club ” earlier this week gave me the early-morning train ride of my life. Can’t wait around to listen to the full EP # @@ # @!! Salvation , out later this year.

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Daniel Jones ( Contributing Editor )

Circuit Des Yeux – Lithonia

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Listening to tracks from Circuit Für Yeux’s upcoming LP # @@ # @!! Overdue , I’m amazed at how far she’s originate from her blown-out and noisy origins. Haley Fohr’s work is just therefore reliably good that, even though it might not be topping any of the shorter year-end lists, it remains in general rotation. And honestly, being perpetual is a far more stunning thing than being # 1 .

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Michael Lutz ( Publications Duty Editor )

Björk – Joga ( Alec Empire Remix )

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I saw Björk play live at Berlin Festival last weekend and it blew me away. Her voice cut glass, the bass was impacting me physically … it was basically the feeling that certain stimulants trigger. You understand, when you’re close to puking but are really happy about it. Anyway, I guess this might be one of Björk’s most remixed paths. It’s off of her 1997 recording # @@ # @!! Homogenic # @@ # @!! and it ’s close to perfect. Whereas many remixers completely butchered the chorus, Alec Empire reworked the track respectfully. That’s because he knows that THE CHORUS ISN’T TO BE TOUCHED FOR GOD’S SAKE!!

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A.J. Samuels ( Senior Publications Editor )

Call Super – Dark Octagons

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The press release with this reads like an ill-advised spam comment intended to attract special attention from the NSA, with contextless references to demise sentences, nitrate, and false titles. Even if that ’s meant to be the red herring it ’s really not a bad description of the paranoid, unpredictable, overdriven techno. Noisy, yes. Pretentious, no . EP out today on Houndstooth.

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