TB: “Drive”

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November 15th, 2019
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After dropping a series of quality EPs, Munich-based producer, part-time DJ and Permanent Vacation label co-head Tom Bioly is back with his debut album, entitled “A Call For Romance”, under his TB moniker. A great ride from start to finish, the nine-track record finds TB delivering new romantics, inspired by influences like The Cure’s “The Holy Hour“, Boards of Canada’s late ’90s electronica, Miami Vice tropic percussion and Angelo Badalamenti’s “Twin Peaks”. Acid drops, string distortions, lushed melody bits, hushed robo vox and washed space guitars are being layered and sprinkled over machine beats and disco drums. Here’s ‘Drive”, one of our favorite cuts from the record. Ride with us.

The “A Call For Romance” LP is out now on Permanent Vacation. Buy it here.

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The Galleria: “Stop & Go”

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November 15th, 2019
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It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard anything from The Galleria, the project of Metro Area’s Morgan Geist featuring Canadian R&B singer Jessy Lanza. The newest single, “Stop & Go”, an infectious dancefloor-friendly jam, makrks The Galleria’s second release since the 2015 debut, “Calling Card/Mezzanine”. Vocals are once again provided by Jessy Lanza, whose two solo albums on Hyperdub were met with critical acclaim and both shortlisted for the Polaris Prize. The single “Stop & Go” comes complete with a drum-a-pella for creative mixing, plus an extended dub. Needless to say, it’s already on repeat.

The “Stop & Go” is out now via Environ. Buy it here.

Related:
The Galleria: “Calling Card”

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Neon Indian: “Toyota Man” Video

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November 15th, 2019
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Neon Indian is back with a new track, called “Toyota Man”, which marks a new era for Alan Palomo’s project, as it’s his first song in his native language (Spanish) while musically introducing a new psych-cumbia infused direction. The release comes hand-in-hand with a self-directed video, starring Alan Palomo, Brian DeRan, Chris Silcox and Veronica Sanders, which you now watch above.

Speaking about the video, Alan says :“Toyota Man” was filmed along the road map of what essentially was my path to American citizenship: Monterrey, the Nuevo Laredo border, San Antonio, and finally Austin. The process is a multiple decade commute known by many Latinos and other Americans. Though my music has always been generally apolitical, I realized when recording this song that it was impossible to write biographically (in the rhetorical context of the Trump administration) without being entirely that: political. The story of my family, which before felt commonly American, was suddenly politicized. Recognizing the absurdity of it all, I thought it would be refreshing to address the social narrative around immigration through comedy – nods to Benny Hill, misremembered San Antonio car commercials, and School House Rock. My family and I had a ton of fun making this and I hope it’s equally as fun to watch. Enjoy!”

The single “Toyota Man” is out now via Transgressive Records. Buy it here.

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Pender Street Steppers: “Our Time (Vocal)”

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November 13th, 2019
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Vancouver’s finest Pender Street Steppers, comprised of Jack J and Liam Butle, are back with a new double-single, “Our Time”, set to drop on November 15th via Mood Hut. The record feautres two vocal tracks, “Falling” and “Our Time”, and their respective dub versions, and also marks the pair’s first offering since the releaase of their self-titled EP back in 2017. According to the label, one side describing a relationship in its infancy and the other side its end. Afer getting your fill of the great vocal version of “Our Time” above, make sure to check out the dub version, below. This release will get some serious rotations on our station.

Pre-order “Our Time” here.

Related:
Pender Street Steppers: “Raining Again”

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Andras: “Honeybird”

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November 13th, 2019
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Melbourne’s producer Andras will finally drop his first full length solo album, entitled “Joyful”, on January 31 via Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space Records. According to the label, the seven-track record is “a cornucopic vision rooted in the decay of dance music from one of Australia’s most distinct yet understated musical voices. Cutting a path through an overgrowth of nostalgia around 70s acid folk and 90s acid house, Joyful is an invitation to till an old garden under a glistening new light”.

Dedicated to Australia’s plentiful population of nectar feeding birds, “Honeybird,” the first offering from “Joyful”, spins a ring-shaped melody through space. Webbed with angelic pads and warm piano notes and uplifted by ricocheting percussion, the repeated punctuation of its namesake becomes a subtle mantra. Watch the video for “Honeybird”, directed Josephine Ravitz and Max Ravitz, below:

Pre-order the “Joyful” LP here.

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Leon Vynehall: “I, Cavallo”

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November 13th, 2019
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Leon Vynehall is back with a new track, called “I, Cavallo”. Dark, throbbing and intensely infectious, it marks his focus at a dense, and unnerving space. Speaking of the track, Vynehall says: “The new material is directed squarely at soundsystems. Following the introspection of ‘Nothing Is Still’, I turned my gaze towards a more dissonant and psychedelic corner of a dancefloor”.

“I, Cavallo” and it’s “ClubFront” b-side drops on November 22 on 12″ vinyl via Ninja Tune.
Pre-order it here.

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[Premiere] BDHBTS: “Bad Habits (Curses Remix)”

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November 12th, 2019
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Riders, it’s premiere time! Straight from Vilnius, Lithuania, here comes a new independent record label from Liudas Lazauska, aka Roe Deers, and Titas Motuzas, called “Good Skills”. The two friends and great musicians launch their new record label and, at the same time, they establish their fresh moniker BDHBTS by presenting the label’s first release, which includes two originals cuts and eight great remixes created by dear friends from all over the world. Our beloved Curses is one of them, doing once more what he does best; creating exciting music that emerges out of the disco darkness soundscapes.

Today, we’re psyched to premiere Curses’ remix for track “Bad Habits”. The New Yorker/Berlin based artist offers with his remix just the right amount of dirty, delivering a fantastic, gloomy 8-minute ride fueled by a blend of eerie sounds and absolutely amazing bass guitar cuts. Massively bass driven “Luca” darkness. Blast the track above!

BDHBTS’ EP drops on November 29th via Good Skills.

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Michael David: “Rain II”

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October 29th, 2019
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Over the last decade and a half, Michael David, popularly known for his work as one half of LA duo Classixx, has made many kinds of records, but always with other people. In 2015, he made something of his own for the first time ― a bleak, post-apocalyptic single released under the name Studio Paradiso. Now, Michael David steps out on his own with his first first solo release, entitled “There In Spirit / Rain II”, on Cascine.

Recorded late at night on a Tascam multitrack tape recorder, the record finds Michael David bending and melding organic instrumentation into something layered and uncanny: guitars chop and glimmer, beats cascade and push forward, but always with a sense of gentle resignation. This is the sound of a mind searching through time, exhuming memories and emotions ― good and bad ―to try and know, recapture, reclaim, and most importantly, feel. Our first taste comes in the form of “Rain II”, a finely-crafted tune. Give it a spin above, and drive slow.

The “There In Spirit / Rain II” 12” drops on November 22. Pre-order it here.

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Chromatics: “Move A Mountain” Video

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October 29th, 2019
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Chromatics have shared a video for “Move A Mountain”, a track taken from their long-awaited new album “Closer To Grey” on Italians Do It Better, which makrs the band’s first record in seven years since the release of 2012’s “Kill For Love”.

Directed by Johnny Jewel.

Pre-order Chromatics’ “Closer To Grey” 2xLP here.

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Redrago: “Shalom Alanation” (Club Version)

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October 29th, 2019
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Fresh off the release of their collaborative self-titled album as Redrago, Life and Death’s label boss DJ Tennis and Israeli duo Red Axes are already back with two extended and powerful club versions from their adventurous and subversive full-length. The “Shalom Alanation / Ventilo (Club Versions)” is out on Friday 1st November digitally followed by a special limited coloured vinyl. Before it drops, we’re treated to a stream of a great club version of “Shalom Alanation”. Blast it above.

The “Redrago” LP is out now via Life And Death. Get it here.

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