Planningtorock: “Much To Touch” (feat. Maija Karhunen) Video

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December 15th, 2018
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Hop on this long-awaited ride and enjoy the second track of Berlin-via-Bolton producer Planningtorock, aka Jam Rostron, the percussive track “Much To Touch”, included in their radical fourth album “Powerhouse” for DFA Records.

This follows the release of the playful, seductive lead track “Transome”. “Much To Touch” is the only track on “Powerhouse” to feature a co-producer, long-time friend and collaborator Olof Dreijer of The Knife. Directed by Planningtorock, the “Much To Touch” video features Maija Karhunen, the Finnish dancer and editor of dance art platform liikekieli. Speaking about the track Planningtorock says: “‘Much To Touch’ is about owning one’s muchness, especially when faced with being told ‘you’re too much.”

The track is one of the most instant cuts on the record and the flute motif is a real highlight. The funky rhythm is simply arousing and makes you move. Jam’s characteristic striking, pitched-shifted vocals are as radiant as ever on “Much To Much” as they are on all Powerhouse ten tracks. The signature Planningtorock synths and the vocals work together like magic!

Written and recorded in Berlin (Jam’s permanent home), London, New York and Los Angeles, the groove-filled Powerhouse breaks down family stories, love scenes and practices, sensations and memories of emotional shaping and re-composition of one’s identity. Especially “Much To Touch” has an unbelievable added value for the album. The album serves, in part, as a companion to the artist’s transitioning process, as a non-binary genderqueer person taking steps towards “making Jam”. “I feel a transformation in me / All those empty spaces in me / Are filling up with me…” it’s the refrain on Powerhouse’s ‘Jam of Finland’ track.

As a piece of work, the ten-track set is probably the most impactful and immediate album in Jam’s 12-year recording career. It is a celebration of liberation.

Planningtorock’s “Powerhouse” LP is out now via Human Level/DFA. Buy it here.

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C.A.R.: “Idle Eyes”

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October 3rd, 2014
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“Luminous, poetic and radical.” French singer and musician Chloé Raunet, formerly of London-based coldwave band Battant, made her first pit stop under her C.A.R. moniker last year with the release of her much-loved debut solo “Laika” EP. Now, she’s back with her great new single “Idle Eyes”, which is described as “super tongue and cheek – an exercise in self-deprecation.” With its spoken word vocals and icy synths, this track is just one more reason to get excited about C.A.R.’s forthcoming debut album “My Friend”. The “Idle Eyes” single, which was originally written for Gesaffelstein, is out now digitally via Kill The DJ, complete with fine remixes by the likes of Roman Fluegel, Planningtorock, Clara 3000 and rRoxymore. Below, you can watch the video for “Idle Eyes”, directed by Fiona Garden.

C.A.R.’s debut album “My Friend” will drop on October 27th via Kill The DJ. Pre-order here.

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Jackson And His Computerband: “Dead Living Things” Video

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September 4th, 2013
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Check out the dark new video for Parisian producer Jackson Fourgeaud’s, aka Jackson And His Computerband, latest single “Dead Living Things”, which features vocals from Planningtorock. The track appears on his second album “Glow”, out now via Warp Records.

Directed by Alexandre Courtès.

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New Build: “Guitar Man”

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January 7th, 2012
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Back in November, we featured New Build’s debut 12” single “Misery Loves Company”, and here’s the b-side “Guitar Man” for your listening pleasure, a gorgeous slow jam which features Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem on drums. The London-based trio of Al Doyle (Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem) Felix Martin (Hot Chip) and studio engineer Tom Hopkins with special guest appearances from Planningtorock, will release their first full-length album later this year on their own Lanark Recordings imprint.

Pick up the limited edition 12” here.

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New Build: “Misery Loves Company”

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November 14th, 2011
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We already featured “Finding Reasons”, the first taste from New Build, a new London-based band, which featuring Al Doyle (Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem) Felix Martin (Hot Chip) and studio engineer Tom Hopkins. Now the band is ready to drop their debut 12” single, “Misery Loves Company”, on November 28th via their own Lanark Recordings. The 3-track release will also include the fantastic b-side “Guitar Man” and a remix of “Finding Reasons” by Planningtorock. A full album will be out early next year so keep your eyes peeled. Until then check out the title track below.

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New Build: “Misery Loves Company”

Preview and pre-order your copy here.

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New Build: “Finding Reasons”

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September 16th, 2011
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Finding Reasons by newbuild

Check out this brand new jam from New Build, the new project from Hot Chip’s Al Doyle and Felix Martin, and Tom Hopkins who worked with the band on 2010′s album “One Night Stand”. “Finding Reasons”, which features backing vocals from Planningtorock, aka Janice Rostron, is the first cut from the trio’s debut album, due out early 2012.

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Planningtorock: “Living It Out” Video

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September 13th, 2011
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Janine Rostron, aka Planningtorock, just unveiled the self-made video for her latest single “Living It Out”, from her debut album “W”. The video was filmed at a strange old monument in Berlin called Königskolonnaden, built in 1777. The 12” single will be released on September 26th on DFA with remixes by Jackson and Cosmodelica. Expect more remixes by Laurel Halo, When Saints Go Machine, and Felix Hot Chip.

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Planningtorock: “The Breaks”

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May 17th, 2011
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Planningtorock – The Breaks

DFA is giving away the new single “The Breaks” by Knife collaborator Janine Rostron, aka Planningtorock, for free download. The track is taken from Planningtorock’s full-length album “W”, due out May 24th. You can stream the whole thing here.

Download it here.

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