Todd Terje will deliver the third release for his Olsen imprint next month with the sounds of Strandbar.
Karenn, Tropic Of Cancer and RP Boo are amongst the first names announced for this year’s Unsound festival in Krakow.
After a marketing campaign that lasted what seemed like half a decade, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories finally arrived this week.
Traditional and futuristic strains of South African music meld on John Wizards, a new signing to Planet Mu.
Having spent the past few years promoting the sounds of contemporary Chicago with a raft of albums from footwork artists such as Traxman, Young Smoke and most recently RP Boo, Planet Mu are embarking on a continental shift with the addition of John Wizards. The Cape Town-based seven piece act are led by producer John Withers, and their forthcoming Planet Mu debut Lusaka By Night makes for a curious addition to the label’s roster.
Evoking similar feelings to the Shangaan Electro compilation, John Wizards take an approach that is respectful of African music tradition, yet wraps it in electronic elements such as warping bass, echoing delay and the heavily pitch shifted vocals of Rwandan singer Emmanuel Nzaramba. Due out in June, the Lusaka By Night 12″ sees two original productions from John Wizard complemented by remixes from Ital Tek and Hyperdub act LV, and precedes the release of a full John Wizard album on Planet Mu later this year.
Planet Mu will release the Lusaka By Night 12″ by John Wizards on June 17.
1. Lusaka By Night
2. I Is
3. Tet Lek Schrempf (Ital Tek Remix)
4. Lusaka By Night (LV Remix)
Grime loving Bristol duo Kahn & Neek will return next week with the next release on their own Bandulu imprint.
Fred P will provide the next release on Anthony Parasole’s label The Corner.
Bill Kouligas’ PAN label, ISSUE Project Room and the Goethe-Institut have announced details of a joint festival in New York and Boston this June.
The celebrated techno triumvirate have revealed tantalising details of new multipurpose project Jealous God “intended for the mutants of our age”.
Robert Hood will explore the Floorplan concept in a more expansive style on the forthcoming album Paradise.
50 Weapons regular Anstam will debut on Meakusma with a new EP under the recently adopted Anno Stamm alias. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve been waiting several years for an album from Kyle Hall, and this week he finally saw fit to deliver The Boat Party.
Iconic Chicago house label Dance Mania return with an extended reissue of a Parris Mitchell classic.
Joey Anderson helms the first release from the new offshoot of LA label Absurd Recordings dedicated to “left of centre house and techno”.
Danish musician Taragana Pyjarama will release Nothing Hype through Wyrd Records next month.
Exciting news from RVNG Intl, with the NYC-based label preparing a new album from Stellar OM Source.
Hessle Audio’s Pangaea has announced details of a new imprint, kicking off with a new single from the producer himself.
The Avian imprint run by Shifted and Ventress have revealed details of the debut album from unpronounceable techno duo SHXCXCHCXSH.
DJ Sprinkles returns to the compilation format for Mule Musiq, with a forthcoming collection of the Tokyo-based producer’s finest remix work.
The singular sounds of Powell are next up on Liberation Technologies with a three track 12″ due in June.