Domino Recording Co. will collate a heady selection of the countless remixes for key label artists they have in their discography on a forthcoming compilation entitled Motion Sickness.
Two of UK electronic music’s most crowd pleasing names – Hot Chip and Four Tet – have come together, with the latter remixing the former’s “Look At Where We Are”.
It sounds like Hot Chip remixer Max Cooper has temporarily put the brakes on the dancefloor sensibilities that sees him charted by the likes of Dubfire and Gui Boratto. Indeed, on Expression, he has applied the cerebral side of his thought process that saw him complete a PhD in Genetics.
“Enveloped” is a deeply reflective piece of mood music that at first sounds understated. Gradually though, it surges to a climax thanks to a trancey melody sequence and then fades to reveal a breaky, glitchy rhythm track. It’s reminiscent of Border Community output, but more complex. “Sea of Sound” follows a similar path: understated beats provide the backing for rich, sensuous melodies that build and build into an epic finale. Trance may be a dirty word, but both tracks are trance in the most positive meaning of the word, uplifting and melodic yet also forward thinking.
“Ripple” is also evocative, but uses reverberating riffs rather than hooks, and also nudges Cooper back towards the dancefloor, thanks to a grungy bass and spiky shards of percussion. This shift is completed on Maetrik’s version of Cooper’s “Chaotisch Serie”, where a snaking, dubby bassline and otherworldly vocal samples translate into an effective DJ track, that like all of Cooper’s output, is the product of applied thinking.
Boutique London-Berlin label Greco Roman has released a 5xCD single boxset featuring Drums of Death, Grovesnor, David E. Sugar and Buraka Som Sistema, with remixes from Hot Chip, Jesse Rose and Skream.
Inimitable London five piece Hot Chip will release a new album next year, and have been carefully staggering each announcement about the release.
The latest piece of goss comes in the shape of the official tracklist (see below). The album, titled One Life Stand, will be released in February 2010.
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We at Juno are glad to hear that mysterious producer Jackson & His Computer Band (aka Jackson Fourgeaud, pictured above) finally has some new material on the way. He has remixed Bordeaux duo Kap Bambino’s new single “Batcaves”, which is due out on November 30, and also comes with remixes from Bobmo, Hello Sunshine and Maton.
And some good news for Hot Chip fans – the five piece electro popsters have announced that a new, yet-to-be-named album will be released next February.