Earlier this month, Italian producer Cristiano Crisci (a.k.a. Digi G'Alessio) dropped his debut LP as Clap! Clap! via the Black Acre imprint. Entitled Tayi Bebba, the record was conceptualized as a tour of an imagined island, with each track said to represent a place, event, or ritual (the LP even came accompanied by a full story, explaining what each production represented in G'Alessio's imagined world). Now, the remixes have begun to roll in with UK producer—and fellow Black Acre affiliate—Lurka being enlisted to take on the tribal vibes of LP cut "Ashiko." Stretching the track out past the five-minute mark, Lurka reimagines "Ashiko" as a more industrial-minded production, trading in the drum machine tones of G'Alessio's track for more machine-made bits of percussion and textured drones. Lurka's remix can be downloaded below while the video for Clap Clap!'s original track can be viewed here.
Since we revived the 'Artist Tips' series last year, a wide variety of producers and DJs have volunteered to share a little bit of their expertise with our readers, and the advice that they've given has been similarly varied. Some have elected to get uber-technical and specific, while others simply passed along the philosophical keys to their approach. And still, despite this range that's been covered, it's safe to say that XLR8R hasn't yet published an 'Artist Tips' column quite like this one from Peter Van Hoesen. Read more »
Moscow-based analog enthusiast Chizh will issue a new 12" via the Chicago-based Glenview imprint later this month. A four track effort, the record will host two original cuts alongside a pair of remixes from The Mole and AntonZap. Serving as a preview is "Don't Turn," the second of Chizh's original efforts which shows off the Russian beatmaker's taste for classic techno tones. Built around a clap-heavy four-on-the-floor, the six-minute outing weaves a series of adventurous synth lines around its steady rhythms, sneaking acid-tweaked sequences and pulsing strings behind a bevy of restless leads. Expected to land later this month, Chizh's upcoming Foux Control/Don't Turn 12" can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it's impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone's daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site. Read more »
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