A barrage of rattling percussion and sharply cut samples line "Children with Feet of Giants (Mass)," the lead single from London producer Warsnare's upcoming Endgame mini-LP for Seclusiasis. Filling every inch of his production with sonic details, the track is a rush of audio, one which folds gasps of candy-coated R&B, red-lined bass stabs, and an innumerable number of disparate rhythmic pulses into its five-plus-minute run. "Children with Feet of Giants (Mass)" and a handful Warsnare's other sneaky bass permutations will be available in vinyl and digital format when his Endgame mini-LP drop in mid-September.
Last week, Night Slugs co-founder Bok Bok and Rush Hour mainstay Tom Trago shared news that they would be teaming up on a mini-album due out next month. Now, album cut "Need This (Radio Mix)" has been made available to stream before Night Voyage Tool Kit II lands on September 9. Read more »
In the rapidly evolving world of electronic music, it's all but impossible to keep track of every new artist, label, party, and genre. At the same time, certain names will inevitably pop up again and again at the XLR8R office, some of which we've only given passing mention to on the site. In an effort to get our readers up to speed with some of the things—both new and old—that we've been digging lately, we've launched a new feature series called 'Get Familiar,' which aims to shine a spotlight on subjects we think are worthy of a little more attention.
Josh Cheon is passionate about the music he loves. That much ought to be obvious to anyone who's even passingly familiar with Dark Entries, his label. Over the past five years, he's created an imprint that reflects a serious devotion to the darker and more obscure side of '70s and '80s electronic music—the label's name is actually an homage to "Dark Entries," the first single released by canonical UK goth rockers Bauhaus. Splitting his time between reissuing lost classics and releasing new material in the vein of the industrial synth-pop of the past, the imprint has gradually become a major guiding entity in the continuing exploration of the formative years of electronic dance music. Read more »
UK artist Arka will issue the "Severan" b/w "The Way" 12" via the Blah Blah Blah imprint next month, and has sent over non-EP production "You Got Me" to help spread the word. An unapologetically soulful house expedition, "You Got Me" focuses on a series of chunky piano chords, which—along with some low-tuned vocal samples—effortlessly ride atop the track's slightly swung rhythms and precisely programmed bass. While Arka's bonus cut can be downloaded below, a preview stream of the Leicester-based producer's forthcoming 12" (the a-side of which was featured in Radomer's recent XLR8R podcast) can be found after the jump, before the record lands on August 25. Read more »
Operating under his Special Request alias—under which he turned in a standout debut LP and an impressive XLR8R podcast last year—longstanding UK producer Paul Woolford (pictured above) has turned in a new remix for Duke Dumont's upcoming "Won't Look Back" single. Read more »
Following the release of his debut LP, Human, earlier this year (and a contribution to our Artist Tips series), Max Cooper has unveiled a new collaborative project, Skew & Satirist, which will issue its first effort next month via the Killekill label. Read more »
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