Orthy, an Austin-based crafter of sprightly electro-pop, is in the midst of prepping the E.M.I.L.Y. EP (artwork above) for release early next year, but has decided to share Baio's remix of the record's title track as a bit of an early treat. The NYC producer (and, yes, bass player for indie outfit Vampire Weekend) spins Orthy's tune into some tropical-disco-type fare, filling it to the brim with percussive hits, warm organ chords, playfully glitched vocals, and—perhaps as to be expected—an ace bassline. While the full E.M.I.L.Y. EP is not out yet, the original title track and Baio's remix are currently availible as a package over on Orthy's Bandcamp.
After making his debut this year with the L.I.E.S.-released 4 Club Use Only EP (not mention his inclusion on the label's XLR8R Pick'd American Noise compilation), Los Angeles-bred DJ/producer Delroy Edwards has put together a 40-minute mix as part of the Juno Plus podcast series. Read more »
Back in November, we first reported news of The Waiting Room, Lusine's still forthcoming third LP for Ghostly, and at the same time shared the album's first single "Another Tomorrow." Now, we've learned that the track will soon be released as part of an EP with remixes from Jon Convex and Hanssen. Read more »
Bristolian Tri Angle affiliate Vessel has shared an outtake from his noteworthy Order of Noise LP. Similar to the haunting, off-kilter dub we've come to love from producer Sebastian Gainsborough, who happened to make it to the #1 spot on our list of this year's Best New Artists, "Raven Banner" veers further left by delving into paranoiac techno and sporadic flashes of industrial sound design. (via FACT)
XLR8R's Best of 2012 coverage has admittedly included a lot of lists this year, but it's a safe bet that today's feature kicks off what is likely the most anticipated round-up of them all. Following a whole lot of year-end-list foreplay, we've finally arrived at our picks for the top 40 releases of 2012. Furthermore, keeping in line with our list of the year's top tracks, we've asked all of the artists selected to jot down a few of their thoughts about the record's we've picked. Read more »
Inspired in part by Om Unit's remix work as Philip D. Kick on the Footwork Jungle volumes, Irish producers CL Moons (a.k.a. SertOne) and Lemonada have taken it upon themselves to remix some of their favorite old-school tunes in a project the two are calling Sweeekers. Here, we have CL Moons' edit of Sub Focus' "Last Jungle," which boasts a juke-inspired update to the drum track and a domineering bassline. The haunting melody and warped vocals of the original production remain intact, reminding us of what made Sub Focus' drum & bass cut an anthem in the first place. You can download the rest of CL Moons' and Lemonada's edits and remixes after the jump, and be on the lookout for more volumes of Sweeekers to appear in the coming months. Read more »
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