Music New Releases News

Paul van Dyk announces special Printworks album launch show

14/08/2018
Post Image

Paul van Dyk has announced the release of his new studio album, ‘Symbols’.

Set to drop this autumn, the new LP follows his celebrated 2017 release ‘From Then On’ and will be launched with a special headline show at London’s Printworks on 12th October.

Earlier this month, PVD teased the new album with a mysterious tweet. ‘Symbols’ will be the ninth LP from the trance legend who released his debut ‘45 RPM’ in 1994.

In an official statement, van Dyk said, “‘Symbols’ is an album deeply rooted in story-telling, mystery and adventure. It’s an exploration of trance, a journey through the breadth and depth of a genre that continues to enthrall me as an artist.”

‘Symbols’ will be debuted in London’s incredible Printworks venue on 12th October. The recent DJ Mag North America cover star will be the first trance DJ to headline the massive venue since it opened in February 2017.

In July, van Dyk also released the eponymous track from his 2018 SHINE Ibiza residency.

Recently, the German trance luminary took to Twitter to remind fans just how much trance still means to him after nearly three decades in the game. “Trance is more than music,” he wrote. “It’s a lifestyle. It’s about community. It’s emotions turned into sound.”

Music New Releases News

Listen to Sade’s new song, ‘Flower Of The Universe’

08/03/2018
Post Image

Sade’s first new track in seven years was produced by No I.D.

Sade’s new single, “Flower Of The Universe,” is now streaming.

The song was uploaded today by producer No I.D. It’s Sade and her band’s first new music in seven years, following bonus tracks released on a 2011 compilation.

“Flower Of The Universe” was first announced two weeks ago as one of the original songs made for Ava DuVernay’s new film, A Wrinkle In Time, which comes out in theatres later this week.

Music New Releases News

L.I.E.S. announces album from Brooklyn producer Cienfuegos

07/03/2018
Post Image

Alex Suarez’s Autogolpe LP follows releases for BANK Records, Ascetic House and Unknown Precept.

The first 2018 album from Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S. label comes from Brooklyn producer Cienfuegos.

Cienfuegos, real name Alex Suarez, came to New York via Miami and has since made a name for himself within Brooklyn’s network of underground clubs. Thus far, he’s put out records and cassettes on labels like BANK Records, Ascetic House, Primitive Languages and Unknown Precept, but the forthcoming L.I.E.S. LP, Autogolpe, is his first full-length on wax.

Autogolpe, the label says, “Is a term for a military coup initiated by a dictator to take control of an existing government. Suarez uses this loose idea to create the sonic equivalent of the pain, strife, oppression, isolation and joyous freedom associated with the act [of overthrow].”

The record is out next month, alongside an EP by Mick Harris under his Fret alias.

Listen to clips from Autogolpe.

Music New Releases News

Andrew Weatherall remixes Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

07/03/2018
Post Image

A special Record Store Day 12-inch also features former Haçienda residents Mike Pickering and Graeme Park’s first joint remix in 25 years.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will release a remix EP on April 21st for Record Store Day 2018.

The band, led by Oasis member Gallagher, tapped Andrew Weatherall for one of the remixes of their track “It’s A Beautiful World.” They also commissioned one from Mike Pickering and Graeme Park, former residents at legendary Manchester nightclub The Haçienda—it’s their first collaborative remix in 25 years. A vocal and dub version of each rework will appear on the 12-inch, which will come as a limited promotional release on Gallagher’s label Sour Mash Records.

“I love Record Store Day,” Gallagher says. “It gives us, the artists, a chance to put music out there that otherwise might never see the light of day.”

You can hear the Weatherall remix at around 1:55:00 in this recording from NTS Radio.

Tracklist
A1 It’s A Beautiful World (Andrew Weatherall Vocal Remix)
A2 It’s A Beautiful World (Andrew Weatherall Dub Remix)
B1 It’s A Beautiful World (Mike Pickering Graeme Park Hacienda Mix)
B2 It’s A Beautiful World (Mike Pickering Graeme Park Hacienda Instrumental Mix)

Sour Mash Records will release It’s A Beautiful World Remixes on April 21st, 2018.

Music New Releases

Mutant Beat Dance returns with a 200-minute, 25-track album

05/03/2018
Post Image

The project now includes Traxx, Beau Wanzer and Steve Summers.

Mutant Beat Dance will release a self-titled album via Rush Hour in spring.

The 25-track, 200-minute album has been in the works since 2015 and will be released by the Dutch label as a “record album booklet” with six records of varying formats—namely a 12-inch, 10-inch and 7-inch. The group’s founding members, Traxx and Beau Wanzer, brought Steve Summers into the fold for the band’s debut LP. Rush Hour says the record includes “funky grooves, industrial soundscapes, nu age dancehouze, prototype disco dub, Detroit dirge, cryptic ankle bitter anthems and even a punk cover collaborating with members of LCD Soundsystem.”

Traxx, real name Melvin Oliphant, recently provided DJ support for LCD on a North American tour. Wanzer has been prolific in recent years, releasing a steady stream of albums and singles. Letkiewicz, who has recently joined Wanzer and Oliphant as a Chicago resident, released three Steve Summers 12-inches last year. Mutant Beat Dance’s new album follows EPs for Discos Capablanca, Rong Music, L.I.E.S. and Rush Hour.

New Releases News

XL’s Richard Russell announces first album as Everything Is Recorded

19/01/2018
Post Image

Sampha, Kamasi Washington and Damon Albarn feature on the LP, which comes out in February.

XL Recordings cofounder Richard Russell has revealed full details of his first album as Everything Is Recorded.

As Russell explains in his recent RA Exchange, the album, titled Everything Is Recorded, is a highly collaborative affair, with contributions from Sampha, Obongjayar, Kamasi Washington, Damon Albarn, Giggs, Ibeyi, Wiki, Syd, Rachel Zeffira, Infinite, Green Gartside, Peter Gabriel and Owen Pallett.

Russell will also collaborate with Toby Ziegler on a music and art installation in Dalston, at the site of the soon-to-open Hackney Arts Centre. It’ll run from February 14th through 17th, and will include a three-screen video work featuring music from the album alongside Ziegler’s visual art. The first Everything Is Recorded live performance will happen at the venue on February 15th, with Russell joined by Sampha, Ibeyi, Warren Ellis, Obongjayer, Rachel Zeffira, Infinite and more. Some of the band’s rehearsals will also be open to the public.

Tracklist
01. Intro
02. Close But Not Quite feat. Sampha
03. She Said feat. Obongjayar & Kamasi Washington
04. Wet Looking Road feat. Giggs
05. Mountains Of Gold feat. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki and Kamasi Washington
06. Show Love feat. Syd & Sampha
07. Echoes In The Bone – Interlude feat. Rachel Zeffira
08. Bloodshot Red Eyes feat. Infinite & Green Gartside
09. Cane feat. Ibeyi
10. Purify – Interlude feat. Infinite & Peter Gabriel
11. Be My Friend feat. Infinite
12. Everything Is Recorded feat. Sampha and Owen Pallett

XL Recordings will release Everything Is Recorded on February 16th, 2018.

Label: XL Recordings
Music New Releases News

Avicii Releases a 3D Video for ‘You Be Love’ Featuring Billy Raffoul

23/12/2017
Post Image

He may have retired from touring or performing, but Avicii was everything but inactive this year.  A successful new EP, a documentary, and a video game were just some of the project he was involved in this year.

Swedish producer now released a new video, for a song “You Be Love,” taken off his comeback EP AVĪCI (01). The new, 3D video offers Avicii’s idea of creating an entirely new way of telling a love story, lead by surprise, technical innovation, creativity, and emotion.

The minimalistic video made completely in 3D with directors TNT offers a new dimension to the emotional track featuring low-timbered rock and roll vocalist Billy Raffoul. The tragic story, inspired by antique art forms, accompanies the song in the right way, once again exposing Avicii’s eye for details and exploring instincts.

AVĪCI (01) has already proved to be a huge success, while “You Be Love” generated over 19 million streams on Spotify alone.

 

Music New Releases News

Illenium Releases Breathtaking Piano Covers of Songs from Awake

23/12/2017
Post Image

Illenium is a Denver-based DJ and producer who thousands of listeners have fallen in love with.  Over the years, he has worked to perfect his entrancing, innovative sounds through producing various singles, EPs, albums, and live sets.  With only one show left of his nearly sold out North American tour for his Awake album, he has been busy beyond belief.  However, that didn’t stop him from seeking out some amazing pianists and surprising all of us Illenials with a new release on his label Seeking Blue / Kasaya.

This newest release from the Denver-based producer is a small compilation of various piano covers of hit songs from Awake titled.  Not your average remix EP, these 3 songs are transformed by extremely talented pianists into even more tear-jerking versions of the originals.

“Beautiful Creatures” is the first track, which is covered by Julien Marchal.  This is the softest interpretation of all of the tracks, but does an amazing job of capturing the feel and story of the original song.  “Fractures,” covered by Lorcan Rooney, is almost identical to the original as the piano follows the melody of Nevve’s vocals almost perfectly.  Finally, Lambert’s cover of “Crawl Outta Love” is included.  This cover is absolutely stunning and is sure to give you chills when you hear the delicate piano notes combined with the soft backing rhythms.

So far, this sneaky release is only available on Spotify.  However, we wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes available on iTunes and/or Soundcloud later on.  Each song is linked below so grab your tissues, put on your Illenium merch, and be prepared to be carried away into complete audio bliss.

Music New Releases News

Terre Thaemlitz to release new multimedia album, Deproduction

05/11/2017
Post Image

DJ Sprinkles remixes are also included on the package, which comes out in December.

Terre Thaemlitz is releasing a multimedia album called Deproduction.

Comprising audio, video and text on a SD card, the package interrogates the Western Humanist conception of family, its global pervasiveness and its influence on the agendas of LBGT groups. The release, which comes out in December on Thaemlitz’s Comatonse imprint, also features two remixes by her DJ Sprinkles alias. It’s her first major release as Thaemlitz since 2012’s Soulnessless.

Deproduction was made with support from art organisiations documenta 14 and Akademie der Künste der Welt. It premiered at documenta 14 in Athens on July 9th and has also appeared at London’s Cafe Oto and Sheffield’s No Bounds Festival (Joe Muggs described the work as “hardcore Japanese incest and gay porn put through a kaleidoscope and overlaid with incredibly dark textual meditations on childbirth, reproduction, family dynamics and global politics.”)

Read Comatonse’s statement accompanying the release.

“We live in an era in which dominant LGBT agendas are increasingly revolving around themes of family, matrimony, breeding and military service. The cultural terms for social analyses and organizing around such issues requires an aggressive capitulation to peculiarly Western Humanist notions of the nuclear family, as well as private and public space. As a result, Feminist and Queer critical rejections of family structures (nuclear and otherwise) are increasingly scarce. An ability to understand the abuses of family and domestic violence as symptoms of larger institutionalized dominations becomes virtually impossible.

In a stereotypically familiar and heteronormative manner, the anticipated promise behind today’s Queer families is nothing more than the egocentric notion that familial abuses will be resolved by this generation being better parents than the previous generation. What is forever absent are discussions of what it means to deliberately not be a parent, and to deliberately abandon family. They remain as taboo as the notion of celebrating the relief of an abortion.”

Tracklist
01. Names Have Been Changed (Sound/Reading For Incest Porn)
02. Admit It’s Killing You (And Leave) (Sound/Reading For Gay Porn)
03. Admit It’s Killing You (And Leave) (Piano Solo)
04. Names Have Been Changed (DJ Sprinkles’ Deeperama)
05. Admit It’s Killing You (And Leave) (DJ Sprinkles’ Deeperama)

Comatonse will release Deproduction in December, 2017

Music New Releases

Trikk back on Innervisions with Mundo Ritual EP

09/10/2017
Post Image

The eight-track release will land next week.

The next release on Innervisions is a 12-inch by Portuguese producer Trikk.

Mundo Ritual will be Trikk’s second release on Dixon and Âme’s label, following 2016’s Florista EP. Out on October 13th, the new record sees the Oporto native, real name Bruno Deodato, presenting eight more tracks in his earthy and melodic deep house style. The EP shares its name with a two-part online mix series by Deodato from 2016, which you can stream in full.

Listen to clips of the EP via Bleep.

Tracklist
01. Karls Java feat. Fred Und Luna
02. Kuno
03. Saitama
04. Bela
05. Mandole
06. Altar
07. Voltaire
08. Venal

Innervisions will release Mundo Ritual on October 13th, 2017.