Breach – Artis EP [Aus Music]

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Following the uploading of the ‘Ode Oshi’ track on the Aus Music soundcloud a few days ago, they have further tantalised the hunger for the upcoming ‘Artis’ EP from Breach with a stream of previews for each tune as well as a full stream of ‘This Ones For You You Know Who You Were’.

In keeping with the ‘Ode Sushi’ vibe, the ‘This Ones For You You Know Who You Were” tune has Ben Westbeech delve deeper into his musical repertoire with an inspired deep house belter. The 8:13 cut lulls you into a dreamy daze before introducing the infectious bassline accompanied by a hypnotic and somewhat submerged piano beat, which comes in around the 1:30 mark.

This direction from Breach, which incorporates “bits of his past”, is top draw as he successfully reiterates his position in the underground scene. Eagerly awaiting the full drop on the 21st.

Find A Nicer Way To Kill It

Andrew Jackson Jihad “Temple Grandin”

Andrew Jackson Jihad has been around for about a decade, so they’re hardly new to sounding remarkably similar to The Mountain Goats, but wow, they sound remarkably similar to The Mountain Goats. Sean Bonnette certainly has his own voice and lyrical style, but the music sensibility is very close to where John Darnielle has been over the past several years – a very particular way of playing acoustic guitar, a very particular sort of melodic phrasing, an emphasis on lyrics above all other things. Bonnette isn’t on Darnielle’s level on that front – not a lot of people are, really – but his words are very vivid and rooted in the kind of bitter, ironic tone of a lot of ’00s emo rock. “Temple Grandin” is both oblique and extremely specific, with words that bring up a lot of bile and ideas about cruelty and convenience, but don’t take shape as a specific narrative. It’s just one of those things where you wouldn’t want to be the person addressed in the song.

Buy it from Amazon.

How To Approach A Remix With Sub Focus, Netsky And Chase N Status

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In conjunction with our Kilter ‘They Say’ remix competition presented by AIM on new dance music discovery platform Track Sift, and part 3 of our remix competition tips with producers who are pretty damn cool, we spoke to Sub Focus, Netsky and Chase N Status about how they would approach a remix.

In the final instalment Netsky talks about some advice he received from his label that has applied to his work throughout his career. Chase N Status open up on how less is more and Sub Focus hones in on how he often opts to go down one of two paths in philosophy.

With 28th of April the closing date for the competition, best to be getting along with your ideas! www.tracksift.com


The XX are recording their new Album – Guess Where?

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Following up on their last album Coexist (2012) we can confirm that the XX are back to work recording new music in Marfa, deep in the heart of Texas. After putting on an incredible run of intimate shows in New York in March, social media has been blowing up with photos on Young Turks Instagram indicating their whereabouts and the groups Facebook confirming the recording of new music.

Wasting no time, it appears that a sneak preview was gifted to a lucky few with a cheeky update; “last night we played a new song that we wrote in Marfa, at the lost horse saloon’s open mic night”… hot diggity! More importantly (for us folk down under), as with previous album releases there is usually a tour resulting so fingers crossed for The XX coming out to Australia sooner rather than later.

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In related news, check out Jamie XX’s new song from his upcoming EP ‘Girl/Sleep Sound’, which is set to drop on May 5. The clip is both moving and exceptionally inspiring, showcasing members of the Manchester Deaf Centre as they danced, responding to movement and vibrations in the air given off by the song.

Losco – Bae Bae


Belgium’s Losco continue to surprise us with another great track only a bit over 2 weeks after their White Label release with Soulection. This time group of four producers give us a more smooth track compared to their more hard hitting tracks having slight elements of Jersey Club while still keeping their overall sound original. Stream or download above!

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New York Nightclubs Open Doors To 6 To 12 Year-Olds

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I would like to first start by apologising to anyone who reads this… because you are probably too old to be allowed into Fuzipop dance music parties.

The Pink Elephant and other major clubs around Manhattan and New York are being transformed during the daytime to a somewhat grey area play-pen for 6 to 12 year-olds accompanied by their parents. The party, that also sees a host of child DJs taking to the decks and dropping ‘EDM’, also hosts a myriad of professional dancers for the kids to enjoy while they run around chasing each other’s tails with glow sticks and juice boxes.

It’s never too early to be prepping the ’next generation of city kids’, according to the Fuzipop website, with the event quietly offering the parents the opportunity to get tipsy off to the side. One CNN reporter quoted in what they saw:

“The bartender, who’s used to serving a liquored-up, over-21 crowd on Saturday nights, was surprised by how much the parents were imbibing. The most popular drink that afternoon was vodka.”

With entry at a hot $20 for a single tot  or $60 for a family of four, the promoter behind this idea must be doing pretty well. Cashed up parents, begging for a chance to drink a bit of booze vicariously through the mirage of a kids party.

ToneDen Releases Fresh Custom SoundCloud Player + Visualizer

 

Alright this is a fly approach to SoundCloud, and you know how much I love SoundCloud.  The homies at ToneDen.io, in their eternal l33tness, hacked together the ToneDen Player with their signature boss UI design and a super trippy visualizer.  I’m a fan.  Read more below for how to implement…

The new player allows for music bloggers, musicians, and web developers to choose between four different color schemes and two different visualizers (for Google Chrome users) when featuring the new player on their website, providing them with a fresh alternative to the current SoundCloud widget.

Anyone interested in featuring the player on their website can get more information on how to implement it by visiting the player demo page. For those without websites, it’s possible to showcase your songs with the player by creating an account on ToneDen.

How to embed the ToneDen player in your site if you’re a computer hacker (Non- WordPress hosted, but WordPress platform):

Multi-song player

<div id=”player-container” style=”width: inherit; height: 560px;”></div>

<script type=”text/javascript”>(function() {var script = document.createElement(“script”);script.type = “text/javascript”;script.async = true;script.src = “//sd.toneden.io/production/toneden.loader.js”;var entry = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];entry.parentNode.insertBefore(script, entry);}());ToneDenReady = window.ToneDenReady || [];ToneDenReady.push(function() {ToneDen.player.create({dom: “#player-container”,skin: “light”,visualizer:”waves”,urls: [“https://soundcloud.com/giraffage/music-sounds-better-with-you”, ,“https://soundcloud.com/wave-racer/wave-racer-streamers”,“https://soundcloud.com/wave-racer/wave-racer-streamers”,“https://soundcloud.com/flume/sleepless-feat-jezzabell-doran”]});});
</script>

^^ Just copy and paste the link of the songs you’d like to feature into this code. Make sure that there are quotes (“) before and after the link. You can also upload as many songs as you’d like.

Single-song player

<div id=”player-container” style=”width: inherit; height: 560px;”></div>

<script type=”text/javascript”>(function() {var script = document.createElement(“script”);script.type = “text/javascript”;script.async = true;script.src = “//sd.toneden.io/production/toneden.loader.js”;var entry = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];entry.parentNode.insertBefore(script, entry);}());ToneDenReady = window.ToneDenReady || [];ToneDenReady.push(function() {ToneDen.player.create({dom: “#player-container”,skin: “light”,visualizer:”waves”,urls: [“https://soundcloud.com/wave-racer/wave-racer-streamers”]});});
</script>

^^ Just copy and paste the link of the song you’d like to feature into this code. Make sure that there are quotes (“) before and after the link.

 

Options for Skins and Visualizers:

skin types: light, dark, mojave, aurora

visualizer types: waves, bars

 Hit us up if you have any questions, pretty keen on seeing this thing get out there:

stevie@gottadancedirty.comali@toneden.io

All my best,

stevie leisure…

Disclosure – Latch (Lido Remix)

Lido Disclosure

Finally, a clean non-radio rip of Norwegian pop star Lidolido’s remix of Disclosure and their kicker “Latch” feat Sam Smith that we found out yesterday was eventually getting an official release.

Lido seems to be the more straight output of his, outside of the normal pop pseudonym Lidolido and more Jersey tip as Trippy Turtle but we aren’t complaining. Of all the Disclosure remixes this definitely hits the spot and more as it weaves and dives between the originals soulful stamp and todays glossy trap – think Cashmere Cat vs Wave Racer.

The real baby maker drops early in the track around 1:03 and reminds you that Lido has so much pop sensibility it’s just not fair. Better still is word of an entirely original EP dropping soon on Belgium label Pelican Fly. Good lord!

Disclosure will play this weekends Groovin TheMoo festival alongside The Presets, What So Not and more and also play their own headline shows.

Disclosure – Latch (Lido Remix)

Lido Disclosure

Finally, a clean non-radio rip of Norwegian pop star Lidolido’s remix of Disclosure and their kicker “Latch” feat Sam Smith that we found out yesterday was eventually getting an official release.

Lido seems to be the more straight output of his, outside of the normal pop pseudonym Lidolido and more Jersey tip as Trippy Turtle but we aren’t complaining. Of all the Disclosure remixes this definitely hits the spot and more as it weaves and dives between the originals soulful stamp and todays glossy trap – think Cashmere Cat vs Wave Racer.

The real baby maker drops early in the track around 1:03 and reminds you that Lido has so much pop sensibility it’s just not fair. Better still is word of an entirely original EP dropping soon on Belgium label Pelican Fly. Good lord!

Disclosure will play this weekends Groovin TheMoo festival alongside The Presets, What So Not and more and also play their own headline shows.