mp3: BOOTS – “My Heart is a Stone Today” & “Sheep / Lookin Muthafucka”

You probably heard about the producer BOOTS when he was revealed as Beyonce’s trump card (he’s responsible for half of recent self-titled record), but since then we’ve heard a bunch of amazing solo material that shows dude might not do his best work behind the scenes. He’s just released two new, dramatically titled songs, “My Heart is a Stone Today (Unharmed)” and “Sheep / Lookin’ Muthafucka (Lude II),” both showing off his knack for diverse, morose sounds, futuristic R&B vocals, and moody vibes. Check out both – hopefully, we’ll hear more soon.


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Album Stream: Duck Sauce – “Quack”

Ready to feel old? It’s been almost four years since Duck Sauce dropped “Barbra Streisand,” hence becoming ubiquitous at probably every dance party you’ve been to since then. But, for some reason, they’re just now releasing a full-length album, Quack, which includes the still-amazing “Barbra Streisand” alongside eleven other songs also tailor-made for fist-pumping while you do a shot with the other hand. Next time you have a party you should probably just put this whole thing on and watch the evening devolve into day-glo debauchery. Check it out – you can grab a physical copy April 15.

(via FADER)

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Deaf dancers enlisted for Jamie XX video


Artist and poet Sofia Mattioli’s has directed a music video for Grammy-winning English music producer Jamie xx’s new track ‘Sleep Sound’ that hangs on an interesting concept. Instead of professional backing dancers, Mattioli made the unusual choice to cast deaf members of the Manchester Deaf Centre to dance with her in the video.

The video, or indeed art piece, explores the relationship between sound and silence, whereby the deaf dancers imagine the rhythms to which they dance to. The dancers respond to Mattioli’s movements as she moves to the track, even though they are entirely unable to hear the musical notes.

“I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me,” Mattioli explains to online magazine Nowness. “After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she was deaf but could almost feel the music by my movement.”

This encounter planted the seed for Mattioli’s idea – to explore how movement can communicate sound without any audible noise.

Shura – Touch


Somehow I marked this as a favorite on Soundcloud and totally forgot to post it here on Audiodrums.  We’ll, it’s here now and if you haven’t heard this track, you’re in for a treat.  It’s a seductive  mild tempo track with flare’s of 80′s RnB mixed with electronic pop.  

Marvin Gaye – I Want You (Diskobeistet Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Ooh wee! Such a classic and one of my absolute favorites from the Motown-Man himself! This version of the legendary tune, ‘I Want You’ by Marvin Gaye get’s a beautiful, extended treatment from Diskobeistet and is available for FREE DOWNLOAD from the good folks over at People Love Music.

GDD™ Morning Update: Kaytranada, Lockah, Motions


• Download Kaytranada‘s Bandcamp catalog before he takes it down
• Listen to Lockah‘s ‘Yahoo or the Highway’ LP for Donky Pitch
Motions debuts on Body High


Download Kaytranada’s Bandcamp catalog before he takes it down

Montreal producer Kaytranada has built up quite the Bandcamp back catalogue in the last few years but he’s told fans to grab the releases while they can.

The 13 releases appear on his Kaytradamus page, the pseudonym he used to produce under, including last year’s excellent ‘Kaytra Todo’ EP and his collaborative work with The Celestics.

He let his Facebook fans aware by saying: “Go out there and cop a Kaytradamus/Kaytranada album. Most of them are free. I’m gonna take em off soon so…yeah.”

The ‘Hilarity Duff’ producer recently collaborated with Mobb Deep for their new album and featured in the March issue of the magazine.

(via Mixmag)


Listen to Lockah’s ‘Yahoo or the Highway’ LP for Donky Pitch


One of the handful of exciting new talents emerging from burgeoning Brighton labelDonky PitchBubblin’ Up Scottish producer Lockah is just under a week from releasing hisdebut LP, Yahoo or the Highway, and has preemptively unleashed the whole record to be streamed online. The artist born Tom Banks delivers 13 neon-hued, rave-indebted, and—on occasion—surprisingly poignant productions across his album’s 45 minutes, focusing as much on dancefloor-friendly beats and hooky melodies as he does atmospherics and other intricate subtleties. Before they drop on April 14, each of Lockah’s new tunes from Yahoo or the Highway can be heard in their entirety here, courtesy of Pitchfork Advance.

(via XLR8R)


Motions debuts on Body High


Brendan Neal, formerly of Grown Folk, will make his debut as Motions on April 29th.

Neal formed Grown Folk a few years ago in Montreal with partner Drew Kim (who now goes by Druture), and the two built up a reputation making hip-hop beats for rappers like Main Attrakionz as well as crafting more house-oriented work for themselves (like their 2013 EP for Icee Hot). After a trip to London last year for a holiday and a Boiler Room session, Neal decided to obtain a work visa and stay in the UK for an extended period of time. After the dissolution of Grown Folk due to stylistic differences, Neal used his time alone to focus on the more house and techno aspect of his work, eventually resurfacing as Motions.

He’s signed to LA label Body High for his first EP, and we spoke with Neal over e-mail to discuss his rebooted career. We’ve also got a stream of “All Gone” below.

(via XLR8R)