Pascäal - Fragile EP
A solid recommendation from a friend got me into Pascäal. The Austin based producer’s Fragile EP is an outstanding package of woozy bass tracks that deserves recognition. Fans of Shlohmo’s late-night, hazy atmospheres and drum palettes will delight in “Drowning in You” and “Rain Jacket”. There is dancefloor potential in the release, too, with stepping rhythms in “Hunna” and “I Like The Way You Talk”. Pascäal offers plenty of soul alongside his glitchy textures, with omnipresent floating synths reminiscent of Fantastic Mr Fox’s alien organs. The production is immaculate and makes for perfect late night listening or selection in a soulful bass inclined mix.
Tim Hecker - Black Refraction
Beautiful disintegrating piano ambience from Tim Hecker with a suitably disorientating lo-fi video by Sabrina Ratté. Hecker’s new album Virgins is out on October 14th on Kranky, and if it’s anywhere near as powerful as Ravedeath, 1972 itpromises to be something quite special. A stream is available of another album track “Virginal II” on Kranky’s Soundcloud
5 x electronic uplifters
Mutant Disco & Soulful Electronic
5 x 4/4 meditations
5 tracks on the deeper side of 4/4
A new mix from myself suited to the early hours. Or late hours. All a matter of perspective. I tried to incorporate diverse takes on the late-night house and techno template, including some more ambient pieces to punctuate the mix.
Radiohead – Little By Little (Caribou Remix)
Bambounou – Challenger
Omar S & Theo Parrish – Who’s in Key
Deadboy – On Your Mind
Levon Vincent – Late Night Jam
The Mole – Ain’t The Way It’s Supposed To Be
Untold – Breathe (Nautiluss Remix)
Joe – REJ Bit
Lusine – Cirrus
Centrifusion – Biscuits & Gravy
Lando Kal – Rhythm Sektion
Truncate – Focus
Slam – Vespula
Phillip Glass & Pantha Du Prince – Mad Rush Organ
Bop – Intercontinental Meltdown
Heiko Laux – Moved (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
Marek Hemmann – Gemini
Martyn – Miniluv
Ricardo Villalobos – Que Bel Epoque
Floorplan – Altered Ego
Falty DL - Straight & Arrow (Mike Q & Divoli S’vere Remix)
Monobox – Trade (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
Diana – Perpetual Surrender (Four Tet Remix)
In the Studio: Jon Hopkins
XLR8R’s In the Studio features are a constant source of insightful goodness. This one in particular is with Jon Hopkins, whose excellent and emotonally heavy recent album Immunity is sure to be cropping up on best-lists all over the place.
A very unique setup and process for a very unique producer, featured in an excellent article.
Desto - ‘Ink Pit’
Personal highlight from Desto’s new full-length on Dutch bass powerhouse Rwina. Clattering drums, forward-thinking arrangement and a tense, dangerous atmosphere push this track into realms we’ve seen before from Eprom. Garbling synths scatter themselves in very Eprom-esque style, while trademark dark-alley-on-a-dark night Desto key stabs provide some grimey hallmark continuities to the proceedings. Desto’s tempo manipulation masterful – left turns are abundant, with injections of footworking half/double time rhythms making this a truly killer cut.
Serotonin euphoria from Fort Romeau, getting a digital release on Ghostly International on the 24th of June.
This piece is all summer vibes with a blissful crescendo; watch out for the dubbed out piano exchanging centre-stage with stretching chords and searching vocal snips.
Release info: http://ghostly.com/releases/jetee-desire