Archives: November 2015

LISTEN — Bones & Beeker “Bones & Beeker”

November 30th, 2015


“Before coming together to create an album of wily funk and excitingly creative beats, Minneapolis-based duo Anthony Newes and Brendan Kelly (known to most as BK-One) met through their work with people with developmental disabilities. Now known as Bones & Beeker, Kelly handles production, drum programming, keys, glockenspiel and uh, kalimba, while Newes is the one behind the vocals, guitar, keys and other sounds. As if that’s not enough on it’s own, adding to an already well-established list of collaborators (which include Brother Ali and Wynton Marsalis), Bones & Beeker’s band is made up of bassist Chris Bierden (Poliça, Pony Trash) and guitarist Nate Collis (Atmosphere, Attracted To Gods).” — via CMJ

Listen to “Each Time I Die” below, or click HERE to hear the entire album!

READ — Roots Manuva Interview w/ XLR8R

November 29th, 2015


“There are few Brit MCs that can hold a candle to Rodney Smith. Since his 1999 debut, Brand New Second Hand, the London rapper better known as Roots Manuva has commanded the mike with a presence and authority that makes most of the competition look like wallflowers…. His new album, ‘Bleeds’—like the rest, released on Big Dada—sees Smith in especially animated Roots Manuva form, with production from such varied beat makers and studio dons as Four Tet, On-U Sound’s Adrian Sherwood and Switch (ex-Major Lazer). Slickly made at first listen, but thrumming with lyrical depths, it’s a new chapter for the U.K.’s most original rapper.” — via XLR8R

Click HERE to read the full interview, or check out a track from “Bleeds” below!

LISTEN — Tiga’s Resident Advisor Mix

November 28th, 2015


“Tiga is about to return with his as-yet-unnamed third album. “Love and romance,” is its theme, he told us. “More romance than love. I have to love certain people; I’ll romance whomever I please.” It follows a productive couple of years for the Montreal artist. He’s spent time in the studio with Matthew Dear, releasing stompers like “Let’s Go Dancing” and “Fever,” collaborated with Boys Noize on the similarly massive “100,” and turned out “Bugatti,” a track that was earwormy even by his standards. He’s currently bringing all of this together in a new live show, which sees Tiga assume the frontman role he always seem destined to play. In addition to hits like “You Gonna Want Me” and “Pleasure From The Bass,” the set also includes new material produced in collaboration with stop-ed-meds Mohawke, Matthew Dear, Boys Noize and Martin Buttrich, some (or all) of which presumably features on the new album.” — via Resident Advisor

Click HERE to listen to the podcast and read the full write up. Check out a few remixes that don’t appear in the podcast below.

WATCH — Caravan Palace “Lone Digger”

November 27th, 2015


Fronted by vocalist Zoé Colotis and founding members Hugues Payen (violin), Charles Delaporte (upright bass) and Arnaud Vial (guitar) alongside Antoine Toustou (trombone, machines), Caravan Palace cites influences as diverse as Cab Calloway and Daft Punk. The group first formed when approached to compose the score to a silent porn movie from the early 20th century and broke out in their home country with their self-titled 2008 debut, which charted at #11 in France and remained on the charts for 68 consecutive weeks. Their profile in the U.S. has grown largely via word of mouth, selling over 40,000 records in North America and recently performing at Coachella, where LAist included them in their list of “15 Under-The-Radar Acts…You Shouldn’t Miss” and noted that “you’ll need your dancing shoes on for this keyboard and horn-heavy band.”

Caravan Palace will return to the U.S. to tour in spring 2016; dates will be announced shortly.

Watch the video for “Lone Digger” below!

WATCH — Jean-Michel Jarre and Air’s “Close Your Eyes” (Mini-Doc)

November 26th, 2015


“The music world is abuzz with excitement over the breadth of collaborations found on Jean-Michel Jarre’s 19th album, Electronica 1: The Time Machine. Released [in October], the album features everyone from Gesaffelstein to Boys Noize to The Who’s Pete Townshend. One of the most emotional and patriotic collaborations for Jarre was with Air, his fellow French electronic impressionists. The trio worked together on the track “Close Your Eyes,” and the brand new documentary vignette [below] details the unique process they used to put the track together.” — via Thump

WATCH — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “Trapdoor”

November 25th, 2015


“King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard released their new album Paper Mâché Dream Balloon last week and if you haven’t heard it yet it’s streaming through the service of your choice. The record eschews their crazed psych-garage in favor of acoustic instruments, jazzy arrangements and more than a little flute.” — Brooklyn Vegan

Check out “Trapdoor” below, and scroll down for spring tour dates!

5/2 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
5/3 – Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Cafe
5/4 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
5/5 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
5/6 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
5/7 – Indianapolis, ID – The Hi-Fi
5/8 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
5/14 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
5/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
5/25 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
5/27 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
5/28 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

WATCH — DJDS “Stand Up and Speak”

November 24th, 2015


““Stand up and Speak” is the third clip released by DJDS from their forthcoming album of the same name. Best known in music circles as DJ Dodger Stadium until a certain spoilsport MLB team threatened to rain on their parade, the pair thrive at the intersection of mesmerizing beats and visually striking videos. Their fantastic 2014 debut album, “Friend of Mine,” was one of my favorite dance records of last year — and the videos were just as striking. That through-line continues. DJDS has already teased the forthcoming album, which comes out early next year via their own Body High Records label in conjunction with the respected imprint Loma Vista, with two prior videos.” — via L.A. Times

Watch “Stand Up and Speak” below, or click HERE for the full write up and more videos!

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