A few weeks back I attempted to do Django Django‘s marvelous debut LP the justice it so desperately deserves.
One thing which I neglected to mention was how remixable so many of the songs sound. On that note, here is Adrian Sherwood’s dub rerub of ‘Skies Over Cairo’. Retaining the undeniable groove, he has fleshed out the middle eastern allusions, introduced a splash of dub beats and effects to produce a marvelous piece of music in it’s own right!
‘Skies Over Cairo (Adrian Sherwood On U Sound Dub)’ is taken from the Storm 7″ vinyl, out now. Listen to it below.
Since first coming to prominence just over a year ago, Cork producer REID, has been one of the brightest talents to emerge from an impressive and vibrant Irish electronic scene.
REID’s latest track ‘Miami’ continues this trend, showcasing his distinctive style fantastically well. ‘Miami’ washes over you, inducing an atmospheric dreamlike state before a rising blend of murmuring and tropical beats take hold. According to the man himself, this is the last original track until his next EP is finished.
In other REID related news; his remix of ‘Even Though’ will feature on a Kitsuné collaboration EP from Giraffage and XXYYXX, along with Teen Daze, Slow Magic and The One AM Radio.
You can download ‘Miami’ for free below.
Simian Mobile Disco are releasing their brand new album Unpatterns on May 14th via Wichita Recordings.
The duo have unveiled the video for their latest single, ‘Put Your Hands Together’. Taken from the forthcoming third record, it is seven minutes of mesmerizing and gently hypnotic electronic sounds. I really liked SMD’s last effort Temporary Pleasure so let’s hope the the quality of the third album is on a par with it.
Check the track & video below, it is directed and animated by Hans Lo for ISO studios.
Elliphant popped up on the radar a few weeks back with two quality tracks, one being ‘TeKKno Scene (Feat. Adam Kanyama)’.
She has now dropped a video for ‘TeKKno Scene (Feat. Adam Kanyama)’, a mix of blips, beaps and off-beat tribal drum skips – I can’t get enough of it. To put it simply: this is a tune to dance to!
The ever impressive Dublin punk three-piece Ginola have returned with a brand new EP, Way Harsh.
The EP is another highly charged hardcore punk affair, what this trio do best and they know what they’re doing. Barely stretching to 10 minutes they waste absolutely no time in battering your consciousness with a barrage of unadulterated noise. As bizarre as it might sound, Ginola have managed to eek out even more noise and a harsher sound than before.
Check out the video for ’14 Hormonal Years’ too, a strange juxtaposition between a nice day out at the zoo and their destructive sound. You can download Way Harsh from Quarter Inch Collective here (name your price).
Ginola – 14 Hormonal Years
Ginola – Pen & Paper Job
After a series of self-released records and shows across England and Scotland, Miaoux Miaoux has finally announced the release of his debut album, Light of the North, due on June 11th.
The 26-year-old Glasgow based producer makes hugely impressive spacey electronica with indie leanings. Fluid and uplifting, these sounds evoke moods a million miles from dreary rain soaked city of its birth. ‘Aut0pilot’ is a taste of things to come and it continues this trend, a beautiful composition of tranquility and beaming brightness.
This guys’ got a whole groove of his own, his debut album can’t come quick enough. Light of the North is out June 11th via Chemikal Underground.
Miaoux Miaoux – Autopilot
Miaoux Miaoux – Hey Sound! via Elaindots
Cloud Nothings released one of the albums of the year so far, the must-listen Attack On Memory.
Taken from said album, ‘Stay Useless’ is a short, sharp blast scuzzy post-punk indie. It is released with this surreal animated video to coincided with their massive tour across Europe. Unfortunately there’s no Irish date but maybe that will change, I certainly hope so.