Post-punk fan or not, you can’t deny the impact that Joy Division (at least when they morphed into New Order) has had on dance music. And part of that impact was directly due to the glorious packaging that Peter Saville designed for all of the Factory Records catalog. Now he’s unveiled the inspiration behind one of the label’s most legendary albums, and it’s in today’s news roundup.
- In this day and age, everyone—and we mean everyone—needs an app. The Glitch Mob have followed suit with Mirrorgram, which you can grab on the iTunes store. (full story)
- It’s being reported that Detroit techno and house kingpin Omar-S (pictured above) has got a new album slated for early next year. In the meanwhile, though, it’ll be preceded by two 12″s on his own FXHE label, one of which is a two-track collaborative effort between Omar, Kassem Mosse, and Aaron “Fit” Siegel. (full story)
- Portishead’s Adrian Utley has scored the soundtrack for a walking tour of Croft Castle, in Herefordshire, UK. You can download the soundtrack for free for the next year, along with a map of the grounds if you desire to take the tour itself. (full story)
- Design geeks rejoice! Visualist extraordinaire Peter Saville uncovers the real inspiration for his cover art for the landmark Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures—and man, is it a crazy story.
- Leon “Scratcha” Smart’s DVA Music is primed to release their first LP yet. It comes from UKG-inspired producer Shy One, and it’s called Bedknobs and Boomkicks. (full story)
- Sonic Router has assembled a killer list of 10 of dance music’s best basslines. Who’s number one? (full story)
- And lastly, headed out to ADE this week and don’t know anything about where to eat, drink, shop, or sight-see? Patrice Baumel lays it all out for you in this very handy downloadable guide. (full story)