We’ve been waiting with bated breath for the new Daft Punk album, which drops next week, but the world got a big preview yesterday, and the reviews are in. Check out what Dillon Francis, Joakim, Four Tet, Zomby, and more have to say after their first listen.
Summer’s nearly here, and with so much awesome music, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our huge album sale. From deep house to dubstep, techno to drum & bass, and beyond, our favorite new albums are all just $7 each through May 22.
Of the many great things that Omar-S has mastered, breaking new acts through his inimitable FXHE imprint has been one of the most notable: the likes of Luke Hess, Jason Fine, Kyle Hall, and Big Strick were all given a big boost early in their careers via FXHE’s lo-fi hotcakes. Aaron “FIT” Siegel was the most recent name added to that list last year with the massive hit “Tonite.” It’s an instantly memorable, all-out and unbridled celebration of classic house music, with the Detroit Mix in particular causing peak-time damage with squawking horns, thundering pianos, and a one-word singalong. Returning with his new eponymous label, Fit Sound, Aaron “FIT” Siegel offers a glimpse into the genesis of “Tonite,” with an early sketch of the track that is enhanced with Omar-S’s studio wizardy.
Sven Vath’s Cocoon parties have long been a fixture on the Ibiza summer schedule. Now, 14 years after the event’s inauguration on the White Isle, Vath has announced this season’s lineup for its Monday-night residency at Amnesia and it involves some huge names.
We already love the deep, techy house work from Klasse Recordings’ Luca Lozano and Crosstown Rebels’ Amirali, so consider us pleased as punch to present to you exclusively the video for their latest collaboration, “Sail On.” Featuring Amirali’s vocals, the track is kissed with some emotional piano and a persistent, almost rock-sounding drum pattern carrying it forward into darker territories. The black-and-white video, which likely mimics the title of Lozano’s forthcoming album, Life In Black And White, nicely mirrors the track’s vibe. Check it out here, and grab the tune when it’s released on Wednesday.
It’s one of those special days in which we’ve been graced by a slew of new music videos to introduce you to. So, let us get to it, with new heat from Uner, Flight Facilities, Jon Hopkins, Sam Smith, and a whole lot more.
Well, rumors are flying that Daft Punk will officially stream their new album, Random Access Memories, sometime today, but for now, we’ve got something pretty cool to help build up that anticipation—a video of the duo unwrapping the vinyl edition of the album and teasing yet another one of its tracks.
It’s legit—Daft Punk, who have been doing tons of high-priority interviews of late, have spoken with Pete Tong on BBC Radio One, and you can hear the whole chat now.
Paul Williams isn’t a name that most new Daft Punk fans would know. However, had you been alive in the ’70s, and a watcher of either The Muppets or Love Boat, you’re probably well aware of this singer-songwriter-actor’s legacy. In any event, he plays an equally important role on the much-ballyhooed new album by Daft Punk, Random Access Memories, which is due out on May 21 on Columbia. And he talks about said role at length in this video below, so check it out, along with more interviews from DP’s Collaborators series.
Velvet Elvis’ Late Night Loco remix of [a]pendics.shuffle’s “Heavy Burdens High” is a chilling and haunting interpretation of the original. Starting with a simple reverbed piano loop atop steady, rounded kick drums, the intro sets an immediate atmospheric tone. Interestingly enough, the track has no bass, so the lows you hear are percussion-driven, creating a tropical dreamscape of sounds. The instrumental adds to the bitter, lover-scorned vocals, provided by Blakkat (aka Mark Bell). And as they waft in and out of each soulful stanza, the marimbas’ melody is as memorable as the lyric, “Who really cares if you’re high?”