Max Cooper is an electronic music experimenter par excellence, who puts his science-academic background to good use when he’s making art. Recently he began experimenting with 4D sound (all three spacial dimensions, plus being able to move sound through space in time) with Amsterdam-based designers Paul Oomen, Salvador Breed, Luc Van Weelden, and Poul Holleman, and now has a super-cool recording that is gonna sound pretty amazing even in your own headphone environment.
Norwegian disco and house are having a huge resurgence lately, buoyed not only by the recent release of Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time LP, but also by his pal Prins Thomas’ 10th anniversary of his scene-defining Full Pupp label. Thomas is set to release 10 Years of Full Pupp, a two-disc mix of 32 tracks that will land on the label on May 26.
Jimmy Edgar’s pal and Ultramajic label mate Danny Daze is a pretty hilarious—and forthright—guy. And today’s interview with the Miami-reared producer/DJ via Attack Magazine really puts a spotlight on the guy’s unique personality. “I’d play at a McDonalds back in the day if they paid me in cheeseburgers,” he said, when asked about taking bad gigs in the past.
Play fanatics! This week, we present Swedish-born chanteuse Karin Park who’s turning heads and winning hearts in the electronic dance sphere thanks to her own gilded brand of dark, sultry, synth-driven pop. As you may recall, in 2013, the statuesque singer songwriter made a notable guest vocal appearance on the Maya Jane Coles’ noir tale “Everything” taken from her breakthrough album Comfort. Park’s new single, “Shine” is a deep, poetic, and deliciously romantic slice of deep-house heaven. Ready to make your mark? Claim fame and glory by reworking Karin Park’s contemplative cut “Shine.”
Welcome to our massive Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got a mountain of Coachella 2014 coverage from Weekend 1 including Outkast, Pharrell Williams, Chromeo, and more. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Sweden’s Little Dragon turned up the heat in the Mojave Tent on Sunday night at Coachella 2014. Singer Yukimi Nagano, Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass), and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards) launched into an (almost) hour-long set including standout selections like “Klapp Klapp” and “Underbart” from their fourth album Nabuma Rubberband. Watch Little Dragon’s complete Coachella 2014 performance now.
On Friday night in the Sahara Tent, The Glitch Mob played to a packed house. The LA-based electronic trio: Edward Ma (edIT), Justin Boreta (Boreta), and Josh Mayer (Ooah) pounded through a 50-minute Coachella 2014 set featuring their signature glitch-hop sound. Watch The Glitch Mob’s complete Coachella 2014 set now.
All hail the funk lords! On Friday night at Coachella 2014, Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo played the main stage and delivered one of the festival’s most memorable first-day performances. David Macklovitch (Dave 1) and Patrick Gemayel (P-Thugg) ripped through an action-packed 45-minute set featuring a special cameo by Toro Y Moi’s own Chaz Bundick for infectious single “Come Alive.” Watch Chromeo’s complete Coachella 2014 set now.
Coldcut’s Solid Steel radio program has been one of the most solidly challenging assemblages of music known to modern dance culture, ever since it came into being back in 1988. Today, to help celebrate the last-ever installment of the London-based I Love Acid party, Posthuman put together a 30 Years of Acid mix, with each of its 30 tracks representing one year in acid’s history.
Berlin’s Hard Wax is one of the most storied sellers of DJ vinyl on the planet—and with good reason: they count folks like Cassy, Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert, DJ Hell, and Marcel Dettmann as past employees, to start, and that’s to say nothing of the store’s founder, Basic Channel’s Mark Ernestus. Suffice it to say, if you’re in the market for techno records, Hard Wax is your spot. With Record Store Day just a week away, Mixmag took a deeper look at the store.