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.
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.
If you read our feature this morning about dance-music legend Carl Cox, you can probably imagine that the producer, DJ, and remixer has a discography a mile long. With that in mind, we’d like to turn you on to five essential cuts from that long list of accomplishments.
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.
There’s nary a better soundtrack to the weekend than fine deep house, so peek on into today’s Morning Roundup for news on MGUN, Dance Mania’s comeback, and Robin S.’s return to the stage. Oh, and much more, of course…
German producer SIS (aka Burak Sar) has maintained a rather laid-back release schedule for his own Cocolino label over the past couple years, but with his new LP, Confidance, he really comes out swinging. Flourishes of his Turkish heritage are reflected in Confidance‘s nine tech-house grooves, but it’s the snaking beats and rhythms that propel each track forward. Of course, SIS does his fair share of propelling dancefloors forward every weekend as well, so, on the occasion of his new album, we got him to turn us on to a few tracks he’s caning at clubs. Check them out.
Pulswerk, the latest installment of the NI expansion pack series for Maschine, draws influences from the minimal techno and house genres (think: Plastikman, Richard Villalobos, Ellen Alien, etc.). Within this set of “Minimalistic Groove Tools,” there are 30 drum kits, 20 special kits, 60 Massive presets, 10 multi-effect kits, and 215 patterns, all of which fall under the Analog, Digital, Pulswerk MFX, Special, and Vinyl groups—and each is easily accessible from the Maschine sound-bank browser.