"Blush" - Mr Twin Sister
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NEW RELEASE: HYPERDUB 10.2
Hyperdub is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary by releasing two compilation albums showcasing the forward electronic music it curates. The 2nd compilation, Hyperdub 10.2, was just released on Monday, featuring tracks by Kode9, DJ Rashad, Burial, Jessy Lanza, DVA and other contributors to the label. Listen to “Solid”, one of my favorite tracks off of the album, by DVA featuring Zaki Ibrahim & Metrodome.
They’re also going on tour in honor of their anniversary - they’ll be at Verboten on September 18th with an amazing lineup featuring Kode9, Scratch DVA, Ikonika, DJ Spinn, Taso, and Mala.
Earlier this week SBTRKT announced he will be releasing a new album on Young Turks label. Titled Wonder Where We Land, the first since his debut album that came out in 2011. It features regular contributors Jessie Ware and Sampha, A$AP Ferg, and ambient vocals from Chairlift & Warpaint members.
Yesterday he released his first single off of the album “New Dorp New York” featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. The composition is a more house oriented than some of his previous content, but remains just as abstract and full of eclectic sounds.
Catch him on tour this Fall - he’ll be sure to put on a really engaging set, and might have some accompanying vocalists stop by to sing on some of his tracks. He’ll be at Terminal 5 on October 26th.
The extremely talented and educated band will start recording their ninth studio album in September. This album will follow up their 2011 King of Limbs. Between KOL release and now, I’ve seen them perform at Bonnaroo in 2012, and super band Atoms for Peace play at the Barclays Center last fall, and those are some of my most cherished concerts.
I’d like to personally commend them on continually making good quality music despite being out for so long. It is difficult to achieve longevity without diminishing the integrity of an artist’s sound. So shout out to them!
Jamie xx, “All Under One Roof Raving”
Jamie xx released a brand new single on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show this past Friday, which he recorded while on tour with the xx last year. He’s put out a couple other tracks this year, with his Girl / Sleep Sound release back in April. Though we’re not sure when his album will come out, he says it’s in the works, and he’s doing a good job of attracting interest in his new music.
If you need something to pick you up at work later today, watch him play the new single tonight during a live Boiler Room stream with Young Turks at 3pm EST.
Falty DL just dropped a sick remix to Alice Russel’s track “Heartbreaker”. He’s been killing it recently, after releasing a few mixes and a Boiler Room Session. He just finished supporting Bonobo on his U.S. tour, and is headed to Asia and Europe this summer, just in time to release his album “In The Wild” out August 12th. Ninja Tune is one of my favorite labels right now, with artists like Machinedrum, Bonobo and Lee Bannon releasing really unique stuff.