Brooklyn-based indie dance-pop duo French Horn Rebellion — biological brothers Robert Perlick-Molinari and David Perlick-Molinari (who notably produced MGMT’s massive Time to Tell EP) — have won a legion of fans thanks to their intoxicating concoction of synth-charged dance, electro and rock. In advance of the release of their 13-track self-produced album Classically Trained out October 14 via Ensemble Records, we’re excited to world premiere the silky jam “Way Out,” which they tell us “was originally a song asking ‘George Michael, where are you now?’ It morphed into something inspired by the exuberance and optimism of the early ’90s. We thought it would be fun to pair that with the realism of a breakup song.”
What an amazing year it’s been for Vessels. The Leeds-based outfit released a special edition of their acclaimed self-released 2015 album Dilate on [PIAS] electronic imprint Different Recordings, performed triumphant sets at festivals including Melt! and Glastonbury, and dazzled the interwebs with the Thomas Ralph-directed music video for their new track “Are You Trending?” We are thrilled to world premiere Hunter/Game’s breathtaking remix of the five-piece’s latest and greatest from the upcoming Are You Trending? remix EP out on September 23. On their re-rub Milan masters Emmanuele Nicosia and Martino Bertolt bathe the track with washes of melodic techno and electronica, recontextualizing it as an epic late-night affair. Check the exclusive premiere below and catch Vessels on November 3 at [PIAS] Nites series along with Different Recordings artist Kllo and Groves at new London venue Omeara. Vessels also play a special late-night show at Beaverworks nightclub in Leeds on November 4.
Rising Berlin-based vocalist/DJ/producer PEREL, a regular at Farbfernseher, made waves earlier in the year when she unleashed her tech-house monster “Charles Manson” on Darius Syrossian’s Do Not Sleep Ibiza label. Honing her musical skills since she penned her first song at eight years old, PEREL shows another side of her musical personality on her upcoming Amin EP for Montreal’s Mile End Records, a label who’ve released cuts by house music heavyweights including DJ Pierre, Glimpse and the aforementioned Mr. Syrossian. We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the title track, a dramatic, synth-laden effort with deeply chilling melodies that’ll warm your heart. Listen to the premiere below and check the full release on September 26.
Fresh from releasing their Mundial/Clara EP on Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Music, NYC-based graphic designers-turned-DJ/producers NXNY — DJ NoDoubt and Xavier Murillo — show they’ve got the skills to pay the bills on their slammin’ remix of the Miami label boss’ peak-time monster “Bang! 2K16,” which we are pleased to world premiere. Drawing from the knowledge they’ve gathered working Big Apple dance floors from Cielo to Pacha NYC (RIP) into a sweat, they’ve meticulously infused Rivera’s track with their diverse musical flavor for stellar results. Check the premiere below and catch NXNY at their ADE debut performance at HoTL Records’ label party on October 19.
House/garage producer Todd Edwards has posted a seven-minute track he made as an introduction for his DJ set at the now-defunct London club Fabric. Edwards posted the following message on Facebook explaining why he offered up the track which he’s made available as a free download:
After a two year hiatus from making music and DJing, playing fabric london was such an important moment in my life, announcing a return to what I love doing most, and at one of the most iconic clubs in the world. To express my gratitude for the opportunity, I made a Fabric intro track to start my set that night. I can’t imagine a better time to give this track out to all who love and support Fabric. If there is more I can do to show my support of Fabric, I will. Thank you Fabric!
From his vantage point in the shadows Bristol’s dubspeeka (a.k.a. Darren Beale) has quietly become the poster child for musical reinvention. After crafting drum ’n’ bass and downtempo manna in Kosheen, he gravitated toward the darker end of the techno spectrum and has issued a spate of well-received releases for labels including Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, Oliver Huntemann‘s Ideal Audio and Sasha‘s Last Night On Earth to name but a few. Dubspeeka will unveil his Population 50201 full-length on September 19 via his Skeleton Recordings. One of the essential albums of September, we’re thrilled to world premiere the dreamy, breakbeat laden masterpiece “K386 BROKENedit.” Hit the play button below and soak up the dollops of understated low-slung bass and minimal goodness.