Notable Hungarian indie/electronic band Žagar is currently in the process of recording their next studio album, a full-length that will showcase the psychedelic side of their musical personality. Unafraid of burning the creative candle at both ends, they’ve simultaneously put together Anniversary Remix Edition, a selection of interpretations of previously issued tracks reimagined by the likes of Terry Lee Brown Jr, Vakula, Clandestino and others.
Balázs Zságer (keyboardist/producer of Žagar) and András Genser (Add2Basket) reworked “Parachute to Eternity” under their Changing Grey alias, and we’re pleased to world premiere the elegant music video directed by Dániel Kajcsa boasting impressive motion graphics.
Get a first look at the clip below and pick up the remix album on April 27.
NYC-based DJ/producer Alex Gimeno has been delighting dance floors under the auspices of his Ursula 1000 project since the late ’90s. With a discography that includes nine albums and a spate of EPs, the ever-evolving Gimeno recently began exploring synthier soundscapes. The result of his expedition is Pretty Pretty Pegasus, a side project where he crafts spacey ambient vibes.
We’re thrilled to world premiere “Paradise Twins” from PPP’s self-titled debut album out on April 30 via Insect Queen Music. Listen closely to the majestic cut’s arpeggiated synth lines and you’ll hear echoes of Tangerine Dream and John Carpenter.
“I’ve always loved synthesized soundtracks especially stuff stemming from the late ’70s and ’80s like the classic Blade Runner music by Vangelis to Tangerine Dream’s music for Thief and Risky Business,” says Gomeno. “In the ’90s, I really got into a lot of that ambient chill electronica like Global Communication, The Orb, the e:mit label, etc. This sound has always been with me, but I’ve never had the chance to explore it as a producer — until now. It didn’t really fit with my Ursula 1000 work. That’s where Pretty Pretty Pegasus started forming. Hearing the amazing score to Stranger Things plus newer artists like 2814 got my wheels in motion to finally see this fully realized.”
Veteran electronic duo Arms and Sleepers — Mirza Ramic and Max Lewis — have carefully fine-tuned their woozy, meditative downtempo soundscapes during their 11-year history.
The twosome are about to release their new album, Find the Right Place. It’s sonic comfort for those of us who enjoy getting lost in emotive, atmospheric tracks. Factor in several fiery MC-fronted tracks and you’ve got your not-so-typical chill album. It’ll excite fans of Bonobo and DJ Shadow alike.
Listen to the album in its glorious entirety below. Be sure to pick it up when it’s released tomorrow via Berlin-based Pelagic Records.
Accomplished house producer Pablo Sánchez will drop his three-track Daydream EP via Hamburg’s hafendisko on April 13. Known for releasing dynamic tracks on Moodmusic, Apersonal, lovemonk, Neovinyl, Galaktika, and GAMM, the Caracas-born, Barcelona-based Sánchez never disappoints.
We’re thrilled to world premiere Pablo Bolivar’s remix of “Daydream,” a track you can really get lost in.
Bolivar, who is also based in Barcelona, has been on a winning streak, releasing phenomenal dance floor productions and remixes on Culprit and Sincopat, navigating his rising Seven Villas label to the incredible heights, and collaboratively exploring ambient, house and downtempo with German producer Joerg Schuster (a.k.a. Sensual Physics).
Hit the play button below and allow your mind to wander around Bolivar’s deep, melodic interpretation.