The Avalanches’ 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of ‘Since I Left You’ Features Unreleased Remixes

The Avalanches Since I Left You Deluxe Edition

Australian electronic music outfit The Avalanches have announced the upcoming release of a deluxe edition of Since I Left You to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album on June 4. The full-length was originally released by Modular Recordings in 2000 and the U.S. and U.K. in 2001 to massive critical acclaim.

Now before the cynical among us cry “cash grab,” what’s notable about the package is that it features previously unreleased remixes by MF DOOM, Black Dice, Leon Vynehall, Sinkane and Carl Craig.

To whet fans’ appetite, the enigmatic Australian outfit led by Robbie Chater and Tony Diblasi has released Prince Paul‘s remix of “Since I Left You.”

Talking about the group’s historic album, Chater reflected: “I remember very clearly a few things. We decided to not have any of our voices on it, which made it last because it’s a kind of transmission; nothing date-stamps it to that time. Also we were careful not to use any trendy software from 1999 or 2000. So it does seem to just float around in time…”

“Music lovers get it, and that’s what we ultimately are,” he continues. “It’s almost like an exploration of our relationship with the world and with music and, as music fans, what our place is in the whole process. Looking back, I’m proud of this record as a pure expression of joy and love, heart on its sleeve and is free from irony.” Continue Reading

Rex Hooligan April 2021 Chart

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1. Culture Shock – Lost (Nocturne)
2. Fliwo – Say it Now
3. Justin OH, Feint, Mazare – She’s a Killer Part 2
4. Dimension – Alive ft. Poppy Baskcomb
5. T & Sugah – French Fries
6. Edlan – Take a Bow
7. Dimension – Organ
8. Logistics & Thomas Oliver – Stay True
9. Blanke – Alchemy
10. hayve & imallryt – Heavy Right Now

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UK Record Label Young Turks Changes Name to Young

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Young Turks, the pioneering British record label launched by Caius Pawson in 2006 known for releasing music by The xx, Jamie xx, FKA twigs and Kamasi Washington, announced today it had changed its name to Young.

Taking to Instagram, Pawson said the change in moniker came after “a long period of reflection and I wanted to explain the origins of the Young Turks name and the reasons for the change.

He added, “We originally named Young Turks after the Rod Stewart song of the same name. When I first heard the song, it took a week of 2005-era internet searches to find out what it was and even longer to understand its meaning. The name intrigued me, evoking the solidarity of youth. In 2005, it seemed to perfectly sum up what we were: teenagers, wanting and waiting to do something, anything.”

“However, we were unaware of the deeper history of the term and, specifically, that the Young Turks were a group who carried out the Armenian Genocide from 1915 onwards. Through ongoing conversations and messages that have developed our own knowledge around the subject, it’s become apparent that the name is a source of hurt and confusion for people. We loved the name for what it meant to us, but in retrospect should have listened more carefully to other voices and acted more quickly. We have always tried to affect positive change and knowing what we do now, it’s only right that we change our name.”

Ahead of the commemoration of the 1915 Armenian Genocide on April 24, the label has made a donation to the Armenian Institute based in London.

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DJ/Producer Tim Baker Has Died

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Highly influential DJ/producer Tim Baker has died, according to reports on social media. The cause of death is not yet known. On May 28, he took to Instagram while at the United Center in Chicago to share that he had received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “First shot is in the books! Can’t wait to see all you guys again soon!!!”

A native of Detroit, Baker, who ran the clothing line turned record label Elephanthaus, came of age during techno’s nascent days in the ’80s. Influenced by hometown heroes Derrick May and Jeff Mills, he went on to earn an international reputation for his flawless productions released on Spain’s Minifunk Label, Ovum and BML in America., and NovaMute in Germany.

Known for a wide-ranging sound that covered every corner of techno, he graced the decks at club bastions including Berlin’s Tresor and Paris’ Rex Club.

In 1998, Baker moved to Chicago. The Windy City’s vibrant house scene inspired him to launch his house label, Real Estate Records.  

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