Sonic explorers Nathan Moody and HHNOI (a.k.a. Marco Petracca) have teamed up to produce Future Rituals, an evocative forthcoming collaborative full-length that bravely explores the depths and fringes of electronic music. What’s even more interesting is that all of the sounds are derived from a custom-built sound library crafted by Moody.
Ahead of the album’s release on June 14, we thrilled to world premiere the stunning music video for HHNOI’s “Long” directed by the talented American visual artist Rachel Palmer.
Palmer juxtaposes pulsating otherworldly animated lightscapes and syncs them with the track’s soaring synth lines and beats unfurl. Believe us when we say that it’s quite the cosmological spectacle to behold.
Palmer had this to say about process behind making the video: “Having performed live with HHNOI, I‘ve been fascinated by the organic and unpredictable quality found within the repetition of rhythms, melodies, and sequences made by modular synths. Similar organically evolving mutations of structures can be found in my visual art. My concept for ‘Long’ pairs the track’s aesthetics with audio-reactive particles dancing to its granular, yet solid nature, forming detailed and complex patterns: lively organisms flourishing on a dark canvas, similar to the music.”
Dylan Willoughby is the driving force behind Lost in Stars, a one-man electronic music project based in Los Angeles. At the end of 2018, Willoughby presented LiS’s Fabula, a well-received full-length album brimming with a fine selection of kinetic tracks.
Fortunately for us, Willoughby has put together a video for the synth-tastic vocal cut “Feel The Glow” feat. The Spirit. The visually enthralling, self-directed video is comprised of public domain silent film by famed American visual artist Man Ray, who was a contributor to the Dada and surrealist movements.
Willoughby had this to say about the premise behind the music video:
“The concept of glowing is central to the video. The aliens stand in a glowing circle to deliberate and one morphs into a human form in a glowing chamber. The metamorphosed alien is transported to earth and ends up saving our humble planet. It seemed topical to imagine something to save the earth since we have endangered it so much and seem oblivious to the harm we are causing.”
Rising DJ/producer brothers Scott and Olivier Badin popped onto our radar in 2017 espousing a house-tastic sound that’s informed by a host of other musical styles. The Paris-bred, London-based siblings have continued to hone their infectious sound while rocking dance floors in Ibiza and points beyond.
In March the Badins dropped their Mind over Matter EP on Housekeeping, a label and event brand who they’ve maintained a close relationship since the get-go. There’s also a nice lil’ buzz building over “Crepuscule” found on the Reflections Vol. 3 EP, which dropped in May on Crossings Records.
Ahead of a busy summer, we asked the guys to share their favorite tracks of the moment, and they were happy to comply. Continue Reading →
When veteran British DJ/producer Nude Disco (a.k.a. Vern from Stretch & Vern) united with Icelandic singer-songwriter Heidrun Bjornsdottir for Lúlla‘s awesome six-song mini album titled Winter In The City, we were all over their half-dozen synth-pop gems. In fact, we proudly premiered their sleek cover of “Only You,” an Italo smash hit originally recorded by Savage (a.k.a. Roberto Zanetti) in 1984, and London-based producer and graphic artist Luxar’s shimmering synth-tastic interpretation of “Memories” off the subsequent remix EP.
Following the success of 2016’s “Of U” Nude Disco is back with a double A-side release that’s gonna make you sweat on the dance floor this summer.
We’re pleased to world premiere “The The” (Lo Res Preview),” a bumpin’ uptempo instrumental track doused with Italo-house vibes. It’s out June 6 via Nude Disco Records.