Premiere: Consolidated – Musica Sin Fronteras (R34L Remix)

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Since their formation in the late ’80s, left-leaning industrial band Consolidated has used their music to serve as a platform to speak out about a wealth of societal issues, including corporate greed, fascism, homophobia, animal rights and ethnocentrism. Much of what they discussed on 1991’s landmark album Friendly Fa$cism sadly came to the forefront under America’s 45th president.

After the release of their most recent full-length album, We’re Already There, comes a remix album issued today via Austin-based eMERGENCY heARTS.

We’re thrilled to world premiere the remix of “Musica Sin Fronteras” crafted by Chicago’s woman-led electronic duo R34L. Like every note Consolidated has played during their lengthy career, their hard-hitting interpretation pulls no punches.

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Premiere: Beatchild – Adapting

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After last year’s release of Nostalgia: Beats of 2008 – 2020, revered Canadian producer Beatchild (f.k.a. Slakah The Beatchild) is back with the red-hot Unselfish Desire EP out August 13 on BBE Music.

We’re over the moon to world premiere “Adapting” from the six-song release, a song featuring a quixotic blend of folky fingerpicking, euphoric disco strings and soulful vocals.

“‘Adapting’ is a song about false progress,” explains Beatchild (a.k.a. Byram Joseph) of the breezy summertime track.

“The music is a never-ending loop that feels like progression in how it moves from joy to sadness and back again. It’s the perfect paradox musically and I wanted the lyrics to mirror the feeling I got from the music.”

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Premiere: Reza Safinia – Vitruvian

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As the heartbreak of the past 15 months lingers in our collective consciousness, it’s heartening to see a creative finding their voice.

Since the start of the year, Iranian-born producer/multi-instrumentalist/musical journeyman Reza Safinia, who was raised in London and lives in Los Angeles, scored HBO Max’s Warrior and presented his piano-driven, neo-classical album, Yin. On July 16, Reza will issue Yin’s electronic-fueled companion, Yang, on his Music & Texture label.

Ahead of the album’s release, we’re thrilled to world premiere “Vitruvian” from the 11-track affair. It’s an epic, bittersweet instrumental filled with crashing waves of heavenly pads and hellish atmospheric synth melodies. Reza orchestrates the melancholy cut to conclude on a tense and rousing crescendo. In the end, you’re left emotionally spent with your body racing with adrenaline, almost as if you’ve just stepped off a wild rollercoaster ride. Trust us when we say that this is peak-hour fodder for one of Acid Pauli’s shamanistic DJ sets.

Reza had this to say about the song: “Vitruvius was an architect who had ideas about sacred ratios in design that were made famous by Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing ‘The Vitruvian Man,’ the image of the man in a circle showing the proportionality of his limbs. I was thinking about that design in all of nature when I wrote this track. It was the second track I recorded on the album and it defined a lot of the areas I was going to explore in the other tracks.”

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Image by Christopher M. Fowler

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Premiere: Ægir – He Is So Timid

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Ægir Sindri Bjarnason is a multi-faceted artist from Reykjavík. He’s cut his musical teeth playing drums in hardcore bands such as World Narcosis and Dead Herring and exploring dream-pop and indie-rock with Bagdad Brothers and Laura Secord, respectively. A DIY enthusiast, he also helms the Why not? label and has been running an all-age venue in his basement since 2017.

After debuting his electronic-driven Ægir solo project in January 2020, the Icelandic musician has been experimenting with a host of genres ranging from ambient to experimental. After releasing two albums in the past 18 months, he’s getting ready to release a third full-length, The Earth Grew Uncertain, on his indie imprint.

Ahead of the album’s release on June 18, we’re thrilled to world premiere “He Is So Timid” from Ægir’s upcoming eight-song collection.

The instrumental about “social anxiety and lack of confidence which leads to feelings of isolation and loneliness” opens with woozy pads, crisp breakbeats and a meandering melody. Midway through the cut, he stomps on the gas pedal, upping the tempo and driving the listener careening into a sonic moshpit of frenzied blips, bleeps and adrenaline-inducing rhythms.

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