German artist/producer/composer Robot Koch has a proven track record of producing sonic offerings that transcend electronic music. Based in Los Angeles, his Dreaming of Ghosts project helmed with Fiora explores another world of artistic possibilities.
Ahead of the release of DoG’s Lunarum EP out tomorrow on Trees & Cyborgs, we’re thrilled to world premiere the futuristic video for “You” created by Brendan Bellomo and Aniela Sidorska.
Here’s what the filmmakers had to say about the video: “The music video was done in ‘one breath,’ using primarily in-camera effects with projection mapping that envelops the model in patterns of light, stars and darkness. The video contains all practical elements with no CGI. The light was created solely from the music itself, and contains every frequency of the instruments and vocals, in sync with the song.
“The video was filmed with a robotic motion-control camera to appear as one single-shot to showcase the fluidity of the composition. What we attempted to capture in the relationship of the projections and performance is both the meaning of the lyrics, as well as the notion that we feel at one with the music. On one side, we see the vocals being projected, on the other the bass. After we pass the point of looking at one’s own reflection, the projections switch, and we see the bass on the left hand side — almost acting like the heartbeat, not only of the woman but also of the song itself.”
We’ve sung the praises of fellow New Yorker Alex Gimeno (a.k.a. Ursula 1000) for nearly his entire 20-year career. A gifted DJ/producer/remixer who is able to navigate through a spate of styles including lounge music, pop and breakbeat, Alex has done well to craft an evolving soundtrack that works on and beyond the dance floor.
Ahead of the release of Esoterique, a collection of tracks sporting collabs with tracks Fred Schneider of the B-52s, Isabelle Antena, Qypthone, Gentle People as well as remixes by Jazzanova and Fantastic Plastic Machine, we’re pleased to world premiere the first single called “Swing Boom Bop” featuring Loredana Grimaudo of Swingrowers. It’s a rousing electro-swing throwback track that reminds us that it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.
A devotee of jazz, neo-soul and house music, French DJ/producer/pianist Marc Bianco attained a career milestone last week with the release of his debut album, Speak Like The Hurricane.
Issued via frequent collaborator Folamour’s FHUO Records, the full-length encompasses a deep, vibey and gorgeously chilled-out downtempo sound.
We’re pleased to world premiere “Pelicanism” from the album. It’s a future-jazz cut of the tallest order, featuring the aforementioned Folamour as well as dexterous bass and keyboard work, and a gentle, head-nodding groove that doesn’t quit.
We’ve sung the praises of LA-based singer/songwriter/producer K.C. Maloney (a.k.a. Adult Karate) many times on this site. As he continues to nurture his electronic music-informed sound, he’s launched his own indie label, Elegant Regrets Music. His ambition is to release an eclectic array of music he believes in, ranging the gamut from dream-pop to post-rock.
Today, we’re thrilled to world premiere his shimmering nu-disco remix of the imprint’s debut release, Adaline’s “Part of You.” The duo have collaborated in the past on several AK tracks (“Del Mar,” “So Low” and “Friction”) so the musical union was a no-brainer.
“When [Adaline] asked if I would be interested in remixing [“Part of You”], I said yes right away,” Maloney recalls. “Her new sound is a bit more poppy and electronic so I was confident I could take that vibe and run with it. When I got all the stems I just had a feeling that it might work well as a disco-flavored track.”
The process was super-quick: “I wrote the bassline in my head while driving, and as soon as I got home, I recorded it on my Danelectro bass in two takes. The whole remix came out so easy, and I had a rough mix in less than 24 hours. It’s always such a pleasure working with Adaline’s voice; her tone and penchant for catchy melodies are unparalleled. I’m lucky to be able to work with her.”