Ready for release on his own label Prime Numbers February 18th, David Wolstencroft, better known as Trus’me, will unleash the highly anticipated Treat Me Right LP; his first full-length since 2009.
One can’t deny the blatant sexuality on display throughout this LP (just take a look at the album art). Treat Me Right takes listeners on a wide-spanning aural S&M trip.
Several punishing techno tracks “It’s Slow” (which is anything but) and the thrashing “I Want You” provocatively buzz and hum above heavy, industrial undertones. “Defunct,” loaded with minimal percussive breakdowns, pounds alongside static bleeps and blips.
The mind-numbing downtempo anesthetic of “Long Distance” drones behind the shuffling of egg shakers and rainmakers, an ideal listen for those who are also fans of Andy Stott.
Not to be worn out, Treat Me Right brings some relief with the warmer synth-laden “Hindsight,” easing the mood with deep sighs and groans, and the blissful “Moonlight Kiss” sprinkled with airy chords and soulful vocals, both of which hint at a bit of classic house.
Preview the entire album below, pre-order available soon at http://pnrecords.com
Listen to Trus’me’s recent RA Exchange here – http://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?exchange=130
Blisspop resident Lxsx Frxnk’s latest mix was “created while you were sleeping.”
“Awake,” an hour long journey through nocturnal techno hits the vibe spot on. One can imagine Frxnk toiling away in her lab, her beloved one-eyed cat at her side, while the rest of the city sleeps. The proceedings begin slowly with the warm, beautiful tones of Someone Else’s remix of “Fukushima” before ramping up a bit with Alex Plastic’s take on “Ask Yourself” and its tribal percussion — a sound we often hear tastefully placed in Frxnk’s DJ sets. The mix goes on to navigate a bit of acid, low swung funk and leftfield tech house, all of which find a way to sit together nicely. Nothing feels rushed. Finally, we come full circle with the Shaun Reeves and Tale of Us edit of Rainer’s “8000 Feel Up” — another beautiful, emotive track to gently wake the city from its deep sleep.
You can catch Lxsx Frxnk opening for Catz n Dogz and Rory Phillips at U Street Music Hall this Friday (Jan 11). Tickets and info at: http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/event/190291-catz-n-dogz-washington.
So Inagawa – Fukushima (Someone Else’s Dooby Remix)
Sasha, James Teej – Night Track (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix)
Plastikman – Ask Yourself (Alex Plastik Remix)
Andrew Fiorito – Balada Tzigana (Mike Shannon Haunted Mix)
Uner – Lapan To
Edu Imbernon, Los Suruba – Torete
T.W.I.C.E. – Round & Brown
Rainer – 8000 Feet Up (Shaun Reeves & Tale of Us Edit)
The ’13 edition of our Blisspop Obama Inauguration shirts are in & on sale NOW!
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See you on the 19th!
Vincenzo, of Poker Flat and Mobilee fame, is set to headline the upcoming Deep Secrets/Nomad New Year’s Eve party. Locals Jubilee, Solomon Sanchez, Raffi and Yacine A. will round out the bill with the SND + VSN crew on visual duties. Advance tickets are available via Resident Advisor.
We caught up with the Berlin-based artist for a quick chat ahead of what will be his DC debut…
We were first introduced to techno newcomer, J. Tijn, by his rollicking addition to Turbo’s superb compilation, New Jack Techno, just this summer. The release was met with great critical claim, even landing the number two spot on RA’s year-end, top compilations list. But the Londoner has kept relatively quiet since, releasing only one track in the meantime: a stadium-sized remix for labelmates Gingy & Bordello. Yesterday saw the release of a mix curated by J. Tijn on behalf of fledgling label Convex Industries’ new podcast series. The mix is perfect for this time of year, encapsulating the aggressive bleakness of urban winters, the monotony perforated only by brief glimpses of light when the weekend arrives. Driving, jacking, and pumping are all adjectives that apply here, so you’d best lace up your dancing shoes before giving this one a spin.