Swiss DJ/producer Specialivery’s recently uploaded Autoremix of his track ATON on Safer at Night is a trip to the gates of techno heaven and back. Although Specialivery (a.k.a. Swiss Armed Forces Militia Lieutenant Carlo Bernasconi) received classical training in a conservatory setting, he didn’t start producing until 2011. Spanning twelve minutes, the Autoremix of ATON uses automation, tuned percussion, and a driving bass line to captivate the listener’s attention. Listen to and download for free here:
Italian artist Karasho (a.k.a. Luca Gasperoni) is an interesting character to say the least. For starters, the man goes by “Luca the Rice Eater.” He did not choose this unusual name for his love of the grain; rather, he goes by “Luca the Rice Eater” because he spends all of his capital on studio gear and only has enough money left to purchase rice for his meals. Luca’s investment in musical equipment paid off – the sounds coming out of his studio are spoiling our sound system here at Blisspop. His most recent uploads to SoundCloud are melodic and atmospheric techno, reminiscent of Tale of Us and Mind Against’s music, but with a distinct Karasho flair. Listen to Karasho’s music here:
Berlin-based techno duo Pan-Pot (Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix) have a reputation for their dark, heavy, and at times sinister sound. In their new release, The Other One EP, Ippenberger and Benedix create an out-of-this-world soundscape, and for that we love them here at Blisspop. If I’m ever abducted by ET and his gang, I can only hope that The Other One EP will be playing in the background:
This is what happened in dance and electronic music today, Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
- Spotify struck a deal with Beatport to gain access to its library of music and videos which, from the looks of it, will also grant access to multiple festivals co-sponsored by Beatport’s parent company, SFX Entertainment. Don’t be shocked if you see your mom blaring “Oi Oi Oi” by Boys Noize in the minivan this time next year (via New York Times).
- Inspired by the events earlier this year in Baltimore, Prince has released the lyric video for his latest song, “Baltimore.” While the funk is in full effect, the most important thing about this track is the message that it’s up to us to change the world. Now we wait to see if Prince will finally stop beating around the bush and reveal that he’s an alien sent from the planet Blee-borp 12 to unite the human race through funk (via Mashable).
- Indie/dance rock jam band Battles released an in-depth documentary about the making of their upcoming album La Di Da Di due out in September. The psychedelic group discusses their process, showcases new music, and made us realize that their rabid fan base of 6 hipsters who stumbled on them at SXSW will be incredibly excited (via Pitchfork).
- Flying Lotus is now the in-house entertainment on Hannibal Burress’ talk show on Comedy Central. This is cool because it means potheads who like Hannibal Burress have something in common with potheads who like Flying Lotus (via Pigeons & Planes).
- Electronic-R&B singer Lion Babe made it public that she’s disappointed that there’s no lion emoji. We’re disappointed in the existence of emojis in general. What happened to good ol’ fashioned words, people.*
(*DISCLAIMER: Taco emojis would be dope as hell, though.)
In March, we covered Yomimbi’s track “Ibiza Part II” that featured Ameer Dyson’s vocals. Ameer and Yomimbi have teamed up again for a track they are releasing with Jackin Records, a European artist collective/record label/collective. The track, titled “South Beach,” has all the ingredients of a proper house tune: a bouncy bass line, a catchy melody and vocal hooks, and a beautiful use of percussion and effects. There’s no doubt Yomimbi and Ameer Dyson are a match made in #HouseHeaven. Listen and download “South Beach” for free: