With a busy DJ scehdule (including stops at HYTE, Hï Ibiza, and Dekmantel this summer) and head turning 12″‘s for Rekids and Technicolour, Berlin-based producer Peggy Gou has been having a hell of a year. Her hot streak continues with a remix of Shy Luv‘s “Time” for Black Butter Records. Gou takes the 80s boogie-informed feel good vocals and flute melodies of the original mix and adds a foot-stomping lo-fi
On Resident Advisor’s yearly top DJ poll, Mike Servito jumped from #90 in 2015 to #75 in 2016. For anyone who has seen Servito play, this jump will not come as a surprise: the Detroit bred Bunker resident’s storming techno sets breathe fire. With a full international DJ schedule, one could forgive Servito’s slim production output to date. Most recently, Servito teamed with Justin Cudmore to remix Gunnar Haslam‘s “Scale
On a wonderful, muted cut from his latest album, Devout, Mr. Mitch links with Mixpak artist Palmistry on “VPN”. The heart-broken technological dread of Palmistry’s vocals meets Mr. Mitch’s hazy, half-erased digi-dancehall riddim. Your late summer nights in a time zone away from home just got soundtracked. Catch Mr. Mitch on May 19th at the DC Eagle, an event presented by L.E.N.G. and the Forward Festival.
This Friday, the pivotal 90s shoegaze band Slowdive will return with a self-titled new album, their first in 22 years. Ahead of the release of the album, Avalon Emerson has been tapped for an official remix of “Sugar For The Pill”. Emerson’s wide-screen take begins in an open field, synth burbles slowly form into a spry melody reminiscent of Boards Of Canada‘s early tone-bent memory markers while Rachel Goswell’s vocals
Kendrick Lamar’s new release DAMN. has been lighting up the airwaves and the Internet since its release last week. The record represents a departure from the jazzy, critic-friendly fare of TPAB in a few different ways, notably including the visual media accompanying the music. Kendrick Lamar’s video for “DNA” makes reference to a few standard rap video tropes – cops, girls, cars, gang affiliations. But instead of relying on these