Oli Hannaford delivers a sexy grooving remix of Lebeaux’s “Gold Man (I’m Chemical).” The track starts off in the vein of nu disco track circa 2012 — I can imagine hearing this on one of The Magician’s Magic Tapes in that era. The slick, funky bassline comes in at 0:17, setting the stage for Lebeaux’s smooth vocals. Lebeaux’s vocal timbre sounds like the British version of a Pharrell Williams-Usher hybrid.
Spoiler ft. Geo Metro’s experimental electronic track, “(The) Well Tempered (OS),” starts off with various blippy computer sounds. It’s not until 0:42 that the listener hears a steady beat, which makes the beat even more rewarding when it’s heard. Over the course of the track, Spoiler keeps adding more blippy synths, captivating and at times glitchy percussion, and even some vocal samples towards the end. “(The) Well Tempered (OS)” is
Spanish duo Underbooz kick off their Seven Sisters release on Booz Muz with “Celaeno,” a rumbling, proper techno track. Clocking in at 6 minutes and 29 seconds long, Underbooz waste no time getting into their compelling techno sound, which is replete with distorted and resonant sound effects overtop a thunderous kick drum guaranteed to shake any well-outfitted warehouse. The highlight of “Celaeno” for me is Underbooz’s use of glitched out synth
Every Sunday afternoon, Nairobi, Kenya-based artist KMRU sits at his brother’s piano and plays classical pieces and scales, recording ideas that come to him into Ableton Live. One Sunday, KMRU — aka Joseph Kamaru — was playing seemingly random notes on the piano: D#, E, F#, G, Ab, Bb, B, C#, Eb. After playing this sequence of notes, KMRU recorded them into Ableton, starting his track “Byculla.” KMRU is still trying
Blisspop is giving away two (2) pairs of tickets to see Penguin Prison with Mating Ritual and Alex DB at Black Cat on Wednesday, April 18! You can participate by emailing your favorite Penguin Prison track to info [at] blisspop [dot] com and two winners will be selected randomly. We’ll pick winners at 12 pm on Wednesday, April 18, announcing them shortly thereafter. Show info: Wednesday April 18 – Penguin Prison,