Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Laptop Rockers: Ablum Review of tINI's Tessa

With a focus on the groove plus clear and spacious production, tINI's debut album is a fitting representation of the relaxed atmosphere you can find on Ibiza. With her debut album Tessa, Berlin based DJ/producer tINI delivers a musical document based on her Ibiza travels. Called after a good friend who supported her transformation as a musician, the record documents tINI’s stay on the island during the summer of 2010. To read the full review of Tessa, click here.

MixMag: Loco Dice to Tour America

Loco Dice is hitting the road in North America this winter. The Desolat man will play six shows, including stops at Detroit and New York. He'll also venture over the border for gigs in Canada and Mexico. To read the full article and check out tour dates, click here.

The Needle Drop: Nicolas Jaar Releases Don't Break My Love EP

Nicolas Jaar has put out his new EP, Don’t Break My Love. And these eleven minutes, my friends, are bliss. Jaar has taken the best aspects of his debut album and condensed them into two fantastic songs. To read the full review of his new record, click here.

Magnetic Mag: We're Loving tINI's Off-Kilter Palpitations

Meet Tini, formerly of Munich, now residing in Berlin with her ex girlfriend turned best friend in the world. She likes to spell her name tINI—it’s her “trademark.” And since she made it a point to tell us, we’re passing it along to you. You can pick up her debut album Tessa now via the Hamburg based Desolat. To read the full article and listening to a streaming of the album, click here.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Timeout New York: Apollo Heights - “Sad Cabaret”/“Reverie”

“Sad Cabaret,” with its beatific, falsetto vocals, loping rhythm and diaphanous guitar work, is a good introduction to the combo’s sound—but it’s not exactly club material, so into the fray steps Phil Mison, the longtime proponent of Balearic beats. Mison—best known to modern-day clubbers through his productions with Pete Herbert as Reverso 68, along with solo work under the Cantoma name—remodels the tune into a hypnotic disco chugger, a blissfully dubby version that drops much of the six-sting filigree in favor of mood-altering effects. To read more from Apollo Heights, click here.

XLR8R: Nicolas Jaar Announces New Collaborative Project, Readies New EP

While much of the electronic-music world is anxiously awaiting new solo material from Nicolas Jaar, the young producer apparently has other things on his mind, including a new collaborative project called DARKSIDE. A partnership between Jaar and Brooklyn's Dave Harrington, DARKSIDE will be releasing its self-titled debut EP. To continue reading, click here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

XLR8R: M A N I K Preps New EP for Culprit

New York producer M A N I K is preparing for his next release, She Watches Me, set to be released on Culprit. The EP will include two original tracks, along with a remix from The Revenge. M A N I K brings his mixture of disco and funk and everything else in between to vinyl, set to be released on November 18, with the digital release slated for November 30. Read the whole article here.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fader: Download "Don't Break My Love" by Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar is at it again. The master of the tiny movement. The beginning of “Don’t Break My Love” sounds like the world’s smallest machine trying to start up, and when the drums come in they’re little more than minimal clicks. Fader has given you the opportunity to download the track, along with "Why Didn't You Save Me". To download both tracks, click here.

NPR: Nicolas Jaar Sound Takes Shape

Electronic alchemist Nicolas Jaar's debut album, Space Is Only Noise, is a pleasingly noxious concoction that's difficult to pigeonhole into one genre or another. A Jaar EP that follows, Don't Break My Love, is similarly unpredictable and refreshing. To read the full article, click here.

Rolling Stone: Kaskade Aiming to Expand World of Dance Music

Kaskade may be one of the leading DJs in dance music today – but he wants to be even bigger. "I felt empowered by the fact the scene is so huge now and so many people are paying attention," he tells Rolling Stone. "It made me feel like, 'This is the time for me to try something new. I don’t have to collaborate with the Black Eyed Peas. I can do something that’s unique and special to my sound.' I’ve always kind of gone on my own path and I don’t follow the trend right now." To read the rest of the article, click here.

Beatportal: Special Case "Aurum"

The guys from Droog are at it again. With their label, Culprit, they have another amazing record to add to their already extensive catalog. Aurum, the new EP released by Special Case, hailing from St. Petersberg and Moscow, shows that there’s a healthy scene developing in a corner of the world where the rooftop parties take place under onion domes. To read the article and listen to the album, click here.

Electronic Musician: Kaskade Profile

With the recent release of his latest album, Fire and Ice, Kaskade is changing the world of dance music as we know it. With collaborations from Neon Trees, Skylar Grey and Skrillex, his new album raced all the way to Number 4 on the iTunes album charts. To hear what Kaskade had to say about the making and production of the album, along with what he expects for the future, click here.

Pitchfork: Nicolas Jaar "Dont Break My Love" Preview

Downtempo minimalist Nicolas Jaar hasn't released much since February's still-terrific Space Is Only Noise. This-- the A-side to a single forthcoming on Clown & Sunset, his own label-- is, for the most part, a continuation of the style he explored there: Purring, spectral music with shades of R&B and an exquisite attention to detail. To read the full article and listen to track, click here.