This one comes by way of Juno Lazermachine, via Electro Music Coalition. ‘Interstellar Parade’ is the half-way point if you like, on Juno Lazermachine’s ‘Cosmic Resonance’ album. The rest of the album is well worth checking out. Don’t be mistaken though, while rest of the album shares the same kind of shimmering sound Interstellar Parade, the rest of the work is a lot more hard edged and gritty. This track is very much the respite from the madness.
Electro Music Coalition are worth keeping an eye on in general, if you aren’t already. A Russian outfit consistently putting out Eastern heat. Big respect too, on the really killer releases all the Bandcamp snippets are warped. If you want the goods, drop the dough.
Jeez where to start with Musk. Although still active musicians, releases from the duo made up of Lennart Döring & Gerald Zollner aren’t so regular these days. (Although there is a potential album on the horizon).
All of their output (that I’m aware of via internet stalking anyway) is absolutely superb. Sitting somewhere just between the disco edit and straight up house, their sound has stacks of personality.
We’ll have to dedicate a full post to the best of Musk’s music at some point soon enough but for now, here’s the moody and brilliant Bitch Stole My Money.
It’s 2pm on a Thursday. Any hope of getting some work done evaporated during lunch. You can smell the weekend coming round the corner. Close your eyes at your desk and you can see the dance floor already.
You sneak off to the bathroom to have a little dance music break where you can really get in the zone. This time the algorithm’s on your side, and it puts this on a platter.
Erika Casier’s silky soft vocals combine forces with the melodic themes to make the equivalent of a sonic hug that tells you you’re home now, whilst nifty drums render this track ready for a moment of downtime on the dancefloor.
We’ve been around recently but we were away for a while and we think we should talk about it. It wasn’t you, it was us. We’re here now though, that’s all that matters right?
It’s fairly clear from the recent posts that we’ve been tipping break-tinged dance noises recently. If that wasn’t clear, then this lil 30 min (mixtape?) should give you a bit of a taste of what we’ve been digging recently.
After a couple of avant-wave type releases, this sees Whities back at it with the dancefloor killers. The opening track ‘Temples’ is reminiscent of the seething rage of 90s DnB (see ‘Shadowboxing‘). The heavens crack open to allow through a sub-bass which demands attention and a super-tight break loop. Sounds like it should sound track an arcade game about fighting Aztec gods.
‘Forgotten Tales’ meanwhile, is a pouncing number with swinging snares for energy and a lovely set of toms. Not quite so menacing as the A1, but could certainly keep a dancefloor intact with the melody giving a little bit of euphoric respite too. These two are all we get from Anunaku for now, with ‘Bronze Age’ awaiting release in a couple of weeks’ time.