CATEGORY: electronic

Broadcast & The Focus Group – Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age

UK-based psychedelic-pop band Broadcast have returned with a new (50 minute long) mini-album on Warp Records, in preparation for a full-length to be released sometime next year. The album is a collaboration with The Focus Group, aka Julian House, a…

Sleepy Ed – Summer Sounds Summer Love

Download: ♪ Sleepy Ed – Summer Sounds Summer Love Summer is over. Fortunately, it’s still warm enough outside (here, at least) to not really notice. My friend, Miami-based artist, designer and musician Sleepy Ed, has put together a mix of…

Koushik – Outside My Window (Instrumentals)

Slow posts this week and last week. Job is hectic, etc. Anyway, in a string of free releases by Koushik through Stones Throw Records, today they are offering up an instrumental version of his album Out My Window for free.…

CoverCast #3: Three

Download: ♪ CoverCast #3: Three [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Unfortunately, I didn’t make many posts this week. But I did put together a new CoverCast. This week I wanted to share some great electronic music and a…

Hudson Mohawke – Butter

I had to share this artwork posted by Warp Records today for the upcoming Hudson Mohawke album, Butter. It’s pretty ridiculous and I love it. You could toss this on a kid’s Trapper Keeper and it would be perfect. There’s…

CoverCast #1: G4G4

Download: ♪ CoverCast #1: G4G4 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Today I’m posting the first ever Cover Up mixtape (I don’t want to call it a podcast), G4G4. I’ve wanted to create a mix for a while, so…

Yuri Suzuki – The Physical Value of Sound

Yesterday Ghostly International made a post about a solo art exhibition in Tokyo, Japan by artist Yuri Suzuki. The exhibit features several pieces experiment with vinyl records and sound. The concept of the show is to display the value of…

DUBLAB : Defining Future Roots Radio

Thrillhouse Productions created a short documentary segment for Current TV highlighting Dublab, a non-profit internet radio station. Daedelus and Leaving Record’s Matthewdavid make an appearance, along with some other familiar faces. I have a lot of Dublab material to catch…

Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins – Fascinating Fingers

Jim Mahfood was asked to illustrate the cover for a new Shawn Lee / Clutchy Hopkins collaboration, Fascinating Fingers, being released in October. He previously illustrated the cover of their album Clutch Of The Tiger, which I mentioned back in…

Harmonic 313 – When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence

Harmonic 313 (aka Mark Pitchard) released When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence back in February on Warp Records. Heavy on the synth-laden robotic beats, the album is a satisfying mix of Detroit techno, dubstep and instrumental hip-hop worthy of its title.…

Flying Lotus – Los Angeles

Yes, another Brainfeeder-related post. But I should have posted this long ago. On August 17th, electronic music artist Flying Lotus will release the final piece of his three-part L.A. EP series. The EPs are an extension of his second release…

The Gaslamp Killer – My Troubled Mind

The Gaslamp Killer released his long-awaited first EP, My Troubled Mind, on Brainfeeder yesterday. The album is about 15 minutes of what you’d expect from GLK; A dark, beautiful collage of psychedelic samples and dusty drums. It’s available digitally through…

Shaun Bloodworth – L.A. Dope

Stones Throw linked to LA Dope today, a great photo essay by photographer Shaun Bloodworth documenting a few of the best artists out of the LA music scene. Give Up Art and Bloodworth took a seven day trip to the…

Spectral Sound – Spectral Sound Vol. 2

Spectral Sound Vol. 2 is a compilation celebrating the 50th release of Ghostly International’s counterpart label Spectral Sound. It’s a mass of 50 chronologically ordered house and techno tracks including artists like James T. Cotton (Dabrye), Osborne, Matthew Dear and…

Dak – Standthis

Dak’s Standthis EP is the debut release of Leaving Records, a new LA-based digital label created by electronic music artist Matthewdavid and visual artist Jesselisa under Alpha Pup Records. Their website is focused on sharing experimental music, mixes, found art…

Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue

Bibio is an artist I’ve been interested in for a while, but I never got around to picking up one of his Mush Records releases. English-born Stephen Wilkinson is known for his atmopsheric, folk-inspired tracks, often making use of field…

The Cover Down Returns

Last year I set up a companion blog to The Cover Up called “The Cover Down”, meant to be a constant stream of good album covers. Eventually it got boring and I stopped updating it. A few days ago I…

Kanye West – Robocop (1988 Import Version)

My buddy Mykola, a Ukraine-based artist and designer who I mentioned before for his DJ I-Dee and DJ Shadow videos, put together an amazing pixel-based unofficial music video for Kanye’s “Robocop” off of his last album, 808s & Heartbreaks, inspired…

Jamie Vexd – In System Travel E.P.

This had to happen eventually. One of my recent favorite artists, Bruno 9li, has his work used on a record cover. That record belongs to Jamie Vexd, an electronic music artist out of the UK on Planet µ Records. This…

Gnarls Barkley – The Odd Couple

It’s been about a year since Cee-Lo and Dangermouse’s second album was released and I still hear it everywhere. Commercials, stores, etc. I haven’t had a chance to hear The Odd Couple but I did pick up their first, which…