electronic music

New Track: Mount Kimbie – We Go Home Together ft. James Blake

:: On repeat!


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Artist: Mount Kimbie
Title of Single: We Go Home Together
Release Date: April 04, 2017
Label: Warp Records

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jul 01 // Pitch Festival // Amsterdam
Jul 06 // Feel Festival // Bergheider See
Jul 07 // Zoom // Frankfurt
Jul 08 // Open Source Festival // Düsseldorf
Aug 12 // Sur Le Lac // St Gallen
Aug 18 // Pukkelpop // Hasselt
Aug 19 // Dockville // Hamburg

Follow ‘Mount Kimbie’ on:
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More ‘Mount Kimbie’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Oct 29 – New EP: CSFLY Remixes (2013/10/28) / Track ‘Made To Stray’ (DJ Koze Remix)
2013, July 28 – Made To Stray [Free Download]
2013, April 28 – New Single: Blood and Form / New Album ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’ (2013/05/27)
2013, Mar 27 – New Album: Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (2013/05/27) / Track ‘Made To Stray’
2011, Sep 14 – Carbonated [Official Video]

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Follow ‘James Blake’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebook | Twitter

More ‘James Blake’ on Music Pickings:
2016, May 07 – New Album: The Colour in Anything (2016/05/05) / New Track ‘Timeless’
2016, Feb 13, – New Single: Modern Soul
2014, Oct 19 – New Song: Building It Still
2014, Aug 28 – New Track: 200 Press
2013, Apr 08 – New Songs: Feat. RZA – Take a Fall For Me (feat. RZA) / – Every Day I Ran
2013, Feb 09 – New Album: Overgrown (2013/04/08) / First Single ‘Retrograde’
2012, Feb 15 – New Album: Live Album [Free Download]
2011, Dec 29 − At Birth / “Love What Happened Here” EP
2011, Dec 21 − A Case of You [Official Video]
2011, Nov 03 − Measurements
2011, Aug 25 − James Blake & Bon Iver – Fall Creek Boys Choir

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Listen: Amnesia Scanner – AS Chingy [Official Music Video]

:: Very nice!

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Artist: Amnesia Scanner
Title: AS Chingy
Release Date: Mach 25, 2016
Label: Young Turks

Follow ‘Amnesia Scanner’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | TwitterSoundCloud

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New Album: Bonobo – Migration (2017/01/17) / New Track ‘Kerela’

:: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!


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Artist: Bonobo
Title: Migration
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Label: Ninja Tune

Tracklist:
1. Migration
2. Break Apart (feat. Rhye)
3. Outlier
4. Grains
5. Second Sun
6. Surface (feat. Nicole Miglis)
7. Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa)
8. Kerala
9. Ontario
10. No Reason (feat. Nick Murphy)
11. 7th Sevens
12. Figures

Upcoming Tour Dates:
04/24: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
04/25: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
04/26: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/28: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
04/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
05/01: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/02: Richmond, VA @ The National
05/03: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
05/11: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
05/12: Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
05/13: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
05/15: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
05/16: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
05/18: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
05/19: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
05/20: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
05/21: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
05/25: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Follow ‘Bonobo’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

More ‘Bonobo’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Mar 30 – Full Album Stream: The North Borders (2013/04/01)
2013, Jan 26 – New Album: The North Borders (2013/04/01) / First Single: Cirrus [Official Video / Free Download]
2011, Nov 26 – The Keeper (feat. Andreya Triana)

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New Track: Floating Points – Peroration Six / Debut Album ‘Elaenia’ (2015/11/06)

:: Incredible music… superb!


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Peroration Six is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Elaenia’, released on 6th November 2015 via Pluto in the UK & Rest of World, Luaka Bop in N & S America, Inertia in Australia/ NZ and Beatink in Japan.

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Artist: Floating Points
Title of Debut Album: Elaenia
Release Date: November 6, 2015
Label: Pluto

Tracklist:
01. Nespole
02. Silhouettes (I, II & III)
03. Elaenia
04. Argenté
05. Thin Air
06. For Marmish
07. Peroration Six

Follow ‘Floating Points’:
Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

More ‘Floating Points’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Aug 27 – Debut Album: Elaenia (2015/11/06) / Track ‘Silhouettes’ [Official Video]
2014, Apr 4 – New EP: Floating Points – King Bromeliad / Montparnasse

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New Album: Patrick Cowley – Muscle Up (2015/10/19) / Track ‘Somebody To Love Tonight’ [Free Download]

:: Fantastic.


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Dark Entries and Honey Soundsystem Records have teamed up again to release another volume of gay porn soundtracks by San Francisco-based musician and producer, Patrick Cowley. Perhaps one of the most revolutionary and influential people in the canon of disco music, Cowley created his own brand of Hi-NRG dance music, “The San Francisco Sound.” Born in Buffalo, NY on October 19, 1950, Patrick moved to San Francisco at the age of 21. He studied at the City College of San Francisco where he founded the Electronic Music Lab. During this time, Patrick, along with his classmates Maurice Tani and Art Adcock, would create radio jingles and electronic pieces using the school’s equipment: first a Putney, then an E-MU System, and finally a Serge synthesizer. He would make experimental soundtracks by blending various types of music and adapting them to the synthesizer.

By the mid-70′s, Patrick’s synthesizer skills landed him a job composing and producing songs for disco superstar Sylvester, including hits like “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”, “Dance Disco Heat” and “Stars.” This helped Patrick obtain more work as a remixer and producer. His 18-minute long remix of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” and his production work with edgy New Wave band Indoor Life were both of particular note. By 1981, Patrick had released a string of dance 12″ singles, like “Menergy” and “Megatron Man”. He also had founded Megatone Records and released his debut album, “Menergy”. Around this time Patrick was hospitalized and diagnosed with a then-unknown illness: that which would later be called AIDS. Throughout 1982, he recorded two more Hi-NRG hits, “Do You Wanna Funk” for Sylvester, and “Right On Target” for Paul Parker, as well as a second solo album “Mind Warp”. On November 12, 1982, he passed away.

In 1979 Patrick was contacted by John Coletti, owner of famed gay pornc ompany Fox Studio in Los Angeles. Patrick jumped on this offer and sent reels of his college compositions from the 70s to John in LA. Coletti then used a variable speed oscillator to adjust the pitch and speed of Patrick’s songs in-sync with the film scene. “Muscle Up” is a collection of Cowley’s instrumental songs recorded between 1973 and 1980 found in the Fox Studio vaults. This compilation also includes bonus compositions found in the basement of Megatone Records owner John Hedges and the attic of former bandmate Maurice Tani. Influenced by Tomita, Wendy Carlos, and Giorgio Moroder, Patrick crafted an electronic sound from his collection of synthesizers, percussion, modified guitars, and hand-built equipment. The listener enters a world of forbidden vices evocative of Patrick’s time spent in the bathhouses of San Francisco. The songs on “Muscle Up” are divided into four sides, each showcasing a different facet of Cowley’s work. Side one opens with an ambient journey through the Amazon. Tension builds on side two, with the instrumental demo version of the slow-chugging masterpiece “I Need Somebody To Love Tonight”. On sides three and four things go interstellar with ecstatic space-funk and galactic workouts.

Featuring 75 minutes of music, this compilation contains soundtrack music from two Fox Studio films, “Muscle Up” and “School Daze”, plus additional songs from the same era, never before released on vinyl. The tapes were restored and transferred using the same speed and pitch settings, then remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. The vinyl comes housed in a extra wide spine jacket and giant fold-out poster featuring a handmade collage using photography and xerox graphics of classic gay porn imagery from the Fox Studio vaults by Berlin-based artist Gwenael Rattke. Each double album also contains a 8×11 glossy promotional “Muscle Up” replica poster with original VHS artwork plus an essay from Maurice Tani. For Patrick’s 65th birthday, Dark Entries and Honey Soundsystem Records present a glimpse into the futuristic world of a young genius. These recordings shine a new light on the experimental side of a disco legend who was taken too soon. [Press Release]

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Artist: Patrick Cowley
Title of Album: Muscle Up
Release Date: October 19, 2015
Label: Dark Entries

Tracklist:
01 Cat’s Eye
02 The Jungle Dream
03 Deep Inside You
04 Somebody To Love Tonight
05 Pigfoot
06 5oz Of Funk
07 Don’t Ask
08 Uhura
09 Timelink
10 Mockingbird Dream 2

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New EP: Electric Wire Hustle – Aeons (2015/08/28) [Full Album Stream]

:: A must in any record collection!


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One of New Zealand’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed musical exports, Electric Wire Hustle, return with the brand new ‘Aeons EP’. Featuring 5 brand new tracks, the EP further pushes the boundaries of electronic music, mixing in elements of hip-hop, soul, and psychedelia.

Electric Wire Hustle’s debut self-titled album garnered rave reviews worldwide, and their second full length, ‘Love Can Prevail’, saw the band nominated for the Taite Music Prize, one of New Zealand’s most prestigious musical awards.

While ‘Love Can Prevail’ documented the band’s new lives after relocating to Berlin, the ‘Aeons EP’ is a collection of short stories, brought to life by the unmistakable voice of Mara TK, and the progressive beats of Taay Ninh. The ‘Aeons EP’ also features guest vocal appearances from Deva Mahal and Grammy Award winner Kimbra.

The ‘Aeons EP’ shows yet another step in the evolution of Electric Wire Hustle, as they move closer to a sound which is not definable by simple genres, but only as ‘Electric Wire Hustle”. [Press Release]

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Artist: Electric Wire Hustle
Title of EP: Aeons
Release Date: August 28, 2015
Label: Bastard Jazz Recordings / Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa

Tracklist:
1. Brother Sun ft. Kimbra 04:17
2. Golden Ladder 03:08
3. Desert Of The Real 04:42
4. March ft. Deva Mahal 04:46
5. Aeons 04:36
6. Brother Sun ft. Kimbra (Rodi Kirk & Aron Ottignon Version) 04:25

Follow ‘Electric Wire Hustle’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

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More ‘Electric Wire Hustle’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Sep 13 – New Album: Electric Wire Hustle – Love Can Prevail
2014, Aug 07 – New Single: Look In The Sky
2014, May 31 – New EP: If These Are The Last Days (2014/06/02) / Flako Remix ‘Bottom Line’
2012, July 26 – Perception

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Debut Album: Floating Points – Elaenia (2015/11/06) / Track ‘Silhouettes’ [Official Video]

:: Such a tune can’t wait for the album!


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Cover Art:
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Artist: Floating Points
Title of Debut Album: Elaenia
Release Date: November 6, 2015
Label: Pluto

Tracklist:
01. Nespole
02. Silhouettes (I, II & III)
03. Elaenia
04. Argenté
05. Thin Air
06. For Marmish
07. Peroration Six

Follow ‘Floating Points’:
Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

More ‘Floating Points’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Apr 4 – New EP: Floating Points – King Bromeliad / Montparnasse

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