Archive for April, 2015


Octave One Highlight

“‘Detroit legends Octave One are back on Electronic Beats TV! With their latest album “Burn It Down” just about to drop, Slices catches up with the Burden brothers to talk about their journey and development, as well as their hardware obsession. The guys have held down their iconic status with classic tunes and remixes on Transmat, Tresor, Underground Resistance and their own 430 West label, and have toured heavily with their energetic live show and aptly named “mothership” of a live setup.

Check out Octave One’s new album “Burn It Down” released on the 26th May 2015!”

Check out this new track below, but first: “Octave One’s set for us last year was phenomenal; the energy, setting and metronomic head twists made it a no-brainer for inclusion in our Best of 2014. If you’re that way inclined, you can hear the story behind how Boiler Room helped relaunch their career in more depth over here [INSERT LINK TO MICHAIL INTERVIEW HERE], as relayed to Derek Plaslaiko and our very own Michail. Seven tracks from Moscow made it onto their new LP, due May 26th, of which “Afterglow” was arguably the strongest.

Much like the towering behemoth of “Blackwater”, it’s a synergy of styles; dozens of boxes chattering away to one another in harmony. Somehow the track manages to be both flinty hard and yet shimmering, the lead curdled and yet crystal-clear. It’s dancefloor TNT, an emphatic return from the brothers Burden. Burn It Down indeed.” – Boiler Room

Octave One – “Afterglow” – Boiler Room Debuts

Give Your Love Away

This is an old track, but I haven’t ever heard it thus it’s fresh for these ears. Check it out. I remember seeing Pretty Lights almost 5 years ago at a party in Baltimore. The speakers were shit, but you could tell the music was awesome. It was only about 6 or so months later and everybody knew the guy. He was on his way to blowing up and it all happened fast as hell. It was well deserved of course.  – TrashJuice

Pretty Lights – Give Your Love Away

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“The final instalment of our Free Music Monday US take over is an exclusive track from the first lady of Dirtybird, J.Phlip. It’s an infectious production, channeling the tough yet bouncy techno sound that comes from the San Fran resident and we love it!

Look out for her forthcoming collaborative EP with Huxley due to drop later in the summer…

www.facebook.com/jphlip” – Annie Mac

J. Phlip – Growl

Rosalie

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Green Velvet and Carl Craig unite to bring that Chicago/Detroit funk. This one is fierce.

Green Velvet & Carl Craig – Rosalie

Oban

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“On June 2, the Norwegian jazz outfit Jaga Jazzist will release their latest album Starfire viaNinja Tune. One of the album’s tracks, “Oban”, has gotten the remix treatment from their fellow countryman, Todd Terje. (Jaga Jazzist’s Lars Horntveth is also a member of Terje’s touring band.)” – pitchfork

Mind Games

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“The second instalment from our FREE MUSIC MONDAY US Takeover is an exclusive new track from the LA-based 22 year old producer/ DJ, Justin Jay. As the youngest member of the Dirtybird family, Justin’s sound manifests his roots in soul, funk, and jazz in a nostalgic way that yields a unique quality of forward-thinking house music…

His Momentum EP is Out Now on Pets Recordings: soundcloud.com/justin-jay/sets/justin-jay-momentum-ep-pets” – Annie Mac

Justin Jay – Mind Games