Basic House :: Harlequin

Speaking of heavy, this bass/house mover vibrates with the slightest hint of overblown distortion, which happens to be a key ingredient in many of Bishop's tracks. "Harlequin" is pretty amazing though and is his best effort to date.

Clark :: The Grit in the Pearl

Heavy new track form Chris Clark. "The Grit in the Pearl" is the second taste from his forthcoming WARP release, Clark. Pre-order here. Serious Body Riddle vibes here...

SOSMIX 10.1.14

This week, September 28th to be exact, would have been the late Trish Keenan's 46th birthday. Broadcast are a major influence of mine and to say I'm a "fan" doesn't even scratch the surface of what their music means to me. In this mix, check out the never-before released demo of Tender Buttons' "Tears in the Typing Pool".

Electric Youth :: Runaway :: Video

Check out the new video for Electric Youth's immersive single "Runaway", directed by Noel Paul. The band's debut full-length, Innerworld, is out now.

Dreamcrusher :: La Haine

Dreamcrusher's "La Haine" is brutal and overwhelming. Luwayne Glass creates a harsher and more painful array of distortion that builds from releases by pioneers Medicine and Astrobrite only there's just a hint of melody completely anchored by bass lines and throbbing drums. "La Haine" explodes from start to finish, but there's also a hypnotic lull that occurs during the first thirty seconds. It's a similar experience when listening to Medicine's "One More" for the first time -- you don't believe what you're hearing yet you know something grand is about to take place. In this case it's a colossal wave of noise.

Mr. Twin Sister :: In The House Of Yes

Out of the three tracks offered so far from Mr. Twin Sister's forthcoming, self-titled album ("Out of the Dark", "Blush", and now "In the House of Yes") I can say without hesitation that there's definitely a consistent theme of deep house and sweeping instrumentation in store for you. Think of this newly streaming track as a pole vault into much higher stratospheres compared to what the band were conveying on their debut album In Heaven, which was definitely fun and funky at times, but also not very memorable, at least in contrast to the magnetic future disco of "In the House of Yes". The layers of strings and elastic, almost synthetic, bass seem to intertwine and expand over Andrea Estella's perfect voice at just the right moments, whereas her vocals really dominated the band's previous work.

Not that Andrea isn't the most important component to this band, but Mr. Twin Sister don't sound like they're paying attention to themselves at all or even trying to focus on one specific dynamic as there are a multitude of layers to stare at. The production/mixing is sublime too, allowing the melodies to stick to every surface. I don't think I'm capable of understanding the listener who doesn't want to immediately add this track to a mix or DJ set.