Monday, June 17, 2013

monday moods: abdulla rashim live at berghain

it's been a while, but now it's time for some fresh monday moods... today, abdulla rashim graciously shared a free stream of this, a recording of his live set at berlin's berghain back in march. you'll probably recognize some familiar 'older' material, as well as his fantastic new remix for polar inertia that just saw release on the very nice paris-based label DEMENT3D. get to it:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

this thursday: faltyDL and bill kouligas at chicago's pritzker pavilion

it's almost summer here in chicago, which means tons of street festivals and free public concerts in the coming months, and which usually means at least a few must-see shows at the magnificent jay pritzker pavilion in millennium park.

this year there sadly appears to be less electronic music offerings than usual, even by the slim standards of previous years - which makes the notable events even more notable. keep in mind the loops and variations series, which starts off with a bang this thursday night, thanks to two well-regarded out-of-towners, each with their own flair for adventure: ninja tune and planet mu's faltyDL is likely to offer up some soulful stuff with heavy hints of garage and techno, while bill kouligas, owner of berlin's acclaimed PAN imprint, might move a bit farther into more abstract environs. (click here and there for some sounds from each artist, respectively.)

the show will start at 630pm and presumably run until 9pm or so. graciously, venue rules allow visitors to bring their own food and drink - yes, you can bring alcohol - and picnic gear, so be sure to come adequately prepared. the pritzker pavilion is one of my favorite places in the city, and this is one of the venue's most forward-thinking electronic music lineups this summer, so i'm pretty excited. see you there!

Friday, June 7, 2013

friday funk: see a weird new video for rossella's "phytoplankton" remix

time for friday funk! which today takes the form of a new video for a remix from rossella.

originally released back in 2011, rossella's reinterpretation was one of three for an original track from electric indigo and irradiation called phytoplankton; dasha rush and jennifer cardini completed the ladies-only digital EP. and now, we have this very strange visual accompaniment to rossella's charmingly spooky, syncopated effort. watch and listen:

... and if you seek some more sounds for your afternoon/evening, go tune in to rossella's wonderful anatomy mix from last year. happy friday!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

try out the new LP from ZEITGEBER

quite graciously, the stroboscopic artefacts crew is offering up a full soundcloud stream of the full-length album from zeitgeber, AKA speedy j and lucy, which is officially due for release next week. glitchy, experimental soundscapes abound, along with a few expansive techno constructs... check it out below.