Two of my favorite producers just put out brand new sets. I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of Eprom who’s known for bringing the monster bass. Sharps, on the hand has the wobble down like it’s second nature. I encourage you to give both a listen.
A number of DJs and producers featured on Glitch.CZ such as Matoa, tvprodukt, Denoir, Claviq, and Zlatomil performed at FreezeFest this weekend. The festival took place in Milovice, an abandoned military base. I had the pleasure to run around the area a number of years ago and it’s totally out of this world. There’s an entire town with police station, apartment buildings, school, movie theater and all. Everything has been abandoned on the spot. It really looks like something out of a post-apocalyptic movie.
Freeze Fest seemed to slip under my radar but I’m going to make it up to you. For starters, here’s Zlatomil‘s beautiful set from the festival. Enjoy the clicks and jitters my friends.
Good Peoples present a one-off party from one of the hottest UK labels
One of the world’s leading young crews fusing hip hop and new electronic club music is coming to NYC for a rare LuckyMe party including their a-list starting line-up of Hudson Mohawke & Rustie (Warp Records) djing back 2 back with support from Mike Slott, The Blessings and some of the most exciting new producers and djs travelling from around the world to meet… here in Chinatown for one night only.
These guys also have a reputation for art directing some of the best new music videos, clothing and sleeves so you know this is gonna look good. Simply, they ain’t here often so get here early to guarantee entry. And pack a smile.
Sugarpill‘s Flow Goggles EP has been on my list of music to be reviewed for a few weeks now. Released on Mochipet’s Daly City Records at the end of August, Flow Goggles is evidence of this rising producer’s continual growth. Sure, I could go into superlatives about the “hottest EP of the summer” and the “latest must have tracks” but that’s not necessarily what Flow Goggles is about. This is Sugarpill flexing his musical muscles after years of practice. And it’s not all about production or brute balls to the wall bass but about the search for one’s own sound within glitch hop, a genre of music that prides itself in its ability to elude description.
One of the hardest tasks for an electronic musician is to establish a sound of his own. A sound that encapsulates a unique energy and produces almost instantaneous recognition. Flow Goggles is not that album, but it’s certainly a step in that direction. The prominent use of acapellas that were hallmark of Sugarpill’s previous releases and DJ sets play a much less prominent role. The vocal samples that are present, are so spliced and affected that they can barely be identified. And that’s a good thing. The vocals have become an instrument that Sugarpill wields rather than just a hook for the audience to get off on.
All this leaves more room for Sugarpill to display his compositional skills which are reaching maturity. His greatest strength being his ability to marry the unpredictability and complexity of IDM with the glitches and bass of the West Coast sound, without losing a catchy and heartfelt pop aesthetic. With the release of Flow Goggles, Sugarpill leaves the shallow waters behind and begins to float towards the deep end. And we can’t wait to hear more when he gets there.
It’s been New York City’s hottest summer on record and I know many of you are praying for a little rain. Well, Glitch.CZ and +verb are ready to deliver. This exclusive track comes to you directly from +verb himself. He’s another prolific producer that I highly recommend following on soundcloud. This guy puts out new music at an unbelievable pace, often bluring the lines between dubstep, glitch, hip-hop, electro, heavy bass, and other genres. And he’s been supported by Starkey, Dev79, Slugabed, Mimosa, Dave Seied, ill Cosby, Sugarpill, and Ana Sia, just to name a few.
His track Tab That Here is available on Addictech.