The Presets will sweep across the US and Canada this October/November, as part of IHEARTCOMIX's Check Yo Ponytail Tour. The duo will headline the travelling show with their new live show, supported by idiosyncratic MCs Le1f and Antwon, electropop newcomer Chela and DJ Franki Chan. Find the full dates below. Tickets for each of the 16 shows are available here.
Curated by Stefan Pietsch and Jason Evans, This Long Century invites an odd mixture of artists, authors, filmmakers, musicians and counterculture icons to share their highly personal ponderings, visions, influences and memories to an ever growing archive, as if no one was watching.
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood breaks down the context of her AW09/10 Gold Label collection, while Norwegian photographer Torbjørn Rødland captions a childhood photograph and Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance digs out the pure formative work that led to her debut exhibition. Other participants include artist Ricky Swallow, Einstürzende Neubauten's Blixa Bergeld, Berlin-Paris fashion house Bless and documentarian Les Blank.
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Bummer. Sonic purveyors Darkside have announced on social media that they're "coming to an end, for now", but not before Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington fortified their legacy by sharing two unreleased tracks from the 'Psychic' sessions, one aptly titled 'Gone Too Soon'. Sample them below, before both tracks are available on the forthcoming Other People compilation 'Work'. Darkside will play their last show in Brooklyn on September 12.
While sensual electronic-pop auteur Dan Bodan hasn't been chasing the limelight, the conceptual art graduate has been continuously releasing remarkably individual material. From the heart throbbing croon of Aaron to Hunger Games' lucid jungle, we've been wanting to get to know more and more. With his second album quickly approaching on DFA, we dialled him up to discuss living in Berlin, working with others and totally nailing his visual aesthetic. Cue the incredible playlist.
When we last riffed about Vancouver label Mood Hut, we never expected they'd raise the bar even higher with this street soul hit of the summer. With its inconspicuous vocal and sophisticated cyclical groove, Jack J doesn't over think it. "Absolutely spiritual". Put on some shades and walk the dog down to Mister Softee. Today is a good day.
Surely by now you've seen Movement's too-sexy-for-youtube 'Ivory' video, a surreal exploration of a young couple's out-of-body sexual experience. This fitting visual accompaniment to the band's arousing sound was directed by French duo Fleur & Manu, whose unparalleled videography includes clips for Gesafelstein, M83, Lykke Li and our own Bag Raiders. Two of the most progressive filmmakers in the game, we asked them to contribute five youtube clips that they've encountered in their research. A twisted sense of humour.
Last week Club Mod teased Astre, the first taste of their newly relaunched label from under the radar UK talent Sharooz. The single has now been put under the head nodding trance of New York house/techno mainstay Marcos Cabral, a L.I.E.S. recording artist and former Runaway member. The Sharooz EP is out August 18 (preorder now). DO NOT operate heavy machinery while listening.
Rhode Island producer The Range really won us over with last year's album Nonfiction, a dense tapestry of breakbeat, ethereal tones and rogue youtube samples which launched the globetrotter's fruitful career. He's tackled this high impact modcast head first, meshing a variety of bass orientated music, r&b and slacker indie, bookended by lucid dream passages. Ahead of playing PS1 and Hopscotch Music Festival (full dates below), we spoke to James Hinton about his artistic practice, observing Jon Hopkins in action and which youtube clips he wouldn't dare sample.
It's open season for budding producers to remix Bag Raiders' latest club single 'Nairobi' after the band blasted this invitation:
We're throwing up the parts for 'Nairobi' on Soundcloud for anyone out there who wants to have a stab at a remix, steal our drums, whatever. Sharing is caring!! Love, Bag Raiders xxx
'Nairobi' is the lead cut of their latest Club EP, featuring two dancefloor bound originals and remixes by Zombie Disco Squad and Roland Tings. It's now available worldwide through Modular via iTunes and all good digital retailers.
Perks and Mini do the world a favour by uploading their series of under the counter mix CDs to soundcloud. Recruiting the likes of 2ManyDJs, discretely billed as The Dee Wees, The Boredoms' Yamantaka Eye, Secret Circuit and Thomas Bullock of Rub N Tug, they have never been commercially available, traded like the underground currency amongst the inner sanctum. Sample 'Spa'z The Place' below, the slomo journey of unidentified objects pieced together by label head Jerky Perks and The Dee Wees, and explore more here.
Virgin Mobil Corona Theatre, Montreal, OC, USA
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Metro, Chicago, IL, USA
First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO, USA
In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
The Showbox, Seattle, WA, USA
Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR, USA
The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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