From Holly Herndon's Movement, out now on RVNG Intl.
1) Buy The-Drum vs. SICH MANG remix/split cassette from Catholic Tapes right here, right now.
2) Grab a free, high-quality download here.
3) Listen to it LOUD, on the best possible speakers, with the bass turned up to 11.
4) Wait for your tape to arrive. When it does, repeat step three as often as possible.
Easily one of the craziest, coolest releases of the year. I’ve chosen to highlight SICH MANG’s “WHATUPXXX” because it’s Carmen Sandiego and we have to figure out where in the fucking world it is. Frenetic footwork from Chicago. Throbbing London bass. Eastern European accordions. Screwed Southern hip hop. Chipmunk’d vocals. The best of so many worlds, sped up, with bass that bangs beyond belief.
Physical Therapy – Record Sales (59 plays)
Swear on my life, I thought about New Jersey-based DJ/producer Physical Therapy last night. Not in the creepy personal way that might sound, but about his remix of Alicia Keys and how it will (literally) reverberate with me forever. I also thought about how a debut release was long overdue and wondered what label would finally bring his music to the physical world. Well, this morning I found out that the wait is almost over and that the lucky label is FACT Magazine’s best label of 2011 - Hippos In Tanks. Physical Therapy’s Safety Net EP is out June 19, 2012.
Fatima Al Qadiri – Corpcore (Kingdom Remix) (26 plays)
Kingdom, one of my absolute favorite producers of original material and remixes alike, gives Fatima Al Qadiri's “Corpcore” a faithful re-work with shuffling percussion and an atmospheric dropout around the 2:30 mark. The original Genre-Specific Xperience EP is a hauntingly beautiful piece of work that can still be had here.
Meadowlands – Pumpernickles (30 plays)
Hypermagic – Piffy On A Rock (20 plays)
Night Works – I Tried So Hard (Gold Panda Remix) (12 plays)
From Four Tet's Jupiters/Ocoras 12”, forthcoming on TEXT Records.
Purity Ring – Obedear (360 plays)