The UK’s enigmatic producer Burial follows up on his November release with another single, Temple Sleeper, this time on Keysound Recordings. His latest tense, brooding soundscape serves as his return to Keysound after taking an eight-year leave that dates back to his remix of Blackdown’s Crackle Blues, originally released in 2006 and [...]
The always enigmatic Burial is back with his first release since 2013’s Rival Dealer EP in Lambeth, a previously unreleased track that is as haunting as it is beautiful. Lambeth is the opener on part four of London label Hyperdub’s 10-year anniversary compliation series, and it’s a powerfully poignant and moody production that features [...]
The title track from Burial’s last EP, Rival Dealer, is one of the most cinematic tracks this UK garage producer has ever made. Clocking in at just over 10 minutes, it feels like a veritable garage opera, with distinct sections and voiceovers to fill the role of the characters. There’s an atmospheric prologue, an action-packed beginning, [...]
Further chipping away at his anonymity, Burial has given fans some pretty convincing evidence that he is, in fact, just some guy named Will Bevan, and not the secret pseudonym of Four Tet, as the oft-repeated rumor hypothesizes. The enigmatic London producer posted a thank-you message to supporters in his corner of the Hyperdub website, [...]
Burial is set to release his new EP on December 16 via Hyperdub, but today, the label put up the entirety of the EP, Rival Dealer, on its YouTube channel. The EP has three tracks, two of which, in typical Burial-fashion, are exceptionally lengthy: Rival Dealer (10:47), Hiders (4:43), and Come Down to Us (13:08) You can pre-order the [...]
According to a number of hip, reliable sources (Pitchfork, RA, et al.), Burial will be releasing a three-track EP on Hyperdub Dec. 16–which is, of course, very exciting news for garage heads, hipsters, and all-around fans of weird music. Reports say the release is a whopping 28 minutes long. The album will be Burial’s first release since [...]
Casual EDM fans be forewarned–the tracks you’re about to listen might shock, confuse and amaze you. I’m of course referring to the album AMOK, by Thom Yorke-fronted supergroup Atoms For Peace, which comes out February 24th on XL Recordings. The 9-track debut is a blistering whirlwind of intelligent dance music; a tantalizing ride of [...]
The Top 15 Garage & Techno Tracks Of 2012
Dec 16 2012
2012 was a year of fusion. Genre lines were blended more than ever as the UK influence pervaded house and techno scenes. Early ’90s garage made a comeback, lo-fi became sound du jour, and bass music further challenged the notion of a traditional DJ set. Check out LessThan3’s fifteen best garage, techno, and UK-inspired sounds of 2012.
After nearly fifteen years on the west coast, Insomniac’s signature EDM festival, the Electric Daisy Carnival, took to the MetLife Stadium in New York (err… New Jersey), proving that the annual success of Electric Zoo is much more than a fluke in the east coast’s rising EDM scene. The Grade-A events company really went to great lengths [...]
If you’re a follower of my posts, then you already know my love for downtempo techno and electronica. Today’s entry comes in the form of two great remixes from Dutch producer Drvg Cvltvre. The man seems to share a taste in music similar to mine, so you know I couldn’t wait to post about his work. Drvg Cvltvre’s rework of Nova by Burial [...]
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