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 [...]
Top 5 Moments of Decibel Festival
Oct 06 2014
Seattle’s Decibel Festival is an impressive five-night dance music marathon, run almost entirely by dedicated volunteers and fueled by a genuine love for electronic music (and a whole lot of Red Bull). In its 11-year history, Decibel has earned a reputation as one of the best electronic music festivals in the United States and is [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
Kuedo’s Severant was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2011, meshing cutting-edge sonics with a penchant for ’80s throwback synths and vintage ambient atmospheres. Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space is the eagerly awaited postscript, and it sees Kuedo plunging headlong into a chaotic whirlpool of interstellar arpeggios [...]
Rinse FM has long been one of London’s most essential underground stations, and as a former host of their Grimey Breakfast Show, Leon Smart knows the UK bass scene like the back of his hand. On the back of a string of well-received 12″s under the alias Scratcha DVA, he drops his first LP Pretty Ugly operating simply as DVA . A couple of [...]
Few individuals can claim to have been of such crucial importance to 21st century music as William Bevan, better known as the inimitable and enigmatic Burial. His sophomore album Untrue was named Album of the Decade by multiple publications, and earned the producer a Mercury Prize nomination despite his remaining anonymous until months [...]
Merissa Campbell had a head start. Growing up in London with two musician parents who recorded in their own studio meant that she could DJ by the time she was seven. By the time she left school she was teaching music technology to grown men, and for a time was even rapping for producer Fingaprint. Now it’s 2011 and she’s taking the world [...]
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