Category Archives: Electronic

Kid Koala & Trixie Whitley Meet Again For Hera’s Song & Video For Lost At Sea

 

Kid Koala and Trixie Whitley share another collaboration from Koala’s Music To Draw To Io: with the single “Hera’s Song.” The sparse dystopian track features Whitley’s forlorn vocals, a controlled cacophony and then silence. According to Koala, the ambient sounds of the new album are intended to give the listener room to hear their own ideas. There is also a video for “Lost At Sea” that also pushes the idea of self-reflection for the listener. Music To Draw To: Io officially comes out January 25th. 

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Toro y Moi Releases Outer Peace (Album Stream)

Toro y Moi’s Outer Peace came out two days ago and the album’s quirky funk designs offers warm relaxation especially for the fans currently experiencing winter. It is his sixth studio album and there are moments when the sound strays from funk and enters pop and even a exposes a little bit of trap’s influence. Moi said the title references the idea that peace is usually within but much harder to have on the outside. Toro y Moi tour dates resume Wednesday night in Houston. 

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NUEX: Billie Official Video

NUEX dropped the video for “Billie” today and it is a black and white production with a nostalgic feeling. Partners Camille and Teddy hang out in a dark basement as she sings about being a celebrity from the past as they share champagne. A birthday cake with five candles for “Billie” is on the table with and balloons little the floor. NUEX’s video manages to convey the same kind of intense emotion as the audio. The song is a look at the world of celebrity and the reference is to the late jazz singer Billie Holiday. They try to tap into Holiday’s suffering as a drug addict and an artist who sought the spotlight right up until her death handcuffed in a hospital bed. NUEX released their Affectus EP earlier this year in the spring. Read the interview with NUEX.  

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Watch: Jeff Mills Talk About The Roland TR-909

Watch Jeff Mills talk about Roland’s TR-909 drum machine and how he became acquainted with it. He plays with the machine and gives his insight into the future of electronic music. The tireless techno legend is touring as always and last year the Detroit native received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Minister of Culture Jack Lang. The video for the TR-909 is in conjunction with 909 Day (September 9th) and the full interview with Mills can be read over at Mixmag

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Moogfest 2018 (Photos)

Waajeed Photo Credit: Meg Cowan Courtesy of Moogfest

The annual Moogfest took place this past weekend in Durham, North Carolina. Every year synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog is celebrated with a series of performances and installations. Shabazz Palaces, Waajeed, Pete Rock, Kelela, Sassy Black,  and Jamila Woods were among the artists who gave performances. To find out about next year’s Moogfest go here

 

Waajeed Photo Credit: Gus Demarco Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Waajeed Photo Credit: Dennis Szerszen Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Jamila Woods Photo Credit: Brett Villena Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Jamila Woods Photo Credit: Brett Villena Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Jamila Woods Photo Credit: Meg Cowan Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Kelela Photo Credit: Brett Villena Courtesy of Moogfest

 

 

Kelela Photo Credit: Brett Villena Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Kelela Photo Credit: Brian Livingstone Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Pete Rock Photo Credit: Jake Thomas Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Pete Rock Photo Credit: Jake Thomas Courtesy of Moogfest

 

KRS-One Photo Credit: Brian Livingstone Courtesy of Moogfest

 

KRS-One Photo Credit: Brian Livingstone Courtesy of Moogfest

 

KRS-One Photo Credit: Brian Livingstone Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Shabazz Palaces Photo Credit: Carlos Gonzalez Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Shabazz Palaces Photo Credit: Carlos Gonzalez Courtesy of Moogfest

 

Shabazz Palaces Photo Credit: Carlos Gonzalez Courtesy of Moogfest

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