Tag Archive: Techno

Diggin’ This: Theo Parrish ft Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss, Paul Bender from Hiatus Kaiyote – “What You Gonna Ask For” (Theo’s Mix) (Sound Signature)

  It’s August 20th, but summer is still in full effect.        Featuring Lori on vocal duties, Rhythm Section’s Silent Jay on saxophone, and Simon Mavin, Paul Bender, and Perrin Moss from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Clark – “Mirage Trooper” (Free Download)

  Transitioning between uptempo jungle riddims and militant low-end hip-hop drums, UK producer and Warp Records signee Clark‘s new single, “Mirage Trooper,” is a speaker-rattling cloud of bass.       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Audion – “Destroyer”

  Matthew Dear’s Audion alias makes a welcome return.       Mightily digging this hypnotic, serrated whirl of centrifugal techno with a riff reminiscent of Underworld’s “Cowgirl.”   Track of the day.   Audion… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Velvit ft Steve Spacek – “No Excuses”

  Velvit is the new pseudonym of Darren White, better known as drum ‘n’ bass producer dBridge and label boss of Exit Records.       His brand new track “No Excuses” features the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons ft Moses Sumney – “Vermillion”

  This new one from Damian Lazarus and the Ancient Moons featuring the vocals of Moses Sumney is making my Monday all kinds of brilliant.       The low-end on those drums… Continue reading

Moleskin – “Turnt On”

  Sounding like Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 after nineteen cups of coffee, “Turnt On” by London producer Moleskin joyfully pummels your head into nodding and your limbs into wildly flailing.      … Continue reading

Grenier Meets Archie Pelago – “Phosphorent”

  Brooklyn trio Archie Pelago create lush, bass-bouncing, live instrumental electronic music with drum machines, cellos, trumpets, and saxophones.       Their track “Avocado Roller” was number 25 in my Top 100… Continue reading

Theo Parrish – “Footwork” (Official Video)

  The subtle genius of Theo Parrish.   Ever since first hearing his track “Twin Cities” on Gilles Peterson’s BBC radio show back way back when, I’ve been hooked on his hypnotic audio… Continue reading

Klaxons – “Love Frequency” (Tom Rowlands Remix)

  Chemical Brother Tom Rowlands turns in a stellar, 3am warehouse party remix of the Klaxons‘ new song “Love Frequency” with a bassline that sounds like an iron ping-pong ball bouncing squarely in… Continue reading

Kiasmos – “Looped”

  Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen are two Icelandic friends who like to make driving, classically-inspired, minimalist techno.       Kiasmos – “Looped”         Listen to more from Kiasmos… Continue reading

Rondenion – “Bialowieza”

Minimal, exquisite tech-house from Japan’s Rondenion aka Hirofumi Goto with a beat that sounds like it was made entirely from bubbles and baby elephant tusks.   Rondenion – “Bialowieza”     Rondenion‘s Soul… Continue reading

Karl Hyde – “Cut Clouds” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Sounds like Underworld‘s Karl Hyde has been listening to way too much Bon Iver. Nary a techno thump is to be found on his debut solo track, “Cut Clouds.”   Karl Hyde –… Continue reading

Dave Aju – “Homegrown”

If you use unorthodox instruments to build your kicks and snares, it’s only a matter of time before king-of-the-oddly-sourced-beats (banging on pipes under the kitchen sink in a 4/4 rhythm, anyone?) Matthew Herbert… Continue reading

Andrew Ashong & Theo Parrish – “Flowers”

  End of summer tune.   London-via-Ghana musician Andrew Ashong teams up with Detroit techno svengali Theo Parrish to create nine minutes of rattling, soul-infused, slow house.       Andrew Ashong &… Continue reading

Beat Generation – Article on Seattle’s Annual Decibel Festival of Electronic Music Written by Dan Digs for City Arts Magazine

I wrote about Seattle’s annual electronic music extravaganza Decibel Festival for this month’s issue of City Arts magazine. You can read the story here. At its heart, this newness is what Decibel is… Continue reading

Happa – “Freak”

Happa aka Half a Persian is otherwise known as Samir Alikhanizadeh: a 15-year old bass music producer from Leeds, UK.     Happa – “Freak”   He’s also put together a very good guest mix… Continue reading

Underworld Appointed Music Directors of the Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Give Away Album “A Hundred Days Off” in Celebration (Free MP3 Download)

How cool is it that Underworld have just been appointed Music Directors of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony?   In celebration of a hundred days to go until the event, top gents… Continue reading