Newly signed to Alpha Pup Records, dream pop sample smith, Giraffage has graced our ears with his new release, entitled Needs.
Having been first introduced to SF based Giraffage (aka Charlie Yin) through his other project Robot Science and his most recent collab with fellow producer XXYYXX, he has consistently shown a deft hand at finessing otherworldly sample progressions over well articulated drums. His newest release once again delivers the goods — sticking to the tried and true recipe that has proven him to be a top chef in the production game. Needs has more than a few pieces that are destined to end up on weekend soundtracks or daily listening playlists the world over. Check it for yourself after the break…
Good things happen in bunches, apparently; not only is Mary Anne Hobbs coming back to radio on the illustrious Xfm (during primetime on Saturdays starting in July), but she’s going on tour and taking URB along for the journey. Traveling across the continent for “The Road Warrior Tour”, Mary Anne doesn’t go solo for the entire ride; she’s got a rich cast of characters joining her out on her North American adventure. More info on the artists, tour diary, and where she’s playing after the jump.
We’re pretty regular attendees of LA’s Low End Theory, and there’s never a slow night. But Kraddy‘s release party had those walls straight swelling outward for the Glitch Mob founder. Kraddy has a remix EP out today. Here’s a taste, the Heavyweight Dub Champion remix of “Labyrinth.” Just make sure you’re in a sturdy enclosure before pressing play.
Kraddy :: “Into the Labyrinth (Heavyweight Dub Champion Re-Dub)”
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Apparently not content with being the quiet guy with the MPC in the back of massive new UK group The XX, Jamie Smith (Jamie XX to the bloggers of the world) has been coming out strong as of late. First with his solo release, “Far Nearer” and now with this excellent remix of Los Angeles beat scene soldier Nosaj Thing. The remix is part of a package of reworkings from last year’s Nosaj album on Alpha Pup, Drift, and will also feature versions of songs from Dntel, Teebs and Jon Hopkins.
Nosaj Thing – “Fog” (Jamie XX Remix)