Those disappointed by the absences of The Rapture this past weekend might be please to know that the new date set for The Rapture is Sept 6, 2011. On that day, the original Brooklyn disco-punks will release their third album, In The Grace of Your Love, their first since 2007′s Pieces of the People We Love. …MORE
“Admit it, deep inside you’ve always thought of BUSY P as Santa Claus to Ed Banger’s North Pole. And you knew DJ MEHDI was kind of the African cousin to the Whipping Father. Well, guess what? This winter they gathered their favourite newcomers, added a couple of old-timers, mixed them together and cooked the best holiday electronic dish. A brand new compilation of all fresh and unreleased music, down and up-tempo, love and dub-step, warm and cold-beats, and more international than Jesus. Just like the season.”
- Pedro Winter [http://busyp.coolcats.fr/2011/01/let-the-children-techno-4/]
Compilation CDs have had a rough couple of years. With MP3 mixes in abundance, it has seemed as if taking the time to properly curate (and license) a collection of songs is a losing proposition. That is, unless you’re ultra-hype French imprint Ed Banger, and your new mix, Let The Children Techno, has tons of new music by artists such as Flying Lotus, Busy P, Mr. Oizo, Cassius and more. You can stream the entire album, mixed by Busy P and DJ Mehdi, on MySpace. Just please don’t rip the tracks and try to play them out. Low quality streams are not meant for da club.
When we first heard the big breaks on Cassius‘ comeback single, “I Love You So,” we could already hear the inevitabel dubstep remixes that would pour in. But UK dubstep originator and one-third of Magnetic Men Skream dodges the obvious, instead going way back to his own formative years of happy hardcore and jungle music to craft this serious throwback remix, all frantic breaks and chipmunk diva wales. Hard to imagine, but people used to dance all night to beats this fast—with the record pitched up to +8.