The legend that is John Digweed is prepping yet another mix of his live legacy with the forthcoming release of his newest CD/4xLP; Live In Slovenia. Simply put, Digweed recorded a tantalizing set in the city of Izola and is sharing with fanatics and newcomers worldwide. What’s interesting about the mix isn’t the volume of if all, but the actual balance that Digweed displays; pairing a lot of the tunes and artists you’d think he’d play (Booka Shade, The Chemical Brothers, Josh Wink, etc.) with producers who have just made their mark or even more so, on the up-and up (Boys Noize, Deetron, George FitzGerald). Surely worth an in-depth listen, Live In Slovenia is a journey that takes you through the mind of a mixing veteran who’s dipping his toes into unforeseen territory and opening the ears of eager fanatics who are willing to listen. John Digweed will be coming to a tour near you for a very limited run of tour dates near the summer. Check out the tracklist for the mix, as well as the tour dates, post-jump.
Seattle’s sonic journey returns once again this coming September; as the first 60 acts of Decibel Festival 2012 are officially announced. This year’s focus is not just on the underground producers of today’s electronic world, but a slight focus bestowed upon pop and alternative acts, such as Canadian pop sensation Dragonette, the hauntingly epic Ariel Pink, or Kimbra, whose feature on a certain #1 tune has been rotating radio, YouTube and every coffee shop around the States. Along with that are notable acts such as: Actress (Honest Jon’s), Andy Stott (Modern Love), Carl Craig (Planet E), Kuedo (Planet Mu), Nina Kraviz (Rekids), Terrence Parker and many more. Check out the rest of the sixty acts lined up for Decibel as well as where the festival will take place after the jump.
It looks like we might be waiting a minute for that new album Hercules and Love Affair recently promised. In the mean time, those lucky sonsofguns over at XLR8R are streaming the debut track by H&LA leader Andy Butler and SF-via-Detroit house DJ Jason Kendig, whose residency at my old Motor City nightclub taught me the true dance floor power of New Order’s “Bizarre Love Trangle.”
The track marks the debut release on the pair’s Mr. Intl (that’s Mister International to you) label. You can grab it along with remixes from Kink and Deetron next week.