The young label Night Slugs has been on a tear lately, with a successful first release highlighting Mosca (along with a string of fantastic remixes) and an upcoming release from Canadian smash-master Egyptrixx that will shake your brain into bass oblivion. However, this is only the beginning for the bubbling hot label, as co-owner Alex Sushon (better known by his production/DJ alias Bok Bok) is ready to unleash upcoming Slugs dubs on this exclusive mix for URB. Along with vocal reminders from MC Jammer, Bok Bok guides us through a maddening and rhythmically fruitful journey between cracking synth lines and hypnotic drum patterns in a mix that’s sure to break your speakers. Thank him when it’s over. Bok Bok will also be embarking on a North American tour and coming to a town near you. Dates, tracklist …
Released by Tru Thoughts
Currently based out of the Cali, Colombia, Will Holland, also known by his DJ name, Quantic, is once again back from the workshop to present us with his new work, a return back to Colombia’s local stylings with Dog With a Rope under the already-familiar Latin side project Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno. Having become inspired by the rhythms of Colombia and Latinoamérica as a rhythmic whole, Holland has crafted an innovative project that builds from the exotic offerings on 2008’s Death of the Revolution. Sensual and dynamic Latin rhythms ...
Released by Ninja Tune
Bonobo, also known as DJ and producer Simon Green, is back with the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2009 release Live at Koko with a new record, Black Sands. With already an impressive body of work with the full-lengths Animal Magic, Dial 'M' For Monkey, Days to Come, in addition to countless EPs and single releases (my personal favorite being the Scuba EP), Simon Green has kept busy by growing and innovating beyond his previous work of years past. His compositional technique, rivaling some of the work put out by DJ Shadow (see Endtroducing), labelmates Amon Tobin and Blockhead (see Music By Cavelight), Madlib, and Guillermo Scott-Herren (also known as Prefuse 73) illustrates a nuanced meeting point for the inspired fusing of Green’s varied melodious interests.
Released by Domino
Kieran Hebden has been hailed as the thinking man's electronic producer for years now. Presiding over experimental electronic music for about ten years, Hebden's work under the alias of Four Tet has always provided something introspective and irregular, starting with Dialogue, released in the late '90s, and progressing throughout the years up until 2008's Ringer. Hebden has also done some work with live instrumentalists under his own name, the most well-known collaboration being with legendary drummer Steve Reid. Since then, Hebden laid low, only releasing a small pressing of a beloved collaboration with former schoolmate Burial, the shady vinyl masterpiece that was 2009's two-track release, Moth/Wolf Cub. But with a residency at London club staple Plastic People, Hebden began implementing more of a dancefloor influence on his tunes, in his own way of course. With the release of this new album, There Is Love In You, he's shown his versatility in dancefloor culture while remaining true to his own soundscapes. The result of this new venture may be the most satisfying Four Tet experience since 2003's release of Rounds.