Yet again, Unsound festival continues to impress, this time with a newly unveiled playlist hosted on HypeMachine which lets you play music from almost every artist scheduled to appear at the festival this year. The player, which you can see above or check out on the HypeMachine site, has 35 tracks (with more coming soon) from artists like Julia Holter, Hype Williams, Ital, Monolake, 2562, Sepalcure, Teeth, Throwing Snow, Nguzunguzu, Distal, and more. The festival kicks off on April the 18th and goes until the 22nd. For more details, click here. To see a poster for the festival, follow the jump.
What a year it’s been for Daniel Martin-McCormick, better know as the mind-warping producer, Ital. His sounds, informed by the sensibilites of disco, gospel and house, are not necessarily tied to one sort of “genre”. In fact, Ital’s audible identity is one that covers a world of dance music that might not even be occupied wholly by electronic music fans entirely. His releases on 100% Silk and Planet Mu expand from twisted dance epics to genre-defying amalgams, crossing borders without any regard to who’s listening. What’s most important with Ital’s music is the vibe; it’s reliant on mood, melody and energy, something that no matter what kind of music fan you are, you can appreciate in its entirety. To commemorate the release of Hive Mind of Planet Mu, Ital has graced URB with an exclusive mix of tunes he’s bought on-tour. In addition to that, he’s given us a lengthy interview to accompany it. Check out the mix, tracklist and chat after the jump.
Here at URB we’re very lucky to be acquainted with the new artists we’re most excited about, and sometimes we like to live vicariously through them while they’re trailblazing and playing shows around the world. Young American producer Ital, real name Daniel Martin-McCormick, is one such artist. His album Hive Mind is due out on March the 6th in the US on trendsetting label Planet Mu and is already garnering all sorts of critical praise. He has appearances upcoming at Unsound Festival in New York both solo and in a duo with Maria Minerva, and has just started out on his first-ever world tour. He brought his camera along on his cross-continental journey, and we’re excited to share with you the first installment of Ital’s tour diary. Follow the jump for his account of people, places, things and of course, all the food he’s encountered so far.