It’s a celebration, bitches. Not only is URB’s favorite NYC smang institution RINSED celebrating it’s third birthday, but it’s doing so by collaborating with one of the most important labels in underground music in recent times. RINSED will finally house the amazing talent-house/label/party/crew of Glasgow’s NUMBERS, who have poured out tunes from your favorite artists (Deadboy, Jamie xx, Rustie, SBTRKT, and so many more) for ten years. And if you think ten years of existence ain’t an accomplishment in this industry, you are fooling yourself. That’s a lot of fist-pumps, shouting, sweating, drinking and rough-housing to get through; and the best part is the braintrust of Numbers always keeps things interesting. Whether it be dropping Fleetwood Mac at a warehouse party or putting out a re-release of DJ Pierre, or breaking out the likes of Jessie Ware via a SBTRKT release, these dudes are always ahead of the game. With that said, we asked that very same braintrust to give us the anthems that truly represent the spirit of Numbers, sprawling between funk, techno, electro and so much more. Check out the track down below, as well as a link to tonight’s festivities at RINSED, post-jump.
Red Bull Music Academy brings forth another epic event to the forefront of New York City; this time taking over the formerly-abandoned grounds at Autumn Bowl. Not only have they picked an intriguing spot, but the lineup is nothing short of brilliant: with support coming from Eglo badman Floating Points and the headline set being shared by the likes of Jamie xx (no need to reference where he’s from) and living legend of the land, Four Tet. This exclusive event is also free to the public, and will take place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The address is up above and capacity is extremely, so get there early and enjoy. Check out some landmark tunes from the artists after the jump.
As with any major release nowadays, the number of remixes, both official and bootleg, can be overwhelming. So how does one decide which rework of a band as beloved as The XX is worth listening to? How about asking Jamie XX of the group itself, who debuted a remix of their current single, “Angels” done by Four Tet, whose recent remixes of indie luminaries such as Radiohead, Vampire Weekend and Battles (plus his own superb catalog of work) has made him one remixer you can certainly count on.
The remixes keep coming from the Radiohead camp. Having supplied an endless series of quality reworking, leading up to the release of TKOL1234567, Radiohead have decided to give up a few alternate mixes from Jamie XX, Nathan Fake and Anstam from the ones that appeared on the two-CD release. We can assume that this is the last of the collection, but who knows what else is in store.