In the second in Daft Punk‘s Collaborators Series leading up to the release of their album, Random Access Memories, New Jersey house legend Todd Edwards talks about moving to LA to work with the robots on the new album, and then never going home again. He also gets into some real specifics of the production process and we even get a little peak inside the studio where the new album was recorded.
The sonic constructs that exist between the minds of Hiawatha (Egyptrixx’s David Psutka and Thrush Hermit’s Ian McGettigan) are a murky and psychotropic, like a black stream that starts to evaporate upon human contact. It’s that kind of vibe that surrounds their debut LP, Language with an aura that’s insatiably relevant to the change of seasons and the fast-approaching nights of winter. We here at URB couldn’t think of a better way to let people into their music via our Surroundings feature, where we get an inside look into the spaces and places of inspiration that brought together what came to be for the artists we spotlight. On this edition, we are taken through three primary cities in different countries, all exhibiting the process of what brought inspiration to the sounds of Hiawatha. Check out what David (Egyptrixx) had to say, post-jump.
Blu & Exile will be doing a live in-store performance at Stussy’s Los Angeles store this Saturday, September 1st. The event is all ages and free. Stussy linked with Blu & Ex for a limited edition t-shirt to accompany their September 4th album release of “Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them.” The shirts will be on sale and you can also purchase the album a few days prior to the official release.
Any noticeable indie concertgoer has seen Toko Yasuda around and about; touring with the likes of Blonde Redhead, Enon and most recently, St. Vincent. But its her work under the guise of PLVS VLTRA that will astound you in a brand-new perspective. Her album, Parthenon (now available on Spectrum Spools), is a ridiculously amazing collection of pop works in a unequivocally eccentric fashion. Taking her cues from her touring mates as well as collaborators Danny Ray Thompson (Sun Ra Arkestra) and John Schmersal (Enon), Yasuda creates a vivid landscape with her intrinsic imagination. So, it made perfect sense when we asked the gal behind PLVS VLTRA to contribute to our Surroundings feature with her favorite spots in Philly, NYC and her current home, Los Angeles. Check out the piece as well a free download to her track, “Flowers To Bees”, after the jump.