Whenever Armin Van Buuren graces a city with his inimitable sound, it’s cause for big celebration! The party doesn’t have to end in Philadelphia at 11pm on Friday, May 10, 2013. Join us at Red Sky for an unforgettable night of electronic music with Stereoshock, Bass Control and Ronin.
While the countdown continues for Jarell Perry’s full length debut, Simple Things, to be released on March 18th, he is offering up another taste of his album. The track, First Time, features Seattle based up-and-comer, Nacho Picasso, Duck Down Alum, Torae, and Bay-Area battle rapper Locksmith, musing on the trappings of ‘young love.’
Between the 808 playing with the almost ‘ethereal’ atmosphere laid out, the contrast between Jarell’s croonings and the verses dropped in by the accompanying rappers give the track more depth through subsequent listens. If the mission was to help round out Perry’s musical profile and personality to give you a better glimpse of what you may expect on the forthcoming album, then mission accomplished.
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In our inaugural WTF column, we’ll be featuring news and downloads from notable acts that may have passed under the radar, but is in definite need of some attention. Our first column opens with some WTF news via The Strokes…
The Strokes, never ones to rest on their collective laurels, have announced the title and release date of their forthcoming album. ’Comedown Machine’ is slated for US release on 26 March and UK release on 25 March with international dates to be announced later. The first official single, ‘all the time’ is slated for release on 19 February; however, in commemoration of their album announcement, they have posted a free song from the album that is available for download for a limited time.
‘One Way Trigger’, offered for free via their official …
The cross-continental production duo of Travis Stewart and Praveen Sharma are once again heading off to another country to smash it, with love, of course. Fresh off a buzzed-about performance at Unsound Festival 2011 in Krakow, Poland, Sepalcure are ready to crush it south of the border this time around. The twosome will be performing at Mutek_MX (Mexico), an event coordinated by Sony as well as the organizers of Mutek Festival, held annually in Montreal. In addition to that, this will be the first time the duo will be doing a live A/V set, accompanied by the visuals of Sougwen Chung, who has done art for all the Sepalcure releases to date. The duo will check in with URB occasionally, as they’re providing us with an exclusive tour diary. The diary will ultimately lead to their live A/V set in New York (tickets can be bough here), accompanied by Warp’s Africa Hitech doing an exclusive and rare set in the States.
So to celebrate all these great things happening to one of our favorite acts at the moment, Sepalcure is giving everyone on the internet a free download. Check out the link to “I’m Alright” after the jump.
This soon to wed duo of Sofía Córdova and Matthew Kirkland bring a latin accent to the electro pop on their self-titled debut set for release in two weeks on Austin’s Young Cubs label. They’ve got plenty of energetic and aggressive beats and lyrics in store, but ahead of that release, Chucha Santamaria Y Usted are offering the track “Bright Young Light Pt. 2″ as a sample. It’s gliding intensity is descriptive of the album, but the track is mostly an example of Córdova and Kirkland at their most restrained.