You may have seen the visual works of Tom Scholefield on the sleeves and videos from the camps of LuckyMe, Warp, Underground Resistance and Hyperdub; but through his sonic output as Konx-Om-Pax, you actually get to hear the inner-workings of an enduring and multi-faceted artist. His debut LP on Planet Mu, Regional Surrealism, drew praise from the worlds of the underground and the experimental simultaneously; as the record was a thorough journey into constantly stimulating soundscapes, which this writer mirrors to the works of Vangelis and Milieu. Rich with textures and full of sensitized structures, Konx-Om-Pax displays how freely his music flows by mirroring his ever-expansive visual arts style. We’re honored to have him grace out with a contribution to our SURROUNDINGS feature, as he takes us on a pretty concise tour of his favorite Glaswegian spots, with a slight detour to Greenpoint to a legendary Brooklyn record shop. Check it out after the jump.
When people think of Drums Of Death, they think of his amazing live shows and his work with artists like Peaches and Mumdance. They are at times keen to forget this is a guy who grew up around some of the best electronic music of all-time. Returning to the roots that shaped him, Drums Of Death is keen on bringing the focus back to house and techno-minded rhythms, as evident by the exclusive track URB premiered a while back. He continues to do so by giving us this week’s URB podcast, which includes current and classic. With tunes from Cosmin TRG, Skudge, Plastikman and Underground Resistance on this mix, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Tracklist and download after the jump.
If you’re wondering why we’re jocking this whole Dirtbombs-do-techno thing, it’s simple—I’m from Detroit and this shit is dope. Following the Ectomorph remix of The DBs cover of the Underground Resistance classic “Jaguar,” we now have the full remix EP for streaming or download from Scion. Omar S hands over a marching version of A Number of Names’ “Sharevari,” arguably the first techno record, while Kyle Hall turns Carl Craig‘s breakbeat classic “Bugs In The Bassbin” into a mutant shuffle that you’d have to be seriously corrupted to dance to.