It’s a little unfair to post just a single track from DJ Python’s impeccable album Mas Amable, as it really needs to be listened to in its entirety to do it justice. Mas Amable plays out at a single tempo with seamless (and lengthy) transitions between the individual tracks, employing broken rhythms and hushed tones to create an atmosphere that’s both hypnotic and otherworldly. It’s really special, and reminds me of that incredible Voices From The Lake album from a few years back. ADSMSDP is an 11-minute epic that probably best represents the album as a whole, but I’d definitely recommend committing to the entire thing.
DJ Healer (aka Traumprinz, DJ Metatron and various others) just posted three new mixes comprised of 100% new and unreleased material, and I am really very excited about this. I haven’t even started on the other two, but Ins Herz der Dine Lauschen [Listen to the heart of things] is delicate, melancholy, sun-bleached ambient and electronica, and jesus christ it’s fucking amazing. Check his Soundcloud page for the other two. What a time to be alive.
EDIT: I literally just cried listening to this. Actual tears.
Slowly evolving techno from Bristol’s Hodge that for the first half of its running time is very much in the same vein as Barker’s Debiasing EP, which is one of my favourite electronic releases from the last few years. In all honesty it’s a little disappointing when Shadows In Blue actually resolves itself into a club track rather than holding that tension for the duration, but it’s still a very fine piece of work.
This is an extended version of one of the tracks from Floating Points’ recent album Crush. It’s now a 10+ minute beast and is epic and hugely impressive. Makes me want to be raving in a field with thousands of people so much. Sigh.
Conforce was already one of my favourite producers even before launching his Versalife alias a few years back. Now I love him and his music even more. This is pretty much perfect: big emotional pads, little acid line bubbling happily away…. just brilliant. And if you like this you should definitely listen to his recent Live in Los Angles mix, it’s ace.
Ben Frost absolutely terrifies me. This is one of the more melodic records I’ve heard of his, and it’s still pretty brutal. Really amazing though, and exactly the kind of thing you want to play really loud first thing on a Monday to properly kick start your week: lovely, doomy industrial techno all over your quietly weeping face.
Today I wanted to take a moment to highlight one of my favourite electronic records ever produced. Traumprinz’s remix sounds nothing like the original, but is for me absolutely perfect. I can’t even being to estimate how many times I’ve listened to this, and if you’re never listened to DJ Metatron’s (one of his many, many pseudonyms) This Is Not… mix in which this features, then you’re in for a treat. Utterly sublime.
Absolutely love these guys and think they deserve way more attention than the get. They produce loads of different styles of music but this sees them in full beatless techno mode. If you’re new to Paper Dollhouse I’d highly recommend their 2018 album The Sky Looks Different Here which includes some of my favourite music of that year.
This is taken from Beatrice’s new album Workaround which came out last week on PAN. The entire album is great – really engaging, stripped-down, glitchy electronica – but this is the track that stood out for me.