Monday, 25 March 2013

Free Shit Part 43: Mount Kimbie - Made To Stray

We haven't had an album from London electronic duo Mount Kimbie for almost three years, so Monday's news that they're coming out with LP Cold Spring Fault Less Youth in May was good news. Dominic Maker and Kai Campos shared a free download for this track, "Made to Stray," to go along with the album announcement on their Facebook page.

Its pounding bass and melodica-sounding sample is getting me all excited for summer and sun. Yes that's indeed a cliché but please cut this African girl some slack--New York's winter has been almost hilarious in its brutality. Right-click save this beauty for the timebeing, and look out for the album on May 27th, via Warp Records.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Watch: Hiatus - We Can Be Ghosts Now (feat. Shura)

Oh hi everyone, if you've been wondering whether I was dead it's mostly because I was dead inside. In other words, I've been working on my Master's Project, which is basically a journalism school equivalent of a thesis--except rather than spend time romantically thumbing through books in the library, my classmates and I have been running around all over New York state reporting on stories we pitched months ago and may be now struggling to love.

But I digress. Because the point of this post isn't to moan about being on an amazing degree, but to showcase this beautiful piece of music from Hiatus and Shura. Hiatus' Cyrus Shahrad has been hard at work making a new record, and Parklands will be out on May 13th. I gave it a listen last week (thank you, AMP Publicity) and it sounds all kinds of awesome, so keep an eye out for it if you're a fan of lush and emotive electronic music filled with whimsy.

This particular single, "We Can Be Ghosts Now," comes out on April 29th. There so far isn't any more album release info, on the label or formats the LP will be out on, but I'll be in touch with Hiatus' publicist to find out. Enjoy this stop-motion cutesy video by Tom Jobbins in the meantime.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Updated: Shystie feat. Azealia Banks - Control It video pulled

UPDATE: Well, it turns out this video didn't get the green light from Azealia and the Interscope/Universal Music Group camp. The clip has since been removed from YouTube, and this series of tweets above is the closest thing we've seen to a statement so far. I've tried to contact Shystie's rep, but heard nothing back yet. Will keep y'all posted if there's progress.

Hackney MC Shystie just released this new video for single "Control It," featuring Perez Hilton's internet enemy, aka Azealia Banks.

The two rappers have shown each other love over the last year or so, with Shystie grabbing a verse on "Neptune" from Banks' Fantasea mixtape last year, and Shystie unleashing a censored version of this song on her Gold Dust Vol. 2 mixtape in Sept. 2012 in return. 

In any case, the LZ Beats-produced track thuds its way through this new video, all dominatrix motifs, sneers at the camera and some bold, sexually-charged verses. This version will be on Shystie's Pink Mist EP, due out on April 28 and available to pre-order on iTunes now.

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