Dabrye (an alias of Ann Arbor’s Tadd Mullinix) is best known for creating head-nodding beats with saw-tooth bass lines and a keen eye to forward-thinking production. With support from both the hip-hop underground and the electronic music press, he has earned a place in URB’s Next 100 and XLR8R’s Top 100 albums, among other accolades. Dabrye’s trilogy began with One/Three in
2001, which was followed by the Instrmntl mini-album for Scott Herren’s (Prefuse 73) Eastern Developments label. Both releases earned glowing reviews for their handmade rhythmic style and minimalist execution. 2006’s Two/Three LP steps up the beatmaking ingenuity and spotlights Mullinix’s favorite underground MCs, including Doom, J Dilla, Vast Aire, and Wildchild to create a major statement for the new Hip-Hop sound of Detroit.
Ricardo Villalobos is a Chilean electronic music producer and DJ. He is well-known for his work in the minimal techno and microhouse genres.
Villalobos was born in the capital of Chile, Santiago, in the year 1970. However, at the age of three he moved to Germany with his family after General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the socialist government of Salvador Allende in 1973.
Howling is the band of Australia-via-LA singer/songwriter RY X (formerly Ry Cuming, also in the electronic duo The Acid) and Berlin-based electronic producer Frank Wiedemann, better known under his alias Âme.
Duo started to collaborate back in 2012, when the EP “Howling” was released on Innervisions Records. Remix of this track by Âme became one of the biggest dancefloor athems that year and since then earned an status of modern day classic.
Modest Mouse is an alternative rock band which formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington, United States. The band’s original lineup consisted of guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green and bassist Eric Judy. Since being signed to Sony’s Epic Records in 2000, Modest Mouse has attained significant popular success with songs such as “Float On” and “Dashboard.”
The band’s current configuration is Isaac Brock (vocals, guitar), Tom Peloso (strings, horns, bass, keyboards), Jim Fairchild (guitar), Eric Judy (bass), Jeremiah Green (drums) and Joe Plummer (drums). Plummer has recently become the new drummer for The Shins.
London-based producer Moiré may have a background in architecture, but if his music were houses, they’d be the kind you find in Escher paintings. The rhythmic foundation wobbles and shifts; flickering synths pulse in and out of time, and the blank space between the elements feels ominous and imposing.
Federico Albanese is a composer born in Milan,Italy in 1982. His musical versatility is a natural gift that pushes him to explore music in all its facets. Albanese’s compositions are airy and cinematic, blending classical music, pop and psychedelia.
Ensemble Economique is a drone / psychedelic project of Brian Pyle (Starving Weirdos, RV Paintings) started in 2008 in Manila, California, United States.
The eight pieces on the debut album, released on October 2008, At the Foot of Nameless Roads range from extended tonal drift-scapes to brief exercises in dissonance, each approaching the field of drone from a different angle. Clearly Pyle is no part-timer and his varied, often very challenging music takes in a broad range of influences.
300 pressing in smart hand screen-printed jackets for this latest essential plate from Peder Mannerfelt landing down on Rubadub affiliated Ultimate Hits. The Roll The Dice man dispenses four cuts which twist and writhe across skeletal, percussive techno freak-outs (resonant of his recent The Swedish Congo Record), itchy machine-funk, bare minimal Jelinek-framed house bangers and spacious dubbed-heavy hauntings. Simultaneously discordant and accessible tackle; big tip for Shackelton crew, Muslimgauze, Emptyset, Mika Vainio.