as a member of chairlift, the band he co-founded in 2006 and exited in 2010, aaron pfenning pulled double (and triple) duty – playing multiple instruments, writing songs, producing, and contributing vocals for the band s major label debut. that comfort with musical multitasking – and a cache of songs he d written that didnt fit his main project – made a new solo effort seem like the natural and logical next step to take. pfenning assumed the name rewards (a moniker hes actually used since 2003), spent the better part of last year touring with we are scientists, brandon flowers and warpaint, and released three broodingly romantic singles (>i used to<, >what a loser< and the achingly beautiful >two cardinals<) that made a host of listeners take sudden notice
debütalbum des kalifornischen duos poolside, bestehend aus filip nikolic und jeffrey paradise, letzterer ist zusammen mit zwei mitgliedern von the rapture auch bei den calculators aktiv. poolside mischen auf erfrischende art und weise disco, indie und pop. ihre erste single >do you believe< befand sich in den playlists von todd terje, dimitri from paris und the magician. die zweite single >take me home< war der opener des letzten aeroplane-mixsamplers.
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in 1988 axodry released the maxi 12inch single you on zyx records/combeat. influenced by depeche mode, gary numan and john foxx, the duo crafted high impact industrial, synth pop and electronic body music. their basic set up for recording at rahens home studio was a moog rouge, roland sh-101, teisco synthesizer, linn drum and fricke sequencer. ra/hen performed dramatic vocals, which tell of a lost love found in dreams. included here are the beauty & the beat mix and the beasty dub mix from the 1988 single. on the flip is the razormaid remix, performed by art maharg and joseph watt, that originally appeared on the welcome to the technodrome compilation in 1989. also included is mechanic, originally released in 1991 as the b-side for their final single losing you
mothball record continue to branch out from their italo-disco roots while staying true to a high quality of unique and obscure music. this latest release is a collection of 90s rave and hardcore inspired tracks with an unmistakable euphoric/melancholic dutch flavor from mysterious producer ruud jansen. no less than six strong and diverse tracks provide options for all occasions, from home listening to techno parade.
hello to johannesburg. thor rixon is a versatile musician from south africa who seamlessly blends different styles, genres, collaborations and tempos to a unique fingerprint of his work. always driving and uplifitng with bold atmospheres and little details, each track a story stuck in your head. either eerie or euphoric, always like the shadow of a memory, indistinguishable from the rest. baie dankie, thor
auke riemersma (aka aux tha masterfader). erio simonini and gilberto caleffi (aka disco doubles). together this partnership from the netherlands and italy form light cycles, a trio raised on sci-fi sound tracks and smouldering synth anthems. these influences are omnipresent in the group s debut 12-: flowing. addictively catchy hooks and clean beats are central to the light cycles sound with their dazzling melodies glimmering across the 12-. elements of disco are folded into these spirited compositions as this forward-looking triumvirate marry past inspirations with a hope-filled future. seamless radiance. simply put, flowing.
the dust collision of swiss voodoo priestess kate waxs recently unveiled album takes its titular inspiration from switzerlands world-leading large hadron collider, where sub-atomic particles are accelerated into one another, and the subsequent fallout observed for our universal scientific advancement. the first single to be lifted from said album – title track dust collision – is a cornerstone of self-producing autocrat kate waxs personal album philosophy, where humans find new lovers through passing encounters in the night, like particles colliding in the lhc – momentary, exhilarating, predatory, intimate and ecstatic.