When Bibio released “À Tout À L’Heure,” it was hard to get a sense of where the English producer was headed on his seventh studio album Silver Wilkinson. With the arrival of “You,” the second single from the forthcoming album due May 14th on Warp, Bibio once again throws listeners for a loop, trading the rather breezy sound of “À Tout À L’Heure” for a massive, dance floor ready beat. Both tracks feel like the natural extension of The Avalanches or other sample-heavy artists, turning the assumed into something revelatory.
Pulp X Soulwax
When Pulp announced they had been working on a song with LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, it really came as no surprise. Jarvis Cocker and Murphy share many of the same aesthetics and malevolence towards culture, so it seemed only a matter of time before the two masters of their craft combined forces. And while the studio version of “After You” was a smashing success, Belgium’s brotherly duo Soulwax have taken to a remix. The Dewaele’s edit takes Cocker’s vocals and turns them into something entirely more abusive (in a good way); an aggressive, booming twist worthy of gritted teeth and moving feet. “After You” will be released through Rough Trade on limited 12″ for Record Store Day 2013.
It’s a moment we’ve been waiting with baited breathe to finally hear about. When it comes to young and promising electronic producers, the conversation starts and ends with U.K. duo Disclosure. Last year’s two singles “Latch” and “White Noise” took the genre by storm, and with the pending release of their debut album it’s not a matter of if but rather when these two will become the next transcendent stars. June 3rd marks the release of the group’s first album, titled Settle, which will be preceded by a brand new single on April 28th, both of which will be released through PMR Records.