Frequent collaborators John Talabot and Pional have once again come together to produce music that makes me the opposite of angry. This time it has arrived in the form of an eight and a half minute remix of The xx’s “Chained” from their recent album Coexist. Inspired by The Streets’ melancholy yet euphoric classic “Blinded by the Lights”, this is going to take you places. Not like your Uncle does in his mini-van when he has to run “errands” and drop off “foo-foo dust” to his “friends”, but like…make you feel good and use your dusty brain.
Here’s the new video for Julio Bashmore’s “Husk” that premiered over at Crack Magazine earlier today. It features an owl, an eagle and a man lifting weights which is clearly a winning combination. It’s not, however, quite as revolutionary as the time I filmed myself holding a baby frog and eating doritos. That was history.
Here’s a couple more tracks from The XX’s forthcoming album Coexist performed live at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre last week. Make of them what you will and post any love/vitriolic hatred of similarities to the first album in the comments. Personally, I’m loving the beat on “Reunion”, although the footage of “Swept Away” I heard the other day is, so far at least, the most promising snippet of the record.
Coexist drops on 10th September, pre-order it Amazon.
Ahead of their debut release on Kastle’s Symbols imprint, Atlas recently performed a live session for Bokah at Loughborough’s Aspect Studios. “This Is” and “Lights” you may have heard before, but “4am” is an emerging track and it’s got the same tranquil vibes that could make Mike Tyson consider a sit-down and a beer instead of trying to eating your children.
I actually saw their live set a couple of weeks ago and while it was amazing, as expected, I was a little drunk and my eyes aren’t really capable of close-up shots, so seeing it via the wondrous medium of film is very welcome.
Right folks, here’s the new video for Scuba’s tune “NE1BUTU” from his [semi] recent LP Personality. It goes without saying that track is better than the time you found an ancient — but delicious — packet of iced gems in the cupboard behind the untouched garibaldis and, in this case, the video is equally awesome. It’s hitting me with such hard ’90s vibes I feel like Jeremy Beadle is lurking around the corner ready to run me over with a bus before jumping out wearing a comedy wig to a jaunty soundtrack shouting “surprise, surprise” while Cilla Black forces a young Ant and Dec to kiss in the background. Indeed.
Behold after the jump.
- Analog Giant
- Bass Music
- Berkeley Place
- Big Up Magazine
- Disturbed Beats
- Hype Machine
- Music For Morons
- Sheffield Blog
- The Get Downnn