Friday, 21 May 2010

Electronic Breakfast

Hi Folks,

A very sunny morning in East London, about to head off to work. Thought I'd briefly have a look at who's currently making waves and who's currently setting trends in the world of electronic music. Bon Appetite.

For the first course I generously serve a slice of broken beat/garage with Randomer & Fife. Smart synth stabs, super-smooth vocals and a very tasty bassline have seen their track Too Many Times see early support from Giles Peterson and Mary Ann Hobbs. Released on May 24th on Fat! Records. For Fans of Joy Orbison.

Randomer & Fife - Too Many Times by Fat! Records

Next up bringing the noise, like a double macchiato, is Girl Unit. Finding a cheeky niche somewhere between sireny-techno and bubbling post-dubstep, new track IRL is hot property.

Girl Unit - IRL

Also check out the French Fries remix - and buy the original on Beatport

A couple of tracks recommended by Girl Unit in his interview with The Big Chill :

First, Rishi Romero - African Forest. Deep, loud, proud techno.

Also, NGUZUNGUZU - Got U. Future techno, a genuinely fresh take on the genre.


As the funky smoothie of the breakfast buffet, probably with sparklers stuck in the top, is Maluca, who's blowing up at the moment, with Mad Decent's backing.

She was born in the Bronx to Dominican parents, and after a chance meeting with Diplo in a karaoke bar the two started working together, resulting in her debut single El Tigeraso. Fast, aggressive yet sassy, with B-More influences and Spank-Rock like delivery, it has spawned a number of big-name remixes.

Here the above mentioned NGUZUNGUZU take on the remix duties.

MP3: Maluca - El Tigeraso (NGUZUNGUZU remix)

Buy on Beatport

Really enjoying the new SMD track Aspic, just great production, a big sound, ruthlessly driving and heavy. An absolute must.

MP3: Simian Mobile Disco - Aspic (a pretty lowly 192 - follow links below to go glorious 320)

Go go go and buy it on Beatport or even Phonica

FINALLY, to exhaust the already overstrained metaphor, for the Eggs Royale of what has now become mega-mega-brunch, if you listen to one person this week, or hey, this month, make sure it's Hudson Mohawke. Already given a shout on Lofi a while ago when discussing 'Aquacrunk', Hudson Mohawke feeds intelligent hip-hop beats through an Autechre-esque filter, really driving the limits of modern dance music, but simultaneously managing to always keep it soulful, usually accessible and often raveable. Comparisons to Outkast, Funkadelic, Timbaland and Pharell seem more than fair.

His debut album 'Butter' was released October last year. Get hold of a copy here. seriously.

MP3: Hudson Mohawke - Joy Fantastic (ft Olivier Daysoul)

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