Monday, 09 December
"Adrian Crowley teams up with Fife balladeer James Yorkston to pay homage to the songs of Daniel Johnston. The album’s origins can be traced back to 2006 when James asked Adrian to play with him at The Barbican in London for the ‘Devil And Daniel Johnston’ tribute concert. In 2008 the decision was made to make an album of Daniel Johnston songs, forsaking a studio for home recordings sent back and forth between Dublin and Fife. Recording onto weather-beaten Portastudios, the album features a baby monitor, a magpie, a smashed bouzouki and,… Read more
Rekids round up five cuts by their UK posse. Check for highlights in the tweaky electro-dub disco of 'Raw Nerve' by The Rhythm Odyssey (aka Chicken Lips), the basement house rider, 'Get On Down', Toby Tobias' italo disco-styled 'Breakdown' and the darkside swing of Radioslave's Panorama Garage remix of Matt O'Brien.
**Ships Friday** Chris Woodward & Linas Fresh Tee link as Dubinsky for Deep Shit. Their 'Woman' cuts a slinky figure of rustling Afro-latin percussion, dubbed house and jazzy keys, Dimitri Veimar gives it a fancier house remix. Dubinsky's 'Trespass' aims deeper into the night with smooth chords and rolling, breakbeat-loaded house backed with a blown out, nastier remix by Primitive World.
Stripped-down, sci-fi infected halfstep: check 'Architects' for some neat Vangelis-style synth brass breakdown and tight drum work, or 'War Cry' for the real rugged shit, all marital drums and streaking missile FX.
The Detroit electro-techno prototype revamped by Aux88 for 2013. Appears in super clean 'Digital Mix', an aerodynamic 'Smooth Techno' mix, and the Kraftwerkian Mad Scientist Festival DJ Mix, plus Blaktony's rugged Detroit house version.