Tuesday, March 30, 2010

LCD Soundsystem artwork

This is what LCD Soundsystem new (last?) album will look like. The font reminds me slightly of mid-nineties Warp artwork.

James Holden delivers new DJ Kicks

James Holden, Border Community main guy and excellent Techno producer, has mixed the latest DJ Kicks. The Juan Maclean's one will be out on the 26th April, Holden's is out on the 24th May. Tracklisting below.

1) Piano Magic - Wintersport / Cross-Country
2) Grackle - Disco (Musiccargo Remix)
3) Mordant Music - Olde Wobbly
4) Maserati - No More Sages
5) Caribou - Lemon Yoghourt
6) Luke Abbott - Soft Attacks
7) Mogwai - The Sun Smells Too Loud (Holden Remix)
8) Kieran Hebden / Steve Reid - Departure
9) Ursula Bogner - Punkte
10) Eric Copeland - Auto Dimmer
11) Mit - Rauch (Luke Abbott Remix)
12) ARP - Potentialities
13) Lucky Dragons - Open Melody
14) Holden - Triangle Folds (DJ-KiCKS)
15) James Ruskin - Definition Of
16) Legowelt - Flight of the Jupiter
17) Walls - Gaberdine
18) Lukas Nystrand - Never Fail (Vocal)
19) Didier Paquette - Arwen, Namarie
20) SS Pyramid Snake - Catacomb City

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Holy Fuck tour dates announced

Holy Fuck, smashing Canadian electro-acoustic improv troupe, are to tour the UK in May. They shall call at:

18 May Deaf Institute, Manchester
19 May King Tut's, Glasgow
20 May Sound City Festival, Static Gallery, Liverpool
21 May Digital, Brighton
22 May O2 Academy 2, Oxford
23 May The Cooler, Bristol
24 May Heaven, London

Their next album 'Latin' will be released on the 10 of May on Young Turks.


Optimo make 52nd Fabric mix

Heroes Optimo (JD Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes) have put together Fabric 52 CD; it's out the 10th May. It looks amazing, of course – every time they put together a CD it makes it into the list of best mixes of all time, ever – get hold of 'Sleepwalk', 'In Order To Edit' and 'Walkabout' for proof. JD and Jonnie have been running the inspirational Sunday night Optimo (Espacio) at the Sub Club in Glasgow, a residency that comes to an end on the 25th April. Expect more coverage and misty eyed reminisces in coming weeks, but for now gaze at the tracklisting below:

01 Fad Gadget - Lady Shave - Mute
02 Discodromo - Cosmorama (Prins Thomas Discomiks) - Internasjonal
03 Basic Channel - Q1.1 - Basic Channel
04 Spencer Parker - YOGOTO - Rekids
05 Locussolus - Gunship - International Feel
06 Rebolledo - Amigos Cómeme - Cómeme
07 The Minister - Jack Your Bodey House Your Mind - Crème Organization
08 Altz - Get It Down! - Altzmusica
09 Thomas Brinkmann - Walk With Me - Curle
10 Rheingold - Dreiklangsdimensionen - Welt Rekord
11 Capablanca & T Keeler - La Konk Fiesta - Gomma
12 Roska - Feeline - Roska Kicks & Snares
13 Cumbia Moderna De Soledad - Shacalao - Sunflower
14 The Tyrell Corporation - Together Alone - Clone
15 Roni Griffith - Spys - Vanguard
16 Levon Vincent - Love Technique - Ovum
17 Oni Ayhun - OAR003-B - Oni Ayhun
18 Desire - Don't Call - Italians Do It Better
19 Crazy Cousinz - Inflation - Defenders Ent Ltd
20 Matias Aguayo - Walter Neff - Kompakt
21 Nakion - Heartbit - Tigersushi
22 Xex - Heartbeat - What's That Music

Very exciting.


Charlotte Gainsbourg announces first UK shows

Superlative French singer Charlotte Gainsbourg is playing in the UK on the 22 June, at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire. A 12" is out the month before featuring remixes, interestingly, from XXXchange and Matthew Dear.

12″ tracklisting:
01 Time Of The Assassins [Matthew Dear remix]
02 Time Of The Assassins [XXXChange remix]
03 Time Of The Assassins [Outlines remix]
04 Time Of The Assassins [GD's remix]

[via Wears the Trousers]

Off Modern Journal launch tonight

Off Modern, excellent South London promoters, curators and writers are launching a journal tonight at the ICA, alongside the ICA's luanch of their quarterly journal, Institute. There are 40 free ones for the first through the door, and DJs Ronojoy Dam, Nasty McQuaid and more. It's a beautiful thing.

Free from 7pm, ICA, the Mall, London.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Eglo releases vinyl copies of Fatima's 'Mindtravelin' EP

Eglo, the London-based label set up by Alex Nuts (Rinse RM) and Sam Shepherd (Floating Points), brings us Fatima's new EP 'Mindtravelin' on vinyl.

The EP's four tracks, featuring production from Funkineven, Dam Funk and Veebeeo, have already received plaudits from the likes of Kode 9, Sinden, D Bridge and Gilles Peterson.

Watch the video for her first ever release Soul Glo here - Directed by The Boy King.

Eglo took over Plastic People last year (read the review here)
We also interviewed Floating Points (Read that too)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

MP3: Egyptian Hip Hop X Radiant Dragon

Egyptian Hip Hop and Radiant Dragon are doing a remix swap. Here's Radiant Dragon's reworking of EHH's 'Wild Human Child' (DOWNLOAD IT HERE). It's lovely.

Listen out for Egyptian Hip Hop's remix of Radiant Dragon 'Ghosts' soon-ish.

Related reading on Dummy:

Radiant Dragon's gig diary
Egyptian Hip Hop interview
Dummy 1st birthday party with Hudson Mohawke, Egyptian Hip Hop & Stopmakingme

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Video: Hudson Mohawke 'Joy Fantastic'

This video is what I imagine lifting the lid on HudMo's brain is like: a magical fantasy island adventure. Directed, produced and animated by Konx-Om-Pax, it stars Olivier Daysoul who'll be accompanying Hudson on his live tour this April. Including the only London date: our Dummy birthday party on Friday April 30th.

Needless to say we are very excited.

More details on our party with Hudson Mowhawke, Egyptian Hip Hop and Stopmakingme here.

Hudson Mohawke ‘Pegasus Rising’ tour April live dates:

Thursday, 22 April / Inertia / World Headquarters / Newcastle-Upon-Tyne / Tickets
Friday, 23 April / Dollop & No Bones/ A Nation of Shopkeepers/ Leeds / Tickets
Tuesday, 27 April / FAC251 / The Factory/ Manchester / Tickets
Thursday, 29 April / Monkey Knife/ The Thekla / Bristol / Tickets
Friday, 30 April / Dummy 1st Birthday party/ The Macbeth/ London / Tickets
Saturday 1 May / The Plug/ Sheffield / Tickets
Sunday, 2 May / Detonate indoor festival/ Nottingham / Tickets

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

First stream of Flying Lotus new album track

Flying Lotus' third album 'Cosmogramma' is out 3 May. The first track to be streamed off it - Computer Face//Pure Being - can be heard over at Warp.net.

It's incredibly melodic but at the same time slightly disorientating. You'll love it.

Listen here

Thursday, March 04, 2010

LCD Soundsystem album details announced

The as yet untitled album will be out May 17.


Dance Yrself Clean
Drunk Girls *
One Touch
All I Want
Change *
Hit *
Pow Pow
Somebody’s Calling Me *
What You Need

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Real Gold open bar

Real Gold, utopian London collective, have opened a hangout in Dalston.

It's called the Alibi, it's at 91 Kingsland Road. It serves till the wee small ones and is really nice inside. Line-up details to follow.

Their website.