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My new jam: SBTRKT – “Atomic Peace”

SBTRKT – “Atomic Peace” [Pretty Much Amazing]

On his 2011 self-titled record and the assorted non-album tracks he’s been dropping left and right since then, anonymous, genre-busting London producer SBTRKT is giving the UK’s art-dubstep trend a poppy, maximalist run for its money – to great effect, judging by the insane number of gushing timed comments on the stream of his latest leaked banger, “Atomic Peace,” which was just released on SBTRKT’s Soundcloud page though it was recorded in 2009.

Happy Monday, everyone.

sbtrkt – atomic peace (2009) by sbtrkt

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS Trailer hits the tubes

When the news came down that LCD Soundsystem was going to be breaking up, I honestly wasn’t immedaitely floored like I was when reading the news years back about Phish. For some reason I didn’t feel like LCD had the same effect on music or had that mojo that really did indeed put them above and beyond many other bands. Sure, I saw them once at Lollapalooza and it was fun as hell, but in hindsight I wasn’t in the right emotional state to enjoy that show and really take it in like I needed to.

Fast forward to the weeks leading up to this final gig, and I finally got it. And the band recorded it… and now they’re putting out a movie that will debut at Sundance called Shut Up and Play the Hits. Looks entirely compelling…

On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with NEW YORK magazine calling the event “a marvel of pure craft” and TIME magazine lamenting “we may never dance again.” SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS is both a narrative film documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.

For more info on the movie, head over to shutupandplaythehits.com.

My latest remix: RIP Arian Zone

Few things have been taking up my attention lately moreso than learning how to use Ableton Live to make live music. For those that didn’t know already, I’ve joined a band called The Neurovoltaic Orchestra and really decided to put a lot of effort into it. First order of business for me has been taking the tracks that the band had already put together before I joined and remixing the hell out of them.

I’m particulary proud of how this last one came out:

RIP Arian Zone by dudha.us

Here’s what the original sounds like: Continue reading