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Fink releases Resurgam Acoustic Sessions EP on Ninja Tune, premieres new track “Divide”

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Two months ago, legendary label Ninja Tune released (by way of their R’COUP’D imprint) a new record by spirited Berlin-via-UK singer Fink. That album, Resurgam, was in-turn shepherded by storied producer Flood, who laid some of his trademarked hi-def knob twisting upon it.

But hey guess what folks? Even Flood needs a vacation sometimes! So when he took a few days off to go to the Glastonbury Festival, Fink and the gang said, “You know what? We’ve still got all these instruments.” Thus, the Resurgam Acoustic Sessions EP was born, featuring three album tracks redone by the band in a husky all-wooden style, plus a brand new song, “Divide,” which TMT is pleased as Flood-on-vacation to be premiering for you today down below. Take a load off and enjoy!

In other great news: Resurgam Acoustic Session is available from R’COUP’D/Ninja Tune RIGHT NOW. Go get it here.


Resurgam Acoustic Session tracklisting:

01. Resurgam (A&B Acoustic Version)
02. This Isn’t A Mistake (A&B Acoustic Version)
03. There’s Just Something About You (A&B Acoustic Version)
04. Divide (A&B Acoustic Version)

Bicep unveils emotive ‘Glue’ EP, delves into UK rave nostalgia in accompanying video

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The illustrious Bicep is fresh off the release of a sensational, emotive dance record. In September, the Belfast duo released their self-titled, critically acclaimed record, only to return less than two months later with a brand new three-track EP titled Glue. 

In light of the heaven-sent deliverance, Bicep has also shared a deeply personal, nostalgia-ridden video for the EP’s lead track, “Glue”, where they pay homage to the barren rave sites that influenced them and UK rave culture as a whole. 

Directed by Joe Wilson, the video aims to, “reflect on the importance and idiosyncrasy of these locations,” while juxtaposing text from the YouTube comments sections of the abandoned rave sites. 

Alongside “Glue,” Bicep’s latest EP sees two previously unreleased, vivacious, and yet blissfully concurrent cuts — “Metro” and “DLR.”

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Actress was born for the stage, announces North American dates with Nicolas Jaar and Telefon Tel Aviv to prove it

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Hark! Forget all those vocaloids and Tupac holograms, everybody — because the next stage in the Future of Live Performance™ is upon us with Actress’ newly announced fall tour!

The new string of dates (which follows a summer U.S. tour that we won’t talk about because we’re all about THE FUTURE here) will take the producer through the US — as well as a few fleeting dalliances across the Canadian border — as he debuts a brand new live A/V set featuring two “AI performers” and “a special appearance from Actress’ ‘Chrome Man’ figure on keyboard.” But enough of this impenetrable technical jargon. All you lay people need to know is that there’s lots of STATE-OF-THE-ART TECH and WHOZITS and WHATZITS going on behind the scenes to make the performance as groundbreaking and forward-thinking as, I don’t know, Blade Runner 2049 (I haven’t seen it yet, guys; so no spoilers!). The tour will also feature shows with similarly-minded futurist luminaries Nicolas Jaar and Telefon Tel Aviv, which is, you know, “nice”.

So, if you have an eye for tech and ear for electronic music (or you just really liked Actress’ most recent album, AZD) and you happen to call one of those big colorful areas in the top left quadrant of that old framed map in your grandparents’ basement home, then check out the full list of dates below and, like, buy tickets and stuff! In either case, until next time: I’ll see you…in the FUTUREEEE!!

Actress Tours Soon-To-Be Dystopian Urban Wastelands 2017:

10.11.17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall *
10.12.17 – Montreal, QC – Olympia *
10.13.17 – Miami, FL – III Points Festival
10.17.17 – Los Angeles, CA – UNION
10.18.17 – San Francisco, CA – Grey Area
10.19.17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
10.20.17 – Troy, NY – EMPAC
10.21.17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
11.30.17 – Dallas, TX – Dada ^
12.01.17 – Austin, TX – Barracuda ^
12.02.17 – Houston, TX – Walters ^

* Nicolas Jaar
^ Telefon Tel Aviv

Helena Hauff announces new EP out Oct. 27, shares hard-hitting techno ‘Gift’

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Hamburg’s Helena Hauff has skyrocketed in the global techno and electro reigns over last two years by way of her clear-cut craft and exceptional curation behind the decks.

After a catapult into the limelight through her transcendent BBC Radio 1 Residency and debut BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, she followed up with a legendary B2B set with Ben UFO at Sonar 2017. As if that’s not already impressive enough, she’s also graced the covers of Crack Magazine, DJ Mag, and earned herself a deserved ranking in Mixmag’s Top 20 DJs of 2016.

Indeed, Hauff will only continue to make waves in a multitude of techno realms throughout the year. Now she’s announced a brand new EP — Have You Been There, Have You Seen It — out on Ninja Tune Oct. 27.

Recorded at her studio in Hamburg, the new EP finds Hauff in magnificent form. She transcends her previous space of creation, by way of a muscular and overtly shadowy analog excursion.

On her latest, “Gift,” Hauff reveals a new facet of her sonic tendencies with a more lucid, flowy deliverance than ever before. Known for her sharp, driving, and at times brooding techno numbers, “Gift” remains akin to her work while opening us up to a new side of her abilities. The track channels industrial-heavy influences, albeit in a much more nuanced manner.

Have You Been There, Have You Seen It is out on Ninja Tune Oct. 27.


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Project Pablo announces ‘Hope You’re Well’ EP out in October, shares first tune ‘Is It Dry?’

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Ninja Tune’s London-operated Technicolour imprint bolsters a bevy of dance music mainstays. Among the rising roster of its impeccable artistry is Canadian producer Project Pablo, real name Patrick Holland, who’s set to release his four-track EP, Hope You’re Well, on Oct. 20. The Montreal-based producer has built an impressive discography in recent years with a steady stream of quality releases on labels like Clone’s Royal Oak imprint, Spring Theory, and Lone’s Magicwire.

Channeling a big room sound and newfound extensive traveling, as well as the contrasting influences of his upbringing, Hope You’re Well is the artist focusing on long-form structures in his music. “Digital synthesis and clean, hi-fi production was the palette — I strayed from hooks and leaned towards intuitive melodies,” he explains. For now, Holland’s offered a peek into the forthcoming body of work on the six-minute contemplative number “Is It Dry?”

Hope You’re Well is out Oct. 20 via Technicolour and can be pre-ordered here. Listen to its first offering and view the tracklist below.

Hope You’re Well tracklist:

1. Is It Dry?
2. No Sweat
3. You Know
4. Oh Fer Sure

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Watch: Actress – “Falling Rizlas” (dir. Dean Blunt)

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1. Earlier this year, Actress released a new album.

2. The album is titled AZD.

3. Today, Actress has released a video for one of its tracks.

4. That track is titled “Falling Rizlas.”

5. The video is directed by Dean Blunt.

6. Some of the imagery references Dean Blunt’s other art.

7. Watch it above.

8. And make sure to stay for the ending.

AZD is available now via Ninja Tune. Meanwhile, the vinyl version of Wahalla, Dean Blunt’s collaboration with Joanne Robertson, is up for pre-order.

Watch: Actress – “Falling Rizlas” (dir. Dean Blunt)

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1. Earlier this year, Actress released a new album.

2. The album is titled AZD.

3. Today, Actress has released a video for one of its tracks.

4. That track is titled “Falling Rizlas.”

5. The video is directed by Dean Blunt.

6. Some of the imagery references Dean Blunt’s other art.

7. Watch it above.

8. And make sure to stay for the ending.

AZD is available now via Ninja Tune. Meanwhile, the vinyl version of Wahalla, Dean Blunt’s collaboration with Joanne Robertson, is up for pre-order.

Bicep take their club love affair to the next level, announce self-titled debut album on Ninja Tune

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London is obviously one of the top cities in the world if you’re heavily inclined to flail-wildly-in-a-socially-acceptable-context (a.k.a. dance), which might explain why the London-based electro-duo Bicep was essentially born in a London club (following the “actual births” of Matt McBriar and Andy Fergurson from their respective mothers). The duo’s musical career essentially started 10 years ago; but before they got their hands on some worthwhile gear, they were undoubtedly attending shows headlined by the leading producers of the time (cough…Aphex, cough…Twin). So much copious research eventually led to the creation of Feelmybicep, an increasingly-popular blog dedicated to the various club tunes that have inspired them over the years. Then, the Bicep boys started an eponymous label. THEN, they started touring internationally. THEEEN they…never ever released a full-length album?!? Huh!?!

Well, that’s changing RIGHT NOW with the release their self-titled debut, courtesy of their new and amiable label sponsors, Ninja Tune (from whom you can pre-order your very own copy today). The album’s out September 1, and it’s telling that the track “Aura” (listenable in-part below) probably seems comfortingly familiar if you’ve been to a lot of DJ shows and/or listened to your fair share of electronic mixes. (The track originally went by the name “Unreleased Bicep” before the release in-question necessitated a proper title.)

Bicep is a paean to club culture from two guys who clearly have little time for much else. Maybe eating.


Bicep tracklisting:

01. Orca
02 .Glue
03. Kites
04. Vespa
05. Ayaya
06. Spring
07. Drift
08. Opal
09. Rain
10. Ayr
11. Vale
12. Aura

Daktyl – The Act of Hesitation (Original Mix)

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Daktyl has staked his claim in the dance music industry over recent years with a long series of notable successes. The Los Angeles-based producer released his bass-heavy debut album, Cyclical, in 2015 on Mad Decent, and has created a number of noteworthy remixes for artists like Flosstradamus, Autograf, Major Lazer, and ODESZA. With each release, the young artist has managed put forth a very lucid and accessible form of self-expression.

While quite notable, Daktyl’s rise in the scene has been relatively covert. After the release of his debut record, the artist returned to the studio full-time to pursue a new direction his music – a decision that would ultimately bring him to discover a newfound depth in his production. Regarding his career shift, the producer notes the following:

“I was going in a direction I wasn’t completely happy with and hesitating a lot about whether to continue down that path or try to start on the creative path I’ve wanted to be on for years.”

Daktyl’s artistic endeavors now sees its day with the announcement of his recent signing to Ninja Tune’s Counter Records imprint – a platform on which he will release his new EP, “The Act of Hesitation,” due out June 20. Alongside the announcement, the artist delivers the titular track of the project, a ruminating piece that fully encapsulates the producer’s developing realm in his music.

“The Act of Hesitation” introduces an organic sound that assesses various facets of experimental electronic music with pop and indie influences. With the help of vocalist Krrum, the track lays out a nostalgic foundation with hopeful tendencies, obtaining an alternative sonic edge that proves Daktyl is in a league of his own.

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