Watch: POBBLES – POBBLES

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RIP Mad Libs.

Long live POBBLES.

POBBLES is a collaboration between A. G. Cook and artist George Michael Brower of Always & Forever Computer Entertainment, which provides “customers with interactive artworks of the highest quality.”

Wow, those chords! The animation!

It has changed me from being pissed to not being pissed.

Let it change you, too.

And grow one yourself, while you’re at it.

P.S. Don’t forget to catch up on the recent Month of Mayhem tracks, featuring tracks by EASYFUN, Kane West, and kane west.

♫ Listen: Spinee – “Distant Promise”

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As we reported   20   day(s) ago, PC Music will be releasing something new every day for the month of May. Today, for “Month of Mayhem” release #  22  , we get a new [song/video/album/EP/mix/other] from   Spinee   titled   “Distant Promise”  . It’s a really   Spinee   and   Spinee   [song/video/album/EP/mix/other]. A person on social media said   “ooooh <33<33 :o”  !

  “Distant Promise”   follows   Spinee  ’s last release, which was   Apocalypse Survival Kit  . That one was very   Spinee   too, but also   Spinee  .

Experience   “Distant Promise”   by   Spinee   [above/below], check out the previous Month of Mayhem release right here, and don’t forget to   read a Spinee interview with Queen GFOTY below  .

See you tomorrow!

GFOTY: why are cows called bovines? do you ever stop to think whats going on with crabsticks?

SPINEE: bovines aren’t just cows its also means like buffalo and YAK they all look and act the same but in slightly different versions. bovine sounds like devine and cows/ buffalos/yak are pretty devine -crabsticks —- i’ve never really thought about them and now i am thinking about them i don’t really want to know how they’re made

GFOTY: whats my best feature and why are you so fucking obsessed with it?

SPINEE: ultimately its your insatiable appetite to throw a great party ie our upcoming night at STYX on MAY 26TH (plug plug plug) but aside from that i’d say your eyes. i realised recently i get on very well with people who have crazy blue shark eyes. being jealous of that eye colour is probably the main reason

GFOTY: hi spinee!! tell me a fun fact about the current climate change issues please!!

SPINEE: everyone should recycle its so easy. also there was an episode of wife swap once where 1 family were proper environmentalists and they never flushed their toilet if they went for a wee. they had a sign in their bathroom saying ‘if it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down’ i think about that sometimes and i don’t know if i’d ever go to those extremes let alone show off about it on tv

GFOTY: i heard youre a vegetarian but if you were to eat meat which one would it be?

SPINEE: probably like a snake or a similar animal with a nasty attitude. i would NEVER eat a lobster that is the ultimate evil in my eyes

GFOTY: you one famously saw pete doherty live- was it a cool experience? how excited are you for our club night? oh btw this is a great track

SPINEE: i lost my mood ring in the toilets, we sat on the side of the stage speakers for the last song and eventually shared some sweet chilli crisps with the main man himself and all of that was the coolest thing ever in my 15 year old brain but it makes me feel a lil bit empty thinking about it now. LOL —- im extremely excited for our night !!!! i adore each artist on the line up its going to be bloody amazing

Danny L Harle – “Happy All The Time”

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Danny L Harle’s new 1UL EP is out today as part of PC Music’s Month Of Mayhem, and we’ve heard the title track and “Me4U” in advance. It features two other tracks: “Heavy Eyelids” and “Happy All The Time.” The latter was co-written by Carly Rae Jepsen, and we heard a previewMore »

Watch: U.R.S.U.L.A. – MYTHOMALIA MIX

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As we reported   16   day(s) ago, PC Music will be releasing something new every day for the month of May. Today, for “Month of Mayhem” release #  18  , we get a new [song/video/album/EP/mix/other] from   U.R.S.U.L.A.   titled   MYTHOMALIA MIX  . It’s a really   hi i love you   and   i’m lonely. hold me.   [song/video/album/EP/mix/other]. A person on social media said   “spinee and AG?”  !

  MYTHOMALIA MIX   follows   U.R.S.U.L.A.  ’s last release, which was   ?????????  . That one was very   hi i love you   too, but also   my sorrow is deep and wide 🙁   .

Experience   MYTHOMALIA MIX   by   U.R.S.U.L.A.   [above/below], check out the previous Month of Mayhem release right here, and don’t forget to   think about ALL THE THINGS YOU SAID  .

See you tomorrow!

♫ Listen: Danny L Harle feat. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Super Natural (felicita remix)”

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As we reported   15   day(s) ago, PC Music will be releasing something new every day for the month of May. Today, for “Month of Mayhem” release #  17  , we get a new [song/video/album/EP/mix/other] from   felicita   titled   “Super Natural (felicita remix),” a track originally by Danny L Harle feat. Carly Rae Jepsen  . It’s a really   I HATE MAD LIBS KILL ME   and   DO IT NOW   [song/video/album/EP/mix/other]. A person on social media said   “This is where I decided to mute this and put on some N SYNC”  !

  “Super Natural (felicita remix),” a track originally by Danny L Harle feat. Carly Rae Jepsen   follows   felicita  ’s last release, which was   “ecce homo”  . That one was very   I HATE MAD LIBS KILL ME   too, but also   FIND ME AND PLEASE MURDER ME. I AM READY TO DIE  .

Experience   “Super Natural (felicita remix),” a track originally by Danny L Harle feat. Carly Rae Jepsen   by   felicita   [above/below], check out the previous Month of Mayhem release right here, and don’t forget to   KILL ME!! (and also read a “conversation” between felicita and Danny L Harle below)  .

See you tomorrow!

DLH:
OK so this remix is complete nonsense, what are you even trying to do?

felicita:
To quote something you said in a recent interview, which I liked and agree with: ‘the way in which music is performed is largely uninteresting, just as long as it SOUNDS amazing…’

I decided at the outset of felicita that I would only do remixes if they were very occasional, for ‘big’ or ‘mainstream’ artists, and then only if I could take them wherever I feel like.

DLH:
Why does your music never settle into a regular rhythm or anything? I can’t follow it.

felicita:
I’m gonna answer this question with a series of questions:

Why is your music so painfully generic?

Is it born of a blinkered and pre-failed attempt at a kind of ‘cultural universalism’, which you pursue through your patrician notion of ‘Pop’ music?

Do you regard difference and formal invention as anathema to ‘the mainstream’, which you pledge allegiance to, albeit to an outdated version, which you are desperately trying to force back to life, like trying to administer CPR to a 3310, in the hope that your music actually becomes ‘Pop’ music, though you know it never will, cannot be, because no-one listens to or cares about N Sync anymore?

DLH:
My five year old niece could your make music tbh?

felicita:
I’d like to see him try.

DLH:
Do you feel guilty about anything and do you ever harbour secrets?

felicita:
Both, all the time. Secrets are Sexy.

DLH:
Why are you signed to PC Music ?

felicita:
Good question. Because I believe in Pop music..

DLH:
Do you like stand-up comedy? Because your music is a joke.

felicita:
I don’t need stand-up comedy…..people are funny enough already.

DLH:
Do you like Miley Cyrus single ‘Malibu’? What would you say to her about it?

felicita:
Three thousand ninety Li farther southeast, then northeast, stands Departing Doves Mountain.

On its heights are many mulberry trees.

There is a bird dwelling here whose form resembles a crow, with a patterned head, white beak, and red feet.

It is called Jingwei and makes a sound like its name.

Jingwei was once a human named Nüwa.

Nüwa was swimming in the Eastern Sea when she was unable to return to shore and drowned.

She transformed into the Spirit-Guardian Jingwei.

All day she collects twigs and stones from the Western Mountains, and carries them in her beak, to fill up the Eastern Sea.

The Zhang River emanates from here and flows eastward into the Yellow River.

♫ Listen: Hannah Diamond – “Make Believe”

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It’s now been 13 internet years and over 200 shitty thinkpieces since Hannah Diamond announced her debut album, a wait that was extended even further in October when she announced that the album (+ accompanying magazine) would be preceded by an EP called Reflections. That EP was originally scheduled to come out before the end of the year, but who knows at this point. I mean, is this just PC Music reconceptualizing how we think of schedules, reframing the illusion of time according to the inverse square radius of pop’s curvature or to the infinitesimal geometry of Riemannian manifolds with dimensions greater than two?

At any rate, Hannah Diamond is still active, having released one of our favorite songs of the year (“Fade Away”) and returning today with a track called “Make Believe,” presumably another cut from Reflections. Like some of Hannah’s best work, the melodies here are downright brilliant. It’s produced by A. G. Cook and EASYFUN. Listen for yourself here:

♫ Listen: Hannah Diamond – “Make Believe”

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It’s now been 13 internet years and over 200 shitty thinkpieces since Hannah Diamond announced her debut album, a wait that was extended even further in October when she announced that the album (+ accompanying magazine) would be preceded by an EP called Reflections. That EP was originally scheduled to come out before the end of the year, but who knows at this point. I mean, is this just PC Music reconceptualizing how we think of schedules, reframing the illusion of time according to the inverse square radius of pop’s curvature or to the infinitesimal geometry of Riemannian manifolds with dimensions greater than two?

At any rate, Hannah Diamond is still active, having released one of our favorite songs of the year (“Fade Away”) and returning today with a track called “Make Believe,” presumably another cut from Reflections. Like some of Hannah’s best work, the melodies here are downright brilliant. It’s produced by A. G. Cook and EASYFUN. Listen for yourself here:

Oneohtrix Point Never teams with PC Music head A. G. Cook for “Sticky Drama” remix

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According to the headline above, Oneohtrix Point Never and PC Music head A. G. Cook have just shared a new track. Following up their joint holiday tune from 2014 (“Bubs”), Oneohtrix Point Never has this time tapped A. G. Cook for a remix of “Sticky Drama,” who tapped back with a wild, gorgeous rendition of the Garden of Delete track, which includes a warbly superstar falsetto that’ll make doves cry.

And in case you missed it, the power couple dropped their version of the 500 best tracks of 2016 the other day. I mean, that’s cool and all, but it’s, like, isn’t that our job? 🙁

Feature: 2016: Favorite 50 Songs

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAND WE’RE BACK. Another 12 months slipped away, and what a 12 months they were. Did you guys catch that election? What about that Dr. Phil interview with Shelley Duvall? Boy, we are truly in it now aren’t we!? Well, whatever your stance is on the happenings of 2016, surely we can all agree that it’s been SOME kind of year, not just another snoozer like 2015 or 2014. Nope, we got shook this year, for better or for worse (IMHO: worse), and like every other internet blogazine purging up content, it’s time to make sense of what the shit just happened. So buckle up, apply some listening powder to your ears, and get ready for TMT’s 2016 Year-End Listicle Bonanza.

Of course, if you’ve spent any amount of time reading this site (and if you haven’t, I promise we usually sound smarter than this), you know that eclecticism is the soul of what we do. Meaning, we can’t agree on ANYTHING. So, instead of foisting you with some faux-consensus-bastard-child numbered list of songs, we’ve whipped up five themed mixes collecting some of our favorite head spaces of the year: We’ve got fist-bumpers for your next rally at the GYM. We procured keys to help you unlock the VOID. We caught bruises walking through the ALLEY. We took snapshots from our family vacation to the CLIFF. And we found the real moments shredding our vocal cords out the COUPE. Just like that — no false hierarchies, just good clean fun.

If it’s a bit much to take in, don’t worry: we’ve got a very numbered list of albums coming just around the corner, several essays here and there, our favorite labels, cool music videos, and MORE. 2016 is over, baby. It’s all downhill from here!

NOTE: Each day this week, we will be publishing a new 10-track mix, which will together combine to represent 50 of our favorite songs from 2016. We start today with the “GYM” mix by C Monster.


PART 1: “GYM” mixed by C Monster


Jessy Lanza

“VV Violence”

[Hyperdub]

“VV Violence” is an angry song. But like anger, it can’t help but fall to idle bemusement. It cuts and cuts until it’s numb from cutting. It gestures away from the meeting of faces, where meaning hovers in the periphery escaping apprehension, toward a dancefloor (maybe somewhere in Detroit) where bodies can mix without error in interpretation. Its motor might be violence, but it moves along with an attitude approaching indifference, with flashes even of ecstasy. My favorite pop song of a year marked by its very own serendipity and fury, it reminds us that dancing in a loud room and fighting to be heard don’t have to be divided labors.


Sicko Mobb

“Expensive Taste (feat. Jeremih)”

[Self-Released]

Entering the Hyperbolic Time Chamber like the Super Saiyans before them, what can we predict about Lil Trav and Lil Ceno’s theoretical training methods given a potential world-threatening scenario? An inability to fly apparently gives way to rampant thot avoidance, and if the songs on their previous mixtapes didn’t make things clear enough, “Expensive Taste” confirmed that the duo’s Chicago-based lavish lifestyle is about as strenuous as approved exercise. Dumbbells get supplemented with constant status maintenance, and lord knows the layers of high-class brands can lead to perspiration. They aren’t just preparing for winter, you know.


Why Be, Elysia Crampton, Chino Amobi

“Dummy Track”

[Break World]

Okayyyyy, I admit it. But so what if I’m a sucker for pulsating beat-synced samples of gnarly demon chuckles? Kids like me barely get a track like this every once in a millennium. Plus, it only sweetens the deal when said track emulates masculine performance in such a way as to linger on the question of its participation, leaving any present party to consider: Who’s laughing at whom? As our own Chris Kissel writes, Crampton’s work is “a private apocalypse, a world collapsing,” simultaneously drafting utopias “transnationally, across gender, ethnicity, and even species, in the aftermath of violence.” Nice!


Danny L Harle feat. Carly Rae Jepsen

“Super Natural”

[Sony]

The early stages of attraction can be hard to explain: the emotions are formless, the behaviors messy and undefined, nobody’s quite sure what “this” even is. “Super Natural” understands this precisely, the confusion as well as the joy of realizing that, against the odds, somebody else might feel the same way you do. It is the musical equivalent of posting a link you know your crush has an interest in and staring at your phone until their comment arrives — and the small rush of connection when it finally does. No, you hang up!


DJ Diamond

“Lab 2 This”

[Duck N’ Cover]

I was in Chicago when DJ Rashad died, about 12 blocks away from his apartment, relieving an independent used record store of all of its Jim O’Rourke CDs. I didn’t hear about his death until I arrived back in Madison that night and didn’t really process it until weeks later. But looking back, I remember that entire day now with a certain somberness. I never knew him personally, and I grew into his music gradually, but he and others in Chicago reshaped my ears in such a way that everything since has sounded shallow. “Lab 2 This,” though, by some sort of magic, sounds FULL of that energy. It’s been a hard period of recovery for Chicago (and dance music in general), but DJ Diamond has chosen footwork over death as a way through, and this track, coming at such an incredible record’s close, is both a well-needed celebration of craft as well as a treatise for furthering a legacy that ended far too early. Long live footwork! Viva la ghost!


LSDXOXO

“ANGEL DUST”

[GHE20G0TH1K]

Despite its sexist reputation, the current reguetón boom was kick-started by a woman ordering you to eat her up. LSDXOXO brings that full-circle with a track taking La Materialista’s ode to cunnilingus “Chuleame” (“I am already wet, milk-me out,” “Like a leech, suck me dry,” “Take it all out and drink it with some cocoa” are choice snippets) to reinvent it in the spirit of GHE20G0TH1K’s fascinating queer punkness. In the underground-collective-cum-label’s first release, LSDXOXO hijacks Ex Machina’s idea of building a smart robot that, in case you were wondering, can have intercourse, and designs a vengeful droid starving both sex and retaliation, a semi-organic entity part T-800 and part Sil, a fucking machine with a BDSM A.I. and no safewords. Fuck with that at your own risk.


Call Super

“Nervous Sex Traffic”

[Dekmantel]

Dissipate, dissipate, dissipate. JR Seaton did bits in 2016, a year in which all and any solidity was bypassed, and no track stuck quite as much as the quivering, cavernous “Nervous Sex Traffic.” Above the surface, the live-jam vibe gave it a loose and playful veneer, all clip’d waveforms and passive drift, but as the passing months renewed metropolitan tensions and normalized racism in Europe and beyond, it seemed more and more like a premonition. Call Super was right to be nervous, and while “Traffic” didn’t offset the unease, it nonetheless captured the essence of the continuing threat against the very existence of certain people and spaces — a barely-there apparition, straight-up ghosting in the club.


Hannah Diamond

“Fade Away”

[PC Music]

Hannah Diamond released “Fade Away” the same day that my girlfriend’s pet ferret Hamtaro died. So this song, which uses a euphemism for a slow death as a metaphor for the gradual unraveling of a relationship, was for me inextricably linked to an actual death. While my own connection to the song didn’t align perfectly with Diamond’s lyrical intent, that didn’t invalidate it. “Fade Away” worked best to me not as a plea to a bored lover, but as a supplication to the void against the inevitability of the passing of time and the slow churn of our mortality. Rest in peace, Hammy.


Project Pablo

“Closer”

[SOBO]

Over the last few years, we’ve watched the Vancouver scene explode in global recognition, with labels like Mood Hut, Pacific Rhythm, and 1080p making waves across vinyl bins and Boiler Rooms around the world. Crystalizing a certain blend of woozy ambient new age with the rolling flutter of classic Roland drum machines, Project Pablo’s I Want to Believe laid some probably important groundwork for all this. But increasingly, the producer’s been looking outward. With the launch of his ASL Singles Club and his latest SOBO imprint, Holland’s brought a tighter resolution to his slow-moving, broken-beat sound. On “Closer,” the producer layers breezy, almost-Balearic flutes and cowbells to create what feels like the most danceable moment from the nebulous “scene” yet — the crossover radio single the crew maybe never even needed as they increasingly affirm their place across the global landscape of dance.


Black Dice

“Big Deal”

[L.I.E.S.]

The RISD-grad brutalist humorist collagists, known for their bludgeoning avant scrapes and boinks, spilled beer all over their homemade PC and came up with a freaking artbro anthem. A sexy revving-your-motorcycle intro with space alien sound effects; an electronic Lego-block rock groove, a layer of twang and yogurty Pere Ubu/Louie Louie vocals, followed by a proper ass-kicking guitar riff — the hell? A detuned victory lap fanfare glazed with weirdo counterpoint saw them off into a green and magenta sunset.

Come back tomorrow to hear the “VOID” mix by Alex Brown.

♫ Listen: Lil Data – Lil Tape

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