REZZ has a new album on the way via Mau5trap, and since early this summer, the Canadian beat maker’s sophomore effort has been one of the most hotly anticipated projects of the year. Following recent singles from the record, “Witching Hour” and the 1788-L-assisted “H E X,” REZZ has come through with another new piece from her upcoming Certain Kind of Magic LP, offering “Flying Octopus,” and the track’s accompanying music video as her latest delivery.
“Flying Octopus” tells the story of a little animated octo-boi and a group of underwater pals plotting their ambitious escape from the depths. The cartoon critters find themselves jerry-rigging a submarine to fly them out of dodge, set to the score of REZZ’ tingling, syrupy techno cut. While the video is a step away from characteristically trippy REZZ visuals, the new feature heavily leans on a message of lighthearted camaraderie, which ultimately aligns perfectly with the Mass Manipulationproducer’s cult fan base. See the video for “Flying Octopus” here ahead of Certain Kind of Magic’s August 3 release.
Last year, Guerilla Toss topped themselves with GT Ultra, which landed on our list of the best albums of 2017. The New York-based psychedelic crew are back at it again with Twisted Crystal, their third new album in as many years. It’ll be out in the fall, and today they’re sharing its lead … More »
Last month, Alexandra Niedzialkowski released her first new song as Cumulus since the project’s 2013 debut, I Never Meant It To Be Like This. That song, “Retreat,” was a one-off and isn’t included on her new album, but it was indicative of a musician that had spent the five years in between … More »
True to their name, Snow Roller are on a roll. The Portland-based band is about to release their third album in as many years, a lineage which started with their 2016 debut, What’s The Score? and continued with last years’ XXL. Their next one is called Y2K and comes out at the end … More »
Black Belt Eagle Scout is the project of Portland-based musician Katherine Paul. She released her first self-titled EP in 2014, and her debut full-length, Mother Of My Children, initially came out last year and is now being reissued in the fall by Saddle Creek Records. The Omaha label seems to be getting in … More »
As Miss World, London’s Natalie Chahal is a grunge barbie. Or maybe a garage-rock pageant queen? She took her name from the 1994 Hole song, which in turn was named after London’s very old international beauty pageant. After spending her teens touring with various punk bands — most recently the duo Shit Girlfriend … More »
Hilang Child is the project of London singer-songwriter Ed Riman. You may have heard him last year on the debut album from Lost Horizons, the new project from Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde, whose Bella Union label is putting out Hilang Child’s upcoming album Years. Today Riman is sharing a video for the album’s new … More »
German prodigy, TRAILS, has been a SoundCloud darling over the last two years with his remixes of RL Grime, Flume, and Bring Me The Horizon racking up millions of plays collectively. Shifting to focus on establishing his melodic project even further, the European producer comes forth with his first original in two years, “Hold Up,” featuring up-and-coming vocalist, Rromarin, via CloudKid. Always keeping his dreamy, melodic tinge intact, TRAILS concocts a unworldly assortment of chimes, trap horns, and wavy synths that demonstrates the producer’s creative prowess and his ability to translate the sound of his remixes to originals.
Stringer have been kicking around NYC’s rock circles for a while now. The group’s original, core duo of Mark Fletcher and Max Kagan met on December 12, 2012, during a 24-hour noise show at the now-defunct DIY venue Shea Stadium, an erstwhile hub for Stringer’s members and their collaborators. After initially playing as Heeney, Kagan … More »
A mysterious artist by the name of Sirus Hood stole the attention of the dance world around a half decade ago, perking ears with an array of wild house productions and sets. It didn’t take long for th French native’s heady beats to make their way to Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin, who promptly brought him into the Dirtybird fold. The rest is history,
After spending some time flying free from the nest, he now returns to Dirtybird with a stripped-down, grooving tech house two-piece titled Third Eye. Its opener, “Warning,” is minimal, yet chunky at the same time, pairing raunchy basslines and crisp percussion together into a satisfying backdrop for hits of laser and vocal edits. The result? A deep, grooving club cut that works as a good warm-up for peaktime hours.