When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »
OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES certainly took many corners of music world by storm last year, including here at TMT, where it topped our year-end list. But despite what the Illuminati running the Grammy Awards might want you to believe, that’s not where it all started for SOPHIE. 2013’s “Bipp” was one of our favorite singles that year, while “Hard,” “Lemonade,” and the rest earned kudos from this website at the time of their individual unveilings. And when compilation PRODUCT came out, fans were grateful for something resembling a full-length, even if SOPHIE initially didn’t concoct it with that intention.
My point? The bevy of new fans that she earned courtesy of UN-INSIDES would do well to check out the older stuff, lest they miss out on the minimalist album art and the opportunity to log what’s still the best SOPHIE track ever created (a.k.a. “Bipp,” FYI).
Fortunately, the Numbers imprint just did the noobs and non-noobs alike a solid. PRODUCT has just been reissued in its original form, as four vinyl singles. Go ahead and buy that product here and now, alongside the CD and digital versions if you’re too
lazy busy dancing to change vinyls.
Vinyl 1 – BIPP/ELLE
Vinyl 2 – LEMONADE/HARD
Vinyl 3 – MSMSMSM/VYZEE
Vinyl 4 – L.O.V.E./JUST LIKE WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE
Oh! Hey, sorry I didn’t see you there. Um, yeah… It’s true! Australian pop-star-in-the-making Banoffee just announced her debut album, called Look At Us Now Dad. You know you saw her with the crew when she toured with Charli XCX and T Swift? Oh wait, you were sick that week… uhhhh
Well, I hate to say it but the new record features all your friends pretty much :/ Like, SOPHIE and CupcakKe and Empress Of and Umru are all on it. Oh and Lizzo’s creative director Quinn Whitney Wilson made the music video for “Tennis Fan” featuring Empress Of. I’m like, sorry that you weren’t invited… weren’t you out of town or something? No? …Well, whatever. I mean you can watch the video down below literally right now. It’s not really a big deal. They weren’t like talking about you or anything.
Look, I can’t be expected to include you on everything. This album is about survival, about making it through abuse and reclaiming your own voice. Can you just chill out and appreciate that for a second? Think about something other than yourself. Banoffee literally described this record by saying “each song uses human experience to talk about more complex concepts of addiction, obsession, heartbreak, and resurrection. Not to dwell in sadness, but to join hands.” My bad if your hands weren’t included there. Jeez.
Okay, seriously: Look At Us Now Dad comes out on February 21 of next year. I’m sure you will have gotten over this by then. Just pre-order it and chill out. Did you just ask if I think she’s cooler than you? I honestly like don’t even want to answer that question. Just text me later. Next time I’ll definitely invite you. I promise.
Look At Us Now Dad tracklisting:
01. Tennis Fan (feat. Empress Of)
02. I Lied (Interlude)
04. One Night Stand
05. Count On You
06. Don’t Go Sharing Your Clothes (Interlude)
09. That Sorta Stuff (Interlude)
11. This Is For Me
SOPHIE has made the two-part remix album for her 2018 album Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides available to stream online via Youtube. The experimental producer has captivated the mainstream scene with her provocative avant-garde take on pop music and equally intriguing visual aesthetics, garnering the attention of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and frequent work alongside fellow electronic producer Flume. SOPHIE released Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides to widespread critical acclaim last year before she proceeded to launch a limited edition remix album in July 2019. Only 100 copies were made available alongside the purchase of a $285 exclusive clutch bag, made in collaboration with MAWI & Ciaran Moore.
The remix package features 25 tracks and includes five versions of “INFATUATION” as well as new tracks “XTC Acid” and “Leeds Heaven and Hell”. SOPHIE has shared both sides of the non-stop remix LP and accompanying visualizers for each upload. Listen to both sides of SOPHIE’s Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides remix album below:
H/T: DJ Mag
What are you doing for the next 1.6 hrs or so? Oh, yeah? Wow. Sounds kinda important. DOESN’T MATTER. I now have you scheduled to listen to SOPHIE’s freshly-announced non-stop remix album of last year’s OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES (our #1 album of 2018, btw). Like with that album, the two-part remix release — with each installment consisting of over 47 minutes of seamless fun — has been graciously made available for FREE on YouTube, and it could very well expire tonight. I mean, we don’t know that to be true, but who knows what’ll happen between now and then. We’re not taking any chances.
Listen to both remix albums below. Whole new world down there.
01. COLD WORLD
02. NOT OKAY (ALONE REMIX)
03. XTC ACID
04. PONYBOY (MEGADOG)
05. PUSH EMISSION (wHor3 moans)
06. PONYBOY (FAAST BOY REMIX)
07. FACESHOPPING (LIPSTICK GEL REMIX)
08. NOT OKAY (MACHINE WORLD)
09. WHOLE NEW WORLD (DOSS AND SOPHIE REMIX)
10. INFATUATION (LICHTBOGEN DREAMIN’ REMIX)
11. FACESHOPPING (EUPHORIA REMIX)
12. PRETENDING I GIVE IN (LET GO)
01. LEEDS HEAVEN AND HELL
02. WHOLE NEW WORLD (BIG KISS REMIX)
03. PONY WHIP
04. FACESHOPPING (MONEY MIX)
05. PRETEND WORLD (SHOP FRONT)
07. COLD WATER
08. DIVE (SDF)
09. INFATUATION (SUNLIGHT ZONE)
10. INFATUATION (TWILIGHT ZONE)
11. INFATUATION (MIDNIGHT ZONE)
12. INFATUATION (THE ABYSS)
13. INFATUATION (THE TRENCHES)
Experimental Scottish pop songstress, SOPHIE, has launched an extremely limited edition sale of her remix album for her Grammy-nominated Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides LP.
Only 100 copies of the “non-stop” remix LP are currently up for grabs. Along with the release, SOPHIE has sweetened the offer for fans interested in shelling out the $285. The purchase comes with an equally exclusive clutch handbag, available in either black or red, produced alongside MAWI and Ciaran Moore. In total, fans will receive the clutch and three-CD set, which includes the original LP and twofold remix album.
The package is available via SOPHIE’s website.
Sophie announces the release of Oil of Every Pearl’s Un–Insides non stop remix album edition with custom extended clutch bag produced in collaboration with friends MAWI & Ciaran Moore. Only 100 remix albums are available on CD with exclusive clutch bag — https://t.co/cR92SzHkKv pic.twitter.com/dbfFS7cFFp
— SOPHIE (@SOPHIEMSMSMSM) July 17, 2019
You’re a TMT reader, which means that, according to our demographic data, there’s a 74% chance that you earn a yearly income of at least $30k. Which also means that you could possibly be 1 of the 100 lucky fans to afford and purchase SOPHIE’s latest release: a “non stop” remix CD of OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES + an exclusive clutch bag for $285. GO NOW GO!
The “custom extended” clutch bag is made in collaboration with MAWI and Ciaran Moore, and comes in black or red. No info has been released yet about the remix CD, but if you’re not part of the aforementioned 74% elite, you probably wouldn’t have the leisure time to listen to it anyway lol.
Oh, is that a teardrop in your eye? It’s okay to cry, ya bum!
The London-based singer and producer Palmistry is a fascinating figure: A guy who makes a version of dancehall reggae that strips the music back to minimal pulses and emotional longing. The Irish-born Benjy Keating doesn’t exactly sing in a fake patois or anything, but he understands the way dancehall beats work, and he lets his … More »
English artist Benjy Keating crafts left-of-center dancehall pop as Palmistry. His bouncy, elastic rhythms made a splash on his 2016 debut Pagan. Now, Keating is gearing up to release his sophomore Palmistry album, Afterlife, this May. On the album’s lead single, “Water,” Keating finds support in his off-kilter pop inclinations from the current-reigning … More »
In 2016, Rafael Lubner noted with surgical accuracy that Benjy Keating (a.k.a. Palmistry) “makes minimal pop music to maximal ends.” That truth has not wavered over the three years since Pagan, though Keating has been working head-down in Athens and in his secret lab at Mixpak, producing liquid tracks for big names in small-name hip-hop (with frequent collaborations, including his recent work with Triad God).
But really, it’s all been a part of a perfect-crime pop blueprint. As the pieces fall into place, we can now see that a new album, Afterlife, is on its way. And as if he didn’t already have us under his thumb, the skullduggerous Keating has nabbed a certain TMT-beloved human being named SOPHIE as a collaborator/co-conspirator on a new track available now. Maximal ends indeed…
“Water” is a track that sounds like — well… Keating’s restrained ethos dissolves easily into SOPHIE’s production: a universal solvent. It’s a 3-dimensional chess move, an untraceable neurotoxin.
Security systems be damned, Palmistry is already inside. He played us all like checkers, and there’s nothing left to be done but watch this twilight campaign unfurl, waiting patiently for this May, when Afterlife is destined to hit shelves via Mixpak.
01. Rovin (prod. Palmistry, Mechatok)
02. Venom (prod. Palmistry)
03. Tru Luv (ft. Toian) (prod. Benny Blanco, Palmistry)
04. Water (prod. SOPHIE)
05. Sway (prod. Palmistry)
06. Peel & Slice (prod. Palmistry)
07. Deet (ft. Klu) (prod. Palmistry, Mechatok)
08. River (prod. Palmistry)
09. Vexed (prod. Palmistry)
10. Euphorion (prod. Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Palmistry)
11. Afterlife (prod. Palmistry)