NGUZUNGUZU’s “Delirium,” the second track off the L.A. group’s forthcoming EP, sounds so Hippos in Tanks, in the sense that it sounds so James Ferraro, in the sense that it sounds so BEBETUNE$. The track has a similar melody as “#GRINDLYFE,” a similar twinkle as “#C I T Y LIGHT$$$,” a similar feel as “R E P T I L E ONLINE,” and a similar air horn as “STREET DREAM$$” But this is a good thing. Some true flamethrowing liquid metal right here:
NGUZUNGUZU’s Warm Pulse EP is out digitally on July 3 and on CD/vinyl on August 14.
Mass At Dawn
“Demons Of Fire”
Three-inch CDs, what’s that all about? A one-holed circle in which 21-24 minutes of music has been transferred, that’s what. Well that’s all well and good, but how the devil do I play it? According to Kimberley Dawn:
SPECIAL MUSIC NEEDS A SPECIAL PLAYER-
DON’T PLAY TINY CD’S IN SLOT LOADING
CD-PLAYERS. remember: “spindles and trays
… are okay!”
As one should be aware, any aphorism that (sort of) rhymes is irrevocably true. Anyway, I for one am excited that this dying format is being reignited by the underground. Can’t wait for these little blighters to get back into circulation as well.
Kimberley Dawn is, among other things, proud presenters of Tennessee’s unique and grubby take on psychedelia. Trimutation, from Nashville’s Dylan Simon a.k.a. Mass At Dawn, is all laid back and languid. You can almost feel the weight of that finger as it lies heavy on the unwavering synth note throughout “Demons Of Fire.” Expect more of the same on the remaining 18-21 minutes of seething composition that these three glorious inches offer.
“45 Fifty Four”
In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove. And from this groove came the groove of all grooves. And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldy declared, “Let there be HOUSE!” And house music was born. “I am, you see, I am the creator, and this is my house! And, in my house there is ONLY house music. But, I am not so selfish, because once you enter my house, it then becomes OUR house and OUR house music!”
And, you see, no one man owns house because house music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all. You see, house is a feeling that no one can understand really unless you’re deep into the vibe of house. House is an uncontrollable desire to jack your body. And, as I told you before, this is our house and our house music. And in every house, you understand, there is a keeper. And, in this house, the keeper is Jack.
Now some of you who might wonder, “Who is Jack, and what is it that Jack does?” Jack is the one who gives you the power to jack your body! Jack is the one who gives you the power to do the snake. Jack is the one who gives you the key to the wiggly worm. Jack is the one who learns you how to walk your body. Jack is the one that can bring nations and nations of all Jackers together under one house. You may be black, you may be white; you may be Jew or Gentile. It don’t make a difference in OUR House.
“45 Fifty Four” is a previously unreleased track by DJ Rashad, courtesy of Lit City Trax and Dazed Digital. TEKLIFE Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi is out now.
iii [album stream]
Music is absorbed in penetrating repetition deez-dayz. But how about just CD skips? Like, ever think Replica is due to a glove box full of scratched discs? For really, listen to each of these iii nipple tapes tracks (all less than two minutes) over and over individually for, like, an hour each and absorb yourself in this stink. Shit gets slow. Maybe. Maybe it’s all the same speed. Right? YOU do something about it. Put it in Audacity and slow it down more. Or pump it up to um-hum. It’s also good for highway-driving zones. And, love the cover art.
• nipple tapes: http://nippletapes.bandcamp.com/album/iii
Oneohtrix Point Never with Roger Robinson
“Replica (Falty DL Remix)”
Today sees the digital release of the Dog in the Fog EP by Oneohtrix Point Never. To celebrate, label Software has released a remix that didn’t make the cut. The track is by Falty DL, who remixes a version of “Replica” by Mr. Lopatin and King Midas Sound’s Roger Robinson. I can most certainly fuck with that. Check it out here:
“Take Me Out”
BPitch Control founder Ellen Allien may have quietly released Galactic Horse back in March, but now a clip has surfaced for “Take Me Out,” the woozy, throbbing highlight of that two-track release. It’s a slice of trippy German IDM that’s still accessible enough for most house fans. The video, meanwhile, relies on kaleidoscopic images and heavy shadows — those bits of familiar but nonetheless alluring discotheque imagery that cause a dancer to resemble an Indian goddess. The pulsating lights in the background further add to the trippy, phosphorescent feel of the track.