Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke collaborating, the world waits at edge of seat for more details

Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke collaborating, the world waits at edge of seat for more details

Here at DA TAPE, we give it to you straight. So here it is: there’s not a ton to this story. FACT reports that Oneohtrix Point Never (or Daniel Lopatin for all you humans out there) and Hudson Mohawke (or Ross Birchard for the aforementioned humans) are working together. On what, though? Hey good question: the only information thus far consists of this picture and this picture and that’s it. My analysis is that this collaboration involves a keyboard of some variety and will be inspired by gummy snacks.

The rest of this story will consist of my Oneohtrix Point Never/Hudson Mohawke fan fiction.

Hudson Mohawke entered the recording studio. He felt really good. He was there at the recording studio to record with his good friend, Daniel “Oneohtrix Point Never” Lopatin. When he walked in, he saw Daniel sitting on the studio couch. He was dropping some Haribo brand gummy bears into his mouth, chewing with relish.

ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER: Hey Hudson. Want some bears?

Hudson did want some bears. He wanted the bears badly and he wasn’t afraid to let Oneohtrix know.

HUDSON MOHAWKE: Yeah, I’d love some bears. Toss them here.

Oneohtrix did toss the bears to Mohawke. Grabbing them mid-flight, Ross (that’s Hudson Mohawke’s real name) immediately poured a few of the firm yet soft treats into his mouth. The taste was like an ambrosia. Hudson smiled and looked at his friend.

HUDSON MOHAWKE: You’re my best friend.

ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER: You’re my best friend, too.

E. NAGURNEY: You’re both my best friends.

• Oneohtrix Point Never:
• Hudson Mohawke:

Jason Lescalleet and Greg Kelley rekindle old passion through very public Conversations, out today!

Tape-maestro Jason Lescalleet has spent the last decade doing his best to move on from the intense, rollercoaster of a ride that was his fleeting musical partnership with trumpeter Greg Kelley. We all know what happened — shit got real, listeners got 2001’s excellent Forlorn Green, and everyone seemingly moved on. Kelley continued a collaboration with Bhob Rainey in nmperign, even letting Lescalleet hang deep for a hot minute back in 2006. Lescalleet moved through personal sojourns and similarly fleeting partnerships — Dilloway, Lambkin, Drumm — all in an attempt to find the real Jason. Eventually, all the other names started to blend together. Something was missing — but what?

I’ll just tell you what: they did it again!! After a fiery session in Mexico City and a prolific stint at Lescalleet’s home base in Maine, the two noiseniks feel like they have it all dialed in enough to release a brand new album. Conversations is out today on Glistening Examples, the label run by Mr. Lescalleet himself. These six tracks are coming out on crisp, data-crunching Compact Disc and invisible Digital editions, available from GE’s Bandcamp. So what are you waiting for? These two might not make another album together for, like, another 13 years, and while the past belongs to us, the future belongs to no one.

P.S. - If, by any chance, you live in the Boston, MA zone, be sure to catch Kelley in trio with cellist Vic Rawlings and percussionist Seijiro Murayama at the always lovely Washington Street Art Center in Somerville this Wednesday, June 4. More deets at Non-Event.

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Chief Keef drops “Getcha” and “SHIFU,” delays Bang 3 (again)

Betcha been fiending hard for a Chief Keef summer anthem to scare all the little kids on your block. At the risk of sounding like a child abductor, I offer Sosa’s “Getcha” as a viable option.

On a second newly released track, “SHIFU,” Keef offers up a playful tune perfect for a children’s birthday party. “Monkey see, monkey do” is clear evidence that he’s attempting to lock in the younger set and make them Keefheads before they graduate from preschool. Smart move, Keith.

Why, you ask, has he unleashed these, and what about his new album? And will these songs be on it? And when, when, when, when can I get my grimy little hands on it? Homie — chill. Good news your way comes. Keef was kickin’ it at Interscope last night and has let us all know, “We ain’t forgot about dis BANG 3 shit!!! I’m finna go back n da studio n finish dis shit off this week.”

Now, bang your head to the two new tracks. Bang 3 is coming.

• Chief Keef:
• Interscope:

Adult Swim announces this summer’s line-up of hot, sexy, nude, digital singles, including Fatima Al-Qadiri, Tim Hecker, Future, RP Boo, and more!

Gee, if I didn’t think Adult Swim purported to such a high degree of literacy, I’d say the folks over there spend a lot of time reading TMT! Ha HA! Ziiiiiiing!

But seriously, folks: according to an “exclusive” report on Billboard yesterday, the TV network has announced this year’s round of digital singles, and the artists, which include the likes of Giorgio Moroder, Sleep, Future, Fatima Al-Qadiri, RP Boo, Tim Hecker, and others, kinda reads like a veritable TMT staff list (minus all of those annoyingly clever little blurbs we’re always force-feeding you).

For real though, what gives with the left-field music choices over there? Are they just trolling search engines or what? Well, according to Jason DeMarco, VP of Adult Swim On-Air, “Adult Swim has become a success by making great shows and putting out great work without worrying too much about what’s mainstream. For us, it’s more interesting to use the platform of Adult Swim to provide great music – whether the artist is a known act, a ‘name,’ an up-and-comer, or a total unknown.”

The series’ fifth season, which begins June 9 and runs for 16 weeks, through September 22, will feature all-new tracks that are exclusive to Adult Swim’s thing and will be available for free, either as a download or stream at the Adult Swim site, as well as on the Adult Swim SoundCloud and YouTube pages. All the music will also be released through Adult Swim’s Williams Street label, and all tracks will be able for download at the end of the season. In the mean time, if there’s any artists you need to familiarize yourself with, I know a website where you can probably get some pretty reliable reviews…

Adult Swim Singles 2014 Schedule:

06.09.14 - Giorgio Moroder
06.16.14 - Machinedrum
06.23.14 - Destruction Unit
07.04.14 - Fatima Al-Qadiri
07.07.14 - Tim Hecker
07.14.14 - Speedy Ortiz
07.21.14 - Sleep
07.28.14 - Future (w/animated video)
08.04.14 - Diarrhea Planet
08.11.14 - Oozing Wound
08.18.14 - Captain Murphy
08.25.14 - Deafheaven
09.01.14 - RP Boo
09.08.14 - Mastodon Feat. Gibby Haynes
09.15.14 - Run The Jewels
09.22.14 - KA

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Avant-garde saxophonist Eric Dolphy’s papers on view at Library of Congress; it’s a single post-it note that reads “I have 19 fingers”

Legendary multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy helped pave the way for the free jazz genre in the 50s and 60s via classic LPs like Out to Lunch! and Outward Bound. Like the best of his class, Dolphy was able to mix both beauty and chaos — his sounds floated like a butterfly and stung like a B-flat suspended fourth chord that’s in some weird time signature I’ll never comprehend.

Unfortunately, Dolphy died at an early age in 1964, an era when free jazz was met with rejoinders like “Hey man, could you cool it on the notes?” and “He’s playing so fast I can’t even see what his hands are doing, but then again, it’s awfully smoky in this bar” (presumably; I’m merely a child). Understandably, peers, friends, and god knows, the everyman struggled to figure out where the hell Dolphy’s technique came from.

Well, half a century later, you, the befuddled and vacant everyman yourself, can view and try to make sense of the writings of Dolphy, which are now housed in our nation’s glorious capital. Flautist/composer James Newton recently donated a whopping five boxes of Dolphy’s musical papers to the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Harbored inside those boxes are previously unperformed works, Dolphy’s own invented scales, transcriptions of bird calls, and in classic Dolphy fashion, several pages where no one has any idea what is going on.

For those of you wanting to read the words of a genius (not counting the ones on this website you’re reading right now), pay a visit to the Library of Congress’ Performing Arts Reading Room. You’ll find me knee-deep in the bird call transcriptions.

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Belle and Sebastian announce tour, begin work on new album in Atlanta with assistance from 1017 Brick Squad

Stuart Murdoch has an ice cream cone tattooed on his face. His band, Belle and Sebastian, are in Atlanta currently, home of Mr. Zone 6, recording their new album. Working with them on this, their ninth album, is Ben H. Allen III, who has handled production duties on works by Animal Collective, Deerhunter, and M.I.A., among others. Rumors are flying that Waka Flocka Flame may have a guest verse, perhaps in the character of “The Major” for a follow-up to the band’s classic track “Me and the Major.” Waka Flocka verse or no Waka Flocka verse, the record will be the first released worldwide by Matador, the band’s longtime US home.

While not rubbing elbows with the likes of Young Thug, Belle and Sebastian are making the rounds to festivals all over the dang place. This summer finds them hitting a string of European cities and BRINGING THAT CLASSIC BELLE AND SEBASTIAN HEAT. Then in October they’ll come to the sister cities of Austin, TX and Paris, France. Look it up and tell me I’m wrong about these cities being sisters.

But wait, there’s more to be said about Belle and Sebastian. First, Matador will be reissuing much of the band’s back catalog this fall. Second, that very same fall is when Stuart Murdoch’s film God Save the Girl is receiving a theatrical run in the US and Canada. This fall is the time for Belle and Sebastian and Atlanta and 1017 Brick Squad.

Belle and Sebastian dates:

06.19.14 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien Open Air
06.20.14 - Neuhausen, Germany - Southside Festival
06.21.14 - Scheesel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
06.22.14 - Hilvarenbeek, Holland - Best Kept Secret Festival
06.25.14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - DR Concert Hall
06.26.14 - Norkopping, Sweden - Bravalla Festival
07.26.14 - Costa Brava, Spain - Festival Porta Ferada
07.28.14 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Plaza de la Quintana
08.03.14 - Katowice, Poland - Off Festival
08.08.14 - Cesena, Italy - Rocca Malatestiana
08.10.14 - Palermo, Italy - Psigrock Festival
10.03.14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10.10.14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10.31.14 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Festival

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