Gold Panda – Brazil [Listen]

Gold Panda

Finally here it is! Without further ado I present you with Brazil, the first single from Gold Panda’s upcoming album Half Of Where You Live. After January’s Trust EP left many salivating for the expected full-length follow up to 2010’s brilliant Lucky Shiner we finally have something to sink our teeth into and a date to pencil into the calendars for that very follow up.

Brazil is hypnotic, full of detail and a joy to listen to. Without a doubt Gold Panda through and through and while not a huge leap from previous material, that’s fine by me. Not many artists have that perfect balance between catchy songwriting and pure experimental sounding electronic bliss. If the album follows suit, fan’s will have nothing to worry about and it’ll be another wonderful record from one of Britain’s current finest electronic musicians.

Pre-order Half Of Where You Live over on the Wichita Recordings website

Additionally there’s a string of live dates coming up, I’ve been before myself and it’s well worth a look in. more details over on the Gold Panda website.

Bonobo – The North Borders [Review]

Bonobo The North Borders

It doesn’t feel too long ago now that Black Sands (March 2010) released to a wonderful reception from fans and critics alike and pushed Bonobo even further to success supported by a truly brilliant live set and extensive touring. Now just three years later Simon Green returns with another step forward for his sound and what will in all likelihood be one of the best releases in downtempo electronic music this year. Continue reading

Catching Flies – The Stars EP / Mt. Wolf – Life Size Ghosts EP [Listen]

Today I have two electronic EP’s from London based musicians linked here by a remix from which I followed the trail back to the source, in turn discovering two bright relatively new acts myself.

So without further ado, first up (if you’re not already familiar with him) let me introduce you to London based producer Catching Flies. Continue reading

Fat Freddy’s Drop – Silver And Gold [Listen]

Here’s a little something for the weekend, Fat Freddy’s Drop have returned with Silver And Gold, the first single from new album Blackbird, due early 2013. As has been the case throughout the bands thirteen year career, it’s a fabulous marriage of dub and blues with grooves that belong on the dance floor. The album’s not far off and Silver And Gold is one hell of an exciting tease. It’s also a FREE download, so grab it while it’s hot!

Fanu Presents All-Fanu Mix Volume 7 [Listen]

Breakbeat genius Fanu has a fresh mix on his soundcloud page, It’s a fantastic diversion for an hour and it’s also a free download. If you’re after a little downbeat and dnb it’s well worth your time.

http://soundcloud.com/fanu/fanumix7

01. DJ Shadow – “Scale It Back” (Fanu’s Lightless coffee remix) [dub]
02. Pilvien Päällä [Lightless]
03. Paras Ystävä [Lightless]
04. Rave Like It’s… [Lightless]
05. Animation – Spanish Key (Fanu’s Lightless remix) [RareNoise]
06. ZZYZZX – Battle Anybody (Fanu remix) [dub]
07. Shatner Rap (feat. Greenleaf) [Lightless]
08. I Can’t Sleep [Lightless]
09. Jupiter 2011 (feat. Mineral) [Lightless]
10. Nuku [Lightless]
11. Dawn Joseph – Something Beautiful (Fanu remix) [dub]
12. Beauty [Midnight Sun Recs dub]
13. Ane Brun (Do You Remember) [Balloon Ranger Recs. dub]