It’s always a treat to receive new audio/visual project from Sinjin Hawke’s Fractal Fantasy video-only imprint and the latest might just be the burgeoning project’s most impressive yet. “Flash Alert” is a collaboration between Sinjin and Night Slugs don L-Vis 1990. It’s all absolute madness. The video is all molten metal and rapidly fluctuating textures, an immersive experience that is at once captivating and visually abrasive. The song is built on sharp edges and high frequencies, piling loads of snares on top of swimming (both real and metaphorical) effects. In a sense, it’s a London-centric update of early Detroit techno, bringing the Motor City’s innate funkiness into the digital age.
Straight out the fucking dungeons of planet Night Slugs (from the Fade To Mind galaxy), London’s L-Vis 1990 and Portland’s Massacooramaan have conjoined to form Vissacoor, a joint venture that is certainly more man than machine. If you haven’t noticed, the Night Slugs and Fade To Mind camps have a penchant for collaboration and this Thursday will see Vissacoor come together in New York City for a special live performance alongside a stacked lineup that includes Rinse.FM founder DJ Slimzee, Total Freedom, J-Cush and many more. “Spectral Evidence” is the first track from the duo and is currently up for free download. It’s a dense, dark affair so prepare yourself before listening. Stream/download below and check out the show flyer after the jump.
From the opening salvo of “Night Slugs in this mothafucka, Fade To Mind’s in this mothafucka”, the listener pretty much knows what they’re getting into with L-Vis 1990’s NSMIX002: 70 minutes of the eclectic, mind melting jams from the foremost purveyors of club music. The mix was recorded at Dubspot NYC and features several unreleased L-Vis originals and remixes as well as an unreleased Bok Bok/Tom Trago collaboration and Girl Unit’s “Double Take Pt. 2”. L-Vis keeps it in the Night Slugs/Fade To Mind family for the most part, rinsing tunes by KW Griff, MikeQ, Jam City and more. Stream and download the mix below and peep the tracklist after the jump.
Back in the day, Bok and L-Vis 1990 played back 2 back sets on a regular basis at the Night Slugs club night. The regularity of those affairs is the stuff of legend, but every so often now, the two label-heads strut their shit. Most recently, they hit up London’s Boiler Room, the pitch perfect location for 40+ minutes of space age club music. You can now stream their set from back in June courtesy of Boiler Room. They know us all too well. Stream below.
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Back with the third installment of “Sounds From The Astral Plane.” We missed last week, but we’re back to satiate your thirst for the best tunes from the independent/underground worlds. Enjoy.
Stream: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – “Tapes & Money (Soundcloud edit)”
First off, we have a preview of the brand new single by everyones favorite Jurassic raver, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The track, titled “Tapes & Money” will not not be released for another two months, but this three minute preview will have to do for now. The Oxford native turns in another solid effort here with another feel good track with some bouncy synth stabs and a catchy chord progression. “Tapes & Money” will be released in April followed by TEED’s debut album in May.
Stream: Shlohmo: “wen uuu (Salva Remix)”
Friends of Friends label mates Shlohmo and Salva team up for this remix in anticipation of their upcoming European tour and the Tuesday release of Shlohmo’s Vacation EP. Here, Salva takes the ultra-smooth, meandering “wen uuu” and turns it a completely different animal. Maintaining the pitter patter sounds and the chopped vocals, Salva adds a nice kick and some futuristic synths to create an uptempo banger. Cop Vacation on Tuesday and check out Salva or Shlohmo on tour if you’re in the EU.
Amid all the hype surrounding D’Angelo’s return from his decade long absence, a bevy of remixes from across the electric music spectrum have started popping up. My favorite so far has to be from the Night Slugs head honcho himself, L-Vis 1990. L-Vis takes D’Angelo’s “Untitled” and turns it into a subtle house track.
Stream/Download: JJ DOOM – “Cockney Rhyme And Slang” Feat. Dels
JJ DOOM is the collaboration between experimental hip hop producer Jneiro Jarel and the legendary MF Doom. Several months ago, Dave Sitek released a remix to the duos track “Rhymin Slang” and set the indie and hip hop world ablaze. Now, Grime MC Dels has added a verse to the track to add another dimension to an already hot song.
Happy February friends.