So there’s a new EP from Kuedo coming out at at last at the end of this month, his first new music since 2012’s Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space on Planet Mu. And while there’s still a strong dystopian touch in his music, it sounds slighty different, the synthesizers seem to be sharpened up a bit, much like his remix for Dorian Concept from earlier this year.1. Vertical Stack
2. Border State Collapse
3. Boundary Regulation (feat. Egyptrixx)
4. Case Type Classification
5. Eyeless Angel Intervention (feat. Mind:Body:Fitness)
6. Event Tracking Across Populated Terrain (feat. Roly Porter)
7. Cellular Perimeter
The full EP titled „Assertion of a Surrounding Presence” will be out on July 31st and marks Kuedo’s debut on his own Knives label.
When this (totally unnecessary) sequel to Blade Runner was announced the other day, I could not help but fantasise about Kuedo doing its soundtrack, to me that’s the obvious choice. It’s unfortunate that such movie projects are not made to fill the hearts of fans with love, but to make a quick buck out of their nostalgia. Well, don’t be upset, it doesn’t help. I recommend pressing that play button above, then close your eyes and picture flying in a Syd Mead-designed flying car over dystopian Los Angeles.
The track you can hear above is already the third revealed from the forthcoming Dorian Concept EP, Joined Ends (Remixes). The release date has moved forward to April 6th, and you can already listen to the other remixes by Tim Hecker and Bibio. On top of that, don’t miss the unofficial interpretation by Dim Grimm aka Dimlite.
Here are some things from earlier in the week worth noting, all of them previously mentioned on our Twitter feed.
There will be a documentary on Los Angeles’ Stones Throw label titled Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton and you can support it through their Kickstarter campaign.
Dummy Magazine asked Kuedo to pick the 10 best The Future Is Yet To Come tracks, “10 most forward-thinking, out-there tracks that he takes inspiration from.”
You probably streamed the new Lukid album while it was up on the Resident Advisor homepage earlier this week.If you missed it, Lonely At The Top will be out tomorrow on vinyl and CD. Also read this interview with the man over on Sonic Router.
Following the recent drum & bass revival, check out LV’s remix from the new Débruit EP on Civil Music. Also comes with remixes from Kelpe, Mwëslee and Fulgeance.
New York’s Visualized did a nice video on the story behind the iconic Joy Division cover artwork for Unknown Pleasures.
Here’s a mixtape we wanted to include in the last Weekend Mixtapes selection, it’s West Norwood Cassette Library‘s contribution to the Fill Yer Boots podcast.
And lastly an oldie by Dorian Concept he forgot about himself, available for free download on the Dublab website!
Planet Mu’s Konx-Om-Pax is expected to release his debut LP on the label later this year, but many people probably know him from his work as a video artist. His latest was made for his label mate Kuedo and it’s for a track from last year’s Severant.
Work on the backend of the site and traveling around have kept me from posting many mixtapes this year, but then again I don’t recall much worth posting. So here is a selection of recommended mixtapes released throughout the month.
About six months ago, we were happy to have Gerry Read contribute to our own podcast series. Since then, the 20 year old Englishman released three much acclaimed 12-inches on the Fourth Wave label. Reason enough for XLR8R to invite him to do their first podcast of the year.
Boiler Room #69 was easily the most successful session to date, with thousand tuned in for the Thom Yorke’s DJ set. The really good sets that night came from others: Lone, Illum Sphere and Jamie xx with Caribou. And it’s the latter’s mix that’s finally available for download.
Two new mixes come from Hyperdub’s own Ossie. The young Londoner guested on GETME! Radio radio-show, as well as on the Hyperdub show on Rinse.
The latest Sonic Router mix comes from Moscow’s Pixelord, interview and download can be found here!
For some proper house music, check out the latest from Linkwood.
And lastly some older mixes. SBTRKT returned to Rinse for his third show, Kuedo did a mix for Motto Distribution, and King Midas Sound contributed to Dummy Mag‘s podcast.
When Kuedo‘s debut album Severant dropped some weeks back, it gained nothing but high marks from magazines and blogs. To keep the talk alive, Planet Mu is giving away a free remix from New York’s FaltyDL.
So the download and so is the stream of the entire Kuedo album. If that doesn’t convince you on the purchase, then I don’t know!
As you should know by now, Planet Mu has finally released Kuedo‘s much anticipated solo debut Severant this week. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it by now, but the snippets sounded most promising and early reviews confirm that impression.
Whether you’re undecided or still waiting for the mailman to deliver your physical copy, you can listen to the full album below.
Apart from the obligatory CD, LP and download, Planet Mu offers Severant as a limited cassette release. Of course it’s always best to support the label directly, but you can also get your copy from Bleep, Rush Hour or even iTunes.
This was supposed to be a collection of mixes for the weekend, but since Ms Riot was in town over the weekend..
Just hot off the press is the latest Resident Advisor podcast mixed by Martyn. As you all know, his new album arrived today, so maybe you want to listen to this mix on your way to the shop.
The last couple of mixes by Tropics became all-time favourites in no time, so I’m really looking forward to this new one for oki-ni.
2000black founder Dego is currently on tour through Japan. I wonder if he really needs promo mixes to fill clubs over there, but he made one just in case (and for everybody outside of Japan.)
And from there it’s easy to draw a line to Eric Lau’s Last Night on Earth mix for Put Me On It, which went online a couple of days ago already.
Set The Tone is already one of the biggest dance tunes for me this year, so I’ve been following all of Ossie‘s activity since then. Last week he came up with a mix for the Hyponik podcast and it’s a good one.
Jacques Greene was on Rinse FM last week, Phon.o contributed a mix for Electronic Beats, and the Boiler Room‘s back to back from Quest and Silkie is online.
One of the most anticipated albums for this month should be Severant by Kuedo. The other week he guested on the FACT podcast and I think he also made a mix for Mary Anne Hobbs.
If the last one in this selection gets any extra attention, then it shall be Sotu the Traveller‘s mix for DJ Broadcast.
Update This one just came in, it’s an impressive 95 minutes mix by Bristol’s Appleblim for FACT Magazine
Kuedo‘s remix of Goodbye Girl is taken from the forthcoming King Midas Sound 12-inch and Tom Shoelfield directed this video for the track.
The single will be out on Hyperdub end of August (29th in UK, 30th in US) and comes with another remix by Mala. The original version was part of King Midas Sound’s 2010 album Waiting For You…