This expansive double LP set highlights the sounds of Hatchett’s legendary dance instruction albums, running the gamut from '70s disco and funk to '80s electro and proto-techno .
At the height of his fame in the 1980s, Hatchett’s classes in New York City attracted celebrities including Madonna, Brooke Shields, Olivia Newton-John, and Naomi Cambell.
Máscaras is the latest album under Toronto multi-instrumentalist Brandon Valdivia's Mas Aya moniker.
His deft and atmospheric production style folds together intricate spiraling synths, balmy environments, and crisp drum programming.
The tracks on Máscaras draw from trap, footwork, early Warp-label gestures, and dancehall reggae. Yet it's his love of organic instrumentation that cements his commitment to an unclassifiable aesthetic.
A “journal album,” from Badge Epoque Ensemble leader Max Turnbull, Scroll collages together the pearls of Turnbull’s eight-year dive into his songwriting imagination.
A cosmic hodgepodge of funk, jazz, ambient techno, guitar rock, musique concrète, and hip hop, Scroll sprawls across 90 audacious minutes, sounding like an artifact unearthed from a lost musical Atlantis.
The aesthetic breadth is woven playfully together in a form evoking classic album collage-works: J Dilla’s Donuts, Mothers of Invention, Broadcast & the Focus Group , and Actress.
Album is the experimental glitch-groove duo of Olivier Fairfield and Simon Provencher, two tirelessly creative musicians working in the small but fertile community of Hull, Québec.
Though the pair’s various bands have shared stages throughout the past five years, Album’s fractured beatscapes are the fruits of their first proper collaboration.
Fans of genre-defiant Warp Records acts such as Seefeel and Squarepusher may also find something to enjoy in Album’s blurring of ambient waves, instrumental shredding, and clicky electronica.