Swedish minimal techno stalwart The Field has announced his new album Infinite Moment via Kompakt on September 21.
The new album takes a more expansive sound as its blueprint, moving away from the darker direction the producer took on 2016’s The Follower. On Infinite Moment The Field explores a lighter atmosphere, crafting an album a press release asserts is “filled with hope and draped in a diffuse, appeasing light”.
Infinite Moment will be available on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats via Kompakt on September 21, and is available to preorder now. Check out the album artwork and tracklist below.
01. ‘Made of Steel, Made of Stone’
02. ‘Divide Now’
03. ‘Hear Your Voice’
04. ‘Something Left, Something Right, Something Wrong’
05. ‘Who Goes There’
06. ‘Infinite Moment’
Never one to sit still, Actress aka Darren Cunningham has been busy on multiple fronts recently. Just announced is the collaborative album with the London City Orchestra “LAGEOS” – out May 25th on Ninja Tune.
Actress x LCO will perform their second Barbican show on May 26th following their sold out performance in 2017. We are now booking select collaborative shows in UK and EU – contact Ned.
Check the Crack Magazine mini feature on the project:
Meanwhile, the Actress live AV show is evolving over select shows worldwide and will continue to tour through 2018 and into 2019. Always a different flow depending on location and where Darren wants to take it, check a recent full show at the ARTE Festival in Paris:
New music has also been surfacing:
New ‘Watercolour Challenge’ track on Modeselektion EP
A remix of Daniel Avery’s Slow Fade:
Dopplereffekt made a rare radio appearance for Clone Records’ takeover on Rinse FM. Listen here.
After a period of hiding out in his new Portland studio, Jimmy Edgar just dropped a huge single, Burn So Deep Feat. DAWN on the Big Beat (Atlantic US) label. It has been receiving extensive UK radio support.
Jimmy is available for select touring through 2018 both for solo DJ sets and for JETS live shows (with Machinedrum).
Check out the hot video directed by Robert Fox.
Having signed to Warp Records aged 18, the Detroit native Jimmy Edgar went on to release albums for both K7! and Hot Flush. In 2013 he subsequently set up his label Ultramajic alongside friend Machinedrum. Jimmy also collaborated with Machinedrum to create another project titled JETS. Ultramajic continues to regularly release singles, EPs and albums from artist such as Chambray, Lando, Danny Daze and Kris Wadsworth, as well as Jimmy’s own productions such as his stand out ‘Shine EP’ which included ‘Let Me Tell You’ in 2015 and more recently the ‘Dreamz Come Tru’ EP featuring Rochelle Jordan. The label continues to flourish under the artistic direction of Jimmy Edgar and Pilar Zeta.
2016-2017 saw Jimmy develop as a writer/producer working closely with Vince Staples on his album, among many others.
2018 sees Jimmy’s first solo release of 2018 on Big Beat (Atlantic US) with a single ‘Burn So Deep Feat. DAWN’, which comes with remixes from Maya Jane Coles and Ross From Friends. Forthcoming in 2018 is also another release from JETS.
One of the most interesting and unique musical collaborations we’ve ever come across. Canadian artists Aaron Funk – aka Venetian Snares – and Daniel Lanois, have been busy collaborating over the past year, and the results are truly stunning.
The two recently performed at the Texas festival Day For Night to great effect; Daniel focusing on his gorgeous ambient soundscapes via his processed (lap) steel guitar, whilst Venetian Snares contrasts with crystal clear modular electronics.
The two are finishing up an album and the snippets we’ve heard are incredible.
The diary is now open for festivals and special event bookings.
We are excited to announce a special B2B DJ tour for musical friends Actress & Mount Kimbie.
There will be more select bookings for this special collab later in 2018.
“After spending the bulk of his career as a key member of the 50Weapons clan, Welsh techno producer Benjamin Damage has now found a new home on the vaunted R&S label. Although his new ‘Montreal’ EP won’t arrive until October 27, we debuted the record’s melodic, rave-ready title track on Red Bull Radio’s First Floor, our weekly look at what’s new in electronic music.” – RBMA
Benjamin Damage is releasing an EP on R&S Records.
The Welsh artist was a central figure to Modeselektor’s 50Weapons label, which released the bulk of his output since 2010. His last record, Obsidian, was the final LP to come out on the imprint before it shut down back in late 2015.
He’s now found a new home at R&S, which will release an EP called Montreal in October. Damage describes being on the Belgian label as “a dream” and cites it as an important artistic influence from a young age. The three-tracker will be available in vinyl and digital formats.
Actress, aka Darren Cunningham, returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called AZD (pronounced “Azid”), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. The album in few days has reached #3 in UK Electronic iTunes Album Chart and #5 in the US one. The album reviews, until now, leave no doubts: AZD is a masterpiece.
“Actress’ sixth LP reaches deep into both Cunningham’s clubbiest and most avant-garde impulses, exploring language and Afrofuturism while maintaining a musicality that holds the listener close”. (Pitchfork)
“It feels unfussy and workmanlike. Which isn’t to do it down: now that he’s back to just getting on with it, Cunningham can once again produce mirage-like moments of beauty like nobody else”. (Resident Advisor)
“AZD is an album you have to digest in full rather than dipping in and out. If you put in the effort this is one of the most rewarding albums of the year so far” (Drowned in the Sound)
Actress debuted his new live show at a sold out Village Underground on March 24th, and the tour has just started.
14 April Shelter – Amsterdam (DJ)
29 April North Atlantic Flux – Hull (DJ)
05 May Donau Festival – Krems (Live)
06 May Arts School – Glasgow (Live)
20 May Wetware – Beijing (Live)
26 May Nuits Fauves – Paris (Live)
27 May Nuits Sonores – Lyon (Live)
23 June Marsatac Festival – Marseille (Live)
01 July Pitch Festival – Amsterdam (Live)
14 July Lattexplus Festival – Florence (DJ)
29 July Farm Fest – Bruton, Sommerset (DJ)
‘I’ve had the title Death Peak since August 2016. It felt so right, I would repeat it to myself like a mantra. Death Peak Death Peak Death Peak. It starts gently, all meadows and butterflies and ends with you on top of this gnarly fearsome mountain peak, surveying a shattered landscape below’
Clark returns today, on the 7th of April, with Death Peak; his eighth studio album on Warp Records. The album deftly weaves together the various threads of his extensive work, intertwining euphoric melodies and visceral rhythms of warehouse rave with newer vocal and choral elements. Death Peak exposes the tension in Clark’s musical vocabulary ’I love finding the fulcrum between opposites – I want my tracks to have sharp teeth, but you want to stroke them too. They sound ancient, but beamed in from the future, soft, corrosive’.
Do not miss the chance to experience his incredible Death Peak Live show:
8 April La Gaîté Lyrique – Paris
15 April More Music Festival – Bruges
21 April Funkhaus Nalepastraße – Berlin
22 April Electric Brixton – London
16 June Sónar Festival – Barcelona
07 July Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice – Katowice
08 July Manchester International Festival – Manchester
16 July Electric Castle – Cluj-Napoca
22 July Musical zoo Festival – Brescia
18 August Pukkelpop – Hasselt
20 August Walibi Holland – Lowlands
24 August Festival Forte – Montemor-o-Velho Castle
On the 30th of March Nathan Fake and Clark joined the BBC Radio1 crew for a Residency that it’s not only a selection of their favorite artists and singles but it’s also mostly a captivating dialogue of their lives seen through the emerging power of music.
If you missed it, you are still in time to catch it up, just follow the link below.
Here at Dekmantel we are a big fan of Berlin based Brit Objekt. Evidence: you will see him play our festival in Amsterdam as well as Lente Kabinet, and then Dekmantel Selectors in Croatia. And right now, the man known for his unrivalled technical nous is in a fine run of form. His recent, self-released EP is another testament to his ability to skew house, techno and breaks into his own imaginative forms. Following on from releases on Hessle Audio, Bleep and an album on PAN, it is another boon in his fine discography.
And he is just as impressive across a 90 plus minute selection for us: it finds him serving up a cavernous world of intricate and hi fidelity sounds that are abstract and unusual. Moving through sparse minimal soundscapes into pummelling but atmospheric drum tracks and on to jungle, dub and experimental worldly rhythms, it is a wildly compelling and singular selection filled with unusual sounds that often leaving you wondering WTF?!
Actress, Darren Jordan Cunningham, returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called “AZD” (pronounced “Azid”), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. Actress, an artist who has always preferred to make music than to talk about it, in “AZD” has achieved another remarkable landmark, one which is as resistant to interpretation as it is demanding of it.
As if the record itself isn’t enough, Cunningham is currently preparing a new live show, to be debuted at as part of Convergence at Village Underground on March 24th. Presented as AZD, Cunningham says it “will be a test frame for linking circuits using various forms of language — Midi globalised language, Lyrical language, Tikal Graffiti code and various other Synthesiser language — to create one intelligent musical instrument called AZD, if successful it will produce the first translucent, non-soluble communication sound pill synergised through impressionistic interpretations of technological equipment. This is the music vitamin of the Metropolis.”
The simplest you could say about “AZD” is that it’s art – the unique creation of a unique mind. There will be few more distinctive, brilliant or visionary suites of music released in 2017. Call him what you will, this is the year that Darren ‘Daz’ Cunningham – aka Actress, aka AZD – asserts more clearly than ever before his complete independence. Do not miss the chance to experience the unknown this year, follow Actress in his shows this year.
Nathan Fake’s latest podcast for Resident Advisor has been described by the UK artist as a “mixtape recorded for someone.” We can only assume that someone is a fan of classic house and tracks with an IDM twist. A mix around the midsection sums it up: Aphex Twin into Omar-S.
Listen to it below
Dopplereffekt, the Detroit electronic duo, will release their first nine-track LP in ten years on April 7th.
Cellular Automata is coming out in vinyl and digital formats via the Berlin-based label Leisure System. The group’s first full-length since 2007 “approaches mathematical growth and decay as an iterative process, with each data input considered individually relative to the overall model,” according to the label.
Pre-order your copy here.
The Canadian duo announce today their first ever European tour. Their shows are made of pure magic, thanks to their infectious melodies and unpredictable ideas. Anything can be a source of inspiration for Tennyson and it’s fascinating to see what they come up with in every new song or show.
Full run down of dates and venues below.
Daniel Lanois brings his solo instrumental Night of Heavy Sun show to European shores this March and April.
“Using only pedal steel, lap steel, and effects, Lanois turns traditional sounds into ambient and effortless music, brilliantly masking the complexity of its source.” Pitchfork
22/03-Convergence Festival at Koko-London,UK
01/04-Rewire Festival at St Jakobs Church-Den Haag,NL
Last year, Matrixxman took some time off from touring to work on the new Depeche Mode album “Spirit”, which will be released March 17th on Columbia Records. Matrixxman was involved the project as Martin Gore’s assistant and dealt with synthesizer and drum machine programming matters on the album. As stated by the American producer: We had some spare time after the record was completed so we put that time to good use and made a bunch of alternate versions as well. Those versions will be featured on the bonus disk entitled “Jungle Spirit Mixes”.
” Jungle Spirit Mixes” will feature in a 2-CD Deluxe version of the album which will include a special 28-page booklet of exclusive artwork and photos.
Objekt is back with his first release since 2014.
Objekt #4 is the latest EP in the Berlin-based producer’s self-titled white label series, which began with Objekt #1 in 2011. It arrives a little over three years since the series’ last instalment. It’s been almost as long since we last heard from Objekt, real name TJ Hertz, altogether—his debut LP, Flatland, was released in late 2014. Objekt #4 comprises two tracks, and followers of Pearson Sound and Ben UFO might recognise the A-side, “Needle & Thread”—both DJs have played it in recent sets.
Due out on March 27th, Objekt #4 is dedicated to a fictitious Berlin venue called Basement Q. “There really was no place quite like it,” Hertz says. “Even in the later years when Joe [Call Super] and I would go, the sense of vitality was palpable. You had all these regulars who must all have been pushing 50 years old but still had more energy and passion than any 25 year olds we knew at the time.”
A Needle & Thread
B Theme From Q
Objekt will release Objekt #4 on March 27th, 2017.
Teenage brother-sister duo Tennyson and Los Angeles-based producer Mr. Carmack are teaming up to release three new singles consecutively this week. Their first joint single, called “Tuesday,” is Red Bull Sound Select’s first release of 2017 and premiered on THUMP. The instrumental track infuses its R&B foundation with electronic depth and jazz-inspired melodies to create a one-of-a-kind soundscape.
In many ways, Tennyson and Mr. Carmack come from two completely different worlds. Tennyson specializes in contemplative instrumental music, embodying experimentation and pop sensibilities akin to Aphex Twin. Conversely, Mr. Carmack brings an air of raucous intensity that hinges between dance music and hip-hop to his productions, eschewing contemplation for sheer id. But despite their wildly different approaches, Tennyson and Mr. Carmack bring out the best in each other, tempering their most dramatic impulses while highlighting the boundless creativity that makes both artists great.
LittleBig is delighted to welcome to the agency brother-sister duo Tennyson. Luke and Tess have been playing music together since, basically, forever. Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, with a drummer for a father, there wasn’t much else to do. They’re jazz-trained and have pop influences, but are obsessed with Aphex Twin, James Blake and Jon Hopkins.
The signing of Tennyson to LittleBig represents another exciting step for us; working with a very young, fresh, super-talented live act that could go anywhere.
We’re so excited to be working on this brilliant new project, and we’re sure you will get hooked on their infectious and refreshing style, as we have.
Tennyson will be rep’d by Ned Beckett, Debbie Clare and Chris Duncan.
Following Tennyson’s recent support slots for M83, we are currently planning their debut EU dates for mid-May to early-June.
Contact Debbie for more info.
ADULT. (Detroit’s Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller) have announced details of a new collaborative album, Detroit House Guests – their first for Mute – out on double vinyl and CD on 17 March 2017.
Detroit House Guests is a collaborative project, conceived by ADULT. in the early 2000s. The concept became a reality in 2014 after receiving a John S. and James L.Knight Foundation grant.
Based on the visual artist residency model, each musician came to ADULT.’s studio for a three week period with the parameter that they all live, work and collaborate together. The result – a total anthropological sound experiment and a full length album.
The album features collaborations with a whole host of musicians and artists – Douglas J McCarthy from Nitzer Ebb, Michael Gira from Swans, Shannon Funchess from Light Asylum, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens, Austrian thereminist Dorit Chrysler and multidisciplinary artist Lun*na Menoh.
ADULT. are the Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. They played their first live show together in Germany in 1997 under the name Artificial Material. In early ’98 they released their first 12″ under the moniker Plasma Co. Later that year, they released their first 12″ under the name ADULT. Currently, they have released six albums and 19 EPs or singles on Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey and Clone Records, as well as on their own label Ersatz Audio, (which currently has over 40 releases since it was founded in ’95). They have remixed over 20 acts as well, including Tuxedomoon, John Foxx, Death in Vegas and Pet Shop Boys (for Moog Music).
Kuperus and Miller also make sculpture, paintings, films, photographs, performances, videos and installations. They strive to intersect the lines between art and audio and have exhibited their work at institutions worldwide.