MOMENTS | Mash-up: Listen the “Strings Of Life” Cover by Four Tet & Legendary Jazz Drummer Steve Reid

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Electronic music producer Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) collaborated with the late great New York jazz drummer Steve Reid for various projects. Their previous work together includes albums 2007’s Tongues, 2008’s NYC and (posthumously) 2011’s Live At the South Bank. Before Reid passed away in 2010, the two had recorded a cover of Detroit-based producer Derrick May’s techno single “Strings Of Life.” Though the cover was played on a Gilles Peterson podcast celebrating Reid’s life, the track had not been formally released until Hebden’s announcement today. The limited 12-inch for “Strings Of Life” will include another collaborative track, “Tongues,” and is due to be released soon.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Listen to the Jamie xx, Young Thug & Popcaan Collaboration “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)”

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The song that will give you the best summer vibes is finally here. Though the leaked version of the Jamie xx collaboration with Young Thug and Popcaan has been floating around, The xx producer has officially released the album version of “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times).” The fresh cut is a hip-hop-meets-soul-meets-electronic single that will appear on his upcoming and first solo album, In Colour. It samples The Persuasions’ “Good Times” and combines Jamie xx’s marimba-style synth with Young Thug’s infinitely quotable lyricism. The leaked version didn’t have Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan’s soulful goods, so the official version is infinitely more soulful (and better).

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Arca Made A Chop And Screwed Cover Of Shakira’s  “Hips Don’t Lie”


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Venezuelan electronic musician Alejandro Ghersi, better known as Arca, has been on a roll. He recently introduced us to his digital alter ego Xen in his “Xen” music video, and now he’s shared his sinister twist on Shakira’s ‘00s pop hit “Hips Don’t Lie”. The cover remixes Shakira’s voice into a ghostly background presence while the chopped and screwed warped percussion provides the cover with Arca’s signature post-apocalyptic vibe. 

December 02, 2014 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Electronic Music Mastermind Baths Blends His Signature Warbling Vocals With Unconventional Samples x Shares His “Failed” Demos


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Will Wiesenfeld, the man behind Baths, is known for mixing arrhythmic and twitchy samples with his unsteady, trembling vocals to bring out poignant emotions in his electro-pop music. Wiesenfeld’s method of breaking up and putting together obscure samples and sounds—sounds like “clicking pens, vocal samples, rustling blankets and scissor snaps”—has helped him carve out a style that is unique to Baths.