The first in a series of remixes on 12” vinyl will be released on Monday 4th July (or Tuesday in the US & Canada).
The series kicks off with Caribou remixing Little by Little, and a remix of Lotus Flower by Jacques Greene, both of which we we’re really excited about.
Hopefully you will find the vinyl in your local independent record shop, but if not, you can buy by mailorder here from the 4th. If you don’t have a record player, high quality digital WAV or FLAC versions will be available here, here and here, or as MP3 or WAV from our own site here.
More 12” remixes will be released every couple of weeks over the summer until we run out of remixes… or summer. On the next one we’ve got Nathan Fake (Morning Mr Magpie) and remixes of Bloom by Mark Pritchard.
While U2 flounders on Broadway with Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Damon Albarn is readying his second piece of musical theatre, Doctor Dee (Monkey was his first). Although it’s not new Gorillaz or Blur material, it’s always nice to hear from Albarn.
"The Reigning Queen"
After a stellar EP release in 2009’s Hard Steppin’, Ikebe Shakedown released its full-length debut at the beginning of this month. Culling from the classic blaxploitation sound of the 1970s, this Brooklyn outfit boasts one of the most impressive releases of the year. If you have a taste for Afro rhythms, jazz, funk, or disco, get out your wallet and add Ikebe Shakedown to your library. [Buy]▲▲▲
Did you know that the War in Afghanistan isn’t the only war going on right now? In production studios across the world, the Loudness War rages on. If you care about audio quality, you should care about the Loudness War. Here’s some resources where you can learn more about the conflict…
- Imperfect Sound Forever by Stylus Magazine
- A simplified and illustrated explanation by Cracked
- A brief history and explanation of the Loudness War by TV Tropes