WHIPPED CREAM unleashes evocative single, ‘I Won’t Let You Fall’ [Watch]

WHIPPED CREAM unleashes evocative single, ‘I Won’t Let You Fall’ [Watch]Whipped Cream Press Photo Courtesy Big Beat Records

WHIPPED CREAM has returned with her latest exploratory sonic trek as she takes a melodic turn in new single, “I Won’t Let You Fall.” Landing shortly after the announcement of her forthcoming EP, WHO IS WHIPPED CREAM, the track recruits English rising talent Finn Askew for a R&B crossover endeavor. The cut marks both WHIPPED CREAM’s fourth feature-studded release of the year and the most divergent testimonial of the Canadian powerhouse’s dynamism in production material—following hip-hop experiments in Lil Keed-bolstered “I Do The Most,” “So Thick,” and “DUMB SH!T.” “I Won’t Let You Fall” also received a music video, following animated bears in a psychedelic heartbreak journey.

WHIPPED CREAM’s newest work molds a driving bass line for a heavy-hitting, vocal-powered cut that masterfully walks the line between hybrid genres. Softened by emotive loops, crystalized piano embellishments, and pastel synths, “I Won’t Let You Fall” delivers a heart wrenching portrait as the bass producer’s most poignant auditory inflection to date.

‘TRON: Legacy’ director hints at unreleased Daft Punk material

‘TRON: Legacy’ director hints at unreleased Daft Punk materialTron Legacy Daft Punk 1

Daft Punk‘s TRON: Legacy soundtrack went down as one of the greatest original soundtracks in modern times, but according to the film’s director, Joseph Kosinski, there may be an additional treasure trove of music from the film that’s never seen the light of day. The topic came up in a discussion on Collider’s Comic Con@Home “Directors on Directing” panel about how turning TRON‘s soundtrack into a reality became one of Kosinski’s greatest professional achievements.

The conversation caught the attention of Daft Punk diehards, however, when Kosinski was asked about the rumor of unreleased material from the film’s cutting room floor. Kosinski responded,

“I can neither confirm nor deny that there may be some incredible music that we weren’t able to fit in the movie. Someday, it would be nice to figure out some way to share that. Disney needs some other revenue streams right now. I wouldn’t be surprised if we try to do that at some point. That’d be great.”

While there’s no word on whether these elusive tracks will ever gain a release, having TRON‘s director on board is at least a step in the right direction. Little is known about what, specifically, this stock of “incredible music” might contain, but it wouldn’t be far-fetched to presume that it could include Daft Punk’s shelved collaboration with JAY-Z.

The unreleased collaboration, known as “Computerized,” was supposed to be the score’s lead single, but was eventually abandoned due to Mitchell Leib’s concerns that the lyrical content was too grounded in real-life to mesh well with the movie’s fantasy nature. Leib was the Executive in Charge of Music for TRON: Legacy. Despite its earlier cancellation, “Computerized” leaked in 2014.

Watch the full clip from John Kosinski’s participation on the panel below. Of note, 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of TRON: Legacy.

Featured image: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Sure-fire ensnarement: Snyder’s house heater, ‘Your Love’

Sure-fire ensnarement: Snyder’s house heater, ‘Your Love’Snyder

A steady stream of singles pave the sonic path to Snyder‘s debut LP. Due later this year, the longform offering will treat Synder’s following to a fuller portrait of his style and identity as an artist. Yet, listeners have already learned much about the Chicago-born dance dynamist from his recent releases, which, cumulatively, have demonstrated the premium that Snyder places on versatility.

His latest, “Your Love,” is situated in territory both familiar and warm to Snyder: house music. Although Snyder has a clear affinity for house sound and, more specifically, enmeshing elements of house with pop, resulting in dance-pop crossovers with commercial allure, he continues to canvass the electronic continuum, flirting with hip-hop hybridization and bass.

The chameleonic nature of his approach confers an undying freshness that’s audible on “Your Love.” A beat-driven, mid-tempo treasure that enlists the pop-leaning vocal services of Northside Rocky, the single is an enticing taste of what awaits on Snyder’s forthcoming LP.

Duval Timothy announces new album ‘Help’ featuring Mr. Mitch, Vegyn, more

Duval Timothy has announced a new album.

Slated for release on the 7th August, multidisciplinary artist Timothy’s forthcoming album, ‘Help’, is described in a press release as his “most ambitious work to date”, mapping the “artists’ experience traversing the meshes of the music industry, mental health, YouTube self-help videos, and the healing he discovered through friendship and collaboration.”

The first single from the album, ‘Fall Again’, featuring Lil Silva and Melanie Faye, has been released today alongside a music video, where Timothy said he “wanted to capture a local culture in Sierra Leone which involves people going away and returning at an unforeseen time.”

Gobstopper Records boss Mr. Mitch will also feature on 18-track ‘Help’, alongside Vegyn, and Twin Shadow.

You can check out the video for ‘Fall Again’ below, and pre-order the album here.

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Track list

1. Next Tomorrow

2. Slave feat. Twin Shadow

3. TDAGB

4. Fall Again feat. Lil Silva and Melanie Faye

5. 9

6. Groundnut feat. Twin Shadow

7. Like feat. Vegyn

8. Radish

9. Something feat. Mr Mitch

10. Alone

11. Still Happened

12. Look

13. Same

14. Ice

15. C

16. U

17. Morning

18. Pink

Qu-Bit’s Surface is a cute physical modeling gem of a voice for Eurorack

Sure, there are lots of ways to emulate plucked strings and the like in modular. But this one little voice packs a ton of physical modeling in a little space – 8 voices worth.

Surface is shipping today. It’s a US$299 module with deceptively simple design, but a full stereo output and 8-voice polyphony. There’s also a model switch that lets you toggle between different approaches. Basically, it’s a spiritual successor to some of the fiendishly popular Mutable Instruments ideas – but with a ton of polyphony and it own approach to sound approaches.

It looks like a terrific value for building a small rack with a lot of versatility, because of the polyphony and multiple models. I can’t think of another way to get this much out of a voice in 10HP.

Here’s their full description.

Surface is a multi-timbral physical modeling voice capable of emulating the sonic qualities of acoustic instruments or morphing into otherworldly synthetic textures. Physical models contain plucked strings, prepared piano, and an assortment of melodic percussion, with up to 8 voices of polyphony. Creating a sense of space is easy with the true stereo outputs and their configurable spatialization modes.

Surface provides a unique take on physical modeling which blurs the line between emulation and synthesis to create entirely new worlds of sound. 

  • Multi-timbral Physical Modeling Voice
  • Various sound models: plucked strings, prepared piano, tuned percussion, and waveguides
  • 8 Voice Polyphony
  • True stereo outputs with unique spatialization modes

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Width: 10HP
Depth: 28mm
Power: +12V: 60mA, -12V: 60mA, +5V: 0mA

https://www.qubitelectronix.com/shop/surface

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Mat Zo announces upcoming LP, ‘Illusion of Depth,’ shares new single [Stream]

Mat Zo announces upcoming LP, ‘Illusion of Depth,’ shares new single [Stream]Mat Zo Press Stars Square 1

Veteran Anjunabeats act and GRAMMY-nominated producer Mat Zo has announced his forthcoming LP, Illusion of Depth. Accompanying the announcement is an early single from the record, “Problems,” featuring vocalist, Olan. According to a press release, Olan played a key role in the development of Illusion of Depth, supplying vocals for two other tracks and a tremendous amount of inspiration for the overall vision for the project. In the same release, Mat Zo describes what to expect from Illusion of Depth:

“I started working on Illusion of Depth because I wanted to make a body of work that was cohesive. I’m usually known for being all over the place, but I wanted to make an album that had unifying qualities. In this case, partly it’s the tempo. Everything on the album is in the 124-128 bpm range, but within that constraint, I still managed to be all over the place stylistically.

There’s also a lot more live/non-digital elements on this album than my previous work. I was getting really tired of how clean everything is in this corner of dance music. Above all else, I wanted to make an album with grit, texture, and attitude. I wanted to make a fuck you statement to the safe, sugary, fluffy world of a post-EDM trance.”

Illusion of Depth will be Zo’s second project of 2020 following the compilation he mixed for Anjunabeats earlier this year. Stream “Problems” and view the full track list below.

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Tracklist:

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Love Songs 

The Next Chapter feat. GQ

Problems feat. Olan 

Bruxism 

Fly While You’re Still Free 

Petrushka 

Dangerous Feeling

Colours feat. Olan

Paralysis fat. Olan 

Begin Again

Zeds Dead share eclectic deluxe version of ‘We Are Deadbeats (Vol. 4)’

Zeds Dead share eclectic deluxe version of ‘We Are Deadbeats (Vol. 4)’Zeds Dead Live Billboard Credit Scott Legato

Dylan (DC) Mamid and Zachary (Hooks) Rapp-Rovan of Toronto-based bass duo, Zeds Dead, are master collaborators. Not only do the two producers effortlessly share the decks with one another, but they are also able to seamlessly weave their signature drum ‘n’ bass-influenced sound with the sonic trademarks of other artists. 2020 has already seen a profusion of collaborative releases from the duo, including a bass-heavy, hip-hop flip of Atmosphere‘s “GodLovesUgly” with Subtronics and an eerie new track with REZZ, “Into the Abyss.” To top it off, Hooks and DC—lovingly known by fans as “the boys”—released the much-anticipated We Are Deadbeats (Vol. 4).

Now, they are back with We Are Deadbeats (Vol. 4/Deluxe). The extended LP features three new collaborations, in addition to 12 remixes of tracks from the original album. Highlights include a new collaboration with YOOKiE, “RUFF,” as well as EPROM‘s old-school deconstruction of Zeds Dead and Deathpact‘s “Ether.”

Stream the deluxe version below.

Featured image: Scott Legato

BODÉ, Kathy Brown – Can’t Get You Out of My Head

BODÉ, Kathy Brown – Can’t Get You Out of My HeadBODÉ Kathy Brown Can’t Get You Outta My Mind

Dutch producer BODÉ has made a name for himself with a timeless sound that pays homage to the club days of yore. Following up his hit “Missing” with Tanya Lacey, he now finds himself teaming up with house music legend Kathy Brown for an uplifting and infectious house pressing. A timeless four to the floor dance record, ‘Can’t Get You Outta My Mind,’ is like a time capsule of dance music’s US adolescence. Built on Brown’s still pitch perfect vocals, ‘Can’t Get You Outta My Mind,’ channels her 1994 hit “Turn Me Out” while BODÉ nails the instrumental, adding a modernized edge to this straight to the point, hands in the air, house hit.