The remix appears on the new 20th anniversary release of ‘Since I Left You’
Friday, June 4, 2021 – 17:18
The Avalanches have shared an MF DOOM remix of their song ‘Tonight May Have to Last Me All My Life’.
The remix features on the new 20th anniversary deluxe edition of the Aussie group’s classic debut album ‘Since I Left You’, which came out today (June 4th). Alongside Doom’s remix of ‘Tonight May Have to Last Me All My Life’, the release also includes remixes by Leon Vynehall, Carl Craig and others.
You can listen to MF DOOM’s posthumous remix below.
“I tend to look at the music I put out as different chapters in my life … I wrote ‘bb u ok?’ during a new chapter of my life…I was learning how to deal with what happens ‘after love.’ I flew to LA and just started writing and writing, trying to express everything I had been feeling for the last few months. The change in scenery definitely helped, going back to LA [like I did for album1] brought back some good memories of that previous chapter.”
From start to finish, bb u ok? seamlessly transmits listeners into a space of emotional self-expression and positive sanctuary, as the bitbird label head encourages fans to connect with their deeper feelings over the course of the project. The LP is polished with contemporary musical influences including indie-electronic, ambient, lo-fi, and future-bass. The collection as a whole spotlights San Holo’s signature guitar progressions, spectral synth leads, and unfiltered lyricism. bb u ok? is a graceful journey through the Dutch producer’s discerning process of falling in and out of love, as San Holo picks up the pieces through 20 heart-felt tracks, offering a musical expression that breaks down his feelings in the most raw and authentic manner.
“Unconditional,” which finds Francis linking with British producer 220 KID and singer Bryn Christopher, is the first release from Francis’ forthcoming full-length house project. The latest release features classic euphoric house tropes such as a buoyant piano progression, a catchy, upbeat hook, and lyrics that effortlessly smack a grin on the cheeks of listeners. While the track infuses a sense of love and belonging, it hinges upon the importance of family—even citing Francis’ grandparents for the single’s cover photo. Francis hits the mark yet again on “Unconditional,” hhe’s just announced his 2022 tour Sugar, Spice and Everything Ice U.S. tour with co-headliner Yung Gravy.
Grab tickets here and stream “Unconditional” below.
In January, prominent musician and producer SOPHIEfell from a balcony in Athens while trying to take a picture of the full moon. At the age of 34, the avant-garde transgender artist had worked with the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Vince Staples, Charli XCX, and more. Now, nearly five months after the producer’s passing, SOPHIE’s brother, Ben Long, has revealed that he is sitting on a plethora of unreleased tracks from the artist. “There are literally hundreds of tracks,” said Long.
Long, who has collaborated closely with SOPHIE, working as a tour manager, live engineer, and mixing engineer, currently possesses all of the late musician’s archive. He also shared that he and SOPHIE had currently been in the process of creating a follow-up to 2018’s Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides. Says Long,
“The idea SOPHIE and I discussed many times was to do one abstract experimental album and then a pop record – this was going to be the pop one – and to keep going on that cycle for years. I don’t want to be like, ‘We’re going to put everything out,’ because sometimes SOPHIE didn’t want it or it wasn’t finished. But it was quite clear with a lot of songs, just from the fact that we had been working on them and mixing the album, that I know the direction a lot of things were supposed to be going.”
SOPHIE had been in the process of collaborating with pop superstar Lady Gaga, with Long sharing that he is uncertain of the status of SOPHIE’s posthumous releases. However, he believes that former collaborators could be of help in determining future releases. “There are a lot of people out there who SOPHIE really trusted and who knew SOPHIE’s vision. I feel like it’s not just on me.”
Already, a posthumous release from SOPHIE has been turned in, with Jlin sharing the collaborative track “JSLOIPNHIE” in March. SOPHIE had also released the track “UNISIL” just a few days before her untimely death.
The groundbreaking musician broke barriers in both sound and in raising awareness for transgendered artists. Having spent the beginning of her career as an anonymous producer, utilizing voice-masking and covering parts of the body during interviews, SOPHIE did not reveal her identity as a transgender woman until 2017. SOPHIE went on to influence many artists, allowing them to realize they have the space to experiment, push boundaries and adhere to no one but themselves.
Seven Lions continues to push Ophelia Records‘ dominance with his latest triple collaboration alongside Trivecta and Blanke titled, “Wild And Broken” featuring singer and producer duo, RBBTS. The folk-infused, melodic bass excursion marks the first collaboration between Seven Lions and Trivecta since their colossal 2019 track “Island” with Nevve, as well as the first collaboration with Blanke, who dispensed his first solo release “Spark” on the label in May.
“Wild And Broken” presents an emotional journey capped by emphatic low-end clashes and harmonic cadences. The single manages to blend RBBTS vocal serenading with a wistful blend of layered bass and swelling dub-inspired melodic breaks. The Ophelia trio’s talents are full display for “Wild And Broken,” as the producer outfit put their label on their backs and showcase just why Seven Lions’ imprint has become synonymous with some of the most gripping and visceral products in electronic music today. Stream “Wild And Broken” below.
Kaskade‘s REDUX EP series has been a staple for the artist over the past several years, the overall collection containing some of Kaskade’s most beloved catalog hallmarks. Now, the prolific veteran producer is teasing the fifth installment of his REDUX series and has shared the first single, “Where Did You Go.”
Speaking to Dancing Astronaut in 2020, Kaskade explained that he sees the REDUX series as, “whatever I want it to be in the moment.” Past EPs from the project have boasted the singles “On Your Mind” and “Tight,” among many others, and fit into the producer’s theme of allowing himself to explore songs for his own pleasure. Kaskade also recently announced that he will be performing at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium in July, making him the first DJ to perform at the new venue. Meanwhile, further details regarding a release date to REDUX 005 have yet to be revealed, however, fans can keep their eyes peeled and expect an announcement soon.
LGBTQIA+ collective HE.SHE.THEY. has today (June 4th) released a new EP from rising London DJ and producer Blankson.
‘Wraith’ is the producer’s second EP, following on from the two-track ‘Fela’s Groove’, which came out on Blankson’s own 51-53 label at the end of last year. The new EP contains two of his earliest productions, which he spent 2020’s COVID-19 lockdowns revisiting and reworking.
The EP’s title track is said to be inspired by the time Blankson spent living in Berlin in 2014. “I’m really stoked to get this EP out, and all the happier for it to be coming out on HE.SHE.THEY. who I’ve been a fan of since the start,” he said. I’ve been sat on these tracks for a while so it feels good to get them out in the open.”
‘Wraith’ is HE.SHE.THEY.’s 14th release to date. “To say we’re obsessed with Wraith is an understatement,” the collective’s Sophia and Braines said of the new EP, adding that their “biggest reason for lockdown to end is to hear it played in a club!”
SOPHIE‘s brother has spoken about plans to posthumously release some of the late the artist’s yet-to-be-heard music.
Speaking to Billboard, Ben Long said “there are literally hundreds of tracks” that SOPHIE, who tragically passed away earlier this year, had produced and kept in the vaults, which the artist’s estate could potentially release. Which material ultimately gets released is an ongoing discussion between SOPHIE’s family and the artist’s labels, Transgressive Records and Future Classic. Long said the final decisions will always rest with the family – himself, his parents and his two sisters.
“The idea SOPHIE and I discussed many times was to do one abstract experimental album and then a pop record – [the next] was going to be the pop one – and to keep going on that cycle for years,” Long said. “I don’t want to be like, ‘We’re going to put everything out’, because sometimes SOPHIE didn’t want it to or it wasn’t finished.
“But it was quite clear with a lot of songs, just from the fact that we had been working on them and mixing the album, that I know the direction a lot of things were supposed to be going.”
Long said SOPHIE’s estate might also invite the input of some of SOPHIE’s close collaborators in the process of potentially releasing some of the material. “It’s always good to have an extra pair of ears,” he said. “There are a lot of people out there who SOPHIE really trusted and who knew SOPHIE’s vision. I feel like it’s not just on me.”
Ultimately, Long said, “the most important thing for us is doing right by SOPHIE — putting stuff out that SOPHIE was happy with and would want to be out.”
Platinum artists Felix Cartal has been quietly working on a brand new full length album – “Expensive Sounds for Nice People.” Due out later this year, the lead single from this fresh collection of work, “Too Late,” sees the prolific producer back doing what he does best. Another feel-good bop, this one features newcomer KROY, who brings her vocal talents to the track’s gripping top line. Light, airy and untying past relationship concerns to let them drift away in the wind, the two come together to create the next positively reinforcing the track to set you on your way of self-healing. Organic piano keys meeting soaring electronic embellishments set the stage for a mildly melancholic, but hopeful and spring-tinged anthem.
UK pop artist Scott Magnus is taking the music scene by storm with his piercing new single “Diamond In The Rough”. His unique vocal style highlights his Mancunian accent. That passionate tone flies atop gentle guitars and distorted trap bass to create a darkly haunting release. The intoxicating tune stunningly details the adage “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. We all can relate to the feeling of being in a bad place. At the time it seems as if the sorrow is endless, but eventually, we come out the other end much happier.
Magnus is known for indie-pop tunes that are highly reflective and emotional. Within his music he connects with fans through his themes of self-acceptance and growth. “Diamond In The Rough” has that same introspective poignancy. The track is the first in a series of singles from his six-track EP Comeback Stronger. Scott confides, “The song became like a counseling session where I expressed all of my feelings and concerns: even my longings for a woman I’d met online; to feeling empowered, confident and determined to be better and most importantly, seeing the value that I have; loving myself regardless of what others think of me – I think this journey is reflected in the song!”