Minor Science is British producer Angus Finlayson based in Berlin, following in the footsteps of other techno music expats like Youandewan. He recently dropped his third EP entitled Whities 004, named after the London-based Whities imprint which released his previous record.
‘Naturally Spineless’ is a dark, grimy listen full of deep bass that briefly glitters around the 3:30 mark to shed some light. The vibe stays true to his production alias. As he explained in an interview with Truants, “a ‘minor’ science works upwards from the particularities of the things themselves.”
Daedelus is producer Alfred Darlington, one of the founders of the LA beat scene. ‘Special Re: Quest’ is the lead single from his album Labyrinths dropping October 28th, making it the first record on his own imprint, Magical Properties. The album promises to be his most interesting and combinatorial, mixing elements of electronica, hip-hop, and jazz.
Twisting, complex, and rhizomatic – Daedelus unfurls a maze of genre on Labyrinths, juxtaposing disparate influences while maintaining an underlying love and appreciation for all styles. The record serves as a response and critique of the current state of EDM, in which Daedelus attempts to answer his own questions with style rather than cynicism using the labyrinth metaphor.
First, you emulate, then you make your own original work. That’s how Dungen frontman Gustav Ejstes came to making his own music after sampling ‘60s pop and psychedelia records when he was a teenager.
In 2007, he organized a full band to produce the album Tio Bitarfollowed by 2009’s 4, 2010’s Skit I All, before going on a five-year hiatus to make Alias Sakin 2015. Their latest record entitled Häxandrops this November. But you can download the atmospheric track ‘Jakten genom skogen’ now on Bandcamp.
There Is No Right Time is the ten track debut album from Berlin-based house producer Youandewan, AKA Ewan Smith. Stamp the Wax, which premiered Smith’s collaboration with Steve Huerta on the track ‘Left on Lucy,’ has called the record one of “the best electronic music LP’s to have graced our ears this year.”
Lush in synths and drum n bass bounce, ‘Waiting for L’ is still one my favorite tracks (video below). This is one of those rare albums that takes you on a euphoric journey from start to finish.
In addition to being one of the greatest GIFs of all time, this fan-created GIF also helped launch Brainfeeder’s film division. And then there’s the fact that two music geniuses were born on the same day, October 7. Happy birthday to Flying Lotus and Thom Yorke!