CO/R – Bells, Walking 

Joy Orbison AKA Peter O' Grady
Joy Orbison AKA Peter O’ Grady

CO/R is a collaboration between techno heads Herron and Joy Orbison. The duo just released Gudrun,  a vinyl 12″ from the Trilogy Tapes Store.

The lead single ‘Bells, Walking’ is a continuation of Joy Orbison’s 2009 post-dubstep hit ‘Hyph Mngo‘ laced in with Herron’s mastery of house and UK garage. Learn more about Joy Orbison in the Sole Selectors video below.

“I still have a lot of time for putting out 12 inches.” – Joy Orbison

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Mieux – Rust

Chris and Felix are Mieux
Chris and Felix are Mieux

Mieux is an electronic duo from Vienna, Austria. Their new single ‘Rust’ will appear on their forthcoming Music is Pain due out later this month.

I featured the fun, uptempo track on my weekly playlist last month and included the band’s track ‘Rush’ from their album Are You Happy last year on my Best of 2015 playlist. Gilles Peterson is also a big fan of the two man band.

Download ‘Rust’

 

Scntst – OTD (Break Mix) 

scntst
Deep research

Scntst is a 23-year-old electronic producer from Munich, Germany. According to his label website, he grew up playing the drums in his dad’s band at 10 years old before watching a German techno movie which inspired him to learn Ableton.

‘OTD (Break Mix)’ is his most recent release on Ruffhouse Munich, Ruffhouse Presents: RUFFTRAX VOL. 3 which has some other good listens as well, like this one from Lazarus.

He’s got another album due out later this year on BoysNoize Records. Here’s a 2014 gem in the meantime.

Kirk Knight – Young Ones

kirk knight, pro ear, joey badass
Image via Pro Era Records

Kirk Knight is a 19-year-old Brooklyn producer and rapper from the hip-hop collective Pro Era, spearheaded by frontman Joey Bada$$.

‘Young Ones’ is the first single from his mixtape Black Noise coming out soon. He dropped his debut solo album Late Night Special  to much acclaim last year. Don’t sleep on the track ‘Brokeland,’ which reminds me of another New York based hip-hop crew.

Check out his site for upcoming tour dates and more info.

Motion Graphics – Brass Mechanics

Motion Graphics
Photo via Andrew Strasser

Motion Graphics is Joe Williams, an artist whose minimalist sounds may very well one day find their way into MOMA. His track ‘Brass Mechanics’ is the track of the week on Boomkat, who also gives this description of the track:

With ‘Brass Mechanics’ he summons a spiralling, vertical vortex of pizzicato wind instrumentation and pointillist clicks sounding like one of the lush, swooning phrases from his album or the Lifted project has been expanded and flipped upwards to the sun.

His self-titled debut album is an interpreation of the ubiquity of mobile technology and our compulsive social networking behavior.

You can find his album on Domino Records and the single ‘Brass Mechanics’ on the label Future Times.

Ash Walker Music – Dark Hour

Image courtesy the artist

Ash Walker is right: ‘They do not now yet.’

The world is just getting a taste of this emerging talent out of London who is trying to revive the sounds of trip-hop that Massive Attack and Portishead pioneered in their heyday. His latest drop ‘Dark Hour’ continues his overall downtempo vibe.

Signed to underground dub label Deep Heads, known for a library of other tasty releases from label head Zed Bias, Walker released his debut album Augmented 7 last year. The album incorporated elements of dub, reggae, and downtempo all tied to a jazz tone.  Take a listen to the collaboration with soul singer Segilola below.

Hear more Ash Walker on Soundcloud


PS. Walker’s music also sounds a bit like Smith & Mighty who released this dub-infused bombtune back in 1995.

Sam Gellaitry – Life

A surfeit of beat gems
A surfeit of beat gems

Sam Gellaitry is a Scottish producer who makes dope beats. More specifically, you could say his music is a hodgepodge of house, garage, and hip-hop. I first heard his genre-smashing track ‘Paper‘ around 2014. However, I missed his track ‘Life,’ which he tweeted about today.

Gellaitry has issued a total of 3 EPs to date, most recently Escapism II on XL Recordings. But most of his music remains unreleased, like this one he made on his iPhone: “second song idea from garage band.” Show your work.

Listen to more Sam Gellaitry on SoundCloud.

PS. If you’re looking for a similar eclectic assortment of sounds, check out fellow Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke.