In preparation for what I hear is the coolest electronic festival around, I’m familiarizing myself with the line up. Thought I should try to bring it all to one place for you guys.
Richie Hawtin recently introduced the young Dubliner ahead of his first Minus event. Matador now takes the bull by the horns for his first full EP for Minus, exploring the twisted but organic techno sound he’s best known for. He’s also a trained chef! Gavin Lynch’s sound is described as a “slow building bomb” on his facebook page. Be the judge.
It seems like lately every time I go out, someone’s telling me they’re a DJ or in a band. While I really do respect the art, and amount of work and dedication it takes to practice music (especially since I’m not capable), I have to admit I’m a bit of a music snob. Not in a o I only like obscure acts you’ve never heard of because no one is as good as the rolling stones kind of way, but I usually know if it’s gonna make me eargasm in the first 20-30 seconds, and most of the time it doesn’t.
Room 8 was a pleasant exception to the rule.
I’m not on the M83 bandwagon because I’ve seen them live, and couldn’t distinguish any of their other songs from each other, but Ian’s Young’s Sax solo made Midnight City their crown jewel, and I’m really liking this collaboration between him and Room 8. Looking forward to the show this weekend Ezra! 🙂
For the last week or so we’ve been seeing subtle hints at something called Potato Will Eat You from these three’s social media.
I personally was hoping for the love child of Skrillex, Fools Gold and Mad Decent, destined to be on repeat for at least 3 days in my car, but yesterday we got eaten by a more visionary announcement, so kudos to these guys for looking out for the little guy.
It turns out Potato Will Eat You is a joint venture You Tube channel, where they’ll premiere new music, programs and DJ mixes. The verdict’s still out on what this will actually mean, but we got our first serving today with Diplo’s “BUTTER’S THEME” ft GENT & JAWNS.
Last weekend, in typical 4 AM fashion at a warehouse party, I was having a conversation with a guy in a sequined jacket who called himself 2 cent. “No one gives a shit about an $11 album sale anymore. It’s all about the cover charge at the door, and the T-shirts”, he said.
With so much competition, and so many ways to get music for free, artists, especially EDM artists, don’t have the luxury to wait for some big label to turn them into brands. Talent isn’t enough anymore. If you don’t have the social media game down, you’re getting left behind because the kids can’t find you, so the big wigs don’t hear you, and you know what the kids love? Discovering good music for free.
French Express, the self proclaimed protectors of feel good, are my new favorite talent crew, because they do just that. First with Isaac Tichauer’s “Doing What I got”, then Chris Malinchak’s “So Good To Me”, and now with this new track from Moon Boots.