• Filastine

    Filastine Orchestrates Dystopic Funeral March in 'Requiem 432' Video

    Barcelona musician Filastine makes dystopian bass music for crumbling urban futures. On Aphasia, his latest release for Post World Industries, the producer collapse sounds associated with disparate geographies—pentatonic scales from Middle Eastern music, rap and dubstep from the US and UK, the opulence of First World classical music, and the scarcity of production techniques in the Global South. Featuring help from Indonesian rapper/vocalist Nova, the EP is the soundtrack to a rising heat humidity index.

  • Clash of the Damned

    Hear Mystery Duo Starry & Slimer Soundtrack Secret Rave on 'Like It Raw'

    "Like It Raw" by mystery DJ duo Starry & Slimer is uncut, unadulterated bass kryptonite. Like any good superheroes, the triumphant team want to keep their identities under wraps. But considering that the pair's debut comes hand-in-hand with repping Trouble & Bass' close-knit group of producers, all signs point to Starry & Slimer being Brooklyn residents that may very well be some of the label's favorites under a different name. So it's fitting that "Like It Raw" is the teaser track for the club imprint's Clash of the Damned Vol. 2, an eight-track compilation of other dynamic duos due on Feb 25. The track's pummeling rhythms and gratifying plateaus pack an unrelenting dance energy that'll have you Google searching for local warehouse raves. Get the party started early and listen to the track below.

  • Yumi Zouma

    Stream Yumi Zouma's Silky Disco Self-Titled Debut

    New Zealand isn't just the land of our Lorde. Newcomers Yumi Zouma also hail from the archipelago and conjure up cool, dream-pop landscapes of their own. While the trio (Charlie Ryder, Josh Burgess, and Kim Pflaum) are currently divided between New York, Paris, and Christchurch, their most recent collaboration is reminiscent of lost summers in the faraway hills and lakes of home. In turn, the band's self-titled debut EP, due February 11 via Cascine, delivers 15 sublime minutes of soft disco that layers sing-song vocals over huggable synths and muted drum-machine beats. Thematically, songs like the EP's highlight "Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up" are innocently romantic while packing a breezy, sunlit groove. Think of Yumi Zouma as Classixx on Prozac.Listen to the full Yumi Zouma EP below:

  • Dre Skull

    Dre Skull: Jamaican Hitmaker Brings Unlikely Experiences to the Dancehall

    Who: Andrew Hershey is the riddim-slinging head of Mixpak Records who, under his Dre Skull alias, has also become one of dancehall's most sought-after producers, responsible for the cinematic textures of Vybz Kartel's landmark LP Kingston Story. Hershey's arts-filled CV — he once built a quadraphonic soundsystem installation at Manhattan’s Deitch Projects gallery and sold merch for Lightning Bolt — speaks to his versatility. "Every person in the world has their own unique experiences that shape what they're best at," says Hershey. "Since I started working with artists like Sizzla, I’ve gotten a lot deeper with my engagement with dancehall.

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