New album ‘Safe (Exits)’ out today. This is the third album for New York-based Bryce Hackford, out on the San FranciscoSpring Theory label. According to his Bandcamp: “In 2017 Bryce Hackford migrated to Margate’s PRAH Foundation for a weeklong residency. Armed with a spellbook of rhythm and keyboard parts he afterwards invited a coven of musicians from various backgrounds to improvise on the tracks, with little guidance from himself and purposefully not knowing quite where the results would end up. Mixing and arranging the tracks later revealed a unique wizardry to the collaborations, each individual exploring the skeletal structures with an unbridled creative freedom, and in turn garnishing them with some incredibly inspired and inventive performances.”
New album ‘Illusion of Time’ out today! Debut full-length collaboration between Daniel Avery (English electronic music producer and DJ from Bournemouth) and Nine Inch Nails synth artist Alessandro Cortini. The project began with Avery and Cortini worked remotely before the pair had even met, and was finally completed while both artists were touring with Nine Inch Nails in 2018. Released on Erol Alkan’s London-based Phantasy Sound. Previous Daniel Avery #SOTD: Sensation.
Josiah Gladwell (aka K-LONE) is a British Producer and DJ, born in London and now based in Brighton. This track comes from K-LONE’s debut ‘Cape Cira’ the LP due out 24 April on Wisdom Teeth, the Bristol-based record label run by Facta and K-LONE. According to Bandcamp, ‘Cape Cira’ is “the result of a short creative burst during a grim British winter”, that “explores music as escapism, comprising a series of lush, warm vignettes that demonstrate music’s unique transportive power.”
QRTR, a Brooklyn-based electronic producer and DJ, has signed with Dome of Doom for the release of her debut full-length album ‘Drenched’, out now as a limited Edition 100 run of High-Bias cassette tapes. Featuring a sample (or cover?) of ‘Ice Cream’ by New Young Pony Club, a song I couldn’t stop playing back in 2006.
Million Square are a London based, electronic duo featuring Max Luthert and Duncan Eagles, who enjoy blending the sounds of electronic and acoustic instruments. This track is the first single from upcoming, self-released‘Spirit Bloom’ EP.
Henry Hicks AKA Horatio Luna is a Melbourne based improviser, composer, bassist and producer. A founding member of hip-hop/soul community “30/70 collective”, he is also an active member of the Australian beatz, jazz and soul music scene. The album ‘Yes Doctor’ out on La Sape records.
Lunch Money Life are Stewart Hughes (drums), Sean Keating (guitar), Luke Mills-Pettigrew (bass), Jack Martin (electronics/trombone) & Spencer Martin (electronics/saxophone). Taken from the upcoming ‘Immersion Chamber’ album, due out early April on the London-based Scenic Route label.
Zenobia are the Palestinian duo Nasser Halahlih and Isam Elias. The band draws inspiration from pop & folk music from all over the region (Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria), resulting in a mix of powerful beats, Levantine dabke rhythms and Arabic pop melodies. Their new album ‘Halak Halak’ releases 27 March on Acid Arab Records, the special imprint created by Crammed Discs in partnership with Parisian collective Acid Arab.
Tycho (real name Scott Hansen and also known as ISO50 for his photographic and design work) is an American musician, composer, songwriter and producer based in San Francisco. His new album ‘Simulcast’ is out now on Ninja Tune.