Interpol has returned as a trio and will release their fifth album “El Pintor” in September. Although they’ve previewed a couple of other tunes from the forthcoming record in recent months, “All The Rage Back Home” represents it’s first official single. Interpol fans whom many not have heard the track will be happy to hear that the band hasn’t strayed away from what made them so prominent. Since bassist and founding band member Carlos Dengler is no longer around for the ride, frontman Paul Banks has taken on double duty. Well, triple duty, as he’s also co-directed the black-and-white surf inspired visual along with Sophia Peer for the tune which just hit the web this week.
Pre-order “El Pintor” now ahead of it’s release.
As one of the greatest champions of proper house music in the past decade or so, Jesse Rose has deservedly garnered the utmost respect as a producer, DJ, and label boss. The guy is relentless. Raised on a healthy dose of Motown, soul, jazz, ’80′s funk, Chicago house, and Detroit techno, Rose’s distinct flavor of house is made specifically for DJs and the dance floor. No press, no big mail outs, no hype, just tracks to chuck in your bag and play.
“Fly Tonight” certainly follows suit in regards to being dance floor focused but sonically it’s a much different sound for Rose. The tune harkens back to the influential ‘French Touch’ sound that dominated record bags in mid to late ’90′s. An ode to the great solo records from Daft Punk‘s Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo via their respective side projects, Crydamoure and Roulé. Pure disco house magic. Even the record’s artwork takes on the signature Roulé sleeve design.
The video matches its classic vibe with archival footage from house music’s godfathers and the famous clubs that enabled them to spread the house music gospel to the masses. Watch, listen, and learn.
“Jesse Rose’s “Fly Tonight” is available now via iTunes and Beatport.
One of our favorite lifestyle brands (and neighbors here in San Diego), Nixon, organizes an annual surf contest in various remote locations around the globe. Previous trips have taken the group to the artic conditions of the Lofoten Islands, Norway, and the incredible landscapes of Iceland. Ten of the top European surfers invited to The Nixon Surf Challenge are taken an unknown destination to rip without any press or public in sight. Just man against nature in the rawest, purest form.
In May, invitees were sent to the uncommon waters of Kamchatka, Russia. The stunning short film below recounts the experience that was inspired by the article “Survival Russia” published in Desillusion Magazine 46, Tome 2.
British funk collective Jungle have unveiled another highly entertaining choreographed dance video in promotion of their recently released debut album of the same name. The latest is for their incredibly infectious tune, “Time.” Check out the band performing the tune at this year’s Glastonbury.
This time around, Oliver Hadlee Pearch, who’s directed Jungle’s previous videos for “Platoon” and “The Heat“, collaborated with the band’s Josh Lloyd-Watson. As you’ll see, the band takes a backseat again, choosing not to appear in favor of an epic dance-off between our main characters. Enjoy!
Jungle’s self titled debut album is out now via XL Records.
As an added bonus, one of our favorite young producers, Lxury, has delivered an excellent remix of “Time.” Check it.
Pioneer is set to pick up where Technics left off when production of the legendary Technics SL-1200 turntable tragically ended. Although most club DJs made the transition to Pioneer’s CDJs in recent years, there has been a well documented resurgence in consumer consumption of music in vinyl format. Hence an increasing demand from ‘audio-files’ for proper turntables. Pioneer has it’s eyes set on filling the gap in the market with the PLX-1000 professional turntable.
With twenty years in the DJ industry and drawing on decades of experience manufacturing high-end turntables, Pioneer unveils the PLX-1000 as the new standard for home listening and DJing alike. At first glance, you wonder how Pioneer got away with crafting something that essentially looks and functions exactly like the aforementioned Technics SL-1200. Regardless, it replicates all that was glorious about the 1200 while adding a handful of new bells and whistles including a high-torque direct drive system, multi-pitch control, and detachable power and audio cables.
If there’s any question about whether the PLX-1000 is up to task for professional DJ use, check out arguably two of the best turntablists ever, DJ Qbert and DJ Shortkut from the legendary Invisibl Skratch Piklz crew give them a whirl.
The Pioneer PLX-1000 is said to see a release this summer at a surprisingly affordable suggested retail price of $699.00 USD.
It’s been a couple of years now since falling in love with French duo (Pierre Rousseau & Simon Meny) Paradis‘s “Hémisphère” EP. A little over a year ago the band escaped Parisian city life to hunker down near the mountains in the South of France to write a debut album after two well regarded EP’s. The first song from the new record is another dreamy, sophisticated, and sexy tune that makes you want to open up a bottle of Bordeaux and/or immediately book a trip to Paris.
The guys also shared an official video directed by Daniel Brereton whom also was behind the heartwarming video for “House” by Kindness.
Eagerly awaiting the full debut album due later this year.