Makeness Shares “Day Old Death” (DJ Python Remix)
FROM CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM – THE UNDERSIDE OF POWER – OUT NOW
Praise for The Underside Of Power:
“… a righteous blast of punk, hip-hop and soul. As a dismal political year ends, he’s living proof anger is still an energy” – Q
“…. gleefully fuses classic 60s soul with post-punk experimentation to frequently astonishing effect” – The Observer
“… the 20th century reimagined as a series of revolutionary spirituals” – The Wire
“Soul music for the end of the world” – FACT
Algiers’ second album, The Underside Of Power, has emerged since its June release as one of the most pertinent and critically regarded albums of 2017 – an uncompromising treatise on injustice, oppression and in turn resistance, delivered through an incendiary amalgamation of post-punk, hip hop, soul and noise.
Ahead of the band’s imminent UK and European tour dates, Algiers today share a remix by Prurient of album highlight ‘Death March’. The ten-minute rework sees the US multi-media artist, real name Dominick Fernow, weave charred drum loops, looming synths and arresting vocal shards into an alternately hypnotic, towering and beautiful sonic landscape.
The Underside Of Power sees the transatlantic four piece or Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Mahan, Lee Tesche and Matt Tong, stationed between NYC and London, delve into political unrest both in the US and UK, touching on oppression, police brutality, and hegemonic power structures, via a musical palette traversing Northern soul and gospel to IDM, industrial, italo, grime, and musical touchstones such as Suicide, Afrika Bambaata, The Pop Group, Public Enemy and Nina Simone.
‘ON HOLD (JAMIE XX REMIX)’
OUT TODAY B/W FOUR TET REMIX OF ‘A VIOLENT NOISE’
At the end of 2016, The xx announced their return and news of a new album (I See You) with the lead single ‘On Hold’. An undoubted highlight of one of the year’s most critically acclaimed albums, ‘On Hold’ has quickly become one of The xx’s biggest songs to date.
Today, the band’s very own Jamie xx reveals his ‘On Hold’ remix – his first official remix in over four years. It comes accompanied by a ‘remix video’ from Alasdair McLellan, who made the original ‘On Hold’ video and has been a key I See You visual collaborator. McLellan also created videos for recent xx singles ‘Say Something Loving’ and the star-studded ‘I Dare You’ video (a collaboration with The xx and Raf Simons which featured, among others, Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, Paris Jackson, Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes).
WATCH ALASDAIR MCLELLAN’S ACCOMPANYING ‘ON HOLD’ REMIX VIDEO HERE
Last summer, Sharon Van Etten released “Not Myself” in memory of the victims of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and to support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. Today, one year since the Pulse nightclub tragedy, Van Etten releases the Hercules & Love Affair Remix of the song. Continue reading
VIOLENT NOISE REMIX
The xx album track ‘Violent Noise’ has been remixed by Four Tet.
THIS JUST IN!
Suuns are happy to share a brand new remix for “Instrument,” courtesy of acclaimed producer Redshape.
Having released album Hold/Still last year to brilliant reviews, this remix is taken from the upcoming Hold/Still Remixes LP, which is out on Record Store Day (April 22, 2017) on Secretly Canadian!