Glaswegian producer Rustie made one of the most acclaimed albums of 2011 with his spectacular “Glass Swords” release. He manages to kickstart 2012 with this boombastic production for Brooklyn rapper Theophilus London, synths frantically buzzing around the beginning of the track along with a tweaked vocal line urging girls to “show their nasty side” and then Rustie kicks the whole thing into full gear with a drop so relentless that Theophilus London’s only choice is to go in hard.
DRC Music is a project by Damon Albarn and 10 other musicians including TEED, Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel, Richard Russell, Actress, Marc Antoine, Alwest, Rodaidh McDonald and Kwes together with over 50 Congolese musicians. The project took place during 5 hectic days in the Democratic Republic Of Congo and it resulted in a full-length album that was just released on Warp Records with all proceeds going to Oxfam’s work in Congo and musicians in the country.
With just over a week to go till Sonar Festival starts in Barcelona, and as an official media partner with the festival – leading online music store Bleep.com has curated a series of exclusive and never-before-heard MP3s to give away every day this week. Bleep have picked some of the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking artists from the festival line-up to be included in the give-away. The tracks will be revealed only on the day of release.
Each day from Monday 6th June to Friday 10th June at 1200 GMT, a new set of 2 tracks will be announced and made available to download for 24 hours. This will happen for 5 days from Monday – Friday. Labels involved in the give-away include Warp, Big Dada, Tri-Angle, Numbers, Running Back, Earnest Endeavours, Circus Company, InfinÃ©, and Hoya:Hoya. Please pay close attention to the campaign website for Bleep/Sonar2011 to be made aware of the MP3 give-aways.
Remember that styrofoam cup that Lil Wayne was carrying around with him pre and post-arrest? Well this new Babe Rainbow edit of “I’m Single” is the audio equivalent of what the stuff inside that cup tastes like.
Look for a new Babe Rainbow release coming on Warp Records soon.