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Ruth Saxelby


NYC Duo The Golden Filter Want You to Get “Heady Filthy” with Them

FADER PREMIERE In the late 2000s, NYC duo The Golden Filter spun a seductive web from the distant echoes of disco and synth-pop at a snail’s pace. Following their 2011 soundtrack album, Syndromes, they return … read more »

POSTED July 23, 2014 10:00AM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: ,

FADER Mix: Groundislava

If you’ve ever wondered what runs through the head of LA producer Groundislava then this FADER Mix is going to be pretty revealing: chillout tunes, cartoon saxophones, and Sade, apparently. Along with Shlohmo and Ryan … read more »

POSTED July 22, 2014 2:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
Huerco S cover art

Unscramble Your Brain with a New Techno Meditation from Huerco S.

Sometimes I need something to drown out the noise in my head, something that floods my synapses with vibrations akin to the body’s natural rhythm and resets my brain to a pre-scrambled state. Huerco S.—the … read more »

POSTED July 22, 2014 1:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: ,
Dan Bodan

Dan Bodan’s “Soft As Rain” Brings the Love Song Bang up to Date

“So good to be in love!” wrote one commenter on the Soundcloud stream of “Soft As Rain,” the first single from Dan Bodan’s forthcoming album on DFA Records. It’s impossible not to get swept up … read more »

POSTED July 21, 2014 11:00AM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
Evy Jane

Vancouver Duo Evy Jane Are Downbeat but Not Beaten On “Worry Heart”

FADER PREMIERE A dusty reggae rhythm bubbles beneath Vancouver act Evy Jane’s downbeat-but-not-beaten vocals on new song “Worry Heart.” At points, her intonation recalls Suzanne Vega’s early work—it’s that tension between curling introverted thoughts and … read more »

POSTED July 21, 2014 10:00AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
One Circle

Italian Producers Lorenzo Senni, Vaghe Stelle and A:RA Make Gnarly Trance as One Circle

FADER PREMIERE One Circle is a collaborative project from three Italian producers who mine the ecstatic possibilities of electronic composition: Presto!? Records founder Lorenzo Senni, who makes music that flows likes melted wax as Stargate; … read more »

POSTED July 18, 2014 10:00AM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: , , , , , ,

World View: Meet the Rising Stars of Karachi’s Fraught Yet Fertile Creative Scene

In the World View column, Ruth Saxelby zooms in on cities off the beaten track to highlight rising talent in the realms of music, art, film, literature and photography. In chatting over email with the … read more »

POSTED July 17, 2014 2:51PM IN ART+CULTURE, ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Portland Duo SOS Tip Their Hat to Rihanna on New Single “She Wants”

FADER PREMIERE Portland duo SOS are singer Randa Leigh and producer/musician Brian Vincent, and their union hinges on Leigh’s elastic vocal—she sounds like she’s singing with one eyebrow permanently raised—and Vincent’s trappy R&B production. On … read more »

POSTED July 17, 2014 10:38AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (4) TAGS: ,

Watch a Fractured Duet between Tel Aviv’s Adi Ulmansky and Borgore

FADER PREMIERE Was it, was it, was it, was it, was it, was it you? sings Tel Aviv singer/producer Adi Ulmansky with the sweetest hint of lisp on the hook of the trip-hop tinged single … read more »

POSTED July 17, 2014 9:55AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (3) TAGS: , ,

Milo McBride Makes Wiry Tunes to Smoke E-Blunts To

FADER PREMIERE A range of synthetic voices stutter indecipherable things on NYC producer Milo McBride’s new song “Flaz.” It’s a wiry little thing: a few tambourine shakes, a couple of handclaps and some stretched-out synth … read more »

POSTED July 16, 2014 11:45AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,