Wildcard FOR 2013 entry Time & Space Machine (aka Richard Norris) might not be the most instantly recognisable name in the overwhelming lineup of heavy hitters but his collaboration with Erol Alkan as 'Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve' has left a significant impact on the electronic/dj/sample scene since they first tripped together in 2006.
The psychonauts have opened eyes re-editing and re-imagining the weirdest parts of The Nazz, Love, The Beatles and The Monkees, as well as producing official remixes for Chemical Brothers, Simian Mobile Disco and Midlake.
If you could picture The Avalanches trading in their brazilian, disco and hip hop records for thrift shop prog, wah-wah, garage and summer of love classics, you'd be closer to understanding this oddball world. Hop into this bootleg live mix that collects their quintessential remixes, edits and dusty dollar bin finds.
Over the years, Modular has had a host of hits grace the triple j Hottest 100 charts. With the big 20th anniversary celebrations and voting frenzy on now, its the perfect time to relive some magic from the past.
We're combing through past Hottest 100 lists, cross-referencing it with our back catalogue of classics and putting together a series of playlists to take a trip down memory lane with. First up is the early years of Modular (2000 to 2005), featuring the likes of The Avalanches, Wolfmother, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more.
Vote for your favourite tracks of the past 20 years over on triple j. Head on over to the Modular YouTube Channel to get your full daily dosage of goodness as the week progresses. Watch the previous days playlists after the jump.
The next round of acts for FOR 2013 has just been announced, headlined by James Blake. Joining him and the rest of the FOR 2013 gang is Daniele Baldelli, Dr. Dunks, Time & Space Machine, Raff Daddy (2 Bears), Villa, Cecile & Pink Gin.
3-day FOR passes are on sale now. The pass gives ticket-holders access to every show in every venue across the island, over the course of the weekend-long event. For £130, yours is available right here. Single Day passes are also available.
FOR is partnering with Suncanihvar Hotel Group and Agency Pelegrini to offer reduced rates to festival attendees. For more information on this, and other accommodation options on the island, including private apartments, villas, hotels, and camping, visit the Accommodation section of the FOR website here.
The 'Fall' Remix EP is out now, featuring an Alternate Presets mix alongside remixes from Hook N Sling, Erick Rincon, Tomas Barfod, Ta-Ku, Alan Braxe & SymbolOne. Get a preview here and grab it on iTunes.
No Regular Play are classically trained childhood friends that produce elegant dance music, reaching the pinnacle with last year's album Endangered Species. Watchdogs of the infamous Marcy Hotel in Brooklyn and tight with the Wolf + Lamb collective, the duo also gave Villa's 'Mint' a classy future disco stroke for Club Mod #005.
They've turned in this week's super-smooth Modcast, ready to wind you up for the weekend. Playlist and interview after the jump.
Modular is proud to announce the coming of Pond's fifth album Hobo Rocket, out August 2 (AUS) / 5 (EU/UK) / 6 (USA). We're celebrating the news with the official video for 'Giant Tortoise', check it out above. For a free download of the track, head on over to the band's website.
Read on for the album tracklist and cover art.
Feeling warm and fuzzy having watched this mini-doco on the history of DFA - an inspiring story of how a group of people throwing parties evolved into a cultural phenomenon. James Murphy, label CEO and frontman of one of the most loved bands of last decade LCD Soundsystem, looks right at home on a cruise ship to Jamaica.
Modular is very proud to announce the signing of Sydney trio Movement. Owners of a sound best described as seductive nocturnal music and the soon to be released debut single 'Feel Real', available for streaming right here. Head on over to their website and sign-up for future updates.
For more of them, they'll be supporting Flight Facilities and playing the Dark Mofo festival in the coming months. For your chance to hear more of their sound, check out the dates below.
'Feel Real' will be out 24 May (Aus)/ 27 May (UK)/ 28 May (US) via all good digital retailers. Late June sees a remix bundle of the single release, featuring Morgan Geist, Ta-Ku and Shadow Child. The digital remix bundle is coming on June 21 (Aus)/ June 24 (UK)/ June 25 (US).
Softwar are a couple of club legends from Sydney, champions of the iconic SlowBlow residency at GoodGod for the past 4 years. They've just released 'Believe/One Day', their third EP and first for Club Mod. In celebration of this release and their imminent tour, here's a Modcast primed for late night shenanigans of the best variety.
The boys are traversing the southern hemisphere with dates downunder, China and Singapore in the coming couple months headlined by their EP launch party on Friday May 10 at the Spice Cellar, information here. All the details below as well as a chat & the tracklist.
New album 'Mosquito' out now, get yours here.
The 'Fall' Remix EP is out now (May 14 US) with an Alternate Presets mix alongside a host more from the likes of Hook N Sling, Erick Rincon, Tomas Barfod, Ta-Ku, Alan Braxe & SymbolOne. Get a preview of them here and grab it on iTunes.
Aoyama Tunnel, Tokyo, Japan
Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain
The Corner, Melbourne, VIC
Avalon, Hollywood, CA
Debaser Slussen, Stockholm
Sasquatch! Festival, Washington
C Grade, Melbourne, VIC
Survivor!, Melbourne, VIC
Hotel Illawarra, Wollongong, NSW
Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Festival Hall, Melbourne
Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
Fox Theater, Oakland
Beach Road Bondi, Sydney, NSW
Maifeld Derby Festival, Mannheim
Elsewhere, Gold Coast, QLDView All Dates