Washington DC's heart of gold spreads his positive energy in many forms - as a solo recording artist, as head honcho of Future Times Records and as 1/2 of Beautiful Swimmers. If you're not yet clued in, the new Beautiful Swimmers album Son is your optimum starting point. An 11-cut journey without a compass - paranoid house, dream weaving ambient and lo-fi boogie instruMENTALS, all performed with his wingman, professional dog walker Ari Goldman. Max has just collapsed Roland Tings' world with a woozy breakbeat remix out on Club Mod on August 13. Pre-orders of the 12" available now over at The Modshop.
Standish/Carlyon are a two piece from Melbourne, made up of Conrad Standish and Tom Carlyon, formerly of revered shadowy rock group The Devastations. Deleted Scenes (out now on Chapter Music) is their debut album and sees the duo enter a world of shimmery dub pop and sounds for late night altered states. They've just signed recently with the Musique Agency!
They play Sydney next Friday 09th August at Goodgod Small Club alongside Horse Macguyver, Four Door and DJ Nigel Yang (HTRK). Tix available here.
The knight of a different round table, Aussie DJ Lancelot and new Musique Agency signing is mixing his way around the globe; currently spending his days on European beaches and nights getting heavy in the clubs. He's put forth a Holy Grail of a mix for this week's Modcast, over an hour of slithering grooves and beats.
He's working on a couple of new EPs including an exciting collaboration with Antony & Cleopatra (Alex Burnett of Sparkadia & Anita Bray AKA Cocknbull Kid).
For a live fix, our European friends can catch him smashing Summer gigs in the coming weeks including sets at Kiki, Istanbul on the 23rd of August & Carpe Diem, Hvar on 29th and 30th of August.
Chat & tracklist below.
Fresh from Splendour in the Grass, the guys are heading to Sydney on July 27th, to let loose on the decks at our What We Do Is Secret party at Oxford Art Factory. More information & tracklist below.
The Canyons boys took their music down a new direction with side-project Pink Gin. Its the culmination of the duo's private stash of rhythm tracks, harkening back to Canyons' early days of warehouse beats & fun club cuts.
Keep reading after the jump for an interview with the techspert-half of the group, Adam Bozzetto, and the tracklist for this week's hour of Modcast power.
Count Doyle AKA Martin Doyle AKA host of FBi Radio's Dusty Fingers recently joined us down at Modular, jumping through the 9-5 rigmarole with the rest of us at HQ. In his downtime, he's a bit of a mover and shaker in the Sydney music scene and is putting together a mammoth record fair + boutique festival down at Carriage Works on July 20th.
The line up includes HTRK, Twerps, The Laurels, Beaches, Super Wild Horses, Songs, Straight Arrows, Client Liaison, Holy Balm, Shining Bird, Day Ravies + DJ's Yo Grito + Jimmy Sing (Goodgod), Count Doyle (Fbi), Noise In My Head (3RRR), Smokie La Beef (Fredas), Marcus King (Picnic), Nic Warnock (RIP Society), Flashback (Miss Peaches), Beat Club and the mighty Basslines.
More info and tix here. Tracklist & a chat after the jump...
Raf Daddy - aka Raphael Rundell - met Joe Goddard (taking time out from his day job as one fifth of Hot Chip) through a party scene that saw them share deck duties at the legendary Greco-Roman parties.
Upon venturing into the studio in an attempt to replicate some of the records that they'd lost themselves in the night before, Raf found himself laying down vocals over Joe's skipping, bassomatic backing tracks safe in the knowledge that they'd soon be replaced by someone with sweeter, more melodious tones. In the end, it was Raf's voice that characterized and personalized The 2 Bears.
Saturday night at FOR 2013 sees Croatian label Burek light the island of Hvar up with their very own party. In light of this and to get the fans and the uninitiated ready, Pytzek, label co-owner and deck legend in his own right, mixed up this monster Modcast with a special all-Burek edition.
The other half of the Burek ownership and Hvar local, Mislav, also put together a bit of a guide for those visiting Hvar for the first time or looking to explore the place a little deeper. Full details after the jump, as well as the full Modcast tracklist.
Hamburg's Marco Niemerski, AKA Tensnake, is one of the biggest names globally in cutting edge house music and disco. He's no regular noddy behind the decks, creating his sets in real time. 100% live. Pure feeling & experience.
You can see Tensnake all over the world in the coming couple weeks, notably at the Terminal Projeckt for Vivid in Sydney this weekend (June 9) & in Croatia for FOR 2013 (June 21-23) alongside the like of 2manydjs, James Murphy, Tame Impala and heaps more. The full line-up is available here.
Here lies a fine selection of choice musical cuts, prepared and curated by the crew of the good ship Modular and its extended family. Why not subscribe and have all the hard work done for you, while you sit back and let the good times roll? Subscribe now via iTunes (or for you geeks out there here's the direct link).
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Mountain Sounds Festival , Central Coast, NSW
Fever , Tokyo, Japan
Fever , Tokyo, Japan
Marathon Music Works , Nashville, TN
Upset, Nagoya, Japan
Echostage, Washington, DC
Shangri-La, Osaka, Japan
Terminal 5, New York, NY
Cable, Hiroshima (Fukuyama), Japan
Terminal 5, New York, NY
Phoenix, Sydney, NSW
Bar Caezar, Ehime (Matsuyama), Japan
Crow Bar, Tokushima, Japan
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