The Presets will sweep across the US and Canada this October/November, as part of IHEARTCOMIX's Check Yo Ponytail Tour. The duo will headline the travelling show with their new live show, supported by idiosyncratic MCs Le1f and Antwon, electropop newcomer Chela and DJ Franki Chan. Find the full dates below. Tickets for each of the 16 shows are available here.
Bummer. Sonic purveyors Darkside have announced on social media that they're "coming to an end, for now", but not before Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington fortified their legacy by sharing two unreleased tracks from the 'Psychic' sessions, one aptly titled 'Gone Too Soon'. Sample them below, before both tracks are available on the forthcoming Other People compilation 'Work'. Darkside will play their last show in Brooklyn on September 12.
Surely by now you've seen Movement's too-sexy-for-youtube 'Ivory' video, a surreal exploration of a young couple's out-of-body sexual experience. This fitting visual accompaniment to the band's arousing sound was directed by French duo Fleur & Manu, whose unparalleled videography includes clips for Gesafelstein, M83, Lykke Li and our own Bag Raiders. Two of the most progressive filmmakers in the game, we asked them to contribute five youtube clips that they've encountered in their research. A twisted sense of humour.
It's open season for budding producers to remix Bag Raiders' latest club single 'Nairobi' after the band blasted this invitation:
We're throwing up the parts for 'Nairobi' on Soundcloud for anyone out there who wants to have a stab at a remix, steal our drums, whatever. Sharing is caring!! Love, Bag Raiders xxx
'Nairobi' is the lead cut of their latest Club EP, featuring two dancefloor bound originals and remixes by Zombie Disco Squad and Roland Tings. It's now available worldwide through Modular via iTunes and all good digital retailers.
Entropico (Hayden James, Touch Sensitive) have given us a fun video for 'Protect', Beni's 90s house rewind featuring vocals by Antony & Cleopatra, the duo of soulful London voice Anita Blay and Alexander Burnett. The cheeky clip casts Triple J personality and Sydney techno DJ Linda Marigliano in an entertaining take on the weird youtube phenomenon 'Japanese Techno Girl'.
'Protect' is the lead single from Beni's new EP, now available in Australia, UK and Europe through Modular Recordings (buy here), and soon in the US via WIN Music (Duke Dumont, Tiga). Produced with The Presets' Kim Moyes, the dancefloor dynamite is backed by two select remixes - Melbourne heat waves Indian Summer tackle 'Protect' while Canadian house dons Prince Club rework 'Can't Hide'.
Festival saviours The Presets have a remix package for their charging track 'No Fun'. Out in Australia today / 4 August UK / 5 August US, the EP features diverse reworks from Australian house star Lancelot, Montreal Mau5trap signing Eekkoo, Belfast techno maestro Phil Kieran, new UK outfit Wax Wings and the much loved RÜFÜS. Grab a free download of Lancelot's joust below.
'Ivory', a standout from Movement's debut EP released earlier this year on Modular Recordings, now has a video. Directed by Fleur & Manu (M83, Gesaffelstein, Connan Mockasin), the NSFW video paints a stark, delicate picture of love and lust, nudity, intimacy and sexuality, of two bodies merging into one like colours running together in a tableau. It's a deep, surrealist meditation on the physical act of love and two individuals perceptions of what that is.
After wrapping their first run of international tour dates last month, Movement are also pleased to announce they'll be taking their evocative soul along the Australian East Coast this September. The tour is on sale now and will be followed by a 26-date US run in support of Twin Shadow's synth-pop, playing venues of up to 3000 people.
MOVEMENT AUS TOUR DATES
Grammy-nominated Cut Copy have released the deluxe version of their latest album 'Free Your Mind' today, coinciding with a busy schedule of international summer festivals and tour dates.
This new version features five additional tracks: 'In These Arms of Love' and 'Like Any Other Day' (both previously only available as a US-only Record Store Day vinyl release), and three previously unheard songs - 'Believers', 'I Wish the Sun Would Grow Today' and 'Lights Shine On'. All the songs were recorded by the band in Australia and mixed by producer Dave Fridmann during the 'Free Your Mind' sessions, and is available for purchase at all digital retailers (get it from iTunes with one click of a button).
After winning over US fans during their select shows last month, Movement have made quick plans to return for a more extensive run in support of Twin Shadow's synth-pop. Catch this epic double bill in a city near you this September/October.
MOVEMENT US TOUR DATES (W/ TWIN SHADOW)
Wed Sept 17 || Pearl Street Nightclub || Northampton, MA
Thurs Sept 18 || Paradise || Boston, MA
Sat Sept 20 || Phoenix Concert Theater || Toronto, ON
Sun Sept 21 || Magic Stick || Detroit, MI
Tues Sept 23 || Metro || Chicago, IL
Wed Sept 24 || First Avenue || Minneapolis, MN
Fri Sept 26 || Waiting Room || Omaha, NE
Sat Sept 27 || Bluebird Theater || Denver, CO
Tues Sept 30 || Doug Fir Lounge || Portland, OR
Fri Oct 3 || Regency Ballroom || San Francisco, CA
Sat Oct 4 || The Cellar Door || Visalia, CA
Tues Oct 7 || SoHo Music Club || Santa Barbara, CA
Wed Oct 8 || Fonda Theater || Los Angeles, CA
Thurs Oct 9 || Belly Up Tavern || Solana Beach, CA
Fri Oct 10 || The Glass House || Pomona, CA
Tues Oct 14 || The Crescent Ballroom || Phoenix, AZ
Wed Oct 15 || Tricky Falls || El Paso, TX
Thurs Oct 16 || The Mohawk || Austin, TX
Fri Oct 17 || Republic New Orleans || New Orleans, LA
Sat Oct 18 || Bottletree || Birmingham, AL
Sun Oct 19 || Terminal West || Atlanta, GA
Tues Oct 21 || High Dive || Gainesville, FL
Wed Oct 22 || The Social || Orlando, FL
Sat Oct 25 || Black Cat || Washington, DC
Sun Oct 26 || Union Transfer || Philadelphia, PA
Tues Oct 28 || Terminal 5 || New York, NY
*live shot courtesy of Jeff Allen
Rising Australian dance faves RÜFÜS have the first crack at remixing The Presets' techno decadence 'No Fun'. Taking the intensity a few notches down, the group recreate a profound club moment with beautiful colour washes.
The 'No Fun' remix package drops 1 August (AUS) / 4 August (UK) / 5 August (US) and will also feature reinterpretations from Australian house star Lancelot, Montreal Mau5trap signing Eekkoo, Belfast techno maestro Phil Kieran and new UK outfit Wax Wings.
Magnolia, Milan, Italy
Zurich Open Air, Opfikon, Switzerland
Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, Australia
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia
Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia
Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia
Samsung Hall, Manila, Philippines
The Republik, Honolulu, HI
Danforth, Toronto, ON, Canada
Club Tulipe, Montreal, QC, Canada
930 Club, Washington, DC, USA
Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, USA
Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN, USA
Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, USA
Fun Fun Fun Festival, Austin, TX, USAView All Dates