Ulla Straus and Oceanic share atmospheric space on new BAKK split

Previous Plafond contributors include Legowelt and SFV Acid. Dutch label BAKK has announced the fourth installment of their ambient electronic series Plafond. Plafond 4 brings together Philadelphia’s Ulla Straus (c-, West Mineral Ltd., Quiet Time) and De School resident Oceanic in intentionally complementary contrast. Straus wanders about the A-side with two scrapbook compositions that combine field recordings, saxophone and guitar. On the B-side, Oceanic stretches out with their epic ‘Three Sides of a Shell’, which includes minimalist rhythmic pieces ‘Aperture’, ‘Columella’ and ‘See If You Can Hear’. Plafond 4 will…

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Your EDM Premiere: Haywyre – Square One (Glacier Remix)

In the world of electronic music, there are few artists that have as much raw talent as Martin Vogt (better known by his stage name Haywyre). Beyond being an absolute wiz on the keyboard, Vogt has proven himself time and time again to be a brilliant producer and composer, and his continual contributions to the jazztronica scene have certainly not gone unnoticed. Throughout the last few years, however, there has been one artist in particular that I always thought had the potential to make as big of a splash in the…

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Jacktone launches community focused sub-label, Dreamtone

The inaugural release will be an EP from producer and underground music community organizer Sug. Jacktone, the Chicago-based label headed up by Doc Sleep and Darren Cutlip, is launching a community focused sub-label, Dreamtone. Bourne out of a series of conversations with Alex Bond of the podcast Beyond / Below, the label is described as a “regenerative and evolving platform” that is focused on forging new creative communities and will be co-run with a new curator each year. Bond will be the initial curator and will launch the imprint with…

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Diplo Cancels On Imagine Music Festival At 11th Hour

Atlanta’s biggest electronic music festival, Imagine Music Festival, officially begins tomorrow — unfortunately, it will be short one original headliner. According to the festival’s own Twitter this morning, Diplo has pulled out. No reason was given for his cancellation, as IMF cited “unforeseen circumstances” for his absence. While some will surely be disappointed, IMF also announced that DJ Diesel aka Shaq will be taking over closing duties on Friday with a special 75 minute set. Imagine Music Festival begins tomorrow and goes through Sunday. Diplo is sorry to report that due…

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All of Zeds Dead’s Unreleased Songs In One Place for Your Listening Pleasure

Over the past decade, Zeds Dead has become one of the most prolific artists in dubstep. With a couple of albums under their belt, a few EPs, and countless singles, an all-original set from these boys would be no issue, yet they continue to support the smaller artists on their label by playing out their tunes. On their own, Zeds Dead has quite the repository of unreleased music. Whether it’s a tour set intro or a collaboration that just stopped dead in its tracks, there’s a lot of ZD music…

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Storm Area 51 Raid Event Will Be Live Streamed

Hopes to turn the viral Storm Area 51 Facebook event into an actual festival have all but been extinguished as “Alienstock” will now be a one-day event at the Las Vegas Events Center. That being said, there are likely a few hundred crazies who will show up at the actual Area 51 site and try to make some noise. In anticipation of that bit of fun, future Las Vegas entertainment complex AREA15 has announced that they will be live-streaming the event. The plan to live stream the event has been…

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Doon Kanda shares an eerie new track, ‘Polycephaly’

Taken from his forthcoming album, Labyrinth. Doon Kanda has released the first track from Labyrinth, his forthcoming debut album which will be released by Hyperdub on November 29. ‘Polycephaly’, like much of the album, is written in 3/4, a time signature most closely associated with waltz. This lends the track an eerie gothic formality, an effect that is offset by wonky piano and a beautifully abstract video, directed by Doon Kanda himself. Check out the video below, though be advised that the video strobes slightly, so those with epilepsy should be aware.…

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Dekmantel Soundsystem announced as XOYO’s new residents

Call Super, Helena Hauff and Underground Resistance are just some of the acts confirmed by the Dutch duo. Dekmantel Soundsystem, aka Thomas Martojo and Casper Tielrooij, are the newest residents at London’s XOYO, following recent residencies from Hunee, Bradley Zero and Calibre. For 12 nights from October 11 to December 27 the Dutch duo will invite a host of guests to the east London club, including Palms Trax, Young Marco, Sassy J, Legowelt, I-F, Helena Hauff, Tom Trago, Marcellus Pittman, DJ Storm, Juan Atkins, Underground Resistance, Zozo, Call Super and…

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John Chantler returns to Room40 with Tomorrow Is Too Late

Commissioned by INA GRM for their Présences Électronique festival in 2018. Modular synthesist John Chantler will return to Room40 for his fifth solo album, Tomorrow Is Too Late. Split across two long-form pieces, the new album was originally commissioned by INA GRM for their Présences Électronique festival in 2018. Room40 describes the album as “a powerhouse of reductive intensity that bares witness to Chantler’s uncompromising sonic articulations”. It follows Which Way To Leave, which was released on the ambient imprint in 2016. Tomorrow Is Too Late arrives on October 18 and is…

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WERKHAUS is an intimate new venue for east London

The 300-capacity club is situated at the Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane. WERKHAUS is a new, 300-capacity club in east London. Situated at the Truman Brewery complex at 85 Brick Lane, WERKHAUS is kitted out with a Funktion-One sound system and the facilities for both DJ-focused and live music events. The venue is open from 12pm – 12am Monday to Friday and 4pm – 10:30pm on Sundays. “London’s music scene has gone back to its roots and we wanted to create space for the innovative, boundary-pushing artists who present…

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