The duo have a long-standing friendship (having met each other the week McDonnell moved to Dublin in 1994) and Mount Alaska allows the pair to indulge in a fully electronic recording process using analogue synths and equipment.
‘Radius’ is Mount Alaska’s third such track a song that is dense in its production with digital drum hits, undercurrents of cloudy synth lines, stormy vocals and patches of melody lines. It’s like Burial crossed with Moderat.
A bunch of tiers of Forbidden Fruit tickets went on sale yesterday and some sold out very quickly.
With headliners Flying Lotus, Bon Iver,Aphex Twin and Orbital, already announced, the organisers announced more names today including: Moderat, Maceo Plex, Motor City Drum Ensemble, NAO, KiNK & Mall Grab.
We are moving downstairs to the bar for the forseeable future. It gives us a larger capacity for walkups on the night and we’ll also have a Funktion One soundsystem in place for our resident DJs Nialler9, Simon Roche and Gavin Elsted (Adultrock).
If you’ve not been before, check out the Lumo Club Chart below for a flavour of sounds. It’s a house party in a club vibe with no restrictions on genre. Lumo is a club for dancing featuring a good soundsystem, a decent bar and DJs in the corner playing classics and curveballs. Lumo is not a house and techno night. It’s a club night where you will dance with friends, old and new.
Online tickets are sold out now but we’ll have 100 tickets on the door on Friday from 10pm in out Bar Tengu @ Yamamori Sushi, 38/39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1. It’ll be €10 in and we go til 3am. It usually is full by 1am ish. Looking forward to partying with you again.
(ticket links via www.moderat.fm.): Mon. March 28 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia Tue. March 29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Wed. March 30 – Leipzig, DE @ Werk 2 Thu. March 31 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle Fri. April 1 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof Sat. April 2 – London, UK @ St John of Hackney Sun. April 3 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory Tue. April 5 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC Wed. April 6 – Dublin, IE @ Victar Street Thu. April 7 – Brighton, UK @ Corn Exchange Fri. April 8 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royale Sat. April 9 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks Sun. April 10 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Thu. April 21 – Poznan, PL @ Hala 2 MTP Fri. April 22 – Warsaw, PL @ Progresja Sat. April 23 – Wroclaw, PL @ Eter Sun. April 24 – Budapest, HU @ Akvarium Tue. April 26 – Graz, AT @ Orpheum Wed. April 27 – Zurich, CH @ X-TRA Thu. April 28 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz Fri. April 29 – Rome, IT @ Spazio900 Sat. April 30 – Marseille, FR @ Cabaret Aléatoire Sun. May 1 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini Mon. May 2 – Bordeaux, FR @ Le Rocher Palmer Tue. May 3 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux Thu. May 5 – Lausanne, CH @ LesDocks Sat. May 7 – Basel, CH @ Volkshaus Sun. May 8 – Stuttgart, DE @ LKA Longhorn Fri. May 19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall Sat. May 20 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis Sun. May 21 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall Mon. May 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre Tue. May 24 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Thu. May 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre Fri. May 27 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park Sat. May 28 – Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Festival Mon. June 5 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle Sat. August 13 – Bochum, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle Ritournelle
One of the better albums I’ve heard in recent months is Galaxy of Nowhere from Mondkopf. Part of the Fluokids family, Mondkopf is a 23 year-oldToulouse-born Parisian-based producer whose sound is a mix of the big beat drops of Modeselektor with the emotional synths of M83/Apparat with the electronic melodies of Nosaj Thing. He has remixed the likes of The Golden Filter, The Teenagers, and most recently, Caribou. Galaxy of Nowhere is the most engaging thoroughbred electronic album I’ve heard so far this year.
Here’s an exclusive cut which doesn’t appear on the album as well as ‘Libera Me’, a Galaxy of Nowhere standout. [Buy from Rough Trade | Amazon | eMusic]
Remember those archaic days when you picked up a magazine or a weekly music paper in your grubby music-hungry hands and read a playlist of what the publication’s writers were playing in the office that week? There is power in those recommendation charts. Here is my version. No great fanfare or descriptions just ten of the best song around right now you should know or you might already know.
This week: The Major Lazer and Mos Def albums obsessions continue, a new track from Yo La Tengo, Toddla T’s excellent skanky album, new Clark, The XX and Simian Mobile Disco.
Two very different remixes here for you today that have been floating around the net for the last month or so.
A Shackleton remix of Moderat’s ‘Rusty Nails’ has turned up on an unofficial bootleg Moderat remixes EP (alongside Headhunter and T++). Taking the original’s beats and stretching the template from four and a half minutes of great electronica to a full nine minutes of sublime eerie, pitch-shifted despairing vocals and dark side of the sun ambience, it’s been hailed as his greatest work and Boomkat have called it one of the greatest records of the year.
It’s got a head-crushing dystopian feel. Wailing and firework crunches embellish the driving bass-synth and a clack clack rhythm. This is the kind of tune that Thom Yorke is aiming for. An epic remix that is happier spinning on its axis for its lifespan than taking off into the stratosphere.
Our quarter-century podcast is all about new releases. We’ve got superb new tasty tunes from Hudson Mohawke, Montreal’s Clues (whose debut is worth checking out), a song from the already-lauded Suckers EP, a song from the new Starfucker EPlum, a track from David Kitt’s new one The Nightsaver and towards the dancier end of the spectrum: brand new tunes from Clark, Moderat, The Juan Maclean and I shit you not, a surprising song from the Twilight soundtrack.