Roundup, November #2
From hyperactive UKG to future bass from the past, we roundup our favourite releases of the week. Listen below.
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Sega Bodega – KEPKO
On last year’s glowing Romeo, producer Sega Bodega further established himself as one of electronic music’s brightest new agitators. KEPKO, his latest single, finds Bodega having a ton of fun with this fact. KEPKO plays out like a garage track played at hyperspeed, racing along with an energy and urgency that’s both manic and an absolute blast.
Channel Tres – 6AM
Compton house artist Channel Tres has been exploring upbeat swing and disco lately, and 6AM is no exception. The breezy single has lashings of 90’s French touch with its buzzing synths and hand clap beat, tied together with a funk inflected refrain. It’s a total vibe.
Flume – Slugger 1.4
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Australian producer Flume is celebrating his eponymous debut album with a release from the archives. Slugger 1.4 is a track that never made the cut for that original album, but it’s fascinating to look at now given how Flume, and the future bass scene, has evolved over the past decade. This is classic, OG Flume, with bursts of stop and start subbass and shredding synths, a welcome blast from the past.
Gorillaz – Baby Queen
The second single from the pioneering virtual reality band’s upcoming project Cracker Island is an easy going synthpop love song. Full of romance, Baby Queen adds magic through effervescent synths and sparkling arpeggios beneath its cozy alt-rock waltz. It’s tender and blushing with a sense of wonder, making for something satisfyingly sweet.
Fever Ray – Carbon Dioxide
The second single from Karin Dreijer this year is an acerbic synthwave cut with retro flourishes. Carbon Dioxide’s lo-fi style sort of blends together the sounds of Plunge with the approach of Fever Ray’s debut, but it’s Dreijer’s unhinged vocal delivery that’s the best part. Moving from nasal vocal fry to witchy and ritualistic, it’s exhilarating to listen to.