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Hudson Mohawke – Brainwave

It’s ok guys, the weekend’s here.

Feeling a little sore-headed after thinking the weekend started today? This new one from Hudson Mohawke should help. ‘Brainwaves’ moves away from the glitchy abrasiveness of ‘Chimes’, our other taster from his upcoming Warp EP, and paints a picture for you. Soaring choral backing nicely compliments an ambient loop that never drops and is all the better for it.

If you like your HudMo a little longer and more dancefloor, enjoy this recent Boiler Room you animal:

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Mount Kimbie – Made To Stray (DJ Koze Remix)

After eulogising DJ Koze’s ‘Amygdala’ earlier this year, we’ve kept an even closer eye on his activities and, joy of joys, he’s been drafted in for remixing duties by another HD fave, Mount Kimbie.

Koze’s stretched ‘Made to Stray’ into eight minutes of comparatively lush electronica; it’s a blissed out cut with the occasional quirky beat change.

The track’s from an upcoming ‘CSFLY Remixes’ EP, released October 28th on Warp. Enjoy a selection of the rest of the EP, handpicked by us, below (the pick of the bunch being Oneman and Jeremiah Jae’s languid effort):

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S-Type – Rosario

Couple of LuckyMe gems here. Straight up diamonds, no rough involved. 

First up is another uplifting piece of video game electronica from Glasgow’s S-Type, ripped from labelmate Eclair Fifi’s Radio One show last week. ‘Rosiari’ hits the electronic shelves soon, all packaged up as LM017: 

Also getting an airing on the ‘In New DJs We Trust’ starlet’s show was the full-length version of HudMo’s remix of Jackson and his Computer Band’s ‘Vista’: 

Both are hi-vis, high fizz bursts of dance music, and they deserve a listen.

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Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

You know what we’re not excited about? Maggie Thatcher’s funeral. You know what we are excited about? Mount Kimbie’s new LP ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’.

The two tracks we’ve been teased with thus far have been an evolution of their stunning first album ‘Crooks & Lovers’ – a little more edge without losing their swaying, underlying groove:

Having declared them one of the “most influential live acts to appear in the last five or so years” (having seen them a couple of times, we give this a cautious thumbs up), your boy Benji B got the duo in for a mini live session and the results are lovely, listen here.

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Rustie – Slasherr

Rustie‘s ‘Slasherr’ sees Glasgow’s finest back with another piece of frenzied sonic weirdness. We’ve loved most of what Rustie has had to offer over the past year or two, from the lunatic lushness of ‘Hover Traps’ to the bang-on Essential Mix he did last spring. ‘Slasherr’ is no exception: it’s big, bold and typically bananas.

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Kwes – Bashful

The end of this month will see Kwes’ first major release on Warp Records, and the taster track ‘Bashful’ has whetted our appetite nicely.  A classic case of the ‘backroom boy’ (we’re not sure the phrase’s Victorian workhouse overtones quite do the man justice) coming to the fore, having tweaked and twiddled for the best and brightest during his short career (he’s 24) he’s now reluctantly stepping forward with four pieces of zeitgeisty alt-pop.

His production track record is impressive to say the least. He has worked with (take a deep breath…) the xx, Joe Goddard, Damon Albarn’s Monkey opera, Zero 7, DELS and Speech Debelle, he was in Ebony Bones, spent July in 2011 visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo with T.E.E.D and others (where they recorded an album with Congolese musicians) and has toured with Leftfield. Massively jel.

Chances to see Kwes step out of the shadows are plentiful in the coming months, including a turn at the previously-blogged Land Of Kings and a fascinating-looking night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Micachu as part of their ‘genre-colliding’ Kwesachu project. We say ease into the week with this dreamy tune, then go and see the man himself serenade you live.

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