RCRD LBL Essentials Volume 19 is here! Get you music in order for the weekend with some of the hottest new tracks of the past week.
Berlin electronic producer and founder of Shitkatapault Records (best label name ever?) Apparat (aka Sascha Ring) starts things off with a lovely dub mix of his track “Candil de la Calle,” which which is Spanish for “Oil Lamp of the Street” – a fitting image for this beautifully lonesome, nocturnal track.
Wolfgang Voigt turns things up a notch with his “auramix” of VCMG’s “Single Blip.” Ominous melodies float in and out of the mix, but the track constantly on the move thanks to a deep, bouncing bassline.
The Hood Internet chill things with another one of their classic mash-ups, mixing Khaled,Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Holy Other and Supreme Cuts. As usual, the duo seamlessly mesh all these artists together, creating what sounds like a track from the greatest hip-hop supergroup ever.
Rapidly rising synth pop duo School of Seven Bells gives A Place to Bury Strangers‘ track “So Far Away” a remix that thrives on a kind of desperate sounding energy – like the kind of adrenaline rush you get when someone’s chasing you and they’re about to catch you.
Julia Holter chills things out with her pretty track “In the Same Room,” off of her excellent new album Tragedy.
Legendary UK dance group The Prodigy make a rare appearance with a remix for ill Manor‘s “Plan B.” Featuring a heavy, distorted melody it’s got all the dangerous attitude the group that brought you “Firestarter” and “Jericho.” Let’s hope that this is a sign of more to come.
We wrap things up with the difficult to categorize, but always exciting Brooklyn group Bear in Heaven, who contribute their synth rock track “Sinful Nature”