The Midnight. Dirty Rich. Sam Barker is wary of taking the easy route in getting people to move their bodies. RELEASE: Mangeur Paname ARTIST(S): Mézigue REMIXERS: LABEL: Skylax Records | GENRE: LOSSLESS, House, Electro, Techno RELEASED: 2019-01-18 AVAILABLE FORMAT: 757Kbps/FLAC DOWNLOAD SIZE: 162.92 MB TOTAL TRACKS 5 Mézigue - See No B Man (05:08) key, bpm0 Haïti - AFRIMA 2019 : L’haïtien «Manno Beats» remporte le Prix de «Best Artist in African Electro» 24/11/2019 09:00:15. In fact, much of the music on his album Loom Dream feels rooted in nature sounds: frog hiccups, fire crackling, rain heard from a distance. His rework quickly made its way from DJ to DJ (as these unofficial edits tend to do), appearing in sets by Peggy Gou, Ben UFO, and others, before finally being officially released this March. Les 12, 13 et 14 juillet 2020 à Port-Barcarès, dans le sud de la France. Sometimes she injects hints of the gabber of her Belgian upbringing, as in the booming, breakneck rhythms that appear midway through “III,” but most of the time she encases her percussive workouts in slow-moving, celestial fog. When it doesn’t sound like that, it sounds like a drum circle, but in a good way. All Rights Reserved. It’s a surprisingly warm note to end on, a glimmer of light in an otherwise steely landscape. # Orleans # OrleansMetropole # SetElectroOrleans —Matthew Schnipper, With every new release, Huerco S.’s Berlin-based ambient label West Mineral Ltd. enters increasingly uncanny territory, and the latest two additions to the enigmatic collection are no different. It’s heavier on the percussion than on National Geographic moments, and its vast array of peppy thumps and thuds shows Leif to be a playful and articulate digital drummer. Even by her standards, Branches on Ice is hard to wrap your head around. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated as of 1/1/21) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated as of 1/1/21) and Your California Privacy Rights. The Ars Electronica Center will be open on December 22 and 23, 2020! The BPMs are slow and sexy, and you’ll definitely feel them in your hips, too. Slut1. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. Each song is distinctly capacious—the sound of hand drums rolls along like a desert tumbleweed in “Item 2,” while haunting vocal samples flutter in and out of the glistening “Item 7.” Ambient music often functions as an easily tapped reservoir of relief, but in West Mineral’s case, tuning in to their latest transmissions feels mesmerizingly alien. They give "I Need You" the feeling of being suspended between two planes, its knees planted on the ground as its spirit drifts to the sky like a prayer. Below is OZ EDM’s top 10 acts to keep an eye on this year! With thousands of artists pushing the envelope of music creativity, we have chosen 10 artists that have caught our attention in 2018 and who we predict to stand out in 2019. Sometimes synthesizer bloops and bleeps show up too, but with a percussionist this talented, they’re nearly unnecessary. Completed after a move from New York to South Carolina, Max McFerren’s third album under the alias is, in part, a response to the feeling of overload—of information, data, inputs, emotion, noise—that grows more oppressive with every idle scroll of the feed. Privacy Policy Strangely pleasant and pleasantly strange. –Philip Sherburne, Listen: Jay Mitta, Tatizo Pesa | Duke, Uingizaji Hewa | Sisso, Mateso, DJs have been paying tribute to Steve Reich for years; the Orb sampled Reich’s “Electric Counterpoint” way back on 1990’s “Little Fluffy Clouds.” But rarely do artists capture the off-kilter repetitions of classical minimalism as well as Joe does on “Get Centred.” The UK producer’s first appearance on Cómeme smartly splits the difference between his bassy rollers for labels like Hessle Audio and Cómeme’s more esoteric, percussive sound; despite the title, it’s a delightfully un-centered song—a sun-drenched drizzle of contrapuntal synths that just gets slipperier as it goes. Yet it’s so effortlessly executed that it makes dancing in 7/8 time seem like the most natural thing in the world. It is the record that the artist's … Nkisi conjures a sort of introspective hypnotism through each of the seven percussive tracks on her full-length debut, all built around brain-rattling Congolese polyrhythms. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. But best of all was the Berlin-based American producer’s Dioxippe EP, a six-track array of clanking-drainpipe techno, psychedelic pulse studies, and sandblasted noise. –Arielle Gordon, Happiness, sadness, whatever: You’d have to be heartless to not feel whatever you’re feeling that much more after listening to DJ Python. 2020-09-11. Electro House. The effect is gravity-defying. A … –Philip Sherburne, At first, Powder’s “New Tribe” looms ominously. Electrobeach Music Festival (EMF) est un festival EDM et dance sur la côte méditerranéenne, en France. Thank goodness that sample cleared. En 2017, elle crée “Mon Coeur” qui retrace le scandale du Mediator. “Drømmen om Ø (Forever Mix ’19)” may hit like a shock of tropical color against a gray city exterior, but it takes the length of an early-morning dream to achieve its blissful effects. Amazon. It sounds almost like an audio translation of the album’s cover art, an illustration by artist Samantha Garritano that depicts a six-armed woman in red heels wielding multiple swords, gilded bongs, and mythical creatures like mermaids and hooved monsters. Known for their live performances, the band is a big hit at festivals in France and Belgium , and was one of the most booked for the summer 2014 season. Check out all of Pitchfork’s 2019 wrap-up coverage here. Badboy feat. Future Electro 2019, an album by Various Artists on Spotify. Do you feel like Gang Gang Dance were never the same after Tim DeWitt left the band? To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement. our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. –Rachel Hahn, A deceptively sparse cut from Chicago stalwart DJ Nate’s first footwork record in nearly a decade, “Fuck Dat” is a fitting return to the genre: The steady clap of a snare drum recalls the style’s roots in ghetto house, while a meandering synth line hovers in the air, teasing the onslaught to come. Browse the top french electro artists to find new music. With music streaming on Deezer you can discover more than 56 million tracks, create your own … Blending skittering percussion with stoned-out synths and charmingly monotone vocals, EXPORT is warm and playful, a genreless exploration of rhythm. It’s not hard to pick up on Mojica and Stevens’ reverence for classic house music in the deep groove of “Nothing Crazy” or the laidback shuffle of “Ethereal Stepping,” but they prove equally as adept at crafting lush, driving jungle on the B-side. To drive her point home, she offers up a chant that’s practically subliminal—one-word invocations of the ocean, starlight, pleasure, freedom, us. –Matthew Schnipper, Listen/Buy: Bandcamp | Rough Trade | Apple Music | Tidal, Sam Barker is wary of taking the easy route in getting people to move their bodies. Electro House 2019. Radio Airplay + Sales Data + Streaming Data = TOP ARTISTS. A lovingly crafted piece of electronic music whose seams are happily showing. That’s easy to answer when the question is applied to bygone decades, but it’s much harder to come up with a satisfying response in the moment. California Privacy Rights Ad Choices, Featuring Peggy Gou, Floating Points, Joy Orbison, and a lot of deep cuts, The 30 Best Electronic Music Releases of 2020, 4 Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now, 6 Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now, Kasper Marott, “Drømmen om Ø (Forever Mix ’19)”. 2019 Preview SONG TIME Broken Feet. To varying degrees, on all three tracks, the frame drum is the engine, as toms and snares fight for time in the mix. –Ian Cohen, Whatever accounts for it—club culture’s ongoing fragmentation, some creeping suspicion that levity is bankrupt—dance music has been short on anthems in recent years. Une délégation de DJs et producteurs débarque au Barcarès pour d'incroyables sets, sublimés par d'incroyables mises en scène et shows visuels - une rave comme on en voit peu ! These are the albums, EPs, and songs that defined the sound of electronic music in 2019. –Matthew Schnipper, Listen: Joy Orbison, “Burn” | Joy Overmono, “Bromley” | Overmono, “Le Tigre”, Yoshinori Mizutani’s cover photograph of vivid lime-green parakeets outside a drab urban building is ingeniously suited for Kasper Marott’s Forever Mix EP. Electro House 2019. The song’s oft-imitated wordless diva vocals may have become passe, but the song’s ability to tug at heartstrings is still effective. When you buy something through our retail links, however, Pitchfork may earn an affiliate commission. “Drømmen om Ø (Forever Mix ’19)” (the first part of the title translates to “The Dream of the Island”) is also a strange bird within Marott’s own Copenhagen techno scene. Varying in size, they are deep and wide, and easily portable and playable by hand, making them great for teaching kids. These tracks still throb: “Hedonic Treadmill” and “Utility” are trance-like bangers made propulsive entirely via cycling synth melodies, and even the more ambient songs swell and build like club music. But just because he’s not killing a circle doesn’t mean he can’t give it new life. In fact, all these names are alter egos of Allergy Season head Physical Therapy, aka Queens’ Daniel Fisher; the fake-comp gambit is merely a convenient means of cramming all his sprawling interests into one relatively svelte package. The list, sorted alphabetically, includes tracks and albums found on Pitchfork’s main year-end tallies as well as additional records that did not make those lists but are just as worth your time. There are hints of many UK dance music genres of the last two decades, too, but as if they were reconstructed from memory while underwater. –Rachel Hahn, Listen/Buy: Bandcamp | Apple Music | Tidal, Akasha System is the leading artist in the new subgenre I am calling Portland techno. It’s a treat for avid fans of electronic music, where creative progress often feels like it must be signified by deconstruction. © 2020 Billboard Media, LLC. –Matthew Schnipper, In an interview with Resident Advisor from last year, Dutch producer Upsammy (Thessa Torsing), a resident at beloved Amsterdam club De School, bristled at the prospect of anyone labeling her music as electro. Even with so much ground to cover, Roll With the Punches floats effortlessly along. He does it by layering inventive rhythms with plenty of long tones, something simultaneously for the head and the heart. The following is a list of albums released in 2019. Hot Chip - A Bath Full of Ecstasy. Pitchfork may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. Some songs have an identifiable beat, like “B2,” which resembles a submarine radar pinging. If you have a burning hot desire to answer these questions, then you’re probably already obsessed with the RAP album. –Marc Hogan, Listen: Kasper Marott, “Drømmen om Ø (Forever Mix ’19)”, At times, the drum pattern on Leif’s “Yarrow” resembles the flutter of butterfly wings. Duke is part mad scientist, part punk rocker: His beats gallop at tempos upwards of 200 BPM, with screamed vocals pushing everything even more dangerously to the breaking point. Bought the Farm is the debut full-length from Kansas City-based Puerto Rican artist Tito Fuego (who Huerco S.’s Brian Leeds cites as a mentor), and there’s something fascinatingly unkempt about this music “made by hand from trash and dust,” as the label bills it. Echo Earth is an A-frame home, a Pinewood derby winner, pottery made on the wheel. Advertising This is literally accurate, as he is from Portland and he makes techno, but it’s also spiritually correct, as this is the sound of techno from Portland, land of flannel and pretty trees. Critic Score 79 28 reviews. It’s the sound of a super-rational person realizing the limits of reason and letting loose with 44 minutes of pure feeling. All eight songs are five minutes long and no one knows who Topdown Dialectic is. EU Privacy Preferences, BILLBOARD is a registered trademark of Billboard IP Holdings, LLC. But soon, the song’s steady groove and bright handclaps underpin a growing skepticism, as her perfectly intact heart begins to strike her as its own worrisome condition. Jay Mitte’s Tatizo Pesa bobs and weaves with incredible dexterity; the bright colors and pinprick tones mimic the movements of an industrial sewing machine. The track itself is minimalist brilliance, but the song’s origin story and its dancefloor potency are what makes it such a compelling listen. Listen to selections from this list on our Spotify playlist and Apple Music playlist. 11 Items, from frequent collaborators Pontiac Streator and Ulla Strauss, is another debut, and it’s equally strange. Music. 02:56 02. But it doesn’t have to be. –Philip Sherburne, After the claustrophobic ambient textures of last fall’s Love Discipline, for the Quiet Time Tapes label, the New York-based, Monterrey-born producer Debit returns to the tough, percussive energy of her debut album. —Rachel Hahn, Listen/Buy: Mister Water Wet, Bought the Farm | Pontiac Streator and Ulla Straus, 11 Items, London-based, Congolese-Belgian producer and NON co-founder Nkisi’s 7 Directions takes its name from the cosmology of the Bantu-Kongo people. The final track is the most upbeat of the bunch, thanks to a euphoric melody reminiscent of saccharine ’90s trance. Though the song may be tongue-in-cheek, it highlights one of dance music’s core truths: Even a great beat can’t shield you from self-doubt. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. –Stuart Berman, “What is the long-term effect of too much information? Thank you for being there. While there may be some familiar faces; there’s no doubting 2019 will be another big year for dance music. Sisso—head of Dar Es Salaam’s Sisso Studios, ground zero of singeli’s experimental underground—has the most hypnotic take of all. –Colin Lodewick, Russians may recognize Schacke’s “Kisloty People” as a cheeky rework of “Кислотный DJ” (“Acid DJ”), a 2001 pop-dance hit by the singer Oksana Aleksandrovna Pochepa, aka Akula (Shark). C’est alors qu’elle est artiste associée à la Comédie de Caen qu’elle écrit “Féminines” la même année. –Rachel Hahn, © 2020 Condé Nast. –Matthew Schnipper, If you’ve encountered a frame drum recently, it was likely in a classroom. Titus, Julian Jordan. She strongly preferred to think of her hallucinatory creations as existing in a sort of nebulous, unsettling purgatory. AceMo (Adrian Mojica) and MoMA Ready (Wyatt Stevens) bring their lightning-in-a-bottle energy to small clubs around the city, where Stevens will sometimes hop on the mic and hazily emcee, and their debut collaborative EP manages to capture the same spirit. –Matthew Schnipper, Exael turned up in various configurations in 2019, releasing a lovely ambient double A-side as Naemi and joining Huerco S. and uon in the dub-techno trio Ghostride the Drift. Drums splatter against Middle Eastern rhythms on opener “No Idol,” and throughout Haram’s patchwork compositions you’ll hear the distinct sounds of her New Jersey youth, where she grew up listening to ’80s and ’90s Arabic pop music and her uncle, who played the accordion and darbuka drums. iTunes. The Tokyo electronic musician is famous for lengthy, off-kilter DJ sets that disorient and envelop in equal measure. Pour patienter jusqu'à l'année prochaine, retour sur l'édition 2019. 2020 Columbus Arts Festival Canceled, Juried Artists to be Presented in 2021. Orbison has tightened his game, his drumwork impressively tidy while the synths soar. Do you stand in solidarity with DJ Sprinkles in her anti-streaming stance? If there’s one uncontroversial answer for 2019, though, it’s AceMoMa. RELEASE: Phase Blindness ARTIST(S): Phonogenic REMIXERS: LABEL: Better On Foot | GENRE: LOSSLESS, House, Electro, Techno RELEASED: 2019-10-25 AVAILABLE FORMAT: 909Kbps/FLAC DOWNLOAD SIZE: 86.15 MB TOTAL TRACKS 2 Phonogenic - Phase Blindness (06:31) key, bpm0 Yes, the album fits comfortably within the avant-garde’s long tail, but the British duo’s sound is primed for a much larger audience. On this EP, Anunaku goes a step further, dripping drum over drum until rhythms that at first feel competitive begin to interweave. 2. AdChoices Saddle Up (ERISTA Remix) Traumton. 4:14 PREVIEW Fallout. Scrobble songs to get recommendations on tracks you'll love. 04:40 03. But a funny thing happens as the song continues its endless build: It pulls you in. 2019 In Review December 6, 2019 11:33 AM By Miles Bowe In 2019, it’s difficult to say what isn’t electronic music. But where some might collapse into pessimism or worse, McFerren finds a kind of grace in the chaos, tempering his quirks into a sound both potent and poignant. Le plus grand festival de Musique Electronique Français avec les meilleurs DJ du monde. Terms of Use Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Billboard Dance 100, a data-driven ranking of the world's top 100 dance/electronic music artists. A resident DJ at Berlin’s hallowed techno haven Berghain, he has voiced his skepticism of kick drums and drops—the utilitarian elements that so often trigger lizard-brain reactions on a dancefloor. By conjuring a past he never experienced, “Home” once again takes Snaith somewhere he’s never been before. But DJ Nate’s power is restraint: With a stream of warm TR-808 hits and a few errant hi-hats, he allows the footworkers who compete in dizzying dance battles to fill in the energy. –Jonah Bromwich, Four Tet’s “Only Human” started life as a dancefloor edit of Nelly Furtado’s “Afraid,” the opening track from her now-iconic 2006 album Loose. It smartly utilizes a simple “Amen” drum break in places, a little bit of flavor throughout an excellent, simple meal. Ask current synthwave fans who their favorite artist is and it’s a good bet their answer … If, instead, parsing any of the proper nouns above makes you want to throw the whole of experimental music into the ocean, bear with me, and please give a listen to EXPORT. Listen to Electro Dance Music 2019 by Various Artists on Deezer. Klein - Lifetime [Ijn Inc.] Lifetime is the point of convergence for Klein. © 2019 Billboard Media, LLC. In order to inhabit the world as a fully formed human, Nkisi has explained of the Bantu-Kongo worldview, one must master seven directions. In the breakdown of highlight “Little Birds, Moonbath,” a collaboration with fellow Vancouverite Michelle Helen Mackenzie, the sound of faraway rushing water sweeps against Mackenzie’s modular synth, which dissolves from a steady, soothing spiral into crystalline patterns that mimic bird songs. Le Set Electro d’Orléans a accueilli, le 7 mai 2019, JOKIZ vainqueur du concours "Orléans DJ Cast 2019", le franco-suisse Mosimann et le néerlandais QUINTINO. ), What does New York sound like? That same emotive quality distinguishes—arguably for the first time in his career since then—this year’s Slipping EP, specifically on “Burn,” featuring guitarist Mansur Brown and vocalist Infinite, who appears just briefly at the track’s beginning. The dubby spell of “Bronze Goddess” is only exacerbated by coos that dissipate like curls of cigarette smoke, while the bell-like synth line that carries “Shaky Limbs” almost tumbles over itself, like a spindle losing its bearings. Glasgow’s Galaxian – real name Mark Kastner – has been releasing esoteric electro and otherworldly sounds for 10 years, though it seems that those outside of … The titular vocal sample, chopped into oblivion, is a suitable mantra: Nate returned to footwork while recovering from an injury that left him temporarily paralyzed from the waist down, a particularly cruel irony in a scene defined by movement. Moonwalk (Radio Edit) Traumton. L'annuaire des musiques électroniques regroupe tous les artistes électro français, anglais ou américains.. Retrouvez les dates de tournées des meilleurs Dj et groupes électro avec un classement selon leurs concerts à venir.. Découvrez également le meilleur de la musique électronique: électro dance, jazz, swing, rock, pop et tous les autres styles de musique électronique. Jersey club’s signature bed-squeak sample commingles with blaring flute rhythms in closer “No Idol (Remix),” and gunshots punctuate a tinny drum pattern in “Body Count.” With Grace, Haram makes something new out of her rich musical history. Dirty Electro House 2019, an album by Various Artists on Spotify We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. It’s a song about communion, an invocation of the very act of coming together, and an irresistible reminder of why we do. Do Not Sell My Personal Information But Shepherd, like the rest of us, has comparatively little control over his input, and the chaos of the past three years—Brexit, Trump—shook something loose inside him. The South Korean producer Peggy Gou’s “Starry Night” summons revellers around a familiar gathering point: bright, bold piano chords, the tentpoles of summertime house classics ever since the music migrated from Chicago basements to Balearic terraces. –Philip Sherburne, Do you think Lifetones are far and away better than This Heat? STMPD RCRDS. The same could be said for his three-song EP Igam-Ogam, which may be even better than Loom Dream. You mean so much to me.” It’s a deeply joyous moment. All rights reserved. As a whole, Utility is an expression of what techno can be when the most obvious percussive elements go away. But his grooves are leaner and his synths brighter; even at its busiest, his music feels fundamentally at peace. –Philip Sherburne, British electronic producer Sam Shepherd has always exerted remarkable control over his meticulous musical output as Floating Points: With his favored instrument, the Buchla modular synthesizer, he can contour sound waves and alter circuitry to suit his needs. “Be Si To,” a play on “little kiss” in Spanish, is the most powerful of the songs from this EP on stalwart Dutch label Dekmantel. For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see 2019 in music . It’s clear that he’s got a healthy appreciation for irony, even kitsch—a storming Frankfurt acid cut is credited to one Stefan Pröper—but the tender melodies that bind the album suggest that Fisher is really a softie at heart. –Rachel Hahn, With a tracklisting split between aliases like Jungle Jerry, Green Buddha, and Kirk the Flirt, It Takes a Village might be a compilation dedicated to forgotten rave producers. The typography of the record’s center sticker is a subtle nod to Basic Channel, who pioneered Berlin dub techno back in the early 1990s, but don’t be fooled: Dioxippe is a thrilling reminder of the uncompromising, freeform spirit that a new generation of American producers is bringing to underground scenes around the world right now. –Rachel Hahn, The first half of this 10-minute track from DJ/producer Maya Bouldry-Morrison, aka Octo Octa, is rooted in gritted, lo-fi breaks, with vocals that drift on a reverbed vapor trail. Find Famous Electronic Artists and Musicians on AllMusic. There are moments in crackly opener “Walking West” where you can almost make out the sound of crunching leaves underfoot. For his debut album, Utility, Barker dug into his archives to see which of his old sketches sounded good when he stripped them back to the studs. That reference may be lost on the rest of us, but no translation is necessary to feel the energy inherent in the Danish producer’s tribute to the beloved St. Petersburg club Клуб, informally known as Kisloty. We’re now heading into the fifth year of our annual Artists To Watch list, which is pretty cool. TITUS Extended Mix. Countering the gentrification of the city’s club culture, there’s no metropolitan polish here—in their hands, New York still sounds magnetic. The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business. All Rights Reserved. These are notable albums, defined as having received significant coverage from reliable sources independent of the subject. As Four Tet describes it, he happened to hear the original song and began working on it almost as a lark, layering Furtado’s vocals and locking them into sizzling hi-hats and knocking percussion. –Evan Minsker, Home is an ambiguous concept for Dan Snaith: In his nearly two decades of music-making, the producer has dramatically reinvented himself on an album-by-album basis, veering from glitchy electronica to blown-out shoegaze to kaleidoscopic pop to subaquatic house without ever retracing his steps. By taking each artist's catalogue and determining how many times their music was included in various performances between October 1st, 2018, and September 30th, 2019… Out came Crush, a record that vibrates with sadness and anger, buoyed by squelching melodies that flutter and pop. Retrouvez les artistes Electro du moment : Clips, albums, news, paroles de chansons… Here, she effortlessly flips the specter of colossal menace into a warm embrace. So there’s a delightful sense of frisson when, on his first Caribou single in five years, we hear the sampled voice of ’70s soul singer Gloria Barnes declare, “Baby, I’m home.” It’s a statement that suggests a return to one’s roots, but “Home” doesn’t so much sound like Snaith’s earliest music as it does an alternate 2001 where he embraced the crowd-pleasing collagist aesthetic of the Avalanches and DJ Shadow instead of the cerebral beats of Four Tet and Boards of Canada. They are often found in Middle Eastern recordings, and they were popular in somewhat glossy ’90s world music. The Irish dance-pop vet is ready to move, happy to feel wanted and free, even boasting that she’s never had a broken heart. –Philip Sherburne, This album sounds like beautiful ambient music breaking apart into a million pieces after being crushed in a vice. (Shuttered in May this year, it lives on as a label.) We don’t know, but we’ll find out,” muses a voice deep in Complete Walkthru’s Scrolls. –Philip Sherburne, You might already have a sense for DJ Haram’s razor-sharp sonic world if you’ve heard the experimental music that she makes with Moor Mother as 700 Bliss. Billboard is a subsidiary of Valence Media, LLC. It’s the type of record that seems destined to be rediscovered long after its release and heralded as ahead of its time. His music, which blends Latin strains and house beats, conveys passion to almost strangely deep levels. That their sound plays such an outsize role in Anunaku’s “Bronze Age” is a pleasant surprise; it gives the music, nominally techno, a unique edge that brings it in line with the very special and very underrated records by onetime Steve Reich Ensemble member Glenn Velez. Electro House 2019 Various Artists | 30-11-2018 Total duration: 2 h 34 min. –Philip Sherburne, There’s an old Chinese proverb that roughly translates as, “The spring flows over plains and the valley is born.” The title of Vancouver-based, Kaifeng-born artist Yu Su’s Roll With the Punches EP is meant as her own take on the idea, and it’s a good fit for such sun-dappled, downtempo gems. Her proper solo debut, released on Hyperdub this summer, is an even finer introduction to Haram’s world. Perhaps he’s gotten some of that skill from his work with the duo of brothers Overmono, with whom he collaborated on “Bromley”: three-plus minutes of tight, shuffling drums before a sudden breakdown of tweaked vocals interrupts the proceedings. While far from a household name, Velez has made the frame drum the focal point of his compositions, where its elastic rhythms are completely enchanting. 1. What started out forbidding and impenetrable becomes a bubble you live inside. Overmono had their own banner year, especially with “Le Tigre,” a bloopy tune made up of plenty of buzz and buildup. June 21, 2019. The left-field techno anthem’s beat is reminiscent of Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman,” except here those slow, staccato exhalations sound more like the huffing of some titanic beast; the lumbering bassline might be its swishing tail. The 1990s loom large over it all: Liquid drum’n’bass jostles elbows with ragga-sampling trip-hop; filter-disco edits go hand in hand with percolating techno anthems. –Noah Yoo, It was only last year that Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes label introduced the world to the hyperspeed sound of Tanzanian singeli, a regional genre so fast it makes Chicago footwork seem positively pokey in comparison. The result is mysterious, weightless. “Am I incapable of love?” she asks herself. Tireless as the Energizer Bunny and as tightly wound as the springs of a pogo stick, Schacke’s song was ubiquitous in techno clubs this year—a guileless anthem that flipped its cornball source material into something giddily optimistic and refreshingly pure at heart. But the music here is slower-paced, introspective. This year, the label returned with three complementary interpretations of a style that often sounds like a merengue cassette with the fast-forward button glued down. A nice year for these craftsmen who have long been doing their thing. His tracks are just as fast as those of his acolytes, but he likes to let his loops run with minimal interference. Connected (Club Mix) It’s either an alien or a super-stoned genius. … Due to regulatory measures to contain the Covid 19 virus, visits to the Ars Electronica Center will not be possible from December 24, 2020, through an estimated January 24, 2021.