As if I needed another reason to rave about Hot Chip, I ran across two new tracks of theirs just a few minutes ago. Both tracks are apparently from a limited EP that was given to the first 200 people to arrive at a recent London gig. Thanks to the intarwebs, however, a lot more than 200 people are going to hear these tracks, and thank God for that. Not to play favorites, but you really, really need to hear “So Deep”, the EP opener. “So Deep” is Hot Chip at their best, a steamy, creepy slice of killer electro-funk. No word on whether or not these tracks will appear on the duo’s upcoming Made In The Dark, but we can always hope, right?
[From the Normal EP, which you’re probably not going to get a hold of]
On a totally unrelated note, you can stream Ghost’s new album, The Big Doe Rehab in it’s entirety right here.
I’ve had this on repeat for longer than I care to disclose. I’m sure you’ll feel the same way after your eight listen.
[Out November 20th on Virgin]
Here’s a track that lives up to it’s title, from a Cornish group that may or may not be Richard D. James, the IDM-god of Aphex Twin fame. Whoever made it, it’s still awesome.
[From Rushup Edge, out now on Rephlex Records]
I’ve never been a huge fan of Ricardo Villalobos or the Fabric series, but the latest installment might just turn me one of both. Here’s a track from the incredible Fabric 36, mixed by Ricardo Villalobos.
[From Fabric 36, out October 23 on Fabric]
I think the first time I ever heard Felix Da Housecat was playing SSX 3 on my PS2, about four years ago. That game had a pretty sweet soundtrack, and FDH’s SilverScreenShowerScene was one of my favorite tracks. Seriously, I loved the hell out of that song. Other than that song, I never really pursued any of FDH’s work. But a few days ago, I saw that he had a new album coming out in October, and I tracked it down. While nothing really lives up to SSSS, it’s a really fun little album overall. Recommended listening, especially if you’re tired of listening to ‘serious’ music.
[From Virgo Blakto & The Moviedisco, out October 2nd on Different]