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Ambassadeurs – “Make Me”

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Ambassadeurs caps a fine year with his latest production, “Make Me”, an epic, bass heavy number complete with his signature melodic flourishes.

Ambassadeurs’ leftfield electronic music is fast making a name for the young Brighton-based producer. His recent Alone In The Night and Trouble EPs brought him further acclaim from XLR8R, Noisey, Mixmag, This Is Fake DIY and beyond.

He’s amassed over 1 million SoundCloud plays and hit XLR8R’s most downloaded annual chart (2012) with the EPs Come A Little Closer (released on Jalapeno) and M.O.P.E (released on his Lost Tribe imprint), and remixes for labels such as Tru Thoughts, Ninja Tune, Moshi Moshi, Fat Cat, Wah Wah 45s and others.

Ambassadeurs (aka Mark Dobson) started out learning his craft on an 8-bit Amiga computer, wrestling with the notoriously tricky Octamed while the rest of us were playing Lemmings. After the requisite teenage years in psychedelic rock bands, he upgraded to Logic and began working with electronic instruments, getting inside the machinery to make them sound the way he wanted.

Taking cues from dub, hip-hop, bass and jazz, but sounding like none of these genres, Ambassadeurs’ sound is hard to pigeonhole. His distinctive style can be attributed to a Tobin-like love for turning found sounds into samples and processing them beyond recognition – creating music as unique as his talent.

An impressive live show has rapidly brought him a growing following. And it’s not only new fans; he’s caught the ear of artists including Danny Brown, Gold Panda, Daedelus, Kelpe and Star Slinger, who’ve chosen him for support shows.

Ambassadeurs will drop his next full EP for Pilot in February 2014.

Listen: Ambassadeurs – “Make Me” (also available for a free download in exchange for an email address)

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Check ’em Out + Free Download: CREEP

Brooklyn producer duo CREEP will release their newest single “Animals” featuring guest vocals from Holly Miranda tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17th.  “Animals” is a ghostly blend of Holly Miranda’s ethereal vocals and CREEP’s sinister beats & string arrangements.

Download: CREEP ft. Holly Miranda – “Animals” (Modern Machines Remix)

CREEP are producers/ DJs Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard. Lauren Flax is an internationally renowned house DJ and producer. Their ghostly debut singles “Days” ft The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft and “You” ft Nina Sky came out earlier this year. Stay tuned for upcoming new releases from CREEP including their debut full length, which will feature collaborations with Planningtorock, Andrew Wyatt & more.

“We’ll be moping to it all night.”FADER

“putting this one on repeat and indulging in the gothy splendor” – XLR8R

“ …their cadaverous beats at the helm, inspirie us mortals to dance to our deaths.” – RCRD LBL

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Newest Love: Class Actress

Check out this video from Class Actress for “Journal of Ardency” — a single from last year on Class Actress’ EP Journal of Ardency on Terrible Records. Class Actress is Elizabeth Harper and when she set out on her glam-rock adventure, she decided to have a REAL early 80s feel to her music by using vintage drums and analog synths.

Have a listen at “Weekend” from her debut album, Rapprocher, out now through Carpark Records.

“sweetly spectral vocals over lush ’80s synths and beats.” – NYLON

“New York is no stranger to disco-influenced electro-pop, but there’s always room for another addition to the party….cool and collected vocal hooks from [Elizabeth] Harper’s sultry croon floating atop a straightforward dance beat rife with shimmering synths and bouncing basslines.” – XLR8R

Tracklist:

1. Keep You
2. Love Me Like You Used To
3. Weekend
4. Prove Me Wrong
5. Need To Know
6. Limousine
7. All The Saints
8. Bienvenue
9. Missed
10. Hangin’ On
11. Let Me In

 

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Video Premiere of Shit Robot’s “Take Em Up”

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Shit Robot premiered his new video for “Take ‘Em Up” over at Pitchfork on Monday. The video follows LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang on a multi-colored, multiplied psychedelic voyage around Brooklyn.

“Best electronic album coming this year”
The Guardian

“Irish-born Marcus Lambkin (a.k.a. Shit Robot) may be one of the lower-profile members of the DFA crew, but that doesn’t mean the man doesn’t have some serious DJ chops.”
XLR8R

From the Cradle to the Rave (produced by James Murphy) is a near perfect album, and “Take Em Up” is one reason why. The interplay between Marcus “Shit Robot” Lambkin’s synthesizer disco-funk and Nancy Whang’s unflappable vocals is, simply, great. The album also features other DFA family guests such as Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Juan MacLean.
 
Shit Robot, aka Marcus Lambkin (aka The Godfather of DFA, according to Murphy), is an Irish-born DJ who has been spinning dance music for over two decades. He’s responsible for not only turning Murphy onto dance music in the 90’s, but also literally lending his carpentry skills to build the infamous DFA studio from the ground up.

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