WUT WUT WUT WUT~~~

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there is definitely some clubworthy bass in there on "wut"--whoever said it's the midrange that is gone was otm.

this is kind of cool but yeah it's hard to know what to "do" with it--tempo-wise and given the spaced-out vibe it kind of reminds me of that g-side record w/out the rapping and nasa samples.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok on the second song the combination of grandiosity + chintzy production is grating

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is way closer to hip-hop chillwave than lex will ever admit

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

what to do with it - BOUNCE people

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

the bass on this is huge! but there's no b-line, it's just a kick

goole, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

"this" = "wut"

goole, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

There is totally a bassline, although it probably doesn't carry through to a Youtube embed.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

but i hear other low end? weird

goole, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think the lack of bass is probably due to youtube quality...

its function in dancefloor sets is pretty amazing - it really disrupts most of them, just because the sound palette is just so full-on compared to everything surrounding it, but that's not really a bad thing. i'd never say these were bangers as such - they just sound incredible on club speakers that magnify their largeness. people don't so much get down to them as raise their hands up.

those synth noises sound like the producer's going out of their way make them to sound cheap and nasty.

i don't get this in the slightest - yeah it's trebly but it feels so clean, and there are so many ingredients (plus a ton of echo) that all three tracks have this incredibly majestic feel for me - these really overwhelming waves of sound that sound particularly amazing on club speakers. i love how detailed they are - that twinkling motif on "wut", the synth melody coming in towards the end of "every time", the whistle mid-"showstoppa". a lot of the higher-end melodies owe quite a bit to the more abstract grime productions of the mid-00s, and there's a huge juke influence in the beats (esp "showstoppa").

eh, i think it's pushing it call it any sort of flagship nightslugs release, it's good but there's easily other comparable releases.

it's prob my favourite night slugs release so far - certainly the most distinct (and the most demanded - they weren't going to release this so soon after "irl" (girl unit's debut)) but it built up such momentum that they had to. kingdom's that mystic ep and velour's the velvet collection ep are prob my other two favourite NS releases - they're so different too, properly banging, dark techno and gorgeous, melodic woozy funk (one for dâm-funk fans, i think) respectively. jam city's "arpjam" should be huge when it's released too.

whats' the story with this band? uk? new? do they have an album?

one guy, often hilariously assumed to be an all-female group. this is his second single - the first, "irl", is ok, pretty different though. he's done an incredible remix of c.r.s.t.'s "the bells", not on youtube but it definitely has the large, ecstatic walls of synths that these do.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is way closer to hip-hop chillwave than lex will ever admit

i still don't know what chillwave is, specifically! is it the same as witch house? i like some of that.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't get this in the slightest - yeah it's trebly but it feels so clean, and there are so many ingredients (plus a ton of echo) that all three tracks have this incredibly majestic feel for me - these really overwhelming waves of sound that sound particularly amazing on club speakers. i love how detailed they are - that twinkling motif on "wut", the synth melody coming in towards the end of "every time", the whistle mid-"showstoppa". a lot of the higher-end melodies owe quite a bit to the more abstract grime productions of the mid-00s, and there's a huge juke influence in the beats (esp "showstoppa").

I think Matt is saying that the actual synth sounds used are tightly associated with grimier music. Certainly when I was listening to this I got a sense of musical density but nothing came close to coming across as "majestic", rather more like this is the sound of rave kids fucking in slow motion.

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

"showstoppa" is prob the most majestic of the three for me? i always think of a red carpet rolling out in space.

girl unit's also done two u&k mixes this year which probably help "explain" where his own aesthetic comes from -

http://palmsout.net/2010/girl-unit-mix-2010/
http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast/2010/08/girl-unit

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think i could see where yr. coming from re: "majestic" if i heard this in better quality. otoh every sound seems like it's probably in the roland mc-505 that i never figured out how to use.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

like basically it's hard for me to get "majestic" out of a track that sounds like Skin Up played at half tempo

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's not intending to sound rich and deep and opulent because the actual synth sounds used are essentially the same kind of fake chiptune noises you hear on the Ikonika album, it's harking back to a particular 90s nostalgic way of sounding shimmery, and the cheapness of the sound is part and parcel of that. You compare it to the sounds on, say, the We Love album and one obviously sounds like they've gone to the trouble of making it sound rich and full and textured and the other hasn't, and probably isn't interested in doing so. It sounds preset-y basically.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

a lot of the higher-end melodies owe quite a bit to the more abstract grime productions of the mid-00s

Exactly! Grime wasn't meant to sound opulent, it was meant to sound like cheap dirty beat-em-up music.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

This thread title makes me want to bump "Superthug" at high volume.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

just for comparison's sake, this is the Skin Up track this stuff reminded me of:

The majestic sounds of Skin Up (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like this!

i feed these skreets (tpp), Thursday, 28 October 2010 15:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

nice post on this at passion of the weiss

http://passionweiss.com/2010/10/28/sach-o-girl-unit-%E2%80%93-wut/

prolego, Thursday, 28 October 2010 20:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

man this song is addictive

catalina whiney ilxor (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 22:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

WUT WUT WUT bay bay be bay be bay be bay be baybebaybe

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

yessssss

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

i feel like this should be a beat for a rapper that doesn't currently exist. we need to invent a rapper.

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

also it's awesome and hilarious to me that there is a gravediggaz youtube in this thread

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

WUT WUT WUT

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

This is nice isn't it? Kind of a midpoint between Joker, Sinden and Jackie Chain. I dig.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's awesome and hilarious that Skin Up is on this thread :-D

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

find it strange that people "don't know what to do" with this ina post dubstep'n'crunk'n'Salem world.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

shit dude, post-salem world already?

bear, bear, bear, Friday, 29 October 2010 11:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

We can but hope.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 October 2010 11:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

this 'wut' track has been my jam for a few days now btw.. thx lex

bear, bear, bear, Friday, 29 October 2010 11:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

works better in a mix. hearing it as a single lessen the true potential of it. just IMO.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 29 October 2010 12:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

i feel like this should be a beat for a rapper that doesn't currently exist. we need to invent a rapper.

i thought the same thing at first, but i actually think Black Milk would sound tremendous over this

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 October 2010 12:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

shit dude, post-salem world already?

― bear, bear, bear, Friday, 29 October 2010 12:00 (1 hour ago) Bookmark

Witch House is sooo early-2010s now. It's all about Swedish Industro-Bhangra in Hitchin these days.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 13:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm into this but not as much as I feel I should be. Maybe I need to hear a better quality version. Still love Kingdom and the Deadboy remix of Drake's "Fireworks" if that restores my uk chillwave cred.

Tim F, Friday, 29 October 2010 14:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

Needs more

she say im down wih huh, i say bitch you alone
you lyin wit the flesh, lyin with the bone
she say i'm lyin wih huh, my mind in the SKREET
i say i'm not with me, i'm with she, i'm with she
now plane lights blinkin, off in da evenin
got me thinkin, wish i was leavin

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 29 October 2010 14:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

nothing needs more that

lol tea partiers and their fat fingers (HI DERE), Friday, 29 October 2010 15:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

those lyrics are great we should talk about that band more

markers, Friday, 29 October 2010 15:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

bumpin

the importance of being furnace (samosa gibreel), Friday, 29 October 2010 16:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

works better in a mix. hearing it as a single lessen the true potential of it. just IMO.

Show your work.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Friday, 29 October 2010 16:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Kingdom makes great use of it here: http://www.factmag.com/2010/07/30/fact-mix-171-kingdom/
<3 that mix so hard.

big jeans (lou), Friday, 29 October 2010 16:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

that mix is gone. grrr.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's in girl unit's own mixes that i linked upthread too

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Gukbe- I'll send it to you.

big jeans (lou), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh, you can still get it here: http://kkingdomm.com/audio/factmix_july2010.mp3

big jeans (lou), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

awesome, thanks guys.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

WUT WUT WUT

hands-down the best UK dance track of the year – take it from me, i live in minneapolis and listen to neil young!

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

i am loving this track - i wasn't overly fond of "IRL" at the time but i should maybe reinvestigate

dinah shore, jr. (donna rouge), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

IRL is just horrible. Like having some massive lairy drunk smash into you on the dancefloor. And it's on every fucking set these guys put out.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 October 2010 21:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

oop, forgot the link

http://www.xlr8r.com/features/2012/08/vis-ed-bok-bok

REV LION (The Reverend), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 05:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

i once witnessed bok bok step (barefoot) on a slug at night. he wasn't v amused at the irony

lex pretend, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 07:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

REV LION (The Reverend), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 08:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

RT @bok_bok i hate when a track brings in one element at a time its so pompous

Matt DC, Friday, 19 October 2012 07:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn straight

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 19 October 2012 09:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Just came back from the Night Slugs/Fade To Mind showcase at SXSW. Saw Nguzunguzu, Kingdom w/Kelala, L-Vis and Bok Bok. The whole night was good, but L-Vis/Bok Bok were the highlight, and yes, they did Bring In Da Katz.

Moodles, Saturday, 16 March 2013 07:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

speaking of Bok, his new Fade to Mind mix is very good (and ends with 151 Feva Gang!)

http://soundcloud.com/fadetomind/fademix003-bok-bok

cunnilingus ah um (The Reverend), Saturday, 16 March 2013 19:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

i once witnessed bok bok step (barefoot) on a slug at night. he wasn't v amused at the irony

this is a perfect two-sentence story

shit tie (Jordan), Saturday, 16 March 2013 19:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes otm

cunnilingus ah um (The Reverend), Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

saw Bok last night, he played a good but predictable set to a small, fairly wack crowd with too many dudes. I went to the monthly rare soul night at the same club last weekend and it was way more popping :/

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Saturday, 4 May 2013 17:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

what'd he play?

the late great, Saturday, 4 May 2013 19:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

All the stuff I recognized was ns/ftm, some of which was p old ("irl" "stalker ha"), some new ("bank head", "ballad 4ad"). The stuff I didn't recognize was either on the techy side or ballroom trax

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Saturday, 4 May 2013 20:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

ah yeah

i've heard a ton of good things about bok bok as a DJ but have yet to hear a set that really blows me away

the late great, Saturday, 4 May 2013 23:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

The other time I saw him (sept. '11) he was amazing tho

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Saturday, 4 May 2013 23:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Heh. The promoter has euphemistically described last night's show as "cozy". And apparently RL Grime has sold out the same spot tonight.

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Sunday, 5 May 2013 00:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

Fisher 18-29 (62.1%) from 3 in playoffs.

moullet, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 02:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

obvious epic wrong thread.

moullet, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 02:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

new jam city is really out there

https://soundcloud.com/nightslugs/500-years-clip

the late great, Saturday, 5 October 2013 20:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

reminds me of CONEMELT

http://www.last.fm/music/Conemelt/PT026

the late great, Saturday, 5 October 2013 20:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

jam city album is really good.

brimstead, Sunday, 22 December 2013 10:54 (9 months ago) Permalink

classical curves i mean

brimstead, Sunday, 22 December 2013 10:54 (9 months ago) Permalink

Classical Curves is so weird but so good. Also really enjoying the new Egyptrixx album, feels a lot more intimate than I would expect from Night Slugs.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 22 December 2013 20:51 (9 months ago) Permalink

i haven't really figured it out yet

the late great, Sunday, 22 December 2013 20:52 (9 months ago) Permalink

I'm still trying to absorb it too. So far it strikes me as much more of a straight up techno direction compared to the last one.

Ornate Coleman (Moodles), Monday, 23 December 2013 02:06 (9 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

their re-release of "icy lake" is the first NS/FTM release i've really loved in years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pvlOYrC0wA

lex pretend, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:58 (5 months ago) Permalink

otoh their manifesto just confirms how much our aesthetics have diverged. couldn't be less interested in club music without melody or emotive artefacts

lex pretend, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:58 (5 months ago) Permalink

I kind of respect that manifesto and admire their attempt at aesthetic purity, but yeah, really not sure if it'll create stuff that's interesting to listen to.

I only really know NS through the twitter crew - do they all make Jersey House stuff now or is that just Deamonds?

online hardman, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 13:15 (5 months ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

http://www.jam-city.net/

Updated website with a new song. Not a direction I was expecting but I like it.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:19 (5 days ago) Permalink


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