Rolling (post-)Reconstructed Club Music 2020

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change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:12 (six months ago) link

quest?onmarc - Phoenix EP has some cuts
https://clubchai.bandcamp.com/album/quest-onmarc-phoenix

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:35 (six months ago) link

Aya released a gargantuan collection of unreleased LOFT dubs, many of which I remember from mixes. Took me days to properly digest and there's just an astonishing amount of creativity and skill here, and I like some of these tracks even better than the released work.
https://aya-yco.bandcamp.com/album/are-eye-pea-ell-oh-eff-tea

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:37 (six months ago) link

New Gage EP, ravey and dubby
https://gagemusic.bandcamp.com/album/e-anthem

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:38 (six months ago) link

Really like some tracks on this De Grandi EP, very colorful
https://degrandi.bandcamp.com/album/11-100-jaille

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:39 (six months ago) link

And I love the opening drum track on the bergsonist record, the whole thing is worth a listen though
https://bergsonist.bandcamp.com/album/middle-ouest

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:40 (six months ago) link

damn was coming here to post bergsonist

New ramzi kicks ass, my fav reggaeton inspired dance stuff easily

Also kush Jones strictly for my cdjz series is worth a trawl through. Recommend track “I believe in space”

Sorry for no links, all on Spotify tho

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 21:22 (six months ago) link

Loving this Deena Abdelwahed EP, the 'Night in Tunisia' vocal coming in cracked me up for a second but I'm into it

https://deenabdelwahed.bandcamp.com/album/dhakar

Will have to check out the Ramzi

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 30 January 2020 18:41 (six months ago) link

fits better here than where I originally posted:

RA does a feature on Shanghai-based label svbkvlt
https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3604

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 3 February 2020 20:20 (six months ago) link

This came out in Dec '19 and really hits a sweet spot for me, straight-up club tracks that are just minimal and weird enough to keep it interesting
https://towheadrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/pure-energy

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 17:48 (six months ago) link

(found via this fantastic BFTT mix - https://djmag.com/features/fresh-kicks-131-bftt)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:09 (six months ago) link

Not sure what to think of the Beatrice Dillon record yet. It seems studiously disinterested in sound design (although it's so dry that it probably sounds amazing on a loud system). I like the rigor of only using one bpm and having some strict limits on sounds & approach, but this will probably work better as one quirky track popping up in a mix vs a full album listen.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 10 February 2020 16:56 (six months ago) link

was just coming here to post exactly one track from the dillon

https://open.spotify.com/track/27J1E34ijJP5i9OY9fZbNL?si=irNChf0vR_i8RFJnPprIag

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Monday, 10 February 2020 18:08 (six months ago) link

my pick as well!

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 10 February 2020 19:22 (six months ago) link

huh i like that album. good mix of electronic sounds and analog(-sounding) sounds

na (NA), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:55 (six months ago) link

it’s good! but a little academic. im old enough to remember when deconstructed meant lots of breaking glass sounds

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:12 (six months ago) link

id say the Dillon is ‘electronica’ rather than ... the titular genre. for me, the latter is a descendant of a constellation of uk styles (weightless grime being a huge precursor) and sort of forges an experimental ethos from within the club tradition rather than foisting external experimental traditions into club (that’s electronica for me). im sure that distinction isn’t as tidy as that but it’s something ive been ruminating on. the fisherian “pulp modernist” slant to this inchoate genre is what i like about it

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 13 February 2020 00:13 (six months ago) link

I like that. Also wow, I just read this today:
https://dotheastralplane.com/2020/02/12/all-that-is-solid-melts-into-business-techno/#more-11438

New modernist formulations are needed and dance music is rife with potential...In the next part of this essay, I’d like to dive further into music that represents a new, capacious modernism. Across several essays, the late Mark Fisher, elucidated a conception of a pulp modernism that embraces the grotesque, the weird and a “heteroglossic riot of styles and tones.” Fisher’s original essay referred to The Fall, but the ideas within can be applied to a far more dynamic range of contemporary music. More on that tomorrow.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 13 February 2020 01:29 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://salviatek.bandcamp.com/album/herramientas-para-el-club-2020

Something to take a look through on Salviatek, I gravitate mostly to the beats from Mexico and South America and the stuff that has crossover with hard drum at the moment.

If anyone wants to dig through my Bandcamp listening it's below.

https://bandcamp.com/pattern_loading

pattern loader, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:10 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

NAAFI 10 yr anniversary comp:
https://naafi.bandcamp.com/album/naafi-x

Been meaning to listen to more of this Minor Science record on Whities:
https://whities.bandcamp.com/album/second-language

Mixed pop/rave-y club edits from Bored Lord:
https://boredlord.bandcamp.com/album/in-case-we-never-get-to-rave-again

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 April 2020 16:23 (four months ago) link

this nazar kicks ass

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lu5WcIUo0YxtRBKituyIsFP-rKQo45GFA

disappointed by minor science ... too emo? looking forward to NAAFI

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 10 April 2020 18:50 (four months ago) link

Also this DJ Delish EP is my fav dancefloor collection in awhile:
https://djdelish.bandcamp.com/album/kv5-stern-learm

Sunareht released some b-sides that are still great, in his trademark drumless percussive style:
https://sunareht.bandcamp.com/album/forgotten-sagas-unfinished-ones

I copped this remix on Svbkvlt:
https://svbkvlt.bandcamp.com/track/ganglion-gooooose-remix

Another great dancefloor record:
https://towheadrecordings.bandcamp.com/track/lax

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 April 2020 19:01 (four months ago) link

newish batu just slaps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqhMbi2YlOY

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Saturday, 11 April 2020 18:45 (four months ago) link

https://djmag.com/longreads/uk-club-music-evolving-how

curmudgeon, Saturday, 11 April 2020 19:57 (four months ago) link

Heard the first track on Aya's NTS show, really lovely:
https://nsma-noise.bandcamp.com/album/the-ghosts-that-gave

(not to be confused with ilxor Unperson)

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 13 April 2020 15:21 (four months ago) link

Just came across this Strick & Avernian EP from last year (or maybe I heard and forgot), but these are absolutely perfect drum trax:
https://avernian-and-strick.bandcamp.com/

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 April 2020 20:45 (three months ago) link

I enjoyed the Minor Science record, but 'Balconies' is a much less fiddly banger compared to anything else on the there, it sounds like a Sinjin Hawke/Zora Jones track

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 15 April 2020 14:40 (three months ago) link

I contributed to a track on here, but have to post anyway because it really is a great compilation:
https://awesomeagency.bandcamp.com/

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 20 April 2020 15:12 (three months ago) link

sick will check soon

i think i need to give the MS another chance; honestly just wanted an album full of 'volumes' reworks lol

new hodge kicks ass. bristol seems so cool (i know i am late to having this opinion)

https://hodgebristol.bandcamp.com/album/shadows-in-blue

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Monday, 20 April 2020 20:43 (three months ago) link

Getting around to that Hodge record now and there are some sick tracks, like 'Sol' and 'Lanes'

I really like the track here from Clemency: http://truantsblog.com/2020/interview-clemency/

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 22:19 (three months ago) link

Today's Bandcamp crop

Osheyack on Svbkblt is really fun, sounds like Chinese folk music mixed with hardcore:
https://svbkvlt.bandcamp.com/album/memory-hierarchy

Dane Law - Algorithmic Music for Synthesized Strings
https://astralplanerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/algorithmic-music-for-synthesised-strings
No beats here, but I absolutely love this release from my APR friends. Hyper-focused and the title is self-explanatory, but a beautiful listen with a lot of variation within the limitations.

K-Lone - Cape Cira (Wisdom Teeth)
https://wisdomteethuk.bandcamp.com/album/k-lone-cape-cira-lp
Still getting into this but very pretty so far.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 24 April 2020 15:47 (three months ago) link

Absolute all-star lineup on this remix EP, jesus:
https://zulimusic.bandcamp.com/album/trigger-finger-remixes

Debut EP from Clemency, really hypnotic & minimal beats:
https://clemencyuk.bandcamp.com/album/references

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 1 May 2020 14:51 (three months ago) link

Getting overwhelmed by all these giant comps and 'rarities'/vaults releases, but definitely going to go through this R&S comp:

https://randsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/in-order-to-care

I've had the BFTT track for awhile, love that one.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 17:18 (three months ago) link

Also Ikonika's rarities comp has some greatness, including a new version of 'Shovel' (one of my fave tracks ever)

https://ikonika.bandcamp.com/album/rarities-vol2

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 17:19 (three months ago) link

Absolutely massive

https://tectonicrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/cocktail-party-effect

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 18 May 2020 18:30 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Obviously a deluge today, first of all the Google doc of 1000+ Black producers/artists for Bandcamp day: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OIUBp4kFxmpWJihhq6WLwJQR1Am4DsD59bEYlJZxeGY/htmlview?usp=sharing&pru=AAABcqVgZAE*Liusbx4IHxqJsSS8QdRLng

I'm going through all my notifications but some highlights so far:

Nidia on Principe
https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-2

DJ Swisha x Kush Jones
https://djswisha.bandcamp.com/album/outta-bounds-ep

A couple older DJ Swisha tracks that are still real fun
https://djswisha.bandcamp.com/album/i-feel-it-activation-groove

New York Dance Music III (Towhead Records)
https://towheadrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/new-york-dance-music-iii

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 5 June 2020 14:43 (two months ago) link

new Lurka is cool if a bit stressful

https://lurka.bandcamp.com/album/rhythm-hi-tek-ep

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 5 June 2020 18:07 (two months ago) link

This Nahash LP on Svbkvlt is pretty sick so far:
https://svbkvlt.bandcamp.com/album/flowers-of-the-revolution

More dark percussion-heavy Matrix rave vibes from Ireland:
https://floodireland.bandcamp.com/album/in-cascade
(I have a collab on this one, full disclosure)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 20:05 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

hvl - alignment is massive ... swingy drums and minimal acid synths

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Sunday, 5 July 2020 21:10 (one month ago) link

So if I love the Nazar record and have been talking about FIS for ages, this is the right place? Or like xin's record from last year?

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Sunday, 5 July 2020 22:59 (one month ago) link

sure!

solo scampito (mh), Sunday, 5 July 2020 23:59 (one month ago) link

fwiw there's a new Nazar EP as of Friday

solo scampito (mh), Monday, 6 July 2020 00:00 (one month ago) link

This is the year of massive compilations that have too many tracks but are also infuriatingly high quality

New York Dance Music IV
https://towheadrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/new-york-dance-music-iv

Verao Dark Hope (classic mode Principe)
https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/ver-o-dark-hope

Physically Sick 3
https://physicallysick3.bandcamp.com/album/physically-sick-3

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 9 July 2020 20:42 (one month ago) link

While it is certainly in the realm of gqom, I think this new EP from Menzi is sick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7FahbPRU1M

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Thursday, 9 July 2020 23:31 (one month ago) link

idk why i suck so bad at links, here is the HVL

https://kiyadama.bandcamp.com/album/alignment

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 9 July 2020 23:33 (one month ago) link

Thanks for sharing that Menzi EP, tables. I posted a couple of gqom bangers (of the nonderground kind) on the Rolling Afro thread last week btw icymi ymmv etc

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 10 July 2020 17:18 (one month ago) link

Np, breastcrawl. I need to set aside a day to go through the Afro thread, I returned to ILX in June and it was already so overwhelming that I bookmarked it three posts in.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Friday, 10 July 2020 18:33 (one month ago) link

Also, glad you dug the Menzi! It's good.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Friday, 10 July 2020 18:34 (one month ago) link

best thing i have heard in ages is this by someone from poland :

https://malim.bandcamp.com/album/moonshine

it just kicks my head all over the place.

mark e, Friday, 10 July 2020 19:02 (one month ago) link

I like that, mark. it does what it's doing very well.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Friday, 10 July 2020 19:17 (one month ago) link

yeah, i have subsequently dug into their other stuff in recent weeks.
both of the tropicadelia mixtapes are really good fun.
but nothing hits the spot quite as much as moonshine.

mark e, Friday, 10 July 2020 19:25 (one month ago) link

The gqom thing reminded me - I posted this on Rolling Afro back in February:

Desire Marea (half of queer duo FAKA) dropped an album last month with experimental art pop. There’s a video for “You Think I’m Horny”, but check out highlights like “Zibuyile Izimakade” and “Tavern Kween” as well.
Pitchfork reviewed it, favourably. There must be other suitable threads for this - not sure which ones though. It’s probably not clubby enough for Jordan’s (post-)Reconstructed Club Music thread. Anyone have any ideas?

Not gqom, but South African, and on second thought it might actually fit here, some of the tracks anyway - experimental: yes, art: yes, pop: scratch that. Check also "Thokozani".

from that Pitchfork review: "on Desire, their exploration of the divine takes them in a many-splendored multitude of stylistic directions, often within the span of a single track: liturgical drone, galloping club beats, existential noise."

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 10 July 2020 19:30 (one month ago) link

I really liked that Desire Marea album, the last track is incredible

boxedjoy, Friday, 10 July 2020 20:20 (one month ago) link

https://houndstoothlabel.bandcamp.com/album/alterity

Tailor made for this thread

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 10 July 2020 21:15 (one month ago) link

Desire Marea stuff is great, thanks!

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Friday, 10 July 2020 21:53 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Love this amazondotcom + Siete Catorce EP:

https://subreal.bandcamp.com/album/vague-currency

And Lighght's new EP has some bangers:

https://lighghtmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sorry-i-cant-go-out-tonight-im-too-busy-going-in

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 31 July 2020 16:14 (one week ago) link

This is a pretty unique record, sort of a blend of modern sound design, post-punk, noise, etc:
https://thoom.bandcamp.com/album/pork

I believe she also produced most of this Lebanese rap record:
https://astralplanerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/sawa-sawa

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 7 August 2020 21:22 (six days ago) link

On the fun dance music side, this is just pure siren sound effect joy:
https://djhank.bandcamp.com/track/traffic-control

And this Leonce x Neana ep has some cuts for sure:
https://leonce.xyz/album/steam-room

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 7 August 2020 21:25 (six days ago) link


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