Rolling (post-)Reconstructed Club Music 2020

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

quest?onmarc - Phoenix EP has some cuts

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:35 (eight 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.

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

New Gage EP, ravey and dubby

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

Really like some tracks on this De Grandi EP, very colorful

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

And I love the opening drum track on the bergsonist record, the whole thing is worth a listen though

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:40 (eight 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 (eight 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

Will have to check out the Ramzi

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

fits better here than where I originally posted:

RA does a feature on Shanghai-based label svbkvlt

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 3 February 2020 20:20 (eight 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

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

(found via this fantastic BFTT mix -

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

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

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

my pick as well!

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

I like that. Also wow, I just read this today:

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 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

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.

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

one month passes...

NAAFI 10 yr anniversary comp:

Been meaning to listen to more of this Minor Science record on Whities:

Mixed pop/rave-y club edits from Bored Lord:

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

this nazar kicks ass

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

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

Also this DJ Delish EP is my fav dancefloor collection in awhile:

Sunareht released some b-sides that are still great, in his trademark drumless percussive style:

I copped this remix on Svbkvlt:

Another great dancefloor record:

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

newish batu just slaps

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

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

Heard the first track on Aya's NTS show, really lovely:

(not to be confused with ilxor Unperson)

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 13 April 2020 15:21 (six 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:

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

I contributed to a track on here, but have to post anyway because it really is a great compilation:

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 20 April 2020 15:12 (six 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)

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Monday, 20 April 2020 20:43 (six 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:

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

Today's Bandcamp crop

Osheyack on Svbkblt is really fun, sounds like Chinese folk music mixed with hardcore:

Dane Law - Algorithmic Music for Synthesized 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)
Still getting into this but very pretty so far.

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

Absolute all-star lineup on this remix EP, jesus:

Debut EP from Clemency, really hypnotic & minimal beats:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Absolutely massive

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

two weeks pass...

Obviously a deluge today, first of all the Google doc of 1000+ Black producers/artists for Bandcamp day:*Liusbx4IHxqJsSS8QdRLng

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

Nidia on Principe

DJ Swisha x Kush Jones

A couple older DJ Swisha tracks that are still real fun

New York Dance Music III (Towhead Records)

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

new Lurka is cool if a bit stressful

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

This Nahash LP on Svbkvlt is pretty sick so far:

More dark percussion-heavy Matrix rave vibes from Ireland:
(I have a collab on this one, full disclosure)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 20:05 (four months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link


solo scampito (mh), Sunday, 5 July 2020 23:59 (three months ago) link

fwiw there's a new Nazar EP as of Friday

solo scampito (mh), Monday, 6 July 2020 00:00 (three months 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

Verao Dark Hope (classic mode Principe)

Physically Sick 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

it just kicks my head all over the place.

mark e, Friday, 10 July 2020 19:02 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

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

boxedjoy, Friday, 10 July 2020 20:20 (three months ago) link

Tailor made for this thread

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

Desire Marea stuff is great, thanks!

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

three weeks pass...

Love this amazondotcom + Siete Catorce EP:

And Lighght's new EP has some bangers:

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

This is a pretty unique record, sort of a blend of modern sound design, post-punk, noise, etc:

I believe she also produced most of this Lebanese rap record:

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

On the fun dance music side, this is just pure siren sound effect joy:

And this Leonce x Neana ep has some cuts for sure:

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

three weeks pass...

That Houndstooth comp is out, lots of wild tracks, brings together a lot of ppl associated with different crews/labels (Svbkvlt, NAAFI, etc):

It looks like Houndstooth is picking up where Tri Angle left off with Lotic, Aya, etc

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 28 August 2020 21:38 (one month ago) link

I was going to post it as possible Jordan-bait!

I have mixed feelings about that label jumping in and have fears it's a weird, semi-gentrified stamp of approval despite loving the music

irn-scamp (mh), Saturday, 29 August 2020 02:30 (one month ago) link

The Gooooose track on that is excellent, sounds really fresh but also some classic filter sweeps in there

lukas, Monday, 31 August 2020 19:40 (one month ago) link

Yeah I hear you, my first reaction is that it felt bandwagon-y given their past releases. On the other hand a lot of these artists could use a boost and good support, so hopefully it works out for everyone.

I was just listening to this new Gooooooooooooooooooooose, which is excellent:

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 31 August 2020 19:50 (one month ago) link

Also I haven't had time to put it on yet, but here's another giant charity compilation (for Beirut) with a ridiculously stacked lineup:

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 14:14 (one month ago) link

gotta go fast

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 15:20 (one month ago) link

got a little burned out on this during quar as i regressed to comfort music but god damn that houndstooth comp slaps. was confused by gentrification talk until i realized i was confusing them with wisdom teeth ... anyways this comp is like the best of this style

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 20:15 (four weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

Not dance music but this drums/synth duo record truly hits a sweet spot for me, I really think that people who are into the Beatrice Dillon record would like this:
(Church Andrews & Matt Davies - NEIGHBOURS)

New Dengue Dengue Dengue on NAAFI:

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 16 October 2020 14:56 (four days ago) link

So I regularly listen to stuff on the main bobbins thread and think "nice, but I know how to do that" but some of that NEIGHBOURS stuff makes me feel like a total production chump, probably because of the live element. Really impressive.

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Saturday, 17 October 2020 03:10 (three days ago) link

all right, it’s time for me to listen to this new Hyph11e album

mh, Sunday, 18 October 2020 22:58 (two days ago) link

Tombot - same, I get the impression that the synth half of the duo is in total control of his rig, and in a very flexible and musical way. I really like his recent solo record too:

(I need to listen to the Hyph11e too!)

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 19 October 2020 19:12 (yesterday) link

I need a second listen. A few noisy ambient things, some more melodic stuff, only a couple tracks stood out on first listen

I’m assuming the bangers will be whatever remixes happen. The single before the album had a kode9 one iirc that was pretty good but not a huge variation?

mh, Monday, 19 October 2020 20:20 (yesterday) link

fwiw there are a couple tracks on this that would qualify for this thread so it just baaaarely squeaks by when it comes to meeting our criteria, but I enjoyed it:

mh, Monday, 19 October 2020 20:21 (yesterday) link

neighbours is def dillon-bait and similar to that record seems like a breath of fresh air wherein experimental doesn't mean "dour" "academic" or "insultingly boring as shit" as it so often does in NYC ...

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Monday, 19 October 2020 21:59 (yesterday) link

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