Robert Hood and his daughter Lyric have announced a new Floorplan EP will land next month, 24th May, via M-Plant.
Hood, locked in for DJ Mag's Best of North America tour, announced the two-track release, 'So Glad/I Feel Him', promising "gospel vocals with a disco house groove". The EP's drop aligns with the duo's show at Movement Festival.
THE DISCO DADDIO
We decided to give Greg Wilson the Industry Icon gong this year for services to disco over many years, over and above the call of duty...
It could have been his junglist garage pastiche ‘My Red Hot Car’. Or it could have been the burning 303 d&b of ‘Vic Acid’. In Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher’s dizzying discography, there’s more than a fair share of game changers. But ‘Squarepusher Theme’, from his debut album ‘Feed Me Weird Things’ on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label, takes the cake.
Every year Daft Punk are voted into the Top 100 DJs poll, and every year we have to write a profile for a duo that haven't DJ'd properly since 2001 at London's Fabric.
But rather than trundle through the endless rumours of their imminent return, we thought we’d share with you a story from Eats Everything who recalls when he saw Thomas Bangalter DJ at Space, Ibiza.
“I saw Thomas Bangalter play the best DJ set I’d ever seen in my life on the Terrazza at Space,” explains the Bristol-based producer. “He was playing two copies of the same record, reversing the other backwards in sync, throwing massive 909 kick-drums into the mix... and then began cradling the mixer in his arms.
We were like, 'What the fuck is he doing?' He yanked the phono leads out the back of the mixer and started playing a bassline with the feedback. He was creating this enormous roaring sound with nothing but his clammy hands — and this curly-haired, terrified-looking Frenchman didn’t look up once for four hours, I swear to God.”
Quite literally the stuff of legends, and let's not forget the duo haven’t ruled out a return to the stage. When last album 'Random Access Memories' was released, the duo said if they did return for a new live show it would be an “all-encompassing set list”.
Our friends at much-loved London music blog and event series, Chase The Compass, are taking over at Work.London this Friday 31st July for a 100% free party featuring CTC residents and friends.
It's great dance music is so big now that your mum hums Disclosure. What isn't so great is that because dance music is so popular, everyone is making it. No longer do we all have DJ mates: instead, in 2014, the world and his brother now knows, or probably is, a producer. But just cos you own a cracked copy of Ableton and can get a shallow, plastic track out of it, that doesn't make you an artist. Neither does taking pictures with your iPhone make you a photographer.
When the Klaxons joked that their producer, James Ford, communicated with aliens through his hair, they weren’t only paying tribute to his curly black locks.