jueves, 28 de agosto de 2008

On the news...


DFA compilations are some of the few label-selected compilation packages that still manage to get me excited. James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy always unearth some really fascinating records which never disappoint.

The pair have been doing exactly that with their DFA offshoot label, Death From Abroad, and are now bringing us a new compendium dedicated to the mostly unheard delights of Berlin's Supersoul Recordings imprint.

On Nobody Knows Anything we're treated to another eclectic selection focussing on Krautrock, Italo Disco, Electro, Chicago House and Detroit Techno.

Check the tracklist for the comp below and start memorising these names.


1. Xaver Naudascher - Lost

2. Mogg & Naudascher - Moon Unit Pt. 2

3. Mogg & Naudascher - Moon Unit Pt. 1

4. Walter Jones - Deuteronomy Brown (I-f edit)

5. Plastique de Reve - Resist feat. Radical Cheerleaders

6. Strangelets - Riot On Planet 10

7. Xaver Naudascher - Afterlife

8. Max Brannslokker - Stropharia

9. Walter Jones - The Odyssey Sound (Mogg & Naudascher edit)


1. Skatebård - Marimba

2. Plastique De Reve - Lost In The City feat. Ghostape

3. Xaver Naudascher - Motor City

4. Strangelets - Riot On Planet 10 (Blitz Gramsci rmx)

5. Mogg & Naudascher - Moon Unit Pt. 4 feat. Rosalind

6. Skatebård - Pagans

7. Mogg & Naudascher - Moon Unit Pt. 3 feat. Arthur Hornig

8. Maxx Brannslokker - Solar Trip feat. Katya Tyukova

9. Skatebård - Flexy

10. Walter Jones - A.I.P. (X.L.N.'s Maison Vumbi edit)


Although we were all secretly hoping that UK new-ravers (is that term still alive?) Klaxons would do their sophomore record with Dr Dre like they'd always wanted, the band have been busy working on a follow up to Myths Of The Near Future with the always trusty James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco.

Ford gave an update on the album's progress, and while it's nothing if not brief, I know there's a bunch of people out there that got Gravity's Rainbow tattooed on their arm/hip/buttock. And didn't regret it. This is for you.

"I think they're still trying to push forward so I don't think it's going to sound too much like the last record. They're trying to keep it melodic and vocal because that's one of their great strong points. It's going to be really exciting.

Ford also dropped some hints about a new SMD record, which he's hoping to have out by the year's end.

""We've already done a track with Gruff Rhys from the Super Furry Animals, which is great, and one with Beth Ditto from The Gossip. It's looking good so far."

Simian Mobile Disco Shill Out For Nike

Like Simian Mobile Disco? Like running and stuff? I think your two worlds just collided. Boom! Splak!

The SMD boys are following in the footsteps of LCD Soundsystem, A-Trak and Cassius and hooking up with the sportswear giant for the next instalment in Nike's "Run" series, where producers and musicians cook up what is essentially their own exercise mixtape.

Now you can sweat it out to SMD every day! Yay!

New Justice LP

After pummelling fans the world over with their trademark brand of disco-distortion on last year's Cross LP, it would seem as though Ed Banger princes Justice are gearing up to shoot out another dose of dancefloor magic. Don't get too excited, it's not the follow-up record you were hoping for, instead a live album/DVD of their relentless touring from 2k7. Appropriately, it's called A Cross The Universe.

Here's the 411 from Justice.


We're currently working on the booklet for our next release,
A CROSS THE UNIVERSE (documentary/live) and would like it to be made only of images provided by fans (though if you hate justice but have good material it's OK).

Any fun (or dramatic) picture, image, or art related to justice ?
Please send them to justicematerial@edbangerrecords.com

Thank you,

So-Me, Gaspard & Xavier.
- Justice"