This week's best music videos featuring mournful huskies and new compilations to epic cover art
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Goth Tech
Mainly GT was chosen because when you land on their website a terrifying pitched-down voice goes: "GOTH TECH". Secondly, because their new track 'I Love You' works around this awesome sample of a girl going "Hey guys!" which is what I've been saying in my head for days. The accompanying video is no less ridic, featuring a creepy husky staring right atcha, overlaid with some karaoke-style sing-a-long text before going into some nostalgic dog moments on the beach. <3
COMPILATION OF THE WEEK: Ben UFO - Fabriclive 67
Featuring jams from the usual fellow Hessle crew, Pearson Sound and Pangaea to Jam City and Floating Points, Ben UFO's Fabriclive mix compilation (the clubbing institution's 67th) is a pretty apt representation of his ever-diverse catalogue of electronic music. With tracks from weirdo labels like Norway's Sex Tags Mania to L.I.E.S, icons like Mr Fingers to Clone producer Gesloten Cirkel, ending with an instrumental with Oakland duo Main Attrakionz, the 28-track sonic journey is a beaut - provides endless entertainment. Out January 21st tho.
LABEL OF THE WEEK: Power Vacuum
Comprised of heady acid releases complete with colour-saturated covers and epic one-sheets - London producer Bintus aka Milo Smee of experimental group Chrome Hoof's 303-centric imprint has only released EPs from himself and one from EDMX so far, but each has been a force to be reckoned with. The insane hard-hitting Cerberus EP featuring B-side 'I'm Rushing My Tits Off' out earlier this year from the formidable EDMX can't be better explained than its aforementioned accompanying text - 'In Hades no one can hear you scream. Vast armies of centurions fight for acid dominion… Sheets of chemical rain stain the night sky orange and red. Cerberus belches out of the night like a shotgun blast to the face.'
NEW SINGLE/RELEASE OF THE WEEK: Lucy - Finnegan
Berlin-based techno producer and Stroboscopic Artefacts label founder (Perc, Dadub and more recently Kangding Ray), Lucy's new single and return to the Curle imprint comes out today (26 November) - a dark and mechanical, hypnotic beast of swirling synths and heavy kickdrums. Arriving as the dance floor counterparts are a remix and dub from the non-mustachioed half of Karenn, Pariah (#technoswoon), taking a more melodic route and danceable rhythms. Wanted to put this in the DD Playlist before but couldn't face the wrath of the regular Playlist troll.
ARTWORK OF THE WEEK: O B Ignit - Oh Jabba [FXHE]
Known for his always tasteful artwork from what looks like Freddie Krueger having a cigarette to flying jets over a see-through pyramid with ever-so carefully placed text captions - Detroit's Omar S does it again with his FXHE label's latest EP from 'O B Ignit'. Titled, 'Oh Jabba', the cover features just that - a dodgy pic of Star Wars' infamous Jabba the Hutt blatantly pieced together in Microsoft Paint with proper budget fonts. The EP's not bad either.
OLD SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Janet Jackson - Velvet Rope
Some old Janet jams were being played in the office last week (mixed reactions from "used to love this!" to "is this seriously happening?" ensued) and this came on. Besides a rather experimental intro, the lovely soothing vocals and epic emotive melodies, the best bit about this is the full-on violin solo (courtesy of Vanessa-Mae no less) about 3:30 in, tear-jerking stuff.