Video Premiere: Gagarin – Panceat (Emergo Mix)

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In November 2020, producer/musician Graham “Dids” Dowdall released his Great North Wood full-length under his Gagarin moniker in all of its ambient splendor.

A veteran who has played with Nico, Didwell has collaborated with John Cale, Ludus, Eric Random, Suns of Arqa, Band of Holy Jo and Low Bias, and is a member of avant rock legends Pere Ubu and duo Roshi featuring Pars Radio.

Today we’re pleased to world premiere the music video for the remixed version of “Panceat” from the album.

On the self-produced six-minute clip, Didwell explores the colors and textures of a large sheet of rust as the remix explores the depths of ambient techno. He says the rusty metal signifies the concept of nature and the beginning of the post-industrial age in London.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

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Inspiration: Museum of Love

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Museum of Love is an artful New York City-based dance-rock duo comprised of LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney and Dennis McNany. The duo came out swinging in 2013 with a one-two punch of singles — “Down South” and “Monotronic” — that set the stage for a brilliant full-length issued on DFA in 2014.

Seven years later, they’ve dropped a wonderful, wildly eclectic full-length exhibition album, Life Of Mammals (Skint Records). Mixed by LCD’s James Murphy, their second album is a sonic document of their musical maturation.

We checked in with Pat and Dennis and asked them to share a few tracks that have inspired them. Continue Reading

John ‘Quivver’ Graham Readies Third Full-Length, ‘Revelate’

John Quivver Graham

Since his days pioneering progressive house and breakbeat in the ’90s, British DJ/producer John ‘Quivver’ Graham has elevated his sound with every release.

Like all of us, Graham found himself at home last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unable to travel, he channeled his creativity into producing a selection of tracks that comprise his upcoming third full-length album, Revelate.

Due for release on October 15, 2021, on John Digweed’s Bedrock Records, it’s his first long-player for Diggers’ esteemed label.

Big Shot got an advance listen to the 10-track full-length. While we can’t share any tracks, we can report that Graham used his time in lockdown wisely.

Revelate opens with the cinematic “Moonlight Pools” and finds Graham investigating deep electronica with heavy nods to breakbeat and electro. No stranger to handing vocals — Graham sang “Choke” and “Until Tomorrow” on Hybrid’s third LP, I Choose Noise — he lends his voice to the dreamy cut “Nothin’ New To Feel.”

Put this album on your radar. In the meantime, here’s the tracklisting for Revelate:

1. Moonlight Pools
2. Horizons
3. Nothin’ New To Feel
4. Atomised
5. Funkily
6. Altered
7. Shine
8. Hold
9. 5 AM
10. Crystals

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Premiere: Ziggy Funk – Brondesbury Park

Ziggy Funk

We’re kicking off September in a massive way with a world premiere from London-based multi-instrumentalist/DJ/producer Ziggy Funk.

Brandishing a musical signature influenced by soul, jazz, hip-hop and blues, we’re thrilled to present the rousing title track from the U.K. talent’s upcoming Brondesbury Park EP.

Set for release on September 3 via BBE Music, the party-perfect track is a funky melange of undulating Afrobeat grooves peppered with elements of Latin and broken beat. Horn lines float atop shuffling drum beats that’ll make you want to move your waistline to the bassline.

Hit the play button below and get your party started now.

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