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

Pausepushers September 2021 Chart

Pausepushers

1. Pausepushers feat. Bluey – Gimme Some More – Future Spin Records
2. Adam Nyquist – No One Knows – Salted Music
3. Sebb Junior – Just 2 Be With U (Extended Mix) – La Vie D’Artiste Music
4. Tracy Hamlin, Deep Soul Syndicate – Quiet Fire (Main Mix) – Sounds Of Ali
5. Mo’Cream – You Got To My Head – Large Music
6. DJ Rae, Neil Pierce – Paradise (Jihad Muhammad’s Bang The Drum Vocal Remix) – Quantize Recordings
7. The Sunburst Band, Dave Lee, Sean McCabe – Definition Of Luv (Sean McCabe Definition Of Dub) – Z Records
8. Louie Vega – Another Day In My Life (Louie Vega Re-Touch) – Nervous
9. Dodha, DJ Spen – Inrowd (Solomon & Ozzo RadioaKtivity ReWORx) – Quantize Recordings
10. Kevin Yost – Soulgood Journey (T.Markakis Extended Remix) – i! Records

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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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Forbid September 2021 Chart

DJ Forbid

1. Acraze – Do It To It (Thrive)
2. Shygirl – TASTY (Because Music)
3. Jay Robinson – Free Again (Axwell Cut) (Axtone)
4. Ewan McVicar – Tell Me Something Good (Trick)
5. Azealia Banks – Fuck Him All Night (Chaos & Glory Recordings)
6. Martin Ikin & Hayley May – How I Feel (MK Dub) (Toolroom)
7. Kyle Walker & VLTRA (IT) – Zilla (Repopulate Mars)
8. Troyboi & Destructo – You’re The One For Me (All My Friends)
9. Forbid & SyBlayz – ZLAY (New State)
10. Basside & SOPHIE – Crazy Expensive (Sorry Records)

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