Entries tagged with: Rustie
by Andrew Sacher
Yesterday, Pitchfork posted their top 200 tracks of the decade so far, and today they've listed the top 100 albums to have come out between 2010-2014. There's some surprises on there. For example, I didn't expect to see Bon Iver's self-titled, their #1 album of 2011 and with a score of 9.5, rank as low as #27 on this list. I was also surprised to see Chief Keef make it but not, say, Shabazz Palaces or Schoolboy Q. And there's a few other glaring omissions: nothing by The National? Grizzly Bear? One thing that will surprise no one though, is their #1 pick.
You can check out the full list below...
Danny Brown at Pitchfork 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
We recently mentioned that Rustie is releasing a new album, Green Language, which features Danny Brown on a track, and that track has now come out. It's called "Attak" and can be streamed below.
Video of Danny's set from last night, with the new song stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Glasgow producer Rustie is releasing Green Language, the followup to his excellent 2011 debut album Glass Swords, on August 26 via Warp. He recently put out its promising lead single "Raptor" which is just what we've come to expect of Rustie; the maximalism of American dubstep and trap but with gorgeous melodies and a delicacy not typical of those styles. You can stream that track below. Also below is the album artwork and tracklist, which you'll notice includes a track with Danny Brown returning the favor from when Rustie produced a track on Old.
Rustie also has a North American tour coming up ahead of the new album's release which hits NYC on July 25 at Webster Hall. That's a Girls & Boys party and also features G&B regulars Alex English and rekLES. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All Rustie dates are listed, with the new song stream and LP info, below...
By Ian Chainey
Aphex Twin's Richard D. James
Much like the Merge label, Warp Records is ringing in its 25th anniversary this year. The lauded electronic label will celebrate with the Warp25 on September 14, 19, and 20 at Krakow, Poland for three special engagements.
The first (9/14) will be Squarepusher assembled chamber arrangements featuring Sinfonietta Cracovia that will interpret the works of Squarepusher and modern classical composers Messiaen, Xenakis, and Ligeti. The second (9/19) showcases the London Sinfonietta reworking Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada compositions, along with John Cage and Steven Reich.
The finale (9/20) is the the Warp25 blowout, sporting a bill of Autechre, Battles, Bibio, Darkstar, Hudson Mohawke, LFO (the first one), Patten, Plaid DJs, and Rustie. This will be Battles first live show in nearly three years, debuting brand new material and will be their only show of 2014. Autechre (the duo of Rob Brown and Sean Booth) will likewise be playing their first live show in nearly three years, debuting lots of new material, and it's their only gig this year.
Tickets for all three Warp25 events are on sale now (the ticket site's in Polish, be warned). There's also an official Warp25 Spotify Playlist and you can check out the full lineups below. See you in Poland!
The one name on Warp's roster that pretty much everyone would like to hear from again is Aphex Twin. While we wait for him to release something new (it could happen, just ask Kevin Shields), one of the lost treasures from his discography, the Caustic Window LP, is finally seeing a release thanks to a music forum, Kickstarter, and 4,116 contributors.
Caustic Window, one of Richard D. James's many recording aliases, cut a few EPs in the early '90s for Rephlex that were later collected on Compilation. According to Mike Paradinas -- the guy behind µ-Ziq and operator of Planet Mu records -- there were plans for a full Caustic Window album:
In the interview, Mike described the tracks in detail, and went on to explain that only 4 people at the time were known to have a vinyl test pressing of the album - Richard James, Chris Jeffs (aka Cylob), Grant Wilson-Claridge (co-founder of Rephlex Records) and Mike himself. Each person was sworn to never make copies of the music, and for 20 years, not a single track had ever been commercially released (with the exception of two tracks that appeared on compilations).Then, out of nowhere, the record hit the Discogs marketplace. The We Are the Music Makers forum rounded up resources, got in touch with Rephlex for digital distribution rights, set up a Kickstarter, and $67,424 later there's new/old, old/new Richard D. James music out in the world. And the effort to make it available was worth it. Caustic Window, streaming below from a YouTube upload, falls in the middle of early Analogue Bubblebath installments and Hangable Auto Bulb. Of course, in typical James fashion, there's plenty that has little precedence at all. The physical copy is currently listed on eBay, with the winning bid split between James and a charity.
The full Warp25 lineup along with the Caustic Window stream appears below....
It's looking like official Festival Lineup Announcement Day with Shaky Knees Fest, Hangout Fest, and Governors Ball giving us their rosters (not to mention Firefly and Coachella in the past week), and now here's another one: Georgia's CounterPoint Festival. It goes down from April 25-27 in Kingston Downs and features Outkast, Janelle Monae, Schoolboy Q, Run the Jewels, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, Rustie, Sleigh Bells, Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, XXYYXX, J. Cole, Tourist, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Phantogram, Tycho, YACHT and more.
Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below...
The goal of the Everything is New project is to empower the children of Light of Love Children's Home, many of whom have been rescued from bonded labour, child prostitution, homelessness and abject poverty. The project creates the opportunity for the children to 'star' in the cultural forms they themselves consider most meaningful - popular music and cinema.The Everything is New project has resulted in two albums, both of which are out January 20: Sun Choir, which was composed and recorded by Scottish art-pop band Marram with the kids of Southeast India's Light of Love Children's Home and features guest appearances from Jarvis Cocker, Owen Pallett, Irvine Welsh and more; and BOATS where artists such as Four Tet, Rustie, Dan Deacon, YACHT, Bear in Heaven, Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, Max Tundra, Gang Gang Dance and more took samples of the children and built songs around them.
Proceeds from the project go to the charity Scottish Love in Action which feeds, clothes, houses, educates and provides medical care for over 500 children through the Light of Love Home and School. You can stream Rustie, YACHT, Jarvis Cocker and Four Tet's tracks below.
There's also a 70-minute feature film that's included with physical copies of the Sun Choir album. You can watch a short and a not so short making of videos below...
The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.
Rapper Danny Brown has been planning the release of his much-anticipated new album, Old, for some time now, and the whole thing can finally be streamed via Spotify. Check it out below.
The album features appearances from Purity Ring, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, and more, plus production from Rustie, Darq E Freaker, Oh No (who plays NYC tonight [9/30]), A-Trak, and more. It officially comes out on October 8 via Fool's Gold.
Danny is currently wrapping up a tour with Action Bronson and Trash Talk (who played their own show at 285 Kent over the weekend), and he'll play NYC again when he opens for Sleigh Bells at Terminal 5 on November 22 with Doldrums. Tickets for that show are still available. Danny also would have played NJ's Rock The Bells this weekend, but that's been cancelled.
Album stream below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Swans / Solange / fans
Soft spoken indie rockers Belle and Sebastian were a reprieve of sorts to festival goers who had spent the day seeing abrasive rock bands and the eardrum-shattering Swans set earlier in the afternoon (I forgot to bring earplugs...). A slight drizzle started around the band's fourth or fifth song but did not cut the show short like yesterday. Frontman Stuart Murdoch charmed audience members with his kind words, stating Chicago is much more relaxing than New York. Murdoch also engaged with audience members, inviting fans on stage, and even letting one fan draw on his face with mascara. Despite performing in a large festival setting during the headlining slot, the band managed to play one of the most intimate shows of the day. [BV Chicago]Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 continued on Saturday (7/20) with its second of three days. Day two featured a good deal of bands on the heavy/intense side including Swans, Savages, Metz, Pissed Jeans, and White Lung; some indie legends like Belle & Sebastian, Low, and The Breeders; and some representation from the electronic/R&B world too, including Solange, Rustie, Andy Stott, and Ryan Hemsworth. Of course there were even more artists rounding out the lineup, and pictures from the second day are in this post. Even more are on BV Chicago.
by Andrew Sacher
Glasgow producer Rustie, whose 2011 debut LP, Glass Swords, is one of the better melodic dance albums in recent memory, and whose 2013 single, "Triadzz" b/w "Slasher," is a very worthy successor, is coming over to North America for Pitchfork Music Festival in July, and while he's here, he'll be playing a few dates of his own too. One of those dates happens in NYC on July 24 at Output (74 Wythe Ave) with Oslo producer Cashmere Cat. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
In addition to Rustie's own material, he's also doing some production for the much-anticipated Danny Brown album. We haven't heard any of the recording they've done together yet, but Danny did debut a Rustie-produced track at Coachella.
It's also not a bad idea to head to Output tonight (6/27) to catch Prefuse 73.
All Rustie dates are listed, along with a stream of his newest single, and streams of Cashmere Cat's remixes of Miguel and Jeremih, below...
Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As mentioned, Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival is returning to Union Park from July 19-21 with sets from Bjork, Joanna Newsom, Belle & Sebastian, R. Kelly, Solange, Rustie, Low, The Breeders, Swans, Savages, Merchandise, Julia Holter, KEN mode, White Lung, TNGHT, Evian Christ, Waxahatchee, El-P, Killer Mike, and more across three stages (Red, Blue, and Green). The set times for the festival have now been announced, and you can check out the full day-by-day schedule below.
3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets are still available.
As mentioned, Moogfest is taking 2013 off and will return in Spring 2014 in Asheville, NC. There will be, however, another festival in Asheville filling its old fall time period this year: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit which will happen from October 25 - 27. (It's also run by AC Entertainment who were, until recently, the producers of Moogfest.) The initial inaugural line-up has just been announced and it's pretty impressive: Nine Inch Nails AND How to destroy angels_, the newly-reformed Neutral Milk Hotel (their first show back, and an evening that includes opening sets from Daniel Johnston and Half Japanese), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Animal Collective, Disclosure, Bosnian Rainbows, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Gary Numan, Chromatics, Rustie, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus & JG Thirlwell, Tricky, Jacques Greene, and The Bug.
Weekend passes to the fest go on sale Thursday, May 2 at noon EDT. Flyer below...
photos by Wei Shi
New Order / The xx / Danny Brown
Weekend 2 of Coachella 2013 continued on Saturday (4/20), and this time around we caught sets by New Order, The xx, Hot Chip, Danny Brown (who debuted a new Rustie-produced track, "Dope Song," during his set which you can watch a video of below), Action Bronson, Trash Talk, Janelle Monae and more. Pictures of Weekend 2 Day 2 are in this post.
More Coachella Weekend 2 Day 2 pictures and the Danny Brown video below...
Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The final Pitchfork Festival lineup has now been announced, and in addition to previously announced acts like R. Kelly, Joanna Newsom, and Swans, it now includes M.I.A., Lil B, Solange, Wire, Yo La Tengo, Low, Savages, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne Veut, Mikal Cronin, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Woods, Julia Holter, Glass Candy, Andy Stott, Pissed Jeans, Frankie Rose, Ryan Hemsworth, Waxahatchee, Blood Orange, Daughn Gibson, Evian Christ, White Lung, KEN Mode, and DJ Rashad.
Three-day passes and single-day tickets are still available.
In other Chicago music festival news, Lollapalooza early bird passes went on sale today, sold out, and then regular 3-day passes went on sale and sold out. Single day tickets go on sale April 9.
Full Pitchfork Festival lineup and schedule below...
Danny Brown at Roseland, October 2012 (more by Brook Bobbins)
Danny Brown has a string of dates with Bauuer that kick off in April, but shortly thereafter you can see the MC continue his trek, turning those dates into part of a full North American Jaunt. Though Bauuer won't join DB for all of those dates, he has enlisted Kitty (she dropped the "Pryde") for the tail end of the tour that will include an NYC stop at Irving Plaza on May 7. Ticketing info is on the way.
Not only is Danny Brown returning to the road, he has ALSO returned to the booth too! He recently dropped the new track "#Hottest MC," a new Harry-Fraud blessed burner due on his forthcoming LP Old. Look for the LP to feature a grip of homies as well, including Purity Ring, A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Rustie, Kitty and more. All tour dates are listed, along with a stream of "#Hottest MC," are below.
Dirty Fences at Glasslands in 2012 (more by Don Gochenour)
The Deer Tracks
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* Booker T. @ City Winery
* Josh Krajcik @ Joe's Pub
* French Montana @ S.O.B.'s
* Hess Is More @ The Standard
* Josh Ritter @ Le Poisson Rouge
* D'Angelo, Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Wyatt Cenac, Rob Cantrell @ Littlefield
* The Campilongo Quartet @ The Living Room
* Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ McKittrick Hotel
* Frank Londons Shekhina Big Band @ The Stone
* The Henry Millers, Nicos Gun @ Mercury Lounge
* The Deer Tracks, F.O.X., Teletextile @ Glasslands
* Citizens!, HITS, Grayshot @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Cappadonna, Aaron Cohen, Sav Killz @ Public Assembly
* Dirty Fences, The Narcs, Hard Dadsm Nancy @ Cake Shop
* Sidecar, Erica Russo, John Kengla @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Jamie N Commons, Christopher Paul Stelling @ Mercury Lounge
* Kria Brekkan, Weyes Blood, Aaron Roche @ Church of Advent Hope
* Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, The Sidekicks @ Bowery Ballroom
* Silent Drape Runners, RedCurrant Collective, Huff This, Lex Petit @ Cameo Gallery
* Public Speaking, Ice Cream, Black Salad, Jonathan Wood Vincent @ Death By Audio
* Hannibal Buress, Taylor Ketchum, Kate Hendricks, Michael Che, Mike Denny, Nimesh Patel @ Matchless
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Rustie, who plays new Brooklyn club Output on Thursday (3/7), is releasing a new two-track EP, "Triadzz"/"Slasherr" on March 18 via Numbers. You can stream "Slasherr" from that EP below.
As mentioned this past January, Williamsburg got a new, 452-capacity dance club, Output at 74 Wythe Ave by N. 12th St. We weren't sure exactly what types of "techno, house and other EDM styles" would be booked at the venue, but we're happy to report that they've already got some great shows coming up, as part of their weekly Thursday party, INPUT.
We already mentioned that Shlohmo's tour with D33J hits the venue on March 7, but that show is even better than we knew then, because Rustie, Jackmaster, and Oneman are on it too. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Then on March 14, Maxxi Soundsystem will play with Compuphonic, Plastic Plates, and Let's Play House's Jacques Renault (tickets). Meanwhile, there's a Let's Play House party happening this Friday (3/1) at Le Bain with DFA Records DJ Shit Robot and Eug.
The Night Slugs crew is hitting the venue on March 21 for a great show which features Bok Bok, Kingdom, L-Vis 1990, Girl Unit, Mike Q, Rizzla, and a live set from Teengirl Fantasy collaborator Kelela. Tickets for that one are on sale now.
You can stream a Rustie track below...
Today Pitchfork posted the first half (well, first 30 albums) of their Top 50 Albums of 2012 list. There are some surprises on it, like Peaking Lights and Sharon Van Etten, who seemed more likely to end up on their Honorable Mentions list due to their relatively lower scores and the fact that most of the albums on this list were awarded Best New Music throughout the year. Cat Power and Hot Chip also make it, both of whose new albums seemed to have received less love from Pitchfork than previous releases by those artists. A Rustie Essential Mix also makes the list even though his actual album which came out last year didn't make their 2011 list. And of course the expected ones end up there too like Purity Ring, Julia Holter, Schoolboy Q, Miguel, and more. The remaining 20 will be revealed tomorrow (Friday, 12/21).
Check out their 50-30 picks below...
Thom Yorke at The Wooly - 9/7/12 (via non_equivalents)
Thom Yorke came to NYC over the weekend and DJed a Fashion Week party for Rag & Bone (whose co-designer Marcus Wainwright is a friend of Thom's) at The Wooly on Friday (9/7). A picture of Thom during his set at the Belvedere Vodka-sponsored party is above. Aziz Ansari was in attendance too.
Thom also, as discussed many times, did an Atoms for Peace DJ set for the final installment of this summer's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 with AFP bandmate and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Atoms for Peace just announced that their new album will come out next year, and to open their set, Thom and Nigel performed three new tracks that will presumably end up on that album with Thom singing live. You can watch videos of two of those new songs, and listen to audio of the third below. After the short unexpected live performance, Thom returned to the boards for the remainder of the show and spun a variety of tunes (everything from Talking Heads to Azealia Banks).
Thom Yorke & Nigel @ MoMA PS1 - 9/8/12 (via rebeccataylorny)
The rest of the lineup at Warm Up was great too. Despite a crazy storm, the show went on, opening with a set by Justin Strauss. Then Maria Minerva, who also did a Fashion Week show, just released new album, Will Happiness Find Me (stream it), and who now lives in Brooklyn (after moving from Estonia to London), played a live set. You can catch her in NYC again at Glasslands on Friday (9/14) with Father Finger and Octo Octa (tickets).
Up next was Holy Other, finally making his NYC debut, after having to cancel shows last summer due to illness. The elusive producer, who in a recent interview with Stereogum said he was "going to feel naked" performing outdoors during the day, played material off his excellent recently released debut LP, Held, and 2011's With U EP as well. A video from his set is below. The MoMA PS1 show fell in the middle of his tour with Amon Tobin, which hits the NYC area on Thursday (9/13) at Wellmont Theatre (tickets) and Friday (9/14) at Hammerstein Ballroom (tickets).
Before Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich finally took the stage, we were graced with one more set, this time by Scottish producer Rustie, who played Webster Hall with Flosstradamus and Brenmar the night before (9/7). He dropped bass heavy tunes that got the crowd going pretty wild. A couple videos from his Webster Hall show are below (unfortunately, the sound cuts out about halfway through).
Check out all those videos below...
by Andrew Sacher
We've mentioned a few times that Scottish beatmaker Rustie, who released his great debut LP, Glass Swords, last year on Warp, will be in NYC to play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on September 8 with Thom Yorke/Atoms for Peace (DJ set), Holy Other, Maria Minerva, and Justin Strauss (tickets). Now Rustie has revealed that the show is part of a short tour that Rustie will be on, which also includes a show at Webster Hall on September 7 for a Girls & Boys party with Flosstradamus and Brenmar. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All Rustie tour dates are listed below.
Rustie also recently teamed up with Aluna Francis, the vocalist of UK R&B duo AlunaGeorge (who put out the great You Know You Like It EP earlier this year) to give vocal treatment to the track "After Light" from his Glass Swords LP. The dubstep meets cool-R&B approach of the collaboration hits a similar spot that SBTRTK's vocal collabs do, and if Rustie continues in that direction he may end up as massive -- especially if there's enough demand for his Webster Hall show (you'll remember that his last NYC gig was at the much smaller Santos Party House). Rustie did a similar reworking of his album track "Surph" earlier this year, when Nightwave added vocals to the song.
Streams of the vocal-assisted versions of "After Light" and "Surph," and a list of all dates are below.
London-via-Estonia psychedelic pop singer Maria Minerva is planning to release her new album, Will Happiness Find Me?, on
August 1 September 4 via Not Not Fun. The album follows her excellent 2011 EP, Sacred & Profane Love, which came out on NNF sister label 100% Silk. The album was recorded in Lisbon, finished in London, and mastered in Berlin. She's also got a collaborative album with NNF/100% Silk label boss LA Vampires (aka Amanda Brown) called The Integration, which is due this October.
Maria will be touring New Zealand/Australia in August, and after that she'll be heading to the US for a tour here. That tour hasn't been announced in full yet, but we already know she'll play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on September 8 with Thom Yorke/Atoms for Peace (DJ set), Holy Other, Rustie, and Justin Strauss. Tickets for that show are still available.
A list of all currently known dates and a stream of Sacred & Profane Love's "Gloria" below...
by Andrew Sacher
Manchester producer Holy Other released one of the finest EPs of 2011 with the With U EP, and he just announced that he'll follow it with his debut full length this year, which is titled Held. The album's out August 28 via Tri Angle, who also released his EP. The first taste is a new track titled "Love Some1" which is rooted in the same type of Burialesque bass, snaps, and pitch shifted vocals that made his EP so great, and this track is no exception. Stream it below, along with the album's tracklist.
Holy Other was supposed to make his way over to the states last year but had to cancel due to illness and never ended up doing so. Now he's once again got plans to head over to our side of the Atlantic, and assuming all goes well, he'll make his US live debut at PS1's Warm Up on September 8. That one's the final show of the series and it's got an especially stacked lineup with Thom Yorke's Atmos for Peace (DJ), Rustie (who we've written about HERE), Maria Minerva (who we've written about HERE and HERE) and Justin Strauss. Tickets for Warm Up go on sale June 18.
All dates are listed below along with the song stream and album tracklist...
Warm Up 2011 at MoMA PS1 (more by Erez Avissar)
The Warm Up summer concert series is returning to MoMA PS1 this summer for another run of dance parties from forward thinking electronic musicians every Saturday from July 7 through September 8 in PS1's outdoor courtyard. For the first time, advance tickets for Warm Up will be available this year. They go on sale June 18.
The 2012 schedule includes Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace (DJ), Jamie xx, Danny Brown, Just Blaze, Maria Minerva, Shlohmo, Evian Christ, Howse, Nguzunguzu, Baio, Holy Other, Rustie, Matthew Dear (DJ), Lemonade, Slava, TRUST, Light Asylum, Sepalcure, Floating Points, Jacques Greene and many more.
More info and the full schedule below...
by Andrew Sacher
Scottish producer Rustie released his great debut LP, Glass Swords, last year via Warp. Rustie, like Warp labelmate Hudson Mohawke, is making some of the dancier music of the UK bass scene with tracks like "Hover Traps" that pull equally from dubstep and '90s dance music. Stream some tracks from the album, and Rustie's most recent output, an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, below.
Rustie has a few North American dates this month including a Shortcuts party at Santos Party House on May 15 (tomorrow) with SpaceGhostPurrp, Mess Kid and Kilo Kish. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. The flier for this show is below.
All Rusie dates, streams, and flier below...