Though he's not revealing his true identity for now, Captain Murphy has kept his promise and released “Duality”, his first mixtape. Apart from the Flying Lotus productions we already knew the record includes new compositions with beats by producers like Clams Casino, Madlib, Just Blaze, and TNGHT. You can listen to it after the jump, or, even better, you can go to the website, where you can hear the tunes and watch the lysergic visuals that come with them, in which he combines images of sects, oriental cinema, video games, animation series and porn
"56k" by Hot Sugar and Heems (the vocalist from Das Racist, for newcomers) is the silly wet dream of many a nostalgia freak; not just the beat, the video too. How many times have we “hummed” the little noise that our first 56-kb modem made? I don’t know about you, but we have to admit it. The New Yorker’s song takes us back to our first IRC love, to those two-day waits at Kazaa to download the latest banger, to that world designed in Dreamweaver that opened before us. Listen and download the Hot Sugar EP here.
A love triangle always leads to moments full of anger and exaggerated drama. Just ask the stars of “Wild”, the fabulous new video brought to us by Beach House. Directed by Johan Reneck, Spanish illustrator Silvia Prada participated in the piece.
Sooner or later, “Mutual Core”, one of Björk's “Biophilia” fans' favourites, had to get its own video. Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, the piece features Björk up to her waist in sand, in the company of a bunch of strange creatures thar are unnerving, terrifying and beautiful at the same time. We leave you with the clip, posted onto YouTube by MOCAtv, the digital extension of the education and exhibition programming of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
DFA has just presented their latest signing, Australian producer SURAHN, a regular in Modular and Future Classic circles. He's also known by his alias Sidwho?, as a member of The Swiss, and as a collaborator of Empire Of The Sun. He will make his debut under this new name with "Watching The World", an AM pop-flavoured track with disco bass lines, which comes with a video comprising seemingly found footage from the past, when we were younger, freer, more vital and optimistic.