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Chess Club is the brainchild of Will Street, Peter McGaughrin and Chris Dashwood - music lovers, who over time, decided to not just ruminate over songs they love or helplessly peer over liner-notes to check out who put the release out, but become the liner-note themselves. [read more]
Let's all pretend that Cam'ron showed up for his show at the Forum on June 3rd. Pretend that every punter left the venue after a clean concise, hit-ridden set (a few deep cuts for the true fans), with a glow exuding from their faces - slightly drunk, maybe even a little high. A triumph in every way imaginable. [read more]
Michelle Kambasha sits down with Matt and Tom Berninger to discuss their forthcoming documentary, Mistaken For Strangers. "I felt like I had a big opportunity to make the best thing I could make." [read more]
Peckham trio Beaty Heart make tropical music that somehow manages to avoid the usual trappings of pastiche or appropriation. It's honest, involved and well researched. [read more]
A Lily is a band (comprised of James Vella and a few nice mates) that are virtually impossible to find on Facebook - what with all those girls called Lily around, and you know - Lily Allen and what not. Listen to his incredible playlist right here on the 405. [read more]
"Electronic music shat on your music taste this year, true story. And I'm not just talking about the very suspicious American concoction called EDM, but basically every facet of the wide ranging genre - whether it was integrated into hip-hop, and what's more it's hard to argue whether it was possible to hear even the most pristine of pop track without those distant electronic elements." [read more]
With a band like NO CEREMONY/// it's easy to assume that their influences will oscillate between something like German Krautrock and 80s British poppy electronics a là Pet Shop Boys. Musically, they make clear cut dance music, and visually, that all-caps-lock-plus-three-slashes typography connotes true-blue electronics - their self-titled debut record affirms this. [read more]
Third Quarter Report 2013If you've been reading the 405 for the past few years, you'll know that October time spells Third Quarter Report time: a detailed yet easily digestible summation of the all the music that should have set your heart aflutter from July to September, but hasn't. [read more]
Benji Boko has released a belated remix of Jay Z's smash hit, '99 Problems'. It's all the worth the wait as he replaces the famous hook heavy, beat centred track with a country western feel - without it being odd at all. [read more]
Most people probably don't know that Trentemøller isn't just an epithet plucked out of nowhere. It's actually his surname, with his first name being the Anders. Trentemøller is the kind of name that rulers and Gods dream of - the kind of name that'd instil deference as well as fear. [read more]
Listening to His Clancyness, it'd be hard to envisage a young globe trotting kid called Jonathan Clancy playing in hardcore and punk bands, but he did. Despite this angle of his musical career not taking off, he's settled for a War on Drugs-esque fuzz rock and we're all pretty happy about this. [read more]
Hotly tipped Chi-town rapper, Ibn Inglor has released his second mixtape New Wave today. As evidenced by his debut effort, GawdsSpeed, he has a penchant for dark lyrical content and mystique-laden production that makes you feel like you're trapped in a nightmarish parallel universe, and this hasn't changed. You'd probably shit yourself if you were 4. [read more]
Watch until the end - there's a previously unheard spoken-word passage from Savage himself.
It's absolutely ridiculous in all the best ways.
The video follows a 20-something Mexican-American day laborer as he struggles to earn a living.
A driving bass-gasm of drum machine aesthetics and all the glamour of retro-futurist synth sounds.
It drops on 4 December via Joyful Noise Recordings.
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