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Delivered... info@filtermmm.com | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 10:31 pm

FILTER likes music. There's no hiding it. We also like our own opinions a whole bunch, so once a week we give the masses a fleeting glimpse into our selective stereos and Internet browsers to let them see firsthand what fuels our endless devotion. We like to think of it as community service. We're selfless like that. So without further ado, here are the official, inarguable, objectively good FILTER Weekly Picks—providing everything from new LPs you should be spinning to the latest good-fer-you videos. Yeah, we're good at what we do:

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News : WATCH: Jean-Benoît Dunckel (AIR) Announces New Project: ‘Tomorrow’s World’

Delivered... info@filtermmm.com | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 9:21 pm
WATCH: Jean-Benoît Dunckel (AIR) Announces New Project: ‘Tomorrow’s World’

Jean-Benoît Dunckel, from French electronica duo AIR, has been cooking up some new tunes under the moniker Tomorrow's World, alongside Lou Hayter of English synthpop act, New Young Pony Club.

The result is everything you'd expect from this collaboration: elegance, distortion, and the most alluring of vocals. Watch the dreamy video below for new single, "So Long My Love," off of their EP which will be released in 2013. This infectious pair will also be playing a couple shows this week in New York. Take a look at the tour dates section below. 

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Hear the winners of our Play contests featuring Giorgio Moroder, Zeds Dead, Marc Romboy, and Cutty Ranks

Delivered... Ken Taylor | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 9:00 pm
We're always excited to bring you the winners of our monthly Play remix contests, and today we've got a handful of victorious contestants from last month's to tell you about.

REVIEW: Police Teeth – Police Teeth

Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 8:30 pm
The guys in the band clearly put their collective cojones into aggressive Mission of Burmaesque "indie" rock, but about half way through the album I started looking around, thinking to myself, "What else could I be doing? Isn't it time I queue up Nude for Satan on Netflix?"

The Five Worst Dance-Music Halloween Costumes

Delivered... Ken Taylor | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 8:00 pm
Remember yesterday when we brought you the five best halloween costumes out there? Well, for every "best of" there is, alas, a "worst of" as well. Scary for all the wrong reasons, today's selections represent the Five Worst Dance-Music Halloween Costumes. Proceed with caution.

Staff picks from George Fitzgerald, Deepchild, Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts, Enigma Dubz, and more

Delivered... Beatport News Editors | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 6:00 pm
A couple of huge LPs from Deepchild and Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts start off today's On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.

Listen to Toro Y Moi – “So Many Details” (stream)

Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 6:00 pm
It's funky ... like some 70's-influenced psychedelic Xanadu/The Wiz crossover playground.

Listen to Generationals – “Sale City” (stream)

Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 6:00 pm
Good for anyone clamoring for the guitar sounds The Cure used in their heyday in the eighties and that almost underground new wave vibe from the halcyon days.

Watch Gravenhurst – “Circadian” (video)

Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 6:00 pm
Post-rock / shoegaze act Gravenhurst are back with a new video for the song "Circadian," off of the album The Ghost in the Daylight.

Listen to Sonic Youth – “Intro / Brave Men Run (in my family)”

Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 6:00 pm
Today we get a preview of the upcoming Sonic Youth live album called Smart Bar - Chicago 1985, with the song "Intro / Brave Men Run (In My Family)" off the original album Bad Moon Rising.

INTERVIEW: Liv Buli – Data Journalist for Next Big Sound (stream)

Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 6:00 pm
Between The Liner Notes talks to Liv Buli from Next Big Sound on Big Data and how it can be used by artists to figure who is listening to their music and what way they’re sharing it via social media. She predicted the “Best New Artist” at the MTV Video Music Awards based on her interpretation of data.

Brennan Green: Escape from Chinatown

Delivered... RA - The Feed | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 5:07 pm
Here's an in-depth interview with the NYC house and disco mainstay courtesy of Juno Plus.

A new Omar-S album, a free Portishead walking tour, the 10 best basslines, and everything you ever wanted to know about the cover of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures

Delivered... Ken Taylor | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 4:00 pm
Post-punk fan or not, you can't deny the impact that Joy Division (at least when they morphed into New Order) has had on dance music. And part of that impact was directly due to the glorious packaging that Peter Saville designed for all of the Factory Records catalog. Now he's unveiled the inspiration behind one of the label's most legendary albums, and it's in today's news roundup.

Tiesto and Allure’s "Pair of Dice" takes Beatport’s #1 spot

Delivered... Sean Lewis | Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 3:00 pm
Congratulations to Tiesto and Allure, as their new track, "Pair of Dice," just hit the #1 position on the Beatport Top 100! "Pair of Dice" finds Tiesto teaming up with David van den Hurk for his Allure side-project, and the single, which took the lead spot over the weekend, comes to us from Tiesto's own label Musical Freedom label.

A Music Rig in a Backpack, A Single Made in an Attic: Recue + Jolea “Blame”

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Artists,Scene | Tue 16 Oct 2012 2:58 pm

Recue X Jolea – In the Attic, Session #1 – Blame from recue on Vimeo.

There’s something to be said for the rucksack studio.

When we last caught up with Finnish artist Recue, our friend Riku Annala was stranded in an airport hotel room, but managed to coax a live jam out of the experience.

This time, mobility wins again, in a collaboration with Helsinki-born vocalist / singer-songwriter / producer Jolea.

It’s a reminder that you don’t need to wait for the studio setup of your dreams. You can produce just by carving out a small amount of space – and time. Sure, we could at this point “recue” (ahem) the discussions about music being too accessible or too plentiful. But, speaking even as an overwhelmed music journalist here, that seems to me like wishing that fewer of your friends cooked at home, in the hopes that having them all eat Chicken McNuggets would somehow increase the appreciation of music. It’s absurd. Let’s enjoy.

I’ll let Riku tell the story, as recounted to CDM:

Few months back as I was stuck in the hotel room, I did the set with a mobile setup messing around with a cappellas. That one left a spark, that the concept of working with vocals live needed to be pushed further. I have been working with an awesome singer/songwriter/producer Jolea on my previous releases so it was just the logical step futher to ask her to start building a live set with me. So ‘Recue X Jolea’ is a live project continuing where ‘Do Not Disturb’ left off.

This time the set is focused on more premeditated (though not necessarily pre-rendered) material. It reduces the element of surprise, but at the same time it let’s you focus on tinkering with details as all the major pieces are already in place and you don’t constantly have to concentrate on just trying to hold the whole thing together. The decision came naturally as we both need to know where we’re going without letting the music slip into noodling. The primary technical principle of the live performance however is quite exactly the same as in “Do not Disturb”. Even the setup is quite the same with few additions. Still fits in a backpack though.

‘In the Attic’ is a rehearsal session we did at a gloomy penthouse/loft and recorded the whole thing. The first cut from it is a track called Blame. It ended up having such a nicely building energy accompanied with the beautiful dark footage by Theofanis Kavvadas, we decided to make the whole track freely downloadable on SoundCloud. [see below]

NOTE! You might notice there is an [Arturia] Minibrute [synth] included in the setup. No sounds are heard from it on this particular track. I use it both as a synth + a controller at the same time as the keyboard is polyphonic. That way I can choose the sounds by mixing layers in and out in the DAW (including the synth itself). Just a disclaimer as I know it’s kind of a hot synth at the moment and might raise some questions on which sounds are from it. Another thing to be noted is that we played the same track few times and filmed it. The music is from one of the runs but the footage had to be cut from few as the camera was moving around.

…and yes, the EDM hunch is still there.

The full track is freely downloadable:

Finnish vocalist Jolea onboard again for this one. Yes, to make collaborations happen, keep those backpack studios handy.

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