Open Mic: Reader Andy Hagerty wants to know “What new Electronic Music are you listening to right now that you’d want to share with the Synthtopia readers?”.
Is it something from an artist that you think is under appreciated? Something new from an established artist? Something that you’re working on?
Leave a comment and let us know…..
via Andy Hagerty
95 thoughts on “Open Mic: What New Electronic Music Are You Listening To?”
Listening to a lot of animal collective.
Some new tracks recorded on tape and re-recorded digitally 🙂
Oh yeah and the new Team Doyobi record
Birdy Nam Nam
For now it’s mostly Nu-Disco : mitch murder, Lazerhawk, Flashworx, Neon Workout, Renegade, etc.
But you can add Grafton Primary, and iamamiwhoami to the mix…
Best thing is we have an infinite amount of electronic music tracks / styles / artists just waiting to be discovered ! …………..
King Midas Sound, Ghostland Observitory, the new Ohgr record
VNV Nation, Edge of Dawn/Seabound, Covenant + recently a newly released Starring Two /Portraits and Landscapes/ album and, of course, many more – love DI.fm chillout station.
Bassnectar, Jahtari, and Ill.Gates. True Dubstep.
Tim Hecker, Fennesz, Baths….
yep! Tim Hecker, Fennesz, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Glacial, JK Flesh, Planningtorock, Shackleton, Squarepusher, Neokitsch, Flying Lotus, Demdike Stare, Amon Tobin, Andy Stott, and always Brian Eno! I also try to listen to myself when I can bear it : /
(artist order has no particular relevance for me here)
All of it.
Also a lot of Music Concrete, which I never thought I’d find appealing.
cement music ??? 😉
beatwife, lorn, roll the dice, tipper, grimes ….
Anenon, and the new Com Truise
Kuedo, Girl Unit, Machinedrum, Om Unit, Amon Tobin, Bonobo, Infinity Shred.
Tangerine Dream, Stockhausen, Fever Ray
Ditto on the Concrete, also serialism, weird how after a while it becomes appealing
lots of footwork.
Tlon, Trentemoller, Murcof and Skerror are pretty amazing artists.
It’s not exactly new but the Sepalcure LP is pretty damn $$$$$. In case you’re caught unaware, this is a duo of Praviv of Dublab.com and Machinedrum that came out about a year ago, flooded with a lot of washed out polysynth and deeeeeep bass with a big emphasis on the juke rhythm everyone seems to be catching on to. It almost reminds me of a more hyperactive version of the Mount Kimbie record, heh.
That, and a cat I found on Soundcloud a while back who goes by the name of Sir Froderick. He’s got a million releases, a lot of collaboration records too, up on Bandcamp. My favorite would be Afrikan Divas, the one he did with Knxwledge. He tags his jams as Gutter Funk, which is a term I’ve never come across, though if you ask me the dude’s doing a tremendous job with that hazy, broken beat, Dillaesque SP-404 thing that everyone is so into lately. African Divas is so damn filthy and catchy,
Been really getting into Machine Life out of NYC. Great mix of various eras of dance music. Anything from Ben Klock. Sandwell District or what ever they become next now that they have dissolved.
…and Chrysalide. Puppy fans should check them out.
Very nice – I’ve just listened to some of their tracks on MySpace. The Skinny Puppy resemblance is definetely there.
In this context I can also recommend Necro Facility. Their last album “Wintermute” had a more Synthpop/Breakbeat influenced sound, but “The Room” was also very Skinny-Puppy-sh 🙂
I’ll check out Necro Facility. Thanks for the recommendation. Chrysalide’s second release is highly recommended. Obviously, the Puppy resemblance is from Process era and forward. Anger is a show.
holy vivisect vi… The Room is fun to listen to, even if it flirts with the border between homage and rip off (in a good way). I’ll be picking it up. I’m a little afraid of the synthpop/breakbeat descripiton of wintermute, but I’ll still check that out as well.
I think this synthtopia open mic has been pretty cool, in that it’s community building and allows those with similar tastes to help each other out.
I have been loving the music coming out of Denmark.
Spleen United: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e-Orp7GBpw
Arcade videogame music from the 90s
Sakamoto & Willits
Too much to list individual but i’d say as far as labels go i always check new releases from Black Acre, 100% Silk and Mullet Records. Black Acre for “avant-ish” experimental bass music. 100% Silk has that kinda lo-fi yet pop sounding stuff always interesting. Then of course Mullet Records the indefatigable nu-disco releasers for those timeless 80s grooves.
tl;dr version: any releases on Black Acre, 100% Silk and Mullet Records.
checkout Rosso Corsa Records…
velcro fastner .
The new EP by Brandon Spivey on Phase distortion Records , Black sands Bonobo.
Same old acid and detroit techno.
at the moment i listened a lot to these albums
Shed / The Killer
Small People / Salty Days
Hot Chip / In Our Heads
Ametsub / The Nothings Of The North
Wolfgang Maus Soundpicture / Children Of The Universe
Peaceful music like BoC, Luke Vibert, Amon Tobin (slowly)
also a little bit harsh like Enduser (run war album)
Electro-Industrial, Futurepop and Aggrotech. Also some Progressive Psytrance.
Regarding the former, I am currently very fond of Assemblage 23’s new album “Bruise” and recently I (once again) re-discovered the last two albums “God Of Hell” and “Nightcrawler” by The Retrosic.
Regarding the latter I am still very enthusiastic about “After The Rain” and “Across The Sea” by Krama 🙂
(not all super new but totally worth a listen)
Still brokking out to that new El-P record. Also the Shabazz Palaces one from last year.
Sure, he just does synth demos, not “real songs” let alone albums.
But WC Olo Garb aka Jexus continually astounds and inspires me.
Amazingly complex with just one instrument. Very rhythmic without any drums. : )
eO (soundsliketree.com) – this is some seriously otherwordly electronica!
Mr. Oizo, Zombie Zombie, Jonathan Dekkard, Blakula, Chromatics, Devo (Always), Doldrums, Joakim, James Pants, The Magnetic Fields, Metro Area, WhoMadeWho, Phenomenal Hand Clap Band, and though not electronic i gotta say ive been listening to a crap load of Dr. John…….cheers!
Wow, lots of recommendations for us all there! I’ll start googling them tonight to check them out. Cheers.
Yes lots of great recommendations and some pretty adventurous stuff, too!
Really digging the latest Squarepusher. Also Jurgen Muller “Science of the Sea” is on heavy rotation. Death Grips are great, Actress “R.I.P.” is fantastic, the Flaming Lips’ “Heady Fwends” thing is super trippy (obviously). Also feeling the newest Monolake, Plaid, and Mouse on Mars albums, and anything by Siriusmo is amazing. ‘Ekstasis’ by Julia Holter is beautiful/dreamy.
The list goes on… Scuba, Black to Comm, anything from Brainfeeder (FlyLo, Thundercat, Baths, etc.), Dntel, Gang Gang Dance, Sepalcure, Tim Hecker, Can reissues, M83, Modeselektor, Kuedo, Hudson Mowhawk, Gold Panda. Addison Groove, Mount Eerie, My Fun, The Field, Four Tet…
I’ve been really into The Glitch Mob and Ronald Jenkees lately!
The last Infected Mushroom album… El-P’s new stuff and Aesop Rock’s new Skelethon has some incredible electronic instrumentals… Amon Tobin, Dada Life, Wolfgang Gartner, Squarepusher’s Ufabulum… more…
Lots of cool stuff on the Ghost Box label. Recommended if you like BOC and library music.
The noir minimalism of Secret Society of the Sonic Six.
The cosmic pop of the Parallelograms.
And I’ve been rediscovering some old Mort Garson LPs. Electric Hair Pieces and The Wozard of Id are pretty amazing!
Im listening to Vangelis : Opera Sauvage
Jean michel jarre : oxygene
Tangerine Dream : ricochet and tangram and
Can I post a track my pal and I recorded live with our Synth project ” Albedo ’79”?
if so here it is, if its against the rules lemme know
Opera Sauvage is one of Vangelis’ best, but seems to be underrated by many!
Nice synth jam, too…..
Chymera – Death By Misadventure
I am listening fresh tunes of RiMiNiO. Available @ soundcloud or iTunes.
I’ve been listening to a lot of stuff from Just Noise Music. Mascara Hera makes amazing dream pop, Emperor Bear and Mornings make ambient idm stuff ( Emperor Bear’s I ep is beautifull), and Roan are really neat post rock stuff. I actually just downloaded their discography. They are a new indie label/ artist collective and have everything up as pay whatever/ free downloads.
Also been spinning some BT, BoC, Flying Lotus, Baths, Squarepusher, Helios, and Autechre.
Looks like everybody’s liking the new Squarepusher……
Not really interested in a lot of the “new” electronic music!
Not a fan of the Dubstep or DJ type electronica.
I do check out a lot of the homespun electronic music posted on youtube.
I like the guys with 1000 views better than the mega artists with 1,000,000 plus views!
Im listening a lot of modern EBM, and ebm old school too
And bands like X-RX , SAM , Phosgore , PVT, AD KeY, Struck 9 ….!!
and this is my band project, ELEKTRON http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elektron/302818549734680
seriously who is giving thumbs down to comments where people list out the sort of music they listen to?
Kinda seems like some cool person just went through and downvoted everyone. They must be delightful.
Something i’m working on. Hey! You can hear it too! It’s called ‘Coincidental Consequences’ http://soundcloud.com/fatalrabbit/coincidental-consequences
right now im listenen to a 8 yeras old production Gill Morris – Forme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX6Byn2UBYM he did that track and co produced another one, and that was all
and for the one who prometed them selfs… thats boring and even more boring when is not electronic music
Electro House – The Loops of Fury, Mumbai Science, Uppermost, deadmau5
Alt rock – Shoegaze and Radiohead
90’s techno – Chemical Bros, Underworld, The Prodigy, Orbital
Wtf!? The question is what NEW electronic music are you listening too…
I’m pretty much into all the new Synth-Wave things, like Com Truise, Class Actress, Miami Nights 1984. Then also things like patten and some witch house like Emika, Grimes, White Ring (not that new) and no sunrise and Pryramid Sunset (is that even witch-house.. dontknow), over to chillwave, like Sun Glitters. Then there’s all the bass-music like Liar, Lorn and all the other dark bass fellows.
I’m listening to Nhato’s Etude a lot these days.
I don”t think Mouse On Mars is new but it’s new to me.
darkprog from Zenon records, progpsy from Spintwist records and psystep/psybass by Bird of prey
+ some stuff from Iboga records and Iono music )
I like a lot of industrial. Chrysalide is great. Individual totem is one of the greats. Two bands no one seems to have heard if is plasmodivm amd plastic assault.
I wish some blog posts reflected that many of us like EBM/industrial.
totally agree! I’m also totally into EBM, Industrial and Wave stuff. More the old school one though. I don’t like how a certain area of EBM/Industrial has developed. It’s become a bit of a silly circus, the music is often just trance with darker lyrics and I miss a certain experimental spirit in may productions (though they often lable themselves as experimental)
ive listened to this 20 times today.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgVCUB03vjY
Ready dot, thanks for the heads up on Miami Nights 1984! sweet synthy goodness
Unit Black Flight!
my new favourite band! Just bought the vinyl.
just to clarify on my last comment: Unit Black Flight makes music in the style of John Carpenter movie soundtracks. Don’t know if they are new, I don’t think so, but I also don’t think may people know them.
Body High (Label)
I’ve digging the following…
New totally enormous extinct dinosaurs album
Fred falke new geronimo track
Drums of death new stuff
Duke dumonts new single
Sinden’s new single is awesome too
The new square pusher album is also great
Nicolas jaar essential mix
Sneaky sound system great synth pop band from australia
I could go on and on easiest is to post my great tracks playlist on youtube:
a group of people that aren’t a band per se, but you’ve probably never heard of them
I soooo sick of my song. I have listened to it everyday for almost a month now. But, it is done…listen here http://soundcloud.com/rundell-1/max-ava
I think I’m getting the hang of this, what do you readers think?
Vocaloid: The Disappearance of Hitsune Miku
Hey, thought you might like to have a listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoT_B9IIFHk
Recently discovered this guy called Nseven with some solid retro space IDM. His latest album is damn good, there is a short preview here (the last few tracks are best): http://soundcloud.com/nsevenmx/longing-2011-sampler
Other than that, Apparat and The Flashbulb
I’m really loving this new music I started out making on my iPhone with Nanostudio.. I listen to it all the time and even started playing LIVE shows with it. I’ve since upgraded to an IPad and I’m just starting to record a full length effort for release hopefully next year. Cheers! (… Even though I’m American)
http://www.mediafire.com/?r1l3hh0nnhejb55 | soundcloud.com/lib_redux
SebastiAn, Your Ol’ Lady, You Killing Me, Noisia, Azari III, Perseus and new talents like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie6rEw09HU8&list=FLye7b-FzQvBRpt9KPVm1_kA&feature=mh_lolz
Black Moth Super Rainbow = thumbsup!
Ultra Records, deadmau5, skrillex, Bassnectar, and some original tracks!
I’m listening to my portuguese friends: @C, Sturquen and Juhuno. They are all visual artists and each one of them has their own unique style!
You can listen to them here:
When Saints go Machine
I like and make slowgrooves
I’m really liking the new 80’s style retro/synthwave like Lazerhawk, Com Truise, Mitch Murders, Miami 1984, Kavinsky, ect. There are a few good youtube channels covering this little cult genre like neros77 and newretrowave.
other good recent synthy stuff….
Linstrom – Where you go I go too
Jonas Reindhart – Mask of the Maker
Ken Camden – Space Mirror
Druc Drac – Retro Future
Nebulo – Basements
Holden – The Inheritors
I produce lofi psychedelic electronic. I have some unqiue tracks I would love for you guys to check out, please take a listen to “Mantra” & “Au Revoir” https://soundcloud.com/ryancolao
Tessier Ashpool Records. to keep it short..