THE S/T INTERVIEW: Hot Chip

Words by Aaron Richter The windfall of attention soon to hit Hot Chip is obvious. It has built steadily since the UK group’s debut, 2004’s Coming on Strong, and gained momentum with 2006’s The Warning, ignited by the top-of-its-game single “Over And Over.” This past year, Hot Chip set out to match the full-throttle intensity […]
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Theo Parrish

!K7 Shares a Short Doc
On Theo Parrish’s
Detroit Forward Mix

When Theo Parrish sat down to curate and sequence his contribution to !K7’s iconic DJ-Kicks series, he treated its 19 tracks as a fully invested survey of the city that’s as much a part of him as music itself. “Detroit creates, but rarely imitates,” Parrish says in his track notes, “Why? We hear and see […]

Kasper Bjørke Makes
Us an Ambient Mix

Words + Mix KASPER BJØRKE On my new Quartet album Mother, I included choir arrangements on two of the six compositions (performed by the female performance duo Philip | Schneider). I decided to include one of these (“Abiogenesis”) as the opening track of this mix. Then I remembered “A Study in Vastness” by Ana Roxanne […]

Deru Makes Us a
Piano-Driven Mix

Words BENJAMIN WYNN Photography SETTTA STUDIO The process of writing my new record (We Will Live On) for a digitally-controlled analog piano brought up some themes: Humans embedding themselves in electronics. Machines living past us, failing. The world without us. Why? Watching a piano play my music ‘by itself’ is a somewhat magical and surreal […]

Ron Trent Walks Us
Through What Inspired
His New WARM Project

When our editor spoke to Ron Trent for a Bandcamp feature over the summer, the deep-house developer surprised us by saying his looming What do the stars say to you LP was more than just another solo outlet or expansion of his evolutionary sound. It’s actually the beginning of a proper band that’s been in […]

Benoit & Sergio Compile
‘Askance Dance’ Playlist

Words + Playlist BENOIT & SERGIO This is a playlist of songs we were listening to, and thinking about, as we made our album Lost Decade. There is an “askance dance” quality to most of the items here — the hint of a bubbling acid house bassline that has been acid-washed by the acid rain […]

Vincenzo Ramaglia
Unveils Alva Noto Remix

Vincenzo Ramaglia has brought his La parole LP back to life with a welcome remix from glitch demigod Alva Noto. Have a listen below, right alongside Ramaglia’s thoughts on the track and several other selections that may or may not land on a proper remix album in the coming months…. I am excited to recognize […]
Scanner & Kenneth James Gibson

Kenneth James Gibson
Taps Scanner For Tense
Groundskeeping Remix

Kenneth James Gibson has revealed his plans for releasing a proper remix album towards the tail end of 2022 on Meadows Heavy Recorders. While the cabin-dwelling composer is reluctant to reveal who’s involved until the record’s entirely turned in, let’s just say he’s got more than a few like-minded experimental musicians lined up to transform […]

BON and Akiko Haruna
On the Songs That Shaped
Their First Sight EP

If there’s one theme uniting First Sight — the first proper EP from Akiko Haruna and the London-based production duo BON — it’s the not-so-foreign or far-off idea of sentient, robotic beings falling in love. To bring the project’s sonic and subterranean ideas closer to the surface, we thought we’d ask Haruna, Yerosha Windrich and […]