This week, let’s look at some breaking news from the world of atmospheric electronic music, ambient jazz and chilled-out rap. Whenever though, bro, no rush.
The biggest news this week is an announcement by the mysterious maestro of electronic and ambient music Aphex Twin. It looks like we are mere weeks away from a new Aphex EP called “Cheetah,” due out July 8 on vinyl, cassette, CD and digital formats. Aphex Twin announced the release with a new website dedicated to the release which includes the tracklist.
01. CHEETAHT2 [Ld spectrum]
03. CHEETAH1b ms800
04. CHEETA2 ms800
06. CIRKLON 1
— Aphex Twin (@AphexTwin) June 9, 2016
In the meantime, here are a few Aphex Twin tracks to hold you over. In other super chill music news, DJ Mark Farina announced the release of the eighth installment of his classic downtempo Mushroom Jazz compilations on July 22.
Speaking of downtempo hip-hop, both Knxledge and Clams Casino have some new music.
You can check out Knxledge’s “Buttrskotch” EP available now on Stones Throw.
Clams Casino’s latest album “32 Levels,” featuring Lil B, Vince Staples, A$AP Rocky, members of alt-J and Future Island and more, is due out on July 15. Check out the album’s last track “Blast.”
And if all that isn’t enough for you, be sure to check out the lineup at Animal House’s Wake 2.0 festival on June 25-26, which features the smooth sounds of Cave Paint, Yam Yam, Dean Thomas and many more. Check out the Wake 2.0 Compilation on Bandcamp and hear more about Wake from Animal House’s own Dalton Bauder on our podcast.
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