WUT WUT WUT WUT~~~

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single of the fucking year finally gets a release.



these tracks are so incredible, i can't even. so large, so opulent, intergalactic royal processionals~~

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 13:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

I like the third one the best. Is there a name for this genre of young person's dance music?

A brownish area with points (chap), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 15:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

prob best just to go with "no" on that point for now

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 16:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

I really like the title track, best thing on Night Slugs so far by a considerable margin. I'd hardly describe it as "opulent" though, those synth noises sound like the producer's going out of their way make them to sound cheap and nasty.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

wow the wut wut wut track is one of the best songs i've heard all year lex, just beautiful!

kind of interesting take on modern hip hop production...

the other two songs are good, but for some reason they seem like tracks that are waiting for some one to come record rap vocals over...

but they are good...

whats' the story with this band? uk? new? do they have an album?

S Beez Wit the Remedy (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

actually the more i'm getting into it, the third one is really great too, the second seems the weakest to me...

but the "wut wut wut" high sample thing on the first song is one of those little bits of magic that is hard to match.

S Beez Wit the Remedy (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

This is probably an artifact of my headphones but it sounds like most of the low end of "Wut" is missing, making this kind of a trebly, tremulous mess.

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also, thanks to years of listening to UK hardcore/jungle/dnb, all of these songs sound half tempo and sluggish to me.

"Every Time" is kind of great though, just to contradict what I just wrote.

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

This is probably an artifact of my headphones but it sounds like most of the low end of "Wut" is missing, making this kind of a trebly, tremulous mess.

― O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, October 26, 2010 12:33 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yeah sounds quality is ass and i have nice headphones

tempos are pretty low...doesn't really seem like something you could dance to really, more listening music...

is this chillwave? idk what that really is

S Beez Wit the Remedy (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's REALLY trebly, which is why I'm surprised at it being Lex's single of the year, for all his railing against treble in pop music. It's quite bassy as well though, just not much in between.

It's all about the cut-up vocals for me. The other two would be greatly improved by having someone shout "Pow pow pow pow Wacka Flocka Flame!" over the top.

If anything it's come out of dubstep, which explains the tempo and general sluggishness, but it's been big on dancefloors this year. Albeit the sort of dancefloor I tend to avoid.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

maybe it would be good for line dancing, doing the achy breaky and slap leather etc

S Beez Wit the Remedy (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

it seems like it would be good "slowly staggering through an opiate haze" music

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also, thanks to years of listening to UK hardcore/jungle/dnb, all of these songs sound half tempo and sluggish to me.

What about your years of listening to hip-hop though?

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah it just sounds like a kinda goofy take on like diplomats type stuff

S Beez Wit the Remedy (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

This is a good bit slower than like... 95% of the hip-hop I listen to!

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

I mean, just for tempo comparison:




etc

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

eh, i think it's pushing it call it any sort of flagship nightslugs release, it's good but there's easily other comparable releases.

re: the trebl-y-ness - have any of you heard this live on a good pa? the bass is killer.

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's trebly AND bassy, the version I have sounds pretty big on headphones.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

"wut" is pretty sick

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

the first time i heard 'wut' i felt like it had always been there. instant classic!

¸¸.·´¯´·he'd sail across the bubbling waves·.¸¸.·´¯ (another al3x), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

there is definitely some clubworthy bass in there on "wut"--whoever said it's the midrange that is gone was otm.

this is kind of cool but yeah it's hard to know what to "do" with it--tempo-wise and given the spaced-out vibe it kind of reminds me of that g-side record w/out the rapping and nasa samples.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok on the second song the combination of grandiosity + chintzy production is grating

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is way closer to hip-hop chillwave than lex will ever admit

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

what to do with it - BOUNCE people

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

the bass on this is huge! but there's no b-line, it's just a kick

goole, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

"this" = "wut"

goole, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

There is totally a bassline, although it probably doesn't carry through to a Youtube embed.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

but i hear other low end? weird

goole, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think the lack of bass is probably due to youtube quality...

its function in dancefloor sets is pretty amazing - it really disrupts most of them, just because the sound palette is just so full-on compared to everything surrounding it, but that's not really a bad thing. i'd never say these were bangers as such - they just sound incredible on club speakers that magnify their largeness. people don't so much get down to them as raise their hands up.

those synth noises sound like the producer's going out of their way make them to sound cheap and nasty.

i don't get this in the slightest - yeah it's trebly but it feels so clean, and there are so many ingredients (plus a ton of echo) that all three tracks have this incredibly majestic feel for me - these really overwhelming waves of sound that sound particularly amazing on club speakers. i love how detailed they are - that twinkling motif on "wut", the synth melody coming in towards the end of "every time", the whistle mid-"showstoppa". a lot of the higher-end melodies owe quite a bit to the more abstract grime productions of the mid-00s, and there's a huge juke influence in the beats (esp "showstoppa").

eh, i think it's pushing it call it any sort of flagship nightslugs release, it's good but there's easily other comparable releases.

it's prob my favourite night slugs release so far - certainly the most distinct (and the most demanded - they weren't going to release this so soon after "irl" (girl unit's debut)) but it built up such momentum that they had to. kingdom's that mystic ep and velour's the velvet collection ep are prob my other two favourite NS releases - they're so different too, properly banging, dark techno and gorgeous, melodic woozy funk (one for dâm-funk fans, i think) respectively. jam city's "arpjam" should be huge when it's released too.

whats' the story with this band? uk? new? do they have an album?

one guy, often hilariously assumed to be an all-female group. this is his second single - the first, "irl", is ok, pretty different though. he's done an incredible remix of c.r.s.t.'s "the bells", not on youtube but it definitely has the large, ecstatic walls of synths that these do.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is way closer to hip-hop chillwave than lex will ever admit

i still don't know what chillwave is, specifically! is it the same as witch house? i like some of that.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't get this in the slightest - yeah it's trebly but it feels so clean, and there are so many ingredients (plus a ton of echo) that all three tracks have this incredibly majestic feel for me - these really overwhelming waves of sound that sound particularly amazing on club speakers. i love how detailed they are - that twinkling motif on "wut", the synth melody coming in towards the end of "every time", the whistle mid-"showstoppa". a lot of the higher-end melodies owe quite a bit to the more abstract grime productions of the mid-00s, and there's a huge juke influence in the beats (esp "showstoppa").

I think Matt is saying that the actual synth sounds used are tightly associated with grimier music. Certainly when I was listening to this I got a sense of musical density but nothing came close to coming across as "majestic", rather more like this is the sound of rave kids fucking in slow motion.

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

"showstoppa" is prob the most majestic of the three for me? i always think of a red carpet rolling out in space.

girl unit's also done two u&k mixes this year which probably help "explain" where his own aesthetic comes from -

http://palmsout.net/2010/girl-unit-mix-2010/
http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast/2010/08/girl-unit

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think i could see where yr. coming from re: "majestic" if i heard this in better quality. otoh every sound seems like it's probably in the roland mc-505 that i never figured out how to use.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

like basically it's hard for me to get "majestic" out of a track that sounds like Skin Up played at half tempo

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's not intending to sound rich and deep and opulent because the actual synth sounds used are essentially the same kind of fake chiptune noises you hear on the Ikonika album, it's harking back to a particular 90s nostalgic way of sounding shimmery, and the cheapness of the sound is part and parcel of that. You compare it to the sounds on, say, the We Love album and one obviously sounds like they've gone to the trouble of making it sound rich and full and textured and the other hasn't, and probably isn't interested in doing so. It sounds preset-y basically.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

a lot of the higher-end melodies owe quite a bit to the more abstract grime productions of the mid-00s

Exactly! Grime wasn't meant to sound opulent, it was meant to sound like cheap dirty beat-em-up music.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

This thread title makes me want to bump "Superthug" at high volume.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

just for comparison's sake, this is the Skin Up track this stuff reminded me of:

The majestic sounds of Skin Up (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like this!

i feed these skreets (tpp), Thursday, 28 October 2010 15:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

nice post on this at passion of the weiss

http://passionweiss.com/2010/10/28/sach-o-girl-unit-%E2%80%93-wut/

prolego, Thursday, 28 October 2010 20:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

man this song is addictive

catalina whiney ilxor (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 22:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

WUT WUT WUT bay bay be bay be bay be bay be baybebaybe

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

yessssss

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

i feel like this should be a beat for a rapper that doesn't currently exist. we need to invent a rapper.

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

also it's awesome and hilarious to me that there is a gravediggaz youtube in this thread

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

WUT WUT WUT

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

This is nice isn't it? Kind of a midpoint between Joker, Sinden and Jackie Chain. I dig.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's awesome and hilarious that Skin Up is on this thread :-D

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

find it strange that people "don't know what to do" with this ina post dubstep'n'crunk'n'Salem world.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

shit dude, post-salem world already?

bear, bear, bear, Friday, 29 October 2010 11:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

i thought solidly london but he said something about ny in the early 00s like he'd been there

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/6rTwqPtRQnE

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice interview Brainwasher!

me and lex interviewed him ... jeez what, a year and a half now ago? o_O .. i think we asked a similar question about whether he wanted to write anything for a vocalist. it seems like such a natural progression.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 22:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey lex tell us about the jam city album

is that a ltj bukem sample on "nite life"?

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm kind of not sure what i think of it!

i do like the bonus track with main attrakionz a lot

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Thursday, 10 May 2012 06:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh that track is terrible

The Reverend, Thursday, 10 May 2012 06:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

really as bad an idea as it sounded on paper

The Reverend, Thursday, 10 May 2012 07:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah rev it's wonderful

the late great, Thursday, 10 May 2012 07:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really like both Main Attrakionz and Jam City but wasn't feeling that track at all unfortunatly. Looking forward to the album mind. Feels like its been in the works forever, I sware one of the Night Slugs guys said it was ready to go in 2010. They must have done a do over or something.

jimitheexploder, Thursday, 10 May 2012 07:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

If nothing else a Jam City / Main Atrakiionz collabo is a good candidate for any 2012 time capsule.

Tim F, Thursday, 10 May 2012 07:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh the new girl unit ep has kinda overshadowed the jam city album in terms of my attention - "ensemble" and "club rez" really are stunning, and i love that there's no attempt to even go near trying to recreate "wut" - is anyone else using the EP format so well right now?

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Thursday, 10 May 2012 08:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

how do you mean?

and where is FINAL JOOST?!?

the late great, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, that isley bros sample (replayed?) at the end of "double take". i don't think it's possible to sample "summer breeze" and fuck it up.

The Reverend, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

and "club rez" just totally rulez

The Reverend, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't know what thread to use for this. it's not on night slugs or anything but hearing it for the first time was overwhelming in a similar way to the first time i heard "wut". just that incredible melody pealing out

http://soundcloud.com/localactionrecords/blue-sleet-soundcloud-clip

there's another track on the ep called "fat city" which might be even better

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 14 May 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

i got double-clubrezzed at the clurrrrb the other night (including as the last song of the night). so epic.

The Reverend, Monday, 14 May 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://soundcloud.com/b-e-b-e-t-u-n-e/sets/bodyguard-silica-gel
http://soundcloud.com/t_macabre/t-grime-mix-2003

in case u guys ever tire of having your food chewed up 4 u

r|t|c, Monday, 14 May 2012 22:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

lex you said upthread something about night slugs using the EP format better than anyone else, still trying to figure out what you mean by that and why you said it, seems like they use the format more or less like any other dance artist

the late great, Monday, 14 May 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

That new Slackk EP on Local Action is indeed a beast. He's really nailed those fucked up synth melodies. Almost Transparent is ace too, the subtler synths work a treat on that one.

jimitheexploder, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 08:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think he meant Girl Unit himself rather than Night Slugs? But yeah I don't really get the point.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 08:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is Ensemble (Club Mix) meant to sound like 'In Your Arms' by Mylo?

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Saturday, 19 May 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

ikonika's new i make lists EP is finally out and it's incredible, maybe the best thing she's done yet - the melodies are just mind-blowing, the way she makes the synths sing, and the amount of cavernous space around them...

bitch I'm on the 242 (lex pretend), Wednesday, 18 July 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

^^^very good ep

in other news, bok bok x xlr8r on night slugs' visual aesthetic

REV LION (The Reverend), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 05:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

oop, forgot the link

http://www.xlr8r.com/features/2012/08/vis-ed-bok-bok

REV LION (The Reverend), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 05:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

i once witnessed bok bok step (barefoot) on a slug at night. he wasn't v amused at the irony

lex pretend, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 07:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

REV LION (The Reverend), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 08:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

RT @bok_bok i hate when a track brings in one element at a time its so pompous

Matt DC, Friday, 19 October 2012 07:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

damn straight

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 19 October 2012 09:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Just came back from the Night Slugs/Fade To Mind showcase at SXSW. Saw Nguzunguzu, Kingdom w/Kelala, L-Vis and Bok Bok. The whole night was good, but L-Vis/Bok Bok were the highlight, and yes, they did Bring In Da Katz.

Moodles, Saturday, 16 March 2013 07:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

speaking of Bok, his new Fade to Mind mix is very good (and ends with 151 Feva Gang!)

http://soundcloud.com/fadetomind/fademix003-bok-bok

cunnilingus ah um (The Reverend), Saturday, 16 March 2013 19:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

i once witnessed bok bok step (barefoot) on a slug at night. he wasn't v amused at the irony

this is a perfect two-sentence story

shit tie (Jordan), Saturday, 16 March 2013 19:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes otm

cunnilingus ah um (The Reverend), Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

saw Bok last night, he played a good but predictable set to a small, fairly wack crowd with too many dudes. I went to the monthly rare soul night at the same club last weekend and it was way more popping :/

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Saturday, 4 May 2013 17:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

what'd he play?

the late great, Saturday, 4 May 2013 19:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

All the stuff I recognized was ns/ftm, some of which was p old ("irl" "stalker ha"), some new ("bank head", "ballad 4ad"). The stuff I didn't recognize was either on the techy side or ballroom trax

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Saturday, 4 May 2013 20:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

ah yeah

i've heard a ton of good things about bok bok as a DJ but have yet to hear a set that really blows me away

the late great, Saturday, 4 May 2013 23:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

The other time I saw him (sept. '11) he was amazing tho

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Saturday, 4 May 2013 23:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Heh. The promoter has euphemistically described last night's show as "cozy". And apparently RL Grime has sold out the same spot tonight.

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Sunday, 5 May 2013 00:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

Fisher 18-29 (62.1%) from 3 in playoffs.

moullet, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 02:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

obvious epic wrong thread.

moullet, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 02:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

new jam city is really out there

https://soundcloud.com/nightslugs/500-years-clip

the late great, Saturday, 5 October 2013 20:03 (10 months ago) Permalink

reminds me of CONEMELT

http://www.last.fm/music/Conemelt/PT026

the late great, Saturday, 5 October 2013 20:07 (10 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

jam city album is really good.

brimstead, Sunday, 22 December 2013 10:54 (8 months ago) Permalink

classical curves i mean

brimstead, Sunday, 22 December 2013 10:54 (8 months ago) Permalink

Classical Curves is so weird but so good. Also really enjoying the new Egyptrixx album, feels a lot more intimate than I would expect from Night Slugs.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 22 December 2013 20:51 (8 months ago) Permalink

i haven't really figured it out yet

the late great, Sunday, 22 December 2013 20:52 (8 months ago) Permalink

I'm still trying to absorb it too. So far it strikes me as much more of a straight up techno direction compared to the last one.

Ornate Coleman (Moodles), Monday, 23 December 2013 02:06 (7 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

their re-release of "icy lake" is the first NS/FTM release i've really loved in years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pvlOYrC0wA

lex pretend, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:58 (3 months ago) Permalink

otoh their manifesto just confirms how much our aesthetics have diverged. couldn't be less interested in club music without melody or emotive artefacts

lex pretend, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:58 (3 months ago) Permalink

I kind of respect that manifesto and admire their attempt at aesthetic purity, but yeah, really not sure if it'll create stuff that's interesting to listen to.

I only really know NS through the twitter crew - do they all make Jersey House stuff now or is that just Deamonds?

online hardman, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 13:15 (3 months ago) Permalink


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