Archive for February, 2012

Ah… February

In honor of Black History Month closing, we thought it would be nice to should show you how electronic dance music used to get down. First techno record “Sharevari” by A Number of Names, is a classic.  This ish was techno before the word was uttered and you can see the reaction it created. Stay tuned for Plant Music coverage of Movement 2012.

Clubfeet – BrightLightsBigCity

The past year has seen the Melbourne / Cape Town five-piece receive huge international acclaim from Pitchfork, The Guardian, Spin, Dazed, Filter, Discobelle and the like, regularly chart on Hype Machine / We Are Hunted / Elbows, debut their live show at CMJ (where they landed in Paste’s ‘10 Great Bands from CMJ’ list) and have two singles on high rotation in their quasi-homeland of Australia.

BrightLightsBigCity concludes the six-chapter video project on its most vibrant, celebratory note yet. Director Alex Goddard hand-painted the processed 8mm frame by frame in an extremely exhausting process that has definitely paid in spades. It features subtle nods to each of the previous clips, including a welcome return from superbabe Tiah Eckhardt (Count Your Lovers). There are accompanying remixes by The Whip, Jetlag (feat. Andy Rourke of The Smiths), Mercury (Exploited) and All Dom Wrong (Plant Music’s founder). Dubs for The Whip and All Dom Wrong mixes are also included.

While co-curating the Gold on Gold video project, Clubfeet have been working on material for their upcoming EP (due out mid-year), which will feature their first originals in close to two years.

Get it on Itunes

Richard Richard “Toro” out now

Plant family Richard Richard makes his first 2012 appearance with a new single, Toro. Listening to this track, one hears deep cool pads, a straight-forward grooving bassline, and an infectious melodic hook, reminiscent of early Chicago house and Detroit techno. This all falls in line with Richard’s clear cut thinking in repurposing classic sounds that were developed close to where he grew up.

Get it on Beatport exclusive.

Toro receives a number of fantastic remixes including:

Whatever/Whatever (Justin Strauss & Bryan Mette)
Wool (The Glass)
Marcos Cabral (Runaway/On The Prowl)
Populette (Throne of Blood)
Asher Diamonds
Kid Color

Where there’s a Wool there’s a way.

We are very pleased to be releasing Wool’s new EP “The Good In You” in March. Formerly known as DJ Wool (aka Glen Brady) and currently based in Marin County, California, Mr. Brady is actually the first artist we ever released on Plant Music way back in 1997. His new EP contains three splendid slow house tunes who get remixed by LA’s Sabo, LA’s Pools (aka Mike B.) and UK’s HeavyFeet. To celebrate this upcoming release Glen did a great chillout (yes it’s been long enough been long enough, we can now use that term again) mix for Neoteric’s “White Light” DJ mix series. Look out for a lot more from Wool including his remix of Richard Richard dropping on February 14 and a US tour in April. Download the mix Here. And check out Wool’s Soundcloud Here.