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Steve Mizek’s Year In Dance Music 2014

Since we’ve relaxed the pace of publishing, putting together a year-end chart seems more appropriate with 2014 fully in the rear-view mirror and with the benefit of more free time. Think of this untraditional “list” as not late but properly marinated.

Little White Earbuds February Charts 2014

01. Doubt, “Captain Hours” [Mistress Recordings]
02. Shan, “Chord Memories” [Running Back]
03. Todd Osborn, “5thep” [Blueberry Records]
04. Matthew Styles, “Gesospik Console” [Nofitstate]
05. Janis, “Illusion of Choice” [Mirau]
06. Martyn, “Vancouver” (Head High Remix) [3024]
07. Rivet, “Bear Bile Pt. 3” [Kontra-Musik]
08. Leisure Muffin, “In Wearable Hertz” [The Bunker New York]
09. Seixlack, “Tele-Sexo” 40% Foda/Maneirissimo]
10. Oskar Offermann, “4th Dimension” [White]

Martyn, Vancouver (Head High Remix)

Having crossed paths previously in remix form when Martyn remixed Shed’s “Another Wedged Chicken” to great effect, Pawlowitz is perfectly positioned to return the favor under his bone crunching Head High alias on a new single released by 3024

LWE Podcast 174: Martyn

As LWE’s 174th podcast shows, Martyn roams through cuts both heady and floor-filling, both widely-loved and deeply-dug, but always with the steady pulse of 4/4 dance music at its core. As he comes off a year of busy touring, we caught up with Martyn to take a peak inside his record bag, talk about getting back into the studio, and about living in the States.

LWE Reviews MUTEK 2013

After taking time to collect their thoughts, Steve Mizek and Steve Kerr offer their take on MUTEK’s 14th edition in Montreal.

Martyn, Newspeak EP

It’s been more than a year since Martyn’s last proper record, and the Newspeak EP largely continues down the 4/4 trail he’s been traveling for awhile now.

Inga Copeland, Don’t Look Back, That’s Not Where You’re Going

Don’t Look Back, That’s Not Where You’re Going contains three songs from Inga Copeland’s forthcoming debut solo album for Hype Williams’ newly minted World Music label.

LWE’s Top 30 Tracks of 2011 (30-21)

As in past years, LWE’s reviewing staff has devoted a great deal effort combing through the year’s releases to select our top 30 favorite tracks of 2011. Your mileage may vary and many great tracks were left out, but for us these selections defined our 2011 listening experiences.

Martyn, Ghost People

Ghost People finds Martyn trading the wistfulness of his Great Lengths debut for more floor-focused compositions.

Little White Earbuds August Charts 2011

01. Massimiliano Pagliara, “A Wrong Chance” (Tuff City Kids Remix) [Live At Robert Johnson]
02. Recast, “Consensual” [Third Ear Recordings]
03. Archie Pelago, “Rude Panecea” [Slime Recordings]
04. Benjamin Brunn, “I Took Her Out For a 707” [Ashes]
05. El Kid, “112” [Immerse Records]
06. Nebraska, “The Cruives”
[Rush Hour Recordings]
07. Martyn, “Masks” [Brainfeeder]
08. Cavalier, “Uzunyayla (Hallucinatory Narcosis)” [Drumpoet Community]
09. Lukid, “My Teeth In Your Neck” [GLUM]
10. Perseus Traxx, “Misspent Emotions”
[Boe Recordings]

Martyn, Masks/Viper

On the eve of his next full-length, Martyn isn’t currently innovative so much as he’s articulate. But as Masks/Viper, the album’s teaser 12″, reveals, sharper teeth change surprisingly little about this guy’s bite.

Little White Earbuds February Charts 2011

01. Drivetrain, “Lift Me High” [Soiree Records International]
02. The Oliverwho Factory, “Galactic Transit” (Recall Instrumental Mix) [Rush Hour Recordings]
03. Jamie Lloyd, “Cloud Hopping” [Love International]
04. Omar-S, “Here’s Your Trance, Now Dance!”
[FXHE Records]
05. D’Marc Cantu, “Set Free” [M>O>S Recordings]
06. James Blake, “I Never Learnt to Share”
[Atlas Recordings]
07. Steffi, “Mine” [Ostgut Ton]
08. Martyn & Mike Slott, “All Nights”
[All City Records]
09. Norman Nodge, “Convergence” [MDR]
10. Half Hawaii, “Bring Back the Love” [Perlon]

Martyn/Mike Slott, Collabs #1

All City strikes interesting territory with its new “Collabs” series, taking in Dutch bass producer Martyn and Irish weirdo Mike Slott for a surprisingly fluid team effort.

Tiga, Gentle Giant Remixes

While Montreal’s Tiga might not pique your interest by himself, the remixes of his “Gentle Giant” by Martyn, Efdemin, and Mathew Jonson are certain to get your attention.

LWE’s Movement 2010 Review

As May rolls around each year, many dance music fans in America and around the world instinctively reach for their wallets and begin making preparations for Detroit’s annual electronic music festival, Movement.

Martyn, Fabric 50

We all know about the current state of mix CDs. Fabric, however, stands strong in the face of adversity with milestone release number 50. Fabric has cemented its position as one of the mix CD series of all time, not only for its longevity but for containing classics like editions 13 (Michael Mayer), 36 (Ricardo Villalobos) and 39 (Robert Hood), just to name a few. How the London club would celebrate release number 50 was a source of much speculation, and their choice of Martyn was both an inspired and daring one. Shaking up the rigid 4/4 that has defined pretty much every Fabric CD, Martyn’s dubstep sensibilities and love for techno breathe fresh air into a series that has struggled to maintain its cutting edge cachet.

LWE Interviews Martyn

Dutchman Martijn Deykers has made a sizable impression on electronic music over the past two years with a striking run of singles and remixes under the moniker Martyn that helped to shed light on the burgeoning disparities within dubstep. This was crowned by his debut full length album which dropped at the start of 2009; Great Lengths had instant classic stamped all over it and this was reflected by its high placed status in end of year lists and polls. A DJ for many years, his music production career started out with drum & bass releases for Marcus Intalex’s Revole:r label, before side-winding into dubstep after the release of his “Broken/Shadowcasting” 12″ in 2007. Ever exploring new territory, Great Lengths also hinted at an affinity for house and techno, a penchant which is also mirrored in his DJ sets. LWE spoke to Martyn while he was on tour in Canada about his new Fabric mix, the inspiration of environment, and the development of his harder side.

Win 2 Tickets to FABRIC 50: Martyn Launch Party

A club like Fabric doesn’t hit a milestone without putting on a great party, and the occasion of the club’s 50th mix, put together by Martyn, is another classic example. LWE has snagged a copy of the comp and two tickets to the gig, which features Martyn, Pépé Bradock, Kode 9, and Actress in Room […]

LWE’s Top 10 Albums of 2009

It seems once again artists have looked past shriveling album sales and pooh poohed format worries while creating a truly outstanding crop of longplayers. Whether exploring the sinews connecting electronic music and jazz, amalgamating traditional African and house sounds, gearing up a set of club bangers or diving into unknown recesses in listeners’ heads, the 10 albums LWE’s reviewing staff chose represent the best 2009 had to offer.

Various Artists, Tectonic Plates Vol. 2

As I loaded Tectonic Plates Vol. 2 into my playlist, the artists who appeared one by one were a “who’s who” of dubstep producers who have made waves and splashes in the scene this year. Joker’s inclusion immediately caught my attention, and may do so for many people because of his recent Hyperdub debut. Also gracing the tracklist are heavyweights Benga and Skream, as well as a couple of LWE favorites, 2562 and Martyn kicking things off. Rounding out the compilation are then Flying Lotus, Moving Ninja, Peverlelist, Shed, and RSD. Last but not least and the one who facilitated this impressive lineup is Pinch, whose Tectonic label the compilation appears on.