Welcome to the Bleep Weekly Roundup, our guide to the best new releases. Our album of the week is Luke Vibert combining classic rave elements with an early hip hop sound palette on the final instalment of his triptych for Hypercolour. Our EP of the week is the collaborative EP from Lone and KETTAMA delivering damaging contemporary rave tools on their link up for R&S Records.
Elsewhere this week we have the Ghostly Swim 3 compilation on Ghostly International featuring the likes of Bogdan Raczynski, Yak, Gabor Lazar, DJ Python and many more. Jay Glass Dubs finding imperfect forms among the debris of sparked-out synths and forgotten pop samples, AtomTM’s collection of ‘hard code pop’ produced with AI unit x1n, 2 EPs from Caribou with remixes by Floating Points, Four Tet and Morgan Geist and much more. Downloads this week include a new EP from !!! (Chk Chk Chk), a new album from Rival Consoles, stern bassweight from Chunky on 81 and ambient soundscapes from Blessed Are The Hearts That Bend.
Pre-orders include the remastered &&&&& by Arca, two new releases on Mille Plateaux from Thomas Köner and Teruyuki Kurihara as well as 4 reissues from Mort Garson available on exclusive splattered vinyl limited to 250 copies.
Our mix this week is from Carlos Niño ahead of his collaborative album Chicago Waves with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
Album of the Week
Luke Vibert – Luke Vibert Presents: Rave Hop
As you may be able to tell from the title of this record, the third and final installment of Luke Vibert’s new run of Hypercolour LPs finds the prolific producer demonstrating his own ersatz combination of rave and hip-hop sounds. Of course, there has always been plenty of crossover between these two genres, and on Rave Hop Vibert manages to bring both together in a way that is at once respectful and playful.
Single / EP of the Week
Lone, KETTAMA – Lone X KETTAMA
This new collaborative EP from Lone and KETTAMA features a track apiece from each producer as well as seeing the pair link up on opener ‘The Way You Feel’. These two artists working together makes sense - the records which KETTAMA has released since emerging in the late-2010s have exhibited a strong influence of Lone’s contemporary rave style - and the pair bring out the best in each other here on a fiery trio of club takes.