FACT magazine's most recent "new singles round-up" has me excited for some upcoming releases on NonPlus and Planet Mu. The first is from Actress, whose second full-length Splazsh was one of my favorite albums of 2010. Actress' Darren Cunningham makes dizzying, futuristic electronic music that repeats itself to hypnotic effect. His "Harrier ATTK / "Gershwin" single sounds equally promising; it appears to be set for release on NonPlus in the near future. Listen to a blend of both songs below.
Actress - "Harrier ATTK" / "Gershwin" (Blend)
Also noteworthy is a new EP from Chrissy Murderbot, a Chicago-based footwork/juke artist who has been a diplomat of sorts in spreading that genre's sound across the globe. "Bussin' Down" is a collaboration with fellow footworker DJ Spinn, while "Braaain" is Murderbot strictly solo. Both songs feature breakneck beats-per-minute pacing and vocal snippets repeated ad nauseum. The Bussin' Down EP also features remixes from Atki2, Rashad & Spinn and Ghosts on Tape. Out April 4 on Planet Mu. More info here.
Chrissy Murderbot & DJ Spinn - Bussin' Down by chrissymurderbot
Chrissy Murderbot - Braaain by chrissymurderbot