Lingk’s Latest Techno 6-Track Hits Beatport Today

For Immediate Release:

BEATPORT EXCLUSIVE: A fusion of Detroit techno and bouncy minimal, Lingk’s latest release, “Sparks,” is a 6 track EP that brings in-your-face percussion and deep bass lines to keep the floor moving during the high point of the night. Sparks also features remixes from Pappa Sierra and NightSneak’s Gusto.

Lingk has been producing for a number of years and has put a strong focus on his talents for the past few years. Now he is making a name in the Detroit scene. His unique originality and dedication has made his work stand out. So much so that it caught the attention of the Detroit label, “Label” and New York label “The Seed”.

Lingk has done remixes for The Crystal Method, Erin Barra, and MAC D Productions. He has also done remixes for local favorites such as Dink, Terrance K, & Dantiez Saunderson. Alongside the remixes, Lingk also helped Steve Duda (mau5trap /xfer) with the song “Fish” that was a collaborative effort on ThePublicRecord.com and was released on Beatport. He has also found his way into print when an early song of his “Always Fun” was featured in Future Music Magazine (FM224)

Lingk brings his production skills to the dance floor which enables him to create performances that impress the crowd and has made him highlight of many underground events in the Detroit area. Some may label him a Techno or minimal DJ, others a Tech-house DJ. He considers himself a techno producer who also DJs, his ability to bridge both worlds seamlessly while mixing Techno, Minimal, Tech-House, and Deep house with an energetic performance has caught the ears and eyes of many Detroit production companies. With Strange Love productions, Detroit Rave Scene, & Techno Snob adding him to their official roster.

To listen or purchase Sparks, please follow this link to Beatport.

Jon Hopkins Live at KCRW

If you were glued to a particular football game this past Sunday, you may have missed Jon Hopkins’ live performance at the KCRW broadcast studio. Here’s your chance to play catch-up.

Jon Hopkins is a London-based electronic composer, producer and remixer. He makes powerfully emotive, instrumental music that consistently crosses genres, ranging from solo acoustic piano to explosive, bass-heavy electro. A long-term collaborator of Brian Eno, his career has remained unpredictable, taking in collaborations with Wayne MacGregor, King Creosote and David Holmes; remixes for such varied artists as Wild BeastsNosaj Thing,James YorkstonFour Tet and David Lynch; and film scores for directors including Peter Jackson and Gareth Edwards. –KCRW.com

The 2014 Grammys and Why We Shouldn’t Be Paying Attention (But You Already Knew That)

Believe me. The irony of discussing THE big award show on an underground record label’s blog isn’t lost on me. However, the 2014 Grammys featured a small handful of important electronic music acts (and otherwise) that undoubtedly influenced the biggest names in dance music. Both Nine Inch Nails and Daft Punk received nominations, with the latter winning two statues.

I flipped on the Grammys for the last few minutes solely to watch Nine Inch Nails’ performance with David Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham, and Queens of the Stone Age. I’m a long time fan of Reznor and company, having just reached twenty years of collecting and (somewhat obsessively) analyzing his work. I don’t love everything Queens of the Stone Age puts out, but I’ve certainly shredded a few car stereo speakers to Songs for the Deaf. CBS’s decision to roll ads and credits during the performance was incredibly tacky. You’re supposed to be honoring the music and musicians, not treating them as background music to a fucking Delta Airlines screener. Lou Reed’s passing was barely a blip on the radar.

It’s time to make a promise to ourselves. It’s time to quit watching the Grammys. Period. We demand better. Of course, we’re all watching an awards show that had Taylor Swift nominated for best album.

We should know better.

Labelcast #005: SPLINTrd’s Run to the Night Mix

IMPORTANT NOTE: All LABELCAST episodes have moved over to our thisislabelcast.com domain. You can find newer episodes there, as well as our back catalog of episodes.

This month’s podcast is brought to you by SPLINTrd. SPLINTrd released his first full length album, Staring Out of Windows, back in June.

“Its a mix featuring some dark UK garage vibes, some post dubstep textures, and some moody electronica, plenty of sub bass and atmosphere. Perfect for the headphones on a walk home in the rain, or in the car on a motorway/freeway drive at night.”

  1. Intro: A Dream Within a Dream
  2. Umeone and MyMind – Remedy
  3. Honey T – January
  4. Mr. Black – Meet You In Low Orbit
  5. Phlux – Nym
  6. Orlogin – It’s Gonna Hurt
  7. GhostChant – Under The Light [Future Follower Records]
  8. Lo-Fi Beats – Yeah Like This (Candleface remix) [Deaf By Records]
  9. SPLINTrd – Alone on Parnassus [Label]
  10. Trentemoller – Moan [Poker Flat Recordings]
  11. dBridge & Instra:Mental – Blush Response [Exit Records]
  12. Portishead – Roads (Libations & Oscillations remix)
  13. Martyn – Hear Me [3024]
  14. Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo (Wayvee remix) [Hotflush Recordings]
  15. DPPLGNGRS – Sardo (SPLINTrd remix) [Hottwerk Records]
  16. Tuff Culture – When I Look Back [Future Followers Records]