Lindstrøm and Todd Terje are, without a doubt, two of my favorite producers of all time. They happen to come from the same country (Norway,) are currently having great momentum and have recently collaborated on an album that is about to come out next month. Lindstrøm is releasing his second LP in less than a year, following the more personal and experimental Six Cups of Rebel. His new work, Smalhans (entirely mixed by Todd Terje!), is said to have a more dancefloor-oriented approach. We are given two tracks to preview: 'Ęg-gęd-ōsis' and 'Rà-àkõ-st,' the latter featured above. The two talented producers have transported the Euro-disco sound created by Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer in the 70's to the current year like nobody else. According to the album announcement, "Smallhans is Lindstrøm at his very best, perfected by Todd Terje." That couldn't sound better.
Kim Ann Foxman: 'Hypnotic Dance'
New York based producer Kim Ann Foxman has a special place in my heart. Unfortunately, it is not common to see female producers in the dance music world, but Kim represents them brilliantly. After spending years as one of the key members of collective Hercules & Love Affair alongside Andy Butler, Kim recently started a solo career which has proven solid and promising. She often takes over the decks in NYC, at both straight and gay clubs. Her latest release, Return It/Hypnotic Dance, is out now on Needwant Records, a label that has been flawlessly curating some of my favorite music in the past few years. 'Hypnotic Dance' takes over the classic Chicago house style and Kim's vocals are always a pleasure to the ears.
This week's post was written and curated by Tadeu Magalhães.