This edition of BLURRINGradio features a veritable smorgasbord of electronic music (which, contrary to stereotype, is not all post-90s or dance). The mix opens with White Hinterland's Icarus who, in Greek mythology, adorns the wings that his craftsman-father Daedalus constructed out of wax and feathers.
This mix from host DJ DB plays with craft and influence in electronic music, and many of these musicians have taken a cue from their predecessors—some might say even that the music of Kraftwerk informs the minimalist structure and electronic sound of the Four Tet remix of Battles's Tonto, or LCD Soundsystem's You Wanted A Hit. Pop's sound makes its way into many tracks on the list, including I Can't Help Myself by We Are Enfant Terrible, and Tell Me Stories by The Kickdrums. Viper Creek Club use the structure of the pop song when composing many of their songs, including Glow. Plan B give new life to the sound of R&B, and Washed Out’s New Theory, released on the 2009 album Summer, sounds like that sexed-up number from your 80s prom dreams. And is it possible that the Rolling Stones’s song Slave, Arcade Fire’s Modern Man, and even Icarus are Thoreauvian commentary on the electronic condition?
Thanks again to the labels: Dead Oceans, Warp Records, DFA Records, Kickdrums Musik LLC, 679/Atlantic, Beggars Banquet Records, Jagjaguwar, Soft Revolution Records, Morr Music, Factory Records/London Records, Third Man Records, Rolling Stones Records, Vagrant Records, Mexican Summer, Ransom Note, and Merge Records.