CODE Picks of the Week: Klaxons, Claptone and More
Klaxons, “There Is No Other Time” (Claptone remix) [Akashic]
Claptone reworks this Gorgon City-produced comeback single for the original nu-ravers that harkens to the intergalactic vibes of their early work.
Psychemagik featuring Renegade, “Black Noir Schwarz” [Crosstown Rebels]
The multi-lingual title should indicate some sort of abyss, but instead disco-tech duo Psychemagik offer a darkly sexy stomper that’s more shadowy club than planetary blackhole.
Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont featuring Jamie Lidell, “Feel of Love”
Three ‘80s-loving synth-playing electro buddies make an ‘80s-inspired synth-soaked electro jam so radical it makes you want to grab your hairspray and high tops.
Aaron Snapes, “Silver Screen” [Perfect Driver Music]
A tracky rework of Felix da Housecat’s early ‘00s classic was more necessary than we knew, with pitchy vocal effects and atmospheric distortions, Snapes shows how house influences go techno.
Moon Boots featuring Kyiki, “Don’t Ask Why”
Floating like a weightless astronaut, Kyiki’s voice introduces us to the world of Moon Boots, where a new American sound of synthpop draws from across borders and time.