According to Fact Magazine, DJ/producer King Britt is releasing an EP under his Fhloston Paradigm alias on Hyperdub records on March 26th. When Britt released the first Fhloston Paradigm EP, Fiction Science, in January, 2011 he said the project was dedicated to the “beauty of science fiction soundscapes” and was inspired by films like Blade Runner and Rollerball. You can download the EP below. In case you missed it, Britt and Rucyl recorded a Key Studio Session last November as Saturn Never Sleeps here.
Saturn Never Sleeps
Saturn Never Sleeps is a collaboration between Philly DJ/producer/musician King Britt and multimedia artist Rucyl. The duo released Yesterday’s Machine last year and recorded a Key Studio Session in November. You can listen to and download the entire session here. One of the songs they recorded, “Hearts On Fire” is on our latest digital sampler, Key Studio Sessions Compilation, Volume 3, which you can download below.
The Key Studio Sessions Compilation Volume 3—which you can download for free here—features one exclusive track recorded at the WXPN studios by 18 local acts, including DRGN King, Blayer Point Du Jour, Plow United, Weston, Surgeon, Break It Up, Black Landlord, Crills Wilson, Psychic Teens, The Bad Doctors, Ben Smith, The Tressels, Saturn Never Sleeps, White Birds, Andrew Lipke, Ports Of Call, mewithoutYou, and Young Statues.
Special thanks to all of the bands for coming to our studio, and to John Vettese for recording them. We’d also like to thank volunteer production assistants Zachary Deveraux Fairbrother, Jake “Rabid” Nisenfeld
Jeremy Quattlebaum, Joshua Pannepacker, and Maureen Walsh, as well as photographers Eric Ashleigh, Michael “Kraus Phade” Béon, Kate Bracaglia, Michelle Holshue, Mattias Nilsson, Eric Schuman, and Rachelle Lee Smith for sharing their work.
Click here the download the 18-track compilation in its entirety as a .zip file. Want to hear more? Click here to listen to the full sessions by all 18 local acts; you can also download The Key Studio Sessions Compilation Volume I and Volume 2.
DRGN King, “Holy Ghost”
Blayer Point Du Jour, “Mansion Party”
Plow United, “Martin”
Weston, “Love And Rockets”
Break It Up, “Subterranian”
Black Landlord, “Last Night”
Crills Wilson, “Grifter”
Psychic Teens, “Red”
The Bad Doctors, “Sisyphus And The Gate”
Ben Smith, “Love Potion No. 10″
The Tressels, “Cold Blue Eyes”
Saturn Never Sleeps, “Hearts On Fire”
White Birds, “Floating Hands”
Andrew Lipke, “Sleep Like A Child”
Ports Of Call, Ballinora
mewithoutYou, “Tie Me Up! Untie Me!”
Young Statues , “Athens”
This week, we’ll be taking a look at several WXPN/XPN2 staff members’ Best Of 2011 lists. Today, XPN2′s John Vettese—who records and produces our Key Studio Sessions—tells us his five favorite local albums of the year.
1. The War On Drugs, Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian) Listen to The War On Drugs’ Key Studio Session
2. Creepoid, Horse Heaven (Ian) Listen to Creepoid’s Key Studio Session
3. Zakee, Assimilations(Green Owl)
4. Meg Baird, Seasons On Earth (Drag City)
5. Saturn Never Sleeps, Yesterday’s Machine (self-released) Listen to Saturn Never Sleeps’ Key Studio Session