The second label release from British label, Construct (OUT DECEMBER 8TH) is from London based producer, Hugo Barritt.

 His bio (courtesy www.residentadvisor.net):

 "Originally born in New Zealand, Hugo Barritt has been living in London for over a decade now embellishing the city as a playground for exploring his musical passions. During his time living in London, Hugo has co-promoted major club nights and played at some of the most influential underground parties the city had to offer.  During the last few years Hugo has spent his time committed to the studio with impressive outcomes, beginning with three releases on Vitalik Recordings; the ´We Love Space´ compilation, the 'Merkaba EP', backed with remixes by Pezzner and Ethyl and the more notably the 'Kontrol EP', getting regular play time warming up the vibe for Circo loco at DC10.

 Recent years have seen Hugo releasing 'You Are' featuring Robert Owens on Murmur Recordings supported with remixes by Efdemin and Tom Demac, his remix of Lana Del Ray's 'Ride' picking up Number 1 in the Buzz Chart and No 6 in the Cool Cuts Chart and his latest release 'Comfort Zone' landing itself on Leftroom's recent compilation, picking up support from Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Laurent Garnier, Laura Jones, Huxley, Blond:Ish...

 His next record came as the first release on Italian new-comer label Universal Consequence with Alex Celler on remix duties, and gained early support from the likes of DJ Sneak, Dubfire, Djebali, Osunlade, Claudio Coccoluto...

 His track, 'Comfort Zone' was picked up by Leftroom for Matt Tolfrey and Ryan Crosson's 'Don't Be Left Out' compilation. The track is featured along side exclusive tracks and remixes from Jay Haze & Ricardo Villalobos, Mr Fingers, Huxley, Luke Solomon, Pezzner, William Kouam Djoko, Gavin Herlihy and Lil Mark among others."

 Special thanks to the Beats in Space podcast for turning me on to this release; check them out at www.beatsinspace.net and on iTunes.

New tracks from Cut Copy

Cut Copy has announced a new track from their upcoming album called "Free Your Mind."  To hear the track, you must go to one of six locations in the world:


This is how it works:

Step one: travel to one of the six locations.
Step two: open their website on your iPhone or other smart phone.
Step three: your location is determined and verified, and the music for the new Cut Copy track will start playing.

My initial reaction was disappointment.  I want to hear the song right now, as other fans surely do.  The nearest location for me is Detroit (I'm in Brooklyn right now, a 10 hour drive away).

As I think more about how we listen to music in this day and age, perhaps this is a welcome change.  By providing the music in a specific location, Cut Copy creates an experience and a focus for enjoying it, similar to the way that going to see a movie at the theater does for films.  What do you think?

In the meantime, enjoy a different track from their forthcoming album, courtesy their label, Modular: