Crossfade Roulette: Dance to This Sh!t
Toni Tileva | Jun 26, 2013 | 2:11PM |

In this column, I cover songs for you to nod your head to in the EDM scene [electronic dance music, not extra dancey music, for those not in the know].

1. Phaeleh – “Here Comes The Sun” (feat. Soundmouse)

If you have not heard about this fellow from Bristol, you may want to consider what musical rock (or Rolling Stone) you have been living under. Seriously though, Phaeleh (pronounced “Fella”) has been at the forefront of sub sonic bass purveyordom since 2008, literally being eponymous with *good* dubstep since the beginning. His sweeping sonic textures, steeped in dubstep and garage underpinnings, have made him the rightful heir to the Bristol throne and more than deservedly earned him a spot in the same pantheon as fellow Bristolites Massive Attack. Phaeleh’s last two releases “Fallen Light” and “The Cold In You” were the resounding answer to the current good dubstep dearth and the next link in the trip hop chain.

Here Comes The Sun is a track off his highly-anticipated third release, Tides, set to drop on July 1st on Afterglo Records. Oh, and he is coming to DC on September 18th. I will go on record as saying this is definitely the most anticipated edm booking of this year since the Mala show. Do not sleep on this fellow and get your tickets now…that is unless you don’t like good music.
2. Thom Yorke – “Honey Pot”

Atoms For Peace members Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich appeared on LA radio station KCRW to spin some music and promote AFP’s debut album. While they were on the decks, they decided to premiere the unheard Thom Yorke track “Honey Pot,” which was born as a remix of a Radiohead track: “This is a remix of  ‘All I Need’ that turned into a new song that no one’s ever heard and we didn’t know what to do with,” Yorke explained.

3. Kastle – “Been Awhile”

A track from Kastle‘s debut album, Been Awhile illustrates why the San Francisco-based producer calls his music “forward thinking.” This is future bass at its finest. Having finished the first leg of his tour recently, look for Part 2 to bring more of his innovative style to the masses.

4. Ultraista – “You’re Out” (Prefuse 73 Remix)
Ultraista, supergroup comprised of Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and Beck drummer Joey Waronker with vocalist Laura Bettinson, debuted their first album and received such extensive remix treatment from artists such as Four Tet, FaltyDL, Zero 7, and Prefuse 73 that a Ultraista Remixes album is slated for release already.
5. Banks – “In Your Eyes” (Peter Gabriel Cover)
L.A.-based chanteuse Banks is cornering the Cat Power-esque sultry vocals market. A re-vamp of the original, with an emphasis on vamp, it is thoroughly transfixing.
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