Frank N Beats Mix: 005 August 11, 2014
Aaron Frank wrote this from the 38th parallel north of the Internet. As we work our way through the hottest part of the summer, I’ve included some downtempo tracks on this month’s mix to reflect the oppressive humidity we’ve been experiencing here in the South. Starting with back-to-back tracks from the burgeoning LuckyMe camp out […]
Aaron Frank is wearing crushed out velour. This mix is in continuation of a series I started on my old website a few years back. The series was initially designed to share my latest finds in the electronic and hip-hop genres with friends old and new. Three years after moving away from my hometown, I […]
Aaron Frank is so retrograde he only wears Helly Hanson. It’s only been a year since James Blake released his last EP, but in the time since, dubstep has been fully commercialized and we’ve been left to suffer the unavoidable wrath of EDM. So when Blake’s forthcoming album Overgrown was announced yesterday, it was welcome […]
Vote Aaron Frank for Secretary of Agriculture. Around my fifth listen of Jamie xx’s new Four Tet remix, I noticed a Soundcloud comment that almost exactly mirrored my feelings on the track. “Totally incredible. It’s the future,” the comment read. And while the first part might have been bombastic praise, the second part about it […]
Aaron Frank has been hustlin, hustlin. With American dubstep mutating into ever-undesirable forms, it’s satisfying to see the artists on Oakland’s West In Dust label adding their own flare to the recent revivals in house and UK bass. Most of these artists have been making silky, uptempo electronic jams since well before the dubstep craze […]
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Aaron Frank has returned after a few strange weekends writing for the LA Weekly. Throughout its many manifestations, synth-pop has always suffered from similar shortcomings. While readily apparent in the most recent generation of artists, the Achilles’ heel of almost every latest, greatest synth-pop act is their failure to make a human connection through creative […]
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Aaron is still going to be Frank. You can still be Garth. Here at Passion of the Weiss’s Good Time Shamanitorium and Produce Emporium, we’re not shy about showing our respect and admiration for British DJ Mary Anne Hobbs. While her long-running BBC show quickly became a platform for introducing new artists and labels, her […]
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Aaron Frank found this to be slightly too mandarin. Dev Hynes’ initial solo outing as Lightspeed Champion in 2008 was a surprising departure from the dance punk his former outfit, Test Icicles, wielded throughout the UK and Europe in the mid-2000s. Lightspeed Champion was clearly written during the throes of a bitter breakup, and much […]
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Aaron Frank does not pronounce his name Frahnk. Flying Dutchman Martyn recently unleashed his latest single “Masks” on Brainfeeder, a taste of what to expect on his forthcoming full length, Ghost People — slated for release on Oct. 10.  The veteran producer and DJ also recently appeared on Benji B’s BBC radio program to promote […]
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Despite the Walking Dead, Aaron Frank continues to endorse Zombies. Calling Zomby’s new album his best seems slightly inaccurate. By now, it’s clear that every release is more warped and innovative than its predecessor. Oddly enough, it doesn’t feel as if Zomby is “progressing,”  as much as uncovering another place within himself. In years past, […]
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