The week’s best new electronic music, plus an interview with Jacktone Records cofounder and Room 4 Resistance resident Doc Sleep.
These days, the electronic music scene is pretty busy all year round, but May is an especially hectic time, as artists and labels are scrambling to get their records released before the festival season kicks into high gear. Amidst this flurry of new music, Shawn Reynaldo maintains his weekly post, reliably sifting through the latest releases and selecting only the finest offerings to share every Thursday. This week, he’s lined up an exclusive premiere of something off the upcoming Penelope Trappes remix album on Houndstooth. The record is full of star-studded reworks, and we’ll be checking out the contribution from Aasthma and the new collaboration from Peder Mannerfelt and Pär Grindvik. Aside from all the new tunes, we’ll also be joined by rising American producer Doc Sleep, a Berlin-based artist who’s a resident DJ at Room 4 Resistance and also one of the creative forces behind the prolific Jacktone label. Later this month, she’ll be popping up on Dark Entries with a new EP called Crème Fraîche, and here reflects back on San Francisco (her former home base), discusses her new record and talks about how to balance quality with quantity while running a label.