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Airbird – “Free Mind”

Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin’s solo project Airbird has an EP on the way called Romance Layers, a title that has some bearing on his approach to new single “Free Mind”: FADER points out that Airbird used legitimix to secure cheap rights to sample Mariah Carey’s vocal from “Prisoner,” and the legitimix page state… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 18, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Download Oneohtrix Point Never’s Mixtape For Modular

In the 86th installment of Modular’s artist-curated mixtape series, called Modcasts (clever girl), the Aussie label turned over the reins to Daniel Lopatin — the out-sounds regenerator and vintage synth + electronics producer behind Oneohtrix Point Never, and one half of the outfit formerly known as Games, Ford & Lopatin. The resulting mix runs just… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 5, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Download Blonde Redhead Remix EP Feat. Gayngs, Games, SALEM, Pantha Du Prince

4AD’s put together a six-song Blonde Redhead Penny Sparkle remix EP featuring the folks mentioned above along with Becoming Real and Kastellet. You can download it using the player below:… More »

By: brandon / July 12, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Games – “Strawberry Skies” (Feat. Laurel Halo) Video, Hudson Mohawke Remix

Director Josef Kraska knows his 120 Minutes. His video for “Strawberry Skies,” Games’ Laurel Halo-guesting That We Can Play track, burrows into the ’80s at 3AM — a space Daniel Lopatin and Joel Ford inhabit regularly, at least in spirit — fixates on the song’s “call me up” line,” and stays there until you ca… More »

By: brandon / December 14, 2010 - 11:58 am

Games Remix Blonde Redhead, Need New Name

Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never and Tigercity’s Joel Ford are still called Games, for now, though due to a “shwagy situation” the Stereogum40 duo can’t “legally be called Games anymore.” Feel free to call out suggestions, though please note Games Blake has already been suggested and acknowledged and is definitely klavierworking for them. I… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 6, 2010 - 1:01 pm

The First Five Minutes After Death: Various Artists Remember Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson

I woke up early Thursday to a message from Sasha Grey titled “Sleazy Passed.” She’d sent it at 5:30 AM and said, among other things, “Now I know how people felt when MJ died … I think.” A certain strain of listeners and makers, those following paths moving outside of the usual pop cultural histories,… More »

By: brandon / November 29, 2010 - 4:58 pm

Games – “Shadows In Bloom” Video

Oneohtrix Point Never’s Dan Lopatin and Tigercity’s Joel Ford masterfully manipulate a half-remembered take on the dance and radio pop that dominated airwaves when they shared a childhood friendship as Games. The stuff is creamy, dreamy, beat-infectious. They’re one of our favorite “new” projects of 2010, and their That We Can Play EP abides by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 11, 2010 - 9:40 am

CFCF – “It Was Never Meant To Be This Way (Games Remix)”

We’ve posted “Before And After Light,” the opening track from CFCF’s The River EP. Here Brooklyn duo Games remix the collection’s second track, “It Was Never Meant To Be This Way.” If you know anything about Class Of 2010 grads Daniel Lopatin and Joel Ford’s “Everything [has] to be slower and creamier” mantra, you’ll be… More »

By: brandon / October 12, 2010 - 12:04 pm

Games – “Shadows In Bloom”

When we included Games in Stereogum40, we mentioned the Brooklyn duo of Oneohtrix Point Never mastermind Daniel Lopatin and childhood friend Joel Ford of Tigercity were set to release the That We Can Play, an EP filled with their slowed-down R&B-inflected, On The Corner/MIDIfunk/Italo Disco-influenced electro-soul. We posted the chilly “Everything Is Working” with the… More »

By: brandon / September 29, 2010 - 12:26 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2010

With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

By: Stereogum / September 1, 2010 - 1:29 pm