Monday, January 31, 2011
The late 1960s experimental group, White Noise, helped typify the start of electronic music. The band was made up of electronic pioneers; Delia Derbyshire, David Vorhaus, Brian Hodgson, and Mark Jenkins. They all worked closely and were well-known due to their relation to the famous BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Through the Unit Delta Plus, an organization that was intended to use, create and promote electronic music, Delia helped set up the Kaleidophon studio in London, which was later where the band produced their debut album, An Electric Storm. It is considered to be the most valuable and influential record in the development of electronic music, showcasing sounds that are hard to believe to be created during that time. Below are three of my favorites off the album, which you can DL at its entirety HERE.
White Noise - Love Without Sound
White Noise - My Game of Loving
White Noise - Firebird
Bonus :: Here's some stuff the mother of electronic music, Delia Derbyshire did for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop...
Delia Derbyshire - Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO
Delia Derbyshire - Mattachin
Jeans Wilder released an awesome 10 track LP last year entitled, Nice Trash. His chillwave lo-fied down-tempo notes are superlatively aligned and are perfectly fitting for this time of year.
Jeans Wilder - In My Dreams
Bonus :: Also off the album...
Jean Wilder - Sparkler
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Oni Ayhun, aka The Knife's Olof Dreijer has been doing a secrect side techno project for about the past two years. With his fourth and lastest release, OAR004, on his own record label, Oni Ayhun Records; his secretiveness is slowly being chipped away at with growing fans of his captivating live shows and not to mention is relation with, of course, The Knife. Oni gives the listeners not only something beautiful to listen to but also gives his meaning behind each of his records, for OAR004 he explains, "This music works by releasing carbon dioxide gas into a batter through an acid-base reaction, causing bubbles in the wet mixture to expand and thus leavening the mixture..." Now when listening to the record and keeping in mind the description, the music becomes so very alive and uncontrollably mind-bending. Below is the A & B side of the record...but you can also purchase HERE on vinyl along with his later releases.
Oni Ayhun - OAR004-A
Oni Ayhun - OAR004-B
Bonus :: Here's the B side of his OAR003 release...
Oni Ayhun - OAR003-B
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Hercules and Love Affair put the D in dance in their new album, Blue Songs. The alluring 11 track album encompasses housey textures and up beat melodies, intertwined with stupefying lyrics that fabricate a fresh originality to each song. Definitely liking the route the group took with this release, so soulful, so absorbing, and so very on point. 'I Can't Wait', track 8 off the album takes funky house basslines and unpitched vocals creating something fairly similar to that of Miss Kittin's work. Have a listen... and be sure to support this album when it comes out, Jan. 31.
Herucles & Love Affair - I Can't Wait
Purity Ring released this track earlier month and it climbs up to be one of my favorites of 2011 already. 'Ungirthed' has a post-wobble pop sound that is just so very refreshing and so fitting for 2011. The almsot 3 minute song will surely brighten up any day.
Purity Ring - Ungirthed
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Twin Shadow reworks Oh Land's, 'White Nights'. Four minutes of pure greatness, it really is.
Oh Land - White Nights (Twin Shadow Remix)
Catch Oh Land at The Troubadour, in LA. Feb. 1, 2011. 10$
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Montreal band, Braids, releases their momentous new album, Native Speaker. It truly is a joy to hear bands like this channeling their talent into avenues that create such new sounds and unique forms of music. This album perfectly shows how far this deep embedded neo-psychadelic pop genre can really go. Here's a couple of favorites off the album...
Braids - Lemonade
Braids - Glass Deers
Bristols city's finest house producer, Julio Bashmore, recently released his electrifying EP, Everyone Needs A Theme Tune, on the brand new, PMR record label. Bashmore does house, but in a modified matter, bringing the genre to new frontiers. The EP encompasses 808 basslines that pulsate throughout, with sticking melodies that are feel good to the mind, body, and soul. 'The Horn That Time Forgot' is a very gritty and funky house jam, that I can't seem to get enough of. Listen for yourself...
Julio Bashmore - The Horn That Time Forgot
Bonus :: Here's another banger off the EP...
Julio Bashmore - Ask Yourself
Monday, January 24, 2011
Mndsgn drops a down-tempo funked out compilation, StatikMumblin, made up of reworks he did of Tokimonsta, Dam Funk, Thom Yorke, Take, Quelle, and Elan. The collection of tracks are available at his bandcamp; show support and name a price for the album or cop it for free.
Mndsgn - BreathRite
Bonus :: Check out Mndsgn's resident mix he recently did for Klipmode's klipkast # 11...
Klipmode - klipkast # 11 Mndsgn residentmix
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Chillout house, synth-pop, eclectic experimentlists, Teengirl Fantasy, are a duo that can easily be overlooked. With their 2009 release, CD-R, it absolutely shows how raw and original their realm of music is. When actually listened closely, the more acceptable their aesthetic and eccentric sound becomes. Check out their playful DOMAIN. Below are some of my favorites off the album...
Teengirl Fantasy - Azz Klapz
Teengirl Fantasy - Hoop Dreams
Teengirl Fantasy - Dubjam (Tuff mix)
Another great track by the two...
Friday, January 21, 2011
The wonderful beat woman, Tokimonsta, reworks Andreya Triana's, 'Far Closer'. The track starts off in simple, subtle synth rifts and vocals, which slowly blossoms into a beatific groove. Sending nothing but good vibes and good sounds to your ears.
Andreya Triana - Far Closer (Tokimonsta Remix)
Bonus :: Flying Lotus and Mount Kimbie's remixes of Andreya Triana...
Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong (Flying Lotus Remix)
Andreya Triana - A Town Called Obsolete (Mount Kimbie Remix)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Content // beats, chill-beats, experimental beats, lo-fi step, hip-hop beats, instrumental, pop-beat, world. Enjoy and have a beatific listen!
3:33 - 333EP1
Metawon & The Dirty Sample - Trigger (DS)
Ackryte - LIght
Blank & Kytt - Sun Shy
Teams vs. Star Slinger - Punch Drunk Love
Madlib - Episode X
Onra - The Anthem
Oh No - Pussy
Oh No - Adventure
M.I.A. - Bad Girls
Teebs - teebs_archway (bull shit version)
AL_PD - Dreamgaze
Emay drops his free new EP, Mind Altering Dynamics. The EP contains 8 tracks of chillwave rap infused beats, emitting such a fresh new sound, making him one of my favorite up and coming producers. Download the great EP at its entirety on his SITE. Below is one of my favorites off the release...
Emay - Lonely Night "Starlight"
Previously:: Emay - 'Racist On Purpose'
Monday, January 17, 2011
The Dirty Sample, of Neferiu Records, presents his recently dropped, The Insane Chessboard. The release pays tribute to Ghostface Killah and some of his classic lyrical rhymings. The Dirty Sample intertwines his feel good beats with GFK's ill raps, creating old school vibes for the win. Here's a track off the album, and the whole thing can be downloaded at its entirety HERE.
The Dirty Sample - Holla
Friday, January 14, 2011
LA's, 8bit beatsmith, Groundislava, releases a free EP, in preparation for his debut record to be released on the Friends of Friends label, which drops in April. In the mean time indulge your ears into this free EP...
Groundislava - Book of Tech EP
Bonus :: Here's tracks off the Pop Massacre, Friends of Friends compilation, and his Beat Tape 1 release...
Groundislava - I Bet I Do (Supa Blanco)
Groundislava - Sail Fin
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
US, lo-fi beat experimentalist, Teams and Star Slinger produce a killer self titled EP together, due January 24 on Mexican Summer. The pair of them produce a powerhouse of soulful catchy beats that can be the wind down or get down to any time of the day.
Teams vs. Star Slinger - 86 Carat Gold
Teams vs. Star Slinger - Punch Drunk Love
Previously :: Star Slinger - Rouge Cho Pa EP
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Letherette does their second beatastic guest mix for Andrew Meza's, BTS Radio. So soulful, so great. Click below to download this wonderful mix...
Letherette - Letherette Cassette//BTS Radio
Ramona Brooks - I Dont Want You Back
Dust To Dust - Cloud One
Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman
Donna Summer - (If It) Hurts Just A Little
Thyme - Universal Robot Band
Letherette - Million Gets
Djavan - Nerec
Rene and Angela - I'll Be Good
Letherette - No Point
Chicago - Street Player
Ocho - Se Me Fue La Montuna
Ghost Town DJ's - My Boo
Letherette - I Work In DT
Letherette - Hits
Letherette - Star
Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You
Kenny Dope - I Wanna Know
J Dilla - Don't Say A Word
Letherette - Hornty
Madlib - Dillalade Ride (Contact High)
Black Milk - So Gone
Letherette - Krisstalise
Bonus :: Here's two tracks off Letherette's unofficial release, Fancy Vinyl...
Letherette - Feel Real
Letherette - Check My Head
Previously :: Letherette - Blad
Letherette - Blad
Monday, January 10, 2011
Blackbird Blackbird revises Beach House's, 'I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun', into a 2 minute chilled out euphoria. Muting the vocals and showcasing the beauty in the original scenes of the song, glitching them out to head bopping beats.
Beach House - I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun (Blackbird Blackbird remix)
Beach House - I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun
Canada's, Dirty Beaches, latest/upcoming release Badlands, is staggering. The record encompasses nostalgic rockabilly droning melodies and minimalized bewitched vocals, that easily marks it one of my favorites of 2011. Here's a track off the album...
Dirty Beaches - A Hundred Highways
Friday, January 7, 2011
Recently discovered some old school dubstep that was released back in 2004, on Tempa records, during the time in which, dubstep was barely in the UK underground scene. The Allstar compilation features some of the first dubsteppers and originators in the scene; Digital Mystikz, Loefah, El-B, Geenus, Kode 9, and D1. Below are two deep dub-rooted bangers off the phenomenal record...
Kode 9 - Babylon (Dub Mix)
D1 - Crack Bong
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Project Mooncircle's, Long Arm, drops a single off his upcoming album, The Branches. The song's production is so beautifully done, chopped piano/bass rifts with screwed vocals and jazz melodies humming in the scene of a serene bundle of sounds that produce something just out of this world. DL below on Project Mooncircle's bandcamp.
The beatific virtuoso, Star Slinger, puts out a 6 track EP of goodness on his soundcloud, which is available for free atm. Cop it while you can. Too good to pass up.
Rogue Cho Pa EP by Star Slinger
Previously :: Deerhunter - Helicopter (Star Slinger Remix)
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
UK beatcrafter, Huess, of Inaudible Answer, reworks Caribou's, 'Sun'. He turns it into a down tempo wobbling mantra that heightens senses and lifts you above and beyond the complex beat universe. Showcasing 4 and a half minutes of arresting sounds.
Caribou - Sun (Huess Remix)
Previously :: Huess - 'Broke'
Huess - Broke
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Canadian rapper/beat experimentalist, Emay, has his debut album releasing later this year. I was listening through his releases on bandcamp from last year, and damn, wish I could've heard about him earlier. His beats are super chilled out and his lyrical content works seamlessly with his sound. Great stuff. Here's his latest single...
Bonus :: Here's two tracks off his, Double Lincolns [Single], which you can DL or buy off his bandcamp as well.
Emay - Double Lincolns, "So LIve"
Emay - Iron Pulse "Starboy" [Demo]
Pandit aka Lance Smith, hails from Lumberton, TX bringing his own take on lo-fi/chillwave/pop tones. He released his self titled EP last year in January and recently just released a 17 track demo record last month. The demo is available for download off his last.fm. Below are a couple tracks of his demo record and self titled EP.
Pandit - Open Your Eyes
Pandit - I'm a Gangsta
Pandit - Deepest Mistakes
Pandit - Artichoke
Bonus :: Pandit and Star Slinger produce a down tempo funkadelic knockout...
Star Slinger - Self Love (Ft. Pandit)