Monday, February 28, 2011
Bibio is to release his 2nd album entitled, Mind Bokeh, on Warp Records, March 28th. The album explores chimey reverbed textures that are in syncopation with glitched-out and funked out beats that make the mind-churn and kick the ear drums into a euphoric ease. Consistent throughout, each track off the record showcases immediate captivation in its melodies making it very easy to repeat and keep on heavy rotation. Beginning with the utterly alluring track, 'Excuses' and ending with a color-filled sanctum of repeated sounds, 'Saint Christopher', this album surely is the best i've heard from the man, Bibio.
Bibio - Excuses
Bibio - Saint Christopher
Music video :: Bibio - 'Excuses'
Stream :: Snippets of each track off the album...
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
There’s usually a meaning behind songs that we hear whether or not we know the actual intent of a song’s originality. The process of hearing a song, letting it settle in and analyzing it is different amongst everyone and that is what is so fascinating in how we perceive music. To me, these songs represent more than just something that I listen to, they are songs that lie with me on an interpersonal level that reflect emotions that words cannot fulfill.
1) Julianna Barwick - Bob In Your Gait
2) Grouper - Invisible
3) Bat For Lashes - Siren Song
4) Memoryhouse - Untitled
5) The Antlers - Cocoon
6) Bjork - Cocoon
7) Broadcast - Tears In The Typing Pool
8) Broken Social Scene - Her Disappearing Theme
9) Abel Korzeniowski - Becoming George
10) James Blake - Give Me My Month
11) Miles Davis - Blue In Green
12) Sleep Over - La-Rose
13) PJ Harvey - Written On The Forehead
This is a chilled out compilation by sockswithsperrys.
Previously :: DECKast # 4 / 3 /2 / 1
Pandit releases a new album entitled, Eternity Spin. It's lo-fi bedroom pop at it's finest. Here's a track off the album featuring the glorious Star Slinger.
Pandit - We Reach Out (ft. Star Slinger)
Previously :: Pandit Demos // Vol. 1
Bonus :: Star Slinger does an r n b dubbed out rework of James Vincent McMorrow's, 'If I Had a Boat'. DL below...
James Vincent McMorrow - If I Had A Boat (Star Slinger's R 'n' B Thug Mix) by Star Slinger
The awesome Project Mooncircle label, work with beatmaker platfrom Finest Ego, to issue their compilation of New Zealand and Australian beat experimentalists. The Finest Ego showcases a wide variety of artists that hail from Australia/New Zealand, Japan, Europe, and Russia. This compilation is packed with future funk and soul feel good ditties that reveal New Zealand and Australia's artistry in beats. Stream and download compilation for free on Project Mooncircle's bandcamp...
News//Bonus :: Post jazz dubist, Long Arm, releases his album, The Branches, on Project Mooncircle. Stream and purchase the whole album HERE. Below is one of my favorites off the album...
Long Arm - After 4am
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Ned Sasi aka Medicine Hat of Ann Arbor, drops a soulful dance banger on his soundcloud. Its been a 'Long Time Comin' since I heard something that completely made me loose track of time and had me as if I was top of the world; this song did exactly that. Upbeat glitch synth rifts, chopped up Star Slinger sounding samples, and down tempo breaks that add that extra uumph. Listen for yourself...
Medicine Hat - Long Time Comin
Oakland's finest beatsmith, Space Ghost, releases a couple of old and new songs on his bandcamp entitled, FSCK. Download the whole thing for free HERE. Below is one of his spacey and euphorically beatific tracks off the release...
Space Ghost - Tired
Bonus :: Here's a fearsome mix he recently put together...
1. Frederic Chopin - Nocturne No. 21 in C minor
2. Nicolas Jaar - Colomb
3. Hype Williams - The Throning
4. Lukid - Makes
5. ATTN - Yoka
6. Laurel Halo - Metal Confection
7. Gonjasufi - Change (Shlohmo Remix)
8. Take - Horizontal Figuration (Tokimonsta Remix)
9. Teebs - Wind Loop (BearClaw's Cicada Remix)
10. Burial - Wounder
11. Imhotep - Chan
12 AM Mix by Spaceghost
Monday, February 21, 2011
South East London's, 17 yr old, Archy Marshall aka Zoo Kid, is staggering. He uses his awe-inspiring vocals and in a way that is so very soothing to the ears, it resonates sounds of bliss through my speakers. With his psychobilly rhythms and acoustically dub ditties he takes and makes a style of his own. All of his tracks are available to listen on his bandcamp but not download. So I went ahead and put together a compilation of all his stirring bandcamp singles into a zip, dl below...
Zoo Kid // Bandcamp Singles (Right click and save)
Zoo Kid - Baby Blue
Zoo Kid - Greyscale
Zoo Kid - Has This Hit
Zoo Kid - Ocean Bed
Zoo Kid - Out Getting Ribs
Zoo Kid - The Wake
UK's, Ghostpoet recently released his album, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, on Brownswood Recordings. The album showcases rejuvenating sounds that take a futuristic and electronic approach on post blues melodies. Ghostpoet definitely reminds me of a more refined version of Theophilus London, taking things to a whole new platform. Here's a favorite off the album...
Ghostpoet - Us Against Whatever Ever
Saturday, February 19, 2011
This track was released earlier this month and it has just lodged in my music library for some time now un-played. Finally gave it a good listen and I can't stop listening. Matthewdavid and Dog Bite fabricate a lucid lackadaisical bass filled head-bopper. Chimey melodies and reverby vocals, can't go wrong with this one. Instant feel good track.
Matthewdavid - International ft. Dog Bite
Here's a Dog Bite track off the imbalanced SAMPLE BASED LIFE VOL. 1 compilation...
Dog Bite - Gnar Bar
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Caribou mixes in for the most recent issue of the Resident Advisor podcast. Too good for words. Really, have a listen.
Caribou - RA.246 (Right click and save)
Barnt - What Is A Number, That A Man May Know It?
Daphni - Yes, I Know
The Jellies - Jive Baby On A Saturday Night
Hounds of Hate - Purple Stuff
Daphni - Deep Blue
Colored Mushroom & The Medicine Rocks - The Route To The Medicine Rocks
Daphni - Buck Dance
Harmonious Thelonious - Verwobene Muziek
Harmonious Thelonious - Mokambo
Bakey Ustl - A Tender Place
Daphni - Scratch
DJ Elmoe - Whea Yo Ghost At, Whea Yo Dead Man
Daphni - Ye Ye
Kingdom - Fogs
Lone - Angel Brain
Ricardo Villalobos - Peculiar
Charanjit Singh - Raga Malkauns
DJ Clap Pina - Unakunukulpan
Thomas Mapfumo - Shumba (Daphni Edit)
Edward Larry Gordon - All Pervading
Previously :: Caribou x Huess
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Assembled of some of Germany's finest electronic technicians, Cologne Tape, released their debut mini LP, Render, in summer of 2010. The group is composed of Axel Willner (The Field), Jorg Burger, Jens-Uwe Beyer (Popnoname), Battles' drummer John Stanier, and several other Germany based artists. The collective builds layer upon layer of still engrossing airy textures to curate a head-bopping 9 and a half minute track of pure pleasure.
Cologne Tape - Render 4
Stream it ::
Prior to Merriweather Post Pavillion’s release in 2009, the Animal Collective members had there own separate opinion of which song they wanted to conclude the album with. The debate was whether or not they wanted to end with a bang or a traditional closure. With them finally agreeing to end the album with a bang, it was concluded that Merriweather Post Paviliion was to reach the finish line with the in-your-face, confounded “Brother Sport.” Much like Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavillion, Grizzly Bear’s closure,“Colorado,” also ends with a boom. “Colorado” departs the listeners with an ominous sound that gradually transcends into a vociferous tune that inconspicuously diminishes into nothing more than a bass riff that leaves you hanging, confused and wanting more. To me, “Colorado” is the spotlight of Yellow House that portrays Ed Droste’s haunting voice, Chris Bear’s jazzy sway, Daniel Rossen’s clamorous guitar strikes, and Chris Taylor’s essential use of woodwind instruments. The song just doesn’t end with a bang, but leaves you with one question: Who the hell are these guys?
Grizzly Bear - Colorado
Monday, February 14, 2011
Minneapolis', Young Henry, released his album, Octagon, earlier this year on Zoom Lens. The synths are in high key, the lo-fi is heavy, and the Korean/Japanese vocals are on point. The album experiments unruly beats with droney bass frequencies that dive into a sanctum of euphoric Korean & Janpanese pop; it really is an extraordinary production. Download and support the album for free on his bandcamp.
Young Henry - Octagon
Young Henry - Infinity Girls
Previously :: Young Henry - U/N
Beat based last.fm group, Mad-Hop, drops their valentine's day compilation entitled, C4L. The 12 track compilation is filled with lackadaisical loving beats that are perfect for this tender day. Below are a couple of tracks off it, but DL the whole thing HERE.
cy6erSlut - Luv
Handbook - Nice and Slow
Bonus :: Mad-Hop also released their first VA compilation featuring beatsmiths of Polish U Know Me Records, Russian Gimme 5, Belgrade based Svetlana Industries. Click on the image below to download off their bandcamp.
Friday, February 11, 2011
The underrated, 1990, was generous enough to curate a toneful mixtape for DECKast #4, featuring his current listens. Moses' (aka 1990) track selection is really on point; it comprises a fluctuation of genres that seemingly helped influence and produce the founding basis of his music. The 10 track compilation showcases heavy glitch-hopped textures and hazed out beats from Brothertiger, Paul White, and Heralds of Change; just to name a few. Next level chillwave material. Indulge yourself...
DECKast #4 x 1990
1990 - SXGA+
1990 - Of Sirka Color
1990 - Even Our Own
Paul White - Pride
Mike Slott - Soul Investigators
Toro Y Moi - Minors
Blackbird Blackbird - Pure
Brothertiger - Lovers
Mathemagic - Breaststroke
Heralds of Change - Asswank
Also :: Check out 1990's latest release, Mixtape Edit Vol. 1, on his bandcamp.
- 1990 - Mixtape Edit Vol. 1
- DECKast #3 / 2 / 1
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Classical instrumentalists, Quiet Village released their utterly moving album, Silent Movie, back in 2008. Since then it has become an absolute favorite of mine. The album showcases classic serene textures and stirring melodies that dip you in a daydream of mountain landscapes and meditative forests, making it perfect to listen to at anytime of day. With echoed reverby tones and psychedelic drum rifts, this 'silent moive' is definitely something worth being heard. Below are a couple of my favorites off the album, which is available for download in full length HERE.
Quiet Village - Victoria's Secret
Quiet Village - Free Rider
Quiet VIllage - Too High To Move
Classical dream-wave producer, Ghibli, releases a new track on his bandcamp. The almost 3 mintute track screams with reverb, repetition, and stimulating resonance.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tyler the Creator reworks Lykke Li's new single, 'I Follow You' into a swampy beat haven...
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (Tyler The Creator Mix)
Com Truise released his EP, Cyanide Sisters, last year but recently did a reissue of the EP with 4 bonus tracks. Here's one of the synth-steppin' bouns tracks...
Com Truise - Innerfacer
Bonus :: RxRy's rework of Com Truise's, 'Sundripped'...
Eat Suun (Com Truise Rmx) by RxRy
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
In recent news, the Brooklyn experimental band, TV on the Radio, announced an end to their hiatus and revealed that they will be releasing their new album, Nine Types of Light, in May. With groovy guitar riffs, elaborate drumming, cacophonous trumpets blustering through the end of the song and Malone’s diverse range of vocals, “Crying” embodies intricate instrumentation that collectively harmonize without having one instrument overwhelm another.
TV on the Radio - Crying
Jaimie xx reworks Gil Scott-Heron's recently released album, I'm New here into a eclectic masterpiece entitled, We're New Here. Such an unexpected duo to do something but it definitely worked. The album is full of future bass melodies intertwined into the broken vocals of Gil Scott, creating a haven of pure and great sounds. Don't sleep on this one, it's really great.
Gil Scott-Heron & Jaimie xx - NY is Killing Me
Monday, February 7, 2011
Salva's debut album, Complex Housing, is out tomorrow on the Friends of Friends label. This album is packed with overwhelmingly stupefying beats with each track just throbbing with bass and funky textures, that leave no room for complaints. It really is a compilation of next level and first-rate beats that just further expand and broaden the capabilities of how far this genre of music can really go. The album also contains remixes done by B.Bravo, MachineDrum, and My Dry Wet Mess. Pre-order it and show support here. Here's a favorite off the album...
Salva - 40 Karats ft. Zackey Force Funk
Stream the whole album below...
Salva: Complex Housing by factmag
Amen Ra of the LHF Collective, recently did a split EP with Double Helix, entitled, EP2: The Line Path, on Keysound Recordings. The EP explores dark rhythmical textures and showcases the pure joy of the post-dubstep genre. Amen Ra's track, 'Candy Rain', on the EP, has a definite west coast L.A. vibe to it. The track is layered with down-tempo, head bopping, wobbly, and dubby beats; creating a sensational rhythm that puts the mind at ease.
Amen Ra - Candy Rain
Sunday, February 6, 2011
PEPEPIANO recently drops his debut self titled album, PEPEPIANO. His bedroom pop vibe is what really makes his sound so stimulating and likable. The album reminds of something along the lines of Dan Deacon and Animal Collective, really layered and loud chaotic sounds yet holding a consistent audible melody throughout. Here's one of my favorites off the album...which can be downloaded in it's fullest form for free on his bandcamp.
PEPEPIANO - Bruce Springsteen
Bonus :: PEPEPIANO's rework of Teen Daze's track, 'Together'...
Previous post :: Teen Daze - 'Together'
This past week, I did a lot of listening from bands in the past. Not so much of when I was in high school, but what I mainly listened to in my Freshmen and Sophomore year of college.
Throwback Tuesdays will be generally focused on songs from the past and will most likely be songs that you've already heard before as well. Thanks for tuning in and I will begin my weekly posts on Tuesday. See you then.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Brooklyn's illest indian rhymers, Das Racist, drop a new track entitled, 'Swate'. The track loops a crackling post-bollywood phantom beat that speaks volumes when combined with the rhymes of the awesome Himanshu and Ashok. Download both their stirring mixtapes that got them big on their site.
Das Racist - Swate ft. Lakutis
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Recently got word of this awesome upcoming glitch-beatsmith, 1990, who based out in the lovely San Jose, CA. He infuses glitchy Hudson Mohwake influnced sounds with enterprising original beats, forcing you to bop your head and close your eyes. Download the mixtape at its entirety on his bandcamp.
Teen Daze, released a digital 7" at the beginning of this month. The 7" features the dilla-esque track, 'Together', on its A side and the down-tempo disco jam, 'Something', on its B side. Here's the awesome A side...both tracks can be downloaded at the Cultus Vibes bandcamp.
Teen Daze - Together
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
L.A's premier beat artist, Madlib, released a bonus vinyl, Beat Konducta Around The World. This comes as an addition to his most recent album, Madlib Medicine Show #11. One of the tracks from the album is up for free download on the Stones Throw site.
L.A. California(U.S.) - Madlib
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Niclolas Jaar has been making electronic sounds since the age of 14, with a few EPs and remixes released, he is finally to release his debut album, Space Is Only Noise, on Circus Company. This album is truly a masterpiece of subtle yet complex electronic rhythms and melodies. They undertake a lengthy subdued mysteriousness that stays consist throughout each track of the album; creating a perplexing attraction towards his expressive sounds. So organic and raw, letting the listener absorb all that is being showcased. It really is an astonishing album. Be sure to look out and show it support when it is released Feb. 14, 2011. In the meantime here's a tease...
Nicolas Jaar - I Got A Woman
Nicolas Jaar - Specters Of The Future
Some of his previous works...
Nicolas Jaar Discography by Clown and Sunset