Thursday, March 31, 2011
Lone releases a six track EP on R&S records entitled, Echolations. The EP pushes uplifting and hard hitting up-beat bass bombs that haze over exposed and reverbed down-right boogie synths. Get down on the dancefloor, in the car, the house, the shower, wherever it may be; Matt Cutler has fabricated some next level dance rhythms that are just perfect for any boogie-down. 'Coreshine Voodoo' and 'Exploers', the two bangers that begin Lone's echolations of sounds, are two unprecedented pieces of work that set a new standard of this realm in electronic music. I'd say Mr.Cutler is one of the finest in this growing funky scene or whatever you want to call it. Buy the EP on 12" HERE.
Lone - Coreshine Voodoo
Lone - Explorers
Previously :: Lone - 'Raptured' & Lone // BTS Radio mix
Lone - Raptured
Lone - The Seasons Change (BTS Radio mix)
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tampa, Florida's, beat reworker, Luminary Youth, released his, Weekend Dreams EP, last month through his bandcamp. Originally it was up for free but ran out of downloads, now it can be purchased for $4. The EP encompasses tracks by Cults, Warpaint, and Memoryhouse, all of which have been reworked into euphorically visual ditties that drip a dilla-esque vibe and scream with dormant bass stomps. Really awesome material, he's done. Download some of my personal favorites off it and stream the whole EP below...
Luminary Youth - Stay Outside (Cults Remix)
Luminary Youth - Diamond Skies (Warpaint)
Luminary Youth - Hallucinogenes (Memoryhouse)
Luminary Youth - Timeshift Pt.2
Big K.R.I.T. releases a free new mixtape featuring 25 tracks of authentic feel good hip-hop and rap. Awesome producer, instrumentals and lyrical content are on point. Heavy rotation.
DOWNLOAD :: Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4Eva
Music Video :: Big K.R.I.T. - 'Dreamin'
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Kyle aka Smoke Room (formerly Young Henry), was kind enough to send over a couple tracks that he's recently been working on. 'Knock, Knock,' knocks the ear drums with a fortifying beatific rift of top of the world little house on the prairie melodies and deep low pitched sampled bass vocals; it's an instant banger. 'Beads' drives the reverb up into a soundscaptual layer of glitchy chopped samples subdued underneath korean pop vocals and draining chordal synths. Only 18 years of age, he's going places. Check out his soundcloud for more his sounds.
An assemblage of experimental, chill-hop, and bass infused tones, textures, and melodies. Down-tempo feel goods. Mixed by me. Enjoy.
1. Panda Bear - I'm Not (Phaseone Remix)
2. Matthewdavid - International
3. Balam Acab - See Birds (moon)
4. Jeremiah Jae - Veritcal Pupils
5. Shabazz Palaces - an echo from the hosts that profess infinitum
6. Track off BTS Radio mix - Micachu vs Kwake Bass - Meat Batch
7. Golden Girls - Kinetic (Lone Remix)
8. Coyote Clean Up - Take It Like A Champ
9. Kahn - Like We Used To
10. Burial - Street Halo
11. HOLY OTHER - Touch
Previously :: DECKast # 1 - 6
Monday, March 28, 2011
Toro Y Moi and Cloud Nothings release their split 7" on Carpark Records, tomorrow. Toro Y Moi's side features, 'I Will Talk To You', it weaves repetitiously wavy underwater grooves with funky pitched vocals that create a working melodic unison of disco rhythms. This one can easily be repeated over and over. Possibly better than what he's done with Underneath The Pine; I wish his whole album sounded like this one.
Toro Y Moi - I Will Talk To You
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Animal Collective puts together a 4 track cassette mixtape for Keep Shoe Company. The mixtape contains four unreleased solo tracks from each member of the group; Geologist, Avey Tare, Deakin, and Panda Bear. Avey Tare's, 'Call Home (Buy Grapes)', drives modulating banjo sounding melodies and distorted vocals into something that would only be produced by Avey and only Avey. The rather less known of the band, Deakin, generates a moving track, 'Country Report', sounding as if it were derived from or influenced by Merriweather Post Pavilion; great track. Check out the sneakers they designed for Keep, HERE. Stream and DL the two tracks talked about above and download the whole mixtape below...
Avey Tare - Call Home (Buy Grapes)
Deakin - Country Report
Download :: Animal Collective - Keep Cassette
1. Geologist - Jailhouse
2. Avey Tare - Call Home (Buy Grapes)
3. Deakin - Country Report
4. Panda Bear - The Preakness
Friday, March 25, 2011
The long awaited release has finally cut through my itunes and infiltrated my ears; Burial's, Street Halo EP. The 3 track dubby garage 2-stepper lifts the mind body and soul into a groundbreaking state of subbed out bass and relentlessly teasing rhythmical patterns. The rather dusky track of the three, 'NYC', swifts and dips into a shoreline of gut wrenching frequencies and room to think textures. Perfect for those sleepless nights and long car rides home. Purchase the EP on 12" HERE. DL 'NYC' and stream the other two radio ripped tracks below...
Burial - NYC
Burial - Stolen Dog
Burial - Street Halo
Previously :: Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke - Ego // Mirror
Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke - Ego
Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke - Mirror
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Uk's upcoming producer, Shankles, makes his debut, with a glorifying EP entitled, Gully Foil, on Jus Like Music records. The ethereal 7 track production is up for free through his bandcamp and not only that, preeminent beatmaker, S.Maharba aided in fabricating the whole thing. It's oh so great. DL and stream at it's entirety below...
Previously :: S.Maharba - S/T // She
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
London electronic garage duo, Drugg, released their, Shackled EP, about a month ago on the Less Music label. The EP encompasses a certain noisy ambiance throughout making it fairly difficult to listen and enjoy it right off the bat, but once you hit play a couple of times the beauty of their sound surely to be heard. 'In These Found Times' streams waves of overpowering droney textures that seem to be strangling the eloquent lyrics being sung, but it plays out in some divine composition of multi-layerd electronic sounds that correlate in a happy medium. Buy it on 12" HERE. DL the track talked about above and stream the rest of the EP below...
Drugg - In These Found TImes
Drugg - Shackled EP (Public) by This Is Music
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Psychadelic lo-poppin expermentlist, Jeremiah Jae, gives us his, Rappayamantra EP, on the unprecedented Brainfeeder label. '$easons', sails on a structurally wavy feel good broken-melody that is oh so soothing and unforgettable. Each verse of his rhyming appends another dimension into the dream-like track. 'Raw Tape$' is a short funky ass swagged out beach bum psychobilly freakout combustion of sounds; it's a fun one. Purchase the EP HERE.
Jeremiah Jae - $easons
Jeremiah Jae - Raw Tape$
Jeremiah Jae - Raw Tape$ from Ounce. Films on Vimeo.
London producer, Om Unit, releases his EP, The Timps, on Civil Music. Buy the 12" or digital download HERE. 'The Timps' reeks with a drabby escalating bassline that pulsates through something that of an explorative space venture. While, SF's, Salva, reworks 'Prawn Cocktail' on the EP, into a funkafied jaw-dropping and booty bouncing banger.
Om Unit - The Timps
Om Unit - Prawn Cocktail (Salva Remix)
Previously :: Album // Salva - Complex Housing
Monday, March 21, 2011
I've been meaning to blog about this one for quite sometime now. Earlier this month UK's, Actress, delivered a rendering 2 piece 12", featuring 'Harrier ATTK' and 'Gershwin'. Buy the out of stock record HERE when it's back in stock. 'Harrier ATTK' streams utterly experimental lo-fi bass infused with a dub-gazing groove thats repetitiously minimal and simplistically beautiful. So pure, and so damn raw.
Actress - Harrier ATTK
Previously // Bonus :: 'Harrier ATTK' on Mind Drips Vol. 1
Here's a one of my favorites off his older album, Hazyville...
Actress - Crushed
Sunday, March 20, 2011
17 yr old producer from Bavaria, Light Leak, rallies up a bedroom popping, lo-fi lounging EP for FREE through his bandcamp. 'Lebenslust', the track ending the 4 piece spacey recording, serves up minimalistic synth echoing alongside ping-pong dropping off beat rhythms which eventually layers into a night-larking banger for the dance-floor. DL below...
Light Leak - Lebenslust
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Four Tet and Daphni (Caribou's new alias) put together a split 12" on Kieran Hebden's, Text Label. 'Pinnacles' delivers steady rhythmical basslines and sophisticatedly grooveful sub layers of polyphonic jazz ditties that lurk into haven of fluid harmonies. On the flip side Daphni's, 'Ye Ye', dips into cerebral soundscapes of subtly droney spaced out synths that trigger percussive mind-embracing textures, creating a force field of aligned and syncopated get down vibes. Grab the 12" here when it's back in stock.
Four Tet - Pinnacles
Daphni - Ye Ye
Bonus :: Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke's highly talked about 12" (which you can grab HERE when it's back in stock) 'Ego' // 'Mirror'...
Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke - Ego
Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke - Mirror
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Our friend, Young Henry has informed us that he has recently started up a new side project under the name, Smoke Room. Euphorically infused mantras with lackadaisical bass hitting beats. Ah, next level sounds. Stream the two tracks uploaded on his soundcloud.
Wet. Moaning. Summer Nights. by Smoke Room
Previously :: DECKast #6 x Young Henry
DECKast #6 - Young Henry Mix
I had the pleasure of seeing the wonderful Dibia$e at L.A.'s finest, Low End Theory last night. His modesty and humbleness definitely shines through his utterly feel good bass bopping nu-soul beats. He single handedly was one of the first to start up in the L.A. beat scene, just as MC Nocando said last night before Mr. Dibiase began his awe-inspiring set. Dibia$e has recently served up his latest collection of beats entitled, Sound Palace. Easy listening swinging and soulful beats, blaps, and booms. Purchase the alluring 14 track masterpiece by emailing directly to him, firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's two beautifully harmonious bangers off his latest...
Dibia$e - Fly Me 2 The Moon
Dibia$e - Genie In The Sky
Bonus :: Here's a mix he did for Andrew Meza's BTS Radio almost exaclty a year ago...
Dibia$e // BTS Radio - Return Of The Sludge Mix
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Toronto producer, The Weeknd, has had this track, 'What You Need', floating around the web for quite some time now. I know I'm late on this but...this track is beyond what I had expected. So passionate, so fluid, and so damn effortless. It's divinely simple and seamless.
The Weeknd - What You Need
The Weeknd - What You Need (Jacques Greene Refix)
Bonus :: Here's his newest track 'Wicked Games' as well as one of his older tracks...
The Weeknd - Wicked Games
The Weeknd - The Morning
Update :: The Weeknd releases a full length...Click on the image below to download.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Formally known as Joy Orbison, Joy O, conducts a bass-thumping 12" for Hotflush Recordings. It features two bangers 'Wade In' and 'Jels', which you can purchase HERE. 'Wade In' screams with thumping bass and jungle cowbell rhythms, meeting at a balanced pupil-dilating medium. It's future bass for the dancefloor.
Joy O - Wade In
Previously :: Joy Orbison [DLDRUMS 002] - 'BB'
Joy Orbison - BB
Chill-hopper duo, Hype Williams, released their album, One Nation, earlier this week on Hippos In Tanks. Lo-fi chill-hoppin beats and droned out electrifying synths. The album sets subsequent and accredited labels on this unprecedented sound of what we have started to call 'chillwave' or 'bedroom pop'. Their sound reminds me of something along the lines of Com Truise and Matthewdavid; down-tempo off beat rifts and wavy synthlines, that seems to be quite the trend in 2011. There's definitely a new movement in sound developing and it's become fairly persistent on these exemplifying tones. Each track has it's own subtle beauty that seeps through their rhythmical and textural soundscapes, coming to fruition with each listen. Purchase the album on 12" HERE.
Hype Williams - Your Girl Smells Chung When She Wears Dior
Hype Williams - Warlord
Monday, March 14, 2011
Galapagoose releases a free EP entitled, Parquet. Spring is almost here, days are getting longer, birds are chirping, and trees blowing. 5 tracks of delightful melodies and day-dreaming head bopping. Here's one of my favorites off the EP and DL the whole thing down below...
Galapagoose - too many
Kode9's track, 'Time Portal Dub' has been floating around in mixes, dj sets, and compilations for quite some time now, without an official release. But the exalted genre changing banger is finally out on Hyperdub. This is real dubstep, right from the roots, listen.
Kode9 - Time Portal Dub
Kode9 - Time Portal (Feat Cha Cha)
Previously :: Burial & Kode 9 mix for Mary Anne Hobbs
Burial x Kode9 mix BBC Radio1 experimental - Mary Anne Hobbs
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Emerging UK based producer, Sam Howard aka Halls, recently released his latest single, Solace. His post-dub Burial vibe is seamlessly heard through the spacey ambience that blankets the tones of this track. Perfectly tuned and hauntingly robust vocals, intertwined with off beat syncopations. This guys sound is truly moving and full of thrill.
Halls - Solace
Halls - Colossus
Halls - Solace from Two Tap on Vimeo.
Bonus :: Here's two utterly beautiful tracks off Halls' self -titled EP, released last year, which you can purchase on his bandcamp.
Halls - Cave Days
Halls - Kaleidoscope
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The overlooked, Young Henry, of the Zoom Lens collective, was kind enough to make a remarkably deviant 30min mix for this issue of the DECKast. Rise your head, open your ears, and indulge yourself. Here's his blurb about the mix...
1. Young Henry - Infinity Girls
2. 河合その子 (Kawai Sonoko) - 悲しみのトリスターナ
3. TOKiMONSTA - Waiting For The Break Of Dawn
4. Nora+Doi Itsuqi - Neoto
5. Shing02 - Lift the Fog Up (Eccy Remix)
6. 2NE1 - 박수 쳐 (Clap Your Hands)
7. Nujabes - Luv (sic) pt.2 (Feat. Shing02)
8. 소녀시대 - Gee
9. Raymond Scott - Portofino #1
10. Young Henry - Blue Void (Unreleased)
Previously :: Young Henry - Octagon
Friday, March 11, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I was recently introduced to Los Angeles' perplexing beat experimentalist, Jay Curry. He has remastered some staggering tracks by Four Tet, James Blake, and Animal Collective to name the least and has somehow fabricated them into original beat bangers of his own. On his most up to date beat tape, Π▲Π▲Π▲Π▲, he showcases some official and unofficial extras of first rate easy-listening melodies. Impeccable quality and talent. Listen and enjoy. DL the whole thing for free on his bandcamp along with his other releases.
Jay Curry - Interlusal (Dear Vincent)
James Blake - I'll Stay (Jay Curry Remix)
Bonus :: Off his 2010 release, INSTRU (The Instrumental Composition), here is a beat rework Curry did of Animal Collective's, 'What Would I Want Sky'...
Jay Curry - Lamina
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Don't know too much about this guy, Luns, but he sure does know how to make beats that are warm and sunny. Perfect for day-dreaming and night-gazing and everything in between. Up-beat funked out plunderphonic breaks and melodic loops; it really is instant beatification. DL his one and only release, Subjective Women, for free on his bandcamp.
The very best in his realm, Knxwledge, released his, MANGO ep, today on his bandcamp for free. Can't get enough of this banger, 'Keep˚n', too ill for words. DL the whole ep on his bandcamp below...
Mind Drips // sounds that have the capability to drip your mind into a melancholy, euphoric, and or a unfastened state. My mind drips to these below...
Mind Drips Vol.1 (Right click and save)
1. John Maus - Quantum Leap
2. Com Truise - Innerfacer
3. Peaking Lights - Tiger Eyes (Laid Back)
4. Detaniee - Basement Party
5. Bibio - Wake Up!
6. Monster Rally - Champagne / Holiday
7. Long Arm - When Children Sleep
8. Zoo Kid - Has This Hit
9. Moths - Blisters
10. Die Jungen - Drowning
11. Pale Sketcher - Wash It All Away (King Midas Sound Remix)
12. Actress - Harrier ATTK
Previously :: Mixtapes // DECKasts
Monday, March 7, 2011
Egyptrixx recently released his debut full length album, Bible Eyes, on the Night Slugs label. With wonky synth rifts, broken down - tempos, and repetitious ditties throughout, 'Chrysalis Records (ft. Trust)' happens to be my favorite out of the bunch. Close your eyes, tilt your head back, and indulge yourself.
Egyptrixx - Chrysalis Records (ft. Trust)
Friday, March 4, 2011
Odd Future's lone lady, Syd Tha Kyd, is also doing some great things in music. WIth a track she did with some guy named Lux, down below stream//download the easy listening, bass syncopated R'n'B banger, 'Flashlight'...
Syd Tha Kyd & Lux - Flashlight
Bonus :: Gnarlo mashes up Neutral Milk Hotel's, 'The King Of Carrot Flowers' and Tyler, The Creator's, 'AssMilk Ft. Earl'. Too funny.
King of Assmilk Flowers by gnarlo
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Psychedelic-pop experimentlist, Monster Rally, puts up his, Coral LP, for a 'name your price' deal on his bandcamp. Down-tempo day dreaming mantras, psychobilly loops, and swagged out beach melodies. This mind-bending beat tape is surely to brighten up any day or night.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The New York based, disco-House band Hercules & Love Affair throws a mellow, funky spin on the xx's Shelter.
Shelter (XX Cover) by moshi moshi music
Previously :: Hercules & Love Affair - Blue Songs
Beat experimentalist, Pale Sketcher, just recently released his Seventh Heaven EP, on Ghostly International. His post dubbed drone-stepping title track, 'Seventh Heaven', sends blissful soundscapes of lucid bass frequencies that swoon in every ounce of attention from it's listener. At least for me it did. Love this one. Purchase his whole EP HERE.
Pale Sketcher - Seventh Heaven
Toro y Moi reworks Tyler, The Creator's, 'French', into a swamped out, starless, down - tempo banger. Never saw this one coming.
Tyler, The Creator - French (Toro y Moi remix)