Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Bibio recently released his sun-chiming EP, K Is For Kelson, on Warp records. The lsd-grooving 4 track record leaks with summer-esque tones and textures that run around perfectly for this time of year. 'Like A Sundial' droops in and out of an orderly flowing, guitar rifting mind-mush of sound, that really stretches out to be a true sun-gazer. 'Don't Summarize My Summer Eyes' may possibly work up to be my favorite track of the summer thus far. Streamingly great in every which way, it transports the mind to a gorgeous mantra-sounding melody that repeats and satifies with each do-over. When those vocals kick in pure bliss is absolutely felt, at least for it did. Beautiful EP and great year for Bibio. Purchase and stream the 12" over here.
Bibio - Like A Sundial
Bibio - Don't Summarize My Summer Eyes
Previously :: Bibio - Mind Bokeh
Bibio - Excuses
Bibio - Saint Christopher
We Did It Collective's finest, Djavan Santos aka D33J, lured up a mind-scaping composition of tracks for this issue of our DECKast. Creepingly slow-moving hazed tunes for those late nights, early mornings, and lazy afternoons. It's a glorious 30min mixture of sounds. Here's his short blurb about the mix...
"no real 'theme' grounding this mix. just wanted to toss some of my friends tunes in as well as some tracks i've been digging both new/old. hopefully this provides you with something to finish that final essay for english class, or serve as some nice lemonade music for your friends summer birthday party, whatever."
DECKast #12 - D33J mix (right click + save)
Lil B - When A Lion Cries
Kate Bush - Prelude
Kouta - Granola
Bibio - London Planes
Clams Casino - The World Needs Change
Evenings - Friend [Lover]
How To Dress Well - Tomb for Anatole
Express Rising - Capsize
Mark Aubert - Way Back When
Knxwledge - 2 Misty
Toro Y Moi - Fax Shadow (Shlohmo Remix)
Rock Dove - Modern Man
Previously :: D33J - 'She's Deep' // DECKast #1-11
D33J - She's Deep
D33J - Sleeping Out (Lotide remix)
DECKast #11 - Divine Interface mix
Monday, May 30, 2011
The wonderful Zoom Lens label recently put out their first compilation a couple of days back. It's an eclectic selection of experimental progressive rhythms, that sustain and refrain in a world completely of it's own. Support these cool cats and download on the whole thing, along with all their other releases on bandcamp.
Zoom Lens V.A. [ZL-07] (right click + save)
Previously :: Smoke Room - Jungle Fish
Smoke Room - Jungle Fish
Freddie Joachim is an established, instrumental beat-maker having releases on both Mellow Orange and Organology. The So-Cal native fuses jazz with hip-hop as he does so well, and comes out with Dust. Download and stream below...
Freddie Joachim - Dust EP (right click + save)
Bonus :: Also download and check out Freddie's newest soulful EP, Dusted...
Freddie Joachim - Dusted EP (right click + save)
The Californian beat-maker Tekst released the chilled-out and smooth DTC on his bandcamp page just last year. Check out a few of my own favorites from Tekst's Dtc down below. Although his bandcamp page is no longer up, DTC can be still be had here. Be sure to check out his soundcloud page as well.
Tekst - Three Others (Playin' With You)
Tekst - Appreciation
Tekst - Wide Awake
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
The killer folks at Rebel put together a satisfyingly drippy compilation of tracks that push a movement of electronic sounds so revolutionary and exclusive to it's current realm. Beautifully picked numbers, beginning to end. If you like what you hear and live in the Los Angeles area, check out the release party they are holding for the great compilation. Live sets by Groundislava, Devonwho, and Zeroh, just to name a few. Go out and support!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Knife's fellow collaborator, Planningtorock aka Janice Rostron, recently released her sophomore album, W, on DFA records. One of my absolute favorites off the lp, 'Jam', showcases a cinematic orchestral expansion of bouncing tribal-stepping contortions and moving mysterious bodies of melodic drifts. Fun track. Pre order and stream the whole album below...
Planningtorock - Jam
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Lo-fi experimentlist The Cyclist recently dropped his tape, Bending Brass, on Crash Symbols. The 10 track piece travels volumes with its dreary bass thumping brassiness and droney feel good ambiance. This dream-tripping techno opus surprises and pulls the mind, body, and soul to the dancefloor. If you like what you hear below, download or purchase the tape at a name your price deal on bandcamp.
The Cyclist - Bending Brass (click to download)
Monday, May 23, 2011
Berlin's, Lando Kal (one half of Lazer Sword), puts out a 12" on Hotflush featuring two tracks 'Further' and 'Time Out'. 'Further' chimes in resembling to something that of an early Joy Orbison track. Deep spaced chill-out house that winds and glides on a groovy bassline, projecting an unforgettable cheering vocal tune. Purchase the vinyl or digital release HERE.
Lando Kal - Further
Bonus :: Been meaning to post this Nihal Ramchandani mix he did for Hotflush Podcast for sometime now. It's an absolute listen. Great things on this one.
Nihal Ramachandani - Hotflush Podcast 12
Compilation of old and new, favorite mind drippers. For your summer listening pleasure. Bass dreaming // floor hitting jams.
Mind Drips Vol.2 (right click + save)
1. Julian Lynch - In New Jersey
2. Etherea - Needuh
3. D'eon - Transparency
4. Addison Groove - Minutes Of Funk
5. Little Dragon - Runabout
6. Caribou - Ye Ye
7. Zomby - Things Fall Apart
8. John Maus - Do Your Best
9. dBridge - Knew You Were The 1
10. Animal Collective - Chocolate Girl
11. Dauwd - Could It Be
12. Peaking Lights - Birds of Paradise Dub Version
13. Space Ghost - Tired Pt. II
14. Tokimonsta - Darkest (Dim) ft. Gavin Turek
15. Josh H - Rainbow
Previously :: Mind Drips Vol.1
Mind Drips Vol.1 (right click + save)
Friday, May 20, 2011
From Russian beat collective, Ritmo Sportivo; the talented Cream Child recently released his album, Parasomnia. Purchase and stream the whole thing through their bandcamp. Here's an abstracting bass-hitting banger off the album...
Cream Child - Venetian Fox
Previously :: V.A. - Ocean Of Tears
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Divine Interface aka Drew worked up an absolutely stunning mix for this issue of our DECKast. Picking down-tempo bass ditties to utterly moving dream-creeping textures; the mix subdues and permeates a molasses slough of sounding goodness. 30 minutes of feel good, wind-down jams. Here's his short blurb about the mix...
"I havent djed in years but these are some influences and current listens."
DECKast #11 - Divine Interface mix (right click + save)
Daedelus - Tailor-Made (Floating Points Remix)
Lapalux- There are monsters in my bed
Divine Interface-Flex Appeal(from The Color Ways Ep Out June13th)
Dimelite- Diana won't
The Weekend-What you need chopped and screwed by kp da truth (haha)
Previously :: Divine Interface - 'Folklore' // DECKast #1-10
Divine Interface - Folklore
DECKast #10 - Space Ghost mix
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Christoph El' Truento is a hip-hop type beat maker hailing from New Zealand. His self-released Wednesday EP and, more recent, Panda Hat EP are available for free download on his bandcamp page. Be sure to check out his other releases and appearance on Finest Ego's beat maker compilation for New Zealand/Australia.
Columbus, Ohio's, Monster Rally, releases a new sun-gazing EP entitled, Deep Sea, just in time for those hot sunny days. Get it for free at a name your price deal on his bandcamp.
Previously :: Monster Rally - Coral LP
Monday, May 16, 2011
Previously :: Lapalux - 'There Are Monsters In This Bed'
Lapalux - There Are Monsters In This Bed
D33J dropped a stirringly fluid, head swaying mantra entitled, 'She's Deep', on We Did It last week. It's been on repeat. Keep watch for the next issue of our DECKast. D33J will be guest mixing in.
D33J - She's Deep
Previously // Bonus :: D33J - Tide Songs // Check out and download Lotide's rework of D33J's, 'Sleeping Out'...
D33J - Sleeping Out (Lotide Remix)
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Sacramento's tech-rockin rap crew, Death Grips, thrashes up a booming free mixtape entitled, Exmilitary. The 13 track piece screams with utterly raw and dynamic rap that is backed with lo-fi post-garage experimentations of tricky bass rhythms that inherit a sounding punk exuberance. Staying consistent throughout it speaks volumes of exclusivity, setting a brand entirely of it's own. It brings the heat right in time for the summer. Download and stream below or through their soundcloud...
Death Grips - Exmilitary (click to download zip)
Video :: Death Grips - 'Guillotine'
The terrific, Project Mooncircle label, put out a fearsome compilation with the artful Stroke.Music. Exquisitely lounging sounds for the mind body and soul. Great combination of tracks and its free, download it and show your support.
Video :: Robot Koch & John Robinson - 'The Program'
Friday, May 13, 2011
James Blake does a second version of 'Give A Man A Rod', for Hessel Audio's upcoming compilation, 116 & Rising. It's so great. Purchase the compilation HERE. The rest of the compilation is just as good if not even better.
James Blake - Give A Man A Rod (Second Version)
The eminent dreamscaper, Balam Acab, dropped some free material earlier last month on his facebook, under the name Etherea. I know I'm a tad late on this one but it's far too good not to be shared. From chiming bass refrains to feel good instrumentals, it maps out to be some of young Koone's quality works. Reworking some of the finest; Snoop Dogg, Animal Collective, St.Vincent, and DOOM; its a platter of absolute greatness. Get in those summer vibes. Download the whole Free Etherea tape below and some of my favorites off it...
Etherea - Free Etherea (click to download zip)
Etherea - Inspiration
Etherea - Needuh
Etherea - WAVVES vs. DOOM
Previously:: The Weeknd - 'What You Need'
The Weeknd - What You Need
The Weeknd - What You Need (Jacques Greene Refix)
Monday, May 9, 2011
Smoke Room aka Young Henry aka Kyle sent over his latest track entitled, 'Jungle Fish'. The almost 3 min noise-wrecker pours a waterfall of deep spaced ambiance that purges through a tropical-wave of pure resonance. Keep watch for his upcoming release, Caramelism, on Zoom Lens.
Smoke Room - Jungle Fish
Previously :: Smoke Room - 'Knock, Knock' + 'Beads'
Smoke Room - Knock, Knock
Smoke Room - Wet. Moaning. Summer Nights
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Atlanta's ghetto lo-fi dreamer, Divine Interface, gets ready to drop his upcoming debut EP, Color Ways, on John Howes' label, Spontaneous Rhythm. Drew gave XLR8R a tease off what's to come from the EP with the track,'Folklore'. A down-tempo bass defying rhythm intertwined with a jiving vocal sample that steadily uptake a glorious march of pacifying pleasure. It's one genius piece of work. Check out all of his other remarkable sounds on his soundcloud.
Divine Interface - Folklore
Outkast-elevators( Divine Interface Remix) by Divine Interface
Falty DL-Brazil(Divine Interface Remix) by Divine Interface
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Zomby drops new track off his upcoming debut, Dedication, on 4AD, featuring the all mighty Panda Bear. I can't think of any better collab than this, it's absolute greatness. Zomby's album drops on July 12 in the U.S. Keep watch, going to be massive. Just like this tune...
Zomby - Things Fall Apart [ft. Panda Bear]
Previously :: Relistening - [RAMP011] Zomby - Liquid Dancehall / Strange Fruit
Zomby - Liquid Dancehall
Zomby - Strange Fruit
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Newest member of the We Did It Collective , D33J, dropped his splendid EP, Tide Songs, about a month ago. The 5 tracks on this release coordinate to create an awe-inspring reflective set of tunes that are just perfect for your easy-listening pleasures. Each piece has it's own pensive euphoria that can vary from listener to listener and at it's climax will without a doubt not disappoint. Can't wait to hear more sounds from this guy. Download and stream the whole thing at it's entirety down below or at his bandcamp...
D33J - Tide Songs (Click to download)
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Seattle's cinematic hip-hop instrumentalists, Blue Sky Black Death deliver their finest new album, NOIR, on the Fack Four Inc label. From sequenced feel good melodies to lusciously warped soundtrack-like beats, the Seattle duo manage to curate one for the year's books. In the first half of the 14 tracks, 'Sleeping Children Are Still Flying' loosens up and elevates an unreeling build up of textures and tones that are so unexpected yet beyond gratifying. The following track 'And Stars, Ringed', resembles somewhat like the Lion King soundtrack, epic and legendary, with a Air France sounding vibe embedded into it. In the second half, the track, 'Starry', lures an incredibly beatific opera-esque hymn that syncs in moves through stirringly wavy orchestral reverberations. So lively and uplifting, from beginning to end. Stream and buy the whole album HERE.
Blue Sky Black Death - Sleeping Children Are Still Flying
Blue Sky Black Death - And Stars, Ringed
Blue Sky Black Death - Starry
Monday, May 2, 2011
UK's Stuart Howard aka Lapalux released his EP, Many Faces Out of Focus, last month on the Pictures label. Ranking in at track number 4 on the 6 track piece, 'There Are Monsters In This Bed' dreams up a lucid creation of lonesome glitchy-ness that weaves in and out of a broken stretch of never ending notes. So many dimensions to this one. Buy and stream the EP HERE. Check out all of his other awesome works on his soundcloud.
Lapalux - There Are Monsters In This Bed
Daphni aka Caribou released, Edits Vol.1, earlier last month, installing the first release on Resista records. I have been meaning to post about this for quite sometime now but I never got around to it. It's a piece that must be heard. The a-side of the 12" features, 'Mapfumo', a 12 and a half minute edit of Zimbabwean based sounds and sensationally juked afro-beat refrains. Groovefully repeating clipped guitar rifts and structurally ornamented electronic rhythms, it's jam that will keep you moving non-stop.
Daphni - Mapfumo
Daphni - NPE by resista
Previously :: Four Tet x Daphni (Caribou) - Pinnacles // Ye Ye
Daphni - Ye Ye