Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Spontaneous Rhythm label releases a free compilation featuring new tracks from each of their artists. Divine Interface has a new one on this too entitled, 'Reminiscent'. Great label and a great set of individual electronic musicians. Defying sounds and bending all boundaries. It's a real treat to the ears. Download it below and stream it off the label's soundcloud.
SR2012 (click to download)
Dream Koala mixes in for the 26th installment of the DECKast. His debut mix compiles a heavy amount of currently buzzed about U.S. beat experimentalist all-stars. A lot of classics on this one. Highly translucent and a tremendous amount of dreaminess emitting off all 35 minutes of it. Here's what Yndi, himself had to say about the mix...
"This mix features music I listen to and artists who inspire me at the moment. Maybe it will sound a bit "random" because I enjoy different stuff, but I tried to keep an homogenity on this one. Relax, have a nice trip, live long and prosper"
DECKast # 26 - Dream Koala mix (right click + save as)
Oneohtrix Point Never - Sleep Dealer
Lapalux- Gutter Glitter
MatthewDavid - Know You're Not Alone
Raleigh Moncrief - Don't Shoot
Toro Y Moi - Fax Shadow
Baths - Rain Smell
Shlohmo - Places
Teebs - King Bathtub
Lone - Sungrazer Cascade
Jet Age Of Tomorrow - Wonderland
Kona Triangle - Astorias Ascent
Ichiro_ - Miyane
Ohbliv - Anita Burton
Dapper Brigada - Over My Dosage
Also :: Dream Koala recently uploaded a new one to his soundcloud...
Previously :: DECKast #1-25 // Dream Koala - 'Alice'
DECKast #25 - Warm Thighs mix
Dream Koala - Alice
Monday, February 27, 2012
Brand new mind-benders from Death Grips entitled, 'Get Got' and 'Blackjack'. The experimental rap-droning duo are set to release two new albums this year one of which is called, The Money Store. Both of these tracks are to be featured on this album. Download them both below off soundcloud and check out their radical videos...
Video :: Death Grips - 'Get Got' + 'Blackjack'
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Shlohmo treated the We Did It blog yesterday with a tune from the mysterious producer going by the name of, 2KWTVR. He got his first buzz on Salva's "Yellobone" remix w/ Shlohmo. This new one of his, 'Body Feelings' is a finely structured edit of Mariah's, "Emotions", that has an exquisite dance-floor feel underneath its upkeep bass and semi-juke timed unaturalized rhythm. This one makes my body feel again. Stream and download below...
2KWTVR - Body Feelings (click to download)
Friday, February 24, 2012
Lyon//France record label, Juicy, recently debuted American-Canadian duo, Falcons. The duo comprises of TightMike & KayleoStocko who together form a beastly collaboration of minds. Their release on Juicy delivers their latest track, 'Nigeria', along with a remix from Bobby Tank. 'Nigeria' leaks of beautifully drowning and cascading juke and jungly bass syncopations that ride this epic wave of body-swaying motion. Its an instant R&Bass classic. Don't pass this one up. Download it for free over at the label's soundcloud or a'name your price' at the duo's bandcamp.
JCY002 Falcons – Nigeria (click to download)
Video :: Falcons - 'Nigeria'
Paris favorite and former DECKastee, Nvthlss comes out with new release of gorgeous feel-good beats. There's no doubt that Nvthlss has put in a lot of soul into this. It's so beautifully structured. Chill out, study out, make out, and drive out to it. These instrumentals accompany any setting quite wonderfully. Lounge out. Download the whole thing for free over at his bandcamp.
Nvthlss - ep1 (click to download)
Previously :: Nvthlss - Choses d'été
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Malta made a mixtape filled with new tracks and experiments of his for his beloved label and my favorite, Zoom Lens. The mixtape includes six perplexing tunes that showcases Malta's incredibly understated ability to make cutting-edge material. Bravo. My boy Malta aka Alex also runs a radio show over at UCSD's radio station every Tuesday from 4pm-5pm (same time as me), it's a great show, check that out over here. Stream and download the entire mixtape over here.
Zoom Lens Mixtape #4 - Malta (click to download)
Previously :: Malta - Ever Since I Fled The World EP
Hailing from Santa Cruz, the newly formed noise-pop duo, Dearest, shared an exclusive track of their's with Thats Deck entitled, 'Patience'. The duo consists of Samson Stilwell and Tessa Bolsover and together they make some heart-felt swooning melodies. 'Patience' is a flourishing easy-listening show-stopper that's incredibly fragile and comforting in its soft yet diligent infrastructure. Expect to hear more great things from these two very soon. For now, download the track below and check out their other works on soundcloud.
Dearest - Patience
Previously :: Samson Stilwell - 'Flutter & Fall'
Samson Stilwell - Flutter & Fall
SLF Tapes curator and Brighton's madcap beat superstar, Warm Thighs mixes in for the 25th issue of the DECKast. Perry sent over this mix over about a month ago, and jam-packed it with a whirlwind of exquisitely tawdry VLC goodness. Thirty minutes of sultry easy-listening stimulations and otherworldly beatific rifts that soar high above alongside the 80's bangers that bring this mix to life. Here's what Warm Thighs had to say about the mix...
"Like, hello, I'm warm thighs, I love sunsets, writing long emails to friends and drinking pina coladas! This mix is a lot of SLF shit and a lot of completely random sexy shit that I like. Shout outs to Culprit & Randy Hall."
DECKast #25 - Warm Thighs mix (right click + save as)
Cadeo - Coloratissmo
Divine - You Think You're A Man
Sensei Himself - Boatshoes
Aygee Tee - LOVEextra
Parkerstewart - I'm Pregnant
Chushi - dvre
CY18291 - DONTKNOWHOW
Warm Thighs - Y Mattress
Dak - couldbeamendeder
Warm Syrup - ((Anthony & The Camp))
1618 - cblpok 4
Selfish - backfat slabs (2pc. combo)
Dj Screw - Yo-Yo - So Funky
Cakedog - Crave
CY18291 - Shoes
Warm Thighs - Mazes II
Clausel - Let Me Love You
Bolo Yeung - BRUCEVSBOLO 08
p00k - Pre Bot
Bolo Yeung - 016
Sensei Maguro - Super Chicken
Sensei Maguro - Cold Snake
Bottom Fly - You're So Beautiful
Previously :: DECKasts #1-24
DECKast #24 - Sleazy P mix
Sunday, February 19, 2012
UK beatsmith, Handbook releases yet another fine-tuned caliber of beats. His new album, Layerism, loops, swoops, layers, and redefines feel-good beats. Although I have never really posted up anything on him before, I have been keeping up with him for sometime now. I think it's safe to say he's one out of many fish in the pond that is executing proper hip-hop beats magnificently up to date; he's highly underrated. The album travels to a new atmosphere of instrumental looping and chopped up sampling that Handbook has yet to fully explore or embark on. By all means his attempt was beyond successful and 100% on point. Download the album at a 'name your price' deal over at his bandcamp.
Dean Blunt of Hype Williams, leaks a 30 minute collage of tunes; ranging from post-melodic after-tones to dark and cloudy R&B ambiance. Inga Copeland also makes her appearance towards the second half of the piece, with her mystifying vocals. The duo have an upcoming album on Hyperdub entitled, Black Is Beautiful, which is out April 17th. "The Narcissist II" sets us up beautifully for what we'd expect to hear next from the hazy innovators. Stream and download the mix below...
Dean Blunt - The Narcissist II (click to download)
Previously :: Inga Copeland - 'Can We' + 'Trample'
Inga Copeland - Can We
Finally we are getting to hear new material from the original night-waving all-stars, Chromatics. Down below is the second single off their upcoming album, Kill For Love, which you can grab for free off of Johnny Jewel's soundcloud. Also check out Alberto Rossini's two directed music videos exclusively for Italians Do It Better Films.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
England's ghostly musician, The Caretaker, gives up a free limited time download of bonus tracks from the soundtrack of Grant Gee's film, "Patience (After Sebald)". A gorgeous set of eerie compostions comprised of lovely post-soundtrack lullabies. This takes me on a journey through space and time. Thank you 1827, Franz Schubert, and Kirby for making me feel this way.
Of grace and providence, The Quilter Standard of Sebald was so run down. Isolated lights again and a golden pheasant on a black ground. After the Earth has ground itself down, little you, you should develop. But the Stars had come out and everything was on the point of decline again.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Natasha Kmeto has strung a chord with me ever since her previous track, 'Belly', on the Dropping Gems 2nd compilation. Well to my excitement she's back with an entirely new set of tunes in her new album, The Ache, which is out now on Dropping Gems.
The dynamic vocals of Ms.Kmeto support her electrifyingly barrier breaking beat bassed instrumentals. Yeah, its something completely different from what she has created in the past but this new direction of her sound might be the best from her yet. Its always exciting to hear new emerging artists immediately explore their craft to its fullest potential. That enthusiasm makes their music that much more promising. Ms.Kmeto is definitely a keeper and will not disappoint. The album also features a remix from the great Letherette! Download her new album at a 'name your price deal' over at the label's bandcamp.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
S.Maharba is back with new material and its a beautiful remix of Young Magic's, 'Night In The Ocean', who's album, Melt, might I add is absolutely amazing and out now on Carpark Records. Stream their whole album over here. S.Maharba's serpent love song remix is now up for free download...
Monday, February 13, 2012
Some Ember aka Dylan Travis prepares for his debut album, Hotel of Lost Light, which is forthcoming on the wonderful Crash Symbols label. Dylan puts out the track, 'Era of Wind', which will be featured on the album. He dives into a reverb haven of twisted end of life hymn-filled mantras while vocalizing into a dark lonely tunnel that barely receives glimpses of light. Echoing all of its ethereal energies in a sway of haziness with a tabla raga that lingers. Really looking forward to this album.
I know im a little late on this one but Tri Angle Records recently put out a free mixtape from UK beat-trapper, Evian Christ. Boy, is this one amazing. It's a drugging beat collage of heavy post-party tunes, that have this sense of lucidity in its use of swirling tones and textures. Mr.Christ even takes a sample from a haunting Grouper tune and intertwines it with a upright funky post-footwork rhythm in his second to last track on the release, 'Thrown Like Jacks'. Real neat stuff. Download and stream the whole thing below...
Evian Christ - Kings and Them (click to download)
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Listen and purchase Sun Glitter's, High EP, over here. Also, I've been meaning to share this amazing remix that is included on the EP done by Sumsun. He takes Sun Glitter's, 'They Don't Want To Let You Know' and warps it into a post-shoegazing dance number. Love it...
Sun Glitters - They Don't Want to Let You Know (Sumsun Remix)
Friday, February 10, 2012
On Portals newest feature section, "PORTALswap", the London/San Francisco project, Joseph Stallion was showcased. The band consists of two, Max Petrek and his female vocalist, Erin Ross. They teamed up with Montreal's Seapoint to fabricate an atmospheric bass churner that hits incredibly deep in all fields.
'Made Like This' lays down a set of noisy embedded samples while synths hover over it to enlighten the ever so captivating vocals of both Max and Erin. There's a sense of spatial ambiance that Seapoint brings to the track that leads you deep inside the fortifying structure of this pulsating mind-bender. Gorgeous tune. Oh and check out all of the other music Joseph Stallion has to offer over at his soundcloud.
Rimar released a brand new album for free with a newly embellished sound to share. A lot less funkier then his last, Rimar has picked up some influences, tones , and textures from his current place of residency in Brooklyn. Its a very transparent and abstract interpretation from Rimar's previous works and almost has no reason or rhyme of focus. This unfocused state leaves Rimar with this perplexing yet soulful sound that resonates for miles. Listen and download it below from his bandcamp...
Rimar - CLOSER (click to download)
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Teebs unleashes a bouns remix on Shlohmo's new Vacation EP, which is out now on the Friends of Friends label. His reinterpretation of 'wen uuu', is something what you'd expect from the dude. Those pretty harp melodic gradations and loosely assembled dreamy compositions, its another one for the charts. The 12" is packed with remixes from not only Teebs but as well as Nicolas Jaar, Airhead, and label mates Salva and Groundislava. Purchase the EP over here.
Shlohmo - wen uuu (Teebs Remix)
Previously :: Teebs - 'Everyone Alive Wants Answers'
Teebs - Everyone Alive Wants Answers
Dam Funk bringing that "true funk L.A." on his soundcould. 'I Gotta Let U Know' is the funkmaster's newest joint and it's the trillest groove you'll feed into your ears in a fine minute. Modern L.A. funk at its prime. Respect..
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Evelyn Mason and Jeremiah Klein make up the Vacouver-based R&B experiment, Evy Jane. Their soon to be released 12" on King Deluxe features two originally composed recordings and two reworks of each the numbers.
The EP's title track finds itself nestled into a sub-terrain of Evelyn's mind-bending precision to effortlessly lay her words on gallantly gaping floating rhythm provided by the kinetics of Mr.Klein. 'SAYSO' also gets remix treatment from Taal Mala which is featured last on the release.
The second track, 'Ohso', is an electrifying paradigm of just how gripping and exciting this duo's collaboration really is. Again, Ms. Evy Jane passionately echoes her vocals over a bang-filled dubby beat that is ever so clear and concise. Max Ulis turns up the bpm on the original to fabricate a fine timed remix, which is also featured on the EP. Pre-order the release over here and stream it below on the label's bandcamp...
Video :: Evy Jane - 'SAYSO'
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Beach Fossil's 2010 self-titled album was a summery album, an album that didn't take too seriously at making people weep and sway, but a loose jammer that reminded people of something in the lines of the The Stroke's Is This It. Their new song, "Shallow", brings back the bands senseless ability to display whistle-worthy guitar riffs. Beach Fossils is following the same path as they did on their self-titled album and is recreating a beach landscape that made their self-titled album played all summer long.
Los Angeles' Julia Holter has become something of a name dropper when talking about Los Angeles' current experimental music scene. This DIY artist is making bedroom pop that sounds like music coming from a church choir. "In the Same Room" has a haunting synth in the background, Holters' voice spits out staccato-like phrases, and ambient chords breaks barriers throughout the song.
Atlanta's glitch-wave indebted beatsmith, heRobust, released his remarkable double LP on Saturate Records at the beginning of this month. With a future funk and soul powered essence in everything Hayden has been fabricating he successfully dissembles his technically robust vibe and channels his sounds into a galaxy of luscious and nurturing milky ways, that formulate the releases, Late Night & Morning Ater.
While Late Night explores the body-gripping and groove-filled strutting numbers, it creates an atmosphere of its own; switching off all thoughts in the mind and letting the body unwind to dance with the stars. Morning After takes on a lot more of a down-tempo charade, orchestrating an up-lifting song bank of soul drowned beats, glitches, hisses, and zooms. Grab them both for free at the label's bandcamp.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Midi-fi dream giver, Walsh, takes us Back 2 the High Life with his get-down 80s samples and experimentations. What you will hear is exactly what you will get a downpour of raw, gritty, synth-wave free-form from the ingenious Walsh himself. Its rather on the lower BPM of things but its nice. Its a nice way to end the night or begin the day. Grab it for free at his bandcamp...
If you haven't already seen, heard, or downloaded; Brainfeeder put out a free sampler earlier this week containing a track from each of the amazing members on its team. I was going through it and there is one track on this piece that I had not yet heard, while the others I had already listened to countless times.
The stunningly strung-out instrumental from Taylor McFerrin's, 'Place In My Heart feat. RYAT', is yet another Brainfeeder tune for the books, hence its place alongside the best of best from the label this past year. So beautiful. Cop the whole compilation over here.
Taylor McFerrin - Place In My Heart feat. RYAT
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Kouta embarks his ethereal sound to even greater heights with this live loop he updated his soundcloud with the other day. So serene in its repetition and gently careful in its gliding tonality speaking through each strum and running back and forth like a slow-moed swing mosaic. Ever so healing in its rising escalation of layers. Let me speak no further. Have at it...
Previously :: Kouta - Orinda EP