Monday, June 24, 2013
DECKast #43 x Braxton/Palmer
Olympia, Washington native Braxton/Palmer, aka Sonny Thomas, came up on my radar earlier this year when he released his two-part debut single, Creeper, on Brooklyn/Washington based record label, Ceremony. Big ups to Adrianna of The Line of Best Fit for the heads up! You can purchase the debut here and take a listen to the gorgeously on point Creeper Pt.1 and Pt.2 via Ceremony Recordings soundcloud. This release wasn't Sonny's first time trying to share his unique sound to the world. He's been making music for sometime now, independently releasing two EP's at a 'name your price' offer through his bandcamp page. His efforts have set the foundation for his thoughtful deep-electronic dance grooves.
Braxton/Palmer's productions transcend hyperactive house and techno beat patterns that carefully compliment his choice of vocal samples: transporting his listeners to a different universe, a different place, where only them and the music exist within this time and space. I was fortunate enough to get in touch with Mr. Thomas. I asked him to make a mix for this issue of the DECKast, which he willingly agreed. He crafted a 42 min mix of deep-dance floor beats, for all you house/techno heads to feel out to. The mix holds a solid track selection of some quality underground body-thumping cuts that will surely catch you in a trance. Download the mix and read what he had to say about it below…
"I initially started to put together a mix that attempted to represent all the artists and songs that pushed me towards where I am right now musically... but it sort of just turned into a bunch of 808 State tracks that I hadn't listened to in a couple years. While it sounded great and I love 808 to death, it just didn't feel quite right to me. Ultimately, I ended up picking a bunch of tracks that I had listened to on repeat practically to the point of exhaustion when I first discovered them. The tracks that I was able to instantly fall back in love with again are the ones that made the cut in the end."
Softwar - Believe (Original Mix)
Braxton/Palmer - Creeper, Pt. 1
Ishmael - Want You
Motor City Drum Ensemble - Send A Prayer Pt.2
L-Vis 1990 - Untitled (How Does it Feel) (L-Vis 1990's Own Way Edit)
Blawan - Bohla
Noir - Satisfied (Original Mix)
Mr. Fingers - Can You Feel It
Also :: Download Braxton/Palmer's remix of Keep Shelly In Athens', 'Madmen Love', out now on Cascine...
Previously :: DECKast #42 x 10th Letter