Went to my first Dub Wars a few weeks ago which is a monthly in New York that usually is mostly Dubstep, since then i’ve been hooked on the really low end heavy tracks like Lukid’s Slow Hand Slap, its hard to listen to if you don’t have good speakers because a lot of fun in listening to the songs is the ultra clean warmth the kick has.
Recently we hosted a mix that featured this Viul song Wound Cotton Wound which is out this week and includes a Benoit Pioulard remix. Viul is an ex-band member of Esmae which Benoit was the drummer and Viul played guitar. I love the control on the range in the static sound Viul makes, its more inviting to new listeners and half way thru he lightly eases in acoustic guitar and pulls back on the noise, a perfect song to listen to all the way thru for friends that haven’t heard of Fennesz.
I haven’t heard from Deadbeat in ages but he was one of the first consistent Minimal Dub producers around and released on the great ~scape label out of Germany. Organ In The Attic Sings The Blues cuts out the MCing and generic raggae sound and plays around in the more interesting yet always enjoyable experimentation of new sounds in a genre thats been around for ages.
Norway is pumpin’ out the slow disco producers left n’ right and they all have been pretty impressive especially Blackbelt Andersen who has a new record out that is self titled. Reminds me a little of what I loved about Swayzak’s Snowboarding In Argentina which i’ll post later this week.
On a side note I never get to thank you all enough for checking out the blog and the music daily that we get to share with you. It really means a lot to me when I find out any of you go out and support the musicians hard work by just buying a $.99 song or when you just find a new song here that you want to listen to over and over by just streaming it, all of you are a pretty amazing in my book.
Lukid – Slow Hand Slap[audio:lukid.mp3]
Viul – Wound Cotton Wound[audio:wound.mp3]
Deadbeat – Organ In The Attic Sings The Blues[audio:attic.mp3]
Blackbelt Andersen – Lordag Del 2[audio:lordag.mp3]
3 Comments Leave A Comment
Fernando says:March 31, 2009 at 9:55 pm
Thanks for posting all these great tracks. I frequently use this blog as an avenue for music discovery. Nice work.
pabloamigo says:April 1, 2009 at 3:12 am
Been loving Lukid since stumbling upon a brilliant song of his called The Now sometime last year.
It’s on his first album onandon.
Foma is simply brilliant though. Stick that on while you walk around the city (perhaps with Urban Biology by machinedrum on straight after) and take in the sights, buildings and people around you.
effixx says:April 1, 2009 at 5:16 pm
Yeah, both The Now EP and onandon are both killer. Kind from the same book as FlyLo, Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, Samiyam, Take, Aardvarck, Lone, etc. I’m always on the hunt for these types of instrumental hip hop/jazz/electronic oriented producers and when I find one like Lukid that does it so well it leaves me craving more.
Foma has a bit more breadth than those releases, I feel like it’s more epic. Good stuff.