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Vox Portent

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Vox Portent has steadily been making grounds in the South African music scene for several years now. Based in Johannesburg, he is inspired by all that surrounds him and delves into almost all creative pools for inspiration, both consciously and unconsciously. While talking to him, you immediately get a sense of the vast depths of his passion for music. It’s like he loses himself just talking or thinking about it. His latest three offerings have been part of an audio-visual project, whereby he releases a new track and artwork each week with the intention of broadening his sonic horizons. The tracks so far have been curious explorations of sound, all of which brim with hope and tranquility. It would be well worth your while to check out his back-catalogue if you like what you hear, as well as follow him for whatever else he might deliver. His music is always filled with exciting developments and eccentricities, and he is never afraid to try something new.

Post by: Elaby Mackenzie.
I am a music blogger/enthusiast from Cape Town, South Africa.
Co-founder of Bluishvoid and contributor at Platform Magazine.

Acid Mondays remix Lakker’s ‘Milch’

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Lakker are an Irish duo who make what they call ‘weirdno.’ It’s hard to put a finger on the multifarious sounds they combine into their music, but their latest album, Tundra, released late May via R & S Records, is a masterpiece of sophistication and complexity. ‘Milch’ is a brilliantly dark beat-driven bass and choral cut from the album, and has been accompanied by two remixes by Acid Mondays and Lahun. If you’re looking to hype up for your Friday night, the Acid Mondays mix might just do the trick. There’s a reason why Lakker have been receiving a lot of attention recently.

Post by: Elaby Mackenzie.
I am a music blogger/enthusiast from Cape Town, South Africa.
Co-founder of Bluishvoid and contributor at Platform Magazine.

Portable Sunsets

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Bless is the second album by Brooklyn-based producer, Portable Sunsets, released a little while ago via the brilliant Amsterdam based record label, Atomnation. While it took me a little while to actually sit down and listen to it properly, it’s safe to say that it has quickly become one of my favourite albums of the year. ‘Ledges’ and ‘Straylight’ are two of the most beautiful cuts from the album, inhabiting a fine space between soft aerated ambient music and languid danceability. The whole album is highly recommended.

Post by: Elaby Mackenzie.
I am a music blogger/enthusiast from Cape Town, South Africa.
Co-founder of Bluishvoid and contributor at Platform Magazine.

RUDOLF C AND SILENTSPOOK

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During a recent Soundcloud dig, I came across the brilliantly crunchy and grimy house music of Melbourne’s Rudolf C and Silentspook. Both tracks have an incredibly strong focus and flow and would be perfect the dancefloor.
Despite there being an array of demos and snippets scattered across their respective Soundclouds, there is definite potential in all they do, so definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Post by: Elaby Mackenzie.
I am a music blogger/enthusiast from Cape Town, South Africa.
Co-founder of Bluishvoid and contributor at Platform Magazine.

Body-San: Hotspot (She My Wifi)

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Seldom do you come by an album so seamlessly crafted around a certain aesthetic. However, 100% Silk’s latest signing, Brandon Knocke, a.k.a. Body-san has mastered just this in his forthcoming debut cassette, Corporate Interiors.The latest track, premiered here today, ‘Hotspot (She My Wifi)’ entices you with its hypnotically groovy pulse, extending the listening experience into an audio-visual one, whereby it transfers you into a world so perfectly captured in the image above. The vibes are mellow, but it’s incredibly hard not to be taken in by its infectious danceability. Corporate Interiors is definitely an album to look forward to. To get you even more excited, you should check out his equally brilliant track (and video) ‘KC VAPES’, which draws you even further into the strong visual dimension of his music.

Post by: Elaby Mackenzie.
I am a music blogger/enthusiast from Cape Town, South Africa.
Co-founder of Bluishvoid and contributor at Platform Magazine.

Christian Tiger School: ‘Chorisolo’ Video

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Christian Tiger School are an electronic duo from Cape Town. It has been amazing to watch how they have progressed over the last few years, and their forthcoming release, Chrome Tapes, via Tommy Boy Entertainment, promises to be a really exhilarating and fresh listen. Their first single, ‘Chorisolo,’ is a shape-shifting punch of electronic dynamism that comes paired with a really outstanding dog-championing video.

Post by: Elaby Mackenzie.
I am a music blogger/enthusiast from Cape Town, South Africa.
Co-founder of Bluishvoid and contributor at Platform Magazine.

OPALINE: MEMORY DRAIN

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Portland-based producer, Opaline, forms a mesmerising late-night synth drifter with his album, ‘Memory Drain‘. I’ve been sitting on this for a while, but have recently found it has taken up residency as my go-to late-night listen. Airy textures abound throughout, and he has a serious knack of instilling within his music this almost palpable energy. It’s a real stunner.

Post by: Elaby Mackenzie.
I am a music blogger/enthusiast from Cape Town, South Africa.
Co-founder of Bluishvoid and contributor at Platform Magazine.