Jakub Alexander curates the music selections here at the blog. He also runs his Moodgadet record label out of Brooklyn, NY and does A&R for Ghostly International Records.
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Mike Norris aka Fort Romeau has a way with dubbing out house to give it elegance and emotion while still keeping true to the dancefloor, here’s the first single off the upcoming EP on his new home Spectral Sound.
Haunting and soo damn skilled, here’s a taste of the new Collin Stetson LP coming out, it will feature Bon Iver somewhere on the LP which will hopefully escalate this mans career even higher.
Soren Lokke Juul of Indians has been the only output from the folk world besides Benoit Pioulard to really catch my ear to seek out an artists album, here’s a glimpse of the live show which now is also on my list of must see shows of 2013.
Jens-Uwe Beyer contribution to the most respected ambient compilation out there is a masterpiece in my mind, its moving without relying on building with colorful accents.
This UK trio has had me close to my speaker, their album has just made my week. The album is officially out February 5th on Warp Record. Expect confident experimental vocals and attractive atmosphere as a base for every song.
1. Light Body Clock Starter
5. A Day’s Pay For A Day’s Work
6. Young Heart’s
7. Amplified Ease
8. You Don’t Need A Weatherman
9. Bed Music – North View
10. Hold Me Down
Its been 3 years since Bonobo released his Black Sands album and we haven’t heard much until now, the new album The North Borders will be available on April 2 via Ninja Tune and you can preorder it here.
Here is the lead single called Cirrus which is an instant hit to me and kept true to the sound that his fans love.
The news gets even better, Bonobo has also announced a large North American tour with an eastern run with Shigeto. If you haven’t seen Zach drum then take a few minutes and watch this video because Bonobo made the right choice taking Shigeto and for those of you who get tickets for the dates below, you’ll see why.
Bonobo Tour Dates.
*4/10 Washington DC – Black Cat w/ SHIGETO
*4/11 Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of Living Arts w/ SHIGETO
*4/12 New York, NY – Webster Hall w/ SHIGETO
*4/13 Boston, MA – Paradise w/ SHIGETO
*4/14 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground w/ SHIGETO
*4/16 Montreal, QC – Telus Theatre w/ SHIGETO
*4/17 Ottawa, ON – Babylon w/ SHIGETO
*4/18 Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall w/ SHIGETO
*4/19 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom w/ SHIGETO
*4/20 Chicago, IL – House of Blues w/ SHIGETO
*4/21 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre w/ SHIGETO
*4/24 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre w/ SHIGETO
4/25 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
4/26 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
4/27 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
4/30 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
5/1 Seattle, WA – Showbox at Market
5/2 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
5/3 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
5/4 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
5/6 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
5/9 Austin, TX – Emo’s
5/10 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
5/11 New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas
Dauwd is back with an EP out early April, dubbed out and easily one of my favorite sounds to start off the year, sample the rest of the EP here.
Its coming up to 8 years since I was lucky enough to release Benoit’s first EP Enge on Moodgadget, now he’s the labels alumni and a seasoned veteran of lo-fi, he has a great ear for detail, its like holding a finished piece of whittled wood when you hear his music.
Sun Ra receives the rework treatment from Machinedrum, taking it to outer space and back fusing funk and jungle, I could hear this working on Sesame Street in the early 80s.
I don’t usually post songs I don’t like but this new one from The Knife really bummed me out. Anyone agree?
Brighton’s Ital Tek comes out kicking on his new EP Hyper Real for Civil Music. The movement through his sound isn’t about making club bangers, the substance that molds it into making Alan’s music special is making space for the atmosphere and melody. Once you master the timing and care that takes then you’ll start producing something as beautiful as this. One last thing I have to say though I couldn’t wake up and have some cereal and turn on my computer and make music at this tempo, i’d probably leave my house spinning and walking on clouds right into the street.
Adam Fuchs and Flying Lotus team for a psychedelic video to promote Moog’s Sub Phatty. Moog claims that this is their “grittiest Moog synth ever”, they definitely found the right man for the job, this “Such a Square” track refreshes FlyLo sound.
More good news from Nosaj Thing’s album comes to the surface, this time it features Toro Y Moi as a guest vocalist. Somehow Nosaj can work in any style vocal and make it mesh soo well with his sound.
No info on Imaginary Records, it only has 15 fans on Soundcloud and even less information online. These melodies are just nostalgic, some premature percussion but everything sits well, perfect 4/4 for around the house.
Mark E went nuts on his Soundcloud an hour ago, uploading everything I know that he has out, helped me find this beauty.
And to end this week right, here’s the Jurassic Park Theme song at 1000% Slower aka a 1 hour version.