Scott and I did a mix for Herschel Supply’s Selected Sounds series. The tracks came together pretty naturally, some of our favorite artists to just tracks that help slow you down and enjoy the some tunes. Also, I did a short interview answer on how I find all the music I post on the blog here.
Seahawks – Crystal Beach
Toro Y Moi – Rose Quartz
Session Victim – Dark Sienna
The Holydrug Couple – Paisley
Onra & Quetzal – C’est Pour Toi
Eliot Lipp – The Rabbit
Nitemoves – Veaquis
High Places – Papaya Year
Youth Lagoon – Dropla
Ame – Erkki (Hannes Bieger remix)
Ashra – Midnight On Mars
Bullion – Synth Grub
via Herschel Supply
Roman Flügel is quickly becoming a legend, his last 10 years have been covered everything from a #1 dance single to running the successful Playhouse label and everything you can imagine in-between.
In this mix he rides in the weird world of minimal acid to deep spacey jack, a perfect opportunity to get a taste of what the late night brings out in a carefully crafted experienced German DJ.
Concresco is Dutch photographer David Galjaard’s photographic account of the decaying communist-era bunker infrastructure of Albania. The interiors — and chairs in particular — are perfect.
There is no surprise Chaz nailed the soulful end of the dance 12″ world, his Les Sins project is coming out wonderfully, reminds me of Osborne on Spectral Sound.
Baths is back with emotional bleeps, its like a IDM producer from 2002 is came back in 2013 with some vocal confidence.
Matthew Dear guests on the new DJ Koze album, Koze always mental pushes the boundaries and you can count on hearing something hypnotic and unusual joining hands.
With such stark contrast between the subtleties of the salt and the void created by cloth, at first blush, you’d think these were illustrations or oil paintings. Meet Shanghai artist / photographer Bence Bakonyi. There’s something so clever in how he twists your sense of medium & scale. Find more of his work on Behance.
With my love for trees and my love for prints I think Bryan Nash Gill’s Woodcuts are the perfect marriage. I love the complete organic nature of his prints. Be sure and check out the video as well, as it shows some of his process.
The Brooklyn / DC label that is brought us Solar Year & Bam Spacey puts together a playlist showing off their depth and a short story about each artist.
1. Young Athletes League “We Only Feed Ourselves”
Every label needs a first release. A 3 track EP from London’s Young Athletes League was ours. We found YAL through a Phil Collins remix he posted via MySpace which lead to discovering his original works. Thinking about it now I feel really old but MySpace is making a come back right? “We Only Feed Ourselves” is the title track as well as the closing track to that release — 7.5 minutes of lo-fi electronic bliss.
2. Solar Year “Lines”
This is one of my favorite Solar Year tracks. Everything just works here from start to finish. This track, and Solar Year in general, give off this underlining feeling of dread that is at the same time strangely pop leaning and warm. It may just be how I perceive it but it’s perfect in my book. It most likely has a lot to do with the contrast between Ben’s productions and David’s incredible high reaching vocals. The Waverly album is now re-mastered and sounding incredible, this is a stand out from the flip side.
3. Albert Swarm “Aging Out”
Actually haven’t listened to the first Albert Swarm EP in a while, it’s been Wake (his second release) 24/7. Was really nice revisiting this track when putting the playlist together. “Aging Out” is probably one of the very first songs I heard from the Albert Swarm project. I think the track really speaks for itself.
4. The Soft “Mori (Elysia Edit)”
This is where the playlist get a little warmer! Really excited about the upcoming EP from The Soft. Produced by Luke Abbott and David Pye who just did some production for Brolin. “Mori” is an immense pop track we released for free at the end of 2012, this remix was done by Henry from the band under his Elysia moniker. Without much snuff Henry took this track straight to the dance floor.
5. Prism House “Need You (Part I)”
The Prism House project is our very first NYC signing and we just released their debut Reflections EP on March 5. Love the variety of samples clicking in and out throughout this track as a desperate sounding bass line tries to find some sort of footing but Prism House aren’t really letting it happen.
6. Bam Spacey “Dessa brander”
Hard to choose one track from Bam Spacey. I really wanted to put up some of the unreleased/upcoming stuff because it’s brilliant but he probably wouldn’t be too pleased with that. “Dessa Brander” was the very last single we did from the Land EP. Imagery wise it sits somewhere towards the end of Blade Runner just before the end credits roll as Deckard is driving further and further away from LA and headed towards the horizon. This track plays right around that time and I’d like to think Deckard is taking his girl out to the beach because she’s probably never seen one before and romance ensues.
7. Glenn Jackson “You Too”
This has to be one of my favorite tracks we’ve put out to date. Glenn has a knack for pacing a track to feel just right and “You Too” is a beautiful example of that. One of the more positive and uplifting tracks we’ve done so far cause you know… feeling good is pretty important. The build is exceptional — you wait and wait for that drop and when it happens you’re cruising, shades on, not looking back.