I sometimes wonder what some of you think of the house tracks that take a few minutes to start up? I seem to find any small changes in the repetition enjoyable. This 6th Borough Project packaging is nuts, I love the layout, I probably wouldn’t have checked it out if that art wasn’t there, glad I did.
The beat scene is growing at a rapid rate, soo fast that producers that have only been around for 2 years become legends to some in 6 months. I’ve never heard of Drifter but those vibrating keys kept me around and the drums made me head to his bandcamp for the free download.
I’ve been keeping my eye on Psychemagik mostly for his edits, if you love this one then google search for his Talking Heads edit.
Function co-runs a label called Sandwell District(love that name), a great label for stripped down techno. If you appreciated Sleeparchive in the past and want more of that then just search thru the Sandwell District catalog.
This weekend is all about riding out this Eddie C record ….to space! I want to watch glow in the dark laffy taffy being made under black light while I sit on a chinchilla rug at a rollerskating disco holding a fat corgi in my arms that is covered in syrup and he’s okay with that. #senseoftouchelevated
The always catchy/hazy Teen Daze is starting to take pre-orders for his upcoming LP on Waaga, perfect timing, now I just need to live somewhere where I can sit down and enjoy this song other than my room.
Brian Eno is giving away this song that didn’t make it on his album for FREE on his website, enjoy that resonance and classic voice.
I don’t know how I feel about the first half of this JJ track, it might be too softy/gentle but when those drums come in you get that Sigur Ros feel.
What a great mix, i’ve listened to it twice today and I actually deleted my earlier music post and let this one lead instead. When Tadd comes back into the scene people will recognize how big of an influence he was to all the new beat makers.
1. Mandre – l’oasis
2. Cloud One – doin’ it all night long
3. Mass Production – slow bump
4. Michal Urbaniak Group – inactin (excerpt)
5. Roy Ayers – d.c. city
6. Tyron Davis – a little bit of loving (goes a long way)
7. Esther Byrde & Solid Gold Orchestra – touch me tease me
8. Dynasty – adventures in music
9. Blomdahl – suite from aniara (excerpt)
10. Busta Rhymes – woo hah (jay dee remix)
11. Marc Rosen – the connection
12. Kan Kick – chickenhead reality
13. Rhythm Heritage – three days of the condor
14. Mike Vickers – the man in the white suit
+ Jakki “O” – for club dj’s only
15. The Roots – da lesson 1 (instrumental)
16. Georgia Anne Muldrow – hello
17. Gene McDaniels – dream of you and me
18. Count Bass D – bullets hit brains / doxology
19. Dabrye – temper
20. Weather Report – river people (excerpt)
21. Manzel – midnight theme
22. Arthur Blythe – uptown strut
23. Thomas Clausen – bio rhythm #3
+ Andres Lewin-Richter – study no.1
24. Jeff Lorber – water fall
25. Kleeer – tonight
26. Visitors – joyo can you hear part 1
Selections of Anni Albers’ pieces from the NGA archive. Incredibly, most of these were created when Albers was in her 70’s. Really inspiring to see someone productive throughout their entire lifetime. I sincerely hope I’m as motivated at that age.
If you haven’t already checked out Baths side project Geotic then you’re missing out on some of the best FREE calming music out there. I guess he reached 20,000 fans on facebook *walks around like a boss* and decided to gift a new EP to all of us, download it here.
Brothertiger follows the footsteps of Washed Out and early Toro Y Moi but with a lil more freedom when it comes to sugarcoated synths, I guess he plays in Brooklyn at the end of next month, definitely going to check him out.
I was a big fan of Clue To Kalo, I think I liked it way more than Postal Service when all of this stuff was popular in the early 2000’s, this CD stuck around and a few songs especially let my mind roam around while I sat and worked.
**Throws it into 4th and pulls onto a coast side road and puts the top down, lets Kleeer take it home**
It’s hard to pin down what Apolis Global actually is. One part clothing shop, one part advocacy group, they guys at Apolis are certainly a versatile bunch. I’m writing about them mainly because of how impressed I was with their overall branding. They’ve got their visual message down. I placed an order through their shop and received the awesome artifacts above. It took me a moment to open the box because I didn’t want to destroy it.
I actually found Apolis by way of their logo, which I absolutely love. You can find out a little more about it here.
This new Tokimonsta song is sooo freakin’ beautiful, it reminds me of an old Eliot Lipp track caught in a windy dust storm.
Old Yasume tracks will always pop up on this blog, reminds me of how good older melodic IDM was, ohhhh at 1:17 mmmmmmmmmm.
I have been loving everything from Monster Rally, very looped based work but still has this feeling a band is playing it, grab their EP here.
I had to post this DJ Khaled instrumental that Sam posted on his facebook, I probably couldn’t stand being in the room with anyone on this track but this beat is undeniably great from big room poppy rap.