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Thundercat delivers again and again

Posted by Jakub

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Stephen Bruner is back to slap those heart strings…sorry I had to say it, too much love and funk. My only issue is that the funk sits too far back in the mix, soo many flares of beauty sit quiet in the mix, especially the horn part in the outro. I’m only complaining because i’m super into diamonds in the rough that aren’t getting enough exposure.

Time Wharp Album Stream

Posted by Jakub

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The wildly eclectic LP from Time Wharp has arrived, get your fill above and make sure to pick up the vinyl over at Astro Nautico.

The album reveals a patiently crafted sound rife with depth and subtle complexities. Previous releases, including 2012’s BLK EP for Astro Nautico, fitted simple sine and triangle tones to stripped down emotive beats and bass. On Time Wharp, Loggins extends this sonic signature to combine meditative synthesis with house and techno. The result is versatile, fueling dance floor excitement and introspective pause in equal share – a kinetic calm constantly at play with its own duality.

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Zebra 93 – Jamtape

Posted by Jon M

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In preparation for their forthcoming EP, a follow up to their 2014 release Dimension, Chilean dream wave project ZEBRA 93 have released a collection of live renditions and outtakes titled Jamtape.

ZEBRA 93 plans a new collection of sun-drenched synth pop tunes scheduled for the second half of 2015, on London’s ENDMK.

CFCF + KSIA + Terekke

Posted by Jakub

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CFCF will be releasing an LP on Joel Ford’s Driftless Recordings, the first taste is very sincere and studio session like, the recording is very roomie so in headphones you feel like its a personal concert in a sunlit glass dome.

This new Keep Shelley In Athens is sort of love/hate, I think the singer has finally found her voice, the production is there too but the male vox idea falls a bit on the stale side and adds a character to the music that makes the project feel like its a bit lost in its course.

Digging through some slightly older Terreke posts, found this reliable boy in the list.

Beamer’s On The Road Playlist

Posted by Jakub

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A great interview of an ISO50 alumni Beamer went up on Urban Outfitters. The piece goes deep into his travels in his vintage Westfalia Van and includes a playlist that is near perfection.

You have a lot of personal affects on the dash…what always stays in the van?
Everything in the van got there on a trip…and never left. Some favorite items a Kachina doll from a roadside stop, some instant photos, and a little leather pouch full of my “spirit stones” that I got in Joshua Tree. The woman who was selling them picked out this assortment for me, one to help with sleep, one for stress.

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Roberts + Journeymann + Padilla

Posted by Jakub

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One of Dial’s more exotic stylings is producer John Roberts, this is the sort of material that gets me excited, no gimmicks, fusion of interesting sounds and instrumentally pushing for something fresh and moving.

Vancouver’s 1080p label has carved their place in the lo-fi techno totem as one of the more reliable homes for quality, proving that point with their release from Journeymann Trax.

The man behind the Cafe Del Mar compilations releases a stunner of an LP, Jose Padilla revives Mediterranean infused electronics into class of its own with this release on International Feel.