Posted by Jakub

I always try to find electronic songs that are perfect to play for everyone since the genre has such a bad rep. Don’t get me wrong about 85% or even more of electronic music is pretty bad but that doesn’t the whole genre has to be set next to all the trance compilation CD’s at Best Buy. I picked this Portable track because it has these lounge/world sounds that people are use to hearing, so why not nudge people closer to something that is on the lighter side of deep tribal house.

As for Lusine, he might be one of my favorite producers when it comes down to making all his sounds sound so good each and everytime. Every bell and kick sounds like its right in front of you straight out of the box.

Shigeto is brand spanking new, i find myself always skipping straight to this song on my mp3 player. The beginning is soo crunchy & loose, it sounds like it wants to start up but the track keeps falling apart in your ear. At the 2 min mark is what i wait for, its the ultimate lush opposite of what you started out listening to.

Efdemin doesn’t need much help with any plugs, this record was on every electronic publication’s top 10 list for 2007, i thought maybe if anyone missed out that here’s another chance to check it out for free.

Portable – Down Stream


Lusine – Dr. Chinme


Shigeto – Helicopter In The Sky


Efdemin – April Fools


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Jay Williams says:

August 14, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Thanks for taking the time to share this music, Jakub! Thanks to this post I’ve just purchased New Crossings EP by Shigeto from eMusic.

Do you know of any place to purchase the Portable – Down Stream song you featured besides iTunes? I really dislike DRM.


Moka says:

August 14, 2008 at 3:53 pm

I’m always fighting with a friend who only listens to rock and classical trying to convince him of the possibilities inside electronic music – I keep telling him that I believe the future of classical music and what will ultimately bring it to mass appeal once again will be the implementation of technology, the aid of electronical instrumentation, manipulation and production – there’s a few composers that come to mind who have explored with electronics – Xenakis, Golijov, Richter – yet I don’t know, there’s still many sound and texture which hasn’t been explored and modern composers are still too obsessed with dissonant melodies.

So far I have convinced him to listen to four tet, amon tobin and fridge and he admits to like some of it, we’re almost there ;)

I can’t listen to the tracks at work but I’ll check them as soon as I get home. Thanks.


Nathanael says:

August 14, 2008 at 11:17 pm

Thanks for this post Jakub! I bought the Shigeto EP off iTunes. I always love microhouse and minimal house during the fall and winter, and this will be perfect for the upcoming seasons.


Jeremy says:

August 15, 2008 at 12:22 am

I love it when someone knowledgeable within a genre that I have no idea about introduces me to music that I would otherwise never come across.

Keep it up. All the music you post it fantastic.


Jakub says:

August 15, 2008 at 2:12 am

I’m glad to hear people are enjoying these kind of posts, i’ll do my best to keep it up. The Shigeto EP is definitely worth the few bucks, its a nice feel all the way thru and proper preparation for the fall which is horrible to say during the summer.


Alex / HeadUp says:

August 18, 2008 at 10:12 am

Lusine = Amazing

I find Lusine and Lusince icl to be interesting too…can you explain what’s going on there? It’s my understanding that Lusine is a bit more danceable, whereas icl is meant to be more drone/ambient? Or did he just kind of change his name at one point and now records both of these sounds as Lusine (or icl if that’s the case)? I only own Language Barrier from icl and a handful of EP’s, his amazing Percussionlab set and of course Serial Hodgepodge.

As for Shigeto, I loved New Crossings, but the version of Helicopter in the Sky is different that what I have…is this a separate/different song or what? Fav track off that EP is May– I would listen to it in Fairmount Park near the banks of the Schuylkill and watch life pass by in front of me, the tune was very fitting for it.