I see even bigger things happening for Soundcloud in the future, mainly the community within it coming closer so I decide to start a guide of people to follow if you like what’s on ISO50. Below I started off with frequent users that make your feed more enjoyable with quality posts.
This week we start with Carpark Records, a classic indie label that gave us Toro Y Moi, Casino Versus Japan and Animal Collective. I added Fact Magazine since they’re one of my few windows into a proper representation of what is going on in the UK. I’ve only featured LA’s MONO/POLY once, has a great ear and has some synth magic put together over some quality beat work, i’m excited to hear more.
ISO50 Blog on SOUNDCLOUD
RECORD LABEL: CARPARK RECORDS
MAGAZINE: FACT MAGAZINE
So if you’ve seen a Tycho or Com Truise live show you might have noticed they have the same drummer, that drummer Rory O’Connor just released his album tonight under the alias Nitemoves, feel free to stream the album above and download the free single Challenger.
Nitemoves is the electronic guise and internet handle of musician/sound designer Rory O’Connor. While supporting other electronic artists as a drummer (Tycho, Com Truise), O’Connor quietly composed his debut release, ‘Longlines’, in 3-6 hour chunks occupying the back seat of a moving car.
Championing influence from Satie, Jenkinson, & Corgan, the work was composed with the whole in mind, rather than a collection of isolated microcosms. It is a conscious endeavor in variety and continuity, attempting to bridge the gap between influences that have a tendency to contradict each other.
Written amid a period of introspection and wanderlust, it reinstalls the idea of the folk musician: traveling the country while funneling inspiration from all directions in an attempt to tell a story, to paint a picture of time passing. The title itself reflects an exercise in patience, constructing populations of simple melodies and rhythms, permitting them time to grow alongside each other and form complex relationships.
If you saw Tycho on tour last time in the US you saw our ambient R&B support Jacob & Tom of Beacon, I asked them to put together today’s playlist, would love some feedback, their No Body EP is out, they DJ tomorrow with Yeasayers at Cameo Gallery
Keyboard Kid – $$$$$$
Producers without their counterparts have been dominating my speaker time lately. $$$$$$ off Keyboard Kids 2011 Video Games and Blunts mixtape is a stellar track full of his signature futuristic synths and dirt filled percussion. The chopped and pitched repetitive hook always seems to swell around in my head long after it finishes.
Filterwolf – Nocturne (Bodycode aka Portable remix)
I’ve been listening to so much Alan Abrahams AKA Portable AKA Bodycode lately. I love the way his baritone vocal harmonies in this remix become the warmest incantations, summoning love from some wandering spirit.
Ayatoholla – NAG Champa
This throwback keeps making it into my steady rotation. NAG Champa , the opening track off of Ayatoholla’s 2006 Now Playing, drops all the right sounds in all the right places. Its one of those loops I want to listen to for hours. With a perfect blend of soulful vocal samples, smooth drum work and swells of melodic strings its an example of a producer who gives only what is needed.
Blood Orange – Champagne Coast
The really special thing about this Blood Orange song is the way the slow funk groove in the beginning eventually opens into very triumphant love song of Koto patterns, warm synths and Devonte’s insistent vocal finish.
This should be a treat for the blog readers that love Mux Mool who remixed Tycho’s From Home. We have the full album stream below of his follow up to his debut LP Skulltaste. I’d head over and pick up the limited to 100 white vinyl at the Ghostly Store.
Here’s our 2nd edition of recent Instagram favorites, all 3 of these Instagramers have a great eye, definitely worth following.
We are giving away 2 pairs of tickets & a FREE Tycho “Dive” CD for Sunday’s show at Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. All you have to do is leave a comment below(with your email address) naming off your favorite song of the new Tycho – Dive album. We will announce the the winners Sunday morning, good luck.
Tycho Live (w/ band)
Korallreven (DJ Set)
Sun, October 16, 2011
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Music Hall of Williamsburg
18 and over
Details / Tickets
If you’re not in the area, we’re also touring with Little Dragon down the east coast – details here.
Just so you guys know Scott put an attractive line of shirts together this week under the name 45. I actually asked him recently about the approach of these and he told me that he only makes shirts that he would want to wear and not just some tee that are branded, made a lot of sense, its funny when a designer can’t or won’t wear their own shirts but still offers them for sale, would love your thoughts on the design.
Here are links to the store so you can grab your favorite one:
45 Black on White
45 White on Grey
45 Black/White on Coffee
Artwork for the "Hours" single off the Tycho "Dive" album
If you head over to iTunes this morning you’ll see Hours is up with an exclusive live version of Cascade available to download, thanks for all kind words on Hours, I hope people have fun tonight in Los Angeles at Echoplex.