Wednesday, March 6, 2013

DOPE TRACK: Sieren - Blue Memories

German producer Sieren crafts some absolutely amazing UK inspired bass on the final track of a split LP with Lomovolokno for Finest Ego. It's got all the classic elements of a Burial-influenced future garage track, like vinyl crackle throughout, deep, murky bass, reverb-heavy vocals, and the all-important skittering percussion elements. And it's FUCKING FANTASTIC, and simply a taste of the entire project which I've immediately become infatuated with since discovering yesterday. Deep, introspective tunes, odd percussion, powerful bass and a profound ethereality make for an awesome sonic combination, and these 2 new producers absolutely fucking kill it. Track 2 alone (Eena by Lomovolkono) is worth the 8 euro price tag on bandcamp.

free download of "Blue Memories" via xlr8r

Saturday, February 23, 2013

FREE MUSIC: Giraffage - Needs

I've been doing a lot of pontificating lately on the explosion of Trap music lately... Especially in Australia, everybody goddamn loves it, just tonight I made the mistake of leaving for a Flosstradamus/Lunice show at the same time as doors opened, unsurprisingly the queue was atrocious and it was sold out anyways. Still though, it's nice to know that producers are taking the influences of this exploding genre and already taking it in new, non club/pill/EDM directions in the same way that post-dubstep has taken the elements of that overblown genre and turned it into something new, if not immediately accessible to the EDM/Trap crowd, refreshing. It's with this thought in mind that I present to you San-Francisco producer Giraffage's debut Needs - a soulful, deep project which takes musical cues from R&B (through sampling), jazz, and generally chillout bass music, while framing the whole thing in trapstyle 808 and rolling hihat beats. Stream & download the excellent project below.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

DVNNY SETH - Prespliffs Vol. II

So I'm in Sydney now, finally feeling inspired enough to start posting again. So without any further bull-ish, here is the awesome mixtape from up-and-coming UK MC Dvnny Seth (pronounced Danny). His wacky style and unique voice/accent meld so deliciously with heavy-as, minimal trappy, trilly beats. Shit is huge, and don't be surprised to see this 21 year old get even bigger this year. The British are coming. Hard.

Download the mixtape here.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

FREE MUSIC: Captain Murphy - Duality

The cat's out of the bag - Flying Lotus IS Captain Murphy. For definitely. And you can download the deluxe version of the Duality mixtape, including tons of artwork and 2 bonus tracks, right here.

edit: click here for instrumentals

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Beats For Breakfast Mix #1

This is the first in a series of (probably monthly) mixes... All dreamy, lush, cosmic beats including Flying Lotus, AstroLogical, Daedelus, Shigeto and more!!!
Download here

Thursday, November 15, 2012

DOPE VIDEO: Captain Murphy - Duality

You may have heard of Captain Murphy. He's that new as-yet unidentified face in the bubbling cauldrons of recent avant-garde hip hop, a nebulous mystery man collaborating with the likes of Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, Azizi Gibson, and others. He's released a series awesomely psychedelic tunes lately, but just today drops the biggest Captain Murphy release yet: The stream of the debut mixtape "Duality," accompanied by this absolutely insane 35-minute visual. If you've got the time to fry your brain, I suggest sitting down, heading over to and tumbling headfirst into the psychedelic abyss of the "Duality" video, a full audio-visual-neural-carnal experience to say the least. Warning, some of it is very NSFW.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

DOPE BEATS: AstroLogical - Revitalizer

Every time Vancouver based beat-wizard/jellyfish AstroLogical drops new tunes, they just seem to get dramatically more amazing. He and Nick Wisdom just released another fantastic EP under their collaborative name "Potatohead People," and Astro himself just posted a taste of his forthcoming new EP "Citrus Harmony," slated to drop in 3 days. Complete with lush, dreamlike synths, heavy bouncy Astro beats, a groovy-ass bassline, and overall jazzy feel, "Revitalizer" is bound to leave you drifting.