Mount Kimbie - Field
one of my favorite releases last year was Mount Kimbie’s Maybes EP. Dominic Maker and Kai Campos, two UK musicians based in London, and that share more in common stylistically to certain sounds going on in the US underground than the UK ‘dubstep’ scene they’re often shamelessly thrown into, released Field earlier this month in anticipation of their July debut album Crooks...
The Stuyvesants - Brooklyn's Finest
now for a little change of pace. anyone that knows me probably knows that i’m from NYC, and I shamelessly rep the city all day, everyday (although i’m currently living in Chicago). being in NYC, you gain a strong love & appreciation for hip-hop music & culture (it’s ubiquitous). that being said, in 2010, there isn’t too much to get excited about in terms of...
i was over at Double Denim’s tumblr checking out some tunes when I came across Evenings track, Still Young. i don’t know much about Nathan Broaddus, but he makes some chilled-out electronic music that makes use of stuttering samples, hazy synth hums, and melancholy summer-pop melodies. [Edit] digital EP called North Dorm out now over at his bandcamp. tight productions all around. ...
nwslcr: big history - every bone (party time...
Watching TV Compilation DL Link: Watching TV 14 tracks i’ve compiled made by friends, acquaintances, future enemies, etc. we are taking over the interweb. get fucckkkkkkkking hype. tracklist: 1.SNuffy - The Bank (Tellmon & Paragus Footwork Remix) 2.Party Time 2000 - What Might It Feel Like (Demo) 3.Merk - The Way We Was 4.D/A/D - The Look of Being Old 5.yosup -...
Kiitos Sara aka Sara Fabulous for all you that don’t know, makes some gorgeous harp music. equal parts dream-pop + african harp tunes, she combines hypnotizing strings and her haunting vocals to create a blend of trance-inducing harp-pop. she’ll be releasing her debut album, “Kittos Sara” by the end of the summer. keep an eye out. get hype. mp3s Velvet Beach Trees are...
Duane & Co. - Ultimate J.B. Trax (1988)
oldie but goodie to get your saturday night started right. classic and often overlooked out-of-print chicago house 12” by Duane & Co. on the seminal Dance Mania label. Ultimate JB Trax
Murk(ie) aka Merk
check out the homie Murkie aka Merk aka n0nsense for all ya’ll that didn’t know. cool dude from pa, been onto him/corresponding for a while. he makes really smooth electronic post-dilla hip-hop, lots of analog equipment, laptops, you know the deal. get hype. the way we was by Murk(ie) Love (make it) by Murk(ie) also, check out the band he’s in, McKenzie, which is also...
DJ Nate - Back Up Kid
more footwork tracks, this time from DJ Nate. this goes hard. also, if you haven’t checked out DJ Tellmon’s New School Footwurk Mix, do so now.
so there’s this girl i met when i lived out east named Danielle “Danz” Johnson, aka Computer Magic. she makes some very catchy tropical pop tunes. check out her newest track, Electronic Fences. get hype. Electronic Fences by Computer Magic also, On VHS by Computer Magic zdanz.com
Paragus aka Jake Dietz, a good friend and frequent musical collaborator, makes expansive, often improvised ambient music, experimenting with tape loops, his vocals, feedback, melodica, guitar and pretty much anything else around him at the moment. a few days back I posted an improvised collaboration he and i made(C_W #1 ), and earlier this year he put out the Losses EP, which is “a unique...
Ali Berger - Departures EP (2010)
really smooth synth funk meets glitch-hop tracks from dude named Ali Berger. these tracks are beautifully mixed - really professional grade stuff here. get hype. Departures EP
Lil B aka The Based God
i haven’t been this excited about a new hip-hop artist since Supreeme, or since Lil’ Wayne dropped like 50 mixtapes. Lil B, who hails from Berkley, California, embodies the hustle and prolific output of Weezy (whom he name drops numerous times and is an obvious influence) and the abstract, fluid intellect of Busdriver. apparently dude has put out like 1000+ songs, written a book,...
DJ Roc - I Can't Let Go
My current favorite footwork track by Chicago’s DJ Roc. it goes hard.
Com Truise - Cyanide Sisters EP (2010) →
new release on AMDISCS by Com Truise. nice 80’s-nostalgic sounding analog synth tunes closely aligned with the “Chillwave” scene or whatever. get hype.
DsorDNE - Grafio Ricerca 002 (1988) →
keeping up with the theme of oldies but goodies, here’s a cassette digitization of some nice minimal synth drones and spaced-out analog experiments released in Italy on the Hax label.
Kreem - Triangle of Love (1986) →
great Juan Atkins & Kevin Saunderson produced single for Metroplex from 1986. as far as i know, it’s out of print + the vocal work sounds eerily relevant today.
Mickey Mickey Rourke - Festive Bummer →
this came out a minute ago, but whatever. cool dude i’ve had some correspondence with. great ambient guitar work. keep an eye out for “M M R” being released soon. http://www.myspace.com/mickeymickeyrourke
Jeremiah Jae - EATING DONUTS & Other Refined Foods... →
new drop from Jeremiah Jae. earlier this year he released one of my favorite releases so far, the DXNCE EP. check that out if you haven’t heard it. truly post-modern music; hip-hop distilled to it’s purest form. get hype. http://www.myspace.com/yellowmask http://rateyourmusic.com/release/ep/jeremiah_jae/dxnce/
Paragus & SNuffy - C_W #1
minimal synth improv from Paragus and i. check him out on myspace. http://www.myspace.com/paragusdundun Paragus & Snuffy - C_W #1 by SNuffy
InfinitiRock - 17Years →
check out this dude from NYC’s self-released beat tape. real nice sounds. and only 17 years old?
DJ Tellmon's New School Footwurk Mixtape
chicago footwork. get hype. DJ Tellmon’s New School Footwurk Mixtape by Tellmon