Love & Light set a futuristic soundscape with an understated psi-fi excursion into Dubstep realms, the mood picks up quickly after that with Samples crunching bits with a glitchy banger take on the tune ‘Inertia’. On the deeper side Aligning Minds provides lushed out landscapes of dubby atmosphere set to rhythmic urban beats. Knight Riderz then pound out a Trap slammer that has already proven to get dancefloors bouncing. Dov then comes in with a Drum & Bass version of ‘Apex’ with reworked horns utilizing dancehall influences and then dropping into an epic wobbly bassline drop. Hypha rounds things off with a gorgeous tune that goes even further ‘out there’ with a tune or what could also fall into ‘Future-Bass’ , ‘Slowfast’ or ‘Juke’ genre descriptions. All in all a thorough journey through some of Bass Musics sub-genres.
Archive for Ambient Garage
Download:George Maple – OPST
The boys are currently recording their album in Red Bull Studios, London and will be taking in dates across the UK and Europe this Summer, including the likes of Creamfields, Hideout and Reading & Leeds.
Download:XLR8R Podcast 293 Bondax
01 FKJ “Untitled” (Roche)
02 Kartell “Cost of Love” (Roche)
03 Bonobo “Ten Tigers” (Ninja Tune)
04 Snakehips “On & On”
05 Blackstreet “No Diggity (Bondax Remix)”
06 Justin Timberlake “Suit and Tie (Ta-ku Remix)”
07 FKJ “So Much to Me” (Roche)
08 Xtrafunk “Memories” (Roche)
09 Moon Boots “Unknown”
10 Isaac Tichauer “Doing What I Got” (French Express)
11 Rogue Vogue “Feel Love” (Nuclear Family)
12 Bondax “Gold (Moon Boots Remix)” (Justus/Relentless)
13 Modjo “Lady (Kaytranada Remix)”
14 Xtrafunk “Deep Down” (Roche)
15 La Royale “The Crush” (Electrique)
16 DJ Q “Closer Than Close”
17 Squarehead “No One Has to Know” (Pets)
18 Paul Lawrence “One Desire”
19 Fatboy Slim “Praise You (Maribou State Remix)”
20 Karma Kid “In My Arms”
21 Skanky “1morenight”
22 Softwar “This Time Around” (Future Classic)
23 Plezier “On Time” (Radio Los Santos)
24 Alex Perez “Annie’s Song (Maddslinky Remix)” (Shotgun)
25 Shlohmo/Chris Brown “Places/Yo (Bondax Blend)”
Say Lou Lou offer up a brand new remix of their incredible second single Julian by the Seattle-based DJ Sango. Stripping the track back to a throbbing back beat and staccato hi-hats, it’s just something else to get you excited about their highly anticipated forthcoming debut album.
Julian released May 6th via à Deux Records.
Digital and limited 7-inch vinyl including the B-side ‘Fool Of Me’ Featuring Chet Faker.
Hafiza [INNOCENCE] is OLUGBENGA’s debut release. Having built a following DJing at festivals and clubs worldwide, crafting remixes and producing mixtapes, OLUGBENGA’s music draws on elements from hip-hop, techno, gospel and the claustrophobic soundscapes of post-rock.
As a producer, OLUGBENGA’s work has seen him receive support on BBC 6Music from Lauren Laverne and a selection of BBC Radio 1 presenters including Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens. There have been remixes for the likes of Alt-J and Esben And The Witch – all of this support arriving before he has officially released a signed piece of solo material.
Otherwise known as Olugbenga Adelekan and as bassist from the Mercury nominated band Metronomy, Hafiza [INNOCENCE] sees this artist creating unique and personal electronic music with commercial sensibilities. What originally seem like vocal samples are in fact OLUGBENGA’s own singing pitched and edited in ways that span forlorn choruses to percussive melodies. Saw-wave synthesisers and huge bottom ends back up these three tracks, which feel equally at home in both the club and headphones.
A1. Hafiza [INNOCENCE]
B1. I Can Be Whatever You’re After
B2. Time Dollars
Inspired by a common love for classical music, film soundtracks, ambient white noise, dub techno and hip hop; Sanctums is the experimental electronic musical project of friends Dan Solo and Evangelos Typist. Their 2012 white label release ‘Truth Lifting Up Its Head Against Scandals’ caught the attention of Andrew Ryce at Resident Advisor, who wrote “By the time the masterful closer rolls around, they’ll have you deeply immersed in their world. You’ll be glad you stuck around.”
‘Modern Math 001’ works a spectrum of feelings. No one musical influence overbears any other. Lead track ‘Thirst Or Land’ introduces the EP’s deep textures through hypnotically layered patterns. ‘Satellite Past Tense’ pulls the grittiness away for a brief and shining moment, leaving listeners awash in sunrise tranquillity. ‘Tympanum’ marches relentlessly onward, house structure forming the ethereal Sanctums sound into a near chant.
Sanctums have effectively appropriated their myriad tastes and loves into a coherent whole that stands alone, a testament to the appeal of those who slave for their craft, pouring hours into the computer screen, deep into the night. Dark brooding into elevated movement. Tension into beauty. Less into more. A muted urban soundscape painted with woozy vocal flourishes and hypnotic walls of reverb. These are the alchemical sonic tricks Sanctums play on ‘Modern Math 001’.
Release Date: 31st May 2013
01 Thirst or Land
03 Satellite Past Tense
04 Magnum Opiate
05 Jaguar (Silence in Presence)
06 Pyramid Scheme
& (Jesse From The Neighbourhood) Remixes GHOST LOFT
Download:Ghost Loft – Seconds (& Remix)
AUDIO DOUGHNUTS’ latest signing, DEBIAN BLAK, readies his much anticipated ‘Six Months From Mars EP’ for them featuring four original tracks with vocal collaborations from NEO JOSHUA and MT. WOLF’S (one of CLASH MAGAZINE’S 2013 bands to watch) lead vocalist KATE WOLF. To celebrate his partnership with the label he is giving away his three track concept EP - ‘Debian Blak x Aaliyah’ which is now available to download.
The three songs are a bootleg rework project dedicated to one of his favorite 90’s musicians – the departed RnB superstar, AALIYAH. Re-interpreting her music, Debian set out to re-build her songs as if he had originally produced the material today, taking them in a new previously unheard direction.
Debian’s natural musicianship developed over the years through playing the violin, drums and piano which
lead to an interest in production with him honing his skills from the age of 16. He burst onto the electronic scene in 2009 with a remix of KIDKANEVIL’S ‘Tokyorkshire’, alongside R+S regular AIRHEAD on FIRST WORLD RECORDS, the home where he released his first critically-acclaimed debut EP, ‘A Hint of Menace’.
His well received debut catapulted him to the forefront of the underground electronic scene and garnered
rave reviews and air play on BBC 6 MUSIC with praise coming from MARY ANNE HOBBS, DAEDELUS and NICOLAS JAAR. Never one to stand still and while playing in a variety of bands, along with soundtracking television shows and films, he produced another solid release, ‘Hawks & Spies’ for First World Records which really highlighted his distinctive production skills and brought his natural song writing ability to the fore.