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TOP 100 Promo Chart – October 2013

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Some of the best tracks from albums,ep’s,compilations…arrived at our mailbox extramusicnew(at)gmail.com.
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1. Machinedrum – Dont 1 2 Lose U (4:17) INFO
2. DARKSIDE – 1120 (11:20) INFO
3. Samuel – Falling Star (1:48) INFO
4. Olaf Stuut – Equilibre (7:09)INFO
5. Around7 – Let’s Cook Betty (3:40) INFO
6. Renato Ratier – MIDNIGHT SUN (4:52) INFO
7. Alice Rose – Shadow princess (3:45) INFO
8. Arts The Beatdoctor – IL404 (5:15) INFO
9. Masia One and ill.Gates – Warriors Tongue (ill.Gates Remix) (4:18) INFO
10. Persian Empire & Ariel Camusso – Time (123Mrk Remix) (4:23) INFO
11. Guy j – Seven (9:13)
12. Raffertie – Rain (Teebs Remix) (4:06)
13. thundercat/Ruslan – Hiroshi Yamauchi (R.I.P) (3:28)
14. Incognito – Black Magic (Philth remix) (5:47)
15. RALPH MYERZ – Friday Night feat. Nicki Noelle (3:02)
16. Dionysus – Cherry Blossom (9:41)
17. Daniele Stella – Emi (Original Mix) (5:58)
18. Keys N Krates – I Just Can’t Deny | Dim Mak DM488 (4:00)
19. Wareika – After Berlin (7:43)
20. Protohype – Fly (feat. Alina Renae) (Isqa Remix) (4:41)
21. onlyjoe – Play With Fire [DJ Madd - Remix] (4:44)
22. Anna Lunoe – Anna Lunoe – Breathe (Extended) (5:42)
23. Shiva – Noctilucent (6:47)
24. Noisia – Gutterpump (AFFKT remix) (7:44)
25. Felix Cartal – After Dark feat. Koko LaRoo (Ex Boyfriend Remix)Dim Mak DM505 (3:20)
26. Codec – No More (1998) (5:36)
27. Ritzi Lee – 7th Contact (Fuse Mix) (6:38)
28. Man With No Shadow – Sinus (6:43)
29. Trampa – Catch That (6:10)
30. Alan de Laniere – Breaking Dawn (Deep Mix) (6:17)
31. Shed – 44A (Hard Wax Forever!) (3:49)
32. Break & Xtrah Feat. DRS – Always New (5:07)
33. Ian Metty – You MSTR (6:31)
34. Dejan Dex – Vinyl Orchestra (Original Mix) (5:27)
35. Lorna Dune – Miamisphere (Terekke Remix) (6:16)
36. NZ Shapeshifter – Gravity (Lenzman Remix) (5:40)
37. Daft Punk – Get Funcky (Benji Boko Remix) (3:57)
38. Pixel82 – Untitled Love (Original Mix) (8:31)
39. Off The Cuff – The Natural Feel (Colin John Remix) (7:03)
40. Miguel – Sure Thing (Phazz Remix) (3:00)
41. Iltoro – one chilom one song (4:40)
42. Bottin – Plastic (In Flagranti Remix) (6:15)
43. Yuuki Sakai – Cigarette (Original Mix) (6:12)
44. Mike La Funk Feat. Max C – Don’t Wanna Be Alone (Jason Chance Remix) (6:17)
45. DJ Puzzle – Brain Machine (Werk It) (3:06)
46. King – SOFL (Air Stegosaurus Remix) (4:02)
47. Electric Rescue – Non Exchangable (8:32)
48. Audrio – Dreaming Wide Awake (Daniel Beasley remix) (6:28)
49. Headhunterz ft. Tatu – Colors (Extended Mix) (5:45)
50. Euclio – Late Night Walk (4:26)
51. Hannu Ikola – Black Ingrained Dust (7:33)
52. Tin Man – Hack (7:12)
53. Sebjak & Mike Hawkins – Let’s Go (Ultra) (5:25)
54. Tuomas Rantanen – Morning In Madagascar(8:07)
55. Climbers – It’s All I Need (Original Mix) (6:41)
56. DJ T. & Mia Lucci – How It’s Gonna Be (Dub) (8:31)
57. Christian Smith & Wehbba – Werk (Passion Over Fashion 2.3) (7:03)
58. Donny Marano – Mosca (Marcos Carnaval Remix) (8:11)
59. Fabian Dresens feat. Quartz Clocks – Know You (John Barera remix) (6:26)
60. Yohan Esprada – Mahajanga (Mick Verma Remix) (5:08)
61. Silver City and Patriarca – Streets Are Like (Julian Sanza Cminito Remix) (6:19)
62. Carlo Astuti Feat. Evan Mellows – Stare Into The Stars (Original Mix) (6:31)
63. Phil Weeks – JB’s Theme (6:21)
64. Patrick Bateman – Club Queen (Billy Johnston & Gennaro Mastrantonio Remix) (6:55)
65. UZB – Crome (6:04)
66. Baishe Kings Like (3:07)
67. Sick Individuals & Axwell ft. Taylr Renee – I AM (Original Mix) (6:30)
68. Jack Eye Jones – Jack Eye Jones – AU (4:57)
69. SION – Make You Do (6:49)
70. OL-047 – Verde Bottiglia (Deadbeat Remix) (8:00)
71. Ludowick – Get It Off (Moodymanc’s Dubble Dub) (6:50)
72. William Welt – Vibe & Soal (Melos + Kyber Remix) (7:32)
73. Christian Hornbostel – Twerking (Backstage Twerking) (8:23)
74. Pink Skull – Only Yoo (6:28)
75. Tony Dee – Enygma (Original Mix) (8:00)
76. Carlos Lamar – PAN005 03 Carlos Lamar – One Day We Fly (Dub Version) (8:36)
77. Spherical Coordinates – scjkn-06 (Original Mix) (6:05)
78. DiscoSocks – I’ll Be Getting Down (4:11)
79. Don Diablo & Matt Nash – Starlight (Could You Be Mine) (Otto Knows Remix) (6:22)
80. Elmar Strathe – Background Athmos (4:36)
81. Andrea Perini – Realtime (A.D.M. & Simone Cristini Remix) (6:42)
82. Markus Mehta – Side Effect (Hermanez Remix) (6:47)
83. Anton Kuertz – The Jungle Issue (ME.N.U. Remix) (10:29)
84. Rafiki & Draize (feat. GK) – Clockwork (5:15)
85. HI@ST – Yellow Rays (Original Mix) copy (6:48)
86. Sander Young & Pieter Steijger – Denial (mastered) (6:52)
87. Hooved – TMLSS1 (Thomas Brinkmann Remix) (7:40)
88. Monomood – The Siren (6:04)
89. El Bandidos – Ribbon (6:47)
90. Joe Bellingham – Our Reflection Blues (Ghosts on Tape Remix) (7:03)
91. Billy Johnston & Gennaro Mastrantonio – Isolator (9:17)
92. George Morel – Keep It Rolling (Morel’s Acid Mix) (6:00)
93. Kama – El Guapo (Art Level Perspective Remix) (7:17)
94. Pedro.Martins – Cosmic Hooker (BLOT! Redlight Disco Remix) (7:03)
95. Raoul09 Gregorythme 1 Born Again (8:16)
96. Martinez – Projections (9:38)
97. Norman Doray – TroubleMaker (5:41)
98. Daddy’s Groove ft. Mindshake – Surrender (Extended Mix) (6:07)
99. WLF – Pierre (7:11)
100. Ruben Brundell – Movement And Ambition (5:49)

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Pursuit Grooves new Frantically Hopeful EPK

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2011 by E.N.

Pursuit Grooves will be releasing her solo LP “Frantically Hopeful” in June on Pinch operated Tectonic Recordings. It is guaranteed to be a stand out album for 2011 with early buzz play by Brackles and AlexNut of RinseFM and Anthony Valadez of KCRW

stream “Peace Talks”

and “Transformation of Consciousness”

The LP continues rhythmically where last year’s ‘Fox Trot Mannerisms’ EP left off but launches into a different head space with lyrics touching on current affairs and technological dependency.

Juggling all angles from production, songwriting, MCing and singing, Pursuit Grooves continues what she does best, fusing elements of electronic, hip hop, house and broken beats with sensual melodies and vocals. ‘Frantically Hopeful’ challenges conversations and feet alike, offering a true backdrop to the world we live in today.

Pursuit Grooves has 4 albums under her belt plus numerous live gigs performed in the UK, Germany, Spain, Japan, Australia and beyond. Having received kudos from Gilles Peterson, IDJ, DJ Magazine, Fact Mag, Boomkat etc for last years EP “Fox Trot Mannerisms”, Vanese Smith is one of the few producers in the eclectic beat scene who is also an energetic and skilled vocalist/MC who also mainly uses a hardware sampler when performing live. She is also a 2008 Redbull Music Academy alum which also included Onra, Teebs, Dorian Concept, Lukid, Cardopusher and Fatima. Providing sounds that are equal parts soul, house, and broken beat, Pursuit Grooves always DELIVERS!
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Nosaj Thing -Drift Remixed

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2010 by E.N.

Nosaj Thing
Drift Remixed
Label: Alpha Pup Records
Release Date: Nov-02-2010
Alpha Pup Records is proud to announce the release of Drift Remixed, the companion piece to Nosaj Thing’s breakout debut, Drift. Featuring contributions from trendsetting luminaries and contemporaries alike, Drift Remixed brings together an impressive roster of electronic musicÕs finest to reimagine the otherworldly compositions of Drift.

Released in June of 2009 by Alpha Pup Records, Drift was greeted with unanimous global acclaim. Pitchfork awarded an excellent 7.9 rating, calling the album “gorgeously haunted… sonic Easter Eggs for a thousand listens.” Since then, Nosaj Thing has remixed artists such as The xx and Charlotte Gainsbourg, while his synced visual show has created a buzz worldwide. Next month Nosaj Thing will be touring his visual show for the first time in North America, a celebration of sorts for the release of Drift Remixed.

1. Quest (Low Limit Remix)
2. Voices (Dorian Concept Remix)
3. Us (Dntel Remix)
4. Caves (Teebs Remix)
5. Fog (Jamie xx Remix)
6. Us (Jon Hopkins Remix)
7. Coat of Arms (Daedelus Remix)
8. Light #1 (Take Remix)
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Nosaj Thing “Coat of Arms”
http://www.alphapuprecords.com

Teebs free downloads from debut album ‘Ardour’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2010 by E.N.


Teebs ‘Why Like This’, from the forthcoming debut album ‘Ardour’. Get a FREE download of this track at FACT magazine.


Teebs – ‘Arthur’s Birds’


Taken from the forthcoming Teebs album ‘Ardour’, released on Brainfeeder on 11 October. Free download of this track at LA Times.

“Teebs has such a unique and tender magic, as an artist, as a producer and as a human being…He’s a gifted and rare kind…”
- Mary Anne Hobbs

“Everything he does is gold, he does HIS thing, always has and I suspect, always will.”
- Dimlite

As music from the Los Angeles area thrives and swells across the globe, one of it’s most beloved and deeply rooted members steps out with an LP full of infectious melodies, subtle hip-hop and a kaleidoscope of sound. Music for the imagination.

Ardour is the debut album by long time running My Hollow Drum, Dublab, and recent Brainfeeder artist, Teebs. Born in New York to Malawi and Barbados origins, Mtendere (pronounced “ten-
de-ra”) (Chichewa for “Peace”) Mandowa, is a 23 year-old producer who bounced around the East Coast before finally planting his feet in the Southern California suburb of Chino Hills.

A city known for it’s rolling hills and FBI ranking of one of the safest in the United States, Teebs developed his artistry right outside Los Angeles’ county line and just south of the Orange County beach community. Music may have come by accident, literally. A skateboard injury sidelined Teebs, which led to a concentration on art.

Through great focus and vision, Teebs made a name for himself as a skilled painter. His artwork found on canvases of all form, from walls to record covers, become imbued with vibrant color, energy, and shape.

From paint and brush, Teebs slowly found himself in the world of music making.

Early in his musical pursuits, Teebs joined a group of like-minded friends and producers who went by the name ‘My Hollow Drum’. Within this crew, he was able to build new ideas, share works and perfect his production craft. Intrigued with what was going on in Los Angeles’ evolving electronic scene, he never expected to fall directly into it.

He began interning for the acclaimed online radio stream, Dublab. This sparked his self-expression, spirit and growth as an artist. Being around music, art and a creative atmosphere while brushing shoulders with the artists he admired from the area.

Teebs was accepted into the Red Bull Music Academy for their 2008 edition in Barcelona, Spain. Upon arrival back home, Teebs became even more focused on his music and art. A chance meeting with Flying Lotus led to his involvement and joining of the newly founded Brainfeeder collective. Having previously heard from local producers and DJs about this new up and comer, Lotus didn’t hesitate to take Teebs under his wing after hearing some of his earliest beats. Ardour began to bloom.

Ardour was made during two major periods of his life. Having just lost his job and with little to no money, Teebs moved into the same apartment complex as Flying Lotus and shared living quarters with another Brainfeeder affiliate, Samiyam. It was here that the beginning stages and one-half of Ardour were created. Before Teebs was aware his album was showing itself, his father who had been terminally ill, passed away. He moved back home and stopped making music.

Back home, Teebs finished were he left off.

Ardour, two years in the making, is the result of Teebs’ journey thus far. More than the music, it’s the feeling he wants to convey. The idea of hearing something you really love, the moment you know something is really special. Flying Lotus said, “Teebs music sounds like an island vacation…The way Avatar looks.” What’s often said about Teebs’ sound is the warmth it has on the listener. It’s only fitting that a title like Ardour, which is defined as “great intensity and warmth” is used to represent this essential chapter to the ever-growing puzzle of Los Angeles.

Released by: BRAINFEEDER
Release/catalogue number: BFDNL011
Release date: Oct 4, 2010

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More Teebs at EMN Free Downloads
All City pres. Daedelus / Teebs – LA 6+free download
(download)Teebs-Svetlana Shortcast vol.1
(donwload)Teebs: XLR8R Podcast 140
SVET002:Teebs & Jackhigh – The Tropics EP+free download

All City pres. Daedelus / Teebs – LA 6+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by E.N.

rel date: 10 vinyl 20 sept / digital 28th sept 

 Daedelus ‘Fates Say’  free download HERE!

For the sixth 10 of the series we have lined up one of LA’s old guard and one of the hardest working – Daedelus (Plug Research/Brainfeeder) alongside new comer Teebs (Brainfeeder/Poobah). A founding member of LA’s Dublab internet radio station and with a discography spanning over 10 years not to mention multiple genres, Daedelus’s rep as one of the godfathers of the current beat scene is well earned. His side here reads as one continuous stream of music in six parts. Seamlessly flowing the best it builds right to the last track – Vous Ites Stereo – a fantastic Stereolab flip. On the other side Teebs, who already designed the Knxwledge cover for us earlier this year, comes with 4 lush tracks. One of the privileged few who can post fix his name with the word ‘Brainfeeder’ expect to hear more from him in the future.
Tracklist

  1. Fates Say Listen Now
  2. Youve Heard Listen Now
  3. Old Hearts Listen Now
  4. Youve Known Listen Now
  5. Strange Days Listen Now
  6. Vous Ites Stereo Listen Now
  7. Archipelago Listen Now
  8. Flower Drum Song Listen Now
  9. Anchor Steam Listen Now
  10. Untitled 4 Listen Now

preorder HERE

Coming soon Martyn and Mike Slott

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Teebs – Ardour album on Brainfeeder October 18th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2010 by E.N.


This October, Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder imprint will release the first album by Mtendere Mandowa, AKA Teebs.

Mandowa is the latest young artist Flying Lotus has taken under his wing, following Lorn and Ras G, both of whom released debut albums on Brainfeeder over the past two years. Born in New York to Malawi and Barbadian parents, the 23-year-old producer was primarily a visual artist until he moved to LA and fell in with a collective called My Hollow Drum, who turned him onto the city’s electronic music scene. Since his debut a few years ago, he has put out an EP on Svetlana Industries, landed a track on Mary Anne Hobbs’s Wild Angels compilation and attended the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona. Soon he crossed paths with Flying Lotus, who liked the feel of his early tracks and brought him into the Brainfeeder stable.

Musically, Teebs is an easy fit for Brainfeeder: his tracks are loose, hip-hop inspired and described by Flying Lotus as sounding “the way Avatar looks.” Ardour features 18 new productions by Teebs, plus cover art painted by the man himself.

Tracklist
01. You’ve Changed
02. Bound Ball
03. Double Fifths
04. While You Doooo
05. Moments
06. Burner
07. Wind Loop
08. Lakeshore Ave.
09. Arthur’s Birds
10. Gordon
11. Bern Rhythm
12. Felt Tip
13. King Bathtub
14. My Whole Life
15. Long Distance feat. Gaby Hernandez
16. Why Like This
17. Humming Birds
18. Autumn Antique

Brainfeeder will release Teeb’s Ardour on October 18th, 2010.

(RA)

(download)Teebs-Svetlana Shortcast vol.1

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2010 by E.N.

More Good News and Music From Svetlana,brand new shortcast arrived from TEEBS,for more info read below,New album on our favorite Label Brainfeeder soon+new ep !
New mixes from svetlana from Coco Bryce, Lukid, Hovatron, Dem Hunger, Jar Moff from Greece soon,whatch this space!

Svetlana Press
We could think of no one better to launch our series than California beatmaker, painter, rising star and Svetlana recording artist Teebs.

Teebs has been building a considerable reputation in his own quiet way.

A member of the LA-based Brainfeeder collective, he was first featured on Mary Anne Hobbs’ “Wild Angels” compilation, before releasing the collaborative Tropics EP with Jackhigh on Svetlana in April 2010.

He’s built a reputation as much as a painter as a musician, producing the artwork for The Tropics EP as well as a series of limited handpainted covers. He’s also produced commissioned artwork for a range of other artists and exhibits regularly in and around Los Angeles.

His music is distinctive in being both abstract and emotional at the same time, with an almost jazz-like ambiguity to its mood.

As of July 2010 he is currently touring the USA with Shlohmo and will release his debut album shortly on Brainfeeder’s own label.

http://www.myspace.com/teeeb
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(donwload)Teebs: XLR8R Podcast 140

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by E.N.

Young Teebs is more than just another producer in Southern California’s über-fertile beat scene. The Chino Hills resident—who swears that he’s moving back to LA proper very soon—is not only busy putting the finishing touches on a debut album slated for release on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label later this year, he’s also an accomplished skater, artist, and painter. Basically, he’s one of those dudes who’s seemingly good at just about everything he does. Like many of his musical brethren, he claims to have been originally inspired by trips to vaunted weekly club night Low End Theory, although we’re guessing that the fact that he also has spent time living with FlyLo and Samiyam certainly hasn’t stifled his development as an artist. Now he’s fresh off the release of his collaborative Tropics EP with UK producer Jackhigh, and about to embark on a summer tour with like-minded young buck Shlohmo, so we were lucky to pin Teebs down long enough to put together a mix for the XLR8R podcast. Stuffed with hazy, blunted beats, the mix nicely captures the spirit of the LA sound and also happens to feature a grip of unreleased and exclusive tunes.

(donwload) Teebs: XLR8R Podcast 140

01 Kutmah “Warm Like The Sunshine” (Poobah)
02 Million Young “Chlorophyl”
03 Jeremiah Jae “Money and Food”
04 Teebs “Arthurs Birds”
05 Teebs “Cook, Clean, Pay the Rent (2nd Edit)”
06 Kona Triangle “Mango Rubicon” (Porter)
07 Flying Lotus “Drips/Auntie’s Harp” (Warp)
08 Alex B feat. Harold “Seriously Again”
09 Flying Lotus “Satelllliiiiiteee” (Warp)
10 Dungen “Fretag” (Kemado)
11 Baths “Hall” (Anticon)
12 Teebs “While You Dooooo”
13 Juj “My Room” (Wedidit)
14 Teebs “Personal Winter” (Dublab Japan)
15 Flying Lotus “One for Kutmah”
16 Boards of Canada “Music Has the Right to Children (Oscar McClure Remix)”
17 Savath & Savalas “Te Quiero Pero Por Otro” (Warp)
18 Knxledge “Give Em Some Beats”
19 Knxledge “BB125.84″
20 Teebs “Why Like This”
21 Kutmah “Intro/Outro Shit”

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Brainfeeder Radio presents… COSMOGRAMMA SPECIAL 4/20 Listen Now

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by E.N.


To celebrate 4/20 and the forthcoming album release of ‘Cosmogramma’, Flying Lotus and members of his Brainfeeder crew descend on the Dublab studios for several hours to play some records and make some sounds especially for you.

FlyLo will take you through the chosen cuts from his new LP Cosmogramma, out 3rd / 4th May.

Other participants include The Gaslamp Killer, Ras G, Daedelus, Teebs, Matthewdavid, Dr. Strangeloop and mor

These are the direct stream links – if one is busy, try the next one.. and so on.
LISTEN 1

LISTEN 2
(IN iTUNES IT’s ‘MENU > ADVANCED > OPEN AUDIO STREAM’ then PASTE IN THE URL)

LISTEN 3 – USTREAM

http://flying-lotus.com/radio

SVET002:Teebs & Jackhigh – The Tropics EP+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by E.N.


Svetlana Industries is proud to announce their second release, SVET002.

Buy
This release is something quite different and something quite special. The Tropics EP is a seven track mini album, the product of an 18 month collaboration between LA based beatmaker Teebs and UK producer Jackhigh, and is already attracting serious praise from some esteemed figures.

Free Download Clutch

Both are young producers, and yet both have been involved in the ‘wonky’ or beats scene since it first came to public attention. Moreover, despite long respect and recognition in the scene, this is the first major release for both artists. Previously, Teebs had a track featured on the prestigious Wild Angels compilation from Mary Anne Hobbs on Planet Mu Records, while a 17 year old Jackhigh was featured alongside Rustie and 1000names on the genre-defining Beatnicks Vols. 1 & 2 EPs from Germany’s Up My Alley, which went through a number of represses and were most people’s first introduction to the scene in Europe.

The record is also a physical symbol of the origin of the beats scene as a possibly the first truly international online music scene, not based around a club or a record shop or a neighbourhood but of a network of pioneers from across the world.

Back in the day, London based Jackhigh had already been featured as 17 year old on the genre-defining Beatnicks EPs from Up My Alley label and started to get involved in collaborations, producing remixes and so on, while an equally young Teebs found himself living in LA with Flying Lotus and Samiyam for flatmates. As Teebs remembers it, Jackhigh put a snippet of a tune he liked on Myspace and Teebs asked him to send it over. “I flipped it, sent it back. He added strings, sent it back to me again. I flipped it again” And so it continued, in a slow organic way, loops becoming processed and degraded and altered and added to, and tracks slowly emerging.

The first piece to come out of this process was Clutch, also the first track on the record, and the first to ever get a public hearing as part of Flying Lotus’ legendary Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 in November 2008 (voted the best Radio 1 mix of the year).

Over time a total of seven tunes emerged. These tracks were produced in a unique way: they never existed as arrangements laid out in software on someone’s computer, only as a single stereo file, passed to and fro, and endlessly worked and tweaked and eroded.

The resulting tracks are musical archaeology: a bit of distortion that crept in there, a digital blip here, becomes encoded, processed, incorporated into the tune. What’s remarkable is how coherent the whole record actually sounds, given the lengthy long-distance process and the fact that to this day Teebs & Jackhigh have never met. This is truly a mini-album, an opus. All the pieces fit together like variations on a theme, and the record has a unique hazy, waterlogged sound: organic aquarelle nostalgia, simultaneously happy and sad. Sonically it’s as much connected to the compressed blessed out worlds of Toro Y Moi and Washed Out as it is glitchier beatmakers such as Hud Mo or Dorian Concept.

The artwork features Teebs distinctive abstract painting style which is increasingly in demand – he’s just finished some album cover commissions and his first large-scale exhibition. He often uses the technique of painting on top of vintage record sleeves he picks up, and as part of the release we’ll putting out an ultra limited edition of 25 unique hand painted sleeves by Teebs which will be available directly from us. We’ll also produce a limited run of 25 of our high quality undyed cotton made in Serbia Svetlana t shirts based on Teebs’ design.

This is the start of big things for both artists: Teebs will release an album on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label later this year, while Jackhigh has signed projects to both Rush Hour and Ghostly International in addition to Svetlana. Still early into 2010 The Tropics EP is a very different record and a sign of things to come: fresh, organic, mature, holistic, unified, and totally next level.

Reactions
“Absolutely amazing” – Mary Anne Hobbs

“Gorgeous” – FaltyDL

“This EP is stunning, i think it sounds beautiful.” – Alexander Nut

“this is great. loads of atmosphere! & the artwork is sick!” – Floating Points

“I really like Splash” – Hudson Mohawke

“This is a great release…very special…” – Architeq

“Vibes that I dig…” – Mono/Poly

“I love this.” – Mr Beatnick

“much gratitude for sending this my way! gorgeous gorgeous sounds.” – Shlohmo

“nice one… been listening to the promo all evening… peace” – Dorian Concept

LINKS

Svetlana Industries:

Teebs:

Jackhigh:
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