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FutureWorld, the debut album from acclaimed Washington, DC DJ/producer,Thomas Blondet, is out now on Rhythm & Culture Music.
FutureWorld is genre bending, multicultural, and forward thinking aural journey that defines the Rhythm & Culture sound. Furthermore, Blondet’s project highlights his production sensibilities and widespread vision garnered by the multitude of influences living in the nation’s capital. His impeccable ability to mesh melody with infectious rhythms makes this a dance release as well as an insurmountable task in itself.
FutureWorld blends together Jamaican toasters with Indian musical traditions, fusing harmoniously within a landscape of swirling synthesizer lines over a terrain of modern dance rhythms (Chan Ve). Gentle Spanish vocals float alongside cinematic Middle-Eastern melodies (Un Amor) evoking images of streaming water flowing from a fountain in an ornate Andalusian palace.
Blondet, playing the roles of artist, producer, and curator achieves this hybrid by carefully selecting a host of vocal collaborators including reggae legend Monsoon, Carol C (of SiSe), Tina M, and French vocalist Leyla Chatti. Blondet’s creative collaborators also include Kiran Gandhi (of M.I.A.) who played percussion on Curry Flava and Croatian musician, Fillip Novosel, with whom he teams up on Savo Vodo, resulting in powerful Baltic vocals and virtuosic musicianship. Combined with Blondet’s DJ-friendly beats, the result is a statement of how small the world has truly become.
Comprised of 13 compositions, FutureWorld carries the dialogue of a modern global community as it creates the future of a world together.
1. Chan Ve
2. Un Amor
3. Check One
4. Dil Da Jani
5. Beyond the Balkans
6. Tu Va Partir
7. Curry Flava
8. Savo Vodo
9. In This World
10. Dil Da Jani Reprise
11. Supreme Dub
12. Son of Fakir
13. In This World Dub
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REPTILE YOUTH release another exciting teaser from their upcoming album ‘Rivers That Run For A See That Is Gone’; ‘We’re All In Here’ is fantastic slice of upbeat synth infused pop with a slight Stone Roses’ swagger thrown in for good measure. The track is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD for the next 48 hours so get in quick – the album is out March 10th.
Download Deep House track “What i had 2 do” from Melbourne producer Amateur Dance
Hybrid Theory (Four40 Records) reworks the once tense gritty bass anthem with smooth musicality and slick garage grooves over the top of crisp four to the floor drum patterns and percussion. Jamie George’s pitched down vocal throughout creates a dark soulful presence, and with the use of cool melodic synths and stabs, the track is transformed into an uplifting big room banger while still maintaining its original underground essence.
Hybrid Theorys remix, (which was originally made only as a one off for Jamie and Hannah Wants) was first previewed as part of Jamie Georges “Ones2Watch” mix for Urban Nerds, but with the great feedback received on the track, Jamie and Hybrid Theory only saw it fit to give it away as an exclusive free download to you.
Audioglider a.k.a. Roberto Sodano has developed a strong reputation among the downtempo cognoscenti over the past 5 years, with releases on labels as respected and varied as Global Underground, Morrison Recordings, Renaissance, Exceptional Records and the German netlabel group FOEM before finding a permanent home at Section Records, who released the beautiful “Summer Rainstorm EP” in May 2013. He has garnered support from all quarters of the downtempo community in that time, notably The Big Chill, Ben Mynott of Fluidnation Radio and influential tastemaker blog and label, astrangelyisolatedplace, and the broad appeal of his musical style has attracted regular attention of such legends of the house scene as Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo and Glenn Morrison.
Developed with thought and care over a number of years, “Accidental Beauty” is a masterpiece of cross-genre downtempo that touches on many styles, each track evoking an individual response yet woven together into a lush journey that sounds balanced and cohesive as a whole. Drawing influences from the gamut of downtempo styles going right back to the 1980s, here you’ll find echoes of Cocteau Twins, 4AD, Boards of Canada, Nightmares On Wax and Ulrich Schnauss but bestowed with an intelligent contemporary edge through Roberto’s refined production techniques. From the cinematic opening with the ironically-named “End Titles”, through the subtle and intricate 21st century funk of Fluid Motion (with Florida based artist, D-Step) and My Tru Blood, via heavenly interludes like Dynamic Uno and Just Sound, before ending up in pure euphoric territory with Disappear, Polydirective (with Chicago’s Mucci) and the final track Cortexaphan, the listener is carried on a magic carpet ride through an ever-changing but always beautiful musical landscape.
Roberto’s musicianship and exquisite musical taste is evident throughout, blending guitars and electric bass with ethereal synths and high-definition beats with consummate skill that sounds effortless, never forced. The first essential album of 2013 and destined to join the ranks of the classics, you need “Accidental Beauty” in your collection.
Download:AUDIOGLIDER MIXTAPE VOL.15
enh – Private Ocean
AUDIOGLIDER – The Keymaster (XSPANCE remix)
Bowery Electric – Fear of Flying
David Douglas – Higher (Weval Remix)
Borealis – Love
Christ, – Ehaye (Live)
Data Rebel – Serenity
Bon Iver – Calgary (VMM remix)
Preghost – Seeker
Kevin ‘Bezel’ Dunn – Broken Sunrise
Lights Dim – Bats (A Song for Ukraine)
Cut Copy are internationally renowned for their raucous live show. Having left crowds from Berlin to El Paso in a state of sweaty ecstasy during the first leg of their globe-spanning Free Your Mind tour, the band will make their way back stateside for a string of national dates this spring, including two sold out shows at New York’s Terminal 5, Washington, DC, Nashville, Los Angeles & more!
Supporting the band on the North American tour will be up & coming Canadian artiste Jessy Lanza, whose debut album Pull My Hair Back was described by Cut Copy founder Dan Whitford as one of his favorite records of 2013: “it’s a fantastic example of left-field futuristic pop, fusing R&B with electronic production by Jeremy Greenspan. It’s beautiful, but also tough. So I’m really excited to see her perform it live when we tour together next month.” Turkish Prison (an offshoot of Midnight Juggernauts) will take the helm as the official tour DJ.
Full North American Tour w/ Jessy Lanza Kicks Off March 19!
3/19: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
3/20: Washington, DC @ Echostage
3/21: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/22: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/24: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
3/25: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
3/26: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
3/31: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
4/1: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
The ever talented ill-esha returns with her sophomore LP, Open Heart Surgery, due for a fitting February 14th release date on Gravitas Recordings. Taking an excursion from her norm, this multi-talented artist shows off her impressive vocal chops throughout 11 tracks. While the album hints at the bass heavy vibe of releases past, the redefined focus falls on the deep passion which can only be expressed through heartfelt vocals. Perfect for multiple listens, Open Heart Surgery will undoubtedly prove to transcend the current disposability of music, finding its way onto playlists for many years to come.
ill-esha – Crossroads
ill-esha – New Beginnings
ill-esha – High Voltage Storms
ill-esha – Happiness Is Lonely
ill-esha – Open Heart Surgery
ill-esha – Lighthouse
ill-esha – Dominoes
ill-esha – Sanctuary
ill-esha – Trembling Perfect ft. SAUCEmonster
ill-esha – The Letter
ill-esha – Lighthouse (Instrumental)
Feb 15 – St. Louis, MO – Performing Arts Center
Feb 27 – Austin, TX – The Parish
March 28 – Santa Barbara, CA – Serenity Gathering
June 5 – Ozark, AR – Wakarusa