16 posts tagged audio
GITNB has never been one to discriminate, and over the past year and a half I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the Irish electronic scene. Yesterday, one of Ireland’s up-and-coming star’s, SertOne asked me if I felt like the Irish electronic scene had a recognizable sound. What a great question. I responded by saying that Ireland’s electronic scene is more accessible and open in comparison to say the UK bass scene which is very down the rabbit hole. You have to be entrenched in the scene to even know about it, and well, to enjoy it. Whereas the Irish scene is much smaller and still tight knit, and because of the small number of producers, they are much more open to going outside their network when it comes to collabs, labels, even their fanbase.
When it comes to their actual sound, Reid provides a perfect example of that openness. Taking UK bass influence and blending very subtle elements of traditional Irish sounds, these producers have created a recognizable niche outlet all their own. It’s really something great.
The last time I wrote about REID I compared him to Stay+, in the way he gives heavy dripped electronic a shot of adrenaline. With “Miami” he turns up the heat (literally) even more with a hollowed out, dance inspired jam complete with a hard hitting beat and high pitched layers of twinkling bells that create this euphoric “let’s make this last forever” vibe. Really looking forward to more from this guy.
REID is busy finishing up an album and has a remix for Kitsune on the way, so hang tight.
MIXTAPE MONDAYS: A Few Good Gems
Got a couple more fantastic mixes I have really been digging that I wanted to share this Mixtape Monday. Also, be sure to check out my earlier post on Kutmah’s Worldwide Family Vol II mix that dropped today HERE.
The latest guest to share their current faves, Pedestrian does not disappoint with a mix of sexy, funky, soul, bass, and more that you can listen to all the way through. Keep an eye out for Pedestrian’s upcoming releases on 2nd Drop and Push & Run later this year. I am a big fan of his tunes and listening to his mix just furthers my love of this cat. Shit is chill as fuck, so get ready.
Dirg Gerner - Rubies & Diamonds feat. Fatima
Waldeck - Love Dub
Pedestrian - Soul Heroin feat. Dopamean & Juliette Sanders
Soosh - Us (Greenwood Sharps Remix)
DVA - Eye Know feat. Natalie Maddix
Bonobo - The Keeper (Banks Remix)
Shlohmo - It Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Jon Phonics - ROMES (Pedestrian Remix)
Lianne La Havas - Lost & Found (Gang Colours Remix)
With Joyful Lips & Asa - Bardo Thödol
Colleen - Everything Lay Still
Jacques Greene - Arrow feat. Koreless
Maribou State - All Blue
Peven Everett - Stuck
Wookie - Battle (MJ Cole Remix)
STREAM and DOWNLOAD the mix HERE.
Soul Clap’s E-FUNK: The Mixtape was created in 2010, and pressed in a limited edition of 200 copies. Now, with Soul Clap’s debut album on the horizon, we’re making this classic available for free online.
Everybody’s Freaky Under Natures Kingdom” (feat Space Freak aka The E-Stinka)
Paul WHite – “Hustle” (Bullion remix)
Genevan Heathen Got The Efunk Blues”
Soul Clap – “Funk Sex”
Gadi & The Clap – “Beautiful Thang”
Soul Clap – “Action Satisfaction”
Efunk – “In The Dark” (feat The Interplanetary Women)
The House Doctor
Efunk – “Gangstaville”
Faze-O – “Riding High”
Too Much Snow White”
Midnight Star – “Operator”
Snoop Dogg – “Secrets” (feat Kokane)
Checker Cabb – “By My Side” (Efunk edit)
Bad Rabbits – “She’s Bad” (Gadi & The Clap’s Efunk mix)
Soul Clap – “Extravaganza”
DJ Dreddy – “Body Kiss”
2000f & J Kamata – “You Don’t Know What Love Is”
Everybody’s Freaky Under Natures Kingdom” (feat Space Freak aka The E-Stinka – part 2)
Efunk – “Low Ride”
Pieces Of A Dream – “Mt Airy Groove”
Schatrax – “I Love You More”
Daz Nazziz – “Daz Nazziz”
Tanner Ross & Sergio Santos – “G Thangs”
Gotta Find A Way”
Just One Night – “Feel So Good”
Le Clap – “Efunk Anthem”
Get Low (Incoming Bitch!)”
Soul Clap – “3 Wheel E-Motion”
STREAM & DOWNLOAD the mix HERE.
To celebrate his upcoming show at Concrete on 5/2, Lunice dropped this crazy party mix with all kinds of hip hop, electronic, and dance jamz to get you pumped up for the event. The mix is a take on BBC Radio 1’s Diplo & Friends exclusive two hour takeover series on 1Xtra and Radio 1.
STREAM the mix HERE.
Deep Time - Clouds
Deep Time Clouds
There’s an eerie vintage quality to their sound, like skinny corduroys and patterned sweaters in the 70s, not because it was cool but because that’s what everyone wore. Getting high with your friends while listening to the Mama’s and the Papas, a kind of worn and grazed nostalgia vibe. Hipster without trying to be. I remember when these guys were called YellowFever and an outlet described a familiarity to their sound saying, ‘In the sense that you could as easily slot one of their catchy three-chord (if that) songs on the Moldy Peach-dominated Juno soundtrack as an International Pop Underground comp between Scrawl and the Spinanes, or on a circa-1982 John Peel playlist.’ Bingo.
Taking subtle cues from some of the biggest female rock bands today like Dum Dum Girls and anyone that played in Vivian Girls, Deep Time has nestled into the Hardly Art family just perfectly. The first single off Deep Time’s July release is just so damn catchy, this is a release I’m really looking forward to.
DOWNLOAD “Clouds” for free HERE.
by Huerco S.
album No Jack EP
Huerco S. No Jack + Untitled Video
Our KC man Huerco S. dropped his latest and first physical EP No Jack this week, coming in for the win with three serious bruisers and a killer remix from Braille (one half of Sepalcure). Opening you up for a deep house dance party, dripping in soul that’s been chopped up hard, this EP does not disappoint. Some sexy ass vocal samples echoing themselves throughout the opening track really set the tone for some serious production techniques throughout No Jack.
Huerco’s latest offering is an exploration in distorted electronic notions, dark bass and fantastically orchestrated samples all packaged together in a lustrous box with a pretty bow on top. The opening track is almost 7 minutes, and I promise you every single second is necessary. I fell instantly in love with the Wicked Bass Records 12” vinyl-only EP, and if you dig bass and spaced out disco, you will too.
Watch the sexy and strange video of the B side track “Untitled” below.
Huerco S.’s No Jack is out now via Wicked Bass, get it HERE.
Arclight - Vitamin D
Arclight Holographic EP Stream
Vitamin Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Shit will get stuck in your head for days. This three song first offering from electronic, house duo Arclight is a cheeky little bitch. Textural undertones whiz by your ears as a soulful, low strung succession of vocals dance in circles around you…then the bass comes in. Take the best of everything that’s hot in electronic, spanning the entire subgenre catalog from house and dance to juke, footwork, drag, garage, grime and beyond, then make it sing with haunting hooks and lyrics that burn a hole through your psyche and you get Arclight. Wow.
This positively stunning work was just released last week on Jacques Greene’s Vase Records, so there’s no surprise that this is brilliant. What’s incredible is the only lyrics used are the titles of the songs with maybe a line or two sprinkled in among melodic ooo’s and distorted deep house beats. Every song carries it’s own like it was created for an individual 12” release, and as a whole, well Arclight couldn’t have created a better introductory offering to showcase their multifaceted range of talents.
This is one of those dorky moments where I’m tripping over myself and wishing I had paid attention more and was the first to discover these guys instead of it taking Jacques Greene’s shameless self-promotion tweets to finally get me to listen. Hands down this is my favorite EP of 2012. I almost feel like I should just give Arclight the first place medal now. It’s that good.
Stop listening to whatever you thought was good and immediately get Arclight’s Holographic EP HERE.
Ugh, it’s like, fuck, I mean, what? I don’t know, fuck. Mind blown. Game over.
I know we’re still days away from my usual mixtape roundup, but this exclusive mix created by Oneohtrix Point Never and Airbird creation Napolian, to drum up some buzz for their latest endeavor, Software Recordings is just too fucking on point to wait. Napolian Mix’s speaks right to the heart of 90’s era Dre Dre, like a rated R movie starring Megan Fox speaks to 16 year old boys. They can’t handle themselves and don’t know what to do. They just keep saying ‘fuck.’ Actually, only I do that.
If you have love in your heart for the holy spirit that is music piracy (and you actually know how to use a computer) you’ll do the right thing and rip this mix from Dazed and send it to me via an interwebs care package.
My address is: email@example.com
NAPOLIAN MIX TRACKLIST
D’Angelo - Devil’s Pie
Clark Kent - Sky’s The Limit
Cassius - 99
Z-Ro - These Day’s
Dilla - The Light
2Pac - Do For Love
Pete Rock - The World Is Yours
Dilla - Runnin’
Dilla - The Apartment
Scarface - My Block
0PN - Up (Napolian Remix)
Slava - I’ve Got Feelings Too
Garfield - Dream’s Essence
Chambray Cartel - ???
Carlos Giffoni - Evidence (Napolian Remix)
Napolian - Escobar
STREAM the entire mix HERE.
(via Dazed Digital)
Behling & Simpson vs James Fox - Work That Body [Forthcoming Futureboogie]
by Behling & Simpson vs James Fox
Behling & Simpson vs James Fox Work That Body
I want this jam in, around and all up in me. I usually hate dancing, fun and any sort of general merriment, but this shit just made me want to stop being a fuck of a human and give in to the dance. Good to the last drop kind of grooves. Get familiar with James Fox cuz he’s definitely here to stay.
Apologies if that was the worst post I’ve ever written, but I can’t help myself.
James Fox’s latest drops 5/14 via Futureboogie Records, get it where ever deep ass bass is sold.
(via Cruel Rhythm)
Änimal But First of All EP Stream
I have fallen hard for the first listen brilliance of the Netherlands’ Änimal. The duo’s debut EP, But First of All dropped yesterday, and 16 minutes of stunning frequencies, cut like glass samples and swelling bass never sounded so pretty. From the opening track, Animal makes heavy use of piano keys against a backdrop of hushed distortion, and dramatic beat drops like a ventilator in a hospital, creating an overwhelming mood to their music, this anxious content.
The first single to drop off this EP, ‘Serenity’ is a clear stand out, but by no means out-shined by the other three atmospheric tracks, all with an underlying spaceship fuzz feel to them. Listening to the fifteen and a half minute EP, you manage to still get caught up in the moment, like you’re in a bubble watching time float by around you. Finally when the vocals come in over that space age, video game samples on “March” that’s when the real separation between 17 year olds fucking around on Abelton and artists looking to make their mark becomes clear. This EP is a lovely and brooding, introspective take on down tempo electronic that you’re going to want to bask in. Really fantastic work.
Rustie’s Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1
MIXTAPE MONDAYS PT 1: RUSTIE ESSENTIAL MIX
Stream the best thing to come out 2012 as far as electronic music is concerned above with tracks from Hudson Mohawke, Dreams, TNGHT, Eprom, Drake, Lone, Lunice and Rustie himself. There’s a reason they call it an Essential Mix…
You can also listen to the mix over at BBC Radio 1 HERE.
Jacober Arrest Video + Steps & Shy Side (Audio)
Jacober. Jacober is this kind of off the wall music for when you don’t know what mood your in, but know you want to hear something that will hold your attention. At first you’re going to think, “oh gawd no, I definitely don’t want this.” But the more you listen, and further you get into this EP, the more you’ll realize, “yes, this is exactly what I want.” Jacober creeps up on you and makes himself at home before you even realize you’d opened the front door. Moving from weird and erratic to symphonic and soothing in a matter of minutes, his range on this EP is extremely vast. ‘Steps’ is the sexiest of Jacober’s jams, so of course it’s my go-to.Jacober’s sound is a mix of noisy, experimental, in the vein of band’s like Dent May, but with a Dan Deacon, larger than life wild streak. David Jacober has this nostalgia-inducing, almost off key sing-songy voice, harmonizing with a variety of instruments on a grand scale that makes you feel like you are part of a drunk marching band closing out the bar at 3am. As much as you wanted to hate it, you have to admit that was pretty fun.With his hands in a number of successful projects, from Dope Body to Holy Ghost Party and playing in Dan Deacon’s band, there is no question David Jacober is overflowing with creative talent. The video for his first single “Arrest” does a fantastic job of painting a visual of what his music sounds like. Take a minute to check it out and see what I mean. Jacober is fantastically unique and intriguing stuff all-around. Familiarize yourself as this guy is only going to get bigger.