HxdB is a Canadian producer making waves. This release is a bit more upbeat than most but still has those sullen sexy r&b samples I love. There’s a bit of bass and swing to all the tracks but the two originals shine. One thing I really enjoyed about this release is how all the remixes are tastefully similar but have their own vibe to them. Personally I would have loved to hear something a bit more slowed down but overall this small EP is quite satisfying. If you enjoy this I highly recommend checking out the track he did with Sleepyhead. It’s not every day that I hear something with such a house-y beat catches my ear but I can get behind this.
Check out the release below!
Glitchy noisy ambient soundscape.
Shigeto is one of the most inspiring artist out there for me. His beats, rythms, and open sound leaves me in awe in a consistant basis. I’ve been anticipating Lineage for so long now and it’s finally here.
There’s a certain vibe that I’ve been feeding off of in music lately and it’s that music that you can just lose yourself in. It’s very atmospheric and mature. If I had to describe this whole album in one word I’d use classy. This album is for people who enjoy to listen to music as they wonder a city with headphones on or simply at home sipping on some wine over dinner.
It is worth mentioning that Shigeto is one of the best live shows I’ve seen. The man has mastered the art of playing drums and lauching clips and loops via his APC40 while rocking out. There is something about seeing someone play drums along with controlling the other aspects of the music. I highly recommend going out and seeing him live if you ever get the chance.
Overall the vibe and energy of this release is hauntingly beautiful. Ghostly, is putting out some of the best music right now. If there was any label I had to recommend or mention it’s them today.
Lounge Temple is about creating something new. The goal was to create an outlet for music that is more on the mellow side of things. I also run a bass music blog that tends to encompass a bit more dancefloor style tracks. Last year I put together a Glitch Luvstep mix for Valentines Day and this year I decided it’d be the perfect time to debut my new sound.
This mix is geared towards reaching deep down inside you and have that lover come out. There are moments where life can get you all stressed out and wanting to go wild. This mix is to remind you to set some time apart to enjoy life and do it for love. There’s quite a lot of different ups and downs in life and love, you’ll hear them represented in this mix.
Take a step back and enjoy this journey into a vast sound scape that isn’t what you’d normally hear. We do welcome you to join us every Sunday for our Chilled Out Sundays if you live in the South Florida region. Lounge Temple and The Stage are teaming up to bring you a weekly outlet to sit back, have a drink, hang out with friends, and like minded music enthusiast every Sunday.
Vancouver native Prison Garde recently endowed us with a seductively soulful Valentines Day mix. Comprised of captivating original screwed bass edits of legendary funk, R&B and Mo-town artists like Dianna Ross, D-Train, and the Fatback Band, this blend of sexy beats is sure to keep your head nodding and speakers rocking.
The first track, Pre-Columbian Exposition I, begins with the sounds of the shore of a tranquil lake and evolves quickly into ambient drone. This section of the track is accompanied by Native American flute song, transforming what could be thought by some as an annoying or boring drone into an ethereal experience, conjuring up images of what Native American life was like before the arrival of the first settlers from the European nations. This more uplifting section evolves into a more somber drone in the second half of the track, bringing to mind the spiritual ceremonies Native Americans have practiced for eons.
The second track, Pre-Columbian Exposition II, begins with a decidedly South American percussion, building and adding instruments as it winds it’s way into an almost oppressively dark drone. What makes this track special is it’s sudden transitions. At one moment it is dark, somber, and meditative; the next, sounds of the rain forest lead directly to the lilting, almost haunting melody of a pan flute. This evolves into more ambient drone, finishing off the track with some lovely synth pads, ultimately ending with the sounds of an open fire at night, out under the stars.
Highly recommended for listening while meditating, reading/studying/working at home.
- Edison on the Monome
Every fan of all realms of electronic music has experienced it. Someone you’re talking tunes with slams the whole scene, serving up the sleight, “Anyone can do that. They just push buttons. I like real instruments.” Ladies and Gentleman of the Audiophilic Jury, let me share with you a piece of footage, created by Edison and his crew, that I consider Sound evidence in defense of the creative bastion we know to be electronica at large:
After ages of ogling his astoundingly fresh videos, I reached out to Edison, the up and coming SF based begetter of Monome beats. I received a shout back from a refreshingly grounded individual, brimming with creative essence. He was so kind as to share a few moments of time with me for his interview.
I caught up with Edison one night after he shared a vegetarian mock-Thanksgiving meal with his wife and friends. In addition to chatting him up about his craft, I learned Edison to be an advocate of avocados, compulsive cyclist, and prolific painter. He also has a long and complicated relationship with music that has allowed him to become the Monome monster he is.
Virtual Boy has made some waves in the West Coast bass scene with their epic symphony like tracks. They are one of my favorite producers to open or close a set with live due to this nature. Not to mention they incorporate IDM/8-Bit sounds which I love. The opening track comes at you right away and feels like it’s a big statement to start off with such a massive tune. The duo comes right out the door with guns blazing. They brought the bass with them this time and even some of that midrange business that gives any DJ an monster track with your typical robot vocoder lines. The rest of the track seem to fall of a bit from the opener but what do you expect with such a massive tune to open up with.
The meat of this release is filled by wondrous cinematic like instrumentals. None of them really capture too much from me but it’s not as if they aren’t well put together. What surprised me the most about this self titled release is how it off. The last three tracks follow so well and it’s almost a shame that they are so far down the tracklist. I feel like they should of been a bit spread out to give a full proper listen a better edge.
Overall if you’re a fan of bass, 8bit, IDM, & epic synths you should check this one out when it comes out on Alpha Pup records February 2nd. Be sure to check out one of my favorite tracks from the album and free single below.
Crispo made me stop and look up his soundcloud page immediately when i first heard one of his tracks. I left the tab open remembering I didn’t forget to search through more of his tracks. I couldn’t even tell you which song got me to look it up but whatever it was it’s got that same emotion put into every track I’ve heard since.
We can call it whatever we want but Future Bass does make sense. Right now heavy bass music is where we’ve gotten too in regards to the masses. The next step that people always talk about is what’s next. Crispo is one of those artist I found that made me stop everything and make sure I’d go back to it out of all the music I hear on a daily basis. There is raw emotion pouring out. There’s definitely those big bass bunches but instead of fast pumping wobbles we’ve to slow rounded off bass coming at you. This isn’t anything new or mind blowing that changed music forever but you know what it has that feeling that we can all relate too if you’re like me just chillen outside with headphones on enjoying some time to step away from the world and just take it in slowly.
The most recent track that he has shown us via his Soundcloud seem to really stand out compared to some of his experimentation with some more of the upbeat uk funky and aggressive dubstep tracks. That might just be my personal taste but it’s worth checking out some of the other feelings he has touched upon that are sure to please a dance floor crowd or wanted to get down while working on something.
Here are four solid tunes from him: