Atmospheric and incredibly spatial, Porcelain Raft’s instrumentals take our ears and mind far beyond average reach. The textures and layers alone really take hold of your attention but what I’m really impressed with is the sort of orchestrated sound, the ebb and flow of each track from start to finish.
Intro song, “Playground,” starts off momentous then dropping us right into, “Off Track,” which plays well behind headphones with flickering heavy tones and thick synthesizers. I really enjoy the entire mood of the EP and its listenability. Stream the entire thing below and be sure to check out more of his work here.
Ah lo-fi, you always win me over. Jangly riffs, crunchy guitars and those great loud/soft vocals just really do it for me.
In celebration of The N’ere Dowells releasing their forthcoming LP, check out their latest single, “I Won’t.” It’s got a perfect sunny vibe for these longer and slightly warmer days. I’m excited for these Brooklyn boys to get a full length out there and their newest single proves once again that they’re here to stay.
I’m hearing a lot of Oberhofer in this one, and I absolutely love it.
I was waiting for a good time to put this up and after that Super Bowl halftime performance I think this is the PERFECT time.
Kind of an interesting little story about this song, or at least how I came about first hearing it. I was at a bar in Brooklyn and through the late-night chatter of the crowd I heard this song in the background. It was the perfect soundtrack for the setting I was in and had to find out who it was. I asked the bartender, who happened to have put the whole night’s playlist together and found out it was a remix from Cyril Hahn, a Switzerland born producer now living in Vancouver, British Columbia.
This track is pure gold. It completely flips the original Destiny’s Child track “Say My Name” upside-down and makes it a grooving late night atmospheric sex jam. Please listen to this at a pleasingly audible volume late at night and you’ll know exactly what I mean.
. Their Rubber Tracks project invites emerging artists to come record at their facilities in NYC for free. That’s pretty awesome.
Recently they worked with Brooklyn’s I Am Lightyear. “Lose Myself” is by itself, a fantastic track but cue along a visual and it’s something magically intense. The video is highly involved, I think that’s what I’m most awed by.
Brooklyn’s Flatbush Zombies recently dropped a new Erick Arc Elliott track entitled “The Hangover.” I really like the smooth production on this one and hearing them rap about Hurricanes and Colt 45′s takes me right back to the iLL City.
Мишка) seriously kills everything…if that makes sense, actually it may make a lot more sense than I originally thought it did. Nevermind. The Brooklyn, New York clothing brand has been completely taking over the dope ass street apparel world for a minute now (aka a few years) with it’s blend of comic book, horror, punk, cartoon, and a variety of other inspired designs and artwork. The brand has nuzzled itself rather deeply within my wardrobe and I am always on the hunt for more of their “dope gear” as it drops each season.
You might be asking yourself, “Dan, why the hell are you talking about clothes, and S-in’ these guys Ds and shit?” Well, first of all that wasn’t very nice, and secondly (of all) I make the above comments here on What’s Protocol? because apart from their clothed-goods-stuffs, the brand has their hand (and quite fine taste) in putting out, sharing and in a way “breaking” fantastic new music. The past year or so you’ve seen me rave about one of my favorite acts out, Supreme Cuts, whose Chrome Lips mixtape with Haleek Maul was put out by Mishka. Also artists like The Drum, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Main Attrakionz, Lakutis, The Hood Internet, Ultrademon’s (Seapunk) Occupy mixtape, and several others were all either featured on Mishka’s “Bloglin” or actually released by the brand themselves.
This crew is seriously on point with everything they do and I’ve got nothing but love for them. Over the next….extended period of time, I’m sure I’ll post up some gems that I come across from them, and I just wanted to send them some love and good vibes their way since they definitely deserve it.
Head over to their website to keep up with their happenings.
Matthew Gasda does it again, creating sweeping bedroom dream pop that simply can stop you in your tracks.
I’m declaring this Nice In The Headphones because every now and then I like to listen to something more on the cinematic side, instead of the vast electronic spectrum I seem to have dug myself into lately. In New York EP, Gasda coats our ears with his soft calming voice, some dabbling of effects, and four easy tracks that drift in and out of consciousness.
It’s also interesting to refer back to their previous single, “Dresden,” which you can listen to here.Enjoy.
After visiting the album I couldn’t agree more, these cats put together a really nice sounding album. And after a little more digging I came across theirSun Ray EPfrom last year and wanted to share it with you.
Obviously shorter than their new album but definitely just as good. Some of the vocals really remind me of the Beach Boys (anybody else hear it?). It also sets the tone for the sounds we hear on the full length. Check it out below and if you enjoy it, grab it on limited edition orange vinyl.