I’m not exactly sure if I’m alive.
This is actually a drafted post. So, I’m alive in the sense that I had to physically press the “publish” button to actually throw this post online but..I’m almost positive I’m feeling like current hell at the moment. Best friend’s weddings will do that to your well being.
Such is life. Press play, and join me in the recovery process.
One word; whoa.
BONUS: Ugh. This one flew under the radar.
I thoroughly enjoy Moon Bounce’s electronic approach. Downtempo glitch-hop with heavy layers, plenty of automation, and enough effects and samples to make my head spin. He keeps everything tight and bound together, no fray ends will lead your attention stray.
His latest EP drop, Wheelhouse, is a monster collection of tracks. “Flood Gate” hits you quite hard as an opening track with a lot of future R&B influence. I was particularly fond of the lushness that was immediately apparent in the third track, “Arcade,” which dropped the beat multiple times over comic space ship sounds. It’s really hard to envision what’s going on in Corey Regensburg’s mind to create this eclectic form of electronic music.
Stream Wheelhouse in its entirety below and be sure to grab the ultra neat cassette here.
Upon recently discovering Ireland’s Young Wonder, I’ve begun to think I’ve really overlooked the country and its electronic scene.
Heavy hitting production that seamlessly weaves together many different layers of genres, beats, and vocals to truly make a sound of their own - Ian Ring and Rachel Koeman are on to something. Some moments I hear Sun Glitters, others I hear shades of Gold Panda, even Passion Pit when things get super manipulated … but, the one thing that stands alone is that gorgeous voice of Koeman. And, it’s used in incredibly diverse ways, varying from track to track. That’s impressive.
Debuting their first self-titled EP last April, I’m curious to see what they’re going to do next. A festival in the States would be huge, just saying..
Dig further into Young Wonder below and be sure to keep a hold of them via Facebook.
And if you’re into remixes, jump over to their Soundcloud page. Enjoy.
Oh, yes. Broke For Free is exactly what my ears have been waiting for. Today started out a bit dismal, the streets were thoroughly saturated before the sun even broke. But throwing on his newest release, Gold Can Stay, things suddenly felt incredibly refreshing for a mid-December morning.
I’m really obsessed with his style. From the ocean soundscapes, thick bass lines, to the laid-back beats musician, Tom Cascino, layers his music in such a minimal yet expert way without overwhelming you. Track to track, you’re bound to hear something new. Even a touch of vocals if you’re lucky.
You’re last reason to love this guy? His releases are all free. If you’re a fan of Delicate Steve and the like, I highly recommend.
I don’t think I could have gotten away with featuring music from Stem Collector, a 20 year old purveyor of sounds. His debut, almost, isn’t for the listeners without patience. The album skates from track to track, a new discovery in every song, more below:
The debut release from Stem Collector, almost, features a variety of melodically and rhythmically driven electronic music with distinctive IDM and Glitch influences. Complete with lush synth lines and asymmetric drum sequences, it almost takes you to an unfamiliar world of nostalgia for a time that doesn’t yet exist.
I’m all about paying artists when they’re due, but I hardly ever turn away free music.
If you’re a reader of the blog and don’t recognize Chicago-based beatmaker Edamame then shame on you. This gentleman creates some of the most interesting electronic music I’ve heard in awhile, truly his own original sound. It’s something like a tropical-beat based chillwave, and it totally works. Especially with the nature sound effects in embedded in the background.
A couple of days ago he released his follow up to Greenhouse, the newly dropped Bay of Plenty EP and it’s a fine piece of work. I really enjoy the theme, the New Zealand references and the total feel of being one with nature. It’s a perfect summer listen (and download).
Damn, I just have so much love for the beat game. Honestly, the creativity through sampling alone really gets me but those jazzy instrumentals are so fresh, even when mixing decades old worth of music.
Mdusu is a beatsmith out of the Gold Coast who’s ingenuity and flow is top class. He mixes some of the most bizarre beats I’ve heard like in track, “After You,” in his latest release titled Limits. A touch of soul, funk, and glitch you’ve got Mdusu and his very own flavor of beat making.
It’s beach season y’all and Edamame gives us another peek into his upcoming EP, Bay of Plenty.
I love the ocean effects including the seagulls layered behind those tropical beats in his track, “Katikati Sway.” Set for a July release, keep tabs on the Chicago-based musician here.
Chicago-based beat maker, Edamame, has got a lot of tricks up his sleeve.
From his impressive album art, to his self-production skills, right down to his glitchy beats that are just so smooth, showcasing a whole different take on the genre itself. I’ve been loving on his music for a little while now. He gives the electronic scene something more bright and tropical to listen to, really finding his own niche.
“Moana-a-Toi (sea of Toa)” is his first introduction to his upcoming EP, Bay of Plenty, due out this July. With a hip-hop inspired sound already, I’m excited to see the direction he takes with this release.