Comprised of samples of old school synths from the 80′s and 90′s, New York City’s Low Tee does a meticulous job at layering to create a tightly crafted sound. Over-sensualized, wonky at times, and just the right amount of synths – I’m excited to hear what this producer puts out next.
From an artist who describes his music as, “I make the wrong kind of beats… Don’t tell the homies,” you’re definitely going to fall in love with the saxophone all over again in his track, “Thuggin…Feels Good.” Make sure to check the rest out over on his Soundcloud page.
I’m still in the middle of my usual dig when I came across Dents Du Midiin my inbox. 3 tones and I instantly knew I’d be in love.
Chillwave extended synths and a slow-downed sound with ethereal yet restrained female vocals was all it took to win me over. Whoever this is, he mixes quite a bit of future R&B, a bit of wonkiness, and a dash of trip-hop to cement a very solid sound.
I’m incredibly intrigued and foresee losing some time over pouring through the Soundcloud page. Have a listen to the track, “Dim Light,” and be sure to do a little exploring on your own.
A completely new and different take on the classic Fleetwood Mac song, “Landslide,” the duo who go by the moniker Cold Fingers,truly turn it into a different track. A chilled heavy beat, modulated vocals, and fluttering keys just does it for me.
Like what you hear? Be sure to pour through their Soundcloud page for more excellent tunes.
I was instantly struck by the heavy sound that just two people can make together.
Bombay Show Pig is Mathias Janmaat and Linda van Leeuwen, a Dutch duo with an incredibly tight, complimenting sound. I can’t get over their single, “Timewaster,” which is classic, driving indie rock with enough lo-fi on the vocals to keep me content. Grab your copy below and be sure to check out the rest of their debut album, Vulture/Provider.
This is pretty much perfect Sunday Listening if I do say so myself. A larger reach than just your typical beat maker, Bay Blue goes above and beyond the act of sampling.
A Bay-area based instrumental group led by Matt Chang, the tracks are thoughtfully composed then chopped into soulful beats and rhythms that reminds your ears of early 20th century jazz and the Louisiana street musicians. What this artist can do with just a sampler is something hard to wrap your mind around, especially when you give the album a complete and full listen. Hit play below and do a bit more reading on the release here.
Yessssss! Finally TEAMS has released his brand new California sun, surf, psych-rock, summer heat inspired Sierra City Center (Diamond Club). The new album, which he recorded in Sierra City and Trinity Center, California “during the insane summer heat,“ is a slightly new direction than his previous work, featuring more singing, “psychedelic” sounding songs, and some rippin’ guitar solos by Snow Wite.
You can definitely hear the influence the California heat had on the creation of this project. On a side note and also in quite juxtaposition (weather-wise at least) TEAMS recently transplanted to Russia and then Germany and has been busy playing shows and [presumably - by me at least] working on his second full length LP, OneWorld開発.
Listen to Sierra City Center (Diamond Club) below and be on the lookout for a physical tape release this Spring/Summer by Gnar Tapes & Shit.
Because the dude is based in NYC, our communication cut off earlier in the week due to Hurricane Sandy. Finally though, we’ve received 36 minutes of spooky electronica that traverses genres along with mixing some ridiculous sampling. Statty Mo went out of his mind for this one.
Plug in, reach for those headphones, and grab your copy below.
Mecca:83 and his collaborative crew are in the process of coming up with something brand new for you guys and while working, he had time to round up some of his favorite tracks for a free download.
I’m at the beach this weekend enjoying some rays and the laid-back nature of a seasonal town and this track listing bumps ever so nicely. Kick back and listen to the downtempo beats, nu-jazz flavor, and various samples and remixes all featured in this 12-track compilation.
Fervent flow, fabulous crate-digging samples, and a heavy beat keep Alexis Davis’ newest single alive and well. I’m loving on everything that this trio keeps cooking up, showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Grab their latest, “Look,” and be sure to keep tabs on the gentleman here.
Over the past four or so years Jónó Mí Ló of Daytime Television and Sean Bowie of Teams have been collaborating on and off under their Teamm Jordan moniker. They have released a few tracks here and there but finally, seemingly out of no where (for me at least) the boys dropped a full length LP cassette titled Champion via Orange Milk Records. The release is full of sample heavy, future noise, screwed and slowed disco funk, occasionally beach-y, sex jams for your mind and soul. Lots of solid sounds on here and the artwork (above), which was a collab between Jónó and a feller over at Orange Milk is dope as hell.
Head over here and grab the tape before it’s gone and listen to the full thang thang below while you type in your billing and mailing address