Archive for the ‘☇ Beats’ Category

GoGo Penguin :: v2​.​0 (Deluxe Edition)

GoGo Penguinv2​.​0 (Deluxe Edition)” // Gondwana Records // Released 20 October 2014.

“Jazz, techno, hip-hop and dubstep are glimpsed here, but for all the looping motifs and dance floor vibes, this is the work of three sure-footed improvisers with deep jazz roots” The Guardian.

“One of the most formidable three piece groups in the world right now” Gilles Peterson BBC Radio.

“A stirring re-evaluation of what a piano trio should sound like in the 21st century”
 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.

Music video for the track “Wash” taken from the Mercury Music Prize nominated album v2.0.

Directed & animated by Antony Barkworth-Knight.

4Sight :: Dendritic

4SightDendritic” // Label: Broken Bubble // Rel. 20 Oct. 2014 // Cover Art: Vikram Valluri.

“Che Ramirez aka 4Sight grew up in a very musical household. Born in Ireland, now living in Philadelphia via San Francisco, his grandfather, the Latin-American composer Emilio Ramirez Garcia, instilled a lifelong musical passion throughout the family, with jazz, salsa, rock and classical being practised and performed around him from an early age as well as access to a wide variety of instruments.

An eclectic taste developed naturally… “My daily digest of music when i was around 9 years old was Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Nine Inch Nails, DJ Shadow, Tool, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy among others”

His passion for jazz took him to study at the University of the Arts in PA, and the seed of 4Sight’s musical identity were sewn when he began to combine his jazz guitar playing with inspirations from the LA beat scene, and Brainfeeder’s output in particular.”

Various Artists :: LL​.​M. 001

➲ Various Artists “LL​.​M. 001” // Label: Noorden // Released 13 October 2014.

“Eight electronic cuts from House and Techno to Electronica and Ambient. C60 tape only release with special packaging and download-card enclosed. Edition of 100.”

Secret School :: Secret School

Secret SchoolSecret School” // Label: Hush Hush Records // Released 13 October 2014.

Secret School is the alias of Seattle-based electronic musician Andrew Sutherland. His third release under the Secret School moniker marks his most confident and cohesive statement yet, putting his exceptional production skills and knack for immersive beats, lush textures, and wide-ranging styles on full display. Written and recorded quickly in Seattle following a cross-country move from Boston, this self-titled affair finds inspiration in the natural, scenic backdrops of the Pacific Northwest as well as a radically simplified process. While previous releases found Sutherland singing lyrics and leaning towards a synth-pop style, here his voice is used strictly as an additional instrument within his intricately arranged productions, placing the focus on absorbing, driving rhythms and enveloping, gauzy atmospherics to tell its beautiful sonic story.”

Design & Art Direction by Cara Jennison Sutherland.

auteurist :: untime

auteuristuntime” // Label: Morning Beast // Released 08 October 2014.

untime is a emotive journey of morphing vocals, dramatic orchestral samples, and 90’s inspired beats. A melancholy drive through a city at night.”

Nikita Bondarev :: Siberian Loner

➲ Nikita Bondarev “Siberian Loner” // Label: Klammklang // Released 06 October 2014.

Written & performed by Nikita Bondarev.
Recorded & mixed at Berdsk, Russia (2011 – 2013).

Artwork by Pavel Limonov.

Nikita Bondarev is a composer and performer from Berdsk, Russia.

Vacant :: Trauma EP

VacantTrauma EP” // Label: Insight Music // Released 06 October 2014.

“London based producer Vacant, brings 5 tracks of pure genius with his 2nd EP release on Insight Music. The late night walk home needs a companion, and this master class in atmospheric future-garage is the perfect match. Recognised for his pure yet deep sound, Vacant brings light to the dark with the echoing sound of distant voice and percussion, a far cry for the beauty that lies deep within urban ruins.”

Weith :: Weith EP

WeithWeith EP” // Label: Tavern Eightieth // Released 25 August 2014.

“The first result of microlabel Tavern Eightieth‘s expansion into limited CD runs and the debut release by Weith.

On this self-titled EP, the Swiss producer combines atmospheric ambient influences with instrumental electronic hip-hop in the vein of Boards of Canada or QPE. The result is a sombre, melodic and at times cinematic work, richly produced and featuring on ‘Eightfold Path’ the brooding vocals of Keith Stanfield (from MOORS).”

PhonopHoniC! :: Emotional Danger

PhonopHoniC!Emotional Danger” // Self-released // Rel. 29 Aug. 2014 // Cover: Jay Holy.

Sampling & mastering by Richard Catesh.

Troy Gunner :: emf​:​005

Troy Gunneremf​:​005” // Label: Electro Magnetic Fields // Released 22 September 2014.

All tracks written & produced by Troy Gunner.

Mastered at Stardelta.

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