•July 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Shoreditch may be gentrified hipster central for London but it’s also the name of a new tune from Madrid’s Skygaze. This is a xylophone bass IDM tune, with crispy electronics vying with bass music below and childlike plinky plonky above. Rather fine free download.
Love Our Records presents a new track by Skygaze.
Skygaze is back in a big way , with a whole LP entitled ‘Endless Harvest’ on a self released Cassette and Bandcamp! Every beat is divine, lush and finely tuned. The one man architect of sound is always building new tracks and this simply could move any party at the right moment.
Check out ‘Endless Harvest’ here -> skygaze1.bandcamp.com/album/endless-harvest
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•July 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Jim the Poltergeist aka Jeremy Casanova has released “Snake on the Ladder” for free download in order to promote his forthcoming E.P on Prospective Audio due out on 7th August.
Jeremy brings an intense and joyful experimental sound, drenched with sultry synths and well-pitched vocals. With him being an art student hailing from Paris, you can just feel the creativeness pouring out of his work. With this being his first official release, you can expect a lot more from him in the future…
Review by Lee Sanderson
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•July 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment
No, not 70s disco groovers (of Boogie Nights fame). An actual heatwave. Have to say I don’t remember there being advice to schools when the temp got above 89 degrees, even in the long hot summer of ’76. But the 70s was a decade so brown that perhaps the advice wasn’t required. Meanwhile, some appropriate tuneage. Appropriately enough from Australia. Yesterday, we had Gavin Campbell as part of the production team on 90s prog house classic Treaty. Today, something bang up to date from Gavin. A new single Saboteur.
Gavin says “I’m still very interested in House music, as a DJ and a producer. I know House well, as I’ve DJed for 30 years now. The first song, The Saboteurs is a straight up, vocal piano House, with my 18 year old family friend Evangline, delivering a sassy, youthful song into the mix. It’s a mature, catchy sound, reflecting my DJ style. I have a variety of House tunes ready to go, each different covering different House styles from deep house to techno, just as my DJ career has covered all manner of styles as well.”
This is good time vocal house. A classic sound used on the original mix but a fine one nonetheless. Comes with a bunch of remixes extending the tune into deep house territory. But the one that works really well is the Jordan Burns remix which goes for an ambient trance sound. Not always a genre that’s my cup of tea but brilliantly done here.
•July 19, 2014 • 2 Comments
A bit of sour grapes here. I tried to play chess when I was younger. But I have neither the patience nor the ability to think through multiple moves to be anything other than foolhardy at the game. And its the sort of game that simply seemed to encourage snobbery and an expectation that we should bow down to those who were good at it or were able to bandy around terms such as Sicilian Defence. I was much more impressed by anyone who could do the Cruyff turn. Defend that.
Nevertheless, Irregular Expression has been playing chess and produced Checkmate, a future jazz hip hop tune that is perfect lazing in the sun music. The beats are slow enough to accommodate when it’s this hot. Free download.
•July 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Well, most things sound better than war. But this is Matthias Springer’s dub techno offering on the Ukraine situation, with the three tracker including Moscow, Kyiv and Sevastopol.
There’s a bit of Holst’s Planet Suite about it, with opener Moscow taking the place of Mars (God of War) in a track full of crude bass and dystopia. Kyiv is a lighter, swirling track. Perhaps reflecting its place as a seaside playground (alongside it’s darker military past), Sevastopol has the most melody and joy. An ambitious EP.
And here’s Springer’s optimistic Our World for free download
•July 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Changing direction is a difficult thing. You’re known for one thing with which you become associated and then you go do something different. That wasn’t what we wanted, they cry. Don’t like you anymore, they sulk. Hurray for something different, say others. Tricky, isn’t it.
This is the tack taken by Attaque. We’ve had quite a lot of his stuff over the years. It’s been a Kitsune, Boys Noize assault of techno, with a heavy electro influence. Essex boy Attaque is gearing up for his debut album. And what does he go and do but produce some indie electronica? Only You opens with a bit of acoustic guitar, almost Simon & Garfunkel before breaking out the whoo whoos of a bit of female vocal. Everything’s indie hazy hippy. Beats eventually come to the party but still leaving a soft focus haze. Well, I wasn’t expecting that. This might make the album rather interesting.
And, if you want a reminder of what he sounded like, here’s Moderate (a misnomer if ever I heard one)
Buy it: www.smarturl.it/only-you
Album pre-order: smarturl.it/ONLYOU
The first single taken from Attaque’s debut album ON LY OU
UK/ EU Album release date: 27th October 2014
Germany Album release date: 25th October 2014
Australia Album release date: 24th October 2014
Written and produced by Dominic Gentry
Bad Life Artists 2014