•July 30, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Moving away from the gentle tunes today. ELboy80 & Melodic Jaye offer Madness but it isn’t really the frantic wide-eyed tune that might imply. It’s a house-based techno tune with swinging hips and a bit of electro attitude. Very much a groove-based tune. Clip only I’m afaid.
•July 29, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Ambient this morning. Overhearts offers Omnivore. A gentle plink plonk affair. Lots of slow tones and a little crunchy almost-beats. Only problem is that it’s too short. Free download is a compensation.
•July 28, 2016 • 1 Comment
Votive means offered or consecrated in fulfilment of a vow. As with so many English words, it has its origins in Latin from votivus, coming from votum (therefore sharing a root with vote). The original sense was ‘expressing a desire.’ What desire does Lomea have with Votive? To dance, it would seem. The track is a great piece of electronica with restless feet. A series of synth lines interplay with themselves and your emotions. The beats are set quite far back but have enough underlying appeal for the dance floor. The is especially so when the buzzing bass comes in at 3 mins.
And if you can bear a little more derivations before the tune, Lomea meaning ‘Low Island’ – is the legendary lost island off the Kent coast that is supposedly marked today by the Goodwin Sands.
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•July 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment
D/R/U/G/S is back. Today’s drugs are oxytocin and dopamine. The chemicals behind why babies don’t get killed or abandoned even though they won’t sleep, cry all the time and poop everywhere. The track is New Born Love from a forthcoming EP of the same name. The track is definitely one to fall in love with. Electro pop is the easiest description but it doesn’t quite encompass how lovely this track is, with its vocal from Akiine. There’s a wonderful warmth, a whole bath of synths to sink into and a hint of euphoric piano. Gorgeous.
Blurb: ‘New Born Love’ is the first release on Code Silence Records, D/R/U/G/S’ own imprint. It’s mellow and atmospheric, forward thinking and fresh electronic pop. Akiine gives a moving and powerful vocal – full of depth and killer hooks.
The last D/R/U/G/S track out earlier this year – End of Intelligence – led Indie Shuffle to exclaim: “Holy fuck.. so different“. D/R/U/G/S uniquely melodic house aesthetic has attracted the support of Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw, Huw Stephens and Lauren Laverne. As well, popular remixes for Lana Del Rey, Max Cooper and others make him a ubiquitous figure in clubs around the globe. He’s toured the world solidly for the last couple of years and has become a festival favourite in the UK and across Europe.
The all new D/R/U/G/S live show with permanent new fixture, the stunning vocalist Candi Godbold, is on the road in the UK at the end of Summer; they play live in Bristol (28 Aug, Start The Bus) and London (1 Sept, The Waiting Room) as well as DJing the 1234 festival, Shoreditch on 3 September.
•July 26, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Voyager, launched in 1977, is an astonishing thing. The only space craft operating in interstellar space, that is beyond our solar system, at a distance of 135 AU (2.02×1010 km) from the Sun as of June 2016. According to Wiki “Voyager 1’s extended mission is expected to continue until around 2025, when its radioisotope thermoelectric generators will no longer supply enough electric power to operate any of its scientific instruments.”
Here’s Chase Rayment from Denver Colorado with a lovely electronic tune called Voyager. Ignore that the soundcloud genres refers to dance and EDM. This is waaay better than that. It’s a soft piece of house with hints of steel guitar and a wonderful sense of drifting in space. But not drifting aimlessly, drifting with a purpose.
The track is from the album Epicenter (he’s American, so the spelling’s wrong). Chase warns “Here’s my second LP. 8 tracks that maybe don’t have much in common except the author, but to be honest it’s the largest amount of music I’ve ever been happy with at once so I’d call that a success. You’ll find some house, some post-rock, some downtempo, and some other experimental tracks I’ve cooked up. I think there’s a little something for everyone, assuming everyone has the exact same musical tastes as I do.”
Blurb: Chase Rayment is a musician hailing from Denver, Colorado, but now operating out of Seattle, Washington. His music spans multiple genres, but generally falls within progressive house, post-rock, synthwave, or downtempo. As a guitarist, bassist, and cellist, he incorporates acoustic sounds into his synthwave-inspired beats. Main influences include El Huervo, Perturbator, Disasterpeace, and Chromeo.
•July 25, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Life coach kitteh says:
“Sometimes, all that needs to be said about everything that unites and divides us can be communicated most precisely by aeroplane ears.
What are you telling us with your aeroplane ears?”
Overhearts from Sweden offer you some lovely, thoughtful ambient for free download. There’s a stately, measured progress inherent with this tune. It treads softly on the ground and offers a little reprieve for your soul. Gorgeous.
•July 24, 2016 • Leave a Comment
A new remix for Booka Shade from Hunter/Game from the Movements remixed album out in October. We had a Nils Frahm remix last month. The track they’ve taken on is In White Rooms. They’ve given it a driving sense of ambition but without needing to rely on heavy duty beats. A really nice remix that pays homage to the clean techno of the original album.