Monday, 21 April
"The Peninsula’s finest purveyors of everything bass-related are back for the fourth installment of the Tax Haven EP series, featuring cuts from Geiom, Noaipre, Pacheko and Klipar. Berkane Sol label founder Geiom showcases the unpredictability that led him to sign with diverse labels such as Planet Mu, Frisfjo Beats and Skam as he gets things started on a percussive mood with 'I Don’t', a subterranean voyage through deconstructed breaks, bouncy bass and vocal chops, followed by the rolling beats and hypnotic lowend of 'Lost Monarch'*. A Coruña native and RBMA alumni Noaipre, one of the rising… Read more
Redshape returns the first in a series of EP's re-releasing beat tools from his archive.
Dead Fader returns with an ornate and moody blue suite of beat-driven electronica on his new home, Robot Elephant Records. Four years on from debut album 'Corrupt My Examiner' he's largely suppressed his noisier inclinations and crushing rhythms in favour of complex melodic arrangements and detailed drum programming nodding to early Machinedrum, mid-period Ae and the cute melodic touches of Brothomstates.
Following that standout debut for King Deluxe the hugely promising Evy Jane (aka Evelyn Jane Mason and Jeremiah Klein) have been snapped up by Ninja Tune, this being a first taster for what to expect.
"Secret Stash Records present the first ever reissue of this rare Nigerian funk gem from one of the most influential musicians in the genre. Co-produced by Uchenna Ikonne (Brand New Wayo, Who Is William Onyebar?), this reissue has been lovingly remastered and meticulously restored. In the early 1970s, Harry Mosco formed the now legendry funk-rock band, The Funkees. In search of greater opportunity and a wider audience, the group moved to London in 1973. Four years and two albums later they disbanded. Meanwhile, back in Nigeria, prominent businessman G.A.D. Tabansi was interested i… Read more
"Mirage is the project of Robin Nydal, a 19-year old Los Angeles native who began putting his recordings on Bandcamp earlier this year. "Blood For The Return" is the first collection of his songs. He's been labelled as a "soft-prog impresario" for the scrappy yet highly intricate compositions that weave between solo recordings and collaborations with guest musicians. The instrumentation sidesteps that of the traditional guitar/bass/drums rock band and includes piano, cello, viola, violin, oboe, and timpanis. Ari Balouzian's lush arrangements of these orchestral elements throughout the… Read more
"A Sagittariun returns to Elastic Dreams after 2013’s debut album, ‘Dream Ritual’. A Sagittariun gets right back to business with this eclectic 4 track release."
"Otto von Schirach drops another comic book of downright Miami bass, err ... a new EP on Monkeytown. This record has such a strong viusal content, that even when listening to it on bad speakers you will hallucinate pictures of parrots, birds of paradise and other likewise vivid tropical creatures. Miami's supermeng mixes beautifully scuplted bass drums with classical 808 hihats to shape this crazy sound on top of which he raps and sings in his very own interpretetation of Spanglish. It sounds like Sancho Panza with Goldchains on a beach with lots of girls, dinosaurs and… Read more
Trancing electro-disco from Gavin Elsted aka Adultrock, backed with stronger remixes from Naum Gabo and Ghost 202 aka Ron Morelli and Marquis Cooper. The originals opt for a cheesily gratifying dancefloor sound flush with over-egged synthlines, ambient motifs and boogie flourishes, before JG Wilkes and James Savage's Naum Gabo straighten 'Chants' to more rugged, sexy effect, and Ghost 202 head in the opposite direction with a slow, moody Industro Dub version.
"The newest signing to the Friends of Friends squad, Evenings delivers his first release on the label, 'Yore', a remastered LP consisting of songs previously included on his 'North Dorm' EP and 'Lately' LP. After developing his aesthetic through a steady intake of analog equipment, old cassette tapes, and reel-to-reel machines dug up at yard sales and thrift stores, Broaddus emerged from the vein of second-hand lo-fi haze to produce crisp, crystalline hi-fidelity art that encourages introspection and zen-like meditation. It's music for the morning after the after party to save your soul; drawing in… Read more
"Subsequent Materials continues in the tradition of his previous releases 2002′s Other Materials and 2008′s Further Materials (LINE_035). This digital edition is a new collection that includes out-of-print compilation tracks, soundtracks for visual pieces, unreleased works, and compositions previously only available as bonus tracks from 2006-2012. Included on this 3 hour long release are collaborative works with AGF, Taylor Deupree, Evelina Domnitch + Dmitry Gelfand, as well a rework of Autistici."
"Vaghe Stelle presents the 4th release of Shabu Recordings: 6520. This EP moves away from the dancefloor and explore new horizons, moving into the fine line between listening and experimental dancefloor-oriented music. While Notti Bianche clearly takes influences from the bass music scene and Vaghe Stelle’s usual melodic synth-fest universe, 6520, I Read it in my Eyes and The Platform take a more ambient course. This EP also includes remixes by Niccolò Bianchi, who takes 6520 on a darker approach while maintaining his shoegaze-ish sounds, and by BNJMN (Rush Hour/Stolen Kisses), who delivers a more Techno take on 6520, in the spirit of his previous releases."
Fresh from the Punch Drunk crew, the Idle Hands imprint delivers undercover operations from one of Bristol's finest on the label's debut release. The A-side rolls out the heavy dub-swingers vibe in brilliant style, laying pressure on techno-steppers subs and Berlin-influenced chords set at strolling tempo somewhere between techno and dubstep. On the flipside, the unnamed producer takes a different route to the dancefloor with a killer future-dub aesthetic. A tightly chopped and looped reggae-guitar is sequenced into hypnotic techno patterns over luscious subbass and pen-on-glass percussion for o… Read more