“Jungle Law” gives a glimpse into Boogie Belgique’s sonic palette. Tough hip hop beats and funky live guitar follow an intro of jungle ambience as a trumpet presents the melody. Soon some swingy big band jazz enters the song in an almost ghostly manner, while the insistent beat keeps the dance floor moving. Album opener “Go Slow” shows a different side to the coin giving the listener an uptempo broken beat rhythm, some bouncy bass guitar, snippets of string loops, and a lovely, forlorn vocal line that echoes the past. It’s a beautiful concoction, and Boogie Belgique delivers on many aspects of this style throughout his eleven track album. Volta is a satisfying trip in an aural time machine.
Official Vinyl Digital repress of the legendary debut album by TOKiMONSTA, limited to 500 Copies on blue / orange colored vinyl! Comes with 2 bonus tracks available for the first time on vinyl! The official debut album from LA female beat maker TOKiMONSTA, first female to be apart of Flying Lotus Los Angeles-based crew/label Brainfeeder. Through the creation of beats, she is able to fuse vintage styles with progressive sounds into something unique. Though distinctly known as being one of few female producers in her sphere, her music has come to represent itself.
With Camera, Salty showcases a diverse set of styles and an acumen for rhythmic patterns and tone, developed through his years of crate-digging and experimentation. And there are many moments to claim as highlights … “Remonoganac” with its gentle piano, atmospheric textures, and tough beats; the laid-back hip hop funk and scratches of “ADSL”; the smoky downtempo vibe of “The Sea Came At Midnight” is reminiscent of sounds of classic DJ Krush; and “Melting In The Dark” with its cinematic layers and haunting vocal. These all qualify for honors, among other possible choices. With Camera, a compelling portrait of Salty as a rising star on the beat-making scene has emerged and The Content Label is on the case.
Remastered Edition of this French Beat Art Classic finally available on vinyl. Words and music for Rachida. Produced and mixed with incomparable taste and perception by the still handsome but real stoned Kid Loco.
Endtroducing is 20 years old and to celebrate this milestone DJ Shadow has re-opened the sessions to personally curate a bonus album of remixes by a carefully selected roll call of electronic music luminaries, which he has christened Endtroducing Re-Emagined. This will come with expanded notes from a new interview conducted by Eliot Wilder and never-before-published photographs to create the 20th anniversary release as Deluxe 6LP.
Archy Marshall, the London singer, songwriter and producer better known as King Krule releases a new mixed- media project, A New Place 2 Drown, his first major release since his 2013 debut album, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon. Unlike on his earlier King Krule release, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, where Marshall’s voice was the star, here he dissolves it into the grey mist of his beats. Mostly he croons or mutters over crackles, drips, and clanks. What it does share with his earlier releases is the ability to create a full fledged three-dimensional world in which the individual records coincide together, full of flickering halogen bulbs, sticky synth keys, and corroded outputs.
Mark Farina returns with the 8th installment of one of electronic music’s longest running compilations, Mushroom Jazz, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series. Showcasing some familiar artists as well as some new discoveries, Mushroom Jazz 8 features more abstract composure filled with dubby, jazzy & styled beats accented by Mark’s signature vocal samples weaved into a downtempo musical landscape. Part introspective, part nature based, this latest installment will give diehard and new fans alike insight into Mark, the genre and his musical message.
CD also available for pre-order.
More Is Less collects eleven top notch beat-heavy jams from the young producer, now in his early twenties but involved in music making since the beginning of his teens. His artist name is apt, as Chop Juggler is adept at taking loops and samples and melding, twisting, and – yes – chopping them into intricate compositions.
CD also shipping on Tuesday.
Lost album reconstructed entirely by hand… Fifth full length in ten years … Created with Classic Hardware Samplers… Limited Vinyl (out of 400). The tracks on Gathered Between were originally recorded after Dday One’s second album, Heavy Migration. But a hard drive failure took the album away, leaving only a handful of tracks that were released on rare and now out-of-print compilations. In early 2015, while listening to a rough demo of the album, Dday decided to reconstruct Gathered Between using memory as his only guide.
CD also available.