Brooklyn’s Big Voyage (Elias Ravin) makes bass music that is dense and powerful. Yes it makes you want to dance, but Ravin composes some really extravagant and beautiful jams. Usually they revolve around one vocal sample that gets ravaged and transformed by a host of lasers and bass. He has a debut EP, Be The One, coming out soon on This Way Down / Cue Recordings.
Montreal’s CFCF (Mike Silver) has his Exercises EP available to to stream for free over on the Dummy SoundCloud. If you have some time to space out and smile, I’d suggest heading over there and pressing play. Its some seriously captivating/mellowing electronic music…
Exercises is available here for digital download (vinyl will be available on August 6th).
French dream pop outfit Princesse has just released a gorgeous free digital split 7″ with their pals Pastel Clouds. Take a listen to the Princesse cut below, but be sure to grab the full thing at their bandcamp.
mp3: Princesse – Tell Me
As far as compilations go, this has got to be one of the best I’ve heard in a while. Mexico’s Bad Pop has gone and put together a spectacular compilation, Materia Obscura, full of some of my favorite artists such as Beat Culture, Nomadic Firs, PARENTZ, Pariah Carey, and Steffaloo and introduced me to some new ones like Dalliance and Bedroom. You can download here for free or contribute a donation to help raise money for the production on cassette. Meanwhile take a listen to these:
mp3: Beat Culture – Useless
mp3: Nomadic Firs – Heady May
Mexican Summer will release No Joy‘s Negaverse EP on June 19th. ”Junior” is a blissful noise plane ride from it.
Chicago’s How To Dress Well just announced his new album TOTAL LOSS today. It will be released this fall on Acephale Records. He also let loose this B E A U T I F U L track “Ocean Floor For Everything”. If you listen to anything today…start with this.
mp3: How To Dress Well – “Ocean Floor For Everything”
Its a rainy Monday here in Bmore and it seems like a perfect time to brush the dust off with the chilled hip hop beats of Netherlands by way of Madrid musician Duke Hugh. Get lost on his soundcloud/bandcamp, but first…
mp3: Duke Hugh – June 9th
mp3: Duke Hugh – Moon Unit