Now there’s innovation and creativity for you. A way of telling a great artist from the unbelievable amount of talented motherfuckers out there. Teen Daze knows how to select the right material and add the right touches without overdoing it or falling to the cliches of his so called genre and its motives and trends.
This is simply beautiful and marvelous. It’s a free download as well via XLR8R. Good night.
On constant repeat this last week.
In a perfect world, this is what all pop music would sound like.
Something seriously wonderful is on the happening.
This here group of Tel Aviv based groovy super talented visionaries, a collective, as they like to think of themselves, have come together quite recently, and already seem to have found their common sweet spot, where magic happens. Switching flawlessly between all styles soulful - Hip Hop, Beats, Jazz, Groove and more than a dash of Electronica, they create sort of live mixtapes, jam packed with super short and condensed mini songs and beats, bursting with creativity and a very tangible deep urge to just go out and do, get things done, to sing, to play together, to do it.
I’m not sure I’ve ever really listened to something quite like this, which feels so raw and fresh, from the farmer to your kitchen, maintaining the original real vibes of the jams behind the songs, without killing it by over polishing. The bitesize songs themselves are mostly fantastic, and the whole thing is just a real delight.
Hope I made my feelings about this project clear.
LBT have released seven of their live beat tapes up to now, with the time between new ones constantly shrinking, and I for one can just spend days on days listening to them again and again, till I’m not sure which one I’m on right now, and when one song has ended and the other started. You should really head straight to their SC page and listen to the whole thing, but for now, here’s my favourite episode so far. I think:
This one tho!
Maths Time Joy is on the fast lane to topping my FUCK THIS DUDE IS AWESOME OR WAHT?! list. How honored he must be!
This drop dead stunning cover belongs to the brand new Label Love compilation, which as its preceders, features music from a gang of forward thinking groove infested labels, some of the very very best ones around to be percise. Curated by Tru Thoughts’ US-label manager you’ll also find music here from FOF, Project:Mooncircle, Soulection, Ghostly International and more, and this time around the electronic feel seems to be taking over and dictating the compilation’s direction, which is absolutely jam packed with fantastic music.
This just might be the best volume of this series, which is a damn fine one to begin with.
AND it’s a free download.
AND the cover is fabulous.
Get the whole thing here. Or listen to some highlights here:
I’m just gonna keep posting music by FKJ untill y’all get it.
Having already listened to all the tracks off their coming debut EP, I knew something truly good was heading our way, but after seeing them performing their first live test run show last weekend, I am beyond convinced.
Tel Aviv trio Garden City Movement are new local label BLDG5’s forward thinking, deeper feeling home band, and the current hype waves they are now making through the blogosphere are much deserved. Merging superb production qualities with a truck load of emotions, they blend beats and post-chill-wave-or-what-have-you with great songcrafting, into simple yet quite profound songs.
'Move On' was first let loose unto the interwebs in a fantastic remix by Teen Daze a few months ago gaining a lot of attention, and the original is even more moving in its slower and very contemplative vibe.
It was seeing them play live that made all the difference for me, as it was fantastic to see their very ‘produced’ material being played out as a real band, on keyboards, samplers, mpc’s, electric drums and a guitar, with a real live singer’s vocals blended into his own voice sampled and pitched up or down, and absolutely no computers involved. Taking their act to the stage, and successfully giving it an organic feel and real non-studio life made it perfectly clear that GCM are the real deal, a group of up-to-date musicians who know the value of live performance and that of meticulous production work, and how important it is not to neglect either of them in these times of change in the music biz. Plus, it was super fun.
BLDG5 launched just a month ago with a strong and well selected compilation of the label’s local artists like the magnificent Rotem Or and the gifted duo 3421, alongside quite a few more acts and producers, some anonymous and some more known and based like Sunglitters, moving elegantly between different vibes and styles whilst maintaining a clear and coherent feel of the label’s grand vision. All in all, it seems like something quite wonderful is happening right now in my home town, something long anticipated, a maturing of the local scene which has a lot to offer, and finally seems ready to unleash its many talents out there and let their voice be heard worldwide.
Basically, I’m quite happy with all of this.
More news from this front to follow soon. Promise.
Just finished listening to this on repeat for about 10 times, and I’m now just going through Tourist’s soundcloud page that contains heaps more of this magic that he pours into this remix. I humbly suggest you do the same.
I seem to have totally forgotten how gifted this producer is, and I vow to never let this happen again.
Have I already written here how much I love Carnival’s music?
Yes, yes I have.
Here’s a new vid:
Panama are my current favourite band (like, real band. a band band. with songs and all that) of the moment. Classix add their always fresh touch to Always, the title song off Panama’s EP, and it seems there are more remixes coming via Australians Wave Racer & Cosmo’s Midnight, so there’s definitely more good times to be had!
Too much of the music we supposedly love falls into the cliche patterns of the post-beat culture, sounding exactly like hundreds of other releases. It can get very boring.
That’s exactly why it’s so nice to hear an EP like this one by Patchrik (who’s got quite a nice name too), a dude we’re not acquainted with, who puts heaps of his own originality and touch into the same sounds everyone’s playing with nowadays, forming his very specific identity and identifiable flavor.
The EP is out now via LFTF, up for free grabs on SC, and comes complete with a super ugly visualization to accompany each track, a-la early 2000’s. You’ll love it. or you won’t.
My man, Italian producer Grillo took Robin Thicke’s smash hit and toned it down into a futuristic Rn’B jam. This is quite superb. Not much more to say. Go ahead and get listening.
Our current favourite Swede is back with a new offering, splendid polished warm vocal house music, free download for the coming 24 hours only.
I wonder what the deal with Koen’s track numbering system is. Has he produced this many tracks up till now? either way, a new EP by this talented beatscraft is now out there, sounding quite fine indeed, and comes adorned with this gem of a track, sampling, or just recreating Gypsy Woman, the track we all love to love.
Following KRTS’s music for the last couple of years has been such a treat. Dude just keeps fine tuning and polishing his sound, and every release coming from his factory sounds better than the last.
A new EP is now ready to be launched in December, and we have this superb piece of music to listen to ahead of the due date.