Although the familiar brand Lamborghini may conjure images of speed in your head, but don't let the name fool you, this Detroit producer has smooth cruising intended from the start to finish of Crushed.
If you wave your hand side to side in front of your face for a little while, you might be able to clear off some of the haze coming off of this one, an absolute smasher of an album from the fine folks over at Astro Nautico.
2012 is an amazing year, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
The latest from Australian upstart Tiburoni is a 6-track single from Barcelona's fanciest crustacean Fitzroy North featuring two tracks of his own accord pressed into glorious vinyl in addition to remixes from Digi, RPG-H8R and Niño.
I was pretty sure I could feel the ground around me shaking as this one approached, as early as yesterday morning, even.
The sub frequency riders over at 710 Records have carried on the deliciously nasty tradition set forth by their sister label Stylss, and have released more bass music at one time that can possibly be digested in one sitting, so you'll probably want to strap this one to an mp3 device or some sort of sound wave manipulator and bring this one along for the commute.
Thankfully, it's super easy to do that, and you can get it in all of the great quality files that bandcamp provides, for any price you feel like paying, including free.
This year is really flying by - we're halfway through 2012 already in the blink of an eye. I know this for a fact because I remember wondering how I was going to manage with only the clips of Ask The Dust for the entire 6 months before its release.
Thankfully, old age and a busy lifestyle have come in handy for a change and the clocks have sped up to today: Ninja Tune have released the floodgates.
Not even sure where to start with this one, I'm still getting over the constant catharsis I feel on each track when it plays start to finish in high quality. A nice, dark room with comfy seating and crisp speakers will be the next round of playback experience, maybe my star projector needs to make an appearance?
(If you click on the "playlist" tab on the player above, you can access the track listing and its associated previews.
Also, check out Lorn's music video for "Ghosst(s)" here.
Nottingham label Wigflex is releasing some local flavor from Metaphi/Metske in their sixth announced release, catalog WIG006. To build up some tension, one of the tracks "Spin States" has been given a video makeover courtesy of Lewis Hackett / Prefix Studios.
I'm not sure what it is that makes me delve into nostalgic retro vibes on the weekends, that's just the way it is.
No release date that I can detect just yet, will shout on twitter when I find out.
I can't believe it's been 23 years since Nine Inch Nails' album Pretty Hate Machine was released... mostly due to the fact I was learning to walk and talk at the time, but NIN's catalog feels timeless enough in my eyes.
Indeed, you've probably figured out by now that Pretty Eight Machine is the first in a long line of glorious chiptune puns, as well as being the title of the 8-bit rendition of NIN's classic album.
Using a collection of "SID/6581 (Commodore 64), POKEY (Atari 800), straight 2A03 (NES), AY/SCC+ (MSX+Metal Gear 2 or Snatcher cartridge), SN76489 (Sega Master System), 2A03+VRC6 (Famicom+Castlevania 3 cartridge), LR35902 (Game Boy), and OPLL (MSX-MUSIC or Japanese Sega Master System)" and what I can only imagine is a ton of hard work to re-imagine an album like this in much more limiting wave forms.
There isn't a more ideal time for the latest installment in Portland/LA beat brewer devonwho's repertoire: a bright, upbeat, summery set of tunes for your next encounter with strangers, perfect or otherwise.
The 1st birthday celebration of the global Sole Glow Collective comes to us in the form of a 26-track compilation featuring Ta-Ku, Deku, Roughsoul, and a variety of others, at any price you're willing to pay.
Preview below, head on over to their bandcamp page for download info.
You know I wouldn't sleep on this one... our favorite Italian Digi is back with another full length release, sonically dynamic but essentially centering around tunes that make your booty shake.
The Purple Book is the chromatic follow up to last January's Yellow and the follow up Brown Book, when we complete the series, we can play them all at the same time to try and create a white book! I doubt that would work, but that would be an awesome idea.
Timestamp for minimix:
1. intro (0:52)
2. youuuuuuuuuu (1:56)
3. where were youuuuuuuuuu in '83 (1:08)
4. jabba e la mosca (0:45)
5. vhs porno school (1:31)
6. wolf the legend (1:52)
7. tales from the far west (guns n horses) (2:30)
8. kofta moment (1:57)
9. nibirians (1:00)
10. malossi entertainment (2:02)
11. a.r.p. (1:07)
12. jingle mi (1:34)
13. spliffs under a too hot sun (1:40)
14. me myself and youuuuuuuuuu (3:25)
Makati City... not exactly the first thought when it comes to beat scenes, however Darker Than Wax has set out to offer you a crash course, via Shift Frequency from producer Jorge Juan Wieneke V, aka SimilarObjects.
Six tracks clocking in at around 16 minutes, preview below and head on over to DTW's bancamp landing page for ordering instructions.
Kicking off the second season of Sub Radar Radio just in time for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere's turn to head outside and enjoy the sun's scorching blaze amidst dancing and beverages (or "summer"), episode 17 courtesy of my two favorite Swiss DJs, Guyus and Phrex.
Vinyl, house, bass, summer. Uploaded a 320kbps mp3, Mixcloud will probably stream at 128kbps, but the live vinyl-to-wav is available! Email me for details.
New Jersey producer Clams Casino has made some serious leaps and bounds in this past year alone, yet continues to slide his prized instrumentals out, at no cost to you or anyone.
Formatted things a little differently this time, source included for archival purposes.
Tracklist [Original Vocals]:
01 Palace [A$AP Rocky]
02 Wassup [A$AP Rocky]
03 Bass [A$AP Rocky]
04 The Fall (original mix) [The Weeknd]
05 Human [Unreleased]
06 One Last Thing [Mac Miller]
07 Amor Fati (remix) [Washed Out]
08 Angels [Mac Miller]
09 Leaf [A$AP Rocky ft. Main Attrakionz]
10 Kissing on My Syrup [Squadda B]
11 Swervin' (remix) [XV]
12 Unchain Me [Lil B]
13 Born to Die (remix) [Lana Del Rey]
14 I'm God [Lil B]
At this point I can just mention that the latest from Saturate Records is here and the rest of the post should fall into place...
Munis is the latest holder of the Italian beatmaker spotlight around these parts, and offers forth Gedankenexperiment, which surprisingly enough is not a Dragon Ball Z special move nor an expensive Turkish candy, but a jazzed out wonky electronic exploration in thirteen parts, including remixes from Subp Yao, oneone, Dnte and a few other friends.