Italian producer Michael Lovisa has just released his first EP, entitled Empty. Each song relaxing and refreshing, the EP showcases a unique style that is very mature of an artist releasing just his first body of work. Utilizing many guitar and string sounds, Lovisa perfects the fusion of classical instruments and electronic bloops, bleeps, and echoes. My favorite song, Upstairs, In The Basement, is an ambient, late-night, lover's ballad of sorts. Anyway, check it out for yourself. I'll caution you now—you may fall asleep with joy.
January 30, 2013
January 28, 2013
After several months of anxiously anticipating new content from the UK ambient/trip-hop producer, fans of Bonobo have a lot to talk about. First of all, Bonobo released Cirrus, the first single off his upcoming album. The album, entitled The Northern Borders. is set to be released on the first of April. As if that wasn't enough great news, he announced his North American tour, which will also start in early April. I really cannot recommend Bonobo enough—his music is fit for any occasion, be it working, daydreaming, napping, or just hanging out. This is a producer who strives for originality and variety in his work, and it really shows. Make sure to see whether he is coming to your city on his website, linked below, and enjoy!
January 25, 2013
Taito is the newest original single from the spoonerizing producer, Mord Fustang. Building on his past work, Mr. Fustang has seemingly decreased the amount of subtle wobbles and given his newest work more of an electro-house feel. It has an unusually long introduction, but it's all worth it just before the 3-minute mark. Enjoy!
P.S. I originally posted the full version of this song, but it was taken down. Here is the official preview instead.
January 23, 2013
January 16, 2013
I've written on What So Not (the side project of Flume and Emoh Instead) before, but I'll just feel guilty if I don't share this one. Although new to the genre of "not trap I promise," they absolutely kill the 808's and snares in this one. I think it's safe to say that this remix has one of the filthiest "drops" I've heard in the current trap game while still maintaining some form of beauty and melody, a feat which many producers of trap cannot replicate. Definitely a must listen! Enjoy.
January 14, 2013
What's better than a complete album of jazzy instrumentals on a rainy day? Very few things. That's why I love UK producer Vanilla. I first heard about Vanilla when German production trio Les Loups featured a remix by Vanilla on their Klub der Herzen EP (a fantastic EP, if you have time to check it out). Long story short, Vanilla produces some of the silkiest-smooth beats you'll hear around. Here's what he had to say about his most recent instrumental album For What It's Worth:
'For What It's Worth' is a collection of 20 outtakes and loose instrumentals made over the past year that I felt could use a home. There's a slightly jazzier vibe here than my other stuff but overall there's no real unifying theme. I am working hard on the proper follow up to Soft Focus as well as some other major projects so hopefully 2013 should be an eventful year...
Included are two of my favorites from the album, as well as the remix Vanilla made for Les Loups a few months back. The whole album is downloadable on his Bandcamp, or you can follow the download link below. Enjoy!
January 11, 2013
January 8, 2013
Californian dubstep game-changer Kastle has been hard at work lately, with new original productions, mixes, and remixes. His most recent song, "Baby, Keep It Real," caught my attention with its deep, bassy synths and unique chord structure. His older remix of "Nobody Here" is a tad more dubby than his new work, but great nonetheless. His remixes of "Alone" and "Stay Forever" both received a lot of attention for their unique sound and detail as well. Enjoy.