This collection from Jellyfish Recordings revolves around dusty, head nodding hip hop influenced beats
There’s always a thread that ties the tracks together, and it’s interesting to take the tracks in and figure out what that thread is. This collection from Jellyfish Recordings revolves around dusty, head nodding hip hop influenced beats, but beyond that there’s a diverse arrangement of the playful – Wunderkut’s Arches and Axiom’s Seventimental spring to mind, the spacey – Blocktreat’s Aloe Kitty Mau Mau and Galaxaburn’s Rod DeVoe amongst others, the exotic – Geewut’s Sunset, Headspace’s It’s Coming Together, and a whole lot more to boot. What’s more, the majority of the proceeds from the release will also go to a youth organisation local to the label. One good deed deserves another…
We know what you’re thinking… the Oh Drat podcast is looking strangely absent. It is coming, but it’s getting harder and harder to separate time in the lab to grow in all directions at once so we’re doing our best to make sure that we put our time into making it great… and maybe having a little think about the style and format we present it in.
musicians with various genre leanings have come together to create new styles and a scene that is held together with a six degrees of separation-esque collective similarity
This Friday’s music post is a compilation – gratis, no less – that showcases some of the finest talent that the UK and Ireland has to offer. Over the past decade, the electronic music melting pot has bubbled away like never before. Electronic musicians with various genre leanings have come together to create new styles and a scene that is held together with a six degrees of separation-esque collective similarity, as tempo, tone and rhythm are freely experimented with yet the resultant music can always be tied in context somewhere in the collective ‘beats’ atmosphere. What we’re presented with here is an amazingly sonically diverse slice of that phenomenon, from the turntable focused musing of Vince Mack Mongrul to Darkhouse Family’s take on West Coast funk, Om Unit’s mesmerising touch with rhythm and meter, and more… Download it.
When it comes to music, we like things to have soul. We’re not alone, though, and just about all genres have a ‘soulful’ subset (note to self, research soulful death metal) which tests our definition of the word to varying degrees.
some of our favourite production and vocals of the year so far
One place we consistently rely on for great music, Tokyo Dawn Records shares our opinion more or less to a tee and makes the task of digging out the best new artists so easy it almost feels like cheating sometimes; The Heart Volume 2 is a superb collection of soul, r&b and jazz records that from beginning to end immersed us in some of our favourite production and vocals of the year so far. Available now on download and the end of July in physical formats, The Heart Volume 2 is a steal €8, representing 50 cents per track. Head on over to the Toyko Dawn Records page to listen to more and purchase, and below to Haezel’s This is Dope, featuring Ebraheim…