Beatport’s Summer Sol by Sol Selectas

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Sol Selectas Records, the NYC electronic label specializing in tribal dance music, deep house, and folkloric rhythms, released the ultimate summer movement & chill playlist on June 21. Featuring multi-cultural sounds and samples from producers all around the world, Summer Sol runs over 2 hours through the dives of foreign, melodic soundscape, inviting us to sizzle … Continue reading

Tambour – Chapitre I

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Sucking fresh breaths from Montreal’s classical music scene is Simon P. Castonguay, better known with thick keys below hands as Tambour. Chapitre I is made of 4 visceral scenes of music, and it’s a contemplative treat for any time, any day, any place, and anyone. Composed to the tune of exploration, Chapitre I is for those who delight in … Continue reading

Title: Memories

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Sparkle and simplicity; pleasant layers build out the girth of this Cosmonostro spirit collection by Toon Janssens, the Belgian producer better known to the world as Title. Memories is his first big batch of fresh music this year, home on the label that’s gaining incredible fan love for putting out some of the weirdest and wildest genre-bending beauty … Continue reading

Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment – Surf

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What is it about this man, Chance the Rapper. And his SoX crew of warm, soul-composing heroes proposing musical strength through simplicity, quirky street harmonies, and real conversation swept up in valiant wordplay. It seems they do everything to spread the positive energy and freshly juiced smiles around. When I listen to Chance and SoX productions, I feel the … Continue reading

OSLO- Volume One

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Slow and steady sounds are arranged for gentle pleasure on OSLO‘s newest set of songs, Volume One. The City By Night (hear: beauty by Selerac) release blows dust from window sills in the same measure that it triggers our arduous exploration of pain. It is calm, intent on pondering battered and buried musings only after ample reflection, allowing beauty … Continue reading

Selerac- Automated Weather Information

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Selerac creates a gorgeous blend of serenity on Automated Weather Information, its second release on UK electronic label City by Night Records. Reminding us of the wild beauty brought forth 14 years ago by furiously sleeping green duo The Books, Selerac also feels the weight of expression hard, picking up sky trails left by post-rock heros Sigur Ros and … Continue reading

thestand4rd feat. Psymun, Spooky Black, Bobby Raps, Allan Kingdom

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“I got some simple needs/Floatin’ through these symphonies/Flirtin’ through these symphonies/Broken by these symphonies/Broken by these simple needs” thestand4ard is a remarkable example of scattered talents finding and embracing each other, audible proof that we can design the stars to align when connections are noticed and committedly pursued. The four players- all from St. Paul, MN … Continue reading

Persian Empire- Mongo Maracuja

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Persian Empire is Sam Khatam, a young German producer who builds harmonic compositions with home recordings, edited samples, synths, deep bass beats and manipulated vocals. His sounds lend familiarity to the elegant electronic complexion of producers like N’to, Son Lux and Jai Paul, but his rhythms and cuts paint a unique tint for that fresh audio … Continue reading

للشعب – For The People (Music For Syrian and Iraqi Refugees)

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The music industry, much like a boy lost in a new neighborhood or a band of laid off, vacationing businessmen, is evolving in real time- reaching with keener senses in the dark for any and all opportunities to find a positive way, reiterate relevance, and generate income in new and unknown territories. Free digital file … Continue reading

DJ Shadow- Liquid Amber

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Liquid Amber, DJ Shadow’s gluminous new EP, is the first public introduction to his new record label of the same name, and his first musical delivery since 2011’s The Less You Know, The Better. Conquering the industrial slant of future bass with chemical soundplay and a reputable minor melody- designed to keep feelings real and hook chins … Continue reading