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Secret Recipe – The Cookbook

time December 23rd by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Secret Recipe self-releases his first full-length album, The Cookbook.  Formerly known as Intellitard, Secret Recipe is a whole new concoction created through the depths of his genius and ever-glowing brain.  Through his frequencies, Benji Hannus reveals psychedelic escapes, sparkly fusions, melodic glitch, & eerie-intergalactic purple bass  – a taste so fresh you melt through slurps.  A genre-bending mixologist, this rising artist is turning heads all over the industry; experience a phonic and polychromatic frequency through 12 tracks of weird squelches, get-downs, and creativity.  Revealing above, sick new artwork by Sponge!

The illuminating yet mysterious fresh bass venture of Secret Recipe has left many intrigued as he creates vivid frequencies – an expansion of the mind made possible through twisted and thought-provoking fusions, a newly formed imagination – it’s an elegant dessert.  Bizzare yet rhythmic leads make for an inventive composition as he swerves through deep 808’s, synth crescendos, and wobbly sonic expositions.  Spoken Bird is featured in this album, as they collaborated on the track, “Good Question” – a psyhop, lazer journey through future.  The ever-talented CloZee, hailing from France, also hopped in on the cooking with a smooth remix of one of my favorite tracks, “Interstellar Symphonies” – it’s trippy, percussive – it’s psytrap & glitch-hop imagination.

I aligned with Benji last February during his “Mental Vacation” release, and met him in ATX for a show of his!  Aside being an eclectic producer that stands out in the underground bass movement, Benji is a hard-working individual with a great sense of humor, mad respect!  Secret Recipe is also Co-Founder of a weekly called “Wormhole Wednesday’s” which takes place at the New Parish venue in Oakland, California, it’s a dope experience every single time – creative explosions!  Newly signed into Street Ritual Agency, his representation is cooking up a solid tour in 2016, so make sure to catch him near your city! Whether you want a new discovery, a jam to groove to while you cook, or a bubbling taste, this mixologist of bass can cook!

01/05/2016 | Dallas, TX | Future Funk Lounge | Granada

01/06/2016 | Austin, TX | Create Culture | Empire

01/09/2016 | San Diego, CA | Sypnatik Events | Spin

01/13/2016 | Lake Tahoe, CA | Bass Heavy | The Grid

01/15/2016 | Chico, CA | Bass Mint | Peking Chinese Restaurant

1/20/2016 | Santa Cruz, CA | Space Bass | Motiv

1/22/2016 | Olympia, WA | Outer Base | OLY Underground

1/23/2016 | Bozeman, MT | Zebra Cocktail Lounge

1/27/2016 | Arcata, CA | Whomp Wednesday’s | Jambalaya

1/28/2016 |Boise, ID | Insomnia | Fatty’s Bar

1/30/2016 | Salt Lake City, UT | Street Ritual X Omunity Collective Showcase | Metro Bar

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Staunch – Dissecting The Groove

time December 19th by John-Michael authorTags:

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If you were to ask me to name some of my favorite producers, right now. I’d absolutely list Staunch. If you’ve heard me DJ in the past year you’ll probably realize I throw in at least one Staunch track into my set depending on when and where appropriate.

My live DJ sets pretty much consist of tons of what we call modern glitch-hop. This duo are by in a whole different world when it comes to this style of music. It’s extremely funky and some may even it call it electro funk. I generally use to play chill downtempo music but recently I’ve moved to more dance based music and Staunch is my go to.

This album sums up all the incredible music they’ve put out over the years. It solidifies that they can put out some original music outsides of their staple remixes. It’s not common to have a full release that every single track is worthy enough to play on a dance floor and know it’ll crush. I can only hope that we’ll be seeing much more music from them. They are truly raising the bar.

 

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5AM – Deep See

time December 18th by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , , , , ,

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5AM releases ‘Deep See’ EP on Aquatic Collective today, December, 18th, 2015. It’s a four-track amalgamation through the depths of visions into the ocean, through breakbeat, glitch hop, live instrumentation, downtempo feels, and jazz vibes – it’s a true masterpiece.  Currently residing in New York, NY, Sam Andrus’ creativity is a breathtaking experience that syncs up magic into the now, a gateway of endless expressions has entered his soul. It’s full of depth, intricate patterns, grimey & squishy glitches, rhythmic melodies, and awe-inspiring composition.

Each track provides a story of its own, an evolving phase through higher levels of consciousness.  Experience a collaborative creation with friends: production/live guitar (Sam Andrus), live trumpet (Moses Cicero), acoustic guitar (Eviali).  This sonic journey will open up your chakras and reveal to you visions through the mind’s eye of the Universe and into the Akashic Records, a Deep See.  5AM is a producer to keep your eyes pealed for…he’s definitely one of my favorite producers, he’s had a few releases within the year that are pure clarity, always keepin’ it fresh.  Dope art work by 5AM himself!

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Mumukshu – Objective Reduction (Feat. KarmasynK)

time December 17th by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , , ,

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One of my favorite tracks that I jam to on the regular is “Objective Reduction”, a collaboration between Mumukshu and KarmasynK (International artist from India), released on Shanti Planti earlier this past Summer, 05/17/2015.  It’s 1 of 3 tracks in Mumukshu’s “Abstract Systems” EP.  Jake and Ruturaj are very good friends, they became good friends after meeting in CalArts in Los Angeles, California two years ago.  When they lived together, Jake (Mumu) was the only other person in CalArts who knew what “psy” was …. they instantly bonded and became friends & roommates.

Jake (Mumukshu) introduced me to West Coast flavours and showed me Tipper..and he was friends with this psy artist, luuli,  that I would drop tracks of and thus because of all this we really connected.  I have been working on music literally every second I can for the past 2 years…no break, no movies, no traveling, no fun weekends at all.” – Ruturaj (KarmasynK)

Discover KarmasynK:

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Ruturaj Wankhede, aka: KarmasynK, is a 22 year old International producer hailing from Pune, India, and is currently living in LA, California, and has recently sign to Street Ritual Agency!  He’s an ever evolving and innovative sound alchemist in roots of Glitch-Hop, Bass, IDM, Drum & Bas.  He has had multiple releases out on several different labels from all of the world including Street Ritual, Swamp Music, Glitch Hop Community, and Shanti Planti.  He’s currently a Senior at the California Institute of the Arts and is expected to graduate w/ a BFA in Music Technology Summer of 2016.  He’s played at several festivals such as Serenity Gatherings (USA 2014), Mo: Dem (Croatia), Blessed Coast Gathering (SoCal), and club shows in LA area.  He has shared stages and opened up for leading artists in the electronic music scene such as Thriftworks, Random Rab, Bluetech, Akasha Experience, HeavenlyFather, Bwoy De Bhajan, Machine Drum, Phutureprimitive, Landswitcher, Mumukshu, Mr Rogers, and kLL sMTH.

Listen to the full 3-track EP:

Stay Connected w/ Mumukshu & KarmasynK:

Mumukshu: Soundcloud | Facebook

KarmasynK: Soundcloud | Website | Facebook | Booking

 

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Tipper – Its Like EP

time November 2nd by Sofia authorTags: , , , , ,

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Tipper releases “Its Like” EP on October 14th, 2015 on Tippermusic.  Nu skool breakbeats set the theme for this release as it’s fused in with a leading funky, heavy bass, downtempo, and midtempo beats and feels – an overall experimental electronic experience. I dig how all of Tipper’s releases always go specifically unannounced and unexpected, a mystery slowly unraveling itself from the get-go.  Creating endless suspense, leading intriguement, and fresh innovation to his sound presentation, our ear pineals are in treat for more glitchy feels in comparison to a more downtempo approach earlier in 2015 – Fathoms EP.  Tipper’s gestures are legendary in variety as he’s truly an authentic master for various themes: intricate sound design, flawless melodies, ethereal soundscapes, hard hitting drums, mixdown, & live focus.

“Its like” EP consists of four-track escapes into glitch hop feels: Its Like, Distal, Table Flipping VIP, and Flares At Dawn.  “Its LIke” is a funky fresh glitch hop beat introduction as it reveals the theme to the EP – glitchy breakbeat. Turntablism takes a leading role in this track as crescendos and squish beats give of a glowing effect of brain strategization through alien gestures.  “Distal” is trickling melodic beats of intertwining rhythmic and glitchy soundscapes through intentional taste and variety.  Melodies on melodies on fresh fuse together to create an elaborate effect as elevating crescendos groove into discovery. “Table Flipping VIP” takes on a percussive role as its like a re-lived experienced and new vision of the original “Table Flipping” track he released on his EP, Forward Escape.  Illuminating and geometrical sound design over exceeds the gift of creation.  “Flares at Dawn” is a more downtempo approach than the latter – an ambient meditation can be felt as soothing synth effects expose in-depth yuminess.  It’s as if angelic drones through instrumentation is displayed in higher consciousness.  

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Russ Liquid – In Love [Lowtemp – (In Depth Album Review)]

time August 27th by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , ,

Russ Liquid releases “In Love” on Lowtemp Record Label founded by Gramatik and it’s his creation of love through sound structure and design ignited by real life events which triggered inspiration to create a soulful, jazzy, funky, groovy, and uplifting feel which is all set in his original downtempo and bass vibe.  Russ Liquid has been gaining a rapid momentum in the West Coast Bass music scene as a true innovator, and he will continue to stand out as both an eclectic producer and a passionate multi-instrumentalist (trumpet and flute).  This release is different yet similar to his previous releases, Promises and Foreign Frequency, where they are more consistent of deep purple bass lines and more ghostly soundscapes.  One thing that really remained the same is his signature downtempo bass style, my favorite.  In Love reveals an importance of change through sound and experimentation that is inevitable in today’s electronic music scene.  He’s like the sound version of Pablo Picasso, a futuristic colorful splash of genre-bending soundscapes; a seeker of depth and meaning.  I discovered Russ Liquid during end of 2011/beginning of 2012 and was immediately drawn to his style.  His intricate sound design, style, and continuous suspense and mystery illuminates an endless escape within sounds into unknown discoveries.  Months later, I met Russell Scott during the Summer of 2012 while hosting a co-production collaboration I was a part of, and his personality blends with his music – a very upbeat, compassionate, and creative artist who’s always down for adventure.

In Love consists of 15 experimental creations of genre bending sounds made possible through his creative spark:  DANCE Allegro, DRK KNIGHT, Freezer, How Long, Feral Cat, Twisted, The Way You Make Me Feel, NYC Blue, Sweetest Taboo, Peaker, Speedster, Thug Baby (ft. Freddy Todd), Chillian, With Love, and Acid for Wagner (featuring Thriftworks).  DANCE Allegro is a journey into another language, an allegro and upbeat jazzy vibe that will soothe your ear drums. West Coast r&b flow is present and tags along well with the spacey and groovy melody.  Fancy and rhythmic instrumentation creates echoes of cloud wonders heard through the high and mid pitched lyric –  an exquisite taste of sound and element mixture. DRK KNGHT changes the style up and reveals Russ Liquid’s experimental and diverse outlook.  With the 808 beat and snare incorporation, he ties in numerous bass waveforms to create a symphonic journey of sound.  With suspenseful twists of beats, xylophonic triggers, and laser bass, the fluidity gives off otherworldly energy, and snare melody adds to the suspension.  Mysteriously fusing fancy and rhythmic beats, he creates a spooky and lively vibe that will trigger new thought.  Freezer is a luscious wave of ear candy.  Synthesizer heaven can be heard across the entire track, as elements of all kinds flow along with it.  Liquid bass grooves brighten up the feeling of love, a future jazz odyssey.  This electricity of fresh frequencies, especially through brass (trumpet) instrumentation will make you feel as if you’re floating on Cloud 9.

How Long tells the story of the importance of patience through the craving sound texture that is exposed.  A more downtempo feel is present, a longing feeling is revealed through the vocals and can be felt as you hear lyrical callings: “So.. Long…”.  Eerie melodies and clicks make it an experimental trigger of inspiration.  Feral Cat is a sexy and psychedelic journey through a sonic waterfall experience in a space-jungle adventure.  The introduction is seductive and smooth as you hear initial flute instrumentation.  A very melodic and enchanting beat is created and syncs up well with low tone synth.  Lyrical drones of “Running” is then heard through the voice of a gentle and beautiful sounding female, a lingering feel.  Mid way through, a low tempo groove gives off a deeper and more sentimental vibe.  Twisted is enchanting as melodic bell beats strike the intro.  Bass growls and liquid wurbbles create a flexible feel of many moods.  A very rhythmic thematic soundscape will nurture the higher self.  Tempos are brilliantly twisted into magical scenic feels as Russ incorporates his live trumpet.  Soon after, a psychedelic journey of never before heard composition is revealed ultimately setting him apart from others.  His style is very distinct and forward thinking.  The Way You Make Me Feel is a love touch to the heart.  Vocalizations of the song title are sang in a low temp textures, an r&b effect.  This chill trap electronic vibe will invigorate and give you the freshest chills.  Silky bass lines and glitch crescendos blend well with trumpet effects, a true harmony.  

NYC Blue is another downtempo and synth festivity.  Synthesizers make up the theme of this track as his uniquely structured melodies dive into multiple shades of the color blue – a dive into the ocean, where Ocean Jasper is found – a healing touch.  Sweetest Taboo is the sweetest magical feel.  Liquid trumpet and 80’s synth covers a whole portrait, it paints the world.  Female vocals are pre dominant as they reveals lyrics that make love a possibility.  Jazz effects galore.  Peaker is a continuous wonder flow of jazz.  Lively melodies ring in the background while brass instrumentation and reed instruments brings us back to the late 19th/early 20th century while having a future feel.  A Peak of love.  Speedster is a steady fast synth race, a heart-pumping effect by the feeling of love.  A euphoric sound structure of piano and electric guitar loops are synchronized.  It reminded me of a mixture of jazz mixed with funky electronic feels – a get down.  Thug Baby(feat. Freddy Todd) is the aftermath of two luminous and distinctive worlds combining together, a glitch synth sync.  Chill trap beats and spacey frequencies have created a thug baby as the trumpet will lift you up.  Chillian is a chill innovation of Russ’s sounds.  The flute reveals a new dimension of feeling, all while being immersed in glitch twirls.  With Love is about the change of sound could go through when in that state of mind.  The most natural and powerful energy induced a sweet and rare freestyle of sound with incorporations of xylophonic sounds towards the end. Acid For Wagner (feat. Thriftworks) is an elegant, eerie, and trippy collaboration.  Sounds within sounds come through in all directions and will give you a chance to experience life and love in another universe.  Flute and experimental soundscapes blend very well together.

Russ Liquid has shown us a new feel, a fresh sound structure, and limitless experimentation – all while sticking to his signature roots and style such as bass, downtempo, jazz, and live instrumentation. He is, without a doubt, breaking musical boundaries. The mastery of “In Love” was created and inspired by real life experiences of being in love with another human and life, and all the ups and downs that comes along with it. Triggers to the heart chakra are some of most powerful and life-changing experiences we can experience – an uplift into another realm. This album gives off an atmosphere full of bliss and vibrant frequencies. The album is consistent of sounds of classic jazz, R&B, funk, glitch, techno, and world music – all in a downtempo setting. Russ’s fluidity with life and sound is captivating, to say the least – he is a master of his own design. His liquid grooves and intricate sound composition is immeasurable, he’s doing what not a lot of producers are doing – not following the trend. He is following his own style and heart and because of this, he’s destined to a bright future through love and sound. As time will continue to move forward, Russ Liquid’s style and taste will move along with it as splashes of imagination will trigger the most profound inventions. I recently caught a fresh live set earlier this month here in Austin, TX, and it was a fresh funky-disco illumination into the entire city of Austin and beyond. Look out for this next level thinking producer and instrumentalist as he will continue to captivate and explore sound and thus will discover possibilities of immerse himself in the importance of change.

 Listen to “In LOVE” out on Lowtemp: 

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My Pet Monster – New Age Gangster [MalLabel Music]

time August 21st by Sofia authorTags: , , , , ,

My Pet Monster releases his solo debut, New Age Gangster, on MalLabel Music earlier this summer and it’s a “cinematic dubstep” extravaganza of many moods and eras.  From Electro Swing to Hip Hop, this Ghetto Swing feel will have you swerving and feeling groovy, hop on the 1930’s millennium swing-hop. West Coast feels will  regress you 3 generations down while remaining in present day flavor and flow.  Ryan Summers resides in San Francisco, California and has been focused on the creation of this new sub-genre of electronic music.  Artwork by Sparkuhl on the album art is very original, and brings in visuals that are in sync to the title: New Age Gangster.  Adding to the album art cover, a pet monster is revealed next to six symmetrical women figures with a 30 – 40’s look.  A new age of reaffirming the impossible, a mixture of sounds never thought possible, has come into a reality state.  Classic sounds blended with present-day glitch and bass make it a journey of its own.  

New Age Gangster consists of 3 original productions including incorporation of soulful vocals, and 3 remixes of the originals:  New Age Gangster, When I Get Low I Get High, Baton Rouge Bounce, and remixes include: “New Age Gangster” by Samples, and “Baton Rouge Bounce” by Defunk and Timmy Tutone.   “New Age Gangster” kicks off with mid tempo snare, and a momentum of rhythm accumulates, while whistles blend in the mix.  Piano and brass instrumentation giving off a danceable beat.  Woodwinds can sporadically be heard and the production of glitch hop squelches and future bass make it a unique creation.  Combination of two opposing worlds mixing freshly.  When I Get Low I Get High, is full of an upbeat tempo and female vocalizations of old-school swing music, with fine creation of sound design of bubble wurbbles and twists of lasers.  Saxophone and snare give the swing a full effect, break down your best dance move, as the title suggests the style of swing dance.

Baton Rouge Bounce definitely has a southern touch to it.  The track initiates with a banjo crescendo that foreshadows a steady swing, and old-school breaks.  A very melodic swing vibe is present, with additions to well thought out glitch patterns.  New Age Gangster remixed by Samples reveals his signature glitch-hop style filled with hard hitting bass lines – a crunk effect that will leave you feeling like the sound of lightning bolts striking.  Very rhythmic composition blends well between the genre of My Pet Monster and his.  Baton Rouge Bounce remixed by Defunk has initial piano key notes and saxophone instrumentation by My Pet Monster which is then meshed with incorporation of deep male vocals.  Soon, Canadian producer, Defunk, crescendos an upbeat vibe full of glitch and funky and melodic bass beats for the rest of the track to follow.  Baton Rouge Bounce remixed by Timmy Tutone adds in 808 explorations and a smooth feel, a future sound that is pleasant to the ear pineal.

The development of American “Swing” music in the 1930’s is back with a twisted and glitch-ed out vibe.  My Pet Monster isn’t afraid to make his ideas an innovation, as this cinematic dubstep and glitch producer has shown in his first solo release.  Tagging along to his creation, three well-respected bass and glitch producers joined in on the mix exposing endless support for his style with their own unique taste.  I’m excited to see My Pet Monster continue to grow as an artist, especially after a release with a well-known established label.  MalLabel continues to hit high charts as they will continue to expose artists and producers such as My Pet Monster.  If you’re in the West Coast, be sure to catch artists branching out of this label the best way possible: LIVE.

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Zebbler Encanti Experience – Freakquency [Gravitas Recordings]

time August 19th by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , ,

Zebbler Encanti Experience released Freakquency on Gravitas Recordings on July 15th 2014, and it’s a gateway of vivid expansion of the mind made possible through twisted and thought-provoking mixed genre sound frequencies in a newly formed imagination.  Zebbler Encanti Experience is a psychedelic twist within itself, an audio-visual journey seen through the mind’s eye, triggered through auditory and sensory of high frequencies vibrating in multiple directions, as molecules of sound being presented in the most freaky instances.  Encanti is the mastermind behind the psytrap/bass/glitch/electro  sound design, production, and mastering of the audio sense, while Zebbler projects mind-bending visuals, a futuristic foundation of visible uplifts.  In his past, Zebbler has collaborated with the EOTO & Shpongle for visual enhancement, both having high experience and intellect of association in their field. This kaleidoscopic representation of sound will take you on a roller-coaster blast into infinity.  Is there anything more psychedelic and twisted than the Shpongle crew?  This album will reveal a new sound-universe, and bizarre visuals as seen in the “Freakquency” Video ; the embodiment  new-age advancement of next level thinking and experimentation.

Freakquency consists of 5 psychedelic ventures of their own:  “Perceptronium”, “Follow the Bubble”, “Neuron Dialect”, “Frequency”, & “Immediacy ft. Ganavya”.  Perceptronium is the idea that human consciousness is simply a state of matter, the idea that there are many types of matter (solids, liquids, gases), as there are many types of consciousness.  Through sound experimentation, Encanti fuses unimaginable genre-bending impossibilities and strategies of glitch sound filled with fluidity to create a unique audio experience.  Psychill patterns immediately blend into an upbeat electro high-frequency and warps a back-flip in your mind and dives into a mid-tempo dubstep atmospheric relief and repeat.  Follow the Bubble is like a video game full of speed and action, a psytrance feel.  It’s like mouse-trap – except through sound, I’d describe it as psytrap.  This mixture will make your heart race, it’ll give you electro energy, glitch-hop swerve, and chill trap 808 dub grooves.

Neuron Dialect is mystery waiting to be revealed.  Synthesizers and glitch frequencies mesh well to create an uplifting auditory experience.  Electronic bass feels and clicks make it a never-ending soundscape, a continuous blending of neuron activity running through a psilocybin experience.  Freakquency is psytrance at its peak, a multitude overload of freak-dance moves revealed through pupil-dilation, a Clock-Work Orange effect.  Midway, a bubble of glitch-induced beats pour out like laser rain drops.  Marching wurbbles and ziggles and inventions of all sorts take place in multiple instances such as reversing, fast-forwarding, ultimately creating and twisting sounds and distorted hip-hop lyrical “Freakquency” voice tones which can be heard sporadically.  Immediacy ft. Ganavya is a chill step vibe of groovy encounters.  A thousand sound thoughts per minute have slowed down the effect full of glitch patterns from the previous tracks and it reveals a chill out yet melodic atmosphere fused with deep-bass lines .

Zebbler Encanti Experience is a creation of sound advancement in the most inventive combinations of psychedelic triggers I have yet heard.  Steaming from having past collaborations with EOTO and Shpongle, the Zebbler Encanti Experience will reveal a fear-less creation of sound exploration and will lift you to another dimension.  They’ve been hitting a U.S.A. Summer Tour reaching multiple cross-country states, and the next stop is Burning Man, so if you’re going, be sure to catch them there next.  This Gravitas Recordings release adds to the glory of their experience, both outlets incorporate diversity in their projects, always on the next level, always pushing and searching for the most fresh sounds.  I’m eager to follow this duo more that is sure to surprise with their upcoming projects, you thought this was a crazy and new-found experience? I’m sure they have further ground-breaking projects of sound and visual mappings planned out for future releases, excited to see where these forward-thinking innovators will take us with experimentation of all levels.

Watch Zebbler’s Visual Projection Video of: Freakquency (music video by Zebbler Encanti Experience) .

Freakquency released on Gravitas Recordings:

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Psymbionic | Parallels Part 2 – Eye [Gravitas Recordings]

time July 4th by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , , , , ,

Psymbionic releases Part 2 of “Parallels” [Eye], on Gravitas Recordings on July 1st, 2014. This second part of “Parallels” explores a parallel genre to that of a heavier bass influenced feel for Part 1. It revels an atmospheric creation of downtempo/chill feels, an experiment that illustrates Psymbionic’s versatility, a dive into another realm – a pull into the Eye of the Storm. The eye is a region of mostly calm weather at the center of strong tropical cyclones, and through sounds, John Burchman, expresses a deep meditation of fulfilling low tempo frequencies, a whirlwind of cloud hypnotization. Clear and light sounding extraterrestrial communication reveals futuristic visions of new-world change, enlightened transformations, and exploration of versatility.  Versatility of production is rare, and when a product of rarity is illuminated, full-depth creativity is expressed giving the creator a sense of forward thinking and acceptance of change as important factor in culture in many fields of life- Psymbionic has done that with Eye.

Eye consists of 5 auditory chill out portals: “One Thing” ft Cristina Soto,”How Am I Not Myself” ft. Govinda, “S ilkscreen” ft. Soulular, “Sonder” ft. The Digital Connection, & “Silkscreen ( ill-esha remix ). One Thing ft. Cristina Soto is downtempo galore, a future chill trap experience ready to sooth your ear pineals.  Psymbionic’s rhythmic future bass composition and fluidity blends passionately with Cristina Soto’s mesmerizing vocals as she touches your heart chakra with her deeply thought lyrics, an angelic escapade.  How Am I Not Myself ft. Govinda is initiated by Govinda’s sensual frequencies resonating from string instrumentation of the violin.  High-pitched synthesizer and a lively melodic tempo on Psymbionic’s behalf symmetrically syncs up in addition, and a spacey future garage atmosphere is present.  This tune calmly sooth your present state of mind and will unblock passages of a forgotten memory.

Silkscreen ft. Soulular is a co-production between the two, a chill-step portal, a swim into infinity, a closer pull into the eye of the storm.  Souluar’s organic sound composition and spacey sounding downtempo dubs mesh well with Psymbionic’s signature melodic uplifts and glitch/bass exposure, this is the creation of two soulful producers joining forces.  Sonder ft. The Digital Connection is a spacey chill tale into the unknown, an epiphany within an epiphany.  This is a future bass mystery waiting to be revealed and is felt within electronica ambience.  Psymbionic’s signature sounds can be heard sporadically thoughout the tune, and a deep rhythmic glitch fusion of The Digital Connection follows through creating a liquid groove.  Silkscreen remixed by ill-esha is a glitch masterpiece full of limitless synth frequencies and melodies.  She produces a re-occurring glitch pattern which gives it a mind of its own, it’s a distinction of rarity illuminating the original production, an aftermath of chills down your spine.

Submerge into the eye of the storm and prepare for a lift-off into explorations of the sounds and tempos of the universe and beyond.  Psymbionic reveals a downtempo/chill side to his music production in variation and style.  Not only does he create variety in Part 2 of “Parallels”, but also a variety of styles  and collaborations of accomplished vocalists, instrumentalists, and producers.  John Burcham is a driven force of light that isn’t afraid to explore other dimensions of sound frequencies, a creative and fresh outlook.  Like a thread weaving together with other threads, and like sacred geometrical patters coming together, a flowing towards a creation of warmth is revealed as Psymbionic weaves sounds, textures, and rhythms together. This results in the creation of pulsating and radiating sounds meant to trigger brainwaves, and therefore release and cleanse energies, a fresh feel of relief.  The fact that this was written, mixed, AND mastered by John himself amazes me. As AfroMonk himself likes to put it, Keep it Fresh.

Join the Gravitas crew this Saturday, July 5th at plug.dj‘s “Just A Chill Room” for Psymbionic’s DIGITAL album release party & Q&A! 

Listen/Download “Eye”: Parallels (Part 2: Eye) by Psymbionic

 

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Keese | Panamint Chalice [MalLabel Music] | AfroMonk.com Exclusive

time July 1st by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , , , , ,

Keese releases “Panamint Chalice” on San Francisco’s own MalLabel Music, and it’s a futuristic slow-motion tale of the mixture of genres, of purple bass infused Glitch-Hop wonders from the northern bay of Arcata, California.  West Coast Bass is an adventure of its own, just like a culture of the unknown experience of exploration.  This young producer is not afraid to take risks as he will continue to experiment and bring forth luminous rays of full-spectrum energy meant to ignite the possible.  Like super powers, these sound frequencies will produce rapid change and flashbacks, de-ja vu, psychic-abilities.  I hope your ear pineals, and your mind’s eye are ready for an experiment of psytrap, 808’s, and sub trips, psychedelic epiphanies through auditory sense.  Pick up your chalice glass and fill it up with a taste of your choice, I prefer clear liquid H20, and let these liquified sounds trigger a festive thought.

“Panamint Chalice” consists of 5 sound experiments sure to invoke invisibility, experience slow-motion effects, and time control – re-appearance into a different side.  These experimental creations are entitled, “Hot Curls”, “Panamint Chalice”, “Love Yourself”, “Less is More”, and “Bonkers”.  Hot Curls is a slow-motion step back, then 10 more steps forward into glitch fusion, and twirl of eerie crescendos of blended 808 beat and melodic freshness.  Panamint Chalice is a proper occasion.  An appropriate glitch stutter.  A groovy mid-tempo whomp, a rhythmic 808 laser illumination beats created to invoke change, like that of a chameleon.

Love Yourself is an electronic upbeat first sparked by 808 feel, and continuous balanced beat of signature “drops”.  Except they’re not “drops”, because they mesh well next to the prior soundscape, it’s more like a smooth twist of intelligent exposure of a new structured development of love.  Less is More opened up a new wave of energy that sparked past-life inspiration.  Intricate and delicate, yet powerful composition can be both felt and heard.  A theme of fading effects mesh well with what sounds like alien atmospheric callings, from under the ocean and up into space, that’s some psytrap for you.  Bonkers is a game of elegance meets chill, a coming of two worlds bound to cause technicolor bass whirlwinds of triggers.

Panamint Chalice is a boom of silver and gold minerals and psytrap trinkets found in a ghost town.  Keese’s creation of sound experimentation is definitely fresh, I’m very stoked to see his future projects.  He’s developing a rare sound in the West Coast Bass scene and isn’t afraid to express creations developed in his lab. Bass and Glitch Melodic encounters will sooth your brain waves, and blast you off into otherwordly sonic space sunset. Let these sound causations of realizations explore freshness. Here’s a free download of “Hot Curls”.

Listen Here: Panamint Chalice by Keese

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