To make things clear, I’ve known Mathias Lodmalm for quite some years and I’m a big fan of his past musical endeavors so this write up might come off as a bit partial.
Hailing from the Swedish West Coast Mathias has made music for over 20 years and he released his first album way back in 1992 and has since then been pumping out releases under a few different monickers. Domain ID is his first official electronic release and I’m proud to have followed this release from scratch until now when it’s official released and watched it grow to perfection.
Mr. Lodmalm mixes influences from the latest in the House, Techno and Glitch scenes and put together a real awesome EP. If one should compare Domain ID to some of the other artists on Muti this one is less bassy and draws more inspiration from the British Glitch sound rather than the Dubstep vibe but still not as “freaked out” as Autechre nor intense as Apex Twin, call it avantgarde and contemporary dance music… there’s no need for any further genre wanking.
You can tell by listening to this EP that Mathias knows what he’s doing and has learned a lot from all these years making music, you don’t need to cling on to the the latest music trends you can break way for coming trends instead.
It’s been awhile since I write a legit post and not just a mix. The new addition to the Afro Monk team, Pierre, is doing a great job. I’m thrilled to have him onboard and having him contribue so much.
WMC is right around the courner and looks like its going to be unforgettable as usual. I can’t believe how involved I am with this one event. The past month I’ve shared e-mails with some of the most respected producers/DJs in the glitch game in my eyes.
My show has almost been on for a month now. I started off strong but now we working out all the kinks. My close friend Munkz has been joining me and dropping some dubstep bombs. I feel like it’s a great combo of glitch/IDM/trip-hop with the last hour having Munkz bring the dirty bass.
Overall things are moving along. I’ll be meeting some of the glitch.fm crew in 2 weeks in DC. I’m flying up to DC for a gig HipGnosis got. Looking forward to meeting him and a few others that will be there.
I’m on a total travel mind set right now. I hope to visit NY and possibily even play at an event there. Also considering a trip to Oregon to visit some close friends from glitch.fm. My birthday is in the summer and most likely going to Vegas for Defcon and hope to somehow find myself on the bill to play out there. Another project I’ve been thinking of doing is throwing an event in Seattle. There is a group of glitch.fm guys up there as well. Let’s not forget Lost in Bass in Boston is always an option in the future.
It’s amazing the people I’ve met since joining the Glitch.fm team. I’ve become close with people all over the world and hope to visit them all in the near future, even the Delicious Crew in New Zealand.
Your Local Dealer is a Swedish clothing brand that was brought to life by the shop Top Street Wear in Stockholm, they are mainly focusing on Street and Urban wear.
Much of their stuff is a bit to much “Hip Hop” for me personally, like pants with embroideries all over and the such of clothes you can see on you favorite Hip Hop star but recently they released four pairs of jeans that I really fell in love with, they call them just simply “basic jeans”. The jeans are made of raw black denim and the difference is the seams which are in different colors, you get khaki, green, purple and my favorite turquoise. I dig the striped down design and the contrast that the seams bring forth, the price is aslo really fair when it comes to these kind of clothes here in Sweden.
Don’t forget to check out their track jackets as well, they are also real nice.
Top Street Wear is one of Swedens biggest online shop when it comes to urban fashion and they ship worldwide so don’t hesitate to look through their site and see if you find something you like.
Gothenburgs own Electro-Soul genius is back with his second album ”Get on up”. Personally I really liked Stray’s debut album ”Here to Stray” but sadly I don’t think that one got the recognition it deserved, but I hope this one will be more spread across the globe.
“Get on up” till be released on Erik L’s (Favorite Flava & Supersci amongst others) imprint Soularp Records on the twelfth of February (both Stray and Erik L can also be found in the group Favorite Flava). This album will be the second release from Soularp Records and if Erik continues to release records like this you’ll definitely need to keep your eyes on this label.
Compared to the debut this album dives even deeper into Soul music but still manage to keep the electronic touch. “Get on up” contains thirteen track were two of them are remixes made by Erik L himself. The album also contains some guest musicians; Hanna (which we know from the last album), 7even:Thirty, Melor P and Erik L.
I really dig this one and even though I loved “Here to Stray” this one surely much better in all aspects be it musically or when it comes to the singing.
If you like modern Soul Music with a touch of electronics I see no reason why you shouldn’t get this album, as a matter of fact; I order you to get a hold of this one as soon as it’s out.
Download this free tune from the album as be a part of the greatness: Stray @ Bandcamp
This mix I did when I was feeling all emo and stuff. I’ve never really mixed trip-hop and haven’t mastered the art of beat matching so this can get a bit dodgy at times. This was more for the feel and listening to the songs. Poured out some of my favorite tunes in here. Later on in the mix I switched it up to play a little FL Breaks and into a pre-recorded Miami Bass mix that had there.
This is the recording of my set on last weeks show. Can’t believe I have a weekly show. I decided to team up with my close friend Munkz for this. Figured I’d bring the glitch and he brings the whomp. We ended up doing a ghetto rig there and turned out his portion of the show sounded like complete crap so just uploading my first hour.
WMC 2010 So Far…
Alright I did a bit of searching to see what I could find out.
I figured many of the parties from last year were returning plus heard some rumors about other parties so here’s what I got so far.
I’m excited to see who is headlining these events.
Also hyped to know that Datsik & Caspa will be in town considering I haven’t seen either of the two.
Bang Bang @ White Room
Craze’s WMC Party
Stanklove WMC @ Jazid?
TruSkool Breaks @ Steel Toast
Smog vs Basshead @ White Room
World of Drum & Bass @ Mecca
Future Sound of Break
Dub N Bass 2
Metal Headz vs Bassline @ Heathrow
Glitch Hop Showcase Party
Sub Swara is at it again bring some serious whomp!
He just released a new podcast and features tons of hot tracks right now.
Glad to see some Mochi, Heyoka, and Joker put together all in one mix.
This is quite a diverse set and can’t be more thrilled about mixes like this.
It’s become a time where you’ve got to throw in all sorts of genres into the pot.
Being a DJ you should be able to throw a little of everything.
Massive respect out to you Sub Swara!
1. Kraddy – Android Porn (Mochipet Godzillaporn Remix)
2. Heyoka – Micron
3. ??- Fair and Lovely Riddim
4. South Rakkas Crew – Holiday (Titles Riddim)
5. Mochipet – Alien Crunk Dub – (Audiovoid Remix)
6. Mos Def – Quiet Dog (Sub Swara Remix)
7. Breakage – Higher
8. Nuphlo – Homeland Insecurity
9. Joker – City Hopper
10. XI – Superwhatever
11. Starkey – Ok Luv
12. D1 – Jus Business
13. Syndaesia – Walk Away (Widdler Remix)
1. A Lot Kooler
2. Out Of Earth
3. Chizzle Fried Grizzle
4. Want 2 Babylon
This march Klone will be back, last years ”The Push Effect” really got people to start talking about Klone and now he’s back with a new EP.
Combing the Glitcy and Bassy bits from the previous EP and putting then in a more Dubstep eviorment and alas we have “Dubconstep”. Personally I’m a more into the Glitch-Hop sound that on the last EP rather than this more Dubstepish sound, but it’s still a very good EP. The best track on this EP is number 4 “Want to Babylon” I really like all the sound the the “structure” of the tune is really amazing. It seems like the three first tracks are more of the Dubstep kind then on the forth track Klone seems to go back a bit to his old more Glitch-hop sound and that’s something I really appreciate.
Don’t sleep on this one when it’s released, you KNOW that Muti Music delivers EVERY time!