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Loom In Essence – DigitAlchemy

time February 3rd by amalgamation23 authorTags: , , , , , , ,

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Loom In Essence releases “DigitAlchemy” on Mycelium Music!  A laser, glitch, & psychedelic vibe and sound design is felt through downtempo and midtempo atmospheres which ignite hypnotic states through in-depth SciFi Bass leads. A breakthrough and emergence through the Universe captivates through mental imagery, an alignment through love, experimentation, and creativity.  An experimental producer, composer, and live guitarist, Aaron Bejerke, is a creative, mysterious, and mind-boggling creative with loads of potential and unique presentation.  It’s classical instrumentation meeting alien-production, a twist of imagination through organic melodies, intricate patterning, grimey whomps, illuminating crescendos…a Classical Producer is born!  It’s a rhythmic journey through evolving intriguing techniques, layered soundscapes, and eclectic triggers.  Mastered by Ion Driver , Art by Sponge.

I met Aaron this past Fall while traveling the West Coast, I found myself at a Wormhole Wednesday event in Oakland featuring Soulacybin, Warp9, Secret Recipe’s final set under his former name, Intellitard!  It was such a fun Thanksgiving weekend overall! We hung out at The New Parish before his set, spoke about music, art, music production, and then experienced a dope set, dude’s a genius!  This guy is one to keep you eyes pealed WIDE OPEN for.  Easily becoming one of my favorite producers.  Take a moment to sit down, be silent, and let Loom In Essence trigger treasures from within.  Three years in the making….this is a journey to be experienced deep into your mind’s eye.

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Wormcast Mix Series Volume 5 – Duffrey

time January 12th by amalgamation23 authorTags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Wormhole Music Group presents: Wormcast Mix Series Volume 5 featuring Duffrey!  Wormcast bring about a collection of unreleased tunes from Duffrey and some of his friends, including Bogtrotter, Cello Joe, Stone Cactus, and vocalist, Chelsea Rain ni Sarasvatii, Enjoy!  A 32.44 minimix and psychedelic bass journey composed of fresh glitch feels!  Experience a transcending and mystical escape into galactic flashbacks as mind-expansive ignitions are well-crafted through genius composition and sleek introduction as each different journey within the mix smoothly transitions and evolves within it! Enjoy this FREE Download!

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Tipper – Its Like EP

time November 2nd by amalgamation23 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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It Ain’t Right – Warp9 (Blunt Force ReFunk)

time May 22nd by amalgamation23 authorTags: , , , ,

Blunt Force has reFunked Warp9’s track “It Ain’t Right” and let me tell you something, it’s fresh as funk! Brian Gustafson is definitely a Texas favorite as he blends electro-soul funk with mesmerizing glitchy basslines that will leave you feeling groovy. A prominent member of the Philos Records family, he incorporates a live electric guitar during his future funky fresh and glitchy sets, creating a euphoric atmosphere of extraordinary audible and visual sensory enhancement and experience. With having recently released a spankin’ new EP, “A Brighter Tomorrow“, Brian is on a quest of continual discovery and is gaining momentum within the music industry, so look out for him!

His remix of “It Ain’t Right” is the perfect feel for the summer as it consists of an uplift full of continual technicolor crescendos mixed in with funk instrumentation of the trumpet and his dexterous guitar playing sequences. Followed throughout the track is a very rhythmic magical touch of glitch hop heaven and soothing deep bass drops.  He does a pristine job of building the momentum and letting loose at the most unexpected yet perfect timings. I’m a believer of feeling rejuvenated and vibrant and this track is the perfect example of lifting me up on that level.

This is just the beginning for this young and artistic producer currently residing in Austin, Texas. Not only is his music so uniquely crisp, but he’s full of good vibes and is always down for a good time with friends. Want to catch him live soon? Well you’re in luck! He will be performing at Summer Camp Festival this Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd-25th and soon after at WAKARUSA on June 5th – 8th!

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Turntable.fm | Glitch / Chill Dubstep / IDM

time August 2nd by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , ,

Turntable.fm is changing the game for online social media. If you haven’t heard of Turntable.fm you should probably be warned it’s VERY ADDICTING. The site is fairly new and currently still in Beta from my understanding but quite complete as is already.
Ever want to DJ and play music for others? Turntable.fm gives you the opportunity to do just that. There are rooms that you can join that have a specific theme or you have the option to make your own. The rooms can have up to 5 DJ spots when created. Create or join a room that suites your mood.

Once you’re in a room you’ll notice there are tons of fun avatars of people with points and fans. Depending on how many DJ spots there are you’ll find people on the stage with one person having a spotlight on them showing that they are playing a song. The name of the song and artist scroll across the screen of the stage giving you the option to add the song you’re listening to any of the more popular music social sites to share or buy.

The bottom of the room you’ll find a meter with a Lame button and Awesome button. This is where the whole social media thing comes in. You’ll be able to vote Lame or Awesome for each song playing. Every time you hit Awesome the DJ who is playing the song gets 1 point. Now if you hit Lame the meter will tip closer to the Lame side. No points are deducted from the DJ if someone hits Lame but if the meter gets too close to Lame it will skip the song.

The major success and appeal of the site is that you can create your own custom que of music from the existing library that Turntable.fm has hosted by Medianet. You can search a particular song or artist and a list of music related to your search appears where you can preview the songs and easily add the song to your que list. Now this is where it gets good. If you’re a producer or have songs that are not contained in the library you have the option of uploading your own music!!! That is right! You are limited to 40mbs and MP3 format but besides that you can upload your own music, works in progress, or favorite song not listed in the library. A huge concern is that if once uploaded will the song be added to the Turntable.fm library. The answer is NO BUT keep in mind that any user can add the song you play to their list. I’ve uploaded a few dubs that I have and realized later that others have added it to their list. No one can download it but I can see how some artist and people might be upset that some of their unreleased music is being played. The major plus of the que list is that Turntable.fm saves everything you’ve added to your list including the MP3 you’ve uploaded so you can have a giant list of music ready to go for whatever room you’re in.

The more points you get from people hitting Awesome allows you to unlock some sweet new avatars. Also keep in mind that you can tell who Awesome’d the song you are playing by seeing who is bobbin’ in the room. There’s nothing like the rush you get from seeing the whole room just bobbin’ to your tune. You can also become a fan of someone in Turntable.fm. Right now it doesn’t mean much but the feature enables notifications to your e-mail about when someone you’re a fan of takes a DJ spot in turntable.fm. This allows you to know when someone you follow is in a specific room so you can go listen to them DJ.

The last thing I want to mention about Turntable.fm is how there are Owners and Mods for rooms. If you create a room you’re allowed to Boot people from the room or remove them from the DJ spot. The owner of the room also sets the room description and creates the rules. The mod of the room is usually the owner of the room but if the owner leaves the room the person who has been in the room the longest is assigned as the mod. If the owner returns he still maintains authority without having to worry about it. If the mod leaves the room it is passed on to the next person who has been in the room the longest.

Why is Turntable.fm so addicting?! The chat room, hearing new music others play, seeing what people enjoy, talking crap to people who play terrible music, networking with other similar likeminded DJs or producers, and most of trying to acquire as many points as you can and flex your musical taste. I’ve been recommending Turntable.fm to everyone I know because it’s a great way for producers to connect and network with their fan base. I run a run a room on Turntable.fm that has guest appearances by Mexicans with Guns, +verb, Ben Samples, Elfkowitz, Michael Menert, Protohype, Subsynthesis, etc… Overall it’s a great way to connect with other people who enjoy the same style of music. My room is: Glitch / Chill Dubstep / IDM you can generally find me in there throughout the entire week while I’m at work. Come out and check it out! Be warned though… Only rule implemented is NO BROSTEP! So no aggroo basslines! Keep it chill for the most part so we can all jam and enjoy music while we work or hanging out online.

Things I’d like to see added to Turntable.fm:
iPhone APP
Owner/Mod can skip a song
Avatar add-ons: hoola hoop, poi, glowsticks, etc…
More Avatars

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The Polish Ambassador / Future, Sex, Computers

time April 21st by Dj EA authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

David Sugalski aka The Polish Ambassador takes us on a funky glitchy ride with his latest release, “Future, Sex, Computers.” Reflecting a sense of maturity and directed vision, Future, Sex, Computers incorporates some of the slower, more spatial sounds of Sugalski’s downtempo alias Ample Mammal, while maintaining the high-energy, ass-shaking, electro madness that The Polish Ambassador is known for. The production is so clean and the tracks have so many elements that you can really just zone out and get lost in them. The album is amazing all the way through so it’s really hard to choose a favorite. I always look forward to when he posts a new track on soundcloud and already can’t wait for the next release!  Make sure to catch him on tour this spring. Thanks for keepin it fresh David!

The album was released through STS9’s heavy-hitting electronica imprint, 1320 Records. You can preview tracks and grab the release at thepolishambassador.bandcamp.com.

Check out his other sounds too at soundcloud.com/davidsugalski.

Here’s a bonus free download of an amazing Radiohead remix he did recently:

Much love and respect!

-EA (EA@afromonk.com)

soundcloud.com/djeamusi

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Lokid – Fear of Heights EP

time April 11th by Dj EA authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lokid, a glitch-hop producer out of Paris France just released his latest ep, “Fear of Heights.” This is a really fun ep and well produced.  Def throw this one on at your next party. I’m digging the M.S.D. (Mon Saigneur Demoiseau) dubstep remix of the title track a lot too!

You can download and stream the album for free from http://lokid.bandcamp.com/

Lokid’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Lokidmusic

Much respect!

EA (EA@afromonk.com)

soundcloud.com/djeamusic

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Sugarpill – Mind Machine EP

time March 15th by Dj EA authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sugarpill is a glitch/bass producer out of Los Angeles. I’ve been bumping his latest release “Mind Machine EP” in my car a lot lately.

My fave track off the ep is “Peeing on the Seat” which opens at a slow burn, combining 808 snare rolls, a glitched out Hammond, and a deep bass line before the drop where party moves into full throttle with heavy lazer bass, soaring synths, and one of the more colorful hiphop vocal samples used in recent memory. Here’s previews of the tracks from the release:

You can grab a copy of his debut ep for Simplify Recordings through addictech.com: Mind Machine ep

He also has just posted this dope track which is coming out March 20th on the Bass from Above compilation through subsynthesis.com and glitchdrop.com.  I highly recommend you grab this free release which features brand new tracks from some of the best glitch/bass producers on the scene right now.  Straight up fire! Grab it here: Bass From Above

If you want to know more about this talented producer, check out the interview Kate did with Evan (aka Sugarpill) last month: Sugarpill Interview

-EA (EA@afromonk.com)

soundcloud.com/djeamusic

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Asa / Sweeter Things EP

time March 3rd by Dj EA authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Asa is a dj and producer out of Southampton, UK. I’d say that he is probably my favorite producer right now when it comes to the chill side of glitch and dubstep music. The detail that he uses in his production is absolutely mind blowing and the composition is stunningly beautiful. When I’m having a stressful day, I’ll throw on my headphones and listen to Asa’s music and it instantly calms me and puts a smile on my face. His upcoming  “Sweeter Things ep” is due out March 14 via all major online download sites. Here’s previews of the tracks and you can pre order the release now via i-tunes: Sweeter Things ep – pre order

He has a few amazing remixes that he is working on too. Here’s a preview of his Adele remix:

And, here’s a preview of his Garden Walls remix which he says will be a ten minute long piece when it’s finished:

Make sure to follow Asa on his facebook too as he is constantly posting updates on his various projects and even music from other producers that he has worked with or is a fan of.

There are a couple of full version previews of tracks from the album up now at his bandcamp page and he will be uploading more leading up to the release date.

Much love and respect!

-EA (EA@afromonk.com)

soundcloud.com/djeamusic

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enabl.ed | Saccharine Morning

time February 10th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

I’m proud to bring you info on the new enabl.ed release Saccharine Morning. This is one of the first upcoming releases that I’ve completely been taken back by. Why? It’s IDM, yeah that music tons of you make fun of by saying “ohh because other music isn’t intelligent” or “IDM sounds so elitist”. Guess what who cares what it’s called but thank God there is a genre that encompasses this type of sound. It’s been awhile since I’ve followed IDM but as of the past few weeks I’ve been venturing into the deep abyss that surrounds sounds like this along with glitch, beats, and ambient.

Global Vortex brings you this stunning release. It’s great to see a label putting out something like this. It’s not often you run into quality production like this along with much press behind it. The good people of Global Vortex sent this over and glad they did. It fits perfectly into what my style is evolving into. You can expect that entranced fun state when you hear every track. Enabl.ed brings some serious emotions into this one and hope you all check it out.

The single drops today and the full release is February 18th!
If you are remotely interested in IDM I suggest you check this out.

BUY: Single

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