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Bass From Above / Glitchdrop / Subsynthesis

time March 20th by Dj EA authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Subsynthesis.com and Glitchdrop.com, two of our fave blog friends, released their debut compilation album today, “Bass From Above.” The album features new and unreleased tracks from some of our favorite artists in the glitch/bass scene. In order to make the album as high quality as possible they recruited the professional mastering services of Bil Bless (Bless Records) who did a fantastic job in making the album sound full, vibrant and cohesive. Bass From Above is a must have for your collection. You can stream and download all of the tracks for free from Bass From Above BandCamp. PLEASE consider donating for the download, as all proceeds will be given directly to the Japanese Red Cross to support our disaster relief efforts there and to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami throughout the Pacific. This is an extraordinarily charitable and generous cause and I hope everyone that enjoys the album will consider helping with the dire situation in Japan!

Track Listing

1. Protohype – Tetra Disaster
2. Pairadimez (iONik + r.e.g.) – Chinatown
3. The Candyman – Blue Dream (Feat. Chron Paul)
4. Elfkowitz – Candy Man
5. Wyatt Lamond – While Away
6. Billy Blacklight – Drop Synthesis
7. iONik – Droid
8. Robotic Pirate Monkey– Fritty
9. Richard Sweat – Fut The Wank
10. Omega– Bedtime Stories
11. Frequent C– Give a Little Back (Feat. Matty C.)
12. Sugarpill– Heart of Gold (Voc. Trina Ft. Ludacris)
13. Cloud-D – Paper Bass
14. Slim Thugz(Frequent C + The CandyMan) – Primitive
15. Stephan Jacobs – Look Into My Eyes
16. Freddy Todd– Lazer Tag
17. Unlimited Gravity– 2000ml
18. Project Aspect– Rage Til Ya Face Gone (Feat. Kruza Kid)
19. +Verb – Skyward Flying Beetle
20. GriZ (Formerly GK) – Taz-Bandana
21. Mimi Page – Black Valentine
22. Gladkill– In Two

And here’s a promo mix of tracks from the album mixed by Cory O.  Make sure to pick up his latest release, SpaceWork EP, via addictech.com on March 28th.

Much love and respect!

-EA (EA@afromonk.com)

soundcloud.com/djeamusic

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Afro Monk’s recent hot picks!

time August 13th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,

There has been a great influx of fantastic music going around. A few of my producer friends that I’m contact with have put out some banging tunes together in the recent weeks. I figure I put this together instead of posting a Fire Friday Mix!

I wanted to share with you all some of the music I’ve been jamming out too. As time progresses it seems like more and more are jumping into this whole bassy glitch scene and at the sametime the producers who have been around keep getting better.

Hope you enjoy as much as I have!

Kraddy:

Protohype:

Freddy Todd:

Ben Samples:

Great Scott:

Inofaith:

Love & Light + Stephan Jacobs:

Blunt Instrument:

White Noise:

+verb + Pixelord:

Gladkill:

Elfkowitz:

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The 200th Post! Thank You

time July 29th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , , ,

This officially makes the 200th post for AfroMonk.com! I can’t believe it. It seems like it wasn’t long ago that I started this site.

I want to thank everyone who has ever been to my site and checked out any post. I want to give a MAJOR THANK YOU to all the producers out there that have actually answered my messages and e-mails. All of the people who send me their unreleased music and keep me up to date with all the latest tracks. If it wasn’t for you guys there wouldn’t be anything to write about. Keep doing what you love and making that sweet music.

It has been less than a year that Afromonk.com has gone live and it’s become one of the best projects I’ve ever done. I’m glad to have PBJ on board and have him part of the team. I plan to expand this site more in the near future and do a complete re-design. The next major project I’ll be embarking on is becoming a producer and starting a label. Lots of big news will come out of this week-end in Vegas.

I want to make a list of all the people who have helped me with this site. The ones who I love to help out and share their music with you. They’ve done nothing but hooked it up and be a friend and not just some other person online.

No particular order but this post is for you guys that I’ve met online!

Sugarpill, Shilo, Ben Samples, HipGnosis, Mochipet, Protohype, Mussck, Will Marshall, Great Scott, Richard Sweat, Lost in Bass, Freddy Todd, Pressha, Plus2, Willy Whompa, Stephan Jacobs, Kraddy, and all the others I’ve forgotten! Thank you!

You’ve all been a huge inspiration!

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Slippery – Miami’s Glitch Night! Fridays at Club Cinema

time April 15th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Miami Glitch presents the return of Slippery! We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from our WMC event, Slippery. We’ve teamed up with the crew who does DOWN at Club Cinema for a monthly event!

DOWN was a weekly event on Sundays at Cinema but officially switches to every Friday now. They will remain downstairs bringing you the best in Dubstep. Every last Friday of the month Slippery will be taking over the upstairs area for some banging Glitch Hop, IDM, and BASS!

April 30th 2010 marks the beginning of all these upcoming changes.

DOWN will be bringing in Richie August from Chicago. He has been doing some big things and has teamed up with Claw to form Hulk. It will be a special treat for Miami. The full line up downstairs includes: Richie August, Gooddroid, The Reazin, Grey Ghost, Ashworth, Chuck Nasty, Somejerk, & Bunnyfuzz.

Slippery will be treating Miami with a Dub Hop duo residing in Phoenix, Protohype. Protohype brings a sound that mixes typical dubstep with some glitchy crunk hop hop beats. They will not disappoint! Mr. Feathers will also be doing a special set for the night. He is excited to take up the challenge of doing Glitch Hop something he has never played before. The full line up includes: Protohype, Mr.Feathers, Afro Monk, Claro, The Munkz, El Topo, and C85.

Upstairs will also feature live art from Miami’s own Kazilla! She has been causing quite a stir with her lovely painting skills. Don’t miss out on this special event!

Hopefully this will mark a special time where Miami will have a new restructured weekly spot to check out all sorts of fresh new bass music. When Slippery isn’t upstairs doing the glitch-hop stuff Miami Glitch will also be running a unique lounge night. We hope to bring you a chill laid back groove while we play some hip hop, trip-hop, downtempo, and many artist from the infamous Ninjatune label. Our mission is to bring something new and different. Starting a lounge trip-hop night has always been a goal of mine and hope we can bring you a fresh new weekly hang out spot.

Here is a short 10min mini mix put together by Claro to show you all what type of sound you can expect to hear at the event!

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Protohype – Hidden jems! – Dub Hop

time April 8th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , ,

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Protohype is Sean Farrell and Max Pote. They hooked up in 2009 to create this insane bass duo while meeting in Phoenix, AZ. The two instantly got along in the studio when linked up for their first track. It eventually evolved into multiple tracks and even an album in two weeks. Their talent is not individual. Their music is a blend of bass heavy dubstep mixed with the ill sounds of hip hop. They have acquired a total of 12 years of production together. Max and Sean have a promising future in the music industry. Two different personalities from polar-opposite backgrounds, with two different lifestyles. What makes them unique is their uncontrollable infatuation with noise. Music is not only their passion; it is their way of life.

After releasing their first album, The Protohype, they switched up their sound and moved their production directly into a new form of Dub Step, which they refer to as Dub Hop. Protohype is now about to drop their second EP, Filthy; which is promised to deliver trunk rattling bass mashed up with dirty vocals and head nodding drums.

I was lucky enough to get a message from them to check out their sound. I instantly fell for the sounds these guys were producing. It was something entirely new. It wasn’t glitch hop and it wasn’t dubstep. It’s as if they had blended the two together and created something so familiar yet so new. You could clearly hear the hip hop influences in the samples they would use and hear the IDM/Dubstep/Glitch feel to the beat as I spent the day enjoying their tunes.

These guys are on the rise and will soon be coming to a town near you!
Check out some of their tunes on their myspace!

Category: Dubstep, Glitch Hop, Miami Dubstep, Miami Glitch, Music | commie 1 Comment »