Posts Tagged ‘ Electronic ’

+Verb: Xmas 2010 Mini-Mix (All Original)

I have to hand it to +verb, he is insanely prolific and all of his tracks are of the highest quality. +Verb tries to produce a track every day, and is one of those artists that has a library so full of unreleased tracks that he could play a set for as long as the time slot allowed. Many people would say that quality is preferable over quantity, but how can you complain when an artist is constantly putting out tracks, and each one is better than the last?

If you are a fan of +verb, or even if you haven’t heard any of his tracks yet, this +Verb Mini-Mix is one of the absolute necessities of 2010. I have been waiting for weeks for this release, and I must say that it did not disappoint in the slightest. Every track +verb produces is imbued with a part of him that makes it easily recognizable as his own, and frankly, most of his remixes end up as significantly better than the original. If you are looking for artists to follow as a prime example of someone leading and defining the movement, +verb is a perfect choice.

This MiniMix, a free gift from +verb to all of us as an early christmas present, is a perfect sample of the extroardinary work produced by this amazing artist. Many of his recent highlights are featured on the album, including Maltodextrin and his recent collaborations with Stephan Jacobs and Richard Sweat. Give it up for +Verb and check out all his new material, especially the MiniMix, it should keep you dancing long into 2011!


Xmas 2010 Mini-mix (FREE DOWNLOAD) by +verb

Track List:

WUTWUTWUT
PROBLEMZ
MALTODEXTRIN
SYNTHETIC HEART BURST
PLEASE
NEXT TO THE SUBWOOFERS w/ Richard Sweat
BLIND DREAMS w/ Stephan Jacobs

Also check out some of the recently released singles used in the mix:


Wutwutwut by +verb


+verb & Richard Sweat – Next to the Subwoofers by +verb (Absolutely amazing track)


Maltodextrin by +verb

Related Links:

+Verb SoundCloud
+Verb Facebook

Richard Sweat SoundCloud

Stephan Jacobs SoundCloud

-Ethan

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Invisible Allies (KilloWatts + Bluetech)

Invisible Allies is a collaboration between well-known West Coast downtempo aficionado Bluetech and Philadelphia electronic mastermind KiloWatts.  Both established with numerous releases and projects spanning various genres, the Invisible Allies collaboration is a meeting between two distinct and imaginative minds, each with acute musical sensibilities and signature aesthetics.

Exploring futuristic spacefunk, textural ambient, odd time signatures, complex harmonic developments, detailed digitalia and a sublime sense of the exotic, the first Invisible Allies EP “Hyperdimensional Animals” gives a first look into what promises to be an exciting and evolving conversation between two singular and eccentric producers.” – Invisible Allies

After listening to the EP, I can say for sure that it is not an album to miss. I frequently remark on my belief that the future of electronic music is in collaboration, and this album is a perfect example. A beautiful melding of the two unique styles yields an entirely different form of music new and as yet unheard of. “The EP features five tracks from Invisible Allies and five remixes from Bil Bless, The Great Mundane, Aligning Minds, Mr. Projectile, and Erothyme.  The EP can be purchased at invisibleallies.bandcamp.com, as well as on iTunes and all major online retailers.  Invisible Allies is set to hit the road for a huge US tour in February 2011 featuring a custom built, live A/V set.”

Check out the album at the Invisible Allies Bandcamp (streaming for free); if it suits your taste I highly recommend buying it to support both their individual careers as well as their collaborative effort. Hyperdimensional Animals takes great strides in eliminating the genre boundaries between lush melodic downtempo and intricate, organically evolving beats. I hope you all enjoy it nearly as much as I have!

Tracklisting:

 

1. Ghost Bridge 09:42

2. Harmonic Tectonics 08:05

3. Turquoise Rain Chant 06:24

4. Techniculus Funkularus 06:24

5. Mulberry Windows 05:10

6. Ghost Bridge (Mr Projectile Remix) 05:21

7. Harmonic Tectonics (The Great Mundane Remix) 05:26

8. Turquoise Rain Chant (Erothyme Remix) 05:13

9. Techniculus Funkularus (Bil Bless Remix) 05:08

10. Mulberry Windows (Aligning Minds Remix) 03:39

Invisible Allies will be setting out on a large 20 date tour in February to support this album.

See also: www.kilowattsmusic.com www.bluetechonline.com

WWW.INVISIBLEALLIES.NET

-Ethan

Floatin’ Ocean: Atlantis EP!

The EP release is finally here, and this multi-featured artists has a secret to share with you all. The previously featured artists, Floatin’ Ocean, as will as Profresher and Billy Blacklight, are all in fact one multi-talented artist. Reluctant to constrain his creativity to one sound, Billy is constantly at working on his ever-expanding collection of side projects. Some might say that this strategy distracts you from your primary goal, but for Billy, his goal is to produce a wide variety of intricately nuanced and unique material. He has certainly far surpassed his goal so far!

Give the new Atlantis EP a listen at the Billy Blacklight BandCamp.

Here is a copy of the Title Track, Atlantis, to sample before downloading the EP, trust me, the album is well worth the $1!

Floatin’ Ocean – Atlantis:

Atlantis by Floatin Ocean

Also of interest, Billy Blacklight has officially started a Kickstart Project in order to raise money for equipment for his upcoming tour. Check out the Billy Blacklight Kickstart Page to help support this artist. He has already raised $109 and needs to reach $500 by the beginning of January in order to reach his sponsorship goal. If you want to see this guy live, help him out by donating to his Kickstart or buying his album; a little bit goes a long way! To all those music lovers looking for an opportunity to give back after all those free downloads, this is the way to do it!

Check out all his Material on his various SoundClouds; sorry the secret is out Billy, but it will be for your own good!

Floatin’ Ocean SoundCloud

Profresher SoundCloud

Billy Blacklight SoundCloud

And last but not least, his experimental side-project:

Luvstick SoundCloud

Luvstick – Pineapple Tree (Branch):

Pineapple Tree (branch)
by Luvstick

-Ethan

R/D: Forward Slash Mixtape

As I have said in my previous R/D Feature, R/D is someone who never releases anything short of brilliant. His most recent EP, Faces of God, is an absolute work of art. He has been doing his thing for over a decade, and at this point he is damn good at it. As of today, R/D has announced that a new album is in the works, and has released an epic mixtape to give us a taste of what is to come.

Forward Slash does everything that a good mixtape should. It highlights favorites by R/D, gives the listener an exclusive taste of 2 unreleased tracks from the upcoming album, and skillfully remixes old classics into a stellar new composition. The new Forward Slash 2010 Mixtape is available for free in all file-formats at the R/D BandCamp and is an absolute MUST-DOWNLOAD for those fans of the legendary R/D; get it while it’s HOT!

R/D – Forward Slash Mixtape:

R/D-Forward Slash Mixtape 2010 by R/D

“‘Forward/Slash’ – A new mix of original songs by R/D – includes the official Glitch Mob ‘Starve The Ego’ remix, ‘Popping Stars Redux’ and 2 unreleased songs from his forthcoming album.” – R/D

Track Listing
1. Face Of God (Feat. Nadine Risha)
2. Unreleased One (From upcoming Album)
3. Epochs & Aeons (Face Of God EP)
4. Multiple Lives (Face Of God EP)
5. Popping Stars Redux (From Live Set)
6. Glitch Mob – Starve The Ego (R/D’s Soul Full Remix)
7. Eastern Sun & Oscure – Third Eye High (R/D Remix)
8. Unreleased Two (From Upcoming Album)
9. Fever Ray – I’m Not Done (R/D’s Just Beginning Remix)

R/D Facebook

R/D SoundCloud

R/D BandCamp

R/D Homepage/Blog

-Ethan

Nit Grit – This Old Heart

Danny Beall aka Nit Grit, King of SoundCloud, Lord of Lazers, has finally seen fit to release another track into the multitudes. However, in order to combat his writers block, Danny has decided to try something new and exciting. Not only is he breaking away from his typical sound, he is breaking away from he typical method of release by which artists expose their songs. Jasper aka NastyNasty recently released a commentary to the public in which he emphasized the importance of Blogs as the primary form of introducing electronic music to the masses. Nit Grit is pioneering a scheme in which his new track is released exclusively through the Blogs he supports in order to draw attention to the community surrounding his music. We should all give Danny credit for being one of the most down-to-earth, honest artists on the scene right now. You can be sure when listening to any of his tracks, particularly this new one, that Danny is pouring his heart and soul into every synth, every melody, every beat, every measure.

I can’t really think of how to explain this track other than to say that it would be right at home on NastyNasty’s Lazer Soul mix. It has the signature NiT Grit lasers and beautifully orchestrated melodies, but their is a new emotive dimension that Danny has been progressively approaching. The era of the dance-hit is ending, and the dawn of musical honesty in the electronic genre is finally being born. Show Danny some love and grab his newest track, it is an absolute killer.

Nit Grit – This Old Heart:

NiT GriT – This Old Heart by SubSynthesis

Alternative Download Link!!

Also, Danny is going to be posting a list of all the blogs he pre-released the track to. Make sure to visit the Nit Grit Facebook and bookmark all these amazing blogs. They really are the path to musical nirvana!

Nit Grit Facebook (Check it out for Information on the Blog release!)

-Ethan

Bil Bless

Bil Bless recently released his newest LP, The Life Mechanism 2, and it is available now on Bil’s Bandcamp for purchase/free download. He has chosen to have the album available for under the “Pay what you like” listing, which includes free. I hope that you will realize the musical genius contained within this album, and will decide to donate something to his continuing production project. However, if you aren’t yet convinced, swing by and grab the download for free (simply put in “$0”).

From everything I have heard and gathered about Bil Bless (it is hard to find out anything about him), he is a brilliant DJ/Producer/Sound Designer out of Austin Texas. He is the owner of Bless Records, and is known throughout the Electronic music community as one of the pioneers of the glitch/idm/midtempo movements. His sound-design is without comparison, and each of his tunes is recognizable as his, all the while managing to retain a strong semblance of uniqueness and individuality. Every track on the album is a different experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in any of the surrounding genres. Bil Bless is without definition, and is truly a pioneer and innovator of the sounds we all know and love.

Life Mechanism 2 Tracklist:

1. toothgut II 06:46
2. how live is live 05:33
3. saturday morning 07:00
4. exp 3 04:53
5. half a pickle 07:25
6. reject me (live) 04:35
7. toothgut I 05:05
8. music now_ 07:23
9. sore throat and gravity 05:55
10. ant sgom arching 06:10

Favorite Tracks from the Life Mechanism 2:

-Exp 3

-How Live is Live

Another free Download:

Bil Bless – Nas Says:

Nas says by Bil Bless

-Ethan

Thriftworks

Thriftworks aka Jake Atlas (SF) just released a free 20 track album titled “Hermetic Thriftology”. Not only is the album free, it’s an absolute must-have from the 2010 electronic/bass movement. Thriftworks‘ style is a unique blend of dubby noises, hip hop beats, and some groovy left-field vibes. The album covers a wide spectrum of style and emotion and really has something unique and beautiful to offer anyone.

In my previous feature of An-Ten-Nae, you may have already heard a sample of Thriftworks work in the Rook remix of Jakes “Get the Lectroid” on the Acid Crunk Volume 3 compilation album. Thriftworks is on the verge of something big, and you should all take this chance to participate in it!

Check out these highlights from Hermetic Thriftology and if you like them swing by his BandCamp and download the album in 320 for free!

Thriftworks – Get The Lectroid:

Get the Lectroid by Thriftworks

Thriftworks – Slow Motion:

Slow Motion by Thriftworks

Thrifworks – Evil Hermits:

Evil Hermits by Thriftworks

Thriftwork Soundcloud

Jake Atlas BandCamp

Thriftwork Track on Acid Crunk Vol 3

Curious about the name Thriftwork? “Jake rocks Logic 9, his homie’s Virus synth, borrowed monitors, an organ he found in a parking garage, a borrowed piece of shit turntable, and cables and records that he found at thriftstores or on street corners. Hence the name “Thriftworks” came about because he realized most of his gear was either borrowed or found. As he says, everything else comes used from Craigslist!” – IAMLASER Blog Feature

-Ethan