Posts Tagged ‘ Glitch-Hop ’

Ben Samples: Choose Your Own Adventure LP

Ben Samples is one of the staples discussed when throwing around names in the glitch-hop and midtempo genre of music. His unique sound design and bass lines have such a distinct sound that he has helped evolve the direction of where the music is today. Samples has matured his sound over recent years and help his local area of Denver/Boulder Colorado become one of the Mecca’s for bass music. His duo act with Greg Fisk, Fresh2Death, has toured all over the States and considered one of the best live shows around featuring live remixes. His energy, skill, and talent is unmatched when he steps behind the controls, it’s truly a performance more than anything. Choose You Own Adventure is Samples new album released by Made in Glitch. The title is baed on choose-your-own adventure children’s book series that became popular in 80s and 90s where you chose your own destiny. This 15 track release is just that, an adventure into the mind and world of a legendary bass warrior battling through the life of a rockstar. The album has chapters that bring a familiar nostalgic feel and others that take us on entirely new trip into new dimensions. You will never know what is around the corner but it’s one hell of a ride. Throw the album on shuffle and see how long you survive.” – AfroMonk

In an era where most artists simply churn out singles as fast as they can and then compile them together into EP’s, it is always a pleasant surprise to see an artist spend the time to put together a cohesive concept album. That is exactly what Samples has done for us with his Choose Your Own Adventure EP. Pick your adventure and enjoy the ride!

Ben Samples – Return To Atlantis:

Choose Your Own Adventure(BUY THE ALBUM HERE)
Artist: Ben Samples        Release: MIGREC13
Label: Made In Glitch     Duration: 54:43
Genre: Breakbeat            Tags: Breakbeat • Glitch Hop • Glitchy • Midtempo
Released: 2010-12-06

BEN SAMPLES:
Ben Samples SoundCloud
Ben Samples Facebook
Ben Samples BandCamp

-Ethan

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Frequent-C: Concert Review + Upcoming Show!!!

(Flyer by Berk Visual of ElmandOak.com)

Frequent-C aka Cody Yozipovic has really been establishing his vibrant new sound (As well as some Mile High Sound Movement love) around Colorado of late. With a show last Thursday with Robotic Pirate Monkeys and an upcoming show this Thursday, again at the Fox, playing alongside The Candyman as their collaborative project Slim Thugz. If you are at all able to make it to Boulder on Thursday, this is not a show to miss. Last Thursday Cody opened for Robotic Pirate Monkeys and absolutely stole the show. His stage swagger combined with sheer musicality put him far above the other acts of the night. On stage he captivates the crowd with his sheer personality as his normally calm and composed demeanor is completely dissolved by the rush of live performance. Cody is rapidly becoming a master at blending his own particular musical voice with every song or style he touches, making him highly adept at creating both Original tracks as well as top of the line remixes.

Not only is this weeks show another opportunity to see Frequent-C in his element, it is also the Debut performance of Slim Thugz. Cody and Candyman have collaborated on several songs before, and have a long-standing musical background. This show will be one for the history books, and hopefully a landmark in the Colorado 2010 music scene. Come out and support Frequent-C, a multi-talented artist, and contributing member of SubSynthesis’ cherished Mile High Sound Movement. Hope to see you all there!

Facebook Event:

More Info Slim Thugz is the new collaborative project of Boulder based producers Frequent-C & The Candyman. This is the first time they will be joining forces and fusing their unique musical styles in a live setting in which they will be performing a fully original set. With all of your love and support, together we can make this the first of many Slim Thugz shows to come. 

w/ DJ NARN

& The Hood Internet
For more bios, music, etc visit either of these websites..

MUSIC
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Frequent-C
www.soundcloud.com/frequent-c

The Candyman
www.soundcloud.com/thecandyman

(((With a very special guest appearance by ???)))

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Tickets: $10

Frequent-C SoundCloud
Frequent-C Facebook

The CandyMan SoundCloud

-Ethan

Stephan Jacobs + Sugarpill: Level Attack

So unfortunately Tumblr was down all day yesterday and I couldn’t run features on all the amazing music that came out. Fortunately, I will be making up for the missed time today. Stephan Jacobs and Sugarpill have released an absolutely masterpiece in the form of their “Level Attack” EP. Not only is the original song absolutely fantastic, all of the remixes are unique and wonderful in their own way. The Ben Samples remix (Available for free in 192kbs) as well as the +verb remix are absolutely off the charts and sure to be big dancefloor hits. Give it up for this big release and all of the fantastic artists involved, it is sure to have a big impact on the music community!

AVAILABLE NOW ON ADDICTECH PRELEASE
With REMIXES from: Ben Samples,+verb, ChrisB, Great Scott, Willy Whompa & Goodie

Released by: Muti MusicRelease/catalogue number: Muti077Release date: Dec 6, 2010

Level Attack (Samples Remix 192kbs):

—Alternate Download Link—

BEN SAMPLES:
Ben Samples Remix
Ben Samples SoundCloud
Ben Samples Facebook
Ben Samples BandCamp

STEPHAN JACOBS:

Original Mix
Stephan Jacobs SoundCloud
Stephan Jacobs Facebook
Stephan Jacobs Homepage

SUGARPILL:
Original Mix
Sugarpill SoundCloud
Sugarpill Facebook
Sugarpill Homepage

WILLY WHOMPA:

Willy Whompa Remix

Willy Whompa SoundCloud
Willy Whompa Homepage
Willy Whompa Facebook

ChrisB

GREAT SCOTT:

Great Scott Remix
Great Scott SoundCloud
Great Scott Homepage

+VERB:

+Verb Remix

+Verb SoundCloud
+Verb Facebook

+Verb is really just killing it recently with releases all over the map. Keep an eye on all these great artists for future updates!

Enjoy the release everyone!

-Ethan

+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

Concert Review #1: Project Aspect & PantyRaid

December 3 was an absolutely sold out night at the Boulder Theater. With a venue occupancy of around 1000, the show was an absolutely packed and wild party. Project Aspect started off the night at around 9pm, playing a fantastic all-original set and starting the show off on a more downtempo melodic note. In order to get the crowd ready for the insanity that was PantyRaid’s performance, Project Aspect worked the crowed into a wild frenzy with his increasingly crunk beats and energetic melodies. It is absolutely impossible to watch Project Aspect perform without being drawn into his presence on the stage. With seemingly the slightest of effort, he pours his heart and soul into every song, and you can always read his passion in the expression on his face. Project Aspect is no opener, if you have a chance to see him perform, take it!

PantyRaid came onstage at the perfect time for their performance. Composed of the all-star duo of Ooah (from the GlitchMob) and MartyParty, PantyRaid perfectly utilized the wild and frenetic energy raging through the crowd at the end of Project Aspect’s set. The duo had an amazing dynamic and it was clear from both their on-stage interactions as well as the quality of their set that they have great artistic chemistry. At the end of an extraordinary 2+ hour set during which multiple girls had to be “escorted” off stage and ejected as a result of their attempts to reach the energetic duo, Ooah finally announced his profound love for Boulder, Colorado, and the party of epic proportions that took place at the Boulder Theater the night of December 3.

(Ooah is on the Left, MartyParty is on the right)

Be sure to check out some of the new music put out by both MartyParty and Ooah, as well as Mile High Sound Movement’s very own Project Aspect!

Newest Track By Ooah:

While You’re Away I Wait, To Crumble In Your Arms by OOAH

PantyRaid Mini Mix:

PANTyRAID MINI MIX 2010
by PANTyRAID

-Ethan

AfroMonk: What it is to be a DJ

One of the foremost examples I know of someone who has dedicated their life to supporting and strengthening the music community is AfroMonk aka John-Michael. He is a blogger (listed in my Sources of Inspiration), a DJ, a promoter, and an all around supporter for many of the artists in the industry. He has recently undertaken a great many projects within the community, including a weekly column for the magazine/website The Untz (also listed in Sources of Inspiration). His first article, entitled What is is the be a DJ: The Philosophy, seems particularly apt and well phrased, so I thought I would share it with you all. Enjoy, and be sure to check out this guys blog as well as catching him if he happens to play live in your area. Keep an eye on his blog as well as his future releases.

AfroMonk Writes:

“It’s 2010 and in a few weeks we’ll be entering 2011. Music in today’s world is accessible anywhere with technology. The idea of you even getting to this page right now is quite incredible. Technology is everywhere and allows us to do so much in the world, including music and things that make music even more definable. Right now I’m jamming out to a random track posted on Facebook; it’s a group of musicians many of you probably know, recorded live in 1996. Now that things like this are completely available to us if we so desire, what do we do with it? Some of us choose to just build and collect music that we hear on the radio (how does it still exist?), put it on our various forms of mp3 player, or have it randomly on our computer because of some friend.  Considering the amount of music that is possible to find via the internet, friends, internet radio, etc…some of us chose to take it to another level and share it with you in a group environment.  We are called DJs.

I’ve heard people joke around lately about the whole concept of a DJ being a glorified jukebox.  In a way they are right, I’ll admit it. The difference is we are actually going out and finding the music and playing it for you. Could your iTunes shuffle do the same thing and play exactly what you like? Yeah, well Yes. The difference is how boring is that really? Nothing new, the same artist shuffled in together (yeah you know shuffle sucks), and ultimately no story being told. A story? What? Yeah, that’s right. When you ultimately pick your own playlist and tracks depending on your mood, you’re essentially playing a small piece of your life with music that allows you to just listen as you go. That’s how it is for me at least. I can’t allow music to just be there if I don’t want it to be there. It’s gotten to that point.

The other day I was driving and randomly was reminded about that dreadful day as child, Show and Tell. It came to me because it’s sort of what being a DJ is, but with music. You go out and collect pieces of music that you feel connected to, and share them with everyone. At first I was just listening to music, but then it consumed me. The life of a DJ can get so complex and deep that it’s changed my life forever. It can be a simple hobby that you take up and do on your free time at home, or it can become something that takes you all around the world. It truly is that remarkable.

The life of a DJ who devotes their time to music is much more complex than most people think. It’s ultimately the job of the DJ to listen to obscene amounts of music you normally wouldn’t be subjected to, unless you absolutely love music. There are many of you who I think feel that way about music because let’s be honest, how did you even get to this and then take the time to read this.  The main difference is that a DJ’s job is to select and find music they are going to share with the world. Some would say being a DJ is just about hitting play. They are wrong. The true payoff is being able to go through all the music, and find what you are looking for, to tell the story about a certain time of your life. There is so much music out there that you can use to create a story and share a piece of you. The journey is about finding the music that makes you feel good. The true art is sharing a piece of yourself with the world.

Being a DJ can become a lifestyle. Two years ago my life became quite different. I finally bought some gear and start playing music. We all have an epiphany at some point where we say we want to do something new, since life has changed. I took up DJing. It became obvious that it wasn’t normal how much music I listened to, and how much I searched for it.
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This is the first installment of a weekly column I’ve been given on The UNTZ. This is Part One of What it is to be a DJ.  I plan on writing more about this subject, and felt this would be the best way to introduce myself and tell you a bit of what I do, why I do it, and how I do it. I’ll be touching upon my take of many different things going on in the music community and several other topics in regards to music.”

Maybe at some point I will start a column of my own, but for now, John-Michael has explained the situation ever so well. Its not so easy being a DJ!

-Ethan

Frequent-C: Wood Grain Symphony & Upcoming Shows

(New logo courtesy of Eric Spector Designs)

December is one of those months where there are just too many good artists playing in Colorado for you to decide which ones to see. Frequent-C aka Cody Yozipovic is one of these outstanding local acts; if it comes down to picking a limited number of shows for the month, catching Cody is an absolute must!

As to his new material, Frequent-C has been working on a long-standing collaborative effort (named Slim Thugz) with his friend The Candyman. Make sure to catch these new tunes (the original as well as a remixed version by the Frequent-C and The Candyman themselves). Not only is the new track excellent, it is a perfect representation of the chilled-out, jazzy crunk feel that Frequent-C has been going for; the ideal blend of progressive melodies and beats that make you want to dance! These guys know how make fresh tracks so be sure to catch them live on December 9th at the Fox for their first live ALL ORIGINAL set!

Slim Thugs – Wood Grain Symphony:

Slim Thugz – Wood Grain Symphony (Unmastered) by Frequent-C

Also, Frequent-C is playing this Thursday in Boulder, be sure to check it out:

(Flyer Design by Berk Visual of ElmandOak.com)

Hope to see you all at the show (as well as at the collab set on December 9th), Frequent-C is gonna tear it up! Come join SubSynthesis is supporting the Mile High Sound Movement, these guys are the next generation of fantastic Colorado music! Make sure to check out his Previous Feature here on SubSynthesis for more of Cody’s great music.

Frequent-C SoundCloud
Frequent-C Facebook
The CandyMan SoundCloud

Upcoming Live Events with Frequent-C:

Dec 2: The Fox w/ RPM
Dec 9: The Fox w Hood Internet **Slim Thugz live debut feat. The Candyman**
Dec 10: City Hall w/ Mochipet
Dec 30: Official STS9 After Party

-Ethan