Nice Icles – Shiverburn (ft. Kwala) by Chris
June 26, 2012, 2:31 PM
Filed under: Beats, Electronica | Tags: , , , , ,

Nice Icles’ release on DAGOBOT features some great trip-hop composition, and general electronica goodness. The release’s title track features some collaboration with Kwala; creating a jangular future beat piece, kind of similar to something Fly-Lo would develop. Unfortunately, the track finishes quite suddenly, but luckily the rest of the fantastic record is there to follow it up- only a dollar of DAGOBOT‘s bandcamp.

Nice Icles – Shiverburn (ft. Kwala)

Yellow Tangerine – First Juice EP by Chris

I bought Yellow Tangerine‘s First Juice EP a little over a week ago and burnt it to CD so I could listen to it in the car. Now I’m worried the CD will disintegrate inside my player because I’m playing it to oblivion.

Throwing elements of electronica, future beat, trip-hop and even a hint of funky house into a blender, the resulting smoothie of sound is something to be appreciated by fans of FlyLo and Bibio.

The EP’s standout track for me would have to be Paul Goes To Paris, which combines funky dance elements with some quasi-experimental glitching effects to produce a real head-bopper. Douu-Eeen sounds to me like something between The Avalanches and Daedelus. There’s a free download up of what I assume is the demo version of the track, which contains more letters in the title than the album version:

Yellow Tangerine – douuu-eeeeeeeeen

And the entire 6-track EP is available on bandcamp for roughly the cost of a large cheesburger meal at McDonalds:


If Soundcloud is your thang you can also check him out here:


Vanilla – Proxy by Chris
March 14, 2012, 1:10 PM
Filed under: Beats, Hip-Hop | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

I really love Vanilla, not only the ice-cream but the artist. With a stylistic nod towards artists like Dilla and even Flying LotusVanilla has produced an amazing trip-hop album (approaching it’s second birthday) called Chrometrails available for free off of his bandcamp page.

Proxy rolls along with smoothly flowing sample re-triggering and a beat you can bop your full body along to. It’s broken up with a neat chorus-like break section to give the track a more conventional structure and to avoid ubiquitous repetition in it’s composition.

There’s also two more recent free albums in addition to chrometrails, one of them, a 27-track long monster titled Highlife is also full of gems, however he’s been quiet in the past year or so. I very highly encourage you to check him out…

Vanilla – Proxy



Innobushu – Moonlight by Chris
February 17, 2012, 12:21 PM
Filed under: Beats, Chilled, Electronica, Hip-Hop | Tags: , , , ,

There’s something about the crackly-popping sound of an old vinyl record that I really dig, so when Innobushu‘s Moonlight opened with 90 or so seconds of the sound, I already knew I was in for a treat.

However, it’s not the lo-fi vinyl crackle that makes this a neat track, Moonlight‘s instrumentation is a great mix of synth leads and lo-fi jazz/soul samples. The highlight for me would be the syncopated drums which Innobushu pulls off perfectly- odd enough to be interesting, yet still rhythmic enough to bop your head to- this is possibly the greatest challenge when it comes to making future-beat, and in Moonlight it’s really tight.

Soulful and atmospheric, Moonlight is more than just a ‘beat’, it’s an instrumental song. Check it out:

Innobushu – Moonlight



Zerolex – All Over Again by Chris
February 13, 2012, 10:00 AM
Filed under: Beats | Tags: , , , , , ,

The underground trip-hop community may seem like a never-ending sea of sampled beats and bedroom producers. And for the most part, it is! Albeit a glorious one full of unique rhythmic gems. Every now and then, in this new-age of internet distribution, a funny thing happens…

I had just purchased Zerolex‘s 2.z EP  (off of bandcamp for only €1!) when no more than an hour later I got an email from Zerolex himself pointing me towards his music. I clicked the links he provided, stared at the album art for awhile thinking “Wow, this looks very familiar” until I realised he was currently playing in my iTunes.

All Over Again is the first of two tracks off of his more recent release on Combien Millie Records, which is available for free download. There’s some great future beat style trip-hop elements present throughout his tracks, and some really diverse and interesting sounds being used as well- check it out!


Zerolex – All Over Again






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Flying Lotus – Shadows by Chris
October 13, 2010, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Acid, Chilled, Dubstep, Experimental, October Tracks, Vocals | Tags: , , , , ,

An experimental fusion of dubstep, hip hop and acid.

Flying Lotus – Shadows

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