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Cult Cosmos – METAMUSIC by Chris
March 3, 2015, 4:00 PM
Filed under: Experimental | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Cult Cosmos’ latest release is an assortment of sounds and genres ranging from disco to future-beat to straight up IDM-like breaks. It really puts the emphasis on the mix in mixtape. We could also comment on the appropriate titling too- with emphasis on the meta in METAMUSIC but that would just be, woah, so meta.

Highlights include tracks 7 & 8- Nervous and Tension, well titled to fit next each-other, despite one sounding like something you could play alongside one of FlyLo’s earlier works, while the other sounding like it belongs as the backing track for a segment on Soul Train… no… really, try it yourself:

Largely sample-based, some tracks swell through synths while others chop though sounds from all over the place. Peep it if you haven’t already above.



Hennysee – Catching the Ghost by Chris
August 11, 2014, 2:15 PM
Filed under: Beats, Hip-Hop | Tags: , , , , ,

Lo-fi instrumental Hip-Hop by way of Hennysee. Some dope releases on his page, this is the freshest, at time of writing it was posted a mere 7 hours ago.



Bee Ampersand – Bit Munch by Chris
May 27, 2014, 11:12 AM
Filed under: Beats, Dance, Electronica | Tags: , , , , , ,

Snuck this one out after it had been sitting in ‘private-only’ for awhile.



Dr. Bones & Marigold – Treehouse by Chris
March 18, 2014, 3:14 PM
Filed under: Chilled, Vocals | Tags: , , , ,

I didn’t realise, but I had my speakers turned up really, really far when I hit play on the intro track of Treehouse so my first reaction was HOLY CRAP THAT BASS IS LOUD! But even with my stupidity getting in the way, it made for an enriching listen.

For a bit of background, Dr. Bones is a future beat producer out of NYC (I’m sure regular readers will enjoy his two free EPs to be found here and here) while Marigold is a Boston-based vocalist. The pair have created a layered electronic-folky type sound full of them delicious organic samples. My heart was pounding a mile a minute after being startled by the initial volume I had my speakers set to (again, my fault- not theirs), but luckily the album is beautifully relaxing.



Tayreeb – Make Music by Chris

Capeface by Chris

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Rapidly gaining a well-deserved following is UK-based Capeface, a name you may be familiar with if you checked out our FUCK THE RADIO: EXORCIST MIXTAPE. On-top of tagging this release BRILLIANT (oh shit yes) download it free here right now -> http://www.mediafire.com/?a1e22bbelyc70jo. I caught up with Capeface a little while back to ask a few quick questions- hit the soundcloud ‘play’ button below and read what he had to say while soaking up his lush sounds.

First up- where’d you start? How’d you get into music?

I had a really classical upbringing to music. I started learning to play the tuba as well as joining a choir at the age of 8, more out of curiosity than anything, and then over the years I developed a very theoretical understanding to music. I started writing music properly when I got to secondary school for my studies, and then it became a hobby. Ever since then I’ve gradually adapted my styles until I got to this stage now.

Where does the name ‘Capeface’ come from?

My mate and I had gone up to Sheffield for a rave. Quite a few drinks later, we ended up convincing the DJ’s we were professional MC’s, so they asked us to get up on the mic. When asked for our names, my mate already had his alias, and i was alias-less. At the time, i was wearing a cape fashioned out of a sleeping bag and had some LED glasses on, so under pressure just blurted out ‘Capeface’, and ever since then i just ran with it!

What was the first record/cd/single you bought with your own money for yourself?

I think the first CD I ever bought was actually ‘Air Guitar Anthems’. I used to listen to my parents rock vinyls, (the likes of Black, Sabbath, UFO, Motorhead etc.) when I was a kid. I was brought up on a diet of that and Queen! I was so sure I’d be a lead singer of a rock band …

What are you listening to at the moment?

I’m starting to delve deeper into the underground scene at the moment; I feel I’ve only just skimmed the surface. South London Ordnance, Paleman, Dusky, Blawan are just a few of the people that I’m particularly into right now. Audio Cultures label is pumping out some incredible tunes at the moment as well. Oh and Thology’s also got a new EP out called ‘Introspect’ that’s well worth a listen!

What will music sound like in 10 years?

I couldn’t possibly comment! Capeface has only been going for 9 months, before that I was writing electro house tunes. Judging by that, I’d probably say some Tuvan throat warbling?

What non-music release has the best music?

The stuff John Williams writes is just insanely good, ‘Star Wars’ has incredibly evocative as well as powerful music, so most of the films he writes scores for are just brilliant.

If you could collaborate with anybody living/dead, who would it be?

Probably Freddie Mercury, just an fantastic musician on so many levels, plus the music video would probably be jokes!

Lastly, what’s your alcoholic beverage of choice?

A good fine English Ale, one in particular called ‘Taking the Pith’, plenty of citrus-y undertones, I highly recommend it.



Jahnne – And I Would Again For You by Chris
August 31, 2012, 9:00 AM
Filed under: Dance, Upbeat | Tags: , , , , , ,

Music from Melbourne’s Jahnne has only emerged a month or so ago, but there’s a sophistication and quality present in his releases which suggests he’s been making music under a different alias for a-while longer.

A brief exchange of messages suggests this project is for fun- and that’s how it sounds. The two creations on Soundcloud are up-beat and woven together with joyous enthusiasm- just what I needed to get me through this busy week. And I Would Again For You is a summery tune which brings names like Lemon Jelly to mind. 2.35AM is a little more house-y, perhaps a pinch of Mr. Scruff? Who knows? Why bother comparing when you can enjoy the music:




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