Full of FM styled bells, ambient pads & percussion, it transports me to a variety of exotic places. Mainly a safari in the 80s. I guess you could also call it “ambient-balearic-dance-downtempo-drag-electro-electronic-house-leftfield-space-disco-techno” as well.
Stream the tunes and if you feel so inclined to support him, purchase the tunes for $3.
We posted about Karmelloz’s lovely Feel Better EP awhile back, and he’s just released another free album in the same vein – stone cold chillers to vibe with at 4am as that blunt starts to sneak up on you. Top trax include the slow burning “Desire” and the ethereal title track, “Beauty”. Perfect music for an early morning session after a bass-heavy club show.
A lovely new-ish release from Macintosh Plus on one of my favorite online labels in 2011 – Beer on the Rug. In line with the sluggish (thuggish) haziness that pervades the labels output, “Floral Shoppe” by Macintosh Plus goes back down that syrupy couch-lined road and wakes up at 5am to static on the TV. This album is every late night 80s commercial thrown into a microwave and set to HIGH. But you set it to 60 minutes instead of 6 minutes by accident and the whole thing got burned to a crisp.
Wild, lushhhhhhhh new beat tape from one of our compadres over at Guns of Kingston. Similar in production style to Raja’s Red tape, but equally dope in it’s own right, Mattron is entering the last year on earth with guns a blazing. Thick samples and instrumentation are layered with classic boom bap drums and uncompromising static that all fit together in the pocket like glue, making this THE best instrumental hip-hop I’ve heard all year. (Nah but really, it is quite F’ng good).
Strange, hazy music from Mother Ganga, who is preparing for the release of his new album, Pineal Soup. Idyllic, washed over synths float gently in and out of liquid pop songs, occasionally reveling in the freedom to zone out over tape textures. The artwork brilliantly covers this feeling, as does this neat little video that goes with “Ganges Riverboat Disco”. Follow Mother Ganga here.
While I’m usually skeptical towards e-mail blasts concerning oft-dissappointing ‘beat compilations’, I had to make an exception for these two and HOLLLLYYY SHITEEE am I glad I did. Released by Project: Mooncircle and Finest Ego, there is a breathtaking amount (59 tracks, 500mb) of free, amazing music within these two compilations, with mostly European producers filling out the rosters, released last year and last month, respectively. Absolutely do not sleep on this!!!
V/A: The Moon Comes Closer (2010) with Robot Koch, fLako, Pavel Dovgal, I.D. 4 Windz, John Robinson, Lambent, Nienvox, Juj, Mr Cooper, MyOwn, Long Arm, Daisuke Tanabe, Graciela Maria, Scienz Of Life, Andy Kayes, Abnormal, Capella, Comfort Fit, Kan Sano, Gards From KC, Puzzle, Sense of The Q4, Sotu The Traveller, V. Raeter, Himuro Yoshiteru, Skyence, Dexter, Portformat, 40 Winks, Dela, Brazzaville & Killing Skills.
Finest Ego | German / Austrian / Swiss Compilation with Chief, Brenk, Dexter, Mono:Massive, Hulk Hodn, Captain Crook, Stroe, Hubert Daviz, Comfort Fit, Robot Koch, Jazzo & Melodiesinfonie, Quendolin Fender, Ju-Ar, Twit One, Suff Daddy, Figub Brazlevic, Szenario, Portformat, Flowtec, D-Fekt & Mr. Beef, Bit-Tuner, Feux, Kalifornia Kurt, B-Ju, Playpad Circus, Flex Fab, Ill-Luzion, Anthony Drawn, Hazeem, Minor Sick, XL The Red One, Glenn Astro, Frederic Robinson, and Willy Sunshine.
All ye faithful WATUPPP. The year is 2012. This means a lot of big things for Astro Nautico. Kicking off an exciting lineup of new releases, we have a brand new single from Time Wharp in anticipation of his forthcoming BLK EP which will be released here on Astro Nautico January 23rd.
Like a ghost echoing to you where you’d rather be during a snowstorm, ‘yrLyf’ is a winter anthem for those nights when you’d rather max out with a warm drink and a warm friend than trudge through freezing conditions for a $15 show. Ethereal, arpeggiating chimes sweep gently into mattress pad kicks until an evaporating R. Kelly makes an appearance halfway through the track to explain how it all fits together with a motherfucking sitar.
Check back later this month for the full BLK EP!
P Villa appeared on our radar via friends who asked if we knew his identity. After checking it out for ourselves, we were more than happy to get an Astrocast from this young musical talent out of Atlanta. Perfect for a New Years hangover, this mix is filled with warm, bubbly synths embracing tasteful samples that boom bap slow-dance together back into the cosmos. In the same vein as much of the music that fueled the original Astro Nautico radio show in Montreal, P Villa is carrying the torch of hip-hop and soul into the future with style and class. For more proof, be sure to check out his excellent ‘Revisit‘, up for free download on bandcamp, as well as his homebase, Blunt Guts Nation.
stay tuned for a P Villa release on Astro Nautico in 2012.