DJ BLXG IN D A HO U S SEEE YALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.. BRAND NEW RELEASE WITH LIKE 3 JUKE TRAX ON THAT SHIT SOUNDING LIKE VERY STATIC AND BASSY AND VERY DELICIOUS ALL TOGETHER. GO DOWNLOAD THIS SHIT FOR FREEEEE AND PLAY IT TO IMPRESS GIRLS.
Space Ghost is an Oakland-based producer with a mountainous collection of unreleased beats, each with a very unique vibe but consistently featuring drums that simply crack and thump on under emotionally charged ethereal texture/synthscapes.
Representing the On Task Family, Space Ghost has collaborated with vocalists such as AHYVE, featured on ‘Tha Trip’ (in this mix).
Keep a vigilant eye on Space Ghost’s Soundcloud. New tracks appear there every day only to disappear a week later. Beats as ghosts.
Team Bear Club Aficionado, Exemplary Diplomat of the Goomba-Wave Sound, MORRIS is just THAT dude right now. His unique blend of dreamy, 808 driven R&B-trap beats (think Art Of Noise meets Lex Luger) has been blowing up the interwebs and showing up in mixes everywhere. I’ve been especially gushing over this particular tune, Rashida Jones (which makes sense given the subject matter eh?). Peep it & the rest of his tracks over at the ol’ soundcloud & be on the watch for big things for this kid in the future.
I also have the distinct pleasure of playing with him and a slew of other big dawgs (read: LOL Boys, Jim E-Stack, Cedaa & many more) at the BPM 2011 CMJ Showcase this Friday at 244 E. Houston St. @ Ave A presented by Betteryet Anavy, Palms Out Sounds, and Ghettophiles. Free ASAHI from 9-12 and only $5 (free with a CMJ badge).
Where else you gotta be?????
We introduced you to yung Dreams back in the heat of summer, and now we’re back to inform all y’all about the kid’s new EP entitled Feelings 4 U. Out today on the digi-label Absent Fever, Feelings 4 U takes Dreams’ signature style of chopping 80s boogie/r&b/soul tracks and expands upon it in glorious ways.
Sharing similarities to the boogie-edits Onra has been churning out, Dreams takes this original sample-material and makes it his own with his unique style of arrangement & drum programming. The warmth of these tunes is sure to transport all you wistful folks mourning over autumn back to more balmy & familiar summer vibes.
Download the album over at his bandcamp for whatever price you choose.
Some of you may be familiar with Atlanta’s Taste Tester, who has been steady churning out big crunk/trapstep tunes in the vein of Lazer Sword and Montreal’s Turbocrunk nights from back in the day. Moist Ghost is one of his side projects, and he has a few bangers under the moniker up on soundcloud now. Lots of weird, original synths and percussion swimming under vocal samples that are chopped and glitched the freak outttt, with plenty of bass for the dancefloor. A free EP is planned to be released on Halloween. BLAP!
Dear Astro Nautico Community,
Kuhn here. I’ve been sitting on huge news for a couple of months now, and it’s time to break it: I’m signing with London’s Civil Music to release a series of EPs leading up to my debut full length album in 2012.
My respect for Civil runs deep. I had already been listening to/mixing artists like Starkey, dÉbruit, Om Unit, Reso, and Kotchy when the label contacted me last year. Above all else, I recognized and connected with Civil’s penchant for high quality electronic experimentalism. Now, having gotten to know the label staff has me simply ecstatic to be in my current position. My music will be in more-than-competent hands, and I honestly can’t word my happiness.
Kicking off the series of EPs is some heat I’ve been sitting on patiently all year. Here’s a preview of my SLIME BEACH EP (CIV028), to be released on Civil Music Nov. 7 on 12” vinyl / digital. I’ll be doing a full post on this later in the week to explain a little about the amazing remixers involved, so stay tuned for that.
Slime Beach EP (CIV028) // PREVIEW // 12” Vinyl & Digital Out 7/11 on Civil Music by Kuhn
Perhaps my only big concern as I neared making a final decision on this record deal was the status of my relationship to Astro Nautico. Not to jerk any tears, but I have taken a lot of pride and had great pleasure in releasing material for free here on the mothership. Without the Astro Nautico cybercommunity’s overwhelmingly positive encouragement, starting right off the bat with my two tracks on Atlantics Vol. 1 (2009), I’m not sure I would ever have pursued sharing more of my music online, and the thought of becoming a professional recording artist would never have crossed my mind. Luckily, my position here at Astro Nautico is part of the attraction Civil had to me in the first place. I am confident that my new label will encourage me to continue contributing original content to this website at an undiminished pace.
Which brings me to ‘We’re Gonna Make It EP,’ a four-track free release I’ve prepared to pave the way for ‘Slime Beach EP’ next month. This album is symbolic. As CIVFREE025 & ASTR007 respectively, ‘We’re Gonna Make It EP’ marks the first point of communion between Civil Music and Astro Nautico’s catalogues. There will be a series of similar free releases here on Astro Nautico in anticipation of each forthcoming release on Civil.
” In anticipation of the 12”/digital release of debut ‘Slime Beach EP’ on Civil Music on 11/7, Kuhn presents a 4-track promo EP centered on single ‘We’re Gonna Make It’ with remixes from Magical Mistakes and Obey City as well as an alternate dub from Kuhn himself.
‘We’re Gonna Make It’ is a love song set in space. Warm vocals and guitar lifted from the solo output of Zombies lead singer Colin Blunstone are reconfigured around a halftime shuffle, with static snares, lazer blasts, and persistent lower-than-low subs setting the pace.
Kyushu, Japan-based pop bass maverick Magical Mistakes passes the original through constantly shifting acoustic environments, crunching through tears in time and space until settling into a triumphant, melodic finish, while Astro Nautico compatriot Obey City’s remix targets the club, reinforcing the original’s drums with a thunderous 808 workout adorned with glamorous synth bell glissandi up top.
An alternate dub from Kuhn closes the EP with a crescendo of Hell-broken-loose screaming detuned saws that releases into a peaceful, undulating reprise of the original’s celestial idyllics.“
The list of people to whom I am indebted for helping me achieve this deal is indefinitely long, so I’m just going to focus on a handful of music friends who are directly related. Immense thank you to the wizardly Matthewdavid for giving me my first vote of confidence. Jimmy through Jon, thank you both for passing on the music of a stranger. Mark & Matt, thank you for imagining my place in your sound and reaching out. Thank you Sam for first pushing me to share my tunes on Astro, and thank you Paul for the mothership itself: before you there was nothing.
Love and sincere excitement at everyone who follows the developments of this site. What an amazing future we have lined up for ourselves!
PS – My website just went live. Blap!
Brighton-based SP beat wizard _lip (pronounced ‘limpid’) is one with his machines, utilizing his Roland SP hardware samplers to craft filthy, fuzzy hip-hop instrumentals out of the N64′s iconic, nostalgic audioscape. This mix showcases his lo-fi sound in all its faded, warbling, crackling glory.
_lip also actively produces under innumerable other monikers, never focusing on any one sonic fingerprint for too long. At least half this mix is original.
As an audio ghost, _lip has up until now remained barely traceable, but his recently founded SLF Tapes digi-label is poised to serve as homebase for his efforts as well as those of other members of the international SP beat community. Inaugurating the catalogue is a 5-track EP from _lip’s Warm Thighs moniker.
Still, the M.O. is anonymity, letting the music speak for itself:
“the circle exists as the whole, (original entity) and it’s fractions, (legs) to display it’s variants. An identity typically masked and composed up other identities. the monikers.
further, the seven legged face represents the entity and it’s subparts sprouting out from an intentionally defaced product. the manifestations of an occurring moniker should stand fast in it’s ability to degrade and yet produce a beautiful subject typically rejected by majority and common populace. ignorance forces the viewer/listener to observe the curation putting aside prejudice and opinion. ”traditions” have been degraded, and a common moniker has been set in place to upload the yardstick for the intentionally chaotic and “lo-fi” composition.
when something is perceived instantly without lag or distraction, it can then be understood forever.”
New compilation from the SF based label Frite Nite just dropped this past Tuesday & it’s a stacked cast of today’s heavy hitters in the bass production realm from this side of the Atlantic. Compiled by DJ / producer Ana Sia, this is a a “collection of tribal-influenced spacey dance grooves, progressive footwork, modern electro funk, and UK-centric dubstep rhythm” a.k.a. all the styles you’ve been hearing at the club.
You can stream the entire collection mixed by Ana Sia herself & then purchase it on their website (vinyl coming soon!?!?).
Really great hissing moody garage/crunkish sounds from Malaysia in my e-mail box this AM. Catch that broken 2-step shutta beat and the sub flicks in ‘Insomnia,’ and wait for the vocals. The other one’s sick too. “808s and cheesecakes.” No hi-hats required. Also peep ‘Radiophonic Garage’ on the SC for some great insidious low end darkness.
The ‘u’ gives it away. Another English thing. Really a great bunch of tracks, innovative spatially, beautiful melodically, thumping bassically. Laptronica. Kinda like what Dan Snaith did to garage with ‘Start Breaking My Heart,’ but with reference to crunk/dubstep. Can’t qualify that really… Have a listen. EP out on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Records.