New video by Paul Jones for Space Ghost’s ‘No Phone’ off of his You’re There LP released June 15th on Astro Nautico. In case you missed it, listen to and download the album in it’s entirety here.
Snippet of a new one forthcoming on Civil Music this Fall. Thanks to 1k+ people for following me on Soundcloud.
#1 – Young Mind
New R&B focused project from Kavsrave. Maybe you heard one of these beats on Rustie’s essential mix???
#2 – Sculpt
#3 – Dreams – Trunk Music
Just bump it in your trunk! Shittttttt
#4 – Next – Butta Love (Cc Edit)
Shit, you should have been already rinsing this at every party you go to…Cc’s debut EP for JASS “Up Wind EP” (JSD003) comes out in two days (June 19th).
#5 – JAW JAM - CHOP N SCREW IT LIKE
The second installment in our trilogy of West Coast releases, You’re There is the trailblazing debut full-length album of Oakland-based ambient beat producer Space Ghost.
You know you’re listening to Space Ghost by the drums alone. Shamanic bone rattles and shrunken head shakers fill the spaces between winding snare cranks and impatient muted kicks to form a unique hybrid organic-mechanical rhythmic foundation. Upon this grounding the album kicks off with elegiac droning synth pads (‘******’ and ‘Bombay’) and swooning vocal harmonies (‘Sneaky/Sensual,’ ‘Naps’).
But like the hands of a dying clock, You’re There is as driven as it is perpetually unraveling. Fragile drum programming and fleeting moments of weightlessness (‘Water’) herald the retroversion of time itself on ambient meditations like ‘No Phone,’ ‘BocBoc,’ and ‘Lack Of.’
The result is an album that endures and haunts and deepens with each listen: a head-nodding journey from our prehistoric past to our posthistoric future. This is the Music Has The Rights To Children of the post-Dilla era.
These guys have been releasing forward thinking dance-music of all colors and varieties from around the world for over a year now and I’m very excited to have a release coming out with them. With remixes by Baauer, Apple Bottom and my Astro Nautico brother Kuhn, it’s worth checking out for the re-works alone.
Preview the first track off the EP entitled “Who Buggin’?” and check for more leaks as it draws nearer to release time.
This is really happening.
“Astro Nautico is totally chuffed to announce the launch of a new series of dance parties this summer in Prospect Heights.
Our big deal first party is on Friday, July 6 at the fresh performance space FreeCandy, a former car parking garage filled with street art, neon UV paint, a full-service bar and multiple projector screens.
We’re bringing to town five young East Coast deejay-producers who are all deeply down to share their unique blends of experimental club music on our reinforced sound system.
We’ll also have a mixture of live VHS mixing, found footage and analog visual synthesis from projectionist and Astro Nautico co-founder Paul Jones. Expect partially-revealed ’80s babes, gully zombie gore, and primitive computer graphics.
You don’t have to be a music head in order to enjoy what we’re planning. Thunderous bass weight and raw visual eclecticism form a potent electronic cocktail capable of offering just about anyone a uniquely invigorating party experience.
Come celebrate with us our mission to found a new Brooklyn home for experimental club music.”
Resuming our triology of releases from West Coast-based artists, we’re super excited to share an album that we honestly believe ought to contend for the overall best of this year/decade(/ever?).
You’re There LP, set to drop on Friday, June 15, is the trailblazing debut full-length of Oakland-based ambient beat producer Space Ghost.
Here is “Sneaky/Sensual,” a single off the LP that aptly demonstrates some of Space Ghost’s trademark sounds: rattling percussion, swirling synth pads and swooning vocal harmonies.
Check back here on Friday to nab the full 13 tracks for free, and in the meantime rewind this Astrocast from December.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE POSTS GONE? WHO RUNS THIS THING ANYWAY? IS ASTRO NAUTICO JUST A PYRAMID?
These are questions you may very well ask yourself every morning when you look at yourself in the mirror. Due to the terrible power, mind-numbing speed and accessibility of the internet, we have been bombarded with so much good music being released at such an overwhelming rate that instead of trying to post every good release we come across, we have decided to simply post none of them.
The first of a maybe-sort-of-weekly series, this is where we will post some hot shit that we recently heard.
We straight up stole this idea from our dudes at The Melt.
#1. S.U.G.I. – Boredom EP
some chill. ass, beats.
#2. WANDA GROUP – GET INVOLVED IN MY THROAT
#3. Gossamer – Gossamer EP
Nice debut EP released by The Melt, in Los Angeles.
#4. Baauer – Harlem Shake (single)
#5. Mood Tattooed – Pirate Treasures
Our homie Kloud – repping The Melt and LA – breathes a fresh set of future classic bangers into the 25th Astrocast spot, officially kicking off the summer with a perfect cookout soundtrack. As per usual, we will let the mix speak for itself, in addition to the mini-interview below.
1. What is it like to Live and Die in the LA “beat scene”?
Moving to LA in high school opened my eyes to the scene. After going to shows like Low End, I started defining my interest in music and meeting new people in the “scene”.
2. We had a lot of fun playing at The Melt back in February. Can you talk a bit about the history and future of The Melt? Along with where it currently stands in both the physical and digital realms?
Me and my friend Jesse (Moiety) started The Melt as a monthly club night in LA last August. Since then, it’s grown into a collective of artists, including myself, St Andrew, FuzZ, Gossamer, Moiety, and Snorlax. The Melt is our platform to showcase producers we follow. We’re not always able to book artists from around the world so we use our website to showcase the music we love. We just put out our first release by our resident Gossamer last month and plan to have another free release out this summer.
3. Tuna melt vs. turkey melt? How did you guys pick the name?
2NUH. It’s always been difficult for us to describe to people what kind of music is played at our shows. We believe in not restricting yourself by categorizing the music you make or listen to. The name kind of stuck after throwing our first show.
4. Do you produce music or mostly just DJ? if so under what alias?
I play at most of The Melt shows. I’ve only recently started producing under the name Kloud. I’m aiming to have an EP out by the end of the summer on Rabbit Records.
5. Most underrated west-coast producers?
To name a few, Dreams, Queen Leaf, Spaceghost, Falcons, Giraffage, Great Dane, Cedaa…
6. What did you give us for your Astrocast?
My mix includes some of my recent favorite joints, including some unreleased tracks from The Melt crew and friends. Hope ya’ll enjoy.
7. Tacos or Low End?
Low End, then tacos.
8. Hologram Tupac vs. Hologram Biggie?
After a slight hiatus, we are happy to present the 24th edition of our ASTROCAST series with a new mix courtesy of kuxxan SUUM. Besides producing his own unique form of free-jazz inspired bass music, he’s is also responsible for co-operating the free-label End Fence, which has released music by Doctor Jeep, Archie Pelago, as well as kuxxan SUUM himself.
In addition to providing a wonderful mix, SUUM was the guinea pig for our supplemental interview which we will conduct from now on with every ASTROCAST. As we did here, we will aim to ask five unique questions to each contributor to find out a little more about their philosophies and the inspiration for their mix.
AN: Endfence has grown into a mighty net label. What hopes and fears and plans do you have for its future?
KS: Very kind of you to say! Arkady (aka Your Move and end fence co-founder) and I hope to be publishing and promoting free music for as long as our aesthetic and the art we like to promote is relevant. Right now we have a few releases planned, but we’re taking our time with them — see how the “market” shifts around us. We fear nothing.
AN: Your name and your music are informed by Mayan philosophy and religion. What’s your feeling on this new popular eschatology in America that has people scared of the end of the Mayan calendar? Do know of any other elements of Mayan culture that you think people ought to know about and ponder rather than the ones the current spectacle is digging up and glossing over?
KS: I’m definitely not a scholar of Mayan history or theology. Nor do I get into that whole hippy/crystal/astral-birthday side of it. To me, the mathematics, “art,” technological advances and mysterious disappearance are what interest and inspire me. What I can say confidently is that the Mayan calendar does not expire, it is cyclical. Regenerative. At some point in the next few years, I believe that we’ll be exposed to some different kinds of celestial radiation, but as far as apocalyptic events go – that’s all up to the people with weapons and agenda. The Mayan calendar has been completely misunderstood by westerners who don’t understand life as cyclical, but as linear. Honestly, I don’t think I get it either.
AN: What if it turns out The End actually is immanent? What three songs would you listen to before being obliterated and why?
KS: I think I’d wanna be charged up for the end…better for the long trip to wherever else…So….
Melt Banana – “Flash cube, Or Eyeball”
Current Value – “Tektonic”
JOGYO – “Thundacat”
AN: Brooklyn living: give us one high and one low.
KS: I live in southwest BK, Sunset Park, these days. There’s great tacos in my hood. But very far from the belly of the beast, (ie. Willyburg/Bushwick/Greenpoint) where there are many shows I like to go to. So yeah.
AN: What is this mix you’ve given us?
KS: It’s a mix of some unreleased jams of mine, some oldies, some newbies…I don’t really consider myself a DJ, but doing mixes is really fun, it gives me a chance to see how my tunes sound in a continuous-mix-context alongside some favorites. It also gives me an opportunity to drop heat by my peers (ie. Jogyo, Archie Pelago, De Qualia, Mood Tattooed). Notice the Mood Tattooed track towards the end…this kid is not fucking around. Mood Tattooed. Google that.
DOWNLOAD THE MIX HERE