1.27.2014

Shamik- WITHIN EP


My new 2 song ambient EP titled Within is out today!

Inspired by winter, rain, movie scores, independent traveling, momentum, and uncertainty. It’s my first ambient release and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Within and Outskirts both feature field recordings I got in Vancouver, India, and Australia. Free download or pay what you like.

Enjoy and feel free to share! It's a free download or pay what you like:





1.25.2014

Freak Motif- Across The Nation EP


The very talented Canadian outfit Freak Motif just released a killer new EP. Been jammin out to it this week. Grab it for free or pay what you like. Much love to them and everyone involved!



--Across The Nation is a taste of the live Freak Motif experience. A takeoff point for the live jam... Four-on-the-floor beats, funky guitar, tasty horns, and some trippy synths...
Produced over the course of 2013 during sessions in Calgary and Montreal, Across The Nation is dedicated to all the musicians who have rocked with us and who continue to inspire us.--

Melo.Nade- Future Brain Grains Mix


Calgary producer/ DJ, Melo.Nade just posted a new mix! He was nice enough to include Switch The Tip a new collab I did with Jnana. Watch for Jnana's Cycles EP on Oakland label, Street Ritual on Feb 18. Also stay tuned for a free EP from Melo.Nade out later this year. Much respect!



1.23.2014

Fluttery Records: Free Sampler


Discovered this great compilation via Fluttery Records a couple of weeks ago. It's been on repeat on my phone ever since. Lots of cool ambient and experimental tunes on here. Looking forward to diving in on getting to know more about these artists. Free download.



East Van Digital: EVD Bass 3


EVD just dropped a solid compilation with new heat from ill-esha, The Librarian, Self Evident, and 22:22. Every track is bangin and I feel this is one of the label's strongest release yet. Grab it exclusively from the EVD website here. It will also be available on all other retailers on Jan 30th. Read more about the release below. Much respect!



--Under the name ill-esha, Elysha Zaide has been one of the most notorious West Coast bass producers since the early 2000s, having released albums on Daly City, Gravatas and Muti Music. True to her style, “Dirty Mind” sees ill-esha mixing light and dark, as a pounding glitch-hop beat is glazed over by a contrast of an uplifting club synth melody and Dr. Dre approved lead with her own rhythmic vocal manipulations.

Bass Coast curator Andrea Graham (a.k.a. The Librarian) delivers one of the EP’s most versatile tracks with “Booksy Riddim”, progressing an increasingly paranoid stab to a tripped out guitar peak over a stuttering dancehall beat.

The prolific Ben Ulis has credits on a dozen labels or so, most under the name Self Evident. While often aligned with the dubstep scene, a mode in which he expresses his fascination with crunk and grime, “Lawless” shows more of a subtle hand. A zooming, elusive sub bass permeates the track, over which a spooky lead floats away among tight percussion and thuggish vocal samples, like half-speed footwork.

UK ex-pat Juri Gregurec has the distinction of being the only name to appear on all three EVD Bass compilations, as 22:22, and he earned it. His contribution this time around, “Moments of Clarity” has a sci-fi feel, its cymbal reverberated into the deep as a subtle dubstep bass line snarls, peaking with brisk tambourine and snare percussion, a fragile melody and feedback purr bubbling out of the texture.

Altogether, these four stylistically different tracks loosely linked together by geography and aural similarities outline the stunning diversity and irrefutable prowess of the West Coast bass scene.--

Computer Jay: Binary Fix (Eprom Rmx)


Great tune and video..


1.17.2014

Label Love Vol. 6


Diggin this free compilation courtesy of Label Love. I've had it on repeat all week. Check the info below for more details on the release.





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The sixth installation of Label Love comes at a time in music where genres are cross-pollinating more than ever. Presented by veteran electronic soul label, Tru Thoughts, and delicately curated by the imprint’s US-label manager Jasmine De La Paz, Label Love Vol. 6 showcases 13 free tracks from 9 labels around the world. With each label showcasing a unique and signature sound vibration, the cohesive compilation unites genre-bending tunes in a palatable and striking fashion pulling together nostalgic classics, unreleased gems, and exclusive selections with the goal of expanding minds to new musical styles. Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe - each track plucked and presented by label heads from Friends Of Friends, Ghostly International, Innovative Leisure, Pilot Records, Project: Mooncircle, Soulection, Stones Throw, Tru Thoughts and Wax Poetics. Exclusive and unreleased tunes come from Lost Midas, Superhumanoids, Submerse, KRTS, Peshay and Ambassadeurs as well as first time giveaways from Dpat, Shigeto, Adrian Younge and Kyson will be available. With this bundle of multi-faceted sounds, Label Love continues to build upon its mission to unite music creators and purveyors from around the world to spread the gospel of good music to all.
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Carpe Noctem & Kid Kurse: QUESTIONS


Great new tune from a couple young Vancouver producers, Carpe Noctem and Kid Kurse.

Free download.