Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ears - Sea Legs

lebel - export label
genre - abstract hip-hop
release date - 2011

Versatile, instrumental, ambient, complete and ambitious. These adjectives best describe the new material by Ears (Daniel O’Toole). The release of this first solo project of the Australian was preceded by his guest appearances on compilations of the series Free the Beats and Break Asymmetry. This way Ears has been preparing us for something more substantial, something introduced by such tracks as ‘Red Rope’ or ‘Bus Trip’. This something is his album Sea Legs that features not only fantastic violin, piano or vibraphone parts, but also a mass of electronic and ambiguous sounds, that fantastically go together with the light equivocal rhythm section.
‘Sea Legs’ is certainly the culmination of Ears’s musical influences. It is also the proof that abstract and ambitious hip-hop is still a source of inspiration and a genre that has not yet come a full circle.
Translation Ola Górska
Cover design Daniel O’Toole
Mastering Jack Prest

01 Magic carpet
02 Red Rope
03 Brass buttons
04 Video game
05 Bustrip
06 Lazerbeard
07 Passing
08 Beastman
09 Boomclap
10 The trembling fires of dreams
11 Sea legs (feat. Daniel Kowalik)
12 Hello
13 Looking
14 Angelic wolf (feat. Bukhu)


Friday, August 19, 2011

Flourish Fill - Herd Of Buffalo

genre - abstract hip-hop
release date - 2011

Flourish Fill on Soundcloud.

01 Sunstroke
02 Whore Queen
03 Rate On The Protagonist's Death
04 Guesswork
05 Forehead Wrinkles
06 Puff
08 Theory And Practice
09 Blue Dog


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mecca:83 - The Life Sketches EP

label - solar sound system
genre - instrumental hip-hop
release date - 2011

01 Together(ness)
02 Around Midnight
03 Detroit Twilight
04 The Message
05 ScopeSight
06 Loungin
07 Godbless & Goodnight
08 Untitled #174 (Bonus Beat)


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Manudub - Elephant Room Sessions

netlabel - libre comme lair
genre - dub
release date - 2011

Manudub would define this LP as a travel diary with a " Lo-fi higrade computer Dub 2.0 " soundtrack : homestudio dub inspired by jamaican & punk philosophy of DIY, blended with inspirations and energy stored during my excursions in Asia. This is also the result of years sharing with a lot of other "dub activists" from around the web, the track with Leah is a good example of this process. I call this different communities & networks of dubbers "Dub 2.0"...

01 Ascetic Club
02 Osaka Dub Mission
03 Huay Kwang Dub
04 Underground Dub Iration
05 Dub Day
06 You never know Dub
07 Chao Praya Dub
08 Dub for a girl
09 21st Century Dub Cloud
10 Irie Dub feat. Leah
11 Massalia Dub Selecta


Monday, August 15, 2011

Madame - Lies and sunsets

netlabel - musica vermella
genre - dubstep, idm
release date - 2011

Madame reappears in one of the publications of Música Vermella with an EP of 6 songs which blend the dubstep, the wonky beats, IDM, and classical music combined with pure electronic sounds. An EP that contains various musical stages and stations of the author.

01 Alkhimia
02 Verd
03 Deep Moon
04 Love Cuisine
05 Side Chain Sunset
06 No More Lies


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jakub Nox Ambroziak - Atom EP

genre - electronic, instrumental hip-hop
release date - 2011

Jakub Nox Ambroziak on GNs.

01 Quarks
02 Atom
03 Proton decay
04 Neutron/Altai
05 Free Electron
06 Women from Hiroshima
07 Cosmos
08 Proton decay [Robot Koch Remix]
09 Quarks [Teielte Remix]


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Smarton Trio + 1 - Remixes

label - budabeats
genre - soul, jazz, electronic, remix
release date - 2011

In this newest release you can hear the remixed music of the Budapest based jazzy rocky band Smarton trio. Among the remixers are some well known producers of the netlabel, but also new partners, featuring star dj's of the Budapest underground nightlife. Besides M.W.D. and Suhov, Dermot, JumoDaddy, Savages y Suefo, Ba10&Bal or Franco Mento (CH) are those who have electronically toasted the original guitar, voice or Hammond-organ tracks. That's how jazz becomes techno, ballad gets broken-beated and surf rock melts into electro-soul.

01 Dream (Dermot remix)
02 Fast Rock (Savages y Suefo remix)
03 Dream (Suhov remix)
04 Reprise (Ba10 + Bal remix)
05 Dérapage Controlé (M.W.D. remix)
06 Dream (JumoDaddy remix)
07 Chewin' Gum (Kovács Jenci remix feat. Multimilliomos jazz-dobos by Hungária)
08 Dream (Franco Mento remix)