United Kingdom native Mike Wallis is best known as one half of Crunch with Tipper and one third of the rowdy, hip-hop heavy K.L.O project. During more than two-decades moving through the back streets of electronica, Wallis has released under “10 or 11” monikers. He also co-manages Colony Productions, an imprint that curates some of the world’s most prolific downtempo and glitch music. For this special thirtieth edition of Rusted Rhythms, Mike has prepared a “Colonization Mix”, one hour of selections from the Colony Productions catalog, spanning from 2001 to the present day.
When Gaddy, pride of Houston, stepped to the decks for a Rusted Rhythm, he did something different; a one-hour all vinyl, all hip-hop mix featuring rare selections of wax from his personal collection. One could call this a refined historical tour, an ‘influences mix” for Gaddy. These rhythms and much of this drum work is foundational for his own bass-infused compositions.
Breaking the beat straight out of Sevastopol, Crimea, Arthur_Clark weaves and sews melody and rhythm with a keen ear for the golden moments hidden away in his choice of samples. Channeling the notation and compositional vibe of traditional lo-fi flavors, he falls somewhere amongst the ambiguous lines of beats music, with elements of trip-hop and jazz overtures making their way to the surface of each mix.
Although his name may sound unfamiliar, Mike Wallis has spent the better part of two decades subtly shaping the landscape of broken beat electronic music by releasing forward-thinking sounds under various aliases, collaborating with producers like Tipper and Kursa, and founding the London-based label Colony Productions. We had the opportunity to correspond with Wallis about his new Osmetic EP Lab Notes and the arch of his life-long musical journey.
For boom-bap beats with the right touch of lo-fi aesthetic, tune in to the hard-knock sound of Connecticut-based beatmaker Flavors. With a deep catalog and a consistently slamming style, his music is perfect for hours spent studying, strolling or daydreaming. One will be satisfied drifting away with his beats as background, or digging into them to focus on their careful curves and layered sonic details.
Fresh out of the wake of his single release last week, ALEPH unveils his newest collection of sonic hand grenades with the full release of the NEXT HYPE EP. Thoroughly germinated with his signature fidelity-busting textures, this EP is at once both familiar and entirely unique; utilizing his preferred language of audio asymmetry and brutish compression, ALEPH covers a host of tempos of atmospheres across the four collective tracks.
Smashing beats like a true beast from the East, EYUKALIPTUS delivers a diverse hip-hop package that spans the wider breadth of broken-beat rhythms. Based out of New York City, his tracks exude a palatable head-nod coupled with supple composition. From dazzling jazz overtures to traditional boom-bap flare EYUKALIPTUS manages to touch upon each nuanced niche of Lo-Fi music.
Breaking beat boundaries and blasting brain waves, ALEPH returns to the spotlight with the release of NEXT HYPE. A longtime resident with the label Renraku, ALEPH specializes in extremely saucy interpolation, audio artifacts, and crushing wave forms are the staples of his arsenal, and his newest endeavor takes all those assets along for the ride.
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