One of the more talented producers working in the somewhat strict, traditional lo-fi style is Prgmat from Riga, Latvia. His music is often one giant wash of ambient pads, steered by muffled drums, and punctuated by discreet, well-cut samples. It’s some of the music one would put in a time capsule in order to show someone 500 years from now what lo-fi hip-hop in 2019 sounds like.
The London-based independent label Inspected has released some of the most progressive electronic music of the 2010’s from artists like Koan Sound, Culprate, Monuman, COPYCATT. Few if any imprints have pushed the neuro sound so aggressively yet with such nuance. Yesterday, to celebrate the launch of their “1992” merchandise line, they dropped a scorching hot 30-minute mix featuring many of their hits plus remixes/VIPs and unreleased delights.
Cloudchord has maneuvered all over the musical map since he first began releasing about five years ago. The producer and guitarist has proven himself difficult to pigeonhole and marketable in many different contexts, from lo-fi hip-hop and instrumental R&B to future bass and house. Once again he’s linking with Soul Food Horns, and together they’re switching it up to deliver a four-track four-on-the-floor EP Moon Fortune.
With the summer coming to an end, and a series of long-awaited KOAN Sound tour dates locked in throughout the fall, the pair have unleashed a veritable surprise for their fans; Intervals Above, a five track EP filled with audacious fidelity and production nuance. It builds on the production developments found within Polychrome, but channels the classic KOAN timbres with a focus on intensity and raw power.
Placing community above all else, Solasta Festival is one of a growing number of events, gatherings, burns, and massives that exist to cultivate interconnectedness with one another, and with our own sense of health and wellbeing. For 2019, Solasta moved to the auspicious grounds of Deerfields, North Carolina, where it underwent the next phase of its ongoing metamorphosis.
Hip-hop and Detroit have a visceral history between each other, and the indelible impact the city had on its homegrown artists and creators continues to flow through modern veins. outcrowd. is an upstart Detroit beatsmith who’s been knocking breaks and warping samples for the last 5 years and running.
As the owner and operator of the Saeiound music label, K-dnt’s first and foremost priority is the propagation of high-fidelity music. With an evidently potent ear for melody and harmony, this Rusted Rhythm is presented with buttery smooth mixing and resolution, exploring far-out musical modes between 80 and 98 bpm.
Born from his passion for turntablism and the art of DJing, Kodiak Kid’s sophisticated mixing skills and bold track selection are impossible to miss for the discerning listener. He tosses any style of music into his mixes, from reggae and hip-hop to mid-tempo, glitch, drum and bass and downtempo. On Rusted Rhythms Vol. 31, he mostly favors hip-hop, halftime bass, and the hard-hitting intersection between these two styles. It’s full of raw and highly relatable bars from a number of international emcees which then segue into alien bass frequencies.
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