There’s an old axiom that says, “It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.” The music of ØDYSSEE exemplifies this axiom. On his new six-track release, Desired Things, he borrows bits from different styles then arranges them like a florist creating a beautiful bouquet. This unconventional take on hip-hop, presented by NINETOFIVE Worldwide Beatmakers, is entirely composed and arranged by ØDYSSEE himself; there’s no sampled material here.
Simiah & The Phantom Ensemble is an open-ended jazz ensemble that folds together live sampling, keys, saxophone, and a bevy of guest instrumentalists in the live sphere. On February 15th, they unveiled their debut LP, Connections, establishing their particular fluidity in studio format. The blend of sampled percussion and zoned-in conventional tones creates a smoke-screened aesthetic behind the eyes, gently touching on the senses.
Surfacing out of the vast musical wilderness that is Colorado, all:Lo Collective is a burgeoning label steeped in all things low fidelity and low frequency. Striving to connect hip-hop and bass music with an especially swampy flair, their top priority is to inject Colorado and the music scene at large with refreshing perspectives on the common musical tropes and pathways of these genres.
‘Eastern Beats’ features only the finest instrumentals evocative of the East. This includes both music made by producers from across Asia, and music made elsewhere that through certain samples, scales, and motifs conjures images of skinny side streets, mountain shrines and verdant gardens. We’ll be adding music periodically so stay chooned.