Kercha - A Very Strange Man

The beginning of the new year typically brings a wide swath of musical releases from artists looking to offload last year's final creative products, and Kercha is not about to miss out on this high-octane release season; His latest EP, A Very Strange Man, delivers his sonic vision with an acuity that is a testament to his meticulous production process.

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Erothyme - Along The Arc

The Erothyme project is more than just a dance music act, it's a whole universe of glitches, angelic voices, tightly layered samples, and worshipful reverence to the beauty of existence. The latest endeavor, Along the Arc, is further from a concept album than we've seen Erothyme release in LP format, perhaps ever. Not simply a collection of his most banger-ific material, the use of simple things like a descending twinkling arpeggios or a clarifying breath unifies tracks from one to the other, and create a reflection of one another across the album.

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Seppa - I Take It Back [Single]

2019 has barely started, and of course Slug Wife is a step ahead of the game; sauntering freshly out of the labs and directly into your ears, Seppa has cooked up an especially juicy wagyu of a single with the track “I Take It Back”. Ever the fan of slapstick hip-hop rhythms and razor-edged waveforms, the slug overlord continues reshape production paradigms to suit his needs and absolutely shred your speaker cones.

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Lo-Fi Sundays 059 - KLIM

KLIM aka KLIM Beats has a knack for sampling soul music. He’ll peel off a precious woodwind or brass arrangement from some long forgotten 45 and use it as the foundation for a bright new beat. With finely-tuned production and chops that stand out from the pack, and a recurring 1970s feel from the sampled material, KLIM beats are like a soundtrack for a trip back to the future.

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Secret Recipe - The Future is Never Here

One of the Bay Area's finest homegrown bass music producers, Secret Recipe, comes correct with a new four-track release titled, appropriately, The Future is Never Here. His means of conceptualizing songs, though, does indeed. Writing bass music under few compositional constraints; that's the innovation of The Future is Never Here.


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Schmoop - Charge [Single]

Schmoop just dropped one of the most scalding hot heaters heard this year. “Charged” is a straightforward three-minute build-drop composition with sound design from a higher dimension that hits like a ton of bricks. Who is Schmoop? He’s a producer from urban Texas and one half of Wonky Llama, the popular and somewhat enigmatic side project of Jade Cicada.

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Rezinate & The Reliquarium Offer Next Level of Immersive Nightlife Experience

Electronic music promoters worldwide try to cultivate a feeling of immersion. Whether it’s a claustrophobic dark room or a decorated festival field, promoters want their patrons to be able to lose themselves and forget their temporal concerns if only for a set or two. That’s why one often sees productions within existing spaces or venues that try to engage all five senses. Here lies the advantage of hosting an event with The Reliquarium at their event space and headquarters in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

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Lo-Fi Sundays 057 - ideism

Stepping out of low-fidelity hyperspace and onto this planet in just the past year, ideism spins a refreshing take on lo-fi musical moments. With instrumental confidence and an obvious inclination for jazz, ideism blurs the lines between producer and composer, melting and stirring the his own compositional elements into a stew of late-night sonatas and foggy overtures.

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Coalesce to Write New Chapter in History of Bay Area Bass

Recently, factors from gentrification and legalization to disuse and disaster have seen the psychedelic electronic music scene decline in the Bay Area that was once its mecca. However, as was the case half a century earlier, creators, vibrators, musicians, oddballs, artists and visionaries will coalesce along the Bay’s misty shores to partake in a new medium of communication and entertainment, this time at Coalesce with Cosmic Synergy

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all:Lo Collective - all:Lo Compilation Vol. 1

Surfacing out of the vast musical wilderness that is Colorado, all:Lo Collective is a burgeoning label that aims to be steeped in all things low fidelity and low frequency. Striving to connect hip-hop and bass music with an especially swampy flair, they’re top priority is injecting Colorado, and the music scene at large, with a refreshing perspective on the common musical tropes and pathways within these respective genres.

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Lo-Fi Sundays 056 - el.

Although we’re not sure where producer el. aka Mighty Recordings may hail from, fingerprints of the northeastern U.S. hip-hop sound are all over his beats. Productions from el. fit well behind verses from your favorite rapper, although they’re just as exciting as instrumentals. He’s been making music for at least six years, but most of the knocks in our curated playlist come from the last two.

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Boukas - The Coffee Tape Vol. 1

The talented and abstract beatmaker Boukas returns with The Coffee Tape Vol. 1 dropping as per usual on NINETOFIVE Worldwide Beatmakers. Boukas aka Dennis Boukas of Stockholm, Sweden has been working on these compositions throughout the autumn. This is reflected in the album’s jazzy motif and sparse compositions, which swing in the breeze like gangly trees removed of their leaves.

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Fanu - Whack Lack Vol. 3

Creeping up and out of the atmosphere of Gastropodia Prime is perhaps one last slug for the year of 2018, and like all the rest, he's a real slime ball; Straight out of the gate, Fanu flips the script right on it’s head. Combining low fidelity textures with pounding bass lines and massively compressed percussion, Whack Lack Vol. 3 is perhaps the most ferocious battlewax release from the slugs to date.

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Lo-Fi Sundays 055 - AJMW

Hailing from across the  across the pond in West London, musician and producer Ashley Warden concocts groove-blending lofi and fireplace beats under the moniker AJMW. Without fanfare and shiny post-production, Warden breathes life into smooth and dynamic arrangements that respond with organic points of tension and release.

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Lo-Fi Sundays 054 - delt

One of the draws of lo-fi hip hop is its consistency. It’s so easy to sink deeply into a groove when the tunes roll over, one after another, kick after snare after kick after snare with atmospheres that shift but never too far from a focal vibe. Bumping out of Spokane, Washington, the producer delt is a paragon of consistency and the result is a smooth sensation for listeners.

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