DJ Karizma is up there with my favourite DJs — that would be Spinna and Theo Parrish. Kaytronik Section L Set is fresh! Hearing this mix from the super talented Baltimore native, all I wanted to do was get up and dance. Containing all the elements of dance fusions, house, electronic, funky James Brown, while keeping it futuristic with sounds to keep you moving. Check it out below and get your free download! Like his Karizma‘s page on Facebook, so you’ll be up on what’s next!
Back in 2007, Onra visited his father’s homeland, Vietnam and was inspired by their music. He incorporated Chinese symphonies and J Dilla-esque beats and came up with the collection Chinoiseries. Now with Chinoiseries Pt. 2, he continues on his quest to unearth Chinese gems and mix them to hip hop, future soul, and electronic sounds. Very much looking forward to hearing the full project, which hits stores on All City Records, November 15.
Check out the video trailer below, shot by Op Sudasna and get the free download of “A New Dynasty“ viarcrdlbl.
Little Dragon gave us an awesome show — in fact, I didn’t expect less. Playing before a sold out audience at New York City’s Terminal 5 on Friday, October 14, to a size-ably larger audience than when I saw them at Le Poisson Rouge—are signs of them moving into well-deserved star status. The show was tight in structure, with every want fulfilled. From Yukimi Nagano’s flawless vocals and percussion skills to her little shimmy hip moves, to Erik Bodin slaughterhouse rhythms on the drums, Fredrik Källgren Wallin’s bass grooves—dark yet sweet and strong, to Håkan Wirenstrand on keyboards, providing those funky synths. In a very subtle way, Little Dragon are students of Prince, with the vintage synthesizers and funky bass accompanying the kick-back drums. It’s sexy, it’s vulnerable, it’s raw, it’s honest, it’s disco, it’s pop, it’s soul, it’s drum ‘n bass, it’s electronica. All of these elements show up in their music in delicious ways.
I summoned you back in 2009 to see Little Dragon if they visited your town. After watching the highlights below, you’ll understand the summons. And if you haven’t bought Ritual Union, then what are you waiting for? iTunes | Amazon With the exception of Thundercat, Ritual Union may well be one of my favourite releases for 2011.
TKOL RMX 1234567 is definitely an illustration of what Radiohead is listening to outside of their creations—Thom’s deeply seated obsession with dubstep and their love affair with the interchangeability of electronica—a remix album of The King of Limbs, seems a welcomed project for any Radiohead-er. The producers selected for TKOL RMX 1234567 bring something fresh to the project. Featuring some of my favourite dubstep/electronic producers, Mark Pritchard and the newcomer SBTRKT (pronounced-Subtract), make for good listening. Check it out below. TKOL RMX 1234567 released in the UK yesterday, and in the US today and is available for purchase wherever music is sold. iTunes | Amazon
The Muphoric Sounds inbox has been on fire for quite some time and this weekend, time was finally found to listen to music from people completely new to my ears. Waveform comes from FreeForm Records, and is their first compilation, featuring some truly innovative talent in the beat scene across the globe. The tracks cross the gamut, from Dilla-esque beats, to electronica, future jazz and soul. It’s the kind of project you can just let run its course. Check out a couple of tunes below, then head over to FreeForm’s Bandcamp page for purchase (it’s a bargain!).
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