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Remi Rough – Symphony of Systematic Minimalism

Veteran UK graffiti artist Remi Rough has just released his brand new album “Symphony of Systematic Minimalism” on Vava Records.
On the album Remi explores the outer limits of electronic music, creating ambient soundscapes, along side synth driven old skool beats.
The album sounds like Massive Attack meets Board Of Canada via Kraftwerk and Brian Eno.
You can download the album now for free via the Vava Records website, we strongly suggest you do!

Podcast No. 16

We return with the latest in our series of podcast. With no guest host, we have put together some of our favourite tracks from the past few months. Covering hip hop, instrumental beats, funk, afro-beat, electronica and all that good stuff.

Tracklist –

Torb The Roach & Floppy McSpace – Tusen baht
AVER – The Land Of The Oversharers
Buddy Peace – My Rain
Your Old Droog – Help feat. Wiki & Edan
The Beta Club – Library Quakes
Revbjelde – Out Of The Unknown
SJOB – Let’s Do It
Clutchy Hopkins & Fat Albert Einstein – Mojave Dervish
El Michels Affair – Tearz feat. The Shacks & Lee Fields
Gonjasufi – Your Maker (Daddy G Remix)
Strange U – Cimmerian Shade
Sludge Factorie – Sunday
Carpetface – Don’t Get It Twisted
David Baron – The Steps
Keno – Studio One
Daryl Donald – Night Games

David Baron – The Steps

David Baron’s work has sold millions. As a producer, arranger, performer, orchestrator and engineer his credits include Mercury Music Prize 2016 shortlisted ‘The Bride’ by Bat For Lashes which he provided synths, programming, mixing and producer, arranger, performer, orchestrator and engineer his credits include Mercury Music Prize 2016 shortlisted ‘The Bride’ by Bat For Lashes which he provided synths, programming, mixing and production. He mixed Worldwide Awards winner Melanie De Biasio, worked extensively with The Lumineers, string arrangements for Shawn Mendes, Lenny Kravitz and Michael Jackson. He produced and co-wrote albums for Peter Murphy and fellow Woodstock artist Simone Felice. On Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’, one of the biggest selling singles ever, he played piano, organ and baritone sax. He’s also reworked Smokey Robinson for the Motown Remix album!
“The Steps” is the first in a series of releases for Here & Now Records and features singer Simi Stone. The track is a ethereal, cinematic soundscape that floats lightly over you, seeping into your mind and soul. “The Steps was inspired by a fantasy. The mysterious feeling of walking on ancient steps – ascending towards the sky. Simi’s voice represents the yearning from the cold blue sky as you get higher.”
Definitely the perfect track for those mellow moments and we look forward to hearing what else Baron has in store. Out now on Here & Now Records.

Beta Club – The Outernet video

The Beta Club have just release a brand new video for the track, “The Outernet”. The track is taken from the excellent album, “Earth 2​.​2 – The Golden Age Of Man” available here.

Keno – Studio One

Check out this cheeky little downbeat track from Keno aka David Hanke who you will known from another alias, but I’ll leave you to find out who. “Studio” is the first offering from the new more mellow downbeat, hip hop project and it’s sounding nice to our ear. Grab it now for free download and we look forward to hearing more!

V/A – Welcome to Twin Peaks (EP)

Starting on May 21st, IRM will release 16 compilations inspired by David Lynch & Mark Frost’s cult TV series Twin Peaks, to celebrate the broadcasting of the long-awaited season 3.
Three of those volumes will be dedicated to abstract hip-hop, instrumental hip-hop and underground rap. As an introduction to that particular side of the project (which will feature almost 200 musicians and bands from 35 countries in the fields of experimental/ambient music, electronica/IDM, noise, post-rock, indie pop/folk and so on), they have presented 5 tracks as a first glimpse of things to come. They will also be part of the official compilation volumes to be released later this year.

Daryl Donald – Solitude

Looking for darylmodern, soulful, futuristic instrumental hip hop? Then look no further than Daryl Donald’s new album, “Solitude”.
“Solitude” is an impressive set of instrumental tracks. Mixing chilled out, head nodding beats with neo-soul and jazz creating a unique and entertaining album that will keep your interest for the full duration of its 15 tracks.
For fans of the older trip hop sound or modern future beats this album meets somewhere in the middle and is a top quality release from the Scottish producer. Get it now for name your price release via bandcamp.

The Beta Club – Earth 2​.​2 : The Golden Age Of Man

Fans of library music, jazz, beat heavy funk with a tinge of psych, then the new album from The Beta Club is without a doubt for you! “Earth 2.2 – The Golden Age Of Man” is released in March but for now you can wet your appetite with 3 killer tracks and pre-order the album. You know it makes sense!

Hectic Zeniths – tbv2 (​{​[​layercakes​]​}​)

To celebrate the five year anniversary of Hectic Zeniths first album, a free beat-oriented/collage album has been released, titled ‘tbv2 ({[layercakes]})’. The free digital-only release is 14 tracks of laid back, atmospheric, chilled out hip hop beats. With hints of jazz, electronica, soul all thrown in for good measure. If you like you beats down tempo you should definitely check out this album. Out now via the Hectic Zeniths bandcamp.

Marjen and Seaz “Tukdam” split cassette

Kicking off 2017 we have a tasty new cassette release from producers Marjen and Seaz entitled “Tukdam”. The split tape is pack full of bugged out, dusty samples, synths, and of course heavy drums. Out now on Nekubi records, check out the sample video below.

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