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V/A Shinobi Cuts – Cliff Thornburn

Shinobi Cuts presents the latest instalment of their highly entertaining remix chain albums, “Cliff Thornburn”. The premise is one artists submits a track, in this case Pete Sasqwax, it then gets passed to the next artists to remix, then to the next to remix the remix and so on. Until it finally arrives back to the original artists to give it the final rework. Once again the album features a remix from our very own LongDistanceDan, amongst many talented others.
Grab your free download now, which also comes with a seamless DJ mix of the tracks from Pimpernel Jones.

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V/A – I Had the Strangest Dream Last Night (The Owls Were Silent)

To celebrate Twin Peaks’ long awaited third season, IRM will publish a digital tribute compilations of new and exclusive tracks inspired by David Lynch and Mark Frost’s cult series. This is the first volume, dedicated to the dreamlike dimension of Twin Peaks’ universe, as an introduction to the musical narrative to come. 15 more volumes are due for release before the end of the year. All of them will be available in free download.
Full of experimental electronica and beats, this is well worth a listen if you are a Twin Peaks fan or not. Grab the free download now!

Cryptochrome – More Human

Cryptochrome’s second album, “More Human” is now available for download. Having release a slew of videos to preempt the full length release, you can now grab the album in full and enjoy one of the most entertaining, interesting, genre blending albums of the year. Taking influence from underground hip hop, trip hop, electronica, folk and more, “More Human” is a truly refreshing and unique album. Mixing Una’s Bjork-esque vocals with Anik’s well rounded rhyming skill all over SON’s razor sharp production, the album has something for everyone. We urge you to get your copy and fill your head with cryptochrome!

 

Walter Gross – Super Basic

Walter Gross returns with a new beat tape that pull on all his influences to create an unique, left of centre, experimental album.
“Super Basic” ranges from hard hitting, distorted beats to off kilter electronica and ambient noise. At times I’m reminded of fellow beat creator Al Lover, with the woozey wash of sounds on offer. It definitely makes for interesting listening.
The limited edition cassette and digital are released on May 23rd and we suggest you seek it out!

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.

The Dandelion Set – A Thousand Strands

The Dandelion Set is a new CD LP covercollaboration between Glyn ‘Bigga’ Bush (Lightning Head, Rockers Hi Fi) and PK Chown (James Beige, Mr Liquorice). Their debut album ” A Thousand Strands” is a heady mix of krautrock, library music, psychedelic folk, electronica and more and even features cult hero Alan Moore on vocals!
In places the album captures the whimsical psychedelia of Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, but easily takes darker turns, leading into sparse, unnerving, dystopian landscapes, then quickly flashing back to more groovier sounds.
“A Thousand Strands” is a must for anyone with an interest in early electronica, freaked out library music and funky beats. Released on CD, LP, cassette and download each with a unique combination of tracks, this is well worth picking up. Out April 22nd on Buried Treasure Records, keep your ears and eyes open!

Spiral Nucleus – Spirals, Circles & Kaleidoscopes

Check out the new video from Spiral Nucleus, “Spirals, Circles & Kaleidoscopes” along with all Spiral Nucleus’ previous releases can be found here

Soothsayer – Shortsighted, But Far Out

Soothssoothayer is an interesting new producer coming out of Manchester. His music is a mix of electronica, hip hop, IDM, downbeat, glitchy beats.
The new EP, ‘Shortsighted, But Far Out’ live sup to it’s name as it experiments with these genres, pushing them into new directions. Definitely worth a listen. Check Soothsayer on facebook and download the ep for free via bandcamp.

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