Boy wizard, Madeon, just dropped a new original track called Icarus and frankly I’m pumped to hear some new material from him. The track is another example of his untouchable production skills but slightly lacks the endorphin pumping, wave of euphoria feel that kicked my ass the first time I heard Shuriken. It’s definitely more electro-y than his previous work, I suspect he’s going for a more big room sound to accompany his sky rocketing fame and touring schedule. Keep killin it you young accomplished bastard.
We’ve briefly alluded to Phonat in a few other posts but it’s time this talented producer got the ‘name on the marquee’ treatment. He kind of fell off my radar after the release of his first LP but ‘Love Hits the Fan’ shuffled into my ears the other day and I had to find out what kind of magic he was conjuring up these days. A few months ago he released the “Coackroaches” EP which has been blowing my mind since I picked it up. Four completely unique tracks that easily have an LPs worth of material crammed into their, all too brief, three minute run times.
Phonat is truly a genre-less producer who can impress even the highest echelons of music snobs. Despite widespread acclaim and international touring, he’s managed to fly under the radar of the mainstream commercial EDM gestapo. He could have easily been the Avicii of a few years ago but continues to release material that strays far from the simple needs of the club world. No offense to the very talented Avicii, but I hope Phonat never crosses the void.
My favorite track from the new Geisha Twins EP called ‘Dolla Dolla $$’. They sample Holidays by Miami Horror in the intro, probably my favorite song of all time that didn’t come from my childhood. Geisha Twins – Everythang Nice (Original Mix)
And finally two chiller tracks that Applecrisped showed me. Orange Sky is by a curious fellow who goes by the name Sample Jack… Serious points for the most hilarious artist name I’ve ever heard. Sample Jack – Orange Sky
This marks the first interview we’ve ever conducted at Funkytown and I’m pumped to say it’s with none other than my dude, Kreap. Despite a 17 hour time difference we were able to coordinate a skype call for a 20 minute conversation. From his music alone it’s obvious that the man is a master of his trade but I didn’t realize what a pure producer he is until our conversation. He was also kind enough to hook us up with a sweet minimix including some of his unreleased tracks, which is linked below the interview. Check out all these goodies and stay up to date on his endeavors by following him on soundcloud and facebook.