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
I’ve recently become obsessed with the 100 BPM range. This infatuation was sparked by a lot of Sebastian’s new work which captures a grooviness that I feel is not possible in the 120-130 range where I spend most of my time. However, bridging the gap between my two favorite ranges has proven difficult with moombahton, electronic’s bastard child that nobody likes, being the only established intermediary.
Alas, my problem is no more thanks to those lovable Auzzies from down under. A new sound (at least to me) has been developing in Melbourne led by guys like Nick Thayer and Opiuo. Their music is derivative of big beat and electro, slowed down to the 100-110 range. I still have no idea what people are calling this stuff but it definitely needs its own name. Fun, funky and brimming with character, I think I’m in love.
If only because that means I have been amassing scores of new music that is finally ready to desecrate your ossicular chains. Eardrums be damned! Now in order to fit everything I will have to forego my customary style of verbose rambling and instead write a very succinct blurb about each artist (and I’m sure you are all devastated).
LE YOUTH: Le Youth (aka Wes James) is a LA based producer/DJ whose penchant for creating feel-good disco is just another demonstration of how the youth is taking over…
Les Loups: In search of smooth disco/funk sound, Les Loups realized that a 3-piece suits them best. This German trio hailing from Hannover has captivated me recently with a style that can always put a smile on my face.
DJ EQ: I know very little about this producer other than the fact that he makes amazing music. I believe he is based out of Philly which would make sense as that city has recently been displaying its ability to churn out great artists across the broad spectrum of music.
Alexandre Louvré: (Warning: Not from France) The name might throw you a little, but this 19 year old from Mexico City definitely appreciates the “French touch” and demonstrates this understanding in every one of his songs.
D-Funk: A Sydney-based producer/DJ, D-Funk has been around for years, toured all over the world, and released well over 50 tracks. With more and more quality music coming from down-under, I have a feeling like Mr. Masters will soon be receiving the credit he deserves.
The Digital Monkey: Matthew Johnson has been making music for close to a year now and has carved out a niche in the category of progressive electro-house. Hopefully we’ll see more from this UK-based producer in the coming months.
Icy Lions: This American duo has accomplished something I thought impossible: finishing a quality EP while each member lives on an opposite side of the country. So from SF to Atlanta, then straight to your speakers, comes this heavily-electro influenced sound. Also get the ‘Girls & Mustaches’ EP for free while you can! (http://www.mediafire.com/?x3de3f3di58jcd2) (160 kbps)
The Clave: The Brazilians have Electro figured out. That much is clear. The Clave have decided to take this knowledge then blend it with dubstep and fidget to create a hard-hitting style that is similar, but ultimately unique when compared to other Brazilian artists.
A.Skillz: From the moment I heard his remix of California Soul, I knew that Adam Mills was the man. It doesn’t hurt that this Londoner also works often with the Funkytown supported Nick Thayer, so do yourself a favor and check out their collaborations.