Got a little e-mail blast from Visitor about their upcoming EP called Coming Home. Featuring a solid remix roster from the likes of Viceroy, Lifelike, FM Attack, and many others, check out the ethereal synth pop goodness below and watch out for the september 10 release date.
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.
For any of you who aren’t addicted to soundcloud like I am. KOAN Sound dropped a preview for his new Funk Blaster EP two days ago. The track has already garnered 20,000 plays and is one of the hardest, funkiest things I’ve ever heard. That statistic is probably a little misleading because I personally have played it probably 40 times. You gotta give us more than 1:37 of a track man! Cannot wait for this to drop officially on November 1st. (Also how dope is that album cover?)
[Update] They just released two more previews (3 out of the 4 tracks) Looks like this is going to be an amazing release.
Been meaning to write about these guys for a while. LBCK stands for Long Beach County Kids but the duo has quickly expanded their fanbase past their home state of California. Their style is what I would call hard disco. Always fun, funky, and constantly meandering into glitch/electro styles. In addition to a consistent flow of remixes they also know how to dish out the mixtape love. The wide range they cover leads to some less than elegant transitions but their selection is something special that I relate to whole-heartedly. I’d be down for these guys even if they didn’t make their own music. With that here are some tracks and a prayer for a full length LP.
Time Traveler was released in late May on Seclusiasis Records. Kastle aka Barrett Richards also produces under the electro alias B. Rich. The EP spans six tracks each featuring a variety of different styles. Listeners are kept in a strange limbo of dirty high energy and smooth grooviness. It’s hard to describe without just listing all the genres that you hear. The first time I heard “I know”, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to start a riot or sit back and light up (tried to do both but only succeeded at one). I’ve been feeling really jaded with the music I’ve been finding recently but that is now a distant distant problem. Time to digest this thing one more time.
I just peeped this and lost my shit. Starkey’s space traitor EP is coming out on his civil music label June 6th, and is looking heavy–still keeping his mediated stance between the purists and the bros, but his experimental attitude is getting refined into a deep, powerful vibe. Tracklist:
a1 – Lost in Space ft. Charli XCX
a2 – Cockroach
b1 – Sunlight
b2 – Street Rockers
5 – Bricks ft. Curly Castro
6 – Craters
7 – Starkbot Beats: Space Traitor Vol. 2 – Narration by Halfcast
8 – Lost in Space ft. Charli XCX (Innerpartysystem Remix)
9 – Lost in Space ft. Charli XCX (Om Unit Remix)
10 – Lost in Space ft. Charli XCX (Darling Farah Remix)
11 – Cockroach (Distal Remix)
12 – Sunlight (Monky Remix)
13 – Bricks ft. Curly Castro (The Elementz Remix)
UPDATE: although he just put out this teaser a week ago, the man seems to be at it again! Check out this deep signature starkey tune with some really unexpected turns.