Archive for the ‘Albums’ Category

In the pipeline for quite some time, and spurred on by the unique nature of the collaborative project in which Elite Force and Klaus Badult were commissioned to create a soundtrack for the PS3 game Motorstorm Apocalypse, the hype surrounding the Shockland album release has been huge, to say the least.


For those unfamiliar with the brilliance that is Dextro you now have the chance to get extremely intimate with his entire back catalogue, completely free of charge! This is essential listening for any and all that are partial to chill-out and ambient music. By far Dextro is one of my favourite chill-out/ambient producers. Similar in sound to Boards Of Canada, Dextro is the moniker of Scottish producer Ewan Mackenzie. Primarily he produces music that takes on influences from a broad-range of genre’s from rock, folk music, ambient and electronica and rolls them all into a ball of warm heart-felt beats. His production has an epic cinematic feel that begs for you to let your mind wander and dream. Words don’t really do his music justice.


A few weeks back Teebs released a limited edition hand-painted B-Sides counterpart of a selection of out-takes and remixes from Ardour. Only 150 were made and they sold out in under a day. For those that were unlucky enough to miss out on securing one you’ll be happy to know that Teebs has now made available a previously unreleased CDR from 2009. Similar in vein to the B-Sides release, the unnamed 2009 CDR contains a total of 10 tracks containing a selection of unreleased pieces and alternate versions of music that didn’t originally make the cut for Ardour or the B-Sides.


DnB holds a special place in my heart. A genre I’ve been playing and listening to for quite some time now, Im always on the look-out for quality DnB in all forms and styles. Personally I’ve found alot of current DnB has been sounding quite stale, and my current intake has dwindled somewhat. I suppose one might say im not looking hard enough, which is probably true… but honestly it really hasn’t pricked my ears. A lot of stuff being released on Beatport and other digital retailers has started to sound really washed out and begun to follow a tried and tested structure. So needless to say I was quite surprised to find a 46 track compilation full of quality DnB (and some dubstep) available for free download. At first I was quite skeptical, thinking that the production levels would be low and shoddy, but upon my first listen i was instantly set back – this shit is tight!


The infamous mash-up artist Girl Talk has just released his latest album for FREE! Dropped earlier this morning the server in which it was hosted has been inundated with download requests from fans across the globe. The minute I found out it was available I was straight over to the website feverishly refreshing in the […]


A few weeks back I received an email from a producer named 22tape. Having come across the blog, he was in the midst of doing some self-promo for an upcoming EP release of his – MosaicChangeTone. Included was a link to download said EP. Summed up in the email, he described the release as “downbeat vinylistic hip hop with a smidge of glitch” – instantly I was intrigued.

I really enjoy being confronted with music that I have no previous knowledge of. Needless to say I jumped at the chance of being offered up some fresh beats from a producer Id never heard of. When your offered up new music like that you have no expectations. There’s nothing previous to judge your listening on – you’re mind is open and the music is able to do it’s work as intended. And work the music did.


Pretty Lights new label has just dropped and has offered up it’s first release. In usual PL fashion they’re releasing the album in the same way as which PL’s previous albums have been released: free high quality digital download with a donate feature for those that enjoy the music.


Glitch-Hop is on the menu. It’s all iv been listening to lately. Iv been on a bit of a hiatus from other music. Ever find how you sway from genre to genre? One month you might be totally obsessed with a particular sound and that’ll be the only thing you listen to for weeks on end, and then as fast as it begun, it’ll stop and you’ll find it all sounding really stale? Well, over the past few months iv been on the glitch train, and I can’t see it sounding stale any time soon.


The musical bombardment over the past few weeks has been out of control! With so many mix sets and free downloads hitting my desktop, Iv hardly even gotten the chance to listen to it all, let alone drop blog posts on everything. So I thought id do a summary of some of the more noteworthy stoof that’s been rocking my “casbah”. Read on for a smathering of freely downloadable music that I’ve deemed: “not shit”.


Don’t you love it when you come across new music? An artist or simply just the one track that really makes you smile. With the digital formats taking front and centre and the ease at which an artist can now get a track out, electronic music has in my opinion, started to become a little […]