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Tony Goods – That’s Paper

Tony Goods has definitely been putting in work when it comes to his music.  His new track, That’s Paper, has been getting some heavy play throughout his parties the last couple months, and now it is time for the rest of the world to hear this club banger.  I don’t know where to begin trying to categorize That’s Paper…all I can say is…it SMACKS. Hard. Japanese label, Proper Pedigree Collective must be super stoked to be releasing such an original sounding, high energy track, from Tony Goods.  You can catch Tony Goods live every Thursday night at See Sound Lounge in Belltown, Seattle.  Enjoy this one!

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2NUTZ – Bi-Tetral-Inadvertancies – Muti Music

COLORODO STAND UP! There is never a lack of  funky glitch driven sounds sounds being blasted from the great Rocky Mountains into the world, and this new group named 2NUTZ proves just that.  Being made up of glitch commanders kLL sMTH and Atomic Reactor, they have taken the sound of the future to a whole new level.  2NUTZ will launch you to a new planet who’s inhabitants live in a spacious atmospheric environment and survive solely on low end frequencies and roaring synth lines played by the most creative minds in the galaxy.  With Muti Music behind this West Coast power duo, 2NUTZ is only getting a started on a project that will blossom into one of your favorite glitch-hop groups to date.

”My sole mission in life is to keep your ears listening, your brain thinking, your
hearts radiating, and most of all, your booty shakin” and making music that is; “glitch-hop,
dubstoops, lazer-crunk, future love, all things in between and throughout.” – kLL sMTH

Take a few minutes and prepare for your Bi-Tetral Inadvertancies experience.

2NUTZ

MUTI MUSIC

Murlo – Quartz EP

The LWP004 Release off of Low Up Records is a great EP to say the least. This London Based producer, has put together a nice, smooth set of club tunes that have a very melodic feel. All of the percussion throughout the EP is crisp and clean, with elements of both electronic and organics within them.

The ethnic vibes on the track entitled “Prism” really come through clearly with the eastern sounding melody, as well as what sounds like some sort of asian horn or flute. The title track for the EP – “Quartz”, its a very interesting tune. It starts off very minimalistic, but in a good way. The strange vocal sample bounces around until the track breaks down into the nice lead which was introduced in the beginning. The dimension that the producer has placed behind the synth line creates such a full feel. As it moves forward it builds with moving sounds and interesting synth lines as well. It ends up feeling very full with different instrumentation and leaves you wanting to get on the dance floor.

My personal favorite is the track “Soundboy”. This one is sooo smooth. That vocal sample is so sick, straight up. The sample teamed with that synth stab, drops the song seamlessly into another dancey club anthem. It’s definitely the highlight of the album for me, and the EP as a whole is a winner.

It’s nice to hear original vibes as always, and Murlo has delivered exactly that. Check the tunes below and go support Murlo and Low Up Recs by grabbing this EP if you get down with it too!

 

niceFingers – Intercontinental Beat Collection

Intercontinential Beat Collection - niceFingers

What are we supposed to do with all this great music!? I mean seriously, there have been more extraordinary musicians surfacing this year than ever.

Once again, here we have some stellar synth work by a pair of intergalactic sound boys with roots in our home land of Ohio. I met Nick Waterhouse and Dave Schneider of niceFingers while in school in Columbus. It was just a few years ago that they were beginning to get their fingers dirty while bouncing around town getting into what the ColumBASS scene had to offer. As their fingers grew and danced to the rhythm of their beating eardrums, Nick and Dave went their separate ways to collect inspiration from the far reaching corners of the globe. With one man in China and the other in LA, niceFingers stretched their imaginations skyward to create a symphony of satellite traded synthetic sound.

This is Intercontinental Beat Connection. The album is available via BandCamp for a suggested donation of ONE MILLION DOLLARS! But you know, pay what you will. 

niceFingers SoundCloud

niceFingers BandCamp [FREE DL!]

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And this is just the beginning. Stay tuned for another big album from this now reunited pair of killer creators set for release later this year.

Intelepaths – Neon Arrows EP

July is upon us.  In the year of the dragon, us Americans will be celebrating the 236th year of our independence as a country on July 4th.  Along with all the days off work, proud emotions, arguably some of the most epic BBQ’s world-wide, and an incomparable amount of fireworks going off nation wide, the 4th of July is known to many as a reason to throw the most outlandish parties imaginable.  This year there is a special treat for the bass music community not only in the United States, but around the world…

On Tuesday, July 3rd, Intelepaths will be releasing their debut EP, entitled Neon Arrows, through Critical Beats.  Made up of Ill-esha, and Unlimited Gravity (aka two of the West coasts most well known glitchy/dubby/hip-hoppy/all-around-awesome artists around), Intelepaths is a brand new project and a brand new name, constructed of two bass music veterans.  Both Unlimited Gravity and Ill-esha have a very steady and enthusiastic following which seems to have already launched this project into the “sucessful” realm of things.  Upon hearing about the beginning of Intelepaths from Ill-esha herself a couple months ago, I was immediately intrigued by the sound that these two would produce together and had a feeling it may be a sound unheard before.

“2 people doing live singing, rapping, looping…we both produce” was what I was told.  And that is exactly what has been delivered…and a whole lot more…

Made up of 5 songs, Neon Arrows is an INCREDIBLY different take on what you’ve been hearing in glitch-hop.  Combing their beautiful harmonized voices, over top beatbox recordings, over the funkiest of bass lines, backed by the thickest, crispiest drums, and topped off with an orchestral ambiance,  Intelepaths have crafted a sound that they can genuinely call their own.

You all heard the preview of what was on the way with Intelepath’s cover of Adina Howard’s Freak Like Me.  I don’t doubt that this will be one of the most sought after releases from Critical Beats this year.  In TWO days you’re able to get your copy of Intelepaths debut EP Neon Arrows to properly set off your 4th of July with the fireworks of their sound.

Until then…enjoy the previews!

Intelepaths on SoundCloud

Intelepaths Facebook

Critical Beats

 (CRITICAL BEATS HAS AN INCREDIBLE PROJECT GOING! LEARN ABOUT THEM AND SUPPORT THEM!)

The Stone Collection Of Tim & Puma Mimi

Tim and Puma Mimi are QUITE an interesting duo.  Their glitchy, electro, pop, hip-hopish music is just about as positive, fun to dance to, and original as music gets these days.  Today marks the day of their latest release The Stone Collection Of Tim & Puma Mimi.  What really caught my eye about these two is the story behind all their music.  Let me sum this up for you real quick…Listen while you read!

Hailing from Zurich, Switzerland, and Tokyo, Japan, Tim and Mimi started off as school mates at university in Utrecht, Netherlands, met at an old-school santa party, went on a three week music making binge, said a sad goodbye due to Mimi having to return to Japan, released four tracks onto the ever so intricately woven world wide web, which then made their way into ears in every part of the earth.  From here they continued to shock the followers they already had, and pick up new ones with ease through playing a live show together through…skype?  Yes.  Skype concerts.  Mimi would sing live in her kitchen over a webcam and Tim would have a party set up somewhere in the Europe.  People loved it…and so this was their most familiar and recognized form of musical connection for three whole years.  Now…Here is the best part of the story! In 2011, after 8 years of having known each other, they got married, and are now are releasing their latest full length album, in the year of the dragon, through Mouthwatering Records, an independent record label from Bern, Switzerland.  SO much work has gone into this album, years of sweat and smiles, practice, and….web cams.  Below is a list of all the tracks and the source of inspiration for each song.  Enjoy!

1. Acchi Kocchi
Our friends, Tokyo based band YMCK, inspired us to produce this song. They developed a plug-in (free to download
on the net), producing 8-bit sounds. However, the hi-hat is still Mimi’s “tch”.

2. Surrealism
Inspired by Mimi’s small flat in Shinagawa, Tokyo. 1DK = One Dining Kitchen Apartment

3. Ohayo Baby
Dedicated to Tamaki Takanaga, the newly born Baby of their best friends in Tokyo. For her birthday, they built a little
monster puppet with an mp3-player in it.

4. High 5 Low 5
Inspired by the mood of Tim and Mimi, up and down. Tibetan bells and a wooden flute from Tim’s grandfather.

5. Spiderweb
Inspired by Pastor Leumund’s instruments in Berlin, an old piano and a keyboard that makes funky beats.

6. Tamago
Töbi Tobler: Hackbrett (dulcimer). Tim’s first record he got from his parents was “Töbi Tobler”. He loved it! 25 years
later he asked Töbi, whether he can record him.
Text is inspired by Hans Arp and heavy summer rain.

7. Tigerbalm
Töbi Tobler: Hackbrett (dulcimer), Tim: Flute

8. Belleville Rendez-Vous
Cover song from the crazy animation movie: “Triplettes de Belleville”.

9. Shinjuku
Inspired by the Tokyo train ring tone. Each subway station in Tokio has its own melody, ringing each time, when a
train enters or leaves the station.

10. Green Blood Circulation
Inspired by the Tokyo train ring tone

11. Q-cumber
Song of the electronic cucumber. (Yes the electronic sounds comes from the cucumber!)
Watch Cucumber performance here: http://youtu.be/-yKnoKfX6x0

12. Musik Business feat. Zebra Baby
Inspired by IFPI Switzerland (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).
Currently there are investigations running, on whether the IFPI has adulterated the Swiss charts. As guest rapper
on this track: Zebra Baby (Char Johnson + Ali Ramos) from New York.

13. Toryanse
Inspired by the traffic light ring tone in Kyoto. It’s an old Japanese folk song, that is played when the traffic light
changes to green. It’s about crossing borders.Mimi sings the song with a Casio VL-1

TIM & PUMA MIMI ON FACEBOOK

TIM & PUMA MIMI OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Also, Don’t miss this epic music video for their song High 5 Low 5!

R.A.D. – “Make It Funky”

Can’t believe this producer doesn’t have more people following his soundcloud. I don’t have any info on this artist, and can’t really find any on the web other than that they’re from the UK. Go follow them here if you feel inclined, and show support for this awesome musician. Check out this sick wobbly tune they just put out last month, what a nice pattern!

Self Help presents : Clusterfunk part DEUX

Self Help has broken down all barriers of the genre limit often times associated with DJ’s in today’s electronic music scene with his new mix Clusterfunk Part Deux.  Take a listen for yourself. The mixing is incredible and the tracklist leaves me a little dumbfounded at its diverse selection of dj’s from about every corner of the globe.   No matter what type of bass music you crave the most, Clusterfunk Part Deux will fill that void in your life.

Tracklist:
Antiserum & Ill Esha – Zephyr (Dub Police)
Metronomy – The Look (Because Music)
Darkel – Brighton Sun (Self Released)
Cassius – I Love You So (Skreams Made Zdar Feel Like He Was 20 Again Remix) (Ed Banger)
araabMUZIK – Streetz Tonight (Duke Productions)
Rustie – Surph (Warp)
SBTRKT – WIldfire (Paper Diamond remix) (Young Turks)
Don Diablo ft. Dragonette – Animale (Datsik remix) (Sellout Sessions, Cr2, Chrysalis)
Big Sean – Dance/A$$ (acapella) (Def Jam)
Hot PInk Delorean – Club Crashers (Caligula remix) (Overthrow)
Camu Tao (R.I.P.) – When You’re Going Down (Fat Possum)
Self Help – Nearby Hidden Planets (unreleased)
Hears Kra-Z – How Tall Are You? (prod. by Self Help) (unreleased)
Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Juan Loco (Rubyworks)
Major Lazer – Hold the Line (DJ Sega remix) (Mad Decent)
Mims – Move (If You Wanna) (Capitol)
Loyal Divide – Vision Vision (Self Help’s 808s & Cartoons edit) (Kilo)
Big Tuck ft. Gucci Mane – Not a Stain On Me (acapella) (Universal)
Self Help – Mind Set on You, Money (GoDieKid)
Mariah Carey – Always Be My Baby (Columbia)
The Kills – URA Fever (Domino)
Hudson Mohawke – Cbat (Warp)
Alleyes Manifest – Burgers in Paradise (prod. by Self Help) (Crew932)
Tennis – Marathon (Underwater Peoples)
David Banner ft. Lil Flip – Like a Pimp (Munchi remix) (Universal)
Cults – Go Outside (glockenspiel) (self-released)
James Blake – Limit to Your Love (dj self help crunkdub remix) (Atlas Recordings)
Young Jeezy ft. Plies – Lose My Mind (Def Jam)
Self Help – Bumpy Flubnubber (unreleased)
Juj – Mbira Spirit (Huhwhatwhere)
Jorge Ben – Umbabarauma (Philips)
Young Montana? – Sacre Cool (Alpha Pup)
When Saints Go Machine – Parix (Self Help’s Moombahtown Bootleg) (!K7)
Phantogram – Don’t Move (Barsuk)
Will Bailey ft. Rico Moombah – Hit The Club (Moombahton re-edit) (Simma)
Gardens & Villa – Black Hills (Secretly Canadian)
Wale ft. Big Sean – Slight Work (Warner Bros)
Vampire Weekend – Horchata (Christian TV remix) (Universal Music Group)
Way Yes – Ties (Self Help Moombatwee remix) (Lefse)
Teeth – Flowers (Gross Magic Remix) (Moshi Moshi)
Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Lockah remix) (Stranger)
Aeroplane – Without Lies (Black Van remix) (Eskimo)
Freeze Tag – Tidal Wave (Field Day Recordings)
Matt and Kim – Cameras (Gucci Vump remix) (Fader Label)
Cut Copy – I Need You Now (Gavin Russom remix) (Modular)
Bibio – Lovers’ Carvings (Self Help Disco House remix) (Warp)
Gramophonedzie – Brazilian (Nocturnal Music)
The Generationals – When They Fight, They Fight (Park The Van)
Laberge – Just A Sign (Self Released)
Jodeci – Freek ‘N You (MK dub) (Uptown/MCA)
Brenmar – Taking it Down (Discobelle)
Treasure Fingers – It’s Love (Defected Records)
5kin & Bones ft. YG – Stomp (Cedaa remix)
Jamie XX – Far Nearer (Foamo remix) (Numbers)
tUnE-yArDs – Bizness (Self Help’s Electrofacemelt remix) (4AD)
Crookers and Savage Skulls – Bust ‘Em Up (Southern Fried)
Feed Me – Grand Theft Ecstacy (Mau5trap)
Jungle Jim Slim – Pussy On a Pedestal (self released)
Will Bailey – Hit The Club (Hot Mouth remix) (Simma)
Fellow – Come In (self released)
Bingo Players – When I Dip (Spinnin’)
Canblaster – Kapongo Dance (Dooze Jackers remix) (Moveltraxx)
Self Help – This is an Emergency (Dance or Die)
Ducktails – Killin’ the Vibe (New Images)

Randomer – “Stalker”

Coming at you HEAVY with this one. Randomer, the London based garage producer,  has created this song “Stalker” to get your bead bobbin’ and your feet stompin’. I honestly don’t even know how to categorize this track under a genre. Maybe…UK heavy garage house? Anyhow check out this deep, absolutely massive tune, brand new from Randomer.