At times I find myself overwhelmed with all the swirling symbols that seem to dictate the movement of the world around me. This language, these numbers. The repetition of bass followed by snare, followed by bass, and again followed by a snare until ultimately it breaks with a crash!
It’s times like these that I find myself immersing in sound. There is great power listening. This ability to find freedom and relaxation through meditating with music has become an important part of my life, and I feel that those reading will probably agree.
The sample that UK soundsystem music creator Circula uses on this track speaks directly to this point. The infamous MF Doom can be heard saying…
You can hear it when you meditate in deep data… It’s the BEAT!
This beat is the rhythm of the universe. It’s the heart, the brain, and the breath. It’s what drives us to collect and create. This beat is the data with which we imagine. We are all attracted to rhythm in one form or fashion. We only differ in how we choose to tune our dials.
After you listen to Deep Data, check out the other tunes from Circula. This is easily some of the headiest garage / 2 step / techno (or whatever you want to call it) that I’ve heard.
Turn up and tune in!
This weekend at Rebar in Seattle, our good friends at People Music will be hosting the infamous founder of Stones Throw Records, Peanut Butter Wolf.
World famous for his exquisite beats and insatiable appetite for sniffing out MCs of magnetic lyrical potential, Peanut Butter Wolf could certainly be considered a “people’s champion.” With his label Stones Throw Records, PBW has brought together some of the best producers and lyricists hip hop has ever heard including Madlib, J Rocc, MF Doom, Madvillian, Guilty Simpson, Quasimoto, MED, Anika and J Dilla among others. If you’re interested in learning more, I encourage you to read the Stones Throw history, written by PBW himself here.
Since its inception in 2010, People Music has been responsible for some of the highest grade hip hop and electronic acts to come through North Coast Territory. Showcased artists include Eprom, Lorn, Mux Mool, Starkey, DJ Vadim, and Take to name a few.