Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Music & Boredom

As the title states; music and boredom - this is my life at the moment.

I am someone who is in-golfed within music from my day to day life; weather it be making it, listening to it, promoting it, talking about it (you get the idea). It becomes hard to take yourself away from that life.

Most of my friends are musical in one respect or another; they all DJ's, in bands, singers, song writers, club night/event promoters or label owners, one could say its my life (even if I don't want it to be).

I have been on a journey in the past few months to get away from that, I haven't started to write a tune in months; not turned on the Ipod or clicked on a youtube link in weeks and yet; no matter when I hear music in passing somewhere, I associate it with boredom.

My question/thought is that; can you have a hobby, which is your passion, some-what career and is something you find it hard to not be involved in,  in your day to day life?

Friday, 9 March 2012

Tunes of 2012 so far

2012 has seen a huge shift in what is working in the clubs from the end of the past year the boiling point of UK dance music went from Tearout, aggressive Dubstep, Electro and Drum and Bass to low end bass lines scaped  around the 130ish mark;

I guess you could say that House music has boomed again.

But this isn't cheese vocals coupled with the most radio-friendly backing track; its something more sinister - something more underground and dark.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Pistonsbeneath - 24th Century EP

As we step into 2012 we present the 24th Century EP from South London based Pistonsbeneath who has been quietly crafting his sound, locked away in the studio for almost 2 years. Elusive as a producer for quite some time with only a handful of DJs receiving his dubs, Jon has been influenced by the South London scene from its early days and remains an avid vinyl collector across all genres, clearly providing him with a great many influences. Now we unveil his debut, running seven tracks long, this is truly a journey into the Pistonsbeneath sound…

The intro of Present Knowledge begins the journey with suspenseful stabs and coupled with a brooding bassline creates a rugged halfstepper.
Dreamy ethereal FX, shuddering bass and subtle off beat underlying percussive elements in the second track brings a surefire banger, designed to cause the Mind to Resonate!!

Blue Jaunte combines a rolling tribal drum break with a mysterious, almost oriental cyber punk atmosphere which spawn a pulsating sub bass monster ready to rattle systems…

The shuffle and click of Luminous Body‘s intro transforms into a surging wave of deep bass and sparkling outer space FX that pushes this track forwards. Moving into the track from which the EP takes its name, Psychic 24th Century begins with a stabbing robotic drone and drops down into an eerie trembling roller.

Unspeakable creeps out from a haunting intro and vocal stab and evolves into a low-end stomper with mechanical bass sounds colliding in the 2nd drop. Seven Years has a supernatural discord in its atmosphere as well as truly nasty growling, snarling scraping bass and reinforces Pistons’ sonically mutated bass at its core bringing the EP to a close…

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

JustAnotherAlias - An Introduction [Free EP]

JustAnotherAlias is an alias of Dubstep producer Legend4ry; 
exploring music in its most conceptional form, focusing in fusing life between the old and the new bringing eclectic blend of organic and electronic music.

"An Introduction" is an EP spawned from a failed attempt of writing an album for February Album Writing Month (http://fawm.org/ ) - while the album never got complete some of the tracks were still worked on to the point where it only seemed logical to use these as an introduction of JustAnotherAlias onto the world.

With use of the audio pool of sounds free to use via the Creative Commons license; this EP is vocalized by some of the best vocalists you've probably never heard of before.

Single Downloads/Streaming

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Monday, 5 September 2011

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Julio Bashmore appreciation.

I have been absolutely obsessed with this guy for quite a while now! Heres what his bio has to say about him:

"It might seem counterintuitive for a producer to detach themselves from one of the planet's most thriving music scenes, but in the case of Julio Bashmore, that's exactly what he did growing up in bass music hotbed, Bristol. You see, Julio's first love is house music. And operating just on the peripheries of the city's scene has allowed him to quietly cultivate a take on the genre unlike any other.

Julio may have appeared to burst on to the scene in late 2009, but the lead up to the Julio Bashmore EP for Claude VonStroke's highly influential Dirtybird label was essentially a lifetime in the making. Siphoning the tastes of his older brothers through hip-hop cassettes, Julio's interest in electronic music began in earnest after hearing Daft Punk's "Da Funk", which was handily around the time that turntables arrived in the house via his elder sibling. There was something Julio warmed to in the typically French approach Daft Punk and Cassius took to house music composition, and his earliest vinyl purchases reflected this. Aged 14, a battered old PC and a copy of Reason became Julio's very first 'instruments.' He later experimented with synthesizers and guitars, playing in bands for a brief period, but by the time he was old enough to experience club culture firsthand, Julio had made the realisation that DJing was the true vehicle in which to deliver his music."

Friday, 2 September 2011

Introducing: GKO!

GKO is a South East London resident with a highly unique sound.

Mixing Dub, Reggae and G-Funk (with inspirations more broad than that) he brings exciting music to a genre which has seen better days when it comes to originality.

gko - Sprinkler by Gko