Filed under: dub, FREE DOWNLOAD | Tags: dub, interchill, power salad, sunmox
Power Salad is the debut album from Melbourne based duo Sunmonx out now on Interchill
Records. Combining Opiuo’s renowned production style with Austero’s tasty guitar grooves, this refreshing sonic fusion weaves together threads from the worlds of blues, dub, funk and beyond. Lovers of bass music, glitch and all things electronica will find plenty to satisfy their cravings within the solid basslines, crisp production and the precision attention to the finest micro-details.
Sunmonx have kept themselves busy in the acoustic kitchen over the last 3 years, carefully combining their nutritious homegrown musical ingredients and perfecting their gourmet dub-infused recipes. Power Salad contains nothing but the freshest fruits of this labour, cultivated as the pair step beyond their self-released Rigiti EP, a 4-track teaser that caught the attention of Interchill Records and many other downbeat lovers around the world. Picking up where they left off, Sunmonx hit the studio with innovation in mind and set out to explore new dimensions of the electronica spectrum. They came up with an energizing album where progressive beats mingle with a prevailing thread of guitar, uniting this diverse palette of sounds and styles into a cohesive and delectable whole. Power Salad hits right on target and stays true to its title, serving up an organic blend of revitalizing tracks to set you on your way. Who’s hungry?
Filed under: dub, FREE DOWNLOAD, Reggae, soul | Tags: black seeds, dub, easy star records, reggae
If you love dub and live music you’ll love today’s free download. Check The Black Seeds website for their upcoming tour info.
New Zealand reggae-soul heavyweights The Black Seeds return with their highly-anticipated new studio album ‘Dust And Dirt’, set for release in North America on April 10th through the trailblazing label Easy Star Records. Dust And Dirt is the fifth studio album from the Wellington-based multi-platinum selling group whose unique brand of reggae-funk fusion has seen their fan base spread around the world in recent years. Easy Star will also be re-issuing The Black Seeds’ celebrated back catalog on the same day, with two of the titles (On The Sun and Into The Dojo) seeing their first-ever physical release on the continent.
Filed under: Music, Six Degrees Artist | Tags: 310, ambient, dub, jef stott, makyo, natacha atlas, nick drake, riverman
Natacha Atlas has one of the most distinctive and seductive voices in modern music. Although she is best known for her fusions of Middle Eastern, Western and Electronic styles, over a series of albums, she has shown herself to also be a sublime interpreter of well known songs from a variety of repertoires. Her latest acclaimed release, Mounqaliba contains what is perhaps her most inspired choice of cover songs: Nick Drake’s classic “Riverman”. Melding the undeniable power of her voice with lush strings, stately piano and subtle arabic percussion , Natacha and her producer/ arranger Samy Bishai re-imagine Drake’s composition in a unique and haunting way. On the “Riverman Remixes”, a group of electronica’s finest weave a series of beautiful, ambient remixes that respect Natacha’s interpretation while simultaneously charting fascinating new sonic courses for the song. Remixers include ambient texturalists 310, Global Electronica pioneer Makyo and Middle Eastern fusioneer Jef Stott.
2010 has been an epic year for modern dub maestro Guadi. His full length album, ‘No Prisoners’, and the follow up EP ‘Bad Boy Bass Remixes’ have been blowing up dancefloors and sound systems around the globe. One place where Guadi is truly unique in the dj world is within the dj booth during his performances, which become elevated by all the outboard gear and analogue effects he operates, including a theremin! Dig the new videos of recent performances below, and check him out live when you get the chance. He’ll be back in the U.S. at the end of the year to play select dates in California and Hawaii, including a New Years Eve show in San Francisco with Thievery Corporation, Balakan Beat Box and many more!
Filed under: dj mixes, FREE DOWNLOAD, Music | Tags: bastard jazz, downtempo, dub
Bastard Jazz is one of our favorite labels in any genre. They’re signature sound is defined by a love of electronic, dubby and organic dancefloor music that remains true to those styles but never becomes boring and cliche nor do they try and jump on every new electronic subgenre. They’ve been going strong for ten years now thanks to label co-founder DJ DRM’s open ears and aural discoveries, and they’re commitment to putting out vinyl in this day and age is applauded! Recent favorites include the 7″ ‘Center’s Groove’ record by DJ Center and remixed by Captain Planet, and now a sequel to the ‘Hear No Evil’ compilation. Check out the rest of their releases on their site and if you’re in D.C. for the Rally to Restore Sanity, Bastard Jazz will be playing the after party at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Nice One!
Filed under: Music, Six Degrees Artist | Tags: breaks, dub, gaudi, Six Degrees Records
Gaudi is celebrating the release of his brand new release Bad Boy Bass Remixes with some epic shows, if you’ve never heard him live he truly pushes the limits of an electronic show, bringing along a lot more than a bag of records. The video above was taken recently at the Vibe Bar in the UK, and it is indicative of the tone of the new album and the live/improv nature of his dj sets.
Filed under: Music, Six Degrees Artist | Tags: bossa, Céu, dub, Six Degrees Records
Filed under: FREE DOWNLOAD, Music, Six Degrees Artist | Tags: bass music, dub, gaudi, Six Degrees Records
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FREE DOWNLOAD – Gaudi – “No Time” – featuring Dr. Israel
Dunklebunt is a musician, producer and dj based out of Vienna. He crafts a very unique blend of jazzy electronic music that incorporates Eastern European and Balkan flavors with dub, dancehall and ragga vibes. When he is not djng or producing he also blends his own spices that you can mix with your coffee and tea, like I said he is unique. If you like the free sample track today, go check out the other Dunkelbunt albums that Piranha Musik has put out on vinyl and cd. You will not be disappointed!
Rena Jones is one of those artists who I have been discovering bit by bit, through a series of excellent tracks on various compilations. We recently connected on Facebook, resulting in her sending me her wonderful latest release, Indra’s Web. By combining the mournful sound of her cello with dubby electronics and full string arrangements featuring the New Millennium Orchestra, Rena has crafted an electronic record with a warm, organic heart. The title track which we are sharing with you today should give you a good idea of the pleasures that await you in the full release. By all means dig deeper into Indra’s Web as well as into Rena’s other releases, some of which feature beautiful smatterings of Indian instrumentation.