Category archive: Beats

29.08.14

We at Moovmnt have been a big fan of Mono/Poly from day one. His “Paramatma” album on Tasteful Licks was a breath of fresh air really and when he dropped “Needs Deodorant” that was on the “Manifestations” EP the year after…wow!

Since then it seems to have been an endless wait really. Many year later Mono/Poly finally releases his debut full-lenght album, entitled “Golden Skies“, on Brainfeeder. Now many seem to be blown away by this beat-driven cosmic soundscape he likes to describe as ‘electronic-classical-alchemy music’. Personally I’m not that keen on it. It wasn’t until the very last track that a smile appeared on my face. I’d almost given up hope and wanted to push the delete button. If it wasn’t for Thundercat joining him on the last track “Gamma”…thank god. For those interested you can get your LP at the Ninja Tune shop or travel the road often traveled and get it on iTunes.

Dagmxy Asa Marina
24.08.14

Dagmxy is an international trio of producers consisting of DOC Mastermind from Paris, Axion117 from Toshigi (Japan) and Go yama from San Diego.

They all met in 2012 on the Internet, when they were workin on the same label at that time. Last year Dagmxy decided to work on an album together, so they combined forces and created a concept album. The project got side-tracked when one of the producers had complications with his laptop, but after all this time it’s finished. The title of the album is “Asa” and it will be released on Expansions Collective September 3rd. Get your pre-orders here now.

Enjoy an exclusive premiere of the track “Marina” and find out where the title of this project is derived from.

Asa (朝) 
noun 
1. The first part or period of the day, extending from dawn, or from midnight, to noon. 
2. The beginning of day; dawn: sunrise: east to west 
3. The first or early period of anything; beginning: the morning of life. 

Seven Davis Jr Charms Road Kill Vol. 4
19.08.14

Los Angeles-based producer Seven Davis Jr slaps a slab of filthy Funk right in your face with his latest track “Charms” of the 4th volume in the Hit+Run “Road Kill” series. Dope uptempo instrumental that reminds me a little of some old AFTA-1 stuff.

The compilation album contains 27 exclusive and unreleased song from producers from all over the world. They represent Brainfeeder, Leaving Records, Ninja Tune, Alpha Pup and many more.

“Road Kill” vol. 4 will be released on September 1st and is already available for pre-order. Oh and the digital version on the album contains a non-cd bonus track from MNDSGN.

Galimatias Ocean Floor Kisses
12.08.14

Galimatias from Denmark has been one of those producers, who I’ve actually stalked to see what’s up with his upcoming project.

He told me quite recently that he is working on finishing a new EP with a female vocalist. And most likely “Ocean Floor Kisses” is the first track of this soon to be released EP. Wonderland chords on some Final Fantasy ish and Alina Baraz‘s vocals chopped to bits. Marvelous groove and just imagine how incredible the rest of this EP is going to sound.

More info soon, but for now just follow Galimatias on Soundcloud and share with your friends.

Nehzuil CyberCrush Youtellme
08.08.14

Youtellme is a fresh label from London, who are about discovering new music from the far corners of the internet. Nehzuil is one of those discoveries!

They are about to present a nine track compilation album of electronic ingenuity entitled “Youtellme” Vol. 1. Included artists have already been supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1, XLR8R, Thump, Earmilk, Diplo and of course Moovmnt.

When we heard Nehzuil ‘s track “CyberCrush“, we knew this was something we wanted to premiere. So this entire weekend you can stream and savor Nehzuil’s new invention exclusively on our site. To purchase please visit iTunes or if you’re into streaming services try Spotify.

photay astro nautico
04.08.14

Photay aka Evan Shornstein is a producer hailing from Woodstock, NY.  His artist name is a nickname he picked up while studying music in West Africa. The local African kids would point at him and his American friends and started yelling “PHOTAY, PHOTAY, PHOTAY!”. At first he had no clue what the word meant, but he later found out that it means white person in the native dialect of Guinea.

During his six month stay in Guinea, Evan not only picked up his artist name. He also learned how to play Djembe (hand drum) and Balafon (marimba-esq instrument). Now there’s two singles online, “Reconstruct” featuring Seafloor and “No Sass” (available for free download). These will give you a good impression of the music Evan makes, but make sure you visit his Soundcloud page for more music. His upcoming self-titled album will be out August 26th on Astro Nautico.

Gem Drops Four
29.07.14

Portland record label Dropping Gems releases the latest installment of their compilation series “Gem Drops Four“.

Their take on electronic music is an interesting one. For they are known to highlight stirring off grid music, rather then go for what is a safe choice. For Gem Drops Four they assembled twenty one tracks from artists like Devonwho, Free The Robots, Pixelord, but also from label family Gouda Hoop and Shawn Don. Devonwho‘s track “Sunder” is an instant win and obvious pick for us.

The official release is today and the compilation is available digitally and on limited edition cassette tape.

Summer In Jakarta IAMNOBODI Brothers
28.07.14

IAMNOBODI‘s “Brothers” was given to us to premiere and it is with pleasure that we tell you to clean your ears and open up those earholes. The track goes from rather ominous to straight Cali vibin’. By the way the homey almost has 50k followers on Soundcloud, so we’d like to congratulate him in advance!

Technically it’s far from “Summer In Jakarta” at the moment, but who cares? The good people over at Jakarta Records have made a collection of previously unreleased music for us. Artists such as 20Syl, Ta-ku, IAMNOBODI, Mura Masa, Suff Daddy, FloFilz, Guts and many others are featured on this action packed compilation.

FYI…the Summer In Jakarta compilation will be available as a free download. Selected retailers will have a free cassette tapes and a super limited vinyl version was pressed up too. The wax will not be for sale, but will only be given away. So stay tuned..

Hobo Truffles Presents Ode To Delia Melodiesinfonie
21.07.14

Hobo Truffles is a worldwide producer collective and netlabel founded by Robot Orchestra and Shuffle Jack.

With their latest “Ode To Delia” compilation they pay tribute to Delia Derbyshire and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. In addition to the sampling aspect, they incorporated the Radiophonic Workshop’s overall approach towards creating and manipulating sounds. In the late 1950′s the members Radiophonic workshop crafted beautiful futuristic sounds with the use of tape-recorders, by cutting up individual notes and manipulating the sounds in various ways. Laying the foundation for rudimentary sampling techniques with very limited equipment.

Melodiesinfonie from Zurich drops the winning track “Galactic Wellness“, but please be sure to check out the rest of the free downloadable compilation as well! Ain’t nothing wrong with a batch of laid back beats to max out to.

visual vibez selfless esta diversa
18.07.14

Visual Vibez is a collective of volunteers who are passionate about impacting communities through art, music and spreading love. Their “Selfless” initiative gets support from Esta and most recently Diversa also donated a track to support the non-profit MusicianCorps!

Selfless is a month long campaign where independent musicians donate their music to support an art/music based non-profit or charity. Though the songs are free to download, it seems only fair that you donate so that the gift of music can be taught to a new generation of kids. Whip out your credit card and start showing some serious love for another great Visual Vibez action!