Category archive: Beats

Freddie Joachim Leaves
19.09.14

A couple of days ago I quickly download Freddie Joachim‘s new “Leaves” EP. For some reason I just did not get around to giving it a proper listen. Until now.

Let’s not be too picky, for this project has been made available for free download by Mellow Orange. As we celebrate or dread the annual transition from Summer to Autumn, Freddie Joachim provides the perfect soundtrack. Nice little Kool and The Gang remake, but for us “Wait” is the winning track! Head on over to Freddie’s Bandcamp page to pick this one up for free and enjoy the last days of summer.

Chris McClenney Peace Visual Vibez Selfless
15.09.14

Chris McClenney is at it again. This time he ‘Selflessly’ donates the track “Peace” for Visual Vibez‘s non-profit project. Earlier today Chris announced his goal to move out to Los Angeles before July 15th next year. And I’m very sure young Chris McClenney will reach his goal for the world is his oyster.

Two weeks ago Singularis (aka Frank de Bruin) from the Netherlands dropped his track “Shadows“, which is also on the “Selfless” project. I wrote a nice piece on Okayfuture in case you would like to read more about that.

Please make sure you make a donation to support art & music. This time all proceeds go to Playing for Change Foundation.

darker than wax 10k compilation
15.09.14

Just got back from Barcelona, so sorry for a week without any posts. We left you with a free compilation and bring you another one, this time from Darker Than Wax.

The fellas from Singapore have been doing their thing for quite some time and to celebrate the fact they hit “10K” Facebook likes, they released a compilation (free of charge). The release features new music from Sh?m, Trian, Moods, Ka-Yu, Jaël, Kerem Akdag, Jasper Staal and many more.

Treat yourselves to some brand new beats and keep an eye out for Darker Than Wax in case you haven’t been doing so yet!

Stussy Soulection Compilation
05.09.14

Soulection and Stussy teamed up for a collaboration. They put together an exclusive ‘Soulection Tribe’ t-shirt as well as a compilation featuring what they feel is ‘The Sound of Tomorrow’ from their worldwide musical network.

The launch is today at at the Stussy La Brea location, so make sure you line-up for one of those t-shirts.  They will be limited and only sold on Friday at the La Brea store…first come, first served. Following the in-store, the official after party will take place at The Echoplex later tonight.

The compilation contains new heaters from Evil Needle, Sango, IAMNOBODI, Ta-Ku, Mr. Carmack, Jay Prince, Sivey, Esta, Jarreau Vandal, Sam Gellaitry and many more dope artists. Make sure you grab this one and pay whatever amount you seem fit.

Promnite Beats
04.09.14

Promnite is one of those new producers out of L.A. that we’re really feeling right now. Especially on this previously unreleased track he did together with Mr. Carmack, Mike Gao, Mike Parvizi & Paper Diamond.

At first listen some of you might ask yourself if this isn’t too rough, while others start bouncing no questions asked. Just wait for it though! At 01.23 those synths come swervin’ it and damn does it sound like magic when everything comes together. Nicely done and I’m starting to grow fond of these Cali collaborations by the way. Shout out to Promnite and Mike ‘Blonde Foreskin’ Gao. Keep ‘em coming fellas.

Stream this previously unreleased track below and follow Promnite on Soundcloud.

PYRMDPLAZA Foundry
01.09.14

We would like to introduce a British producer called PYRMDPLAZA. Since it’s the first day of September and we’re starting it fresh and all.

He’s signed with the French label LaRuche Records and very recently released the track “Foundry” via Soundcloud.  Bangin’ ass beat with a heavy dose of Funk to make it swing just the right way. Top it off with some heavy synths and you got the formula down to a science. Great song right here!

The label has been signing some interesting artists lately, so we’ve been keeping an eye on them from. You might want to check out PYRMDPLAZA’s free “Grateful” EP and the track “Games”, which was a contribution to LaRuche’s ‘Free Download Tracks’ series.

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.