Category archive: Electronica

flume george maple that look
20.10.14

Young Flume is a local Sydney producer that has been blowing out of proportions lately. His music has found my ears before, but thanks to his new track “That Look” featuring George Maple I concluded it was time for me to write a little something on here.

Flume got his first taste for producing at the early age of 13 thanks to a music production program that came with a box of cereal. It began Flume’s obsession with all things synthetic and started his addiction for plug-ins, sample packs & vintage analogue hardware.

He has done remixes and productions for Chet Faker, Ta-Ku and Seekae. Flume even asked rapper Freddie Gibbs to feature on the Flume Deluxe Edition.

Dorian Concept Trophies Joined Ends
15.10.14

You’ve all heard Dorian Concept‘s “Draft Culture” (or at least most of you have) and let me tell you we have been waiting for “Joined Ends” to release for a while.

Thank god it’s almost out and the release date, 20 October, is near. Ninja Tune has been releasing some awesome albums lately and this Thursday they are going to tear down OT301 during Amsterdam Dance Event 2014 with Martyn, Actress and Seven Davis Jr. Luck has it we are giving away 2 tickets right here, today!

We have a sneak preview of one of our favorite tracks, “Trophies“, of Dorian Concept’s album that we wanted to share with you. Let’s keep this on the low.

Tennyson With You
14.10.14

Hello world, meet young Luke Tennyson and Tess Pretty, who together form the electronic duo Tennyson from Edmonton Canada.

They started making music a few years ago and we kept an eye on them for the past few months. Their newest single “With You” seemed like a damn good reason to introduce Tennyson. The tagline for this song reads ‘maybe it’s better to forget where you’re going and end up lost in a place you never expected you’d want to be lost in’. And on that note we leave you to discover these magical melodies for yourself. Playful and bubbly are two words that pop into our head. That mixed with a video game kind of mood is a win.

Pre-order their 7-inch right here if you would like to own this song plus the flip side “Lay-By“.

Flying Lotus You're Dead!
06.10.14

It will not have gone unnoticed. Flying Lotus his new album “You’re Dead!” can now be streamed on FlyLo’s website (sign up.

Perhaps his most DMT-influenced album as of yet. Kind of Alice in Wonderland-ish and personally I would’ve found the title ‘Descent Into Madness’ more fitting. Drop some acid and float down the rabit hole my friend! He describes the album himself as ‘a psychedelic death trip’.

Coming out tomorrow on Warp Records, this might be one of the most highly anticipated albums this year. Flying Lotus and Thundercat really get into it together and it almost sounds like a jazz jam session at times. We picked out the most down to earth track “Eyes Above” for you to enjoy.

Machinedrum Vapor City Archives Ninja Tune
23.09.14

Machinedrum is one of the most versatile producers I’ve heard in the world of electronic music. And the best part is that he constantly keeps evolving his sound.

Gotta give huge props to sir Travis Stewart for his brand new single “Only 1 Way 2 Know” of his forthcoming album “Vapor City Archives“. Constructed around his vision of an imaginary city with fully-realized districts, the year-long Vapor City project was founded upon Machinedrum’s critically acclaimed sam-titled album. This final installment sees the Machinedrum deliver 10 brand new, exclusive productions breaking all barriers of electronic music.

November 14th is day Machinedrum’s new album will release, so till then purchase the single and pre-order some 2xLP vinyl as you desire in the Ninja Tune shop.

SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land
22.09.14

SBTRKT‘s sophomore album “Wonder Where We Land” is one of those highly anticipated albums. It’s due to come out tomorrow, but quite honestly it’s not half as good as his self-titled debut album.

Of course “Temporary View” featuring Sampha is a killer track, but that’s about it. Couple of features from the likes of Jessie Ware, Raury and Ezra Koenig. Sadly not really our cup of tea I’m afraid. We did however manage to find one track that stood out and we thought it was well worth the mention. Enjoy “Everybody Knows” and do check out the album releasing on Young Turks for yourself. Who knows it might be right up your alley.

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.

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. 

Submotion Orchestra 2L84U
18.08.14

Submotion Orchestra is a 7 piece band from the United Kingdom. For those that don’t know, they play a fusion of bass heavy Electronica, Jazz and Soul music and a whole lot more. And they play it quite well.

They’ve received worldwide recognition and have played festivals around the world. Following their previous two albums, Finest Hour and Fragments, Submotion Orchestra return with “Alium“, which will be released on Counter Records on November 3rd.

The album was written over two years in the remote Welsh countryside and miss Ruby Wood’s vocals sound nothing short from angelic. On the song “2L84U” she simply sounds amazing and more good news. It’s a free download! Pre-orders are available (2xLP vinyl, CD & MP3) via Ninja Tune for you early birds.