Category archive: Electronica

Sir OJ Directions Cody Chestnut Jarreau Vandal Remix
21.02.15

I remember Sir OJ being one of the most promising Dutch producers in the game. Together with guys like FS Green and Full Crate they had the Internet goin’ nutz.

Now many years and many new music trends later, we find Joris on that Electronic music tip. His previous single wasn’t really our thing to be honest, but on his latest endeavor “Directions“, he calls in the help of Cody Chestnut. More importantly Jarreau Vandal is on the remix duty and let me tell you it sounds outlandishly good and really reeks of originality. The kid has been blowing our minds lately and here’s one Soulection member who is not standing still, but moving forward, sideways and upwards all at the same time.

Tonight we’ll be checking out Jarreau at the Soulection night at Voyage Amsterdam at the Melkweg. Esta, Sam Gellaitry, Evil Needle and the Whooligan will be showing their skills, so come all.

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ToolBox Miki Rose U&I
14.02.15

Good morning to all you lovers and haters. Rejoice on Valentine’s Day 2015 and receive this blessed gift!

Belgian producer ToolBox has been on our radar for quite some years now and when we heard he was working on something fresh and funky, we suggested he teamed up with the wonderful Miki Rose from Los Angeles. It took a little while, but all the pieces fell into place. We figured “U&I” would make the perfect Valentine’s gift from us to you. Even if it’s not a love story perse.

For those who are not familiar with ToolBox or Miki Rose, make sure you grab a free download and get hip to both. Miki is working on her debut solo EP, which is scheduled to drop on Darker Than Wax.

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Moglebaum Ozean Cosmonostro
10.02.15

Moglebaum started as a one-man-project some years ago by twenty-two-year-old producer and Jazz pianist Simon Ebener-Holschera. At this moment in time the band consists of five musicians all hailing from Germany.

The name Moglebaum has its origin in the Japanese anime Pokémon, which depicts their fascination for fantasy realms. Their music can best be described as beat-based electronic music mixed with acoustic orchestration. Think playful computer-beats, vocal-samples, synthesizer-sounds, soulful vocals, vibrant violin and sexy saxophone. And get this! Most of the samples are self-made with the help of field recordings of coffee machines, shopping bags or cactuses.

Moglebaum’s “Ozean” project is the first of several EP’s to be released February 16th on French imprint Cosmonostro and I appreciate G always sending me a heads up. It’s a real pleasure for us to premiere the title track of their forthcoming EP, which can be pre-order right here.

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Candid Music Group Fam Volume 1
05.02.15

Candid Music Group (founded by Brooklyn natives JNTHNSTEIN & Ivan Jackson) released their very first compilation ever a week and a half ago.

The duo operates out of a studio in Willamsburg, Brooklyn where they gathered quite some interesting artists like Penthouse Penthouse, BrassTracks, Mr. Carmack, S’natra, Alexander Lewis and of course Candid Music Group founders JNTHNSTEIN and Ivan Jackson themselves. The eleven track “Fam Volume One” release is a compilation of tracks from their extremely talented extended musical family. And hopefully the first of many more to come.

It is available for free download and we suggest you show it the love and appreciation it deserves!

Flako KuKu EP
05.01.15

If it were up to fLako you will be going KuKu very shortly, but worry too much about it. Of course you are not loosing your marbles (yet). Though I think after having heard his upcoming EP you might be going nuts just a little.

Following fLako’s “Eclosure” EP from 2012, the Chilean producer returns to business with his brand new KuKu EP. Each track is sliced with a evocative exotica and an unrestricted creativity, made up of hints of organic and orchestral components. It will be released on Five Easy Pieces in three weeks time. fLako really outdid himself again his time and I wonder what you guys think about the newness.

Don’t forget to follow Natureboy aka fLako on Soundcloud and you can purchase KuKu at HHVJuno or Bleep in three weeks time.

Billie Black Soothe Me
10.12.14

Miss Billie Black has been tenderly teasing my ear drums for quite a while now. And with her newly released song “Soothe Me” she amazes us once more.

The nineteen-year-old stunning looking young lady from London is so young, yet so incredibly talented. She recently released her debut “000100″ EP and decided to treat us all to something brand new today. Must be a bad case of insomnia, but we welcome these late night creations with open arms.

We love Billie Black, we can’t imagine you won’t. In case you are not a fan yet. Check out her music on Soundcloud.

Heartbreaks & Promises 2
01.12.14

Earlier this month I saw that Polish duo Flirtini had released part two of “Heartbreaks & Promises” via Asfalt Records. And good news my friends…it is time for a new chapter.

For this impressive compilation they have collected some beat love stories made by talented producers from all over the world. The album features previously unreleased material from Jarreau Vandal, Klaves, Spisek Jednego, IAMNOBODI, Losco, Chloe Martini, LA-NO & Jaël, Losco, SNDWVS and many more. We picked out two favs and urge you to listen to the rest of Heartbreaks & Promises asap.

In total there’s 17 heartbreaks and 17 promises to enjoy. All bundled on one action-packed double CD. Head on over to the Asfalt shop and cop right now.

Trian Kayhatu Suture EP Darker Than Wax
17.11.14

One of the most interesting Dutch producers I have encountered this year is Trian Kayhatu. He is without a doubt one of the funkiest motherfunkers in the low lands.

His brand new “Suture” EP is out on Darker Than Wax and it contains a few missiles. You might remember we premiered “Red Onion White Garlic” a while back, but we had to let ya’ll know what the deal. Really down with the laid back remix that London-based label mate Sh?m did for Trian’s track “Hym”. Frankly, this whole release is four out of four and spot on! Selamat Trian Kayhatu on the release of your EP and turning really really old today.

Dig in those digital pockets, raid your Paypal and spend a few bucks on what we call quality music from the heart.

Dorian Concept Wrong Rhythm Studies
07.11.14

Clearly inspired by video games, Austrian producer Dorian Concept, unveils an almost forgotten bonus track entitled “Wrong Rhythm Studies“.

We first encountered Dorian Concept when he was rockin’ the Microkorg and later when he dropped “Silverlake” with Kissey Asplund. In 2009 he released his groundbreaking “When Planets Explode” album via the Dutch Kindred Spirits imprint. Almost five years later he finally released his follow-up album.

This bonus track was taken from the Japanese version of his “Joined Ends” album. Which, as you might know, was released last month via Ninja Tune and well worth picking up at your local record store or any other digital candy store if you’re into that.

thestand4rd album
05.11.14

When we first heard about thestand4rd‘s track called “Decisions“, we were really feeling this foursome.

Their unique sounds come together nicely and the thestand4rd, consisting of Allan Kingdom, Psymun, Bobby Raps and Spooky Black, seems like a perfect outcome of an exceptional chain of events. Earlier today they released their self-titled debut album. It was recorded at Doc McKinney’s (The Weeknd’s producer) studio in Toronto. Their weird mix between electronic Hip Hop and R&B is as unique as each member’s identity.

Lucky for us the album is a freebie, so go ahead and download it for free. Shouts to Michael Cina for the artwork and please do share, like and repost if you enjoy the music!