Category archive: Electronica

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!

SIAM Paradise Faisal
23.10.14

Little miss SIAM from Ghent, Belgium heard our souls shout. It kept begging for more new music and our prayers have been finally answered.

SIAM, who goes by the name Isolde in every day life, is one of the most promising vocal artists out of Belgium to blessed our ears this year. She studies Jazz at the conservatory of Tilburg and amazed us with her debut solo release “Same Thing“. SIAM’s brand new sophomore single entitled “Paradise” was also produced by Faisal and has an electronic feel to it. Gotta mention Meindert Peirens for supplying the artwork and Emilio who was responsible for mixing and mastering.

Enjoy and don’t forget to show some love. Follow, share and repost at will.

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.