Category archive: Electronica

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.

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.

Night Marks Electric Trio EP
06.08.14

Night Marks Electric Trio is a Poland- based trio on whom we have been keeping a close look. Jazz music graduates Marek Pędziwiatr (keys & vocals) and Adam Kabaciński (bass & keys) teamed up with Spisek Jednego (productional chops) in order to create their unique sound. A mix of Hip Hop, Jazz and Electronic music is what flows from their minds and into our ears.

The debut self-titled Night Marks Electric Trio EP is a work of love and features vocalists like AB, Raashan Ahmad, Archeo and comes with a fat remix from IAMNOBODI. Straight bangin’ my head to “High Ground“, which in my opinion is a no brainer neck breaker. The song “Breakfast” reminds me of a seventies Jazz Fusion flute player getting lost in a modern day world. Becoming overwhelmed by all sorts of new rhythms and mysterious sounds, but eventually finding her way back again.

Today marks the digital release on U Know Me Records, with vinyl copies to follow in September. The Night Marks Electric Trio EP also features incredible hand-painted artwork from Radek Drutis, an artist known for his work for Stones Throw and Eglo Records.

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.

introducing the code
02.08.14

UK producer duo The Code from the UK have been coming up through the ranks. They draw inspiration from Fleetwood Mac to James Blake and everything in between. When it comes to the creations of The Code, there are no restrictions. The future of R&B kinda looks like this I guess.

Their deep infectious track called “9.46” is uplifting and makes you want to get down low and dirty. Another track “Natural” taken from their debut EP “1/11“, was premiered on i-D a few days ago. The elusive pair will release their debut mid August so stay tuned!

Pomo Only You Free Download
31.07.14

Canadian producer Pomo has been on our radar for a minute, but his brand new track “Only You” is something we just could not keep from you.

Pomo recently did a nice remix for London’s Snakehips, but what few people know is that he’s 1/2 of the duo Nouvel Âge. Me and the homey B. Bravo were going nuts over their “Let Me Know” which has quite the subtle homoerotic feel to it (perverted minds I guess). Anyway Pomo is releasing an EP via L.A.’s label HW&W soon, so get ready to be amazed by his clean ass electronic funk sound. I really love hearing this kind of music in clubs, so DJ’s ya’ll better recognized. Download his new track right here!

tlm_ cherish sam gellaitry remix
31.07.14

Young buck Sam Gellaitry grew up in the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh and now resides in Stirling. Earlier this week he remixed tlm_‘s track “Cherish“, which was pretty under the radar if you ask me. Bang up job though on adding some electronic flavor to this slick R&B jam.

Seems unimagineable how a seventeen year old kid, who started making music at age twelve, is blowing up so fast. Welcome to a new era. Sam is signed to Soulection and will release a white label EP probably later this year. With additional support from HW&W, Sam Gellaitry is destined to go places.

Paul Chin The Forest EP Cosmonostro
30.07.14

Paul Chin is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based out of Toronto. By day he works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, but by night he is a producer and DJ.

Paul brings to life dreams of fairytales with his subtle yet harmonic electronic music. His “The Forest” EP explores the story of the individual and the world surrounding him. Inspired by the writings of Donald Miller, Chin also enlists Johanna Wienhølts as a companion storyteller in his latest electronic fable, composing his most thoughtful piece to date.

Paul Chin’s Cosmonostro release came out last month and is something you should take a listen to.

Maxwell Ascension Aywy Sh?m Edit
29.07.14

Aywy and Sh?m aka Shem Questionmark are both part of the new generation of beat makers. They have both been on our radar for a while, but I think it’s about time we told you what’s going on. These two gentlemen got together (online) and created this futuristic funky flip of Maxwell‘s classic “Ascension“.

Aywy, who’s from Sydney, is co-founder at Flow-Fi. From what I’ve heard a collective of producers that joined forces and now are making some power moves. Sh?m resides in London and is signed to everyone’s favorite label from Singapore…Darker Than Wax. Although normally I’m not the biggest fan of edits and remixes, I’m pretty damn sure their Maxwell edit is going to blow up a few dance floors across the globe. And what a great news that it’s available for free download!

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.