Hir-O is a beatsmith coming out of the Motor City who combines elements of Jazz and Funk into his music. His music is not new to us, but last month DOC Mastermind first introduced us to Hir-O’s new “Emissary” album, which is a prequel to his previous instrumental soundtrack “The Voyage Home“.
We fell in love with one track, “Lovely Day on Dagoba“, in particular featuring The Elements Band. We played this song on our last radio show and it’s the most amazing and uplifting song to come out recently.
Enjoy this funky little ride that is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. Shout out to Mellow Orange for letting us premiere this gem on Soundcloud and make sure you purchase the entire album on iTunes.
Parker Madicine fuses Detroit Boogie with Electronic Future Beats while expressing his love for golden age Hip-Hop at the same time. On his Layers EP he declares his love for eighties music with tracks like “Mazimuth” and “Carnival Into Space”. The first was remixed by Vancouver-based producer Mosaic and the latter by Australian Funk lord Inkswel.
In the past Parker released music on Carl Craig’s Planet E imprint, but for his latest work he finds refuge at Brooklyn’s finest, Bastard Jazz. Snatch up a free download of Mosaic’s remix on Bandcamp and order the rest of the EP if you like the way it sounds.
Portugese producer Raez proved his ability to flip soul samples and turn them into laid back Hip-Hop grooves on his submissions for the Roy Ayers Project compilation.
Everything started during his teenage years. He grew up listening to Rap and R&B and it wasn’t for long that he decided to start producing and collaborating with other artists across Portugal. In 2013 the Oporto-based beatsmith released his full-length “Connecting Miles” album on Cosmonostro. Some time has passed and Raez has collaborated with artists from five different continents.
One of the most current collaborations is the track “In This Life” which was remixed by Neguim Beats from Brazil. Pleasure to premiere this dope joint of Raez’s forthcoming “Remixing Miles” on Cosmonostro. April 13th…ya dig?!
Meet Mozzdeep everyone. This 17-year-old beatmaker out of Bangalore, India is a huge retro video games fanatic. Especially the music in these retro video games.
He started creating music a year and a half ago under the name Mozzdeep and sees Hudson Mohawke and Rustie as two of his major influences. We hear an interesting fusion of genres and it seems Mozzdeep picks out certain elements in order to create this powerful signature future vibe. Take the track “Harpy” for instance, on which he starts off with some Housey vibe, only to switch it up and get all Hip-Hop on our ass.
Mozzdeep’s track record is not extensive, but he’s released one track with Laruche and another one with Mellow Orange in the past. Get ready for his forthcoming “No Qualms” EP out April 5th on Laruche Records.
Pacific Shore is an audiovisual enterprise from Stanley Bloom and Mike Ro Wave. Born in 2012 after a Californian road trip, the Parisian duo released their self-titled album. We supported them since day one, so when their second “Beyond The Mist” album dropped last year, we were more than happy to premiere the track “Street Confusion“. Their sophomore album and short film tells a modern epic tale. Set on the enchanting island of Madeira, through the eyes and voice of Sarah Linhares.
Fast Forward to the present day, it is almost time for Pacific Shore to release their third EP entitled “No Distance Between Us“. Once more their soulful jazzy sound finds a good home on French imprint Cosmonostro and sees it’s release April 6th. Again it’s an honor for us to premiere the title track of this release and we urge you to place your pre-orders now.
Glenn Astro currently resides in Essen and has spent half his life producing and DJ’ing. He started out with Hip-Hop and later got into ultra soulful House music.
Hard to believe his first release came out in 2011 and in such a short timespan Glenn has gotten so damn good. His signature sound is where Hip-Hop says farewell to House music, like two lovers who have just taken a hot bath together and now part ways. The 26-year-old German producer has mastered the gritty low-end so well and all of the EP’s he has been releasing the past year have been freakin’ brilliant.
Glenn Astro’s returns with another gang of grooves. His warm, soul-infused “Hologram” EP is is forthcoming on WotNot Music and is set to be released on vinyl March 23rd and digitally early April. None other than Henry Wu (22a) was called in for help to remix “Love Is Gone”, which he does with a delightful, jazz-instilled flip. Since we have been following both closely for a while, we are stoked to exclusively premiere this particular track of the Hologram EP.
Drop by OYE Records on March 21st for an instore promotional session with Glenn Astro, Henry Wu, K15 and IMYRMIND. It goes without saying that you need to pick up this release seeing “User’s Guide To” and “Gemini” with IMYRMIND are brilliant as well. For those that love warm, jazzy, soulful vibes this release is essential! Check out this super limited pre-order (only 20 vinyl copies) link and act fast.
We would like to introduce you to Prince IsaAc. This young Parisian producer likes to chill and take late night rides through the city.
He started messing around in FL Studio in 2014 and the music he makes has been influenced by many different styles of music. Prince IsaAc released his “Blues On The Corner” mini EP as a free project on LaRuche Records last month. The second release from the producer, who wishes to remain unknown for the time being, is self released and contains an incredible track called “Callie”. Hurry up to snatch a free download, because it will be available for a limited amount of days only. Come Monday you will have to purchase the EP, but don’t worry it will be worth it and affordable.
Callie seems to be a very special girl for whom the prince has a very special place reserved. She might be the one that got away so to speak. Cover art was designed by Hidenori Koga.
Monomite is a twenty-two-year-old producer / bass player originating from Paris. As a kid he used to listen to his parents records, while his brother was listening to a wide variety of different genres like Punk, Metal or Drum and Bass.
While his family nurtured his love for music, his extended family Beat x Changers nurtured the love for House music and Dance in particular. He soon discovered he wanted to produce and record his own music. It was this desire that drove him to making beats. Monomite is also a part of the Tech House group called Pulkone and you might have heard him feature on DOC Mastermind’s 1985 album last year.
Monomite is getting ready to release his brand new “Space Time Body and Soul” EP. We are very glad to premiere the uptempo track “Innocence”, which is perhaps best described as a funky space ride with elements of Broken Beat, dripping with Jazzy nastyness! The EP will be available digitally and on 12″ vinyl February 16th. It can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp and will also be available through Juno and Deck.
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.
Our friends from Jakarta Records haven’t been sitting still lately. The Winter In Jakarta compilation comes out officially today and it’s a worthy follow-up to the previously released Summer In Jakarta.
My resources tell me Jakarta has been under water for the past three days, so officially I wouldn’t say it’s wintertime. Of course in Germany it’s full on winter, but don’t expect no icey cuts though. Most tracks on this compilation are smoldering and will surely melt your face…guaranteed!
Last week Okayplayer premiered three tracks and today we gladly premiere two more! First one is by one of our favorite Dutch producers Singularis. His laid back funk cut called “Island” is super groovy and will make plenty of heads nod. Suff Daddy‘s “Pumpin Like Reeboks” comes so damn hard it knocks your teeth right back into your throat. Wish I had a 4 minute version of this, but I guess I will just have to abuse the replay button.
Take a listen to both track below and download Winter In Jakarta for free. Also keep your eyes open for the free cassette tape edition available from selected retailers.