Hello world, meet Medasin. This young producer was born and raised in Dallas and started making beats at the age of thirteen thanks to his older brother.
Over the years he went through many different phases of genres ranging from Trap to EDM to Progressive House. Over the past year he became fascinated with, what Medasin likes to call, the Future Beats movement.
Medasin is heavily representing Film Noir. This collective consists of Oshi, Alexander Lewis, Krs, Blvck Svnd, weirdinside, Masego and many others. Together with the latter, who in our book is an uprising singer and saxophonist, Medasin is working on the release of their “Pink Polo” EP. Our favorite cuts at this point are “Hey Now” and “Technique” (free download), so make sure you grab those and get acquainted.
His debut LP consists of a bag of samples, chunky percussion and vocal additions from miss Loes Jongerling out of Utrecht. It is a somewhat bizar and at times ear-opening ride into a dim world of Deep House, Lo-Fi grooves with elements present of Jazz and even Hip-Hop. His experimental approach to both hardware and instrumentation, makes his sound one of a kind. Vocal songs such as the title track are rather soulful and downtempo. While other more uptempo cuts like “Glints” bang from the word go, they slowly drift into a more jazzy state of being as the track progresses.
Frits Wentink resides in Amsterdam, but I soon came to learn he is rarely to be found in our small country. Although he is not new to the game, we at Moovmnt learned about Frits Wentink as a result of our ‘Werk Space’ project.
All in all we find his debut to be a super versatile album full of wondrous tones and harmonies. We could only find a buy link to the double LP vinyl, but I’m sure it will be available digitally shortly!
One of the best things about this job is connecting people from all over the globe. Last year I connected my friend B. Bravo with the homeys from Goodnws in Jakarta.
This year, together with Sindhen Apps, they have invited San Francisco funkster Teeko. It seems he will be coming through fresh on some having fun shit, straight from the West. Catch Teeko’s first ever performance in South East Asia. Jakarta to be exact!
When Kendrick Lamar released “Overly Dedicated” in 2010, we would have never thought he would become one of the most influential rappers of the new generation.
Let it be known I’m not a fan, but I was more than curious about his brand new “To Pimp A Butterfly” album. More then Hip-Hop it’s a true Funk album and it makes me happy whenever a new generation gets exposed to real music. Tracks like “Institutionalized” sound slightly reminiscent of Sa-Ra Creative Partners at first. Only to switch to some straight nineties Hip-Hop. Another favorite is “These Walls”, which is nothing more than a feel good summer time jam with Bilal on the hook.
No gimmicks on this album and with quality featuring artists such as George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Thundercat, Anna Wise, James Fauntleroy and Ronald Isley this might be my favorite Kendrick Lamar album yet. Definitely an album worth your while and give this a listen or purchase right away on iTunes.
I guess it’s Money $ex Records three times in a row this week! Firstly Max Graef‘s Sonzeira remix, then Henry Wu’s remix for Glenn Astro and lastly Max’s sick remix for Andreya Triana.
After having released her debut album “Lost Where I Belong” (produced by Bonobo), the enchanting tea leaf dancer from South London returns with her new single “Gold“. This will be out March 16th on Counter Records and is supported by the Momentum Music Fund. Watch for Andreya Triana’s “Giants” album to be released early May.
Andreya wrote this song about feeling good about life, her love of music and how it feels to sing. There’s some pretty impressive remixes on this single from Karma Kid, Nikitch and yes here it is Max Graef. It seems this guy is taking over the game and he’s doing it with oodles of oomph. Lovely how those finger snaps keep it sounding so soulful yet never get boring.
Another hook, line and sinker available on iTunes.
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.