Get ready to be blown away, because the new documentary series “Diggin In The Carts” is the untold story behind the most influential music to come out of Japan. That’s right video game music.
Some of you might have been heavily influenced by the composers behind these timeless 8-bit melodies. Till now they have remained faceless, but thanks to the Red Bull Music Academy and Nick Dwyer the world can now hear and see some of the stories.
Episode 1: The Rise of Video Game Music is available here and I’m pretty sure you’ll want to tune in weekly after seeing it. Watch how producers like Flying Lotus, Kode9, Havoc (Mobb Deep) and Oh No comment on some of their most precious memories…video games.
Promnite is one of those new producers out of L.A. that we’re really feeling right now. Especially on this previously unreleased track he did together with Mr. Carmack, Mike Gao, Mike Parvizi & Paper Diamond.
At first listen some of you might ask yourself if this isn’t too rough, while others start bouncing no questions asked. Just wait for it though! At 01.23 those synths come swervin’ it and damn does it sound like magic when everything comes together. Nicely done and I’m starting to grow fond of these Cali collaborations by the way. Shout out to Promnite and Mike ‘Blonde Foreskin’ Gao. Keep ‘em coming fellas.
Stream this previously unreleased track below and follow Promnite on Soundcloud.
Sir David Sivey from Manchester has been making quite some noise this year. Not only as a solo producer, but a few months ago he gave birth to a collaboration with Evil Needle. The “Constructive Interference” EP was released on Soulection in June and is a fine piece of work. What some of you might not know (yet) is that Sivey is also one hell of a DJ.
He has done a couple of crackin’ mixes, like the one he did for SSENSE. Now we’re quite excited to present you with Moovmnt guest mix number 10. It took a little while, but all good things are worth waiting for. Many thanks to Sivey and also to Duktus for the sweet artwork.
We would like to introduce a British producer called PYRMDPLAZA. Since it’s the first day of September and we’re starting it fresh and all.
He’s signed with the French label LaRuche Records and very recently released the track “Foundry” via Soundcloud. Bangin’ ass beat with a heavy dose of Funk to make it swing just the right way. Top it off with some heavy synths and you got the formula down to a science. Great song right here!
The label has been signing some interesting artists lately, so we’ve been keeping an eye on them from. You might want to check out PYRMDPLAZA’s free “Grateful” EP and the track “Games”, which was a contribution to LaRuche’s ‘Free Download Tracks’ series.
We’d like ya’ll to meet miss Rachel Foxx. This gorgeous vocalist from London has a classic R&B style and sounds super classy.
She’s already worked with Evil Needle, El Train and J-Louis flipped one of her songs recently. Rachel Foxx’s “The EP” release contains six tracks and gives you great impression of her abilities. Not much info on this young lady yet, but I bet that’s about to change. The winning tracks for us are “Before You” produced by Hurricane and “Intro” produced by none other than Evil Needle.
Fortunately the whole EP is available as a free download on her Soundcloud page, so make sure you snatch that up and enjoy to the fullest!
So his royal badness sir Prince is releasing two new albums next month. Both “Art Official Age” (solo project) and “Plectrum Electrum” (with 3rdeyegirl) are said to come out on the same day.
Now some of you might already know I’m not the prince of purple’s biggest fan, but I gotta give credit where credit is due. On the track “Clouds” featuring Lianne La Havas he simply tears sh*t up. Mr Nelson brings us that new-age, sexy space Funk that can move young and old. Oh boy don’t even get me started on the recently added track “U Know”. Hot liquid sex poured all over a naked woman’s body right thurr!
We at Moovmnt have been a big fan of Mono/Poly from day one. His “Paramatma” album on Tasteful Licks was a breath of fresh air really and when he dropped “Needs Deodorant” that was on the “Manifestations” EP the year after…wow!
Since then it seems to have been an endless wait really. Many year later Mono/Poly finally releases his debut full-lenght album, entitled “Golden Skies“, on Brainfeeder. Now many seem to be blown away by this beat-driven cosmic soundscape he likes to describe as ‘electronic-classical-alchemy music’. Personally I’m not that keen on it. It wasn’t until the very last track that a smile appeared on my face. I’d almost given up hope and wanted to push the delete button. If it wasn’t for Thundercat joining him on the last track “Gamma”…thank god. For those interested you can get your LP at the Ninja Tune shop or travel the road often traveled and get it on iTunes.
Young Abhi Raju and Dijon Duenas, aka Abhi//Dijon, met in high school during their freshman year. Abhi was born in India and grew up in Maryland. He always wanted to be a lead singer in a band, while Dijon always wanted to be a rapper. That’s why he started making beats.
Earlier this week the basement R&B duo released their “Abhi//Dijon” EP as a free download and man does this need to be in your music collection. To be really ‘Honest’…that’s the mawf*ckin joint right there! Out with the Nu Soul and in with the Future R&B? Although the two have limited time to create music together, they are doing their damn best to drop some more music this year.