• Envision 2014 Preview

    February 13, 2014 zac

      Envision Festival opens their gates just week from today, the countdown has begun! This transformational festival is taking place at Rancho La Merced in Uvita, Costa Rica. This is Envision’s 4th year, but the first at this location. Venue Rancho La Merced features lots of tropical shade, a 2 minute walk to a surf…

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  • Elevated Mind – Elliptical Fields

    February 4, 2014 zac

    Bay Area producer Will Bauer introduced himself to many of us by winning Nit Grit’s Babylon remix contest, going by the name Dubzilla. The track had an even darker, dirtier feel than the original, while still maintaining it’s melodic style. The win was quite a feat considering the competition which included fellow up-and-comers such as…

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  • Beatflakes – Future Turn Up

    January 26, 2014 zac

    Something very special is going on in the Netherlands’ beat music scene—Last year producers such as Boeboe and FilosofischeStilte grabbed my attention with their tracks released through Saturate Records. The sound they are creating is so fresh and psychedelic, the ultimate blend of experimental and danceable. Dutch blog, Beatflakes, brings us some of these forward-thinking producers…

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  • Chillage Records – Crunksauce Vol 2

    January 21, 2014 zac

    Crunksauce Vol 2 is a compilation by Chillage Records, showcasing the latest tunes from this up and coming label. If you aren’t familiar with them, Chillage Records specializes in blending dreamy melodies with heavy bass lines that focus on funk rather than filth. Chillage was started by a group of producers in Davis, CA as…

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  • Wildlight Remixes

    January 10, 2014 zac

    Last year was quite an impressive one for David Sugalski, better known to the masses as The Polish Ambassador. First he released his sixth full length album, Ecozoic, jam packed with his signature blend of funk, dub and chill vibes. The album was very well received and was followed up by an extensive summer tour,…

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  • Stev’s Elsewhere EP ends first year of Loci Records with a bang!

    December 10, 2013 zac

    Last December, Loci Recordings, started by Emancipator, put out their first release, Tor’s Drum Therapy. The album really blew me away, and snuck in as a last minute favorite of 2012. Drum Therapy has a very organic feel to it, constructed of mostly acoustic instruments yet arranged in a format more similar to dance music.…

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  • Snubluck – Growth

    December 7, 2013 zac

    Growth is the title of Snubluck’s new EP off Far Arden Recordings. Although not a name I was familiar with previously, I am really excited by this Denver based producer. Combining the proper ratio of mellow and weird, Growth has a lazy day feel, something you put on the morning after staying out all night. Snubluck warps…

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  • Phazz – Marble EP

    November 26, 2013 zac

    That feeling when you know you love an artist from the minute you first hear them? That’s exactly how I felt when I came across French producer, Phazz. His debut EP, Marble blends the perfect levels of sexy, soulful, and groovy. Beautiful melodies are fused with intricate hip hop beats making this a great one…

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  • Label Spotlight: Rain Maker

    November 16, 2013 zac

    A few months back UK Dubstep badman High Rankin let slip the name of his new house/garage alias, Rain City Riot. Rankin is known for his antics, so when he announced this new alias, I momentarily wondered if this was another pranks. After listening to his first few tracks, it is clear that while he is…

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  • CloZee – The Poetic Assassin

    October 31, 2013 zac

    CloZee, is a 21 year old multi-instrumentalist and producer from Toulouse, France who began studying classical guitar at 11. Her education in music is highly apparent as she masterfully mixes beautiful acoustic melodies with skillful production. CloZee first caught my attention earlier this year with her remixes of Mr. Bill’s Cheyah and James Blake’s Retrograde. The…

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