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Daily Archives: 05/03/2012

The beat music scene isn’t exactly a female dominated scene.  Considering how little gender should effect music (let alone instrumental beat music) it’s a bit strange to consider how few female producers and beat makers there are.  The work of Edrina Martinez as Astronautica may first grab your attention for the fact alone that she is a she, however, it’s the quality of her music that is the real selling point.  Steeped in the culture and music of the L.A. beat scene, Edrina has been releasing a steady stream of laid-back and intricate beats for a while now gaining a deservedly growing following.  I got the chance to chat with Edrina about her influences, favorite color and being a girl in such a male heavy culture and the entire conversation can be read below…

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If I had to make a guide with tips on becoming a buzz band, Sunless ’97 would probably fulfill all my requirements and suggestions.  1.) unique yet familiarly pop-centric sound, 2.) quirky instrumentation and vocals, 3.) cool name, 4.) use of saxophone solos.  Beyond exuding the kind of hipster coolness necessarily to make it in the blogosphere, Sunless ’97 are really good at what they do.  Above all else these guys are writing incredibly distinctive compositions with lots of great ideas and atmosphere.  The group already has an EP under their belt with Making Waves and their most recent track shows that they are only getting better.  ‘Body Weather’ is the kind of track that deserves to be spread all across the wide reaches of the blogosphere.  Listen to more music over at the group’s soundcloud

Sunless ’97- Body Weather:


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