in love with a ghost

In Love With a Ghost – Memories (ft. Luui)

Our first introduction to Luui was his great collaboration with long time Up-Turn favorite Devenny.  Here, Luui has lent his rhymes to producer In Love With a Ghost who is the first person I’ve seen describe himself as chillwave since 2012… so I guess it could be hip again.  Ghost mostly stays in the background allowing Luui to explode on the …

pkelly94In Love With a Ghost – Memories (ft. Luui)
hanz mature

HANZ – Sink

There aren’t too many other experimental producers that I follow as religiously as Hanz.  Honestly, there aren’t any others.  When serious music critics want to puff out their chests experimental and noise musicians are always easy to bring up because let’s be real most people don’t have the time or patience to listen to 3 hours of field recordings.  Maybe …

pkelly94HANZ – Sink
YUNG HO SEENMR

Dej Loaf – Try Me (SEENMR Refux)

SEENMR taekes Dej Loaf’s already atmospheric and gorgeous “Try Me” and filters it through 7 stained glass windows.  The added space, SEENMR takes it from shack to Basilica, allows Dej Loaf’s threats to receive the grandeur and weight they deserve.  This refux is coming fresh off the heals of his equally spiritual remix of Edith Beake’s “Always In Love”.  So …

pkelly94Dej Loaf – Try Me (SEENMR Refux)
swim team trax 1

Swim Team – Trax 1

Over the past few months, Swim Team has become a crew too talented and unique to possibly ignore.  After a few spectacular SWIMTEAM_RADIO mixes they’ve finally put together 10 tracks into a proper release.  Listening to Trax 1 reminds me of the excitement I got when I listened to M|O|D back in 2012.  Swim Team have such a developed style, …

pkelly94Swim Team – Trax 1
that wave

Icy Twat – Fendi Covered Rari Seats

Lately, Soundcloud has seemed less like a platform and more like a gigantic melting pot for genres.  Scanning through my feed means listening to beautifully distorted, half-realized and half-baked music that only a few years ago would never see the light of day.  Such a low cost of entry has allowed artists to share us their notes, thoughts and wild …

pkelly94Icy Twat – Fendi Covered Rari Seats
the real hip-hop

˚D•∆•ø•I•M˚ x Vertiqua – hop’

It’s the never ending beauty of the internet.  A 15 year old from Germany teams up with an established beaties master from New Jersey for one of the dustiest, warmest, and most gorgeous beats we’ve heard from soundcloud in a while.  It sounds like they aged this track in the cigarette and marijuana smoke and then left it out to warp …

pkelly94˚D•∆•ø•I•M˚ x Vertiqua – hop’
avalon emerson

Avalon Emerson – Let Me Love & Steal

San Francisco native Avalon Emerson may not have been releasing tracks at a prodigious rate lately but she isn’t slacking either.  After moving to Berlin (I’ve read), Avalon Emerson has finally blessed us with some new material in the shape of her Let Me Love & Steal EP.  The EP opens with a blast of bliss that is far more balearic than …

pkelly94Avalon Emerson – Let Me Love & Steal