mp3: Hanz – Count

Hanz may finally be starting to gain the attention and fan base he deserves but that doesn’t mean his music is going to become any more accessible or traditional.  His newest single, “Count” is easily one of the most minimal tracks he’s put out in a while.  Similarly to his last release “War Fiction”, there is a militaristic quality to …

pkelly94mp3: Hanz – Count

EP: Color Plus – Diagonals Vol. 1

If you’ve been following Color Plus, you’re probably familiar with his distinctive production style; delicately arranging acoustic noises and electronic noises next to each other seamlessly.  For Diagonals Vol. 1 Color Plus just applied this production style to a number of different songs for his first remix EP.  If you’ve ever wondered what Lil’ Wayne, Soulja Boy, or Gucci Mane would …

tccarr14EP: Color Plus – Diagonals Vol. 1

EP: Cedar Falls – Elsa

Declan Diemer, aka the duuuude behind Cedar Falls, described his new EP as 20 minutes of ambient and dark folk.  I don’t think he’s giving himself enough credit here.  Sure, Elsa isn’t going to give you any new tracks to add to your “Summer Jamzz” Playlist and you’re probably not going to bump any of this at a party, but …

pkelly94EP: Cedar Falls – Elsa

mp3: Ricky Eat Acid – Touched briefly by two hands in an empty room

When I was younger I always liked tapping buttons on the phone to see if I could make a cool melody out of the beeps.  I never got very far and I certainly never got anywhere close to what Ricky Eat Acid manages to achieve by dusting his track “Touched briefly by two hands in an empty room” with a …

pkelly94mp3: Ricky Eat Acid – Touched briefly by two hands in an empty room

mp3: Shisa – heroin, cherry pepsi, cigarette kiss

Shisa is a producer that I’ve been aware of for awhile despite never actually diving into his music too much.  The name of his newest single, “heroin, cherry pepsi, cigarette kiss”, caught my eye and I’m glad I’ve finally caught on to this dude’s material.  The sound on “heroin, cherry pepsi, cigarette kiss” is devastated, gorgeous and huge.  Melding warm …

pkelly94mp3: Shisa – heroin, cherry pepsi, cigarette kiss

EP: lotide – The Way You

Considering myself a full-time beaties miner and a frequenter of many beat maker heavy Paxico Records Pow-Waws, I’ve heard a lot of beats in the past few years.  Every time I think I’m ready for the indie world to move away from their laptops, some cool beat maker manages to satisfy a new and exciting sonic itch.  lotide’s new EP …

pkelly94EP: lotide – The Way You

mp3: snacs – new alchemy

Last weekend The Up-Turn had its first showcase on a rooftop in Brooklyn, and one of the many amazing performers who came out was Snacs, who put on a vibe-heavy set that went perfectly with the twilight skyline surrounding us (pictured above).  Today Snacs released this track which I believe was in that set.  With “new alchemy” Snacs doesn’t really …

tccarr14mp3: snacs – new alchemy