ewonee’s music has always sounded nice but something about this new EP just sounds super nice on headphones. More so than his previous tranquil EP, UN▲TY manages to pack warm, hip-hoppy, jazzy, liquidy audio goodness into bite-sized packaging that defines a sonic palette uniquely ewonee’s. ewonee seems fascinated in jazz for it’s warm textures and dynamism just as much as he is in it’s rhythms and flows. Just listen.
On his bootleg of Thudercat’s “For Love I Come”, Tree puts the original soulful track through a kaleidoscopic lens of reverb, bass and psychedelics. Although the first listen probably won’t cue you in, Tree constructed his bootleg the old fashioned way sampling the original track off vinyl and using analog only additions. The result is a sunburst sound of warmth and pretty distortion. Never stop doing weird things, Tree.
Look. I already knew Young Ho collective was on some next-level, spiritual, vibed-out inter-dimensional plane, but this new track from SEENMR is something else entirely. I just finished writing a paper about psychedelic and free-jazz pioneer Sun Ra and it turns out I wasn’t the only one getting into his cosmic mythology. SEENMR just released his tribute to Saturn’s best Jazz performer with “A Great Spirit” which features an interview with Sun Ra. Maybe it’s just a coincidence. Nah.
If you haven’t seen already, soundcloud went through a massive update earlier this week and while most people were pouting about it on twitter and stumbling to get a grasp of the new layout we were taking advantage of the new features to dive deeper into the beatie underground. Although at times we were disoriented and felt that we may have dived too deep, the newest volume is certified fresh, top-notch, hip and pretty damn good (if I say so myself). This volume includes a Daft Punk-esque banger from Two Moons, a jazzy guitar piece from sw◊n, blissfully distorted boom-bap from Koffee, an analog bumper from Jonwayne and a crystalline stunner from eyeofzion. Hit ‘em after the jump.
On his soundcloud page, Portugese producer Mr. Herbert Quain is described as born from “…a state where we will remember the future and we will ignore, or hardly have a presentiment of, the past.” To be completely honest, I have no idea what that means. However, listening to Quain’s There’s no way not to go back Mix, that description seems to somehow make sense. Pulling on material from as early as 1959 to some that aren’t even released yet, Mr. Herbert Quain has created a mix of songs and genres that manage to sound both nostalgic and forward looking, most of the time simultaneously (an impressive feat that also pervaded his recent EP). Mr. Herbert Quain is still a young producer discovering his sound and this mix serves as a road map for all his influences. Stream the entire mix below and check out a mini-interview and tracklist after the jump.
All rejoice, King Krule is back. I thought one of the only flaws with King Krule’s debut EP, was that it left me wanting more new songs from King Krule, so now that I have one I’m pretty excited. ”Rock Bottom” as per Archy Marshall’s usual style makes use of some incredibly well written jazzy chord progressions and emotive vocals, but also brings some new ideas to the production department. The song places Marshall’s vocals out in front as the centerpiece of the track and mixes extremely hi-fi recording with occasional crackly drum fills that sound like they could be sampled. I hope this single is finally leading up to a full-length from King Krule because I’ve been dying for one ever since I first heard “Out Getting Ribs”.
Not every King Krule fan is aware of this, but he is one of those awesome David Byrne-esque musicians who can create music of many different genres extremely well. Everyone knows that he is awesome at writing Brit-Rock/Blue Wave music, if you frequent The Up-Turn, you know that he is also a hip-hop maestro and occasional rapper, and now he has released an awesome sample of some extremely well-executed jazz he has made under the DJJDSports monicker. “Greener Delphing” kind of takes all of those awesome, slightly jazzy chord changes you can find on The King Krule EP and extends them into a whole thought. I can’t wait for his next full project.