Year: 2018

Grace – Matthew Kocel

Matthew Kocel is a Canadian based throat singer and multi-instrumentalist who approaches his music from a spiritual perspective. His latest release Grace is a wonderfully atmospheric, ambient album, remiscent of some of the sounds of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Grace isn’t currently available on streaming sites so you’ll need to visit Matthew’s website to give it a listen, in the meantime here’s his earlier work, The Vision…

Summertime (Festival Mix) – TELYKast

Summertime may be coming to a close (at least here in the UK), but here’s a tune that’s full of energy and ready to take you back to memories of the heatwave and copious amounts of sunscreen.

“‘Summertime’ is about moving to L.A. and getting lost in the skyline. It’s easy to be swept away by the beauty of it all. The track is about the magic to it, but it’s also about the pitfalls that easily happen, and about the parts of the city life that are often forgotten when a city is heavily romanticized” TELYKast says about their new single.

TELYKast is an LA based trio of musicians (originally from Manhattan, Dallas & LA) who have rebuilt their bedrooms into professional recording studios in order to devote as much time and energy as possible into creating their music. Summertime also features the sublime voice of Rachel Raquel.

“Everything in our recordings is organic and we live by the philosophy that we can create any sound without using synths. We really enjoy playing live and performing our unique mix of both DJing and playing live instruments simultaneously. With a mission to push the boundaries and shift the needle, we’re here to innovate the dance scene and change it up a bit” TELYKast says.

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JJ.Christie and Ethereal Delusions – The Big Melt

Listening to The Big Melt takes me back to my childhood. Sounds of Miami Vice, Knightrider, John Carpenter soundtracks, Robocop fill the air…

JJ.Christie and Ethereal Delusions have created a wonderful collection of synthesiser focussed tunes, occasionally interspersed with vocal samples to add some narrative. Stuck in orbit is especially effective with it’s space theme and Georgio Moroder style synth patterns. Tostië is a track where The Big Belt brings you back into a contemporary vibe with its pulsating synths and four to the floor drum beat. Mumbahsynth takes you on a bouncing synthwave / Moombahton-inspired journey. Orion is an epic 8-minute track that take me back to sounds of 70’s TV sci-fi soundtracks, again with a contemporary sheen to keep things fresh.

The Big Melt is released by the Filtersweep Collective. You can stream and download it from Bandcamp:

Mod Exist – Caught in the Noise

Caught in the noise is a fantastic new EP from Mod Exist, a producer from North London. He’s previously released tapes under his own label, Box Fuss Recordings, and this is his first release from Uncle Bob’s Records.

The EP explores various corners of the Acid genre, taking influence from IDM and Techno, but also more recent genres of music such as Footwork and Nightcore. Inspired by a process of listening to all sounds, inner and outer, to natural sonic environments, auditory hallucinations, and other people’s sound work, Caught in the Noise is an expression of emotions and experiences over the past two years.

Caught in the Noise will be available on Spotify, Bandcamp and everywhere else on the Internet from next Friday (2nd February). If you want to listen to it earlier I suggest you go and check it out for free on Musicoin.

Here’s the first track, Count Our Time in Threes…

Neon Insect – Glitches

Neon Insect announces new record “Glitches”, the second album within a year after his previous release of the original soundtrack for “Abatron. For his newest record Neon Insect joined forces with several guest artists. The most prominent name amongst them is none other than dark electro pioneer Claus Larsen, aka Leaether Strip.

With “Glitches” the German artist dives deeper into the seas of electronic music, but also explores elements of the glitch and IDM genre, which results in an interesting mix of instrumental ambient tracks and powerful, vocal heavy club tracks.   

Glitches” will hit all known online stores starting on February, 16th.

For those who can’t wait, “Glitches” can be pre ordered on Neon Insect’s bandcamp.

Friends of the cassette will be happy to learn about the limited tape edition, which will be available on bandcamp as well.