For the past two months I have hit replay on this album day after day like religion. I think that its been just enough time for me to digest the fullness and freshness of this beautiful piece of sonic art. Terry D by Thriftworks takes electronic music to a new level of passion, a new height of creation. With impeccable production and mastering, Terry D is an album to spend some time with. Bubbling synths and magical sweeps, wrapped around twisted hip hop and poetic sound frames characterize this fascinating release.
Pick up the album digitally here. Name your price!
Luckily for those of us who have been patiently waiting, Thriftworks has just released his newest collection of sounds. In this rare and exquisite mix, filled with mostly unreleased music, Thriftworks takes us on a journey of magnificent proportion. Wow… Upside down that’s Mom. Wow.
Peep some ultra rare footage below. We have BluPrint moving, DayDreams singing and Thriftworks cranking!
Ever since listening to their PYC session and FKOF mix, I’ve been hungry for more weighty indulgence ushered in by the dark dragons of Kaiju. Entering this new year, Kaiju’s Exclusive Mix for Hedmuk’s bass music blog marks my first highlight of feeling those next level forces of 2013. Also known as some of the serious sound scientists on
Osiris Music, Kaiju, leads you on a journey full of the freshest surges and the heaviest of Dubs. The introduction simply says it all, “lay back and meditate.” Their cutting-edge, melodic bass riddims roll in with rumbling growls and towering drops that manifest the thickest sound nodes. Creating frequencies well-suited for Cymatic Therapy, Kaiju’s vibrations slay with keen and deep penetrating sounds, suited to stir every single sense. The pulsing percussion of punching kicks and snares will surely lock your ear drums into this captivating underground realm.
Kaiju & Killawatt – Cave Of Wonders (Dub)
Kaiju & Perverse – Named After Heroes (Dub)
Kaiju – Snaggle Puss (Dub)
Kaiju – Close Break VIP (Dub)
Kaiju – Fall Guy (Dub)
Kaiju – Clang (Dub)
Kaiju – Seven (Dub)
Kaiju – Silverfish (Osiris Music)
Perverse – Cross Examination (feat. Beezy) (Kaiju Edit) (Dub)
Noisia – Dipolodocus (Kaiju Edit) (Dub)
Kaiju – Wrong Turn (Dub)
Kaiju – Atomic (Dub)
Kaiju – Think Twice (Dub)
Gantz – Catalyst (Kaiju Edit) (Dub)
Kaiju – Joke Shop (Dub)
Kaiju & Nanobyte – Faded (Dub)
Kaiju & Truth – Untitled (Dub)
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Cay’s Crays (Kaiju Edit) (Dub)
Kaiju – Roodbwoi (Dub)
Kaiju – Sniper Situation (Dub)
Kaiju – 3 + 2 (Dub)
Felt tipped pen. Sticks on an elevator shaft. Cymbal Monkey. Mallets striking harvest wheat.
These are only a few of the dynamic instruments that Swiss drummer Julian Sartorius has used in his year long Beat Diary project. The mission was to create one beat, each day for a whole year; using only the sounds of his environment. No effects, no loops, just Julian and his drum kit, plus any interesting sounds he could throw together using a field recorder with an overdub button.
Covering a wide range of music, Julian has been studying percussion and sound from a young age. While much of his work could be called jazz, hip hop, experimental or world music; his style cannot be classified. Specializing in unusual, unprocessed, acoustic sounds – Julian’s music embodies the soul of an artist. Though different than pretty much anything I’ve heard before, the Beat Diary work is enriching and enlivening. Spirited and full of life, this music is sure to make you move.
The sounds are being released today through Swiss label Everest Records as a 12 LP set which includes each of the 365 beats accompanied by 365 photos to tell the story. Also included is a download code for digital copies of the songs. Only 365 of these exclusive box sets are available, so get it while you can.
I had the special pleasure a few weeks back to catch a set by the inspirational future jazz project, Robert Glasper Experiment. Piano man Robert Glasper and his team of hip-star jazz cats tore it up at Harlow’s in Sacremento. With Experiment in the name, The Robert Glasper Experiment is certainly that – experimental.
This futuristic funky hip-hop jazz crew consists of Glasper on piano and the infamous Fender Rhodes, Chris Dave on drums, Derrick Hodge on bass, and an eccentric front man Casey Benjamin who plays both saxe and vocoder. Most recently the band has had huge successes with the release of their hit album Black Radio released in 2012 with Blue Note Records. The album features a number of guest artists including Erykah Badu, Lupe Fiasco and Bilal, Shafiq Husayn, Musiq Soulchild, and Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def).
After this widely acclaimed release followed by an extensive summer tour around the world, it was only right that last month they release a remix EP based on the album entitled, Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP. This remix EP features some of the same artists along with Pete Rock, Black Milk, ?uest Love and The Roots, Check out a few of the tunes from the remix album below…
And remember, if you like the music – buy the music. It’s available through the Robert Glasper Experiment website here.