The LWP004 Release off of Low Up Records is a great EP to say the least. This London Based producer, has put together a nice, smooth set of club tunes that have a very melodic feel. All of the percussion throughout the EP is crisp and clean, with elements of both electronic and organics within them.
The ethnic vibes on the track entitled “Prism” really come through clearly with the eastern sounding melody, as well as what sounds like some sort of asian horn or flute. The title track for the EP – “Quartz”, its a very interesting tune. It starts off very minimalistic, but in a good way. The strange vocal sample bounces around until the track breaks down into the nice lead which was introduced in the beginning. The dimension that the producer has placed behind the synth line creates such a full feel. As it moves forward it builds with moving sounds and interesting synth lines as well. It ends up feeling very full with different instrumentation and leaves you wanting to get on the dance floor.
My personal favorite is the track “Soundboy”. This one is sooo smooth. That vocal sample is so sick, straight up. The sample teamed with that synth stab, drops the song seamlessly into another dancey club anthem. It’s definitely the highlight of the album for me, and the EP as a whole is a winner.
It’s nice to hear original vibes as always, and Murlo has delivered exactly that. Check the tunes below and go support Murlo and Low Up Recs by grabbing this EP if you get down with it too!
Straight off the streets of Istanbul – Istanbul’s Secrets released by UKs Up, Bustle and Out, features tracks from Rob Garza, Benjamin Escoriza (Spain), Kalaf (Portugal), Jim Barr (UK), MC Sultana (Turkey), and more. The album is the tenth the group has completed, and it was nowhere near their last. In 2010 Up, Bustle and Out released Soliloquy, marking their 11th internationally recognized album over the last two decades. Their albums are distinctly known for combining elements of hip hop, funk and jazz with Middle Eastern and South American traditional instruments. In other words, they are “the sound of the revolution…”
“Istanbul’s Secrets” Up, Bustle and Out ft. Şevval Sam
“The Hand of a Contraband”- Up, Bustle and Out
This post is a little bit different than most of my others. These 3 tunes below aren’t bass heavy, they’re not dark, and they don’t have any wobbles. These beautifully crafted remixes have a very unique sound. The producer Pogo a.k.a. Nick Bertke takes sound clips from a set movie or show, chops and tunes them to his liking, then builds funky, melodic and beautiful tunes. The best part is, it’s not only music! The videos are edited to follow along with the song. Below are three that I found to be really cool, there are MANY more on his youtube channel though.
Check out his youtube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Fagottron
And his website at: http://www.pogomix.net/
Enjoy these beautiful, positive songs!
I came across these Estonian producers on beatport a few months back and this one has stuck with me. This is one of those songs that every time this drop hits I find myself moving. Nothing too complicated, it has a unique sound with a smooth yet heavy feeling. I gotta say I haven’t heard too much else from these guys but this one is one of my favorites. Check the choooon!