MODEL 86 – DREAM

Model 86 releases ‘Dream,’ a mind-altering, hauntingly melodic track filled with distorted vocal samples and driven forward by a pounding synth bassline.  It’s a greaet example of the kind of innovation we’ve come to expect from the British producer. “‘DREAM’ is about, well… dreaming, and ultimately about people you may miss for whatever reason,” he…

ELWD – THERE’S LIGHT SOMEWHERE

ELWD returns with his third LP on Bad Taste Records, ‘There’s Light Somewhere’.  Retaining the glitchy, chopped-up, experimental sound we’ve come to know and love, the Northern beatmaker goes slightly darker this time round.  Hip Hop is the major undercurrent, but the record dips the occasional toe into Chillout, Ambient, Jazz and Soul, as well as Jungle, Breakbeat…

D’VO – VOL.4

South London producer D’Vo recently drops the latest installment of his ‘2+2=22’ series.  The EP shows a more experimental, left-field type of production demonstrates his diversity as a producer with a decidedly darker style of production.  The Yum Records artist recruits a few artists from his collective ‘The Factory’, as well as Benny Mails [Nihilismus] for the project.  With a…

CLN – FOUND EP

Brisbane-based beatmaker CLN releases his brand new EP, ‘Found’ today, and it’s every bit as brilliant as we’d hoped.  Featuring the singles ‘Hold Me‘ and ‘Left Behind‘, the EP is inspired by nature itself.  “I like to go on walks in weird/remote places.” says CLN, “I’m a bit of a nature nerd […] being alone…

TCHEEP – NO BUDGET [VOLUME 1]

Tcheep is a French producer who has certainly won us over with previous release ‘Oasis Mechanic’ [featuring singles ch as ‘Opium Song’ and ‘Ethnic Fury’] in 2014 and is back with a brand new beat tape.  Tcheep continues his exceptional streak with the ‘No Budget [Volume 1]’.  While this album is Hip Hop at the core, there’s an ambient vibe…

MOOSE RECORDS – MOOSETAPE #8

French label Moose Records release the eighth installment of their ‘Moosetape’ series, featuring a selection of the arists on their roster.  It’s a generally downtempo, atmospheric collection that serves as an excellent introduction to the likes of Katuchat, Nude & Misogi who call this exciting beat label home.  Our favourite has to be Nude’s ‘Microphone Circle’, which…

LOCAL NATIVES – BLACK BALLOONS [ROCKET SURGEON REMIX]

Bristol producer Rocket Surgeon taps LA Indie outfit Local Natives for his latest remix.  His version of the band’s ‘Black Balloons’ blends the mellow guitars and vocals of the original with some seriously smooth House.  Local Natives uploaded the stems from their 2013 album ‘Hummingbird’ as part of a remix competition, and of the version we’ve heard…