Releases: Jabu ‘Kwaidan’ (12″ LP/Digital – RAMP, 2014)

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Bristol based Amos Childs and Alex Rendall break away from their multi-faceted Young Echo collective with their project Jabu. Here they release their EP Kwaidan on UK imprint Ramp Recordings. The collaboration-heavy release represents interplay between US East coast hip-hop and Bristol’s soundsystem aesthetics. Opening cut ‘Untitled’ sets the dark scene with some unsettling Japanese dialogue, before the moody, grained rhyming of ‘Chamber’ follows on. The spacious ‘Don’t Fall Down’ brings in the vocals of Jasmine with ‘Empty Days’ and ‘Limousine’ drawing on a similarly baron sonic landscape with despondent lyrics on top.

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Releases: Colo ‘UR’ (12″ LP/Digital – Ki Records, 2014)

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Colo‘s debut album on Ki Records. The structure of ‘UR’ has been carefully considered to form a cohesive listening experience, while colo’s production aesthetic is the glue that binds the tracks together, giving them licence to explore a plethora of musical ideas and tangents.

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Finest Ego | Monthly Mix #042 – July 2014: “The Song Is You” by Anenon

Finest Ego | Monthly Mix #042 – July 2014: “The Song Is You” by Anenon

Finest Ego _ Monthly Mix #42 - July 2014_ _The Song Is You_ by Anenon

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It is late July and we already passed the summer peak. Just in time we have a new mix, this time by Anenon. The LA native will release his marvelous new album “Sagrada” in late September via his own label Non Projects, which we have been very fond of for quite some time now.

“As with most of my mixes this is a selection of current favorites (Claude Speeed, Bun & Hidenka, etc) and a few older tunes that have come back into rotation. Terje Rypdal’s “Last Nite,” which scores part of Michael Mann’s film Heat, has crept back into rotation and become my go to soundtrack for these hot L.A. summer nights. Can’t say enough good things about Bun’s singular Japanese production style at this point. Just listen. Closing out the set is a portion of a live performance from Toronto – a grand piano improvisation recorded live at The Music Gallery back in a frozen February.”

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Tracklist:

01. Braxton Sings The Song Is You (YouTube Rip)
02. Claude Speeed – Tiger Woods (LuckyMe)
03. Autechre – Lost (Ambient Intro Edit) (Warp)
04. Terje Rypdal – Last Nite (ECM)
05. GB ft. Ricci Rucker – The Black Monolith (Sound In Color)
06. Laurel Halo – Chance Of Rain (Hyperdub)
07. Bun & Hidenka – Munenonakano Core (Black Smoker Records)
08. Afterhours – Night And Day (Not Not Fun)
09. Raum – Event Of Your Leaving (Glass, House)
10. Jimmy Giuffre And Andre Jaume – Eiffel (Hat Hut)
11. Anenon – IA – Live In Toronto (Non Projects)

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Ego Trips #847: Slow Magic – Hold Still (How To Run Away, Forthcoming on Downtown Records, September 9th 2014)

Beautiful track by Slow Magic.

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Ego Trips #846: rda. – slp

Talented Australian producer Ardor / rda. brings us this moody tune.

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Releases: Lostodyssey ‘Early Rise’ (Digital – Morning Beast, 2014)

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Hailing from from the island of Oahu and residing in Eugene, Oregon, James Williams produces a select brand of dreamy bedroom beats. Heavy on self-sampling, this multi-instrumentalist comes from a diverse background of both musical training and sound experimentation. His beats might not be played in the clubs, but they fill every void inside the lonely and create a soundscape for retrospective thoughts, goosebumps, and love-making.

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Free Download: submerse – “VHS.Chords” (2LP / Digital, Project: Mooncircle, 2014) via Do Androids Dance?

Do Androids Dance? is premiering “VHS.Chords” by submerse, off his debut album Slow Waves, out on the 25th of July via Project: Mooncircle.

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