Compa – ‘Sonic Textures’ Volume 2

Compa Sonic Textures

“After months of selecting tracks & many hours of recording & mixing i finally finished my second Sonic Textures mix, Vol. 2

The mix is a deep, forward-thinking, emotive & though-provoking seventy minute audio collage built using a selection of dark, cinematic, ambient & soundscape textures to take the mind & soul on a conscious journey. Zone out, sit back, relax, enjoy…”

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Tracklist:
1. Irrelevant – Exits (Kokeshi)
2. Compa – Space & Time (Unreleased)
3. Prism – Surfacing Shadows (Unreleased)
4. Unknown – Trouble Sleeping (Unknown Remix)
5. Irrelevant – Reintroduction (Kokeshi)
6. Compa – Hoods (Unreleased)
7. ASC – I Share My Secrets With You (Silent Season)
8. Hans Zimmer – Old Souls (Water Tower Music)
9. Atsubox – White Ermine (Unreleased)
10. Compa – Through & Through (Unreleased)
11. Disco-Nekt – Planned Obsolesce (Unreleased)
12. Compa – Adelaide (Unreleased)
13. Soaka – Fume (Unreleased)
14. Unknown – Untitled (Unreleased)
15. MiN – Final Grief (Edit) (Unreleased)
16. Mark Pritchard & David Brinkworth – Sentience (Innervisions)
17. Compa – Kalindi (Kokeshi)
18. Synth Sense – Symbol # 9.2 (Auxiliary)
19. Gambowl – Grimm (Unreleased)
20. Prism – Crown Of Light (Unreleased)
21. ASC – Fulcrum (Auxiliary)
22. ASC & Sam KDC – Vapour Lock (Auxiliary)
23. Phaeo – Rememberance (Unreleased)
24. Irrelevant – No One Else (Kokeshi)
25. Kryptic Minds – Something To Nothing (Swamp 81)

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Moonshine Recordings – ‘Steppin’ Forward’ LP [VA]

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As the Moonshine back catalog continues to grow in both size and undeniable quality, the imprint has launched one of the finest campaigns to date with the ‘Steppin’ Forward’ VA LP.  The anticipation of this release has been surging through the underground community, listeners and bloggers alike.  Having been fortunate enough to receive an early copy, I don’t think there has been a day in the past three weeks that I haven’t played at least half of the album.  During my long commutes home from university, sitting in the standard Los Angeles traffic, this album has played an integral role in me not wanting to roundhouse-kick nearly everybody on the highway while simultaneously throwing hand grenades during my acrobatics.  For that, I thank Moonshine and every artist featured deeply.  ‘Steppin’ Forward’ brings a plethora of new – to Moonshine – talent (Compa, OSC, Numa Crew, Adam Prescott, and Dubsworth, among others)  under the label’s umbrella, which is likely an indication of what us listeners can expect to see in the coming year as far as releases.  I’ve mentioned a couple of my favorite tracks below, but make sure you bag this LP, whether you’re a vinyl or digital head, because each track is top-shelf business.

My absolute favorite off this release is Numa Crew’s ‘Knowledge’.  The swinging halfstep percussion provides perfect avenue for the syncopated collection of delayed vocals and horns to drift in and out of the mix.  The LFO pressure on the sub is immense and injects a lasting amount of energy into the listener with its single bar presence.  Compa’s ‘One Lion’ is another one of my favorites.  It’s spacious aesthetic and rolling bongo hits invoke a seamless listening experience, while the vocal processing adds an element of introspect that always gets my mind moving in the right direction.  The last I’ll mention is Hatti Vatti ft. Cian Finn – ‘Education’.  This one will prove to be a prolific anthem simply due to the profound message of Cian Finn’s vocals.  Everybody, including myself, would be wise to remember these words when in times of defeat or struggle.

Make sure to listen below, as Moonshine has put up clips of the entire album to preview.  I’ve also included links to pre-order (vinyl) or keep your eye on for the release date – March 24th.

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That’s it for today, I’ll catch you soon, fam’.  One love.

– Kinman

Atish – ‘Electronic Groove’ March 2014

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Atish Mehta, a man who has been a favorite performer of mine for the last couple of years – basically, since the first time I heard him mix!, has been selected for the March Electronic Groove podcast and responded with a seamless journey through melodic progression.  One of the (seemingly) few DJ’s to maintain success without putting out releases, his sets are always PACKED with energy – in terms of both music and stage presence – and perfectly suited for the vibe of his given crowd.  I would go as far as saying that it’s impossible to have anything but fun when watching him spin.  His smile grabs you and his blends move you.  Listen below for yourself!  And, if you’re lucky enough to be hitting Miami for WMC, I would do anything in your power to catch one of his sets (dates in Soundcloud description)!

“For the 3rd year running, here’s a mix I did for my friends down at Electronic Groove. Similar to my 2013 effort, this mix takes you from melodic point A to B with heavy hints of prog. Hope you like it!”

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Tracklist:
Timelapse – Heart Rate [Liebe Detail, 2014]
Michael Mclardy – You Feel [Highway 420, 2013]
Soul Camp – Baby Don’t Go (Ellroy Interpretation) [Something Different, 2013]
Henry Saiz – I Can Feel It Coming [Last Night On Earth, 2014]
Mr Morek – 418 (Gabriel Ananda Remix) [Highway 420, 2013]
Dahu – Psicodelica [Steyoyoke, 2013]
Krieger, Erasmus – Monday Mood (Soukie & Windish Remix) [URS, 2013]
Joachim Pastor – Born and Left (Zusammenklang Remix) [Parquet Recordings, 2013]
Alex Q – Sternwarte [Ostwind Records, 2011]
Djordje aka Satori – Art Is In You [Clarisse Records, 2011]
Goodspeed – Astronaut Voices (Oliver Schories Remix) [Astronaut Music, 2011]
Joshua Jesse, Midas 104 – Changes (feat. Ricarda) (Time Engelhardt Remix) [Dantze, 2013]

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Thanks for stopping through!  I’ll catch you soon.  One love.

– Kinman

Mako – Utopia Podcast 003

 

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“In each man’s life there comes the moment when his heart must either burst or turn to stone”

 

Tracklist:

untitled – untitled (Utopia Music)
untitled – untitled (Warm Communications)
Spectrasoul – The Gift (Shogun Audio)
Mutt ft. Kevin King – Conversations (Rene la Vice & Gremlinz remix)
untitled – untitled (Symmetry Recordings)
Mako – Do You Know What I’m Saying? (Dispatch)
Mako – Planet Physical (Dispatch)
Roygreen & Protone – Speak the Truth (Demand)
untitled – untitled (Utopia Music)
Mikal – Spiritual (Utopia Music)
untitled – untitled (dub)
DLR – Bridge The Gap (Utopia Music)
untitled – untitled (dub)
Chromatic – Lung (?)
Djrum Vs – Onoe Caponoe – Milkyway 1311 (Djrum remix)
Mako ft. Detail – Tell Me Something (Metalheadz)
untitled – untitled
Andyskopes – untitled (?)
Mako – There’s nothing we can’t be (Dispatch)
Mako & Villem – We Could Help Each Other (Dispatch)

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DJ Tennis – ‘Local’ EP [Life & Death]

Tennis Local Tour

 

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DJ Tennis and his Life & Death imprint have been an enduring theme in my construct of intentional and moving music for the past few years now.  The vision he seems to put forth in both the aesthetic of the sound and presence of the label is something I deeply admire.  My most fond memories of recent with regard to musical performances have been in the company of Life & Death artists.  Tennis’s set at the Need You party in January 2012 remains one of the most magnificently salient memories I have, and when I heard he will be passing through LA this Sunday I was immediately elated.  To top things off, I just received news he will be releasing a double EP mid-April.

DJ Tennis will release a double EP in April called Local…Local will come out on DJ Tennis’s Life And Death imprint, and it’ll be the first double EP for the artist—real name Manfredi Romano—as well as the label. Described in a press release as a “musical diary,” its six original tracks see Romano, who’s taken on an increasingly busy gigging schedule over the past couple years, drawing inspiration from six different locales: Williamsburg, New York; Kreuzberg, Berlin (where his studio is located); Milan; South Beach, Miami; Hackney, London; and Palermo, Sicily. He’s provided his own vocals as well as bass and guitar work, and first track “Love Child” features an appearance from The Rapture’s Luke Jenner. A remix from US producer North Lake completes the package. It’ll be made available on double vinyl and as a digital release, with each version apparently “slightly different” from the other.”

Tracklist
01. Love Child featuring Luke Jenner
02. Floating Boy/Self Portrait
03. You Closed My Eyes
04. Anatomy
05. Williamsburg
06. Ah Isobel
07. Anatomy (North Lake Remix)

via Resident Advisor

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One love.

– Kinman