Portugal

Where the fragrance of gumtrees and pines blends into the salty chill of the Atlantic ocean, where food and wine are just as diverse and vibrant as the regions they represent.  

Yvon Chouinard Hits The Mark 17 Times

The untiring outdoor enthusiast Yvon Chouinard hits the mark 17 times in this inspiring quote collection: 1. “Taking a trip for six months, you get in the rhythm of it. It feels like you can go on forever doing that. Climbing Everest is the ultimate and the opposite of that. Because you get these high-powered…

Kabanjak – The Dooza Tapes Vol. 1

Kabanjak is back with bang. Today the German beatmaker dropped The Dooza Tapes Vol. 1, and they are oozing with his signature dopeness. The bass lines are so fat and heavy that they might ask you to book two contigious seats if you wanna listen to this album on the airplane. Dynamic live drums, Trap-ish…

Bonobo – Kerala

Same but different: Bonobo is among the few producer who manage to keep up a signature style, but at the same time to sound fresh and new. So it’s exciting news that his next album Migration has just been announced for the beginning of next year on Ninja Tune. Kerala, the promising first single, comes with…

Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.

Well-written article in the New York Times, already more than a year old but still up-to-date as it can be: […] Studies of conversation both in the laboratory and in natural settings show that when two people are talking, the mere presence of a phone on a table between them or in the periphery of…

Phaeleh – The Monday Is Okay Mix

The grand master of so-sweet-and-melodic-it’s-almost-kitsch-but-it’s-not Bass Music presents a beautiful mix of deep Ambient and Downbeat tunes for Ransom Note. „I’ve done chilled and ambient mixes in the past which covered my influences over the years, whereas this mix features a lot more recent material of mine and stuff I’d get on promo that I…

Nicola Cruz – Lexdray City Series #065

To initiate this musical journey Nicola Cruz, one of the protagonists of the thriving Ecuadoran dance music scene, drops some Acid. He then takes us on a trip through the tropical pastures of House, Disco and Funk. A mix very different from his magnificient Prender El Alma album on ZZK Records, obviously paying tribute to his…

Subway Doodles

Instead of reading the newspaper, sleeping or staring into the screen of a smart phone, Ben Rubin started drawing his fellow New Yorkers doing these things in the subway – and added some imaginery monsters.