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…

Opiuo – Omniversal

Glitch Hop? Nu-Funk? Bass Music? It’s impossible to put a single label on the style of Opiuo. However, one thing is certain: The sound of the Aussie is perfidiously rocking. During the last year he gained quite a reputation for the ridiculous spectacle of his live show which is more the gig of a band…

Kabanjak – Out Of The Dark

Out Of The Dark: After it has been somewhat quiet around Kabanjak during recent years, the producer is back on track and delivers a new album. Heavyweight beats and bass lines make the 8 tracks as dope as it can be, live drums add a very vivid and dynamic vibe. However, what makes the music…

Son Kite – Prisma

Progressive Trance just got interesting again. Son Kite dropped their first album since 10 years and managed to bring back that feeling of open-minded freshness that got me so stoked when the genre popped up at the end of the 90’s. The incredibly deep, organic and jazzy texture of Prisma is reminiscent of what the…

The Making of Guts “Hip Hop After All”

I’ve been an avid fan of Guts for quite some years now. While I tend to lose interest in the work of most producers after some time, the French beatmaker is among the few who just keep up a level of quality and innovation that gets me stoked again and again and again. However, when…

Den Sorte Skole – Lektion III

One of the great musical discoveries I made at last weekend’s 3000° Festival: Den Sorte Skole are 2 Danish guys who use 4 turntables plus trigger pads to mix all sorts of rhythms and melodies from 50 years of music history and from more than 50 different countries. The result of this multi-dimensional sound collage…

El Remolon – Selva Mixtape

El Remolon delivers the goods. Which is to say: A double strike. First, the Digital Cumbia pioneer drops his fifth album, named Selva. The Argentinian artist delivers his signature mix of traditional Cumbia rhythms, South American folklore, heavyweight bass lines, wobbly quotes from Dubstep, sharp Electro riffs and a fair bit of freestyle Electronica. The…

Guts – Open Wide feat. Lorine Chia

Some time ago Guts announced ‘Hip Hop After All’, a new album which the fabulous French beat maker described on his Facebook profile as “the most complete and subtle record“ he completed so far. Now he presents a first tune from this project – and indeed it marks a turning point: Open Wide, title track…

Oldtwig – Through Hills

A smooth blend of Trip Hop beats, Lounge sounds, and dramatic film music: That’s Through Hills, the first album by Oldtwig. The organic harmony of this conceptual work clearly reflects that the producer was inspired by and pays homage to the forest. Shifting from moments of melancholy to uplifting easiness, the mood of Through Hills…

Akara – The World Beyond

It’s the combination of intense, yet not kitschy harmonies and rhythmic elements from the field of Bass Music that makes me stoked about this release. US-American producer Joshua Penman describes the style of his project Akara as ‘mystical dancefloor symphonies’, his live project is actually an orchestra that includes the elf-like voice of singer Femke…

The Micronaut – Panorama

Is it his love for details that made him known as The Micronaut? At least the atmosphere of his productions evolves from a multitude of intricate elements. These little bits and pieces might be of very different nature, but together they complement each other in perfect harmony, creating a big picture, the Panorama of a…