29 February 2012

Teielte - Wooden Love EP


Wooden Love EP by Teielte, released by a very energetic and eclectic label U Know Me Records is the best what Polish glitchy / mutant / funky nu beat scene can offer right now and on top of that a vinyl has a form of most beatiful picture disc. Hurry, there are only 300 pieces of this masterpiece available. U KNOW U WANT THIS! Check e.g. Asphalt Shophhv.de or juno.co.uk and grab a copy.

I'm really proud we have such artists in Poland, producing top quality stuff and fully aware of the direction in which they want to develop their music. Since his debut album, Homeworkz (read my review here) Teielte has grown and matured beyond my expectations. Wooden Love includes six very solid, immaculately produced and fantastically arranged compositions. Every second is fully packed with tasty, vibrant sound, broken drums and highly addictive beat. The artist takes care of every detail, and what is a trademark of his style - pays great attention to all background samples, bleeps and beeps. There are no fillers here, just the essence of intelligent contemporary electronica. Synth-laden, neon Selcouth and banger par excellence Dont (a collaboration with Daniel Drumz another hot name from U Know Me roster) have already become major hits, while Tripf, Easy and Fire show the astonishing range of Teielte's inspirations and skills. Five originals are nicely supplemented by Liquid Molly's remix of Selcouth. A slow-burning dub trip which squeezes even more power from neon synths of the original. For me personally, Wooden Love is the best release this year (so far) not only in Poland but also across the world. Highly recommended by Doktor Krank.

... and don't forget to watch this fantastic video

Teielte - Selcouth [UKM 011] from U Know Me Records on Vimeo.

22 February 2012

Sector7G - Apocalypse Nigh Mix

Posting of Sector7G mixes has become a permanent feature on my blog. This DJ, hailing from Athens (Ohio) has music taste nearly perfectly aligned with mine. The selection in his latest Apocalypse Nigh set covers the majority of my personal best artists and productions of 2011 on nu beat / West Coast / heavy bass / post hip-hop scene. From e.g. Dimlite, Young Montana? and Mussck through Slugabed, Motem and Coco Bryce to Kramfphaft, Dailon, Fancy Mike or Damscray and much much more, this is a 2-hour sonic orgy of the best that ingelligent, contemporary electronic music could offer in 2011. Best mix this year so far. Highly recommended!

Sector7g - Apocalypse Nigh by Sector7G


20 February 2012

Evy Jane - Evy Jane EP (King Deluxe)

Artist : Evy Jane
Album : Evy Jane
Release Date : 2/20/2012
Genre : Electronic
Label : King Deluxe

01. Sayso 3:56
02. Ohso 4:46
03. Ohso (Max Ulis remix) 4:42
04. Sayso (Taal Mala remix) 4:26
05. Sayso (Julien Mier remix) 3:38
06. Ohso (Andy Dixon remix) 3:51

EVY JANE, the experimental R&B duo from Vancouver of Evelyn Mason and Jeremiah Klein have released an enchanting, blurred and ethereal self-titled EP featuring two original tacks and a few remixes. Digital format drops today on King Deluxe, following with vinyl release in March.

Sayso is a perfect soundtrack to a lazy Indian Summer afternoon, when everything seems to be 'frozen' with overwhelming heat. Mesmerizing post-dubstep drums and beat, spaced-out vocals and beautiful synths really melted my mind. I thought this was a perfect, gripping tune until I've heard Taal Mala's remix :) He placed a few bleeps and beeps here and there, played with synths a bit, thus making it even more dreamy and psychedelic. This track has stuck in my player for good! Ohso is a more conventional treat, a synth-ladden bass trip through rather well-explored territories, but quite catchy nonetheless. As in the case of the former tune, Max Ulis has done a great job refixing Ohso into nicely rolling future garage thing. Remixes by Julien Mier and Andy Dixon, available only in digital format, add more nice flavors to the package.  Another strong release from the Canadian label. Highly recommended by Doktor Krank.

EVY JANE - Sayso from Evy Jane on Vimeo.

11 February 2012

Fulgeance presents "Connecticut" Beat Tape

I'm a great fan of Fulgeance, the champion of MPC's and live acts. A few weeks ago I had a pleasure to enjoy his live performance in Warsaw... and this was really amazing. Now, Fulgeance released a Beat Tape produced by his side project called Connecticut (never heard of them!) This is a duo consiting of Fulgeance and DJ Blockbass. The Beat Tape is a collection of unreleased, often unmixed tracks with tons of great samples, showing a more adventurous and off-kilter side of this talented producer. The sound fluctates from midtempo electronic excursions a'la Prefuse 73 or Dabrye and twisted hip-hop beats through laidback jazzy passages to experimental electronica. A lot is going on, you'll never get bored listening to this stuff. I love such unpolished, raw, fat and unrestrained beat orgies. A real POWER! Fulgeance writes that these are old tracks and beats, but they kick ass nonetheless. If you like music presented by Fulgeance on his blog Musique Large you know what to expect. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY DOKTOR KRANK.

Connecticut has some releases on Eklektik Records.

Fulgeance presents "Connceticut" Beat Tape by fulgeance

02 February 2012

Jakub Nox Ambroziak - Dark Side of the Sun

Jakub Nox Ambroziak - Dark Side of the Sun
Released: 18 January 2012
1. Inarritu
2.Dark Side of the Sun
3.Hole [ft. Kinta]
4.Solar System
5.Grey Sun [ft. Ailo]
7.Treebeard in the Dead Wood

Jakub Nox Ambroziak, a talented Polish beatmaker, has recently released an interesting album "Dark Side of the Sun", mastered by one of the leading hip-hop / beat producers in Poland - Noon. The sound is fat and simply perfect! Nox explores dark sonic territories, heavily laden with mind-twisting voice samples, moving from enchanting downtempo tribal beats, like e.g. Inarritu or Dark Side of the Sun, through trippy vocalizations on Hole, great spacey cosmic boogie of Solar System and more experimental joints of Grey Sun and Erse to my personal highligh of the release - Treebeard in the Dead Wood which could be used as a background music in any psychodelic session. All in all another solid release by a Polish producer. Highly recommended by Doktor Krank.

Nice Digipacks to be purchased for PLN 19 here: Jakub Nox Ambroziak - Dark Side of the Sun (Allegro).

Jakub Nox Ambroziak - Dark Side of the Sun by seventeenbricks