Holland Scarth – Mclean Deluxe [Album]

There’s something to this funky introduction to Cincinnati producer Holland Scarth. The album is a collaboration with rapper Devin Burgess. McLean Deluxe is a slow drawling jam session of seemingly re-purposed ’80s-era soundscapes. The nine tracks feature an array of heavily reverberated snares, spacey pads and syrupy vocals. Definitely worth a listen. Continue reading Holland Scarth – Mclean Deluxe [Album]

Emune – Auras [EP]

If plodding snare drums, lazy kick drums and un-quantized hi-hats are your jam then welcome Emune’s Auras into your music library. The boom bap specialist utilizes every piece in his drum kit. The nearly 11 minute beat tape has a lot of great moments. Lots of dark auras. The track “slip” is a haunting record featuring eerie clips saying, “dream,” and “in the heart or … Continue reading Emune – Auras [EP]

Creature In The Woods // Marinate Mix

No, Creature In The Woods isn’t a backwoods folk band from Des Moines, Iowa. Creature In The Woods is a solo music venture by New York producer Tyler Morrisette. He builds energetic beats with crafty drumwork, thoughtful synth patterns, and he collaborates with some extremely talented vocalists. His (debut) self-titled EP is truly one of the best short releases of 2014.  His mix offers up … Continue reading Creature In The Woods // Marinate Mix

Ostinato – Memory Loss [LP]

Ostinato’s Memory Loss is nine tracks of nonstop action. The Australian producer crafts his latest LP using a blend of juke elements, house, and bass sensibilities. He employs droning backdrops, quickly paced drumwork, button mashing blips and synth leads that sound like they’re powering up a space vessel into warp drive. Listen to this one and take a trip down memory lane…in the fast lane. Continue reading Ostinato – Memory Loss [LP]

This Week’s Flavors – December 19, 2014

Ewb – 404 dream … … … … $10 A synthetic joint, tick tock snare drums topped with a dash of wailing fuzzy elements.   http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1686350480/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/track=3732999488/transparent=true/ Nich Raincoat – Give Me The Green Light Remix … … . . $12 Heavy, rain-soaked with thundering 808s, electronic beat with a steady showering of jazzy leads. http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1494076485/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/track=2598644904/transparent=true/ Tommy V – Blind Optimism  … … … …  $26 … Continue reading This Week’s Flavors – December 19, 2014

Tales of Money and Power: God Fears Aliens’ Delete

Portland, Oregon is known for a lot of things, namely: Being hipster as hell–spawning Fred Armistan’s sketch comedy show Portlandia. Also, having great donuts, tons of food carts and microbreweries. Overall, the city is known for being extremely progressive and diverse. Basically, Portland is great. Only in Portland would God Fears Aliens exist. The collective, God Fears Aliens, frequently shortened to GFA, features a number … Continue reading Tales of Money and Power: God Fears Aliens’ Delete

New Marinate Mix from Mississippi Producer Antonio

Young Mississippian producer Antonio graces Marinate Media with a banging mix featuring ethereal tracks from Eric Dingus and XXYYXX to jazz jams by Badbadnotgood.The frequent TeamSesh collaborator has worked with Bones, Dylan Ross, Squadda B and BLACKKRAY. This mix is great. Expect big things from Antonio in 2015. Hit the jump for the tracklist. More: http://www.soundcloud.com/xantonio Artwork: wupgfx.tumblr.com TRACKLIST:INOJ – My Boo (Sisters drggndrpd vers)GRXGVR … Continue reading New Marinate Mix from Mississippi Producer Antonio

Listen to YK’s Driving New Track “AQUARIUS”

“AQUARIUS” is a new sample heavy jam from young British producer YK. The spastic two-minute track plays out like a sped-up train ride–stuttering at stops along the way and then running at an incredible pace when it gets moving. The Brit typically crafts upbeat, dub sounds with a keen ear for adding percussive elements and manipulating vocal samples. “AQUARIUS” will appeal to folks who listen … Continue reading Listen to YK’s Driving New Track “AQUARIUS”

Flamingosis – “She Loved Me”

If you’re a fan of chopped up funk, samba and soul riffs with an electronic flair then Aaron Velasquez’s alter ego Flamingosis needs to be on your radar. The Dilla-inspired boom-bap producer often re-imagines classic hip-hop jawns and flips them into groovy, dancefloor bound renditions. Flamingosis’s latest beat “She Loved Me” is an upbeat rework of The Cyrkle’s “The Visit (She Was Here).“ Its guitar … Continue reading Flamingosis – “She Loved Me”

Cincinnati // On The Rise // Mix

Cincinnati is an old pork production metropolis with German roots. Its music landscape is largely flooded by folksy rock foursomes and long-haired guitarists who employ heavy reverb. Think music for blue collars. And, that grit hasn’t changed…but the sound is evolving and it’s an exciting time for audiophiles. While Cincinnati does boast a nice hip-hop resume (at least for a city its size), it doesn’t … Continue reading Cincinnati // On The Rise // Mix