Posts by quentin

Emancipator – Dusk To Dawn Remixes

July 9th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories ,

Emancipator is one of my new favorite producers. I’m a big sucker for ambient downtempo that incorporates stringed instruments into their arrangements. Really beautiful stuff. They just released a remix album of their 2013 release Dusk To Dawn, and I wanted to share a few of my favorites. I had to share the originals, too, for those of you who haven’t heard any of their stuff yet. Here are the tracks “Valhalla” & “Eve II” along with re-imaginings by NKLA & ODESZA.

Khruangbin – Firecracker

July 3rd, 2015 : Post by :: Categories

A Thai funk rock band from Texas you say? That’s awesome. Khruangbin, the Thai word for airplane or “engine fly”, formed in Space City, Houston, are heavily influenced by dusty rock cassette tapes from 60s and 70s Thailand.

Singles Club Issue 5 Vol. 2 Monster Rally – Moonlight Ballroom

July 2nd, 2015 : Post by :: Categories ,
I’ve been on a Monster Rally kick lately. The brainchild of Ted Feighan, Monster Rally is the sample-based embodiment of all things rad from the tropicalia and lounge music of the 1950s and 1960s. Singles Club, a super cool quarterly mini-journal with exclusive 7″ records, just released Issue 5 last month, with a killer new track from Feighan. Check out “Moonlight Ballroom” and read Issue 5 Vol. 2 here.

Acid Tongue – Lately

June 26th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories ,
It’s about bloody time we grace ye olde music blog with a little jangly garage rock, yeah? I mean, fuck that chilldub-synthpop-IDM…amirite? One tab of Acid Tongue should do the trick. They’ve been dropping new tracks on the interwebs this month, and something tells me we’ll be hearing a lot more from these dudes very soon. If you’re in the Seattle area, check them out at The Capitol Hill Block Party next month!

Frenic – DR DAD

June 25th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories
DJ/Producer Frenic is a master of his craft. He splices and dices sampled tracks, everything from bluesy harmonica to Gordon Lightfoot, and layers them alongside some really great beats to breathe some modern life back into them. DR DAD, released in 2013, is my favorite of his so far. Each of his albums play out a little differently, which is what I like about him.
Here are my two favorites from the album:

And if you like what you hear, check out his latest album Monomyth: Separation, exploring the sights and sounds of Greece, an album he wrote during and after a 10-city tour of the country.

The Dip

June 19th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories , ,
I thought your Friday might benefit from having a little funk-soul (brother…right about now). The Dip is a talented group of dudes with some soulful tunes teeming with horns, the occasional organ, and some killer drum and bass lines…Not to mention dat voice! Their debut self-titled is an entertaining half-hour, with some songs that are just screaming to be heard live.