There was much interest in the Ambient and more laid back releases I mentioned in my previous post. To balance things out and to satisfy the friendly requests I’ve decided to share some beat orientated recommendations. I post links and recommendations more frequently on Twitter, so come on by and say hello. Enjoy these fantastic Netlabel releases and support the artists if possible.
Thefft – The primer EP – Cut Records
The crew at Cut run a tight ship. Their attention and love for high quality releases is unyielding. In their latest low frequency salvo, Thefft delivers a unique dubbed out tech groover peppered with synths. As samples shots and broken beats mutate, this 3 track EP almost has an early 90′s warehouse feel. As with all releases on Cut, it’s hard to pigeon hole this EP, even after several listens it’s still hard to figure out if the beats are about to drop to more a languid level or become delirious. A sure player for the headphones or in a DJ set, tasty morsels once again from Cut. Download the release now.
Marcoerre – When i’m away – Unfoundsound
The third release on unfoundsound by Italian producer Marcoerre. When I’m away’ EP is an easy going minimal Techno number. Spacious and dreamy layers are inter-fused with old school analogue drum hits. Purposeful pattern changes and synth sweeps keep the listener mesmerized. Perfect for attention with a set of headphones or on a very large club sound system. Recommended. Download the release here.
It’s been a bit quiet on the web front as I’ve been rearranging my music studio. I’ll be back in to the swing of things again soon. There is an upcoming AgentCast mix for December, so stay tuned. It’s been a while since I wrote a Netlabel review, I promise more are on the way. I’ve decided to highlight 4 releases that need your attention and should certainly be in your music collection.
Netlabel releases that are essential for your music collection
Ketsa – 11.11 Vol 1 and 11.11 Vol 11 (2 X LP)
Ketsa (Dominic Giam) is an extremely talented and prolific artist. Based in London, Dominic hails from the free party scene and is an experienced musician and DJ. With several vinyl and a whole range of digital releases he has crafted himself a unique and beautiful sound. His latest release 11.11 Vol1 is on BFW Recordings and is available for free here. Layers of intricate melodies and samples glide you gently through a fresh and positively charged journey.
If that wasn’t enough, Ketsa has released a 2nd album in parallel. Entitled ’11.11 Vol 11′ it is available for free on Bandcamp. Stunning creations to say the least.
Dustmotes – None for the crow EP
Producer and sound designer Paul Crocker (a.k.a. dustmotes) releases his 2nd EP entitled “None For The Crow”. Ambient soundscapes and hypnotic reverie are the order on this excellent EP. Full of serene ambient textures and guitar based resonances, this EP leaves you wanting for more. Check out the release on Dusted Wax
Ambienteer – Arromanches EP
James introduces new and different textures and techniques on all his releases, re-enforcing the fact he is a gifted and experienced experimental artist. The tracks on Arromanches are deep and rich. James transforms his experiences and emotions directly into engaging sounds on this fabulous EP.
If you’re in Phnom Penh on Saturday the 3rd of November, be sure to drop in to the ‘Do It All‘ Club on Street 174. The venue has been revamped with even more improvements to come. To celebrate they’re throwing a relaunch party, free entry, drinks & live performances.
Beats & bass with be served in healthy doses by Mekong Bass ‘Treediver’ and Warren Daly from Invisible Agent. This capable duo have already displayed their dance-floor filling skills at various venues around town. If you’re looking for non-commercial tunes ranging from dubstep, drum & bass to finer instrumental house then come on down, we’re gonna be partying late. If that wasn’t enough, Professor Kinski will be playing live, you may have already heard his Cambodian Space Project remixes. He’ll be keeping the bass low and funky with a wicked live performance. A perfect trio to ignite the party, we know you’ll be getting your wiggle on. Hope to see you there.
Want to listen to the best Ambient sounds the Netlabel and Creative commons world has to offer?
Ambient sound scapes
What happens when you blend Ambienteer, Bing Satellites, Cinchel, Darren Harper, Dustmosts, Elypixa, Earlyguard, Electricwest, Epileptic Dog Production and Nobuto Sudo? 101 minutes of the best Ambient, drone and soundscapes you will ever treat your ears to. Some of the mixing is several minutes long, others are straight and short transitions. I hope you enjoy it.
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Links coming tomorrow the 15th of November, 2011
- Will My Memories Of You Hold True - Darren Harper
- Small Leaf – Epileptic Dog Production
- Muted Attack, Thinly Veiled – Cinchel
- Realise – Bing Satellites
- Variation 4 – Nobuto Suda
- Go To Sleep – Dustmotes
- Polaroids In The Park – Darren Harper
- Interspersed – Ambienteer
- Subconscious11 – Elypixa
- Foxfire – Electricwest
- Soothing Image 02 – Bingsatellites
- Moonfall – Ambienteer
- Introspection – Earlyguard
- Mapleleaf – Bingsatellites
- Furthermores And Farewells Ambienteer_Mix – Atlastop (Ambienteered)
- The Night Is Over – Ambienteer