Category Archives: Half Step
So, a month or so ago I said something about a free EP…well, now I’m delivering! I decided to give these three tunes away in thanks to the fans out there that continue to support me, even through all the genre changes I go through. I feel like I have A.D.D. when it comes to writing music – I just can’t stay focused on one particular genre. Well, these three tunes are no exception. I suppose the word for this style would be ‘Drumstep’ – but all three tunes have moments where it’s running along like a Drum ‘n’ Bass.
I’m not the best when it comes to describing my tunes, but if you’re familiar with my sound, you’ll recognize the unique take I put on them. Slightly influenced by NeuroFunk, Dubstep, Drum ‘n’ Bass, and Glitch, and still retaining a bit of that dark atmosphere I love to use.
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You can now grab this release for free on Addictech.com!
An old friend of mine from “back-in-the-day” just released a new album, free to download, but donations always appreciated. I’ve been jamming out to it at work today, and I’m lovin’ it. Glitching, dynamic, aggressive, fun, and just plain dope. If you like IDM, glitch, and experimental music, then this album is for you. If you like good music, then this album is for you. If you like to have FUN, then this album is for you.
Grab it all at: http://carriersignal.bandcamp.com/
Available Now at Addictech.com
Muti’s latest features some sly beats from Knowa Knowone, and it definitely ranks up there as one of my favorite releases for 2011.
Knowa Knowone demonstrates his keen ability to layer subtle compositions over tightly produced beats that leave a welcome space in the mixes. My favorite tune on the release is that aptly named, “Let Me Tell You A Story”. A wonderfully funky drum rhythm surges behind a crisp piano groove and a crunchy, pulsing, bassline. An additional stand out for me is the track, “Ra”, a highly addictive hip-hop tune that is full of energy and beautiful melodies as violins ride through the music with rolling drums and superb vocals.
Here is more on the release from the Muti camp:
On Sound Paintings Middle Eastern vibes, Hip Hop and Gypsy Folk music all become a unique mix of hoppy, earthy beats with glitch and bass thrown on them for good measure, taking a listener to some very friendly places.
Knowa Knowone has been pushing crunky midtempo breaks of all sorts for quite some time, featuring edgy bass driven beats, complex drum programming, strong melodies and vocal performances from some of the most secret lyricist weapons out of Oakland and strongly inspired by classic Underground and Hyphy Hip Hop.
He takes deep strides into this bold new territory with a visionary fusion of the whompy, bass driven sound that is fueling bass culture and tight Hip Hop and Reggae flavors.
With releases on Street Ritual Recordings and Muti Music and previous collaborations with ill.Gates, Mimosa and Sleepyhead, Knowa is no stranger to producing cutting edge beats.
And while you are here, download the free track from Knowa Knowone below, courtesy of Muti Music.
Grab this one today at Addictech.com – http://www.addictech.com/p/76651
1. The Quari 5:05
2. Naked On Acid 4:36
3. Let Me Tell You A Story 4:15
4. Fire On The Roof 3:57
5. The Quari (Quade Remix) 6:48
6. Ra (the sun) 4:06
7. Ra (the sun) (The Human Experience Remix) 4:32
8. Ra (the sun) (Instrumental) 4:06
MartyParty’s latest, Purple, is hitting stores on May 31 and I’m absolutely stoked for this album. You may be familiar with his project PANTyRAID with Ooah from the Glitch-Mob, or maybe you’ve seen him on the Monsters of Bass tour with Freq Nasty and Opiuo, but if not, you’re in for welcome introduction. To help promote his new EP, MartyParty is giving away a free mini EP for you to download.
“When I returned home from touring North American with The Monsters of Bass, I wanted to sit down and write a collection of songs that summed up the kinds of energy and emotion I found myself feeling and expressing to the audiences on tour every day,” states Marty. “This album touches on various forms of purple energy in a journey through the genre. The Purple album demonstrates the incredible range of this electronic genre and how it can express light and dark, turn from gentle to hard, but always delivers its message using only synthesized sounds.” – MartyParty
Grab the free tunes and be sure to pick up the full album when it drops at the end of May.
Over the weekend Pickster One played at 910 Live with NastyNasty, Mr. Rodgers and Melotronix. We are fortunate that a live recording was made of his set, and now we share it here with you. To my excitment, it looks like he dropped my tune “Tumbleweed” early in the set.
In the inbox the other day was a note from Wrong Chris letting me know about his latest promotional mix called, Amalgamate. Check the huge tracklist below and give this one a download. It’ll help you start your week off on the right foot..or left foot, depending on how you roll.
Download Link (Mediafire): http://www.mediafire.com/?ur3chdd1a0f0bne
1)Doug E. Fresh – It’s On
2)Bassnectar – Bass Head
3)Heyoka – Cabin Fever
4)Mr. Rogers – Bird Box (Amalgamate Edit)
5)Bassnectar – Here We Go (Amalgamate Edit)
6)Dirtyphonics – Polygon (Amalgamate Edit)
7)Tantrum Desire – Body Shot
8)DJ Fresh – Gold Dust (Vent Remix)(Amalgamte Edit)
9)Spectrasoul – Absentis (Amalgamate Edit)
10)Receptor – Cigarette Lighter
11)Receptor – Princess
12)Evol Intent, Spor, Ewun – Levitate
13)Bil Bless – Saturday Morning (Amalgamate Edit)
14)Propatingz – Stay Alive
15)HavocNdeeD – Dub Fi Dub
16)Hecq – Sura (Matta Remix)
17)Quade – Throbbin’ the Light (Stephan Jacobs Heady Mix)
18)Gaudi – Brainwashed Again (ft. Elisa & Danny Ladwa)
19)Imprintz, Xilent, Kloe – Maximum
20)DJ Fresh – Talkbox
21)Netsky – Iron Heart
22)Bluetech – Waiting For Initiation
23)Opiuo – Off Chops (Ft. Jess Chambers)
24)Subvert – Speaker Humpin (Dov & Funk Monsta Remix)
25)Si Begg – Jump (Ebola Remix) (Amalgamate Edit)
26)VibeSquaD – New Creatures
27)Herrmutt Lobby – Ghost Roller
28)Si Begg – Jump (Norse Rarebit Vs Si Begg Remix)(Amalgamate Edit)
29)Tipper – Chrome Splat
30)ill.Gates, Stephane Vera & Si Begg – Cut Copy Paste
31)Pretty Lights – Look Both Ways
32)Altz – Max Motion
33)Tipper – Hourglass Infringement
34)Slacker – A Million Dreams
35)Invisible Allies – Mulberry Windows (Aligning Minds Remix)
Lately I’ve been working on a few tunes here and there, and I’ve also started working on a new glitch hop EP. The tune below is the first track I finished up for the project, and I’m very happy with how it turned out. Streaming sample is below, hope you like it!
The tune is called Puzzled.
Local producer and live performer, Macrodot, just dropped a new album entitled, The Stand Alone Complex. Complex textures, tight beats, sweeping basslines and slick melodies fill out his latest endeavor. This 13 track release takes influences from breaks, dubstep, downtempo and is highly experimental. A couple tracks on this release also feature vocals from Lady Love and Miss Becca.
Available at macrodot.bandcamp.com
Check some samples of the album below:
Self proclaimed instrumentalist beatmaker, Moses Abrego, known to most as 1990, recently released his latest EP, Mixtape Edit Vol. 1. This San Jose, California producer just moved out to the deserts of Arizona and hit me up with an email regarding the new release. Downtempo style beats with scattered bits of 8bit sounds all molded together in a lovely hip-hop flavor round out this eight track EP. After a good listen, I must say this comes in just in time for the wonderful month of love and sappiness we know as February.
Did I mention this release is free? We all know how much people love free music, and if you’re in need of a good soundtrack to cuddle up to with that lady or man in your life, this will fit the mood perfectly. Head over to 1990′s bandcamp page and grab the free download. While you’re at it, send him a message and let him know how much you dig the music. I’m looking forward to hearing more from our new friend in Arizona.
Check out some samples of the EP below.