axion117 – Sketches

axion117 - Sketches

Japanese producer axion117 gives us some Sketches for his new album. Looking for some albums from this year, I spotted this gem on Bandcamp. axion117 aka Shuya Sato is a Japanese producer and his latest album, Sketches, is fantastic. Sharp chops of pitched down 80s funk records are his MO and he executes this with […]

Malik Abdul-Rahmaan – Field Research Malaysia

Malik Abdul-Rahmaan - Field Research Malaysia

Malik Abdul-Rahmaan brings back audible fruits from the Far East on “Field Research Malaysia”. A journey through sound and record vendors in the Southeastern Asia has culminated in this: Field Research Malaysia. Malik Abdul-Rahmaan amassed over 100 records during a trip to Malaysia. Everything from local folk to funk, rock, and Bollywood from the area laid […]

eLiMenCe – Out of Ram

Imagine a whole set made out of a single record. That’s exactly what eLiMenCe has done with “Out of Ram”. According to eLiMenCE, all of the beats on this set contain samples from one record with accompanying drums from one drum kit created from random sounds. But the origins of the name “Out of Ram” is […]

Vanilla – Moonlight

Two years after “Origin”, Vanilla is back with brand new album “Moonlight”. Unlike many of his peers, Vanilla likes to bide his time and release jam-packed projects when he’s ready. That’s how we got albums like High Life, Soft Focus, For What It’s Worth, Sweet Talk and Origin. The gap between each has been a […]

b0nds – lo0pholes vol. 1

lo0pholes vol. 1

b0nds finds some lo0pholes with this latest EP. I don’t know how many times I’ve used the word “vibe” to describe the feeling of a song or album but it just seems to fit. Minimal vocabularies aside, b0nds’ lo0pholes vol. 1 really does capture a vibe – just under 10 minutes of lo-fi summery-type goodness, […]

Keor Meteor – Chlorophyl

Keor Meteor drops his second release of the year. Movie dialogue samples are great thematic tools and Keor Meteor used them to great effect on his latest EP, Chlorophyl. The project has the feel of a 60s/70s cop movie soundtrack and clocking in at just under 10 minutes, you’ll want to know how the imaginary […]