VIDEO: RKZ – Notes

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RKZ goes down the minimalist route in his video for his latest single, “Notes”. Knowing the intricate workings of a music video from concept to final presentation is a rarity in real time. If you follow RKZ on Instagram – or quite frankly anywhere – you’ll have seen what went into this video. But despite being […]

brandon* – Dreamscape: Part 4

Florida producer Brandon* returns with the fourth piece of his Dreamscape puzzle. I don’t care what anyone says: lounge music is dope. Call it disparaging names like “elevator music” but I think it’s perfect for chilling; an audible palate cleanser, if you will. When you have a concoction involving jazz, hip hop and Latin music, […]

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 […]

SONG FOR SUNDAY #102: Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda – Why Look Back?

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Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda’s “Why Look Back?” is our Song for Sunday. The clocks have gone forward which means we’re creeping towards summer. That also means the folks down in Australia are inching ever closer to their winter. But that hasn’t stopped Aussie keyboardist Harvey Sutherland and his band Bermuda from salvaging the last of […]

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 […]

Altered Tones – Moon Grass

Canadian jazz fusion band Altered Tones drop their debut, Moon Grass. I managed to work through 18 jazz albums last year, which was a record for me. I’m currently on 2 so far this year and Altered Tones’ Moon Grass is one of them. The Montreal fusion band formed in 2004 and their debut acts as a primer for […]

b0nds – lo0pholes vol. 1

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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, […]