Meet SAM, Our New AI Machine

We have a new addition to the team and it’s name is SAM. Technology is moving at lightning speed (although we still can’t get printers to print first time without messing with the Wi-Fi, but I digress.) Because of that, we’ve created a machine called SAM (Sampling Artificial Machine). It will feature in a few posts including a new series called Bitiques where we’ll do…

Drummer Drums Along To The Vocal Rhythm Of Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka never sounded so good, thanks to this impressive drummer following the internal rhythms of the “I Said Good Day Sir” scene. Just the one iconic scene (of which there were many from Willy Wonka.) It makes you wonder whether the rhythmic speech was on purpose or pure coincidence. Brilliant either way. Good day sir!

DOCUMENTARY: The Art of Listening (2017)

Directors Michael Coleman and Emmanuel Moran shoot a documentary “for music fans to rediscover the intricacies and details available in the sounds of their favorite recordings.” The Art of Listening is a documentary film about the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear, from the intent of an instrument maker and composer, to the producers and engineers who capture and preserve an artist’s voice….

Mastering Guides

Reddit user uploads two awesome guides on mastering. As much as we love lo-fi beats and the grit of a vinyl record, we fully appreciate the craft of mixing and mastering. Madvillainy, Champion Sound, Knxwledge’s releases for Stones Throw (at the very least) – they’ve all been mixed and mastered. Most beatmakers loathe this task and just don’t bother. If you’re lucky enough to get…

Dodie Manta – Fragmented Memories

Leo & Pipo Music’s Dodie Manta releases new album Fragmented Memories. Genres deserve to have their boundaries stretched, broken, and otherwise removed. Influencers become the influenced and vice versa. Dodie Manta had those ideas in mind with Fragmented Memories, his newest album for Leo & Pipo Music. There’s something very eerie and foreboding about the music on this release. A contrast of the mechanical and…

Al Massrieen – Modern Music

Jakarta release their 7th Habibi Funk album from an Egyptian band. Heavily encouraged by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz, Hany Shenoda fathered Al Massrieen as a way of modernising Egyptian music. His influence helped increase their popularity in Egypt in the 1970s. The music has aged but it still twinkles with an air of happiness. Stream it below.

Daryl Donald – Solitude

Scottish producer Daryl Donald takes soulful comfort in Solitude, his latest album. Scotland is vastly overlooked for music that isn’t pop or indie. They have a burgeoning hip hop scene thanks to the likes of Jaisu and Hudson Mohawke amongst others. However, soul and R&B don’t spring to mind and that’s why Daryl Donald stands out beautifully. Solitude paints a masterpiece with velvet hues of…

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, that’s when things get intriguing. Brandon* is a wizard in that…