The Eighth – Lost Readings

Mysterious Russian producer The Eighth gives us some of his “Lost Readings”. There’s something intriguing about The Eighth. His releases always seem to hide something you can’t figure out until you listen. Lost Readings is now different. It’s the first instalment of his “big experimental project”, originally created as a soundtrack, of “lost” content. But where does the mystery come in? The concept is a…

Sampleface’s World Cup Playlist

We’ve compiled a special World Cup playlist with songs from every nation in the tournament. The advantage of having run this blog for 6 years is the countries we’ve covered in that time. We still have some gaps to fill but in the meantime, celebrate the tournament starting on Friday with our special World Cup playlist. It features music/artists from every nation so you won’t…

The Eighth – Electro Tree Rediscovered

Self-proclaimed “strange beatmaker from Russia” The Eighth drops his second instrumental project, Electro Tree Rediscovered. Albums with elaborate backstories are wonderful and Electro Tree Rediscovered is no exception. According to The Eighth, all the events mentioned in the project occur during July 1963 and tell the a story of an expedition to an “unexplored island” to research a rare type of Sakura tree (or cherry blossom) that can produce electricity. Crazy…

21 Ways to Become the MacGyver of E-Digging

We gave you a list of 26 “e-digging” channels to find samples but now we have 17 more places to uncover some online gems. Like it or not, searching the internet for records or samples – or “e-digging” – is becoming a widespread phenomenon amongst the music production community. Noisey ran an article called Dusty but Digital: How Producers Went From Crate Digging to Youtube Surfing detailing the growing…

European Hip Hop Tour #10: Russia

From cool to cold, we’re in Russia for the latest stop on our European Hip Hop Tour. Country: Russia Population: (2012 estimate) 143,100,000 Capital: Moscow Currency: Russian ruble (RUB) Old places of interest (For the sake of geographical argument, we will only cover acts originating from the area now called Russia) While under Soviet rule, hip hop wasn’t a very popular genre, considering its origins. It…

Boora – The Art Of 10 Seconds (Part Two)

Boora’s The Art Of 10 Seconds (Part Two) is now available for streaming on Soundcloud. Blunted Astronaut Records’ Boora has returned bearing gifts. Well, the second part of his The Art Of 10 Seconds project and his theme has remained the same: exploring Soviet jazz from the ’60s and ’70s. It starts with some Russians talking and laughing before excavating the weird and wonderful world…