Hedzoleh Soundz Aug09

Hedzoleh Soundz

The Macrotones Aug05

The Macrotones

Mophono (Natural Sel...

Javelin

Lord Newborn and the...

New Jaga Jazzist Jam

Fink (Cinematic Orch...

Lushlife

Sometimes you just have to believe the hype. It feels like it’s been ages since a truly fresh perspective has come out of the underground hip-hop scene.

Nosaj Thing

I’ve been corrupted. You know you’ve stumbled upon something great when you’re exhibiting obsessive behaviors like playing a song 10 times in a row because 2:55 just isn’t long enough

A.M. Architect

A.M. Architect is another project from Diego Chavez (Aether), together with Daniel Stanush, building on a foundation of guitar and keys over smartly produced beats.

Aether

Today’s post “Variance” captures the mood perfectly but this is a record meant to be listened to from start to finish (oh, the horror!) with unexpectedly funky BPM changes (“It Was”) and nods to Aether’s many influences (“Makeshift Sanctuary” could be part II to Blockhead’s “Sunday Seance.”)

Cornershop

The Foreign Exchange

Today’s post, “Something to Behold” is a perfect example of what these two do best. Enjoy. Highly recommended.

Midnight Lab Band

“How could I not know about this shit, when it’s being done right here in my backyard?” My guess is that the secret bunker lab that these guys work their sonic experiments in is somehow off the grid.

Max Tundra Sep12

Max Tundra

Few, if any, current producer/musicians out there manage to be as dense and melodically satisfying as Max Tundra, unapologetically birthing electronic pop so saccharine that it reminds of you of your mom’s favorite 90s tracks from Lisa Stansfield and Desiree.

Minotaur Shock

… Other maverick online music models have resulted since (like NIN’s free record), but few have the charm of the recent 4AD release from David Edwards, aka Minotaur Shock.

Red Snapper

So imagine my surprise — thinking Red Snapper had gone the way of so many bands before them — when a brand new record shows up in my mailbox from Red Snapper. The original Red Snapper.

Roots Manuva vs. Mat...

Few things are as exciting as a really top-notch, unsolicited, new-to-the-world remix. It wouldn’t be sensible of me to reveal my sources, but scissorkick has recently come across a truly stellar remix of Roots Manuva’s “Again and Again” by Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.