Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Sun Glitters

Thankfully, albeit late at night, there are radio stations out there playing innovative, exciting, game changing music.

Tonight I tuned in and for the first time heard 'Sun Glitters', the exact track I'm not sure, but here are a few I have listened too since coming home. My favourite by far is the track below, its just awesome.

Sun Glitters - The Wind Caresses Her Hair

Sun Glitters - Too Much To Lose

Sun Glitters - Softly and Slowly

If you like these, check out the mass collection on Sun Glitters bandcamp

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Beatmatic - Beats Of Skyrim

Proud to post another local artist on here. This time it is Beatmatic, a guy I spent some good years of high school with and who has clearly gone on to make some cool music.

'Beats of Skyrim' is an album compiled using samples from the soundtrack of the increasingly popular Skyrim.

Here's a little interview with Beatmatic. Open up the link below and have a listen while you read, you wont be disappointed.

What brought you to make this album and what were your influences?

"Last year when Skyrim came out, I immediately got hooked to it , it's a very addictive game if you have played it! One of the things that finishes off the atmosphere is the epic soundtrack, so I did some research and found out who Jeremy Soule(the guy who made the soundtrack) is and then I bought the soundtrack and it was even better than I expected. I thought, why not make an album with all these amazing tracks. I sample but try to do it in a way that removes it from the original to create something completely different. I achieve the results through playing with pitch and effects to make the sound unrecognisable. I  then chop it up and play it in a way as to make new rhythms. Once that is done its a matter of putting it all together to make trippy, chilled electronic hip-hop."

Who inspires you?

I take inspirtaion from all types of music, but the biggest ones are Flying Lotus(for experimenting with sounds that shouldn't really fit), Tool(they make crazy trippy prog-rock), 9th Wonder(for the sampling) and Orrest(a personal friend and an inspiring music artist who gave me a lot of inspiration).

Where do you want your music to take you / your music to take you?

In future I would like to perform a visual/audio nights in Manchester. I don't want to sign to a label as I love my artistic freedom and I don't ever want to get famous, I just want my music to represent me not me trying to represent my music and hopefully one day I can perform to a ton of people; that would be awesome.

Thanks to Beatmatic for the interview.

Be sure to check out this album. It has something for everyone, my personal favourite is the bass pounding 'The Fallen'. Its short but so so sweet! Another favourite of mine is opening track 'Unbound', it is impossible not to get caught in the sway of the beat.

For a download of 'Beats of Skyrim' check out the link below.

Also, if you would like more information on Beatmatic or would like me to put you in touch, head over to the contact section and let me know.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Clams Casino - Im God

This is this weeks track for me to obsess over and play on repeat.

Clams Casino - I'm God

It slowly eases you in and then drops. From that moment you don't look back, and just flow.

As the song says "Its what happens, When... Take... Deep... Breaths..."
Perfectly fitting.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

James Drake - New Release

Earlier this year I wrote about James Drake, a childhood friend, who is currently pursuing a solo music career.

This is his latest release, acoustic love song 'Stormy Weather'.

James Drake - Stormy Weather

James is currently working on building a fan base though giging and self promotion. So if you like this, show a friend, or if you are interested in booking James or would like some more information drop me an email (see contact) and I will put you in touch.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Had a browse and came across an awesome musician under the alias of 'Ponchos'.
I cant find out much about the guy, except he lives in Boston.

His music is pure escapism, pulling you into electronic soundscapes beyond imagination. All you have to do its put on you headphones, close your eyes and you're gone. Favourites of mine so far are 'Chatter' and 'The Heart'; both offer something completely different. Chatter feels like its a bonus track from a lost Bloc Party album, perfectly melodic with all the right synth overtones and warmth. The Heart on the other hand is dark. Dissonant strings make way for ghostly vocals and a reverberating piano; its stunning.

I am currently working my way though the rest of his videos as I write this and the strangest thing is some of them have no more than 6 hits!?!

Here are a couple for you to check out. Hope you like them.

Ponchos - Chatter

Ponchos - The Heart