Sunday, March 12, 2017

Fabio Ape reflects on his first full length

From the depths of Brazil arrives the Cifras Impressionantes album courtesy of the enigmatic live electronic artist Fabio Ape, who is just 25 years old. Throughout the 13 tracks we see an array of machines combine for a symphony of feelings, with endless layers of native and analog percussion, varied jazz inspired instrumentation, and warm, bent synthesizers. The work is by far his most accomplished yet, taking the listener on a journey through a South American dreamworld with influences ranging from Brian Eno to Nicolas Jaar. Using google translator to speak to us in English, he reflects about the story behind his latest work:

"This album was a mixture of productions and arrangements since 2015, with what I have been collecting during these years, with friends, partnerships, personal recordings, with part of concerts and presentations recorded as I presented myself in this period as well. Part of it was made in Florianopolis in the period in morei the 2014 to 2017 place inspired me a lot because it is a place with many natural landscapes, beaches, trails, waterfalls, people from all over the world and being directly involved in the musical production taking time I could do Something more worked. I started a composition course in 2016 that helped me with some more solid ideas regarding arrangement and musical creation, by the free music school in florianopolis, in this period I had the free time to create as well. I looked for motivation in something that contains references that has meaning for my musical formation."

Listen to Fabio Ape's "When Are The Others" from the forthcoming album here:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New EP from The Meteors Project on the way

Swimming with Astronauts is the latest EP produced by the emerging Egyptian duo known as The Meteors Project. The group's melodic electronica first caught the attention of Baltimore based Life On Planets during this year's Sandbox Festival, where their spaced-out broken beats were heard echoing off the Red Sea tides as the sun went down. Inspired by everything from early prog-rock, to trip hop and amalgamations of neo-classical and techno, their collaboration is a reflection of existential themes and questions. Creating movement through solid grooves supported by complex layers of polyphony and harmony, every installment is an exploration of oneself and its relationship to the big blue ball floating in the sky. Set for release in November, the 3 track EP is the 41st in the Better on Foot series.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

JAW features on 'Gamblers'

dOP singer/songwriter JAW's latest collaboration titled Gamblers is out next month:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

N'Dinga Gaba, Atjazz, Black Coffee to play South Africa

South African festival Spring Fiesta has announced a new phase of headliners for 2016, including DJ sets from N'Dinga Gaba, Atjazz, Black Coffee, and more.

Held at the Johannesburg 'Wild Waters' complex, the event has become an institution in recent years, where in 2015 Osunlade, Culoe De Song, and Lars Behrenroth were among the acts performing.

The announcement comes on the heels of a series of hot releases from the Baltimore based N'Dinga Gaba, both on his own Global Diplomacy label and other imprints. For more information, follow N'Dinga Gaba on facebook to receive the latest updates on tour and release info:

N'Dinga Gaba (Official Fanpage) 
Soul Candi Records (South Africa)
Global Diplomacy ~ Unity Through Sound 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Droog remix Life On Planets

Droog returns with a new remix packing serious heat just in time for summer. For fans of the deeper side of electronic music, the Los Angeles based DJ collective needs little introduction. Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe are recognized as leading purveyors of forward thinking dance music, on the west coast and beyond. The dj/producers have recently signed with Better on Foot, remixing the Life On Planets 'Denali' single from the group's Assemblage Points album. The resulting collaboration rocks the smooth, hypnotic house sound that has seen the Culprit label bosses tour the world over, and their intuition for finding the perfect groove has never been stronger. Listen to the track on Soundcloud now and stay tuned for it's July release:

Monday, May 9, 2016

D-Pulse mix Housework 008

Russian live electronic band D-Pulse have mixed a new podcast, this time dedicated to "vibe-oriented tanzmusik" according to the group.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Puro Urbano II - Back in the Groove

Balearic Islands based Puro Music continues to produce top notch DJ mixes. The latest in the series is the new compilation titled Puro Urbano II, featuring one mix by the label's music curator Sebas Ramis as well as another by residents Vik-T and Ohlle. The double-disc journey embodies the nomadic and cosmopolitan spirit that has made Puro a global destination with locations throughout the world. On Puro Urbano II the label goes back to where it all began, capturing the essence of nightlife inside of the original hotel's location. The mixes take us through the musical progression of a typical night at Puro's Opio Bar, featuring sounds ranging from jazzy trip-hop to disco and house, including contributions from talented producers like Ron Basejam, AndrĂ¡s, Pezzner, and DJ LeRoi. It's out now exclusively via Traxsource, the US based store recognized as the top retailer for soulful, deep house music.