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ART BLEEK: Message To The Dreamer

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May 16 2010
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Artist: ART BLEEK
Title: Message To The Dreamer
Format: Download Only (MP3 only)
Label: Eevo Next (@)
Rated: *****
Mixing techno and house Art Bleek is back with a full length album titled MESSAGE TO THE DREAMER. Bringing in hypnotic and Miami house lushy atmospheres Arthur Pochon on the ten tracks of the album focused his efforts on the creation of a progressive atmosphere where the alternation of bass lines and rhythms are the main elements. Melody is at the service of the rhythm which is now syncopated and now 4/4. Sounds come and go while the main rhythm bounce and lead the whole track. Now obsessive and now dreamy Art Bleek will please the lover of house music...

VV.AA.: Vermin VS Noah23 EP

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May 16 2010
Artist: VV.AA.
Title: Vermin VS Noah23 EP
Format: Download Only (MP3 only)
Label: Vermin Street (@)
Distributor: Additech
Rated: *****
Noah Brickley a.k.a. Noah 23 has almost 20 years of activity into the independent hip hop scene with ten albums on his back. The people at Vermin Street decided to celebrate with a collaborative E.P. where you can find Vinyl Blight (Vermint Street's Nick musical outlet) duetting with Noah on the original mix of "Blackstone" followed by five remixes of the tune. They are brought you by Mochipet (the Glitch Hop version is based on lead synths and man, he knows how to make those oscillators work!), Dsub, the man behind Boston's Glitch and Wonky Hop monthly "Lost In Bass" and partner of the Glitch.FM radio show of the same name, brings a less aggressive version which is still able to make you bounce while the synth pads create the atmosphere. Innerfuze's Itc Hop version keeps out the main melodies and replace them with reverbered drums and bass frequencies. ParanoidZen's Head Spin mix sounds like a two step/d'n'b dark psychedelic one. ArcRunner is the last one and turn the track into a grime industrial tune. Another great release that you'll find exclusively at Additech starting from May the 26th.

AUDDIE: Ein Bergamotte

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May 14 2010
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Artist: AUDDIE
Title: Ein Bergamotte
Format: 12"
Label: Full Panda
Rated: *****
With fifteen years of activity into the electronic field, Auddie is releasing his latest 12" for the Full Panda label. The opening track "Bergamotte" is a eight minutes techno obsessive tune based on bass lines alternation. The second one, "Goldmund", is a bit more hypnotic with looping elements and light industrial rhythms here and there which couple the analog drum beats. The third and last one "Craz electron" is based on minimal rhythmical and melodic progressions with the add of treated vocal and guitar samples toward the third of the seven minutes. Nice one...

MUSIC BOX: November

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May 14 2010
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Artist: MUSIC BOX
Title: November
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: Lydian Label
Rated: *****
Music Box is a collaboration between Aaron Wheeler (aka Laszlo) and Todd Baker and NOVEMBER is their first E.P. Mixing i.d.m. rhythms, kinda romantic or lounge jazzy piano melodies and great guitar lines the duo have created a particular music made of many layers. The complex structure characteristic of minimal techno music won't stop the occasional listener to relax digging the mood of the opening "November" or the following "King fisher". Try to imagine an i.d.m. version of King Of Convenience and you'll have pretty much an idea of Music Box's sound. Along with the three original tunes you'll find a cool remix of "King fisher" where all the instruments have been cut into tiny peaces and plaid creating a nice i.d.m. lounge track where the main piano chords duet with fractal sounds.

The Q4: Darker Days

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May 10 2010
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Artist: The Q4
Title: Darker Days
Format: 12"
Label: Project Moon Circle (@)
Rated: *****
TheQ4 is a Dutch production trio consisting of sampling specialists Sense, Arts the Beatdoctor and STW. DARKER DAYS is their latest E.P. which is anticipating their album "Sound surroundings". Available in vinyl+tape and digital download, the release contains six great trip-hop tunes that won't shall be missed by The Propellerheads' or Portishead lovers. Tracks like "One Of These Days (Glen Porter Remix)" (which contains The Doors vocal samples) or "Reminisce will amaze you for the way of mixing tiny samples and for the ability of making the tunes sound smooth. Lounge atmospheres and trip hop rhythms will turn your room into a 60s club where Sean Connery is playing 007 day after day. A real cinematic experience...


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