Lets Start With A Few Videos Shall We?!

JUAN COSBY FEAT. BLUEPRINT – ‘HARD TO BEAT’

Cincinnati based Juan Cosby came together with killer wordsmith ‘Blueprint‘ to create this track, an anthem for those striving to be the best and most productive version of themselves. This sweet joint is from the upcoming record, ‘Inhospitable Planet’ set to drop on  Grasshopper Juice Records, Summer 2017….stay tuned.

BUY – www.juancosby.bandcamp.com

MORE INFO – www.facebook.com/juancosby


RONLEY TEPER’S LIPLINERS – ‘LUCKY AND FINNEGAN’

This epic and gloriously detailed video, is the last in a trilogy created by Toronto’s wildly creative Ronley Teper, and Montreal based mixed media artist Davide Di Saro.

The video was hand drawn and really is beautiful, full of color and life. It is in the vein of the 70’s video for ‘Love is all‘ by Roger Glover, or that of Paul McCartney for the video of ‘We all Stand Together‘. Whereas the music has more of a Tom Waits vibe (think Swordfishtrombones), such a great mix of sounds and ideas!

You can watch the videos for the other two tracks from the trilogy here – the soothing Faith & the skip along, sweet Pointy Petals (Rose)

BUY –  the three Singles that make up the trilogy – ‘Faith’, ‘pointy Petals (Rose)’ & ‘Lucky & Finnegan’

 

MORE INFO – www.ronleyteper.com


DERADOORIAN – ‘YOUR CREATOR’

Deradoorian (Angel Deradoorian) is an artist who was formally bassist and vocalist in the band Dirty Projectors. She has collaborated in the past with Matmos, The Roots and Flying Lotus to name a few, but released her solo EP entitled ‘Mind Raft’ in 2009.

The above video is for the song ‘The Creator’ taken from her debut full length, ‘The Expanding Flower Planet’, a really beautiful record which was released on Anticon Records this past fall.

This super hypnotic, bright and yet somewhat calming video, was created in remote collaboration between artist Olivia Wyatt and Angel Deradoorian from across the States.

BUY – ‘THE EXPANDING FLOWER PLANET’ LP

MORE INFO – www.anticon.com/artist/deradoorian


CHASSOL – ‘LA ROUTE DE LA TRACE’ (PIEUVRE REMIX)

Chassol is one of the most understated pianist/musicians coming out of Paris at the moment. A real innovator when it comes to experimentation in classical and world music, he often uses samples from video footage, as a base from which to create a track. I saw him at a music event here in Geneva, talking about his creative process, and found it fascinating. This video by TricateVision is  a great introduction to the artist and what makes him tick –

 

Pieuvre remixed ‘La route de la trace’ from the album Big Sun, and Chassol made the above video with unreleased images from the ‘Carnival of Fort de France’ in the West-Indies.

BUY – ‘BIG SUN’ LP (CD/VINYL)

MORE INFO – www.chassol.fr


THE FRANK AND WALTERS – ‘WE ARE THE YOUNG MEN’

 

The Frank and Walters are a band from Cork, Ireland that have been creating and releasing brilliant, fun, smart music for the last two decades or so. I got to see them just under 10 years ago and had such a great time…they have a bit of a cult following back in Cork (where the show was) and it was really exhilarating to see how much their fans love and support them…singing along to every song, the energy was killer.

The above video is for the song ‘We are the young Men’, taken from the bands latest album “Songs for the Walking Wounded” which dropped this past fall. If you enjoyed this rock-out track you should buy the record which is also home to the song ‘Stages’ a down to earth tune about finding a peace and balance within yourself and others…forgiving to move on, to look at things through the eyes of another is really important sometimes. Stages features fellow Cork man Cillian Murphy, reading the spoken word part at the end…lovely voice, nice touch.

BUY – ‘SONGS FOR THE WALKING WOUNDED’ LP

MORE INFO – www.frankandwalters.net/band

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Been A Second…But I’m Back!

What’s Up?!

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So it’s been over a year since I posted here on Bloggertronix. I managed to let my domain name expire and some fella in Asia was holding it ransom for an unimaginable amount so yeah….there was that…during that time I was dealing with a bunch of pretty chronic health issues, and Mummying to the max with my 2 year old son, Dax. I took over a year off. Stopped working for labels, bands and managing artists and focused on my health and family….sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

Fast forward to last month and I finally got my Bloggertronix domain back! Whoop! Got it at auction for next to nothing and so http://www.bloggertronix.com is back in action! Health is getting back on track…kiddo is off to creche a few times a week and I can start going through the over 3,000 emails in my blog account, and researching for music to post! So stay tuned!

p.s – If you have music for me to check out please send it to me via – bloggertronix@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/bloggertronix

VIDEOS THAT ROCK OUR BOAT AT THE MOMENT…

JEL – ‘STEADY’ (FROM THE LP ‘LATE PASS’)

Anticon co-founder Jel dropped his third album ‘late Pass’ this spring..the single ‘Steady’ is the first from the release. Of the album the artist says –

“Sometimes the inspirations came from walking around outside, sometimes they would come from a Boots Riley song,” Jel said. “We’re an easily seduced culture in a twisted tornado of cell phones and information overload. As a response, I kept things a little more minimal. I didn’t want to over do the drums. I wanted to get my point across.”

BUY  – www.anticon.com/item/late-pass

MORE INFO – www.anticon.com/artist/jel 


HUMAN DON’T BE ANGRY – ‘1985’ (FROM DEBUT S/T ALBUM)

Malcolm Middleton’s new project after ‘Arab Strap’ is decidedly more up beat than his previous band, but you can still hear A.S’s signature guitar riffs. ‘Human Don’t Be Angry’s self titled debut record, was released earlier this summer and the above video was for the first single ‘1985’.

BUY – ‘HUMAN DON’T BE ANGRY’


ALGIERS – ‘BLOOD’ (FROM THE LP ‘

Raging guitars, soulful vocals, deep dark stuff! The above video is for the 7″ single release ‘Blood’ dropped by Atlanta, Georgia native musician’s Algiers. The band dropped their debut self titled album on Matador Records earlier this year…and currently split their time between New York & London.

BUY – ALGIERS LP

MORE INFO – www.facebook.com/Algierstheband


THE HIGHEST ORDER – ‘STARE DOWN THE BARREL OF TODAY’ (SINGLE)’

‘The Highest Order’ is another project of Toronto’s Simone Schmidt whom we wrote about in 2009 with her band ‘One Hundred Dollars’ and a few years later with the solo project ‘Fiver’. This woman has some fierce pipes! A truly mesmerizing voice that features prominently with ‘The Highest Order’, along side some gloriously twangy guitar playing.

The above video was directed by Simone too…using footage from over 10 years of mini DV camera recording…what a trip! In regards to the lyrics Schmidt says – “Lyrically, it’s definitely about feeling ruled by ambivalence – the state of feeling conflicting feelings simultaneously,”

BUY SINGLE – STARE DOWN THE BARREL OF TODAY

BUY DEBUT LP – ‘IF IT’S REAL’

MORE INFO – www.highest-order.com


MAJICAL CLOUDZ – ‘SILVER CAR CRASH’


Montreal’s Devon Welsh is the founder of Majical Cloudz. He produces and preforms his personal, minimalist electronic music with the help of Matthew Otto. The duo also produced and directed the above video for the single ‘Silver Car Crash’, a track taken from their upcoming sophomore, which drops on October 16th.

PRE-ORDER LP – ARE YOU ALONE?

MORE INFO – MATADOR ARTIST – MAJICAL CLOUDZ

WILLIE CORTEZ RELEASES MINI EP

‘FOREVER ALONE’, GARDENAL FREE DOWNLOAD
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Paris based Willie Cortez has been on Bloggertronix’s radar for quite a while, firstly with his project Seppuku Paradigm created with his brother Alex, and then later with his work on horror movie soundtracks ‘Martyrs’ and ‘Red Nights’.

Over the past year Cortez has been working on and releasing new material, including a killer video for the new track ‘Note to Self‘, which is available as a limited edition 7″ single.

This mini ep release is home to 4 tracks that are as raw and real as they come. Recorded in a garden at night time, during a stint in the south of France this summer. Rough around the edges, totally off the cuff and lo-fi, these tunes are lovely…and quite a change from the super produced tracks of his past releases.

Of particular note are the tracks ‘Unfinished’ and ‘About time’. ‘Unfinished’ has a great southern Americana, plod along vibe and sports some deadly vocals that mirror that of Yoni Wolf of Cali based ‘Why?’….great stuff!

‘About time’ features a soft vocal bed that is slowly built upon to hit a roaring solid wall of guitar sound…a throw back to those horror movie soundtracks Cortez released a few years ago.

If you’re a fan of Pavement, superchunk and My Bloody Valentine check this release out…stream or download for free below.

AFRICAN GHOST VALLEY RELEASE NEW MATERIAL VIA ‘HYLE TAPES’

SWISS BASED AFRICAN GHOST VALLEY DROP NEW EP, ‘ ARA’

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Late last week sound explorers ‘African Ghost Valley’ dropped their first tape release, with Paris based experimental music label Hyle Tapes.

The four track release features more of AGV’s signature eerie sounds…drones, spacey vibes and deep tones. Press play, sit back and let this duo take you on a super, future, sound journey!

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If you are a fan of the Blade Runner, Mad Max and Terminator sound tracks be sure to check these fellows out…

The release not only comes on limited edition tape, but is  also available with free streaming or as a digital download.

Buy the tape at the link below and stay tuned for more releases from African Ghost Valley.

LA BASED ROBOT KOCH ANNOUNCES NEW RECORD

‘HYPERMOMENT’, ROBOT KOCH’S NEW LP SET TO DROP IN NOVEMBER 2015.
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By far one of the most creative and other worldly, electronic music producers and DJ’s coming out of Berlin, Robot Koch has been a fave of Bloggertronix for a while. His work with Jahcoozi and Berlin based MC RQM, was what first introduced us to this artist, and since that time he has grown both musically and career wise, and last year garnered the German Music Composers Award for best composer of electronic music.

Robot’s first full length release in four years is set to drop on Monkeytown Records, in early November.

Check out the first super slick single from the release, entitled “Circles” feat. Curtain Blue and Delhia de France below.

PRE-ORDER – HYPERMOMENT LP


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MILO, OPEN MIKE EAGLE, BUSDRIVER AND PALS, TEAM UP FOR ‘CATCHER OF THE FADE’ EP

 MEMBERS OF HELLFYRE CLUB AND TEAM SUPREME UNITE TO CREATE KILLER EP.
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It was bound to happen sooner or later, two LA based crews coming together to create a super brilliant release. Earlier last week  milo, Open Mike Eagle and Nick Diamonds featured on Nalepa‘s beautifully chill joint “Another One of Mine“. It turns out that this tune was to be the single to the new four track EP.


This is smart, forward thinking rap at it’s best…the EP production is just as fresh and bright as the single…not over polished, clean with just the right amount of sheen. The release was produced by  Nalepa, Great Dane, Promnite and Penthouse Penthouse respectively… some seriously sweet stuff!

The lyrics for these tunes are personal, revealing….I’ve got them on high rotation and if you’re down with this sort of thing, I think you will too.

STREAM  – CATCHER OF THE FADE (EP)

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE – CATCHER OF THE FADE (EP)