Been A Second…But I’m Back!

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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)

SCOTLAND’S ‘LOOPER’ RELEASE 5 DISC BOX SET AND NEW ALBUM

INDIE-POP BAND FROM GLASGOW RELEASES LIMITED EDITION BOX SET AND NEW LP.
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In the early 2000’s I first heard the music of husband and wife duo (at the time, there are now two other members), Looper and loved the fresh indie pop the band created. The group is fronted by Belle and Sebastian co-founder Stuart David, his partner visual artist and Musician Kam used to make the videos for B and S in the early days.

The band as a huge catalog and have released a limited edition (only 200 made), 5 Disc box set entitled ‘These things’. The release is home to 58 tracks, plus a 20 page booklet which includes sleeves notes by The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess. A digital copy of the new album ‘Offgrid:Offline’ is also offered with the box set…what an awesome cache of goodness!!

The following video is for the single ‘I’m a photograph’ taken from the new record, it was created by Kam David and features photos sent in for a competion run by looper and Lomography…pretty neato!

BUY ‘THESE THINGS’ BOX SET – HERE

BUY ‘OFFGRID:OFFLINE’ LP – HERE

VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE ‘I’M A PHOTOGRAPH’ FROM THE LP ‘OFFGRID:OFFLINE’ –