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.
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.
It’s been a couple of years since we wrote about Open Mike Eagle and his ‘Rent party extension’ EP, so it was pretty exciting to hear this new release and re-discover his brand of smart, fully aware rap.
The six track release is home to some really tight joints, Mikes flow is brilliant as per usual and there is some sweet sampling afoot, particularly the third track ‘Raps For When It’s Just You And The Abyss’ which features the chorus of a ‘Broken Social Scene’ tune.
The final sign off track entitled ‘Ziggy Starfish (Anti-Anxiety Rap)’ was produced by Gold Panda and features his signature glitchy beats and token excitable energy…very cool.
Unfortunately we slept on his full length record ‘Dark Comedy’ released last year (Yeah…I was a new Mama and blogging didn’t happen so much!) but you can check out that wicked release, home to more of the same conscious greatness as the new EP over – HERE!
VOK have been creating some pretty lovely, soulful, electronic music for little over a year. Not too long ago the band signed to The Musebox, and now plan to release their debut EP entitled ‘Tension’ on October 21st, 2014.
I just listened to the tracks of said release and am pleasantly surprised…Yes there are the hushed, smooth vocals the Icelandic folk are renowned for, but these vocals are supported by some super nifty, experimental beats and sweet sax/guitar driven melodies.
WE FIRST HEARD SHANAZ’ LOVELY VOCALS ON THE NEW SINGLE ‘BUS’, A TUNE RECENTLY DROPPED BY ONE OF BLOGGERTRONIX’ FAVE LONDON BASED BANDS BENIN CITY. THE TRACK IS ON THE BANDS NEW EP ‘MIDNIGHT MALARKY’ WHICH DROPS TODAY!
SHANAZ’ CAKE EP WAS SELF RELEASED EARLIER THIS YEAR VIA SOUNDCLOUD. ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD YET. THE EP FEATURES THREE LO-FI SUPER STRIPPED DOWN TO THE BASICS SOULFUL TRACKS. THE MUSIC PERFECTLY CUSHIONS HER DELICATELY SMOOTH R&B VOCALS, ECLECTIC ENOUGH TO HOLD YOUR ATTENTION AND YET STILL LEAVE THE VOICE FRONT AND CENTER…. LOVELY STUFF!
FOR MORE INFO CHECK THE ABOVE LINKS.
STREAM CAKE EP –
VIDEO OF SHANAZ AND THE BENIN CITY LADS PERFORMING THE SINGLE ‘BUS’ A FEW WEEKS AGO, AT LONDON’S BEST LITERARY CLUB NIGHT ‘BOOK SLAM’ –