Premiere: The Sushi Club – Kuro

The Sushi Club Syma EP

Veteran electronic music producer Tomio Tremmel’s The Sushi Club is a longstanding vehicle that allows him to explore ambient and downtempo music. With over two decades of experience crafting soundscapes to his credit, the Heidelberg, Germany-born artist slowly eases himself into the realm of deep house on two of the three tracks on his upcoming Syma EP.

We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the chilled gem “Kuro” from Tremmel’s new collection. It’s a meandering, hypnotic cut comprised with a pulsating beat, squelchy bass, melodic synth lines and atmospheric vibe. Pure magic, if you ask us.

Hit the play button below and get a first listen. Be sure to check the full EP when it’s released on April 6 via Miava Records.

Premiere: North Sea Navigator’s “The Rend” Remixed by TAO Is Something For Your Mind, Body & Soul

North Sea Navigator

Former Gravenhurst guitarist/artist/composer/producer Paul Nash will unveil his debut solo album, The Memory Clears the Space for What’s Needed (Blurred Recordings), crafted under his North Sea Navigator moniker, on April 13.

The Bristol-based Nash’s full-length features guest vocalists Nadine Gingell (pka Lady Nade) and Jo Mary Butler, as well as guest spoken-word artist/actor Joe Shire.

Lead track “The Rend” has received the remix treatment from a trio of underground remixers, and we’re pleased to world premiere TAO’s sparse, heartfelt downtempo interpretation. TAO use the song’s earnest vocals, gruff spoken-word hook and shimmering guitar lines and ever-so-gently juxtapose it with delicate boom bap for winning results.

“Despite loving the original, I wanted to merge it with my hip-hop background and throw some guitar on it,” says TAO. “This remix is what surfaced. Big thanks to Steve, Matt and Louis from Blurred Recordings for releasing it and a massive thanks to Paul Nash (North Sea Navigator) for creating the original and letting us remix it!”

Premiere: Listen to Minutes Unlimited’s ‘Making Contact’ EP Produced by Michna & Eliot Lipp During Historic East Coast Bomb Cyclone Winter Storm

Minutes Unlimited

Old Man Winter really kicked New York City’s butt this year. Four nor’easters in three weeks brought snow and arctic cold, knocked out power and closed airports and schools. Big Apple residents were sent scrambling for bread, milk and beer at Trader Joe’s and local bodegas throughout the five boroughs.

Instead of taking a snow day during January’s Bomb Cyclone, an epic storm that wreaked havoc on the East Coast, kindred musical spirits Michna and Eliot Lipp hunkered down in the lab and casually laid down a soundscape of minimal tracks on tape with synths and beats. Not too long after the snow melted the pair had completed the Making Contact EP, a gloriously satisfying instrumental trap record, under their Minutes Unlimited alias.

We’re thrilled to world premiere the four-track EP out tomorrow on Young Heavy Souls. Get a first listen below. Here’s hoping spring is here to stay!

Image by Rebeca Diaz

Minutes Unlimited EP

Mother Nature is the Star of the Music Video for Noah Pred’s Electro Gem “Mantissa” Shot on an iPhone

NOAH PRED by Giovanni Dominice

Noah Pred’s body of work as an electronic music artist spans techno, house, dub, acid and beyond. After recently releasing a selection of solo EPs for Traumraum, Compute, and Biotop, the founder of the revered Thoughtless imprint investigates many of those styles on his captivating new album, Concrescence (Biotop), which is the two-time Juno Award nominee’s first full-length since 2013’s Third Culture.

We’re pleased to world premiere the music video for “Mantissa,” a breakbeat-laden, electro-charged track from Pred’s latest long-player. The Berliner directed and edited the gorgeous clip, using iPhone video of nature shot during recent travels.

“The combination somehow matches the contrasts of ‘Mantissa,'” says Pred, who stitched the video together with generative visuals sourced from the original track. “Liquid, bubbling synth lines wind their way through rugged electro breaks; wisps of distant pads drift lazily like sand; acid chirps plaintive as the distant cries of birds against the wind — pristine settings colorized in memory, captured with the digital interference of a modern-day mind.” Continue Reading