Peace to Mateo is the musical nom de plume of Detroit producer/founder of Young Heavy Souls Records Matt Black. Since forming YHS in 2011, Black’s imprint has released choice recordings by a diverse roster of artists including Blockhead, Eliot Lipp, Cru the Dynamic and Mux Mool.
On his upcoming eight-track debut album, Some Strange Reason, Black embarks down a road of musical exploration, navigating through genres like downtempo, glitch and dub.
We’re thrilled to world premiere “Blue Light Ocean,” a majestic trip-hop track culled from the LP where Black lets his imagination run wild.
“While arranging the final version, I envisioned being tossed around an ocean at night, being submerged and pulled along with the current towards some surreal beach,” Black says. “‘Blue Light Ocean’ represents one of the main themes of the album, which is the balance between organic and digital. There’s a lot of synthesized sounds juxtaposed with guitar, bass and live drum recordings. This track also serves as a time capsule that includes dozens of samples I recorded from fellow YHS artists over the last two years. Alongside the programmed drum patterns are kit recordings of Nuntheless and Wing Vilma. I tracked them jamming over the track separately, almost a year apart, and used bits and pieces to create some of the drum loops you hear in the song. There’s also vocal chops from Primer, and random horn stabs from Norty that I recorded when I went to visit him last year in Colorado.”
Get a first listen below and be sure to check the PTM’s debut album on August 31.
Los Angeles-based DJ/producer/singer/songwriter Kim Anh is all about good vibes and deep tunes.
After making an impact on the scene as a party promoter, this talented multi-hyphenate has gone on to craft a discerning sound, releasing music on Warner, EMI, and Yellow Year Records. She’s also remixed tracks for big-name-acts like Peaches, Tegan & Sara and Sam Sparro.
We’re thrilled to world premiere the title cut from her forthcoming Make Me Feel EP due out on July 13 via Good For You Records. It’s a melodic deep-house vocal jam that’s gonna rock a lot of dance floors this summer.
Get a first listen below and be sure to check out remixes from Juan Maclean, Craig Williams and Tim K.
A year ago we introduced you to Lúlla, an electronic-pop duo featuring British producer Vern from Nude Disco and Icelandic singer-songwriter Heidrun Bjornsdottir. Their musical recipe is all about pairing two simple ingredients: ’80s European synth-pop and melancholy vocals.
With the 2017 six song mini album Winter In The City and a stellar cover of Pet Shop Boys’ “Love Comes Quickly” under their belt, the pair make a welcome return this month with their new single, “Suffer,” due out July 15 on Nude Disco Records.
Here’s what they had to say about “Suffer,” a track we’re pleased to word premiere: “It tells a story of the complications of three in a relationship. But not the usual three you would think of — the domineering Mother and the conversations that arise from these situations.”
Dance music journeyman CJ Jeff has been making dance floors sweat for nearly two decades, from behind the boards and DJ booth.
The Greek DJ/producer, who runs Rhythmetic Records and has recently released tracks on 8Bit, Objektivity, and Kling Klong, makes a strong return to Yoshitoshi with his new scorcher “So Far From Home.”
Influenced by artists including Massive Attack, Pink Floyd and Danny Tenaglia, the veteran’s new effort is a melodic peak-hour vocal stormer of the highest order.
We’re thrilled to world premiere Yoshitoshi label boss Sharam’s immaculate edit of CJ’s latest and greatest. (It’s your the only opportunity to listen to the track in its entirety.) Hit the play button below and crank it to eleven.