Ten years after a limited-edition vinyl debut, Express Rising has returned with another long player of atmospheric instrumentals.
The first time I heard “Only the Strong Survive” by DJ Krush and C.L. Smooth, I was blown away. It just sounded so different from the other hip-hop I was listening to at the time.
“Hard Times” is a prime example out of Griz’s catalogue of tunes to showcase his soulful, hard-hitting sound. Love this one!
“Morse” by Nightmares On Wax is downtempo at its finest.
On “Keepers,” from Doc Delay’s debut album Morgan, classic psychedelia meets heavy, head-nodding beats in an arrangement that sounds sampled from a long-gone era. Only it is a Doc Delay original.
Reliably groovy and melodic, Bonobo’s “Cirrus” is accompanied by a gorgeously trippy video, where commercial archival footage of a bright and cheerful 1950s America is time-stretched and duplicated into fantastical clockwork shapes. Mad Men meets M.C. Escher.
“Remember Me” is a Skull Snaps-sampling track from Blue Boy’s 1996 “Scattered Emotions EP” on Guidance Recordings.
Ten years and twelve albums into his career, Will Holland aka Quantic shows no sign of stopping. This new double-disc retrospective highlights his amazingly varied music released under a number of studio projects.
The Eighteenth Street Lounge & Marvin management team are taking over the summer pool parties at the Capitol Skyline Hotel.
I gotta give some much-deserved respect to an artist buried in tonight’s Warehouse line-up: Manchester-based Trus’me, producer of late-night, jazzed-up, dubbed-out Detroit-styled house and disco.