Category Archives: albums/EPs

Dany F – F

Cumbia, a characteristic music genre from Latin America countries, has been the source of inspiration for the modern electronic music artists which lead to the creation of the movement called digital cumbia. Tracks made in the spirit of this subgenre are usually joyful compositions that easily fill the dancefloors all around the world. No wonder – after all, this music can get the wildest South American fiestas going.

But it is not always like this. Sometimes, cumbia melodies are used to create more relaxing songs, in some cases possessing even deep house or techno elements. This is what Dany F, a young and talented Colombian producer, presents in his last year’s album F. The release is full of hypnotizing instrumental tracks which are enriched with tropical sounds and the typical cumbia rhythms. You will more than like it!

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Cuzzy Q – Late Bloomer

I guess it is high time to present some decent rapping here, don’t you think? It will be brought to us by Cuzzy Q, a 19-year-old artist from Chicago, who among his hip hop peers has been the last one to publish a proper project – hence the title of the album is Late Bloomer. But I don’t see anything wrong in taking one’s time to hone his craft in order to eventually come up with something extraordinary. This is exactly what happened in the case of this American artist as Late Bloomer is full of potential that is ready to explode in the near future. And then, who knows, maybe the Q in Cuzzy Q will be as valuable as the one in Q-Tip’s nickname?

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Argy & Mama – Dominonation

Although Dominonation is a first ever album by Argy & Mama, both members of this thrilling duo are far away from being newcomers to the music industry. A male part of the band is Argyris Theofilis, a Greek DJ and producer who, after moving to London in 2004, debuted with an EP exactly ten years ago and since then has risen to international fame with his releases being published by worthy labels like Cocoon or Permanent Vacation. His partner in crime is Simone Ogunbunmi, UK-native artist who is not just a vocalist but has also produced several tracks for the album. She happens to be mates with Kele Okereke and was opening for him during one of the tours. As Mama she has also contributed vocals for compositions from Tiefschwarz, Munk, Catz ‘n Dogz and more.

The pair met in Berlin and decided to join forces. The effects can be heard on Dominonation which has been released just last week on prestigious BPitch Control label. It is a collection of eleven tracks presenting different approaches at house music but all of them are at the highest possible level of quality which makes this album a truly enjoyable listen.

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Radial – Inverso Mundi EP

Being a long-time member of an underground collective Strictly Techno back in the ’90s, Bas Mooy was one of the pioneers of the Dutch techno scene. Later on, this experienced DJ marked the beginning of the new century with an establishment of the prominent label Audio Assault in 2002 together with his friend Jeroen Liebregts, another notable producer from the Netherlands who is performing under the name Radial.  The newest project of Mooy – namely Mord Records – seems to be his solo effort but it was none other’s than Radial’s Linea Recta EP to be the first release of this Rotterdam-based label. It is clearly visible then that the partnership of these two continues to be solid therefore there is no surprise in the fact that Mord opens its catalogue for 2015 with a brand new – and fantastic for that matter – Inverso Mundi EP created by Liebregts.

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Oxford Drama – Fluctuations EP

When I wrote about Oxford Drama in May last year, it was obvious that this duo has the potential to reach a broader audience with their charming sound. And although this process may not have been happening as rapidly for them as in the case of The Dumplings, a fellow Polish wonderkids band, the pair did start to tour the country, support notable artists (Trust or Taylor McFerrin) and appear on the national radio stations. The fact that their fanbase has not been increased by tens of thousands of people has actually turned out to be a blessing as it allowed the intimacy in their music to remain untouched.

Now Gosia Dryjanska and Marcin Mrowka are back with a new EP called Fluctuations which is their first ever official release. It is out digitally on Brennnessel Records and bearing in mind that this label has been founded by the members of Kamp! and it gathers the most outstanding electronic music artists from Poland, this is exactly the place where they should be.

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