Give credit where credit is due, without this man, Dom from Big Gigantic, Lorin from Bassnectar and Derek and Michael from Pretty Lights, I'm not sure we would be where we are today...If i remember correctly Alex is from Tennessee and ended up moving to Boulder, CO and co opened Elm and Oak with Raw Russ. Alex B was originally the bass player in my all time favorite jam band Pnuma Trio. It was then back in 2008/2009 this new style of electronic music was starting to evolve. It was more laid back, it had a hip hop base with trippy samples and thick synths. 1320 Records was leading the pack in this sound wave. As of late he seems to be wanting to create new things and thats respectable. Im not gonna say he's leaning more mainstream with his sounds lately but the old stuff is just so rich. Peep it. And everybody tweet/write to the band Mansions of the Moon ( the other half of Pnuma Trio) and express how badly we need to see Pnuma Trio again live or in the studio. Thanks. I tweeted Alex B about it and he told me he's down for a reunion.
Griz who's from Detroit moved to Boulder, CO in about 2012. He lived a few houses down from a friend of mine when I was living there. I had the chance to see him a few times and I have the utmost respect for him. He's passionate about his music and his message. His music is very consistant, always putting out bangers that everyone can vibe too. He also kills it on the Sax.. Magical moments at red rocks<3 But check out some of these new and old ones. And if you haven't listened to his Mad Liberation or Rebel Era albums yet then do it.
The twins Kendrick and Sherwyn were signed to Elm and Oak as well and 1320 Records before even turning 21. There music is always changing, never staying with one similar sound for too long. Most everything they've but out I respect. I'd like to say their influence comes from hip hop production but I think Alex B (now paper diamond) had a lot to do with how these guys found themselves. I try not to mention Pnuma Trio if I don't have to but yeah.. along the same lines of foundation. And the Pan Fry video is super legit. These guys are legit, give them the respect they deserve.
The duo from New York has an underground dance sound mixed with an indie cool theme. Similarities to The Weeknd, with their gloomy production but sill upbeat when the chorus or a drop comes in. Certain songs make one come to a realization about certain things and I definitely had the connection with ASTR. Check them out if you wanna get deep or shake your ass..same thing right?
Can't even find a picture of this guy or maybe I didn't look hard enough but I'm happy with this one. Kinda how I'm feeling this morning, sorry for the lack of posts this weekend but I was away from my desk having an awesome Birthday celebration. Hope all is well, enjoy the new tunes.
Sometimes certain things feel right, like this post. If you weren't around when Wide Awake came out I'm sorry. I remember being at my spot, tripping an epic trip and my boy came through and hands me this mix. For 2009 this shit was light years ahead of its time, Dom clearly knows what he's doing and the progress he made with production and sax from 2008-2009 was pretty incredible. This one means a lot to me. And they're the first people ever to project a light show on the rocks at Red Rocks..just saying.
Marcel Everett describes his music as "doing drugs on a freeway...underwater." Well said Sir.. Personally I've been a big fan of this guy since 2012 and since im kinda doing this throwback thursday thing I feel like this one is a need be. Its some beautiful music, you can tell he puts his heart and soul into productions. I feel like you can feel how he did when he produced the song. Enjoy.
Shaun Fleming from Cali, is now Diane Coffee..He used to be in a band Foxygen..Since then he's moved to New York to pursue this new project. Theres a lot of emotion in his voice and this one in general is pretty epic. Great songwriting and harmonies. Has an old school vibe to it. Enjoy.
Jamie XX - Girl // Good Times ft Young Thug // NY is Killing Me ft Gil Scott-Heron ((Trunk Certified / Hella Chill)
For some reason if you have not listened to "The XX" especially the debut album you need to do that, but this is the producer and one half of that group. He's been putting out some more indie/alternative type electronic music. He does some random collabs but they always seem to awesome, Jamie XX is consistent and never seems to disappoint. Check out these couple and feel free to explore some of The XX.
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Jermey Malvin from Pittsburgh of Chrome Sparks started playing the drums at age 2 and has studied percussion and classical percussion until dropping out of the University of Michigan and moving to Brooklyn to pursue his beat making project. Just finishing up a mini tour, he plans on releasing a few more EPs and hopefully release a debut here soon. Some chill tunes...Chrome Sparks.
Hella Chill is more low-key.