Techno Premiere: Victorious – Good Behavior

Synths of Eden is the official promoter of Capiroto Records, so we present you with Victorious and Good Behavior.

Producer from São Paulo, Victorious (Iuri Pereira) produces and plays techno open air with Underground Movement SP, which he is co-founder, occupying public places such as Avenida Paulista.

It will be released featuring another original track, Cyclic Tendencies, and two remixes from Barchi and Noolapa.

You can check the pre-order in Bandcamp.

Official Release of the EP, 13th July in all streaming platforms.

Art by Olga Sergeeva

Premiere: Bonomo – I Can Feel

Synths of Eden is the official promoter of Capiroto Records, so we present you with Bonomo and his track I Can Feel.

Producer from São Paulo, Bonomo gives us a dance tech-house, that is chill and danceable at the same time.

Official Release in all streaming platforms 13th of July. Meanwhile you can check the premiere here in Synths of Eden.

Check it also in Bandcamp

Art by Olga Sergeeva.

Progressive House: JP Lantieri – The Dark Side

When we say “The Dark Side”, what do you think? A catchy phrase from Star Wars? A place from beyond where bad creatures live? Well, let’s demystify this point of view, shall we?

The artist JP Lantieri shifts between techno, deep and progressive in London, where he plays in the main clubs like Ministry of Sound and EGG. In addition, he also won the Independent Music Awards in 2015 for his EP “London Calling” and 3 years earlier he took home the Gold VIMA Award for Best Electro/Dance Act.

Now, let’s talk about his new works, The Dark Side EP, that is a result of his collaboration with Paul Hazendonk and Ornery. This EP is the real deal when we’re talking about progressive house. When it starts playing you might even think that it is not at all about the bad things, until you get stucked into a self-discovery vibe that might take you to meet your very own dark side, but in a pleasant way, believe me.

A smooth bassline and delicate percussion makes the original song a very light and amusing music; when it comes to the second track the acid hints take over and leads you toward the edge of your own being. By the end of it we’re facing Ornery’s work in which the techno rhythm takes you up and down.
Ready to take a look at this EP? You can access it on streaming platforms, such as Spotify and Soundcloud.

By collaborator Wallace.

The Dark Side has been featured in our Spotify playlist Synths of Techno:

Synthwave: Radikal Rat – A- OK

Mentioned here earlier with Get Horizontal, Radikal Rat from Stockholm is back with a new instrumental single, A-OK. Same as before, a synthwave style though what we have is an heterodox one. Not the usual synthwave track with analog synths from the 80s, but always keeping a personal touch and proposing new sounds to the genre.

The track is also available in Bandcamp.

It is also a new feature in our Synthwave in Eden playlist:

South American Instrumental: Wiki Chaves – Tribal

Recently, Wiki Chaves, artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina, released his  Andante EP, with tracks such as Tribal. It mixes string instruments, such as classic guitars with electronic music, with that Latin feeling in the rhythm and the in the riffs. It indeed reminds me some artists from back home in São Paulo, such as Sonido Tropico, that share the same recipe to make great music. Though Andante itself has a more chill and organic vibe.

Wiki started his career playing guitar as an adolescent in Buenos Aires, his first EP was with a groups of close friends in a garage, a rock band called Olaguer, that launched an EP. According to Wiki, the main inspiration was Argentinian bands such as the legendary Soda Stereo.

Since 2011 he’s been based in California, where he started to experiment with electronic music. In 2017 he launched an album called Camino. In his own words:

“An instrumental album inspired by the spirit of a road trip. The album is a blend of different sounds and styles from traditional Argentine folklore, Andean music, electronic and California surf music”.

Tribal has been featured in Synths of Eden Spotify playlist:

Techno: Underbooz – Popular Domain

With the rise of a an electronic climate in the air, since we are preparing for the Balaton Sound which takes place in Hungary, we will focus on Techno , and today it will be about  Underbooz. After Caleano, covered by Synths of Eden earlier, they released Fiel EP with 3 tracks, that are very likely to leave a striking impression on techno lovers.

The duo from Barcelona has released more than 3 works this year, a trilogy of albums dedicated to the number 7 (Seven Sisters, Seven planets, and Seven Deadly Sins), as covered here before. Not tired, they returned on Booz Moz with a three-track EP called “Fiel EP”. They are making Techno on a big scale, almost machine-like.

If they’re back by popular demand, we don’t know, but the first track is called “Popular Domain” and it takes you into a trip with a hard hitting kick and an acid touch that reminds us of Greed, a track from Seven Deadly Sins, but with a heavier percussion.

With “Secret Flavor”, track number two, we can enjoy a rough bass and groove, creating an instigating atmosphere that will not let you rest a single moment. The third track is called “Galactic Empire” is lighter than the previous and much more cheerful with a clean groove.

Popular Domain has been featured in our Spotity playlist Synths of Techno:

By Igor and Wallace.

Chilling in Eden: benhurz – artesian

The newest feature of Chilling in Eden is benhurzz and artesian, a bossa nova style of guitar, filled with amazingly chill beats, summed by a melody that sounds like a flute or a similar wind instrument.

benhurzz is a 18 years old artist that produces his own chills, originally from the Philippines, now he lives in Ireland.

Brazilian Indie: Jaloo – 1# (2015)

Brazilian indie music scene is easy to be identified internationally with famous names from the 90s/2000s such as Los Hermanos (singing mainly about heartache) and Pato Fu (considered by Times Magazine as one of the best bands of the world outside the US) or Céu (whose wan a Latin Grammy for Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album in 2016); however, today we will cover an artist that can possibly go unnoticed in the world scenario: Jaloo.

Jaloo comes from Brazil’s biggest region: The Amazon Rain Forest. Amidst the Amazon region, there’s a rich cultural hub for traditional music, such as Carimbó, Guitarrada or other folk traditions, such as the well-known Festival of Parintins. There are several different artists to be considered, such as Gabi Amarantos, Felipe Cordeiro, Strobo and especially Jaloo.

Firstly, let’s introduce you with the track Chuva, not his newest work such as Say Goodbye, but for sure a remarkable track to introduce his debut album. Chuva serves as a good sample of Jaloo’s work. So, you can lift the carpet and take a good look on what is underneath.

Under the carpet you will not find any dust, but an entire album of feelings and high quality Brazilian indie. His debut album has been called  #1 and stands out with songs such as Vem, Insight and A Cidade – that blends electronic music, such as house, with indie pop. Of course, all of that with a special Brazilian touch, so that you won’t forget where it comes from, though the Portuguese language is naturally the first obvious element, it doesn’t limit to be the only Brazilian influence in his works. The musicality of Jaloo brings the best of Brazilian rhythmical tradition, together with its fauna, flora and nature’s cycle.

Back to Chuva, the track presents us with the feeling of experiencing the rain season in the Amazon, which it does happen every day. Considering the lyrics, on a free translation, Jaloo touches the rain cycle in a tangible way, just like any other cycle.

“O vento vai soprar; Tudo pode acontecer; As nuvens vão se condensar; E, depois, vão dissolver”

“The wind will blow; Anything can happen; The clouds will condensate; And, then, dissolve”

Besides Chuva, if you hear the whole album with an open mind, you may even find references to oriental rhythm in Fluxo or to the “Techno Brega”, another typical electro-indie rhythm from the Amazon region (Pa Parará).

Jaloo is surely a young artist, but as far as we can explore his musicality and brief career, we can project a bright future to him as an artist inserted into a big hub of new creative Brazilian indie personalities. It is certainly something that cannot go unnoticed. You can check Jaloo’s debut album #1 from 2015 in Spotify, as embedded:

By: Igor and Wallace.

Synthwave: DELOS – Magic City

Synthwave is a perfect style of music to listen at night. Therefore, for this Tuesday night, there will be a Synthwave post. As usual, layers and layers of beatiful synthsizer composition, creating lots of imaginary landscapes and feelings. It’s totally pleasant to listen. Today we chose DELOS and Magic City. With a pretty interesting art cover, not the usual cliché of Synthwave, which is also appreciated.

DELOS is Beau McKee a Melbourn based artist, originally a drummer and founder of a band called “Closure in Moscow”. Now Beau dedicates his time at his studio, as much as working with Sound Egineering, rather than playing the drums. He has managed to build a studio in the hills, so he could get the inspiration from nature and nostalgia. This is when we wrote his first EP, Self Titled EP, available in Bandcamp and in by streaming, such as Spotify.

Magic City is the newest feature of Synthwave in Eden:

 

Uplifting Beats: Zap Holmes – Bumblebee Bad Boy

Bumblebee Bad Boy by Zap Holmes is an uplifting hip-hop style track that: “is about not being so bad even if you try.” Well, sometimes what actually happens is the opposite, you try not to be so bad, but end up being really bad, in the most optimistic scenario. Zap Holmes is here to prove us that you can, sometimes, try to be bad at something and end up not being that much. If he tried to make a bad track with Bumblebee Bad Boy, for sure this was a failed mission, as this is a great electronic/future beats work. 

Zap Holmes has been releasing tracks since 2014 and Bumblebee Bad Boy is this Gothenburg’s producer most streamed track so far.

This track has been featured in our Chilling in Eden Spotify playlist to provide it with its cheerful feelings: