Trip Hop: Hubrist – Cave Jazz

Today we feature a new trip-hop track, Cavejazz, by Hubrist, producer from Berlin. The track is part of the Cavejazz EP, though it has only 3 tracks (technically a single). You can also find the album for download in Bandcamp. It’s a faster tempo trip-hop track that will certainly not disappoint you, which mixes chill electronic music with typical hip-hop beats in a faster tempo. Almost 6 minutes of the best chill out/trip hop vibe, good for listening on a headphone as much as for the dance floor.

Disco: Ducks! – Top Horse

First time I heard Ducks! I was not sure what it was exactly, though Cut & Run is compelling, it was also a bit mysterious, a bit awkward. One thing is certain , It sounded authentic above everything. Top Horse came to me as something impressive, what they called surreal dance floor odyssey. It’s the type of track I dream to listen to. Several different layers converging with a perfect groove yet innovative in all the senses, without reinventing the wheel. It’s like going through a sound adventure.

Ducks! is a duo formed by Australian artists based in Berlin, a singer-songwriter Lani Bagley with producer Craig Schuftan. The song was written in Malta. The duo spent four weeks in Valletta making field recordings, experimenting with musique concrete techniques, hosting electronic music workshops and collaborating with the city’s creative community. It’s possible to purchase Top Horse by Bandcamp as much as Ducks! previous singles. This dance floor odyssey has been feature in our playlist Synths of Eden:

 

New Release: David August – D’ANGELO

Two years ago, I had this urgent desire to have a true dialogue with myself,”David explains. “All these influences came during the process of finding an identity, the own story and not being a slave of whatsoever. I had to go back in time, confront my Italian roots and embody this rich culture as much as possible into my work. Something I never did before and sad enough I needed 26 years to do so.” 

David August, artist from Berlin, released in the beginning of July his single D’Angelo, that will be part of his new 7 tracks album, that has been signed with [PIAS] Recordings. This sound immediately brings back Darkside (2013), band composed by Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington. The album was recorded in Italy and was inspired in the paintings of Caravaggio.

The newest features of Synths of Eden are Paper Trails – Darkside and D’ANGELO by David August.

 

New Hip-Hop Album: Bluestab – Alright (Everything is Always a Process)

Bluestab was featured here before with Left & Right from the same album, Everything is Always a Process has been released today 15th June by Jakarta Records, is a suitable process for music makers. As all of them deal with the never ending process of composition, recording, production, so on and so forth, it’s all about a process. Alright, differently than Left & Right, has in its intro a homage to Brazilian R&B in its most traditional way followed by the traditional beatmaking style.

According to Bluestab himself:

This song clearly shows the transition from my last album “Rodalquilar” to the music I make today. Around that time I started working more and more on the arrangements and the live instrumentation of my music in order to create full songs & not just looped beats. I was also listening to a lot of Neo-Soul & Soulection at the time, which influenced my own music. “Alright” is a result of this process. I was always fascinated how well brazilian / latin rhythms and trap drums blend together and I was looking for different grooves from what I had previously incorporated into my music. Also, I was (and still am) trying to incorporate more of my own musical roots (percussion, drumming) into my songs so this actually felt very intuitive.

Alright has been featured in our Playlist Chilling in Eden, together with Left & Right, marking the official release of the album.

Chill-Glitch: Messy & The Gang – Dream Designer

Well, another artist that has been featured here before with No Surrender and his album A New Principle, Messy & The Gang is back with a new single Dream Designer. The track is available for streaming in traditional DSPs and in Bandcamp. The track contains many of the characteristics of A New Principle, but this time with a more chill and glitchy feeling.

The track has been produced, mixed and mastered at FunkHaus Studios,  Berlin. It has been produced by analog synths, VSTs and a modular system to glitch the sounds of the drum.

The track is a new feature of our Spotify Playlist Synths of Eden:

 

Hip-Hop: Bluestaeb – Left & Right

If you start to feel a vibe like Stranger Things meets funk… You are probably listening to Left & Right the new Bluestaeb’s instrumental single from the album called Everything is Always a Process. Bluestaeb lives and works in Berlin and Paris and he’s in his third solo album with the collaboration of artists such as Noah Slee, Harleighblu, and Melodiesinfonie. If you have been to Splash! or Melt festival, you have probably heard of him.

When it comes to the new generation of Hip-Hop beatmakers in Europe, you can certainly count on Bluestaeb for your playlist. He flees from the conventional, putting together the best of the old school aesthetics, a pinch of the new school and a very organic instrumentation.

“This song is a result of moving from Berlin to Paris. I was in a new environment, felt more free, and had to switch it up from all those 91bpm Hip-Hop beats.” – He said about the making of this song. – “I remember him [pianist and producer Jonathan Aréna] just playing around with the bass line for several minutes, when all of the sudden he came up with that loop you can hear in the final song.”

Speaking of playlists you can easily find a lot of Bluestaeb’s work on SoundCloud, YouTube, Spotify, so you won’t miss a beat!

Also, if you are looking for more of songs like Left & Right, you should just follow our playlist Chilling in Eden and have a blast!

New Release: Roz Yuen – Confession

This release will turn you on with its sensual lyrics while it will cause you to fly with its ethereal sound design, a very personal and intimate track but human after all. Roz Yuen, not without a reason, called the track Confession, a confession she’s composed, recorded and is singing to all of us, a confession we all can make.

The track will take part of her new forthcoming EP. She composed Confessions in her home town Melbourne, recalling her memories of London. Though the track has been fully realised in Berlin, where she’s based now.

A clear whispered conversation with an ex-lover and all the emotional consequences that follow up a relationship. The dialogue shares a space with silence.

You can also stream the track in Spotify as embedded.

 

New Downtempo: Tomás Novoa – Danza Gris

Danza Gris comes out as a danceable downtempo track from Tomás Novoa, Berlin based dance music producer. A track filled with nice and bright sound design, besides 3x3x2 kick bass beat, great for that magical dance vibe, trippy. Ideal track for a night time Dj set.

According to his Soundcloud profile:

Crafting heavy basslines, organic rythms and emotive soundscapes that will feed your soul.

(Nu) Disco: Satin Jackets – Through The Night (feat. David Harks)

“I don’t need your love but it feels so fine,
It’s the way that you’ve been loving me,
Through the night”

Through the Night is the newest collaboration between German producer Satin Jacket (Tim Bernhardt) and Berlin-based British singer David Harks. This new collaborative work is following last summer’s ‘Northern Lights’. A mild late night track, proper for dance clubs, lounge atmosphere of dance and drinks. As mentioned above, this is (nu) disco, with warm synthesizer, aided by funky rhythms, but at the same time highly atmospheric, the voice of David Harks summed by Satin Jacket’s production will lead you to your inner dance floors, where you can dance with closed eyes, no matter where you are. The track has been released 16th March, by Eskimo Recordings.

“Working with David has been great! After the amazing success of ‘Northern Lights’ we were bound to do a follow-up. The two of us are quite different in terms of working styles so I feel this is a perfect case of how opposites can attract.” – TIM BERNHARDT (SATIN JACKETS)

“It’s about being loved by someone and how it feels to be loved. Moreover it’s about how we can survive without that love or shape it and use it to suit our needs, “I don’t need your love but it feels so fine”. I wanted to create a song that explored these feelings but that you can also drop hot’n’heavy on the dance floor and Tim came in with his thick warm production and just took it to that next level.” – DAVID HARKS

You can check all the releases from Eskimo Recordings in their Soundcloud page. Also, Satin Jackets has been highly popular in Spotify (embedded) far-reaching millions of streamings in the past months.

Ambient-Garage: Messy & The Gang – No Surrender

The track No Surrender by Berlin based Italian producer Messy & The Gang  is a compelling ambient work, that is full of glitch drums. The sound is dark, mysterious, proper for a nocturnal sentiment. Inspired by cosmic thematics, with this moon cover art, it suggests a style of ambient that is suitable for live performances and is yet danceable. Artists who you cannot define by specific genres of electronic music are exactly those who are making highly original material.

The track was released 1st March. Messy & The Gang explores multiple genres of electronic music and is currently collaborating with different European artists. No Surrender is the closing track of his album A New Principle that is available in Soundcloud and Bandcamp for streaming and purchase, plus Spotify (embedded bellow).