Dubstep: The mng_0 EP

Released by Capiroto Records The mng_0 EP is for those who enjoy dubstep with a contemporary touch of genres such as Synthwave. Jeff, mng_0, mixed spoken word with heavy drum beats bass lines containing long attacks, resulting in those typical wobbling bass sounds. It’s also an EP full of sense of humour behind its creation, putting altogether post-apocalyptic squirrels, pizza and mango, which resulted in this crazy psychedelic cover art, designed by myself that was also in charge of the audio engineering, mastering all the tracks and making sure it’s sounding as best as possible. mng_0 is a producer and DJ from Baltimore, Maryland (USA) and its name is a reference for Mango Tango, that was his persona when DJing at Fraternity Parties in his college. When he cut his teeth DJing and learning music production. While The mng_0 EP was his debut work, he recently released a single called Bigshot.

You can purchase and stream The mgn_0 EP via this link.

Chilling in Eden: Salvatore Cordova – Yuumei

Our chill electronic playlist Chilling in Eden now present you Salvatore Cordova, from Chicago (USA) and his track Yuumei, from The Mountain (EP).

Salvatore Córdova’s truly masterful instrumentation mixes traditional guitar riffs, keys and percussion with deep electronic beats and danceable rhythms.

It’s soft, the usual downtempo type of track, it’s a good one for a lounge DJ Mix while being a good fit for an introspective and meditative time with a headphone. The Mountains is highly recommendable for fans of downtempo electronic music.

Experimental: 5th Planet – Roach Motel

“Infectious drips & drops flying into the atlantic from outer space”

Roach Motel is an experimental track from 5th Planet, artist from New York city. The track is part of a 6 tracks EP called CosmicDrip. It reminds us synthwave for a while, if focused on the synthesizers themselves. However, the drums are atypical if you think about this style, that focus on the usual reverberated kick and snare (4×4). CosmicDrip is way more complex and experimental, allowing 5th Planet to apply brights synthesizers while layering different beats upon it. The result is a Sega Mega Drive style of music, on a boss battle, uplifting and energetic. Another remarkable track from this EP is Elevation, that draws inspiration from house music.

Album Art by Spencer Starnes

Roach Motel has been added to our Spotify playlist Synths of Eden:

Downtempo: sad face – i knew

i knew is a track by sad face. It has been officially released on the 23rd of November, part of an EP called ok bye. Although the thematic can look depressing, including the voice sampling on the tracks themselves, besides the titles. The tracks are awesome, there’s a big energy in i knew, within all the sadness you can reach out to your inner energy and emerge, just like sad face.

The EP is also available in Bandcamp.

i knew has been added to our Spotify playlist Chilling in Eden:

Psychedelic Rock: Grand Sun – Flowers

Experience and, above all, a great deal of contemplation were the ingredients that made their first EP – The Plastic People of The Universe – where humanity is a cake and its idiosyncrasies, cherries, now bitter, now sweet but a bomb always about to explode.

Whenever I don’t post here for some days I feel like it’s my duty to be back and present some great independent music material. This time a psychedelic rock band from Lisbon, Portugal.  A city full of music and poetry of high quality everywhere you go on those hills. Therefore, today Synths of Eden present you Grand Sun and their 5 tracks EP The Plastic People of the Universe. It’s a late 60s style of psychedelic rock, from albums such as The Piper at The Gates of Dawn or whatever was published on the year of 1967 when it comes to rock. Flowers is a track that stands out when it comes to psychelia,  followed by The Clown, which is even heavier.

 

The Clown has been added to our playlist Psychedelic Waves of Eden, that’s a great example of tracks I want to curate for that playlist:

R&B/Downtempo: Saba Abraha – Sweet Mirage (New EP)

Ethiopian artist based in USA Saba Abraha has been featured in Synths of Eden with Pathway, in April, mixing R&B with electronic downtempo. Now she’s back with Utopia, a track that follows the same mood, but with much more intensity and allowing herself to dig even deeper into the experimentalism of electronic music. The track is part of her recently released EP Sweet Mirage.

Check our Spotify playlist for more:

Synthwave in Eden: Pax Humana – Cybernetic Fantasy

Cybernetic Fantasy by Pax Humana is the newest feature from our synthwave playlist, Synthwave in Eden. Although it’s not precisely the traditional synthwave track, it’s a great work with synthesizers, the rhythm and the whole harmony shown by the use of arps and compelling bass lines. Plus, the whole sound design is great. According to the producer of Pax Humana, New York based Brian Lindgren, the track was inspired on a post-apocalyptic cyber-punk setting, Blade Runner style. It is part of his 6 tracks EP, Revolution . You can also download it via Bandcamp.

Check the playlist for more:

 

Electro: ÆDAN – Le temps (EP)

four-time DMC World DJ champion who won four Victoires de la Musique awards and notched a double-platinum record under the alias DJ pFel as a member of French legends C2C, retreated to the countryside in 2015 to conceptualize his vision for solo material

Released 6th July, Le temps is a track that mix synthesizers with different sorts of string sounds, making a combination in contrasts whilst keeping the harmony, with hip hop beats as rhythm. ÆDAN is Pierre Forestier, a DJ that was participating and winning several DJ Championships (I didn’t know that it existed) in France, as much as other prizes by the French Ministry of Culture (Victoires de la Musique). In 2015 he retreated to the countryside and three years later came out with an EP, in which Le temps, is one of its tracks. Certainly a lot has changed in Aedan’s career, I’m sure he will not disappoint his old fans.

You can stream the whole EP here. Or, in Spotify, Chilling in Eden is back with Le temps:

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

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: