Posted by mimada on October 22, 2015
Hellooooo once again, my fellow music lovers! After a long hiatus of post-graduation soul searching, adventure seeking and couch surfing, I am happy to say I am back in the game and ready to rock your world with all the music that has been rocking mine over the past six months. It’s been a whirlwind adventure for me recently, and the winds have blown my sails all over the map as far as music goes. I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and started binging on genres such as southern blues, classic soul, grainy 70’s surf rock, Brazilian reggae and even, dare I say, country *gasp*. So, while I typically try to keep these posts limited to recent releases of artists on the rise that need to be heard, you’re going to hear maybe some songs in these genres that aren’t exactly what you normally listen to, but just give them a chance, and if you don’t like it, hit next, because hey – there’s over 20 songs that made it on this month’s list so, plenty to choose from.
Now, let’s get to the jams.
Posted by JT on August 19, 2015
With fresh faces in the Monstercat family like Deon Custom, Summer Was Fun, and Slips & Slurs, the label is diversifying in an ever-changing landscape. And anchoring the expedition are Monstercat mainstays like Draper, Rootkit, and Varien with his debut album “The Ancient & Arcane”. Backed by passionate artists, we blaze ahead into the wild unknown with nothing but great expectations. Every album compilation marks another chapter in the Monstercat Story. And with Monstercat 023 – Voyage, we take a forward look at what’s to come. As the music industry experiences profound shifts in technology and tastes, Monstercat continues to forge ahead with a grand sense of adventure.
Posted by jewcebox on March 20, 2015
Collectives are all the rage right now. Moving Castle has stood out among the rest as this group of Internet kids seem to have some serious creativity in the tank. Founding member AOBeats, Manila Killa, and Robokid started this project as a way to push each other to become better producers and they have now pulled in over 15 artists to build what Moving Castle is today. Their latest compilation, Volume 004, really steps up their love for bass-ridden genres and playful accents with the collective bringing in a couple newcomers to feature their tracks. One newcomer, Chet Porter, really shined with his track “Aluko River” that seems to take on a fantastical nature and really transport listeners into a dream-like world. Moving Castle Volume 004 is up for free download as usual so grab your copy now!
Free Download: Moving Castle Vol. 004
Posted by mimada on July 28, 2014
Startup labels seem to be all the rage these days. Thanks to the success of independent outlets such as Soulection and Pilerats, to name a few, off-the-radar artists have hit the internet jackpot. Today’s startup spotlight goes to Rooftops Horizon, a label based out of Paris, the city of love and great music. This compilation features tracks from some of our current favorite producers such as Rusty Hook, salute, and Renz, alongside some new names, JL and Romby. Snatch this free download for some blissful listening this Monday evening. (I’ve had “Gold Rush” on repeat for an hour now)
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on July 5, 2014
Curation is key. It is this fact alone that has allowed music streaming services such as Songza and Beats to be purchased for millions and millions of dollars this past year. And, it is this fact that keeps talented curators in the front of our minds and ears.
In the wake of endless singles, one-off radio hits, and all-around clutter in music it is nice to know that there are those out there that will spend tireless hours of their own time to bring a collection of the best music to your ears. Today, this glorious mix of tunes is brought to us by WhitneyAbstraKt in conjunction with Artistic Manifesto.
The mix is self-described as follows: “It’s a mild spring evening, the wind is gently blowing through her hair, and you’re out enjoying a night on the town. You have one thing in mind, but the night carries you in an entirely different direction. Before you know it, dawn has arrived and you realize that the entire night has been one hazy, disorienting, pleasurable blur. You just experienced “A Night With Leyla.” This is your soundtrack.”
Enjoy the eclectic musical stylings, and have a great Saturday night to accompany it.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on February 15, 2014
So, it’s Saturday night the day after your inevitable Valentine’s Day let-down. You lie in bed thinking to yourself “why do I suck at this whole romance thing?” When in actuality, the real schmucks are those who buy in to the V-Day celebrations and end up spending ridiculous amounts of money on flowers and chocolate.
I encourage all of you to toss on this “Anti-Valentine’s Everything” mix, brought to you by We Like Peach Rings and just vibe out for the night, knowing in your heart you are the true winner of this weekend.
Posted by yabishcic on February 10, 2014
From Ryan Hemsworth, Trippy Turtle, Esta, Abjo, Electric Mantis, Odesza, Catlips, Leon Osborn, Renz, Chiefs x Vaski, Sable, and Young Franco, this project compilation is filled with music from Australia to the US and more. With Odesza’s “Sun Models” only a singular song off this album, Pilerats Records has been working on this for awhile and ITS ALL FOR FREE with many other songs including one from Chiefs (below) just as exciting as this one! Grab your copy of these tracks here.