Monday, 25 April 2011

Clams Casino - Gorilla

Clams Casino has been sending his beats out for years with them having appeared on tracks from Soulja Boy and Lil B. In the last few months, however, he appears to have realized he can do as well, if not better, without these guys and has been focusing on instrumentals. He recently released a mixtape of instrumentals from his past production work (which you can get for free here) and is releasing a solo EP calledRainforest on the 27th June. Here’s the video to that EP’s closer, Gorilla, which is directed by Jamie Harley. It’s a pretty dark and drone-influenced beat pretty typical of Clams Casino with, what sounds like, a pretty heavy witch house (sorry) influence. From the sounds of it, this EP is definitely one to look out for. It also has to be said that I’m a fan of the David Copperfield footage in the video.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Domo Genesis - Cashmere

Guys, I don't know if you got the memo but Domo Genesis really likes weed. So to celebrate 4/20 yesterday he released a little track called Cashmere for free on the Odd Future blog. The beat on this is as smooth as it gets and is apparently by Uzii. This track is the latest of a string of absolute bangers to come out of the Odd Future camp in recent months. Give it a listen and grab it down below.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Wormrot - Dirge

Singapore’s Wormrot release their new album, Dirge, physically this time next month. Until then though, their label Earache have put the album up for free download on their website. Wormrot play fast and punishing grindcore, exactly how it should be. Dirge is the follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed debut album Abuse.
You can download Dirge here and stream a sampler below.

Nicolas Jaar - Love You Gotta Lose Again EP

Nicolas Jaar is a busy, busy man. Having recently released his fantastic debut, Space is Only Noise, here’s a stream of an EP made by the nineteen year old at the end of last year called Love You Gotta Lose Again (via Potholes in My Blog). Here we see Jaar working with a glitchier, more mellow and more downbeat sound than on his album. There are less of the schizophrenic influences which made his take on minimal deep house so amazing on the album but this is still a great listen. The vocal samples on the opener are especially incredible.

Curren$y & Alchemist - Covert Coup

You’d think that after having pretty much created a new age of stoner rap, alongside Wiz Khalifa, last year with his two fantastic Pilot Talk albums that Curren$y would be having a pretty quiet 2011. You’d be wrong. Here’s Curren$y’s second mixtape of the year, Covert Coup, a collaboration with legendary hip-hop producer Alchemist. Curren$y’s drowsy flow is as great as ever and Alchemist’s production suits it perfectly. Not sure if I like it as much as the two Pilot Talk LPs but it definitely has the potential to be a grower.
Download Covert Coup here.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

MellowHype (feat. Bass Drum of Death) - 64

Here’s MellowHype, Hodgy Beats and Left Brain of Odd Future, with garage rock band Bass Drum of Death playing through a brand new song called 64. It’s performed on the The Daily Habit and will, presumably, be on the reissue of BlackenedWhite coming later this year. Proof if proof is needed that these are the guys to watch in Odd Future.

Friday, 1 April 2011

DD 2-14 - Discorporeal

After the recent popularity of artists like Oneohtrix Point Never and Emeralds there seems to, thankfully, be a rise in up and coming electronic artists delving in ambient and drone. One of these artists isDD 2-14 who have recently released their excellent album, Discarded Axioms. It is an hour of fragile yet thickly textured, beautiful drone. Fans of the musicians mentioned earlier and Tim Hecker should definitely check this out.
You can download Discarded Axioms free of charge over at DD 2-14’s Bandcamp.

Boris - Riot Sugar

2011 sees Japanese experimental metal titans Boris being extremely busy. They have already released a more J-Pop influenced album, New Album, and collaboration with legendary noise band Merzbow, Klatter. They also have two more albums in the work, Attention Please and a follow up to their 2003 album Heavy Rocks called, umm,Heavy Rocks. Here is the track Riot Sugar off the latter of those imminent albums. It sounds a lot more in the style of the original Heavy Rocks and their album Pink than a lot of their more recent work. It’s a heavy track with crushing walls of noise and squeeling guitars.
You can download Riot Sugar over at The Needle Drop here.