Clams Casino is a sweet producer from New Jersey who had just dropped a free “mixtape” via his Twitter. The mixtape contains a ton of free tracks including with his work with A$AP Rocky, The Weekend, Mac Miller, Washed Out, Lil B and many more. Take a listen to the track I discovered Clams Casino with, I’m God, here:
I’m God, and many other tracks are available for download here:
Subtrax sent me his entry into Skye’s remix competition and I am in love with it. It was actually chosen as one of the winners! Subtrax is only 17 years old and is already producing magical tracks like this. Be sure to stay tuned for more from this up and coming hopeful from London.
Wy-i is a producer which I discovered while randomly browsing youtube. Awesome production all around and even more awesome is taking Studio Ghibli samples and cutting them up with fresh beats. The final product is an audio orgasm. This track is from one of my favorite Ghibli movies - Howl’s Moving Castle and I think it’s one of Wy-i’s best.
This Instrumental will be featured on NAK’s upcoming Mixtape “Fruits - Sounds for the Hopeful”, which will drop this Sunday, May 25, 2012.
Lightning in a Bottle is an arts and music festival that is held annually at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado, California. Lightning in a Bottle is run by The Do Lab, to produce an experience that is guaranteed pleasurably appeal to all five senses. For Lightning in a Bottle 2012, the event is bigger and better than ever and this will be your mini guide to a few of the artists that we think are worth checking out.
Here’s what last year’s Lightning In A Bottle Looked like:
And you can bet that this year’s event will be a multitude of times better!
Now, on the the Music
Psychedelic producer Simon Potsford will be performing a DJ set with an all new Sphongletron for 2012. The video above showcases last year’s Sphongletron and it was a mindblowing experience. I’m sure this year’s set with the updated Sphongletron will have provide us with a visual and aural orgasmic experience.
British Producer Tipper is someone I have had my eye on since his 2008 release, Wobble Factor. Making his own style of electro and IDM infused breaks, Tipper has a unique flair in his music that can’t be missed.
All the way from Piran, Slovenia Gramatik brings us his eclectic, sample-based music style. Playing genres ranging from funk to hip hop, there is never a dull moment when Gramatik takes the stage. His new release, #DigitalFreedom, on Pretty Lights Records is available for download here: http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/therecordlabel/ for free. Check it out.
Star Slinger is an instrumental hip hop producer based in Manchester, UK taking influences from memphis rap to shoegaze. His extraordinary talent for mixing and mashing sample came to attention after self-releasing a beat tape via the internet in the summer of 2010 entitled “Volume 1” Keep an eye on this artist, he’s rising quickly to the stars, so to speak ;)
Octopus Nebula, from Colorado, USA was formed in 2004. Members include Fleeb Thomas on bass guitar, Robin Bloch on guitar, John Safarik on keyboard, and Dan Raasch on the drums. Their sound is comprised of electronic, ambient, downtempo, breakbeats, rock, acid jazz, and psychedelic groove.
World fusion group Beats Antique releases a free remix EP of their song Cat Skillz. This remix is by Inspired Flight, an electro-infused hip hop duo based out of San Diego, CA. The combination of Beats Antique and Inspired Flight, along with vocals from Scarub of Living Legends provides us with a sublime track that is not to be missed.
Cat Skillz and its remixes can be downloaded for free here:
Today’s feature comes from Southern California’s own Tyree D. This three and a half hour funk mix is filled with hits and bangers guaranteed to get your groove on. Having spent some time out in Thailand wrestling tigers and teaching English, Tyree goes back to his musical roots with his return to the states. Enjoy the funk! Funk yeah! Funk you too! Funk me in the anus!
This mix is available for free download via Tyree’s Soundcloud.