I’m playing catch-up here after putting all my time on that best-of list. Expect some 2016 releases to slip in so that you may also discover things that went unnoticed. Today’s picks will be a range between the netherworld of chillwave, beautifully composed beat instrumentals, and the best house/techno compilation this year has to offer!
(Image courtesy of Stones Throw Records.)
The Californian-based musician, Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker, strips down the sound to a single Oberheim synthesizer on his new project as Frankie Reyes. Minimal and pure of heart, Reyes’s interpolations of classic Latin standards thrives so vividly on this twelve track album wonder.
Continue reading “Album Review: Boleros Valses y Mas by Frankie Reyes”
Daniel Saylor is as inventive as a composer as he is as a producer, and today we get some insight to his musical world. First known to me for his budding Windows 98の project (the “の [no]” Japanese hiragana dubbed as “wave”), D. Saylor had made a splash in popularizing the Windows 95/98 sound effects in trap and beat music. Releasing on labels like Midnight Moon, Bedlam, and Beer Wizard, he’s now moved on to bigger projects under his own name. Let’s get to know a bit more of that. Continue reading “Interview: Beat Session with Daniel Saylor”
(Image courtesy of 3D Blast.)
Sampled funk and soul may have gone stale after all these years of future funk squeezing out every possible ounce of fun from it, but 3D Blast aims to be smarter and bigger than its peers. The results are one of the funnest and bombastic listens you’ll hear!
Continue reading “Album Review: 3D: Die a Hero by 3D Blast”