Spotlight: Jogging House – Into

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Changing his tunes completely, to suit his synthesized scheme, Jogging House got rid (well, almost) of the barely tolerable R&B-influences and put on a whole other suit. In this latest release “Into“, there’s a dreamier sound with less annoyance. Even though his music had been tolerable before and even somewhat good, it’s a great trip to be taking, considering how his new outfit that places itself somewhere between chillout and ambient. You’re taken on a more intimate trip, which goes into his brain rather than his heart – because he left it where the R&B began. It is a more well-thought out and complex sound that doesn’t rely as heavily on sampling to get the point across. It is also an adventure in sound. Slow beats, heavy beats, calm synthesizers. It honestly feels even more analogue then it did with his last release before this one; “Longings“. The warmth of the sound is slowly diving into your consciousness, as the samples that actually are there act as a more subliminal drill into your subconscious. Eerie melodies float with the tempo, short breaks constitute that tiny little bit of sound that pulls the whole she-bang over the cliff. An anticlimactic song on this album can turn into a climactic beast in no time, but you know when it’s about to go down. Stream the whole album down below, buy it physically from Noorden.

Promo: Midnight Smack – Knowledge Eater

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Nick Siamas makes really interesting music. For anyone that doesn’t (in particular) like hip-hop, I wouldn’t waste my time with this, otherwise. I’ve been coming back to him on a regular basis, since his releases come out pretty frequently. Earlier, he’s released “Feline Sleepwear” and two other releases, but he’s also been featured on a compilation. But the aforementioned release is probably what I know him from, at least. His beats are chopped up and repetetive, but together they create an atmosphere that is hard to come by without that certain feature. This album is, however, one of the less crazy and more atmosphere-oriented pieces he’s put out yet. Now it sounds like a mix in between beats, psychedelic environments and some kind of drumstep – closely attached to a d’n’b kind of thing. Mix that with the regularity of trip-hop and what crazy vibes you’d get from that particular sphere of music. Yes, it’s a sample-laden bomb that will blow your speakers out, but at least listen to the baselines and quirky rhythms that form together with one another, to create an intricate melody. Now, we’re ready for what the name of this release actually is. It’s “Knowledge Eater“, and with it, Nick Siamas takes his Midnight Smack project to a whole other level. Stream it freely down below and enjoy. You can also download the whole shebang for free.

Mercimer är ett välkomnat elektroniskt tillskott!

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När man har lyssnat på elektronisk musik till förbannelse, så är det svårt att undgå någonting som sticker ut. Med tanke på att den svenske electronica-producenten Walter Bergs alias Mercimer har spottat ur sig en hyfsad låt på sistone, tillsammans med Lisa Gagermans undersköna stämma – så är det nästan fritt fram att inta, i sin dagliga musikaliska bespisning. Nu är det så att han har släppt sin debut-EP “Leagues EP“, den 16:e April, på samma bolag där han släppte den redan nämnda låten “Walk At Night“, nämligen på det Norska bolaget A New Direction. Här får vi bekanta oss med trip-hop, sammanblandat med chillout och ett släng med ambient. Allting är möjligt, så även denna gång. Lisa Gagerman gästar även ytterligare en låt, som heter “It’s A Fire“. Samtidigt så samarbetar han även med en annan svensk electronica-producent på låten “I’m a saw“, vars namn är Alexander Eldefors, som skapar elektronisk musik under aliaset Yellus. Skillnaden mellan då och nu, är att de mainstreamtendenser som märktes av i den första låten som han släpptes, har släppt taget om honom. Inte helt och hållet, men mer än innan. Detta gör att det blir lättare för honom att släppa sargen och komma in i matchen, och det gör han med en gnutta briljans – just det startskott som behövs för att löpa hela linan ut, i ett senare skede.