The first time I saw Cualli at Envision in Costa Rica, I had no idea who he was. I was just at this stage at some point in the day, not really knowing where’d I’d been or where I was going (as most common with most festivals) and the most uplifting mystical music started soaring over the crowd. Aside from Buffalo Child, I hadn’t seen the crowd go this nuts before at this particular festival. Everywhere I looked I saw smiling faces and pure joy just crackling through the air. Even though I was severely exhausted and felt like I could barely keep my eyes open, I couldn’t stop dancing! His music just pours glowing energy into your veins.
I love the flute in this one, makes me feel like we should be dancing barefoot by a fire under a full moon with a crazy satyr just rockin it! The positive vibes of this song are contagious and powerful that are well crafted to build and flourish til the very end.
This right here is a hidden gem in the world of electronic. Now that every genre is being blended with another genre, it’s getting harder to find unique sounds; however this is pushing producers to get weirder and more creative. Psychedelic Tractor seems like a direct product of this budding challenge in the world of creative music and they actually DO sound different. They’ve created a new genre aptly titled “folktronica” which tickles me because a lot of producers are moving towards super future bass and future this, future that, future your mom and so on, which is all great, I love it! But sometimes you can’t follow the popular path to get noticed.
The bass line is SO catchy, with a chill smooth bump of jazz. I love the prominence of guitars and the lyrics are just wacky and catching to contrast the folksy feel. (Since I’m a lyrics whore, I especially love some quality lines) And that vocal warbly effect is juuusssst unique enough raise your eyebrow and hook your ear. This sweet trippy shit will abbbbsolutely get stuck in your head. (Heavenly angels at 3:01?? AGH!! Love it!)
The production quality is clearly refined and established, so I am curious to find out more about Psychedelic Tractor. There’s definitely more to be revealed here, and with their recent increase in posts I’d say you should be sure to follow. This won’t be the last you hear of them from me.
I love ominous. I love dark undertones. I love quiet rage. When this song came on, from the very beginning with it’s hollow vocals and eerie echoes, I was hooked. It’s gentle and almost soothing, but you can feel the growing pressure.. you know something’s coming. It seems like a soft seething til it releases a smooth fury at 2:18. SSSSOOOooooo sexy!!!!!! (I think I may have made a sound similar to a porno at that point. EMBARRRAAsssiinnng!) It’s just SO GOOD though! This song captures them molten heartbreak feels. When a song captivates me like that…I MUST MAKE ART!!!!!
CURSES! I am a slaaaaave to good muuuuussiiiicc!!!!
After a beautiful night in the desert, getting my trance dance on and howling at the full moon, I’m spending a relaxing Sunday listening to David Starfire’s new album Awakening. It has all the sitar, funky world and hand drum beats that I was hoping for, like in his collaborations with Dub Kirtan Allstars, but this album is definitely a fresh start. Uplifting, intense and climatic with glitch hop and psydub influences, it’s perfect for the current Zeitgeist. I’m also excited to see his set at the next A~Bun~Dance in August.
I have heard people rave about Lucent Dossier for years and I finally got the chance to see them at Lightening in a bottle in May and let me tell you, I get it. I also get why they call it an experience, that really is the best way to describe it. It’s beyond a traditional circus performance, though the acrobatic, aerial and fire art skills rival that of Cirque De Solie, their powerful electronic music foundation puts them in a league of their own. Awakening would be my favorite if I had to choose, but it’s a total package and you must see the whole show to get the full effect in all it’s splendor.
If you haven’t had a chance to catch them, take note of their newly added Summer tour dates; They will be performing in Las Vegas at the House of Blues on Friday July 25th and Saturday July 26th at Club Nokia.
I’ve really been enjoying Cyantific lately, I guess you could say I’m on a bit of a Drum&Bass kick again. This is so dope, just take a listen. A deadly bass line with a little hand drum keeping right up in Type A, an utterly possessive beat and bass combo in Hard Times and just when you thought Ogre voice was gone, it’s not; Oooh, aaah.
Just about a year ago I saw this fella, Popeska, was playing at Avalon’s: Control. I checked his shit out and was blown away.. it was so hard, catchy, and well executed. I had a feeling this guy was only going to excel, and I still believe that.
SUPER stoked to be a fan of his noise now especially because he’s giving away a free song every single day this month. Judging from this song, I am just dying to eat up e’ery damn song e’ery damn day and it’s only day 2. July is now my fav month. What I love about this song is the drifting beginning, beautiful vocals, steady beat and breaks. Aptly named: Daydream, this song will take you away.
Latest lyrics piece since I’ve been on a huge Grimes kick lately. I don’t understand how a human can get a voice so sweet and so high and unearthly. One thing I LLLLOVE about Grimes is her ability to be sweet and at the same time kind of disturbing. There’s this tainted innocence about her that I was trying to get with this piece… Damn I love twisted shit.