Kratos Himself – A Town Called Imaginarium

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 »A Town Called Imaginarium is the new EP on Jus Like Music Records by the dutch Kratos Himself, an EP that he states is dedicated to the imagination of whoever is listening. It’s a downtempo instrumental EP featuring additional instrumentation from bass player Marc Machielse, plus singers Ditte de Muynck and K.J.B.

Blending the organic with the electronic, A Town Called Imaginarium is a beautiful EP that straddles a line between soundscape and song, with ethereal melodies and tight jazz breaks.

A relative newcomer to the scene, Kratos Himself – AKA Jethro Hopmans – appeared on Project:MOONCIRLCE’s 10th Anniversary compilation, plus he has collaborated with Deon Custom and is currently working on new material with Jesse Futerman. »

Elaquent – Believing

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Whether it is on purpose or coincidence, Elaquent is a beatsmith who creates juicy beats that upholds his own producing name. A lot of his lacings are hip-hop and soul oriented, but you should know by now that any claimed influence these days can be misleading. Elaquent’s latest album, Believing, showcases his musical ability to adapt and evolve his game. Yes, there are clear signs of hip-hop and soul interspersed within the album, though the organic style he has injected into the album overshadows any doubts of it being yet another mundane, album. You’ll stumble across unorthodox yet progressive beats, an eclectic collection of effects, and a modest use of looped vocals. This downtempo-esque album also provides a wide range of moods and tone, all the while keeping your mind at bay. Mystique, yet familiar. Blunt, yet majestic.

Da Poet – Beattape

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Davulun Sesi is happy to unveil instrumental beats from Turkey’s one of the most talented beatmakers; Da Poet. He has been a part of Turkish hip hop scene for more than a decade now. The 21 tracks on “Beattape” are a pure introduction to Ozan Erdogan a.k.a. Da Poet’s banging sound.

Everydayz – L’Absence

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We’ve posted the video of  »L’Absence » few days ago, the new (expected) EP from Everydayz is now available. If you’ve followed this beatmaker since few years like us, you already know that he got a huge potential. We’ve waited almost one year for his new project but the result is better than expected. That’s a must have. Enjoy in a headphone or with a good sound system if you want to travel.

M. Robin – Productivity Beattape Volume C&D

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You’ve maybe listened one of his tracks on our latest beattape tribute to ravi shankar. The beatmaker from Montreal Maxime Robin strikes again with the second edition of his productivity beattape.

The first volume of the productivity beatape is still avalaible on his bandcamp.

Finest Ego | Faces 12″ Series Vol. 4

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« Originally hailing from Krasnodar, Russia and Bielefeld, Germany, one was inspired by naive childhood memories of imaginative creatures seen floating in the nighttime sky, while the other looks into an uncertain future that holds the anxiety of a fresh start but also the ever present risk of failure. The artwork takes these motifs and implements them in a vision of technological enhancements of human capacities and evolvement, forming a futuristic symbiosis that enables for synaesthetic senses heightened to an subatomic degree. But it is unsure, however, if these augmentations can actually expand our human experience or rather amplify our solitary existence and emotional void while traveling across fantastic worlds and the universal vacuum filling the space between.

Krasnodar, Russia: In the midst of grey soviet housing projects, a young boy enjoys playing and improvising his first little melodies on his parents piano. Always being inspired by the nature nearby the city – memories of peaceful springtime swimming sessions in the Black Sea come to mind – Lomovolokno grows up fascinated by machinery like samplers and the rapidly increasing possibilities of modern computers. Delving deeply into twisting melodies, building sounds and crossing notes leads his way to first field recordings resulting in an influx of elements ranging from waves of the sea, the wind, sand, crackling noises, banging and rustling becoming a part of his sound.

Sieren is the maiden name of Matthias Frick’s mother and also his current alias under which he started to release his first free tracks in 2011. Rumor has it that he has a dark secret history of producing experimental techno, albeit his love for UK influenced bass music existed for more than one handful of years. It was not until recently that he began to make the most of his love for field recording and experimental soundscaping and is now throwing his full force into music, while simultaneously finishing a university degree in computer science and design before moving from small town to métropole to follow a new set of challenges and advance to the next stage of his life. »