Tag: down-tempo

Little Smartphone Spiedkiks Interview

I first became aware of SPIEDKIKS last year with the release of “Take Off Your Makeup” on Rec72. I loved everything about the release, except for the final track. After publishing my review, Chris “Kik” Stark contacted me and explained that the last track was an homage to The Beastie Boys. I felt a little stupid — it made perfect sense. My only defense was I hadn’t listened to The Beastie Boys for several (10 or more) years. The Little Smartphone Spiedkiks interview was conducted recently, and offers interesting insights into the duo’s work, Creative Commons licensing, and more.

Mysterious Darkside of the Sequence

Darkside: Unknown Sequence

Ariel Romero is a prodigy of modern musical culture. On this release he takes us on a journey into the mysterious darkside of the sequence.

The Royal Treatment of VYVCH

VYVCH: The Royal Treatment

Getting the royal treatment of VYVCH in my ears seems to be continuing a trend that I’ve been on lately: listening to Russian electronic music.

Subjectjazz's Dirty Quartet

Subjectjazz Records: The Dirty Quartet EP

Listening to Subjectjazz’s Dirty Quartet made me start asking questions about down-tempo jazz and producers. What is wrong with it? What needs to change?

He Really Did His Homework

Antistase & Music AutOmatik: I Did My HomeWorks N°1

Sometimes a work is exceptional enough to be treated as a special case. Well, Antistase is one such special case because he really did his homework.

Cover: Ant The Symbol - I'm Not Them 1