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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: Year 2017
    The Gaslamp Killer - Instrumentalepathy

    The Gaslamp Killer - Instrumentalepathy

    The Gaslamp Killer
    Instrumentalepathy
    Label: Cuss Records

    Unclassifiable and ever morphing, this psychedelic stream of consciousness release will find fans in many nooks and crannies of surrealistic electronic experimentation. Not so much a soundtrack as a drive down a musical mystery theater of new discoveries. What new world will this take you to?

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    Cualli - The Monk of Chunk

    Cualli - The Monk of Chunk

    Cualli
    The Monk of Chunk
    Label: Gravitas

    Observing the synthesis between humans, technology and the environment, this Boulder, CO DJ has spun together an earcatching web of mystical yet thumping mid-tempo electronica, bedded by field recordings from various international nature locations such as the Amazon of Peru, the Northern California redwoods, and the Himalayas. Delightfully contemporary with just the right amount of global ambiance.

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    Dubsalon - Ancient Tongues

    Dubsalon - Ancient Tongues

    Dubsalon
    Ancient Tongues
    Label: Nutek Chill

    Pulsing grooves meet questioning moves while gently riding on slides and slopes of electronic sound-scapes. Contemplative aspirations turn into bubbling eddies of sparkling mindsprings when this Argentinian producer offers many marvelous mellow moods among serene expanses and gently rising vistas. A new dream awakens.

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    R-ODD - Caffeine

    R-ODD - Caffeine

    R-ODD
    Caffeine
    Label: Business Casual

    Hyperactive sampling with some future funk and vaguely clubbable drops propel this traphop vaporwave entry into repeated listens thanks to its eclectic rhythmic conundrums and squirrely caveats. Released on cassette (as well as digital), there is plenty enough mish and mash to love up no matter what format you choose to listen to it on.

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    Dirtwire - Showdown

    Dirtwire - Showdown

    Dirtwire
    Showdown
    Label: Beats Antique Records

    Headstrong in eclecticism, and with the addition of Mark Reveley on the Whamola, now a trio, this college trained cow poke crew crosses gritty blues with funk, Americana and world beats to create fulfilling multi instrumental flavors that are experimental yet desperado deep. Oh ya!

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    Cosmic Touch - Linked  to the Essence

    Cosmic Touch - Linked to the Essence

    Cosmic Touch
    Linked to the Essence
    Label: Visionary Shamanics

    Embark upon a deep feeling shamanic voyage of mystical basslines and organic rhythms. Drinking in this mind altering hypnotic musical elixir allows one to peek into a forgotten realm of delightful deliriums that this Finnish artist found amidst his unforgiving winter.

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    Kai Altair - Shapeshifter: Dreamwalker Remixes

    Kai Altair - Shapeshifter: Dreamwalker Remixes

    Kai Altair
    Shapeshifter: Dreamwalker Remixes
    Label: Kai Altair

    Hailed as a ‘Modern Day Mermaid’, Kai Altair’s music is an ode to the ancient with futuristic flourishes and poppy etheric vocals. Featuring some of today’s top electronic high consciousness dj/producers (Desert Dwellers, Govinda, David Starfire, Kaminanda), and boasting a cover by Mugwort, this remix release is set to expound her wonders to a whole new audience in a whole new way.

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    Various Artists - Spiritual Alchemy

    Various Artists - Spiritual Alchemy

    Various Artists
    Spiritual Alchemy
    Label: Visionary Shamanics Records

    Reaping the seeds of Spiritual Alchemy thrust forth from the Visionary Shamanics Records label, this compilation has it all! From zesty throat singing to astonishing Terrence McKenna samples and a myriad of stuff in between, this epic multicultural 20 track dubtastic tribal psybass emination presents a flowing river of transformative musical awareness from a progressive and passionate perspective.

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    Astral Waves - Genesis

    Astral Waves - Genesis

    Astral Waves
    Genesis
    Label: Altar Records

    Astral Waves is DJ Zen (aka Gabriel D), creator of Altar Records, and one of the pioneers of the Canadian psytrance scene. Genesis is a carefully crafted psychill journey inspired by tribal drummming, world chants and nature itself, with an underlying goal of activating your inner Warrior of Light. Are you ready for your activation? Let’s begin.

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    An-Ten-Nae - Medicine

    An-Ten-Nae - Medicine

    An-Ten-Nae
    Medicine
    Label: Muti Music

    (Muti Music)
    His sound is called Acid Crunk. With genre defining tenacity, An-Ten-Nae has released several Top 10 charting “Acid Crunk compilations”, garnering over 1,000,000 downloads to date. Medicine offers new bass heavy rhythmic interfaces into his Acid Crunk style and performance with blissful raptures and a few key samples. Great stuff!

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    Sunsquabi - Deluxe Ep

    Sunsquabi - Deluxe Ep

    Sunsquabi
    Deluxe Ep
    Label: All Good Records

    A Colorado trio that caught my attention with their debut album last year on GRIZ’s All Good Record label. This critically acclaimed follow up EP throws down some serious future funk beats mixed with gigantic jammy rhythmic retention. Certain to take you to your happy place and make you want more! Catch em at Shangri La Festival Sept 8-10 at Harmony Park in Minnesota.

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    Yak Attack - The Radiant Kind

    Yak Attack - The Radiant Kind

    Yak Attack
    The Radiant Kind
    Label: Yak Attack

    Livetronica trios that pump out handsomely fresh bumps, funk and jazzy downtempo flips and slips are one of my fave things. Fling yourself onto the dance floor when this Portland crew swings through your town and their motivational beats spring from the speakers and into your hearts.

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