Eclectic Vibes

by Andrew Frey

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David Newman - Acoustic Chant: Ukulele Kirtan Serenades

David Newman - Acoustic Chant: Ukulele Kirtan Serenades

David Newman
Acoustic Chant: Ukulele Kirtan Serenades
Label: White Swan

Although the traditional devotional chants of Kirtan are not often paired with ukulele, on his eleventh release, David Newman (Durga Das) not only leads with this unlikely instrument, but also adds in Hawaiian, Appalachian and American folk music flavors to the 10 sumptuous duets he sings with his wife Mira.  Also available as a songbook with CD, listeners can find sheet music with melodies and chords for a variety of instruments so they can play and chant along as they enjoy the healing mantras more thoroughly. What an amazing offering!

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Organic Dreamers - The Timeless Machine

Organic Dreamers - The Timeless Machine

Organic Dreamers
The Timeless Machine
Label: Ashnaia Project

This hybrid downtempo psydub project brings together Ashnaia Project And Isaac Hypnotizer in an exuberant apogee of psychedelic electronica. Produced in Ibiza, these 10 tracks will teleport your consciousness to places you haven’t even dreamed about yet.

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David Starfire - Karuna

David Starfire - Karuna

David Starfire
Karuna
Label: Amrita Recordings

An entrancing and beautiful blending of traditional world rhythms into electronic compositions from world-renowned electro-fusion producer/DJ David Starfire. This exciting high consciousness release offers an extensive and diverse list of featured artists coming together for a purpose. All profits from this release (which also boasts Android Jones album art) go towards education programs for Burmese refugees.

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Govinda - Decadence

Govinda - Decadence

Govinda
Decadence
Label: Gravitas Recordings

Harvesting wonderful middle-eastern influences and spinning them into hypnotizing electronic driven compositions is what Austin based producer Govinda (aka Shane Madden) is a master at. Here he also incorporates a variety of live instruments and occasional vocals into the fluid mosaic mix of glitchy trance treats, creating an indelible delight for your senses.

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DubFX - Thinking Clear

DubFX - Thinking Clear

DubFX
Thinking Clear
Label: Convoy Unltd

Melbourne born street performer, beat boxer and looping artist extraordinaire Dub FX (aka Ben Stanford) gives us a potent and powerful dose of his unique artistry with Thinking Clear, which shows off his soulful lyrical exploration of social, political and spiritual subjects while injecting the additional live instrumentation of a bass player, pianist, percussionist and a 3 piece horn section to his groovy vibes. Recorded in his own Treetop Studios and offered on his Convoy Unltd label, this release builds on his grassroots busking success that propelled him into selling over 200,000 records and receiving 100 million and counting YouTube views after performing in 40 different countries and at numerous festivals. Bravo!

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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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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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Dutty Moonshine Band - Most Wanted

Dutty Moonshine Band - Most Wanted

Dutty Moonshine Band
Most Wanted
Label: Rocstar Recordings

The electro swing genre keeps heating up and this debut album from Dutty Moonshine Band certainly fuels the fire! Capturing the swing era sound, then embellishing with skits and surprises before blasting it back to our future infused with hip hop, ghetto funk and filthy bass makes for a delicious slurp of manic musical entertainment.  This 14 piece big band from Bristol, UK brings zany amounts of energy and creativity to the stage when they headline festivals around the world. Look for them!

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Dirty Heads - Swim Team

Dirty Heads - Swim Team

Dirty Heads
Swim Team
Label: Seven Five Records

Dirty Heads’ 6th album covers all the bases. Encompassing elements of reggae, hip hop, dubstep, pop, world and alternative while utilizing everything from bongos and banjos to classical piano and synthesizers, these 12 tracks play and experiment with the bands fame at every turn, both lyrically and metaphorically. Benefiting from a bevy of collaborators (Jonas Jeberg, Rome, Blueprint, Oren Yoel, HEAVY and The Score) this release is bound to make it’s mark thanks to experimental approaches and invigorating production.

Appearing live on 11/18 at Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI with The Unlikely Candidates and Tyrone’s Jacket.

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Datsik - Master of Shadows

Datsik - Master of Shadows

Datsik
Master of Shadows
Label: Firepower Records

Ninja dubstep DJ and producer Datsik is back on the attack with a fast punching EP set to take the scene by storm!  This high velocity release features collaborations with Excision, Dion Timmer, Virtual Riot, Ganja White Night and J Phelpz, so there is a lot of range and diversity within the spotlight. A great way to set your spring on fire! (9) Don your kimono and come experience his Ninja Nation tour on 3/13 at Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI with Space Jesus, Riot Ten and Carbin.

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Don Diablo - Future

Don Diablo - Future

Don Diablo
Future
Label: Hexagon

For his second studio album, the highly ranked, hit spinning, widely regarded Dutch DJ Don Diablo dishes out a sizzling selection of anthems and dance floor smashes that for years to come are destined to be shaking everything from house parties to the main stages of the many festivals he has graduated to. Released on his own Hexagon label, this freshly dressed musical force also offers up his self designed merchandise to go along with Hexagon and the new Future to dominate stylistically as well as musically. Top knotch!

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Art Paul Schlosser and Friends - Duet Right

Art Paul Schlosser and Friends - Duet Right

Art Paul Schlosser and Friends
Duet Right
Label: Art Paul Schlosser

What could be better than a new Art Paul Schlosser record? An Art Paul record with 26 songs harnessing more than that many of his friends!  Recorded in various studios at various times, with wildly varying degrees of production, this long time Madison musician, often seen playing on street corners with his acoustic guitar and kazoo, shows off many of his tried and true “hits” here including Cookie, Bubbles, Purple Bananas on the Moon, Pink Pants and I Want To Hold Your Toe. Always eclectic, off the wall and never boring!

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