Eclectic Vibes

by Andrew Frey

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DJ Centra - A Shared Will To Live

DJ Centra - A Shared Will To Live

DJ Centra
A Shared Will To Live
Label: Broke Boy Records

Spinning since the early 90s, and falling squarely in the trance side of the techno spectrum, this DJ begins by matching serene diva vocals with the beat before touching off the spark on several non-vocal tracks that explore the numerous nooks and crannies of what trance has to offer.

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Dub Is A Weapon - Vaporized

Dub Is A Weapon - Vaporized

Dub Is A Weapon
Vaporized
Label: Harmonized Records

Dub is known for being the music of producers but not live performers. Antibalas’s guitarist and dub mastermind Dave Hahn has managed to create a fabulous dub release as well as forge a live unit capable of extracting the style from the studio and playing it live thanks to his masterful knob twirling techniques and ear for detail.

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Danko Jones - Below The Belt

Danko Jones - Below The Belt

Danko Jones
Below The Belt
Label: Bad Taste Records

Smack-ass Canadian hard rock with attitude, intensity, and great grooves. This well tested trio knows how to chew up the traumatic lessons of life and love that our existence hands out to us. Learn and grow from past problems and percolate them into great musical lessons for us all to learn from. Hold on, this one doesn’t stop.

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Paper Diamond - Levitate

Paper Diamond - Levitate

Paper Diamond
Levitate
Label: Pretty Lights Music

Paper Diamond is Colorado producer Alex B. While expanding the Pretty Lights empire, this release comes to us without samples but with a funky, spunky flair unique to this release. Spacey synthesizers drive the sweet melodies and catchy grooves. This one has that magic touch.

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Kalya Scintilla - Dance the Spiral Never Ending

Kalya Scintilla - Dance the Spiral Never Ending

Kalya Scintilla
Dance the Spiral Never Ending
Label: self-released

Claiming to be “a benevolent being incarnate from the star system whomp” this Australian outfit manages to convey to mere earthlings the many wonders of life by displaying a musical combination of Gypsy, Middle Eastern, Tribal, Dubstep and Glitch Hop electronica in a most seductive manner.

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Kottarashky and the Rain Dogs - Demoni

Kottarashky and the Rain Dogs - Demoni

Kottarashky and the Rain Dogs
Demoni
Label: Asphalt Tango

Intent on creating a sonic collage and not some dance floor revolution, this minimalist ethno-electronica from Bulgaria is centered around Nikola Gruev aka Kottarashky who has joined forces on this release with a live crew of old friends and noted Sofia musicians, The Rain Dogs. The eclectic tracks found here are built from folksy samples spun out of traditional Bulgarian singing and are occasionally mixed with overblown flute and whirling clarinet.

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Emancipator - Dusk To Dawn

Emancipator - Dusk To Dawn

Emancipator
Dusk To Dawn
Label: Loci Records

What at first may appear to be simple downtempo electronica unfolds into a plush musical ride elaborated with violin, mandolin, cello, saxophone, hammered dulcimer and more. At the helm of this mesmerizing project is Portland-based producer extraordinaire Doug Appling and this is his newest masterpiece. Enjoy! 

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Quanta - Dream Before You Sleep

Quanta - Dream Before You Sleep

Quanta
Dream Before You Sleep
Label: Shanti Planti/ self-published

Oozing organic melodies and swampy beats from the quantum corners of consciousness, Quanta takes listeners on a fractal foray into futuristic psychedelic disclosures and stellar electronic mind warps. Hang on!

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Brushy One-String - Destiny

Brushy One-String - Destiny

Brushy One-String
Destiny
Label: RiseUp Entertainment, LLC

Millions have viewed the videos of this unique musical sensation from rural Jamaica. His unconventional single stringed guitar playing style gave rise to his name and ultimately his fame. The heart felt blues and soul filling intensity that emanate from his gritty yet warm voice are remarkable and memorable. His simple yet catchy melodies which back his lyrics are filled with the struggle of his experience and when performed are accented by clever percussive taps and knocks on the body of his guitar, which create a full sound and make him musically self sufficient.

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dr trippy - Invasion by Osmosis

dr trippy - Invasion by Osmosis

dr trippy
Invasion by Osmosis
Label: Disco Gecko Recordings

This debut release from Dr Trippy (aka Martin Corbett) maneuvers dub reggae rhythms through a battery of effects and synths while whirling in Indian and Middle Eastern vocal snippets and other ethnic flavors thus creating a quirky yet clever, flowing and highly listenable downtempo electronica which managed to pull me in again and again. Now I understand why it is being promoted as “Punjabi swamp music” and how he got signed to Toby Marks’ (Banco de Gaia) label!

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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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