New York based up and coming producer Alex Martian has really been creating a place for himself amongst new wave electronic music listeners. With a style as complex yet vivid as the artwork he creates for each release, there is no shortage of awe in listening to his discography. It’s quite difficult to put a label on his sound though it incorporates a lot of jazzy chords, break rhythms, and sweeping synths. Having produced for just over 4 years, his musical variance and sound design is recognizably on par with names that have inspired him such as Sam Gellaitry, Monte Booker, and Gorillaz. Each Alex Martian track sounds like an autumn forest, filled with multitudes of complementary colors.
Leading up to a project drop in later 2019, Alex has released with labels like Future Vibes and Bonsai Collective as well as his remix of Ellzo’s “Spiral”. We’re stoked to see what the future holds for this young producer and to hear new Martian in the coming year.
Be sure to follow him here for updates on new releases and check out his music below!
Mitch Geist recently dropped, “Flavors” which is a compilation of remixes, ideas, and loops that each supply a unique and swank vibe. This whopping 30 track project covers a spectrum of sounds from Gellaitry like synths to instrumental hip hop reminiscent of J Dilla. Mitch brings these elements together all with his own characteristic funk hop style and standout production.
My personal favorites from this compilation are, “When I Had Nothin’”, “ThassWhy”, and “WaterCountry” which was even used by apparel brand Rip n Dip to promote their new spring collection! Although many of these tracks may not be fully realised, the extensive mood and groove of the project are a complete journey reminiscent of Flying Lotus’, “Ideas+drafts+loops”.
If you’ve yet to give this lengthy compilation a listen, then it may suit you to indulge in parts. But one trip in LA traffic should be just enough to experience the hour and fourteen minute odyssey that is “Flavors.”
Check it out below and RSVP here to his performance at Good Society’s “Beneath Waves” on Friday, March 29th!
UK-based brother-duo ICARUS – which consists of Tom & Ian Griffiths – have today released a new EP: This Must Be The Place. Proceeded by two singles – Echoes & Man Of The Land feat. Real Lies – the full 4-track EP is out today in full on FFRR. ICARUS shared some words about the new EP:
“We’ve got the clearest vision that we’ve ever had of the core ICARUS sound, but those tracks show that we’ll always experiment with how far we’ll push it.”
ICARUS have been on a tear the past year. They released another EP earlier in 2018, In The Dark EP, which caught the attention of Australian powerhouse RÜFÜS DU SOL, who invited the Griffiths brothers to open for them on their massive SOLACE tour, throughout the latter months of 2018. This tour saw ICARUS play their first ever live show, something they plan on doing much more of in 2019. They also released a BBC Essential Mix in June.
The Get Lost party series is just one of Damian Lazarus’ highly successful endeavers. The producer championed the festival Day Zero and remains at the helm of underground music and event coordinating. Miami has become the flagship event in the Get Lost part series and what started as an intimate after-hours party now welcomes more than 60 incredible deep house artists for a 24-hour marathon party and proves to be one of the most anticipated events of the year.
This year’s lineup is littered with favorites as well as unexpected newcomers. Lazarus will kick off the event with a 5 am set alongside DJ Tennis and DJ Three as the trio, Wizardry. Get Lost veterans Guy Gerber, Francesca Lombardo, Soul Clap, Jonas Rathsman, Serge Devant, Shaun Reeves, Behrouz, Kenny Glasgow, Jonny White, and wAFF will all be in attendance as well. It’s almost as if 24 hours is too short an experience, as the event is known to bewitch and entice its guests, and its evolving production is truly something to lose yourself and revel in.
Despite his status as a global icon in dance music, we are surprised to see Diplo’s name among these underground giants. However, the world famous DJ has been known to appreciate all genres of electronic music and doesn’t shy away from the challenge of diving into the deep. Attendees will have an exciting front row seat into the unknown for Diplo’s departure from his usual sound.
Staying true to its deep roots in the underground, Get Lost Miami promises sets from the Desert Hearts Crew, Claude VonStroke, Doc Martin, Dennis Ferrer, Felix da Housecat, DJ Sneak, and many underground artists. From sunrise to sundown, attendees can expect mystery and intrigue around every corner, amongst four distinct dancefloor environments flowing between a smoke-filled club and back outside underneath the sun, moon, and stars.Get your tickets to this one of a kind party, held on March 30, and let Damian Lazarus do the rest.
I love it when my friends make dope music. I don’t even remember what year I met Morgan. We were on the streets of San Francisco after a show at Vessel and she was looking for a place to buy cigs with her friend. That area of downtown isn’t the best for two young ladies to be walking around so of course I had to step in and escort them to a 711 where we got to talking about music and life and travel and then that was it. They were gone and I didn’t think I’d hear from them again.
Luckily we have the internet and somehow I found Morgan on Facebook and we have loosely stayed in touch ever since. Since then, Morgan has become quite the producer and just the other day she released her very first ep entitled “The Queens” on Sunday Money Music. Morgan also manages the label and I am just blown away by the quality of these tracks. I knew she would be great at whatever she ended up doing after that first meeting but the vibes she is creating now with her music fit perfectly with that after hours / underground world that I have come to love and appreciate so much throughout my career in the music industry.
Morgan I am so proud of you and even though we haven’t talked in a while, I have always cherished that connection we made and I look forward to watching you grow with your music. Keep it up babe!