Posts Tagged ‘downtempo hip hop’

January 18, 2018

Darkwave duchess ABRA strikes again with a brilliant new tune. The much buzzing Atlanta based singer songwriter and producer haunts us with barbed hip hop and vaporous R&B on misty and gossamer B.R.A.T, a cheeky lo-fi jam produce by Father. B.R.A.T is a wicked track that reminds us of ABRA’s earlier tracks. Take a trip down memory lane and re-visit those spaciously atmospheric gems on Soundcloud, here.

September 26, 2017

Despite the vinyl I’ve managed to accumulate over the years, I only have one turntable at home, and it’s kind of dinky, too. Oh how I wish I had some quality old school turntables, but I should learn how to set them up and properly take care of them first. For now, I’ll pretend I’m jamming out to this new Matt DiMona off of one such apparatus as I sway and spin to the Los Angeles producer’s chill late night vibes. Old School Turntables’ jazzy soul, mellow pop, and twinkling electronica are imbued with a classic hip hop beat, as well as effortlessly smooth, fleecy smooth vocals. Matt DiMona’s buddy Max Rice plays guitar on the track. Old School Turntables certainly proves how much of a production/singer songwriter chameleon Matt DiMona truly is. You can grab the jam from Bandcamp, here.

April 18, 2017

The art and animation of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli are so highly esteemed, so well loved, and so deeply respected that his magical world, ever so exquisitely touching and sadly nostalgic, has become like a religion of its own. Many of my friends grew up watching his films, shedding tears over their tender melancholy and the gut wrenching truths that he profoundly weaves into his timeless stories. Those same friends, and so many of you, I’m sure, will love what Grammy nominated Australian musician and producer Andrei Eremin is doing under his new project name Ghosting. ‘One Summer「 Spirited Away 」’ is the first taste of an expansive body of work he’s been creating, a mixtape named Reimagining Miyazaki which fuses the ethereal sounds of films like Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Porco Rosso, and more with the mellow entrancing, supple enchanting vibes of downtempo electronica and hip hop. On top of that, Eremin has put together a beautiful video for the first track from his mixtape, forged out of actual Miyazaki clips. Re-visit some gorgeous Miyazaki moments while you drift away to his dreamy meditative composition. The full Reimagining Miyazaki mixtape will be out on May 12th via Wondercore Island.