Beauty is Dope- Equanimous (feat. Srikala & Heather Christie)

Equanimous- Bringing the Party to Consciousness and Consciousness to the Party. Intrigued yet? Nate Stein, the man behind the decks, djembe and keys is an LA based producer and musician. Equanimous brings something new and unique to the electronic music scene, creating the most joyous dance floors filled full of bliss.

The fusion of elements from future bass, house and tribal dance music combined with live piano and djembe (rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa) creates a sound that calms the soul and warms the heart. With similar flow to Koan Sound and Phutureprimitive, you can only imagine the vibe that  surrounds the speakers at a Equanimous show.  With beautiful melodies, deep bass, and rhythmic beats, he generates a feel good atmosphere that leaves you with good vibes only!

It was really hard for me to choose which track I was going to post from Equanimous’ page so make sure to check out his other tracks, they all have something rare and amazing about them!

Hope you enjoy!
~CDOG

 

Chasing The Golden Hour – GRiZ

There is a moment that spans for a few minutes where the sunlight travels through a greater depth of atmosphere, perspectively, and begins to stretch. The blue light waves scatter and the illuminated world takes on a more reddish tone, darker with longer shadows and lower temperature of light. These special moments are just after the sun pokes out from the night, and right before it then sets to end our days. I know you know that these few minutes every 24hours are the times filled with the most smiles, tranquility, peace, and happy thoughts. In photography, this is called ‘the golden hour’ ; it makes for excellent fucking views. 

Our home boy GRiZ has released his full track list of his masterpiece dual part album, ‘Chasing The Golden Hour’. High Kicks Face Licks is always on-top of the newest best music – the other half of this album just rolled in a few hours ago. I don’t need to tell you who GRiZ is, his music has blown up world wide over the last few years. Back in 2015 I was obsessed with part one, and soon became impatient with the release of part two.

This art in its entirety takes us through some really mellow songs with great bass, instrumentals, and amazingly soulful flow. It’s interesting for me to think of what the golden hour could mean to someone, beyond the realm of its definition. For me it’s a reminder to keep my eye on the end goal, pursue challenges, and remember to slow down and enjoy those few minutes in life that do seem to stretch. 

This album (both parts) is so damn relaxed. Grab your yoga mat or head out for a walk. Prep your best meal in the kitchen, or go tuck in with a good book. Pour an old fashioned, or spin a joint. Perhaps both? Whatever you may be in the mood for, GRiZ has you covered. Pay some serious attention to these jams with some good sounding speakers and find your golden hour!

Much love 

-Mat 

Let’s Fall In Love- incontroL

If Jamie Berry, Kid Koala and Moontricks had a magical, musical child, you would get incontroL’s newest album, Lets Fall In Love.

This electro- swing, antique beats, swing house and ghetto funk producer and artist comes from New Caledonia and has spent half his life on the European music scene. IncontroL’s music has such a raw, fresh and unique sound due to the fact that he produces his music with samples, recordings of himself, nature, and often invites guests to help him on his compositions. One of his specialties is jumping into a musical time machine, taking influences from blues, jazz, gospel, soul, and New Orleans and putting a new spice on old gems, producing retro future tracks flavoured with tech or urban moods.

If you’re hungry for some refreshing and tasty new beats, check this dudes Soundcloud page, from top to bottom its a delicious and delectable five course meal you won’t want to miss.

Bon Appetite!

~CDOG

 

Small World- Def3 (Produced by Late Night Radio)

Happy Hump Day Humans! I am super stoked to share this colossal collaboration of the Canadian hip hop word smith, Dj and visual artist, Def3 and legend producer and entertainer, Late Night Radio. Being an old school hip hop lover, this album really makes my heart happy. It’s so nice to see new hip hop hit the scene that brings you right back to the golden era and all its glory.

Danny Fernandez, the man behind the wicked words, charming face and coolest childhood you ever did hear about. From 4 -10 years of age, Def3 lived on board a hospital ship with his mother, father and brother. At age 6 he began performing in a song and dance group called Ship Kids that entertained hundreds of people in some of the world’s poorest nations where Mercy Ships offered free surgeries and medical help. In his preteen years the family travelled to 27 different countries including the Caribbean, Europe and West Africa, giving Danny a very diverse view on life. With both parents having musical backgrounds, with latin rhythm from his Chilean father and a flair for words from his mother, Def3 naturally had dreams of producing his own brand of music from a very young age. After living in East Texas for a year, the family decided to move to Regina, Saskatchewan, where Danny really began to make his mark and became a major contributor in the Saskatchewan art scene as a one of a kind MC, super sick spray paint artist, and the most dope, down to earth DJ.

This month Def3 dropped the album, Small World, which has entirely been produced by Late Night Radio, who includes Alex Medellin and Tyler Crawford Unland (drums) from Denver, Colorado. With profile production, innovative experimentation and determined dedication to the craft, Late Night Radio have been earning recognition of fans and peers of the electronic music melting pot scene. Over the years Alex has put in his time in the industry, making his way up in Texas, California and now Colorado. His success today shows not only his ability to create tasty, top-notch original tunes, but to also bring them to life on stage, promoting what he preaches -guided by the mantra “emotion over energy.”

With biography’s like these, it’s no wonder this album is so magical. Thank you Def3 for creating new hip hop that has soul and groove and to Late Night Radio for continuously breaking the boundaries in the music scene, producing fresh, new tunes and adding  genres under the umbrella of the electronic scene.

Hope you enjoy!

~CDOG

 

Alignment With Change – Adam Deitch

Give the drummer some!

This fella’ needs some recognition. Adam Deitch is best known rocking the drums for ‘Lettuce’ – the funk band consisting (not all at one time) of 10 total members since its birth in 1992. What Adam is not yet best known for is his solo record label ‘Golden Wolf Records’ he’s been working on since 2014. This post is just 30min of content, so sit back and relax. No need to buckle up. This guy has that old mellow hip-hop feel to unknot a hectic day. He blends his groove with jazz, electro soul, funk, rock & roll and blues. It’s some damn easy listening if I do say so myself. I titled this post with the most recently released track, ‘Alignment With Change’ just hitting the world yesterday. ‘Boom N Pound’ hasn’t even had it’s first birthday yet. It’s just the right amount of funky. Adam is the kind of guy that takes all of his most chilled out, most played songs and compiles them into twenty minutes of relaxing waves to give any room a stress free feel. The mixtape ‘Late Night Collections’ is only a couple years new and one of three longer jams Adam brings to the table. Do yourself a favour and throw this artist on your follow-list.

Cheers to a late night of this kinda shit.

– Mat