Downtempo

  • Dorfschmidt//Gröhder: “Wildidyll” – a spell-binding album

    Dorfschmidt//Gröhder is an artist collective whose most prolific members are Cris Frickenschmidt and Jan Bröhl. The two have been known for their media art performances and Licht|Klang (Light|Sound) – a project in which they illuminate churches in Germany with lighting and laser as well as synchronized music. Released via...
  • NoGi Friday: “In Search Of Ox” – Beautiful, thought-provoking, and undeniable!

    NoGi Friday is the moniker of Fort Worth (TX) artist/producer, Matthew Hightower. Mathew, whose interests include science, physics, philosophy, spirituality, meditation and yoga has dropped his 12 track album, entitled, “In Search Of Ox”. He has come up with an album that to my knowledge exists in an abstract...
  • Barendo: “Contradictions and Disconnections” – a bridge between art and technology

    Barendo, a songwriter from Amsterdam, recently released his 11 track debut album, entitled “Contradictions and Disconnections”. The Netherlands based artist describes himself as being influenced by Bowie, Depeche Mode and classical piano music. This music is beautiful, inspiring, engaging and fully dance-able in places, if your body still allows...
  • Voluptas Mors: “Inception” – brilliant in a warm, enveloping, and devilish way!

    Voluptas Mors is a Barcelona based electronic project made up of Ramon (producer, keyboards, guitars) and Laura (producer, electronic drums, percussion), joined by a set of vocalists to add more depth and dynamism to their elements of trip-hop, downtempo, chill lounge and nu-jazz, with pop and dance influences. The...
  • Let the head nodding beats and subtle melodies of hEron rock you into submission

    Mercifully, the term ‘trip-hop’ has become passé in the music industry, although it has been replaced by the equally vague, albeit more innocuous moniker ‘downtempo’. hERON is a long-distance, Seattle / San Antonio collaboration between Progeny of Chisme/Ghost Palace (MPC, guitar, records) and Rob Castro of Grayskul/Chisme/Ghost Palace (bass)....
  • Art Tawanghar: “Buddha Lounge” – stunning pieces of music

    In his career Art Tawanghar has accumulated many accolades and awards while touring around the world and performing in front of thousands of people. An official Grammy® voting artist Art has also appeared on the Billboard Charts, staking his claim to the #1 spot for many weeks! He has...
  • POOL MOON ELEPHANT: “FLUKY ISLAND” – a profound sense of vitality

    Released June 21 via the Symphonic Distribution label, “FLUKY ISLAND” is the brand new 5-track EP from electronic duo POOL MOON ELEPHANT. A storming journey through various rhythmic styles, combining the duo’s skills to create imaginative feel-good moments, the EP spearheads a new wave of indie dance electro-inspired tracks while embracing...
  • “Trappersdream” – a snapshot of Weizhi’s continuing journey

    Following in the footsteps of fellow beatsmith Flying Lotus, Weizhi broadens his scope and delivers another diverse track with “Trappersdream” – falling somewhere between Downtempo, Hip-hop and slow-burning Trap.  Here the 20 year old producer form London on extends his signature subdued sound in the most surprising but logical way...
  • The Love Theme: “Jealous Woman” offers respite from the chaos of the world!

    Dominic Owen is one of the most innovative and individual forces in electronic and urban underground music today. His latest, “Jealous Woman”, under his project moniker The Love Theme is in the same general groove as its immediate predecessors. More reflective, even ambient rather than party-danceable, the arrangement is...