Random Movement supplies us with his promo picks as he digs through his inbox and shares his top choices for week 25.
So I managed to talk the folks here at DNBVault to give me a soapbox to shout about awesome music to all of you. The tunes I’m going to be sharing with you are a snapshot of my favorite tunes I’ve received on promo for that week. The music I’ve selected here will be released within the month, if the songs haven’t been released already. (Hint: google it!) Chances are if I’m writing about a tune in this section, its because it deserves to be spoken about. You aren’t going to read a whole lot of bad reviews here. I don’t like to write about stuff that doesn’t interest me, so if a track is mentioned here, its because I like it and plan on playing it out regularly. To hell with the rating systems too… You’ll know if its a 10 out of 10 or not when you give the tunes a listen. – Random Movement
Saxxon feat. Jon Scott – New Adventure In Modern Jazz – Liquid V Recordings
Saxxon has been on my radar now for at least a couple of years, and with those club moving subs and an updated take on my favorite form of music (jazz, that is), it would be hard not to! This long-awaited EP is a further culmination of Saxxon’s skill, showing us how its done by combining sounds that both move the club and sound damn beautiful at the same time. “The Only One” is a tune that I have been rocking for a while now, and this new version is complete with flutes and a catchy vocal to move us towards that woofer-blowing sub bass. “Never Give Up” hoists that jazz flag high with harmond-muted trumpet leads and piano hits over a Philly-Blunt-style baseline. “Talking Jazz” is just that–a conversation of musicality, drifting through jazz melodies with a lead horn and sultry vox. “Sunset Strip” smooths out the release with a sexy vocal and horn hits swirling around keys and strings. One thing is for sure with Saxxon – he is a master at keeping us guessing.
Kasra & Enei – Inside The Box EP – Critical Music
Who knew that when the UK and Russia combined the musical assault forces of Kasra and Enei that it would create such a bombastic napalm-drenched victory as this release. The title “Inside The Box” is everything that this release is _NOT_, which only further highlights the awesomeness of the music included here. The title track is a half time hard stepper with a hypnotic morphing MC tag line over a sick puppy of a synth bass. “Words” bring us into the mechanical slaughterhouse with Terminator-like atmospheres and a sick, moody, dark and ominous bass. “Overthinking” is an MC-woven techy tune that rounds up the lambs for the final slaughter. Bonus digital releases “Arcana” and “Greed” are both worthy of checking out as well. I don’t even try to guess where these guys are going anymore because its just impossible to know whats next. Just hold on and enjoy the ride!
Electrosoul System – Flawless – Medschool Music
Listen to the LP here at the Hospital Records Store
I have been a supporter of Electrosoul System’s music for at least the past 8 years, if not longer, and it makes me really excited to see Medschool music giving this profoundly talented artist his fair shake in the limelight. Yes, the label head of Kosmos music has produced what I can only describe as a synthetic space journey with a deadly alien onboard, stalking the crew of the ship. It’s hard to find favorites on this one, but if I had to pick out a few highlights, “Fake Snake” with RoyGreen & Protone is a hot button weirdo that makes everyone do the robot with class, and “Shadow” scares us into never walking alone at night with Deeizm’s sinister lyric that alerts us to all of the creepers hiding in the dark late at night. Other noteworthy tunes like “Flawless” and “Climate Changes” take us on a journey through new planetary atmospheres with smooth synthetics and a really creative take on drum processing with computer bleeps and bloops that remind us we are not in Kansas anymore. This LP is a true representation of an ever-evolving and awe-inspiring talent that is Electrosoul System, and I can only hope that this is another high marker in an unpredictable musical journey. Close your eyes and listen.