Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio (2012) and remix contest!

“Real music is crash protected,” state the liner notes of “Black Radio”, the newest album by the Robert Glasper Experiment that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag. And pushing further the experiment, “Move Love” featuring the soul trio KING, drummer Chris Dave, bassist Derrick Hodge, multi-instrumentalist Casey Benjamin, was set for remix at Indaba Music.
I bring up my noisy, dubstep flavored synths, some tensioned jazz bass and severe cellos, asked a favor to a brilliant drummer, Thomas O’Brien, and delivered a quite different version of this song working exclusively with Robert Glasper piano track and the vocal track. I’m quite pleased by the result, this is definitively a genre-defying remix. Read more Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio (2012) and remix contest!

Celldweller – Soundtrack For The Voices In My Head Vol 2, Chapter 02 (2012)

The hybrid fusion of aggressive electronic music with orchestral and rock influences now get to the next level of destruction by bringing in the big guns of dubstep, wobbling bass and frequency oscillations, deadly drops and explosive noises combined with orchestral and rock flows makes this new instrumental collection murderous. “ShutEmDown” is one of the most killer tracks I heard lately and it was used in the Ghost Rider 2 movie trailer. The Latin-spiced electro “Senorita Bonita” it’s also a favorite.
“The Wings of Icarus” was used in the Real Steel movie trailer, while “Earth Scraper” was used in the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations “Combat Trailer”.
Scott Albert, known as Klayton, multi-instrumentalist and the sole member of Celldweller was a former frontman and songwriter for the bands Circle of Dust, Argyle Park and Angeldust gained a devoted cult following in the mid 90s through his industrial metal band Circle of Dust. Read more Celldweller – Soundtrack For The Voices In My Head Vol 2, Chapter 02 (2012)

Remix Let Me Go the new single by Young London

Matt and Sarah began writing music together last year (’11) and pretty soon they started working on their debut album under the direction of producer Mark Maxwell (Blake Lewis, Boys Like Girls). Some describe the result as 90’s throwback – something like Danny Tanner invited Daft Punk over for dinner. The duo embarked on their first US tour this summer, and their spark ignited a buzz that reaches from coast to coast. Part of this conquer, they deliver their new single to Indaba for a remix contest.
The Grand Prize Winner, as chosen by the Judges from all of the submissions, will: receive $1,000; Have their remix included on an official Young London release by Fugitive Recordings; Receive a signed copy of Young London’s self titled album; and Receive a 1-year Pro Membership to Indaba Music.
Also, 5 Honorable Mentions, as chosen by the Judges from the 10 most popular remixes, will each receive a signed copy of Young London’s self titled album and a 1-year Pro Membership to Indaba Music.
“Should I Stay or Should I Go”? 🙂 Read more Remix Let Me Go the new single by Young London

Blue Stahli – Blue Stahli (2011)

Although I have a whole lot of new releases waiting there to be listen and eventually to get a review at the bottom line, still, there are many treasures left undiscovered from the previous year. Blue Stahli are definitively one of them and released on March 2, 2011, this self-titled album it’s the first not only instrumental album by the artist, but the second under the Blue Stahli moniker.
We’ve got 10 tracks, 43 minutes of ravishing fury and sensual emotions. Blue Stahli managed to merged anthematic rock hooks with smoothly cinematic sensitivity and epic electronic sound. Aggressive riffing, melodic hooks, bloody screams and contorted electronic layers are working in perfect harmony here to create the most efficient construction of gothic punk with industrial metal outfit. Probably most of the people will think of Nine Inch Nails and well, there are some obvious similarities, but still, this is something quite different. And highly addictive. Read more Blue Stahli – Blue Stahli (2011)