Ryan Davis - "Changing Skies EP"

WARNING: may cause addiction.

Today, readers, we shall be dining once more on the audible delicacies of Absolutive Records, for it is clearly the home of delicious aural sustenance. In the mix today to nourish your lovely listeners is 'Fi's Special Recipe For Audio Goodness.' Please wrap your ears around the player below, combining one part Ryan Davis and one part Micromattic in equal measure, simmer gently over your eardrums and serve with lashings of temporal indulgence. The result? Tasty and nutricious!

For those of you who have been paying attention (spanks a lot if not, I do this for you,) this will be your second helping of Micromattic from the table of LateMag, following hot on the heels of the incredible edibles of his debut EP. But for all concerned, this will be your appetiser de Ryan Davis to get the audio juices flowing.

Changing Skies EP, due to be released later this month on Absolutive Records, is the latest output from Ryan; Germany’s previously classical guitar-playing, currently electronic music-producing traveller on a journey through sound. Where will he go? Nobody knows, but much of that will be in the ears and mind of you, the beholder.

On offer for your delectation will be two divine tracks by the man himself, an equally worthy Matho remix plus a predictably beautiful remix by my latest greatest find, the aforementioned Micromattic. So, get yourselves over to BeatsDigital NOW, lest you should go hungry.

Bon appétit, you mucky pups!






I've got a certain sunshine on a cloudy day today and, indeed, all the other days of late. But I guess that you'll say, what can make me feel this way? Well, that would be the current object of my fickle aural affections; Micromattic. Yes, music is the food of my love and I do play on... and on, and on to the point where I'm glad I can't wear digital out. So, lend me your ears, please, for I have something I'd like to play to you...

When I first heard Reconstellation by the literally awesome Bulgarian master of electronic noise, Nikolay Seizov (aka Micromattic,) it was love at first listen. But I wasn't merely taken with some ephemeral moment of audible delight for my happy ears, I was utterly fascinated, structurally, in a way that I haven't been since I was young listening to Eat Static's Prana. So, this is something pretty special, of course, but this musical wizard has many more tricks up his sleeve than the incredibly skilled array of bleeping goodness in Reconstellation.

The now London-based artist formerly known as Microwave has had many years on the music scene, from djing in his home country to collaborative live sets and the beginnings of production that led to his current incarnation as Micromattic; the Wii controller-manipulating, audio/visual show-stopper who's busy gaining recognition by some heavy-hitters in the industry for his talents. Earlier this year he released his debut EP Under Over The Clouds on Absolutive Records (who, I might add, set up their label purely so they may sign his lovely output) and it is quite the thing of dreamy IDM brilliance. How does he do it? He's so clever! (my Zippy mug.) But will this new-found love be an audio affair that goes the distance? Well, all I can say right now is I'm thinking he's one to watch, and watch I most surely will.

I don't need no money, for I have been gifted with the audible treats, but people do please be good to your ears (and each other) by heading on over to purchase the 12" vinyl at Juno Records (yes I know it's currently out of stock, but good things come to those who wait an' all.) 

Or, if you prefer, you can get yourself the download, complete with the inordinately sublime Reconstellation and two exclusive and beautiful UOTC remixes at BeatsDigital.

Also check out SoundCloud, for amongst the delights is a free download of January - Careful What You Tell The Skies.



Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy

Somehow I missed the email with a couple of free downloads from Bassnectar who's album Cozza Frenzy dropped recently. Anyway to use the old saying better late than never. If you don't have the album here's a couple of superb MP3's for you to download. The title track and a remix of Fever Ray's excellent  When I Grow Up.

Cozza Frenzy, an amalgamation of sound combining dubstep, electro, hip hop, and all styles of dirty digital bass-heavy music and smashing it all into a collision of wobbling, intense basslines and hypnotic hide-and-seek adventures. The album, 3 years in the making, is out now at music.bassnectar.net as well as all online retailers. The 15-track collection features collaborations with artists such as Fever Ray, Zumbi of Zion I, Mr. Projectile, and Capital J. Hard copy CDs hit store shelves on October 26th with remix and DJ Tool collection packs to follow.

Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy

Download the MP3's  for free Cozza Frenzy | Fever Ray - When I Grow Up (Bassnectar Remix) and buy the album from amazon.com or your favourite store.

PS you can still grab Bassnectar - Land Of The Lupes (Free Download) as well.

Visit www.bassnectar.net and follow Bassnectar on twitter @bassnecta

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The Nextmen, Ms Dynamite and Groove Armada's Andy Cato take on the Demon Boss in this animated kung fu music video!

The single is released August 17th and the Nextmen LP from which it's taken "Join The Dots" will ship August 10th.

Die On Spectrum - Sunflower EP

The Sunflower EP from Newcastle based IDM outfit Die On Spectrum. Combining haunting atmospheric pads and complex drum patterns. DOS takes the listener on an head nodding aural journey through floating lush sounscapes.


Download the Sunflower EP

Nosaj Thing - Drift

Nosaj Thing has gained a strong reputation with his remixes of Flying Lotus etc. (check his MySpace profile). His new LP title "Drift" is available for digital download from today (26th of May), the CD hits shelves June 9th. These days I've pretty much dispensed with CD except for the occasional mix CD, prefering digital or Vinyl depending on what I'm buying. Drift features Nosaj Thing's stunning beat driven ambient electronic soundscapes.

Listen to the full tracks "Quest" over at Analog Giant and 'Coat of Arms' at spinner.com.

You can also listen to previews of all the tracks at amazon.com and boomkat (UK)

The Wilson Project


Die On Spectrum


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