Tag Archives: downtempo

CHRISTIANA: Lights More Lights (MANOSJMT edit)(2017) Free download

Lights More Lights Christiana ManosjmtNot a man to sit idly and twiddle his thumbs when it’s colder than an inuit’s outside toilet, Manosjmt has been having a fiddle around with 70s and 80s Greek folk singer Christiana. Not literally you filth mongers! I meant he’s tweaked her old folk pop hit Lights More Lights by dint of adding a dusty break and created a slinky lil downtempo disco funky number. You can fit this one right in there
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AFTERNOONS IN STEREO: Echo Valley (2016)

echo-valley-afternoons-in-stereoAfternoons In Stereo takes a trip down jazz canyon on sixth LP Echo Valley which fuses multiple genres with, well, jazz, obviously. The title track (and opener) is a beatless Rhodes piano mood piece that swiftly gives way to the crisp breakbeat intro of City Of The Future and its jazz fusion vistas. Eames In Dub by contrast juxtaposes spacey echoes with jazz disco beats
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MANOSJMT: Garifalle (2016) Free download

garifalle-manosjmtAs likely to mix swing as funk, and rock n roll as soul, Athens-based producer Manosjmt gets on a funky downtempo tip for his latest effort – Garifalle which samples the back catalogue of Greek band Peloma Bokiou. The band originally came together in autumn 1970 and their first single was Garifale, Garifale-Min Kles (Don’t Cry) – a.k.a. the sort of thing that might turn up on a
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SKINSHAPE: Oracolo (2015)

Oracolo SkinshapeRating: ★★★★★ Skinshape (a.k.a Will Dorey of Horus Records) follows-up his self-titled debut LP of last year with an impressive end-of-year effort that falls out of the psychedelic tree and hits every single branch on the way down. Oracolo combines sixties American roadtrip psychedelia with its slightly more pastoral English sixties cousin, throws in a healthy smattering of the more organic
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EPHEMERALS: Howl (Brighton Sessions version) (2015) Free download

Howl Ephemerals BrightonWhat’s this? Howl? Have bright young soul-hopefuls and most-likely-tos Ephemerals gone all Ginsberg? Stream-of-consciousness spoken wordy-gubbins over Miles-ish beat-free trumpets and Rhodes-piano business? It certainly seems so, for such is the closer to current LP Chasin’ Ghosts – now offered as a free download by the band who are currently in the middle of a free giveaway
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SKINSHAPE: Old Days (2015)

Old Days SkinshapeNothing like a little bit of retro psychedelia is there? Especially when it’s got a downtempo funky groove locked down. Heads up then because this is the new one from producer/ multi-instrumentalist Will ‘Skinshape‘ Dorey whose Old Days channels the new old sound of Tame Impala via the sort of rhythms favoured by downtempo beat-heads of yore. Imagine DJ Shadow at a Grateful Dead
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DAYTONER: Synchronicity (2015)

Synchronicity DaytonerGood lord! Has it really been three years since Daytoner‘s Wass Records debut? The answer is ‘yes’, as he finally provides a follow-up to the sample-delic, genre-hopping, retro-beat-fest that was 2012’s Sunburst Radio. Mind you three years is a relatively swift wait given that new label (Skeewiff’s Pedigree Cuts) took the practically insane step of telling a producer to “take as long
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SAVAGES Y SUEFO: Remixes Y Reworks (2015)

Remixes Y Reworks Savages Y SuefoBet you can’t guess what sort of deal is on offer from Savages Y Suefo‘s next release – Remixes Y Reworks. Oh alright then – yes it is a stack of quality rerubs from among the Hungarian production duo’s favourites of the last few years. The collection includes a proportion of work that the pair have re-done for fellow Hungarian artists such as The Qualitons, Kerekes Band, Marcel and
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ZEMERALD: About Her (2015) Free download + video

About Her ZemeraldOne for jilted lovers and fans of both trip-hop and drum n bass everywhere as Zemerald‘s latest takes the vocals off a version of The Zombies’ 1964 mod-jazz-beat/rock single She’s Not There and slows it right down for that downtempo moodiness. He even throws in a dnb bridge for the point in said jilted lovers’ self-absorption when they get a bit angry and rail against the world for
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JON KENNEDY: Corporeal Remixed Pt. 2 (2015)

Corporeal Remixed Pt 2 Jon KennedyIs it me or was this promised the best part of a year ago? Either way, let’s just say Corporeal Remixed Pt.2 is as substantial as its title promises in a number of ways. Firstly, it weighs in at an epic 22 tracks – approximately a quarter of which are bonus free cuts. Secondly, Jon Kennedy ensures there’s something here for a wide variety of musical tastes by taking a a free-roaming
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