Deep vibrations once again as Tellus returns to Locked Concept! Serene atmospheres and detailed, unconventional percussion characterise this spacey, cinematic journey. Thinking man’s 170…check it out and watch out for the EP coming Nov 21st at digital stores.
J Plates and Marc:One are in the Dojo spotlight today with a wicked slice of dubbed up 170 business, all tape echo, dub guitar and spaced out vibe. Look for this coming Aug 3rd via the J Plates Bandcamp!
Javano lands in our premiere spotlight today with a deep, moving slice of leftfield 170 business. Undoubtedly influenced by the now decade-old Autonomic movement, Southbound is an exploration of unusual rhythms and cinematic soundscapes; the string section in the bridge is just blissful. Look out for this one dropping July 10th via Javano’s Brackwood Audio imprint.
Mystic State return after a brief hiatus with the latest on their Chikara Project imprint and this time they’ve got Nottingham production duo Congi in for a collab. Closer harnesses the spirit of autonomic for a sparse, detailed slice of halftime experimentalism, with ghostly R&B vocals echoing across the mix for good measure. Lessons in depth…check it out and grab the full EP from Bandcamp right now!
We’ve been watching Tellus for a while and we’re big fans of the projects he’s involved in, whether as a solo artist, co-founder of the Locked Concept imprint or one part of the recent 3VS project alongside Akuratyde and Monika. Naturally then we were really pleased when he agreed to record us a Dojo guest mix!
The mix is packed full of deepness new and old, taking in Tellus’s own work alongside beats from Stray, Moresounds, DJrum, Sorse and lots more, plus some unreleased dubs. It’s a lush musical journey through many styles of 170, and a thoroughly enjoyable ride.
Atmospheric explorations from Locked Concept today as Sorse delivers an autonomic cut in the form of Voids! Deft use of melody and microfunk-inflected percussion make for an emotive musical journey…soft and subtle vibes. Look for this coming Mar 20th.
Context Audio take things a bit less rolling than usual for their latest VA release, delving into the realms of halftime, autonomic and experimental 170. Today’s premiere comes from that release; Khords teams up with the mysterious Burns for an evocative journey through sparse drum rhythms and dubbed out sounds. Hit up the Context Audio Bandcamp to grab the Per Ardua II LP right now; all other stores follow on Mar 13th.
Seattle-based imprint Onset Audio have carved quite a niche over the past 12 years, leading the charge of deep, dark and experimental music on the fringes of the 170 spectrum. The label drop their two-hundredth release next month so we thought it was high time for a chat with label boss Grym about the release and all things OA…
Ronin Ordinance release possibly their most varied compilation to date in the form of Genso Vol. 2 later this month, and we’re very please to have the exclusive on Dominic Ridgway’s ethereal new track Stand In, Stand Out. Skittering halftime beat patterns and a beautiful collection of soft melodies make this one a hypnotic, spaced out ride on the deep side of 170. Check it out, and look for the album coming December 13th.
Tellus is in our premiere spotlight today with a cut taken from his forthcoming Landscapes EP for Locked Concept. Shimmering Valley is rich in texture and atmosphere, with reverb-laden percussion and cinematic synth-work taking centre stage; definitely one for the armchair rather than the dancefloor. Watch out for the EP coming December 14th…