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jennaedwards Hailing from Oregon USA, Jenna Edwards delivers a gorgeous and sexy release on Spin Up Records. The "Feeling It Right" release has four tasty tracks.

karmacodaFusing elements of electronica, rock and pop with a danceable groove, Karmacoda creates music that is modern yet deeply moving and emotional.

Central themes of transformation: love, loss, lust and longing show up as story lines in their songs, pulling instrumental inspiration from a myriad of musical genres and time periods. It's been over a decade since the band was founded as a personal writing and recording project by founder and vocalist B. What started as an experimental music project in between bands, has turned into six studio albums, several remix records and a live album.

Their songs, often cinematic in scope and vibe, have been featured prominently in film and television soundtracks and have won a number of music awards.

Bassist, Eric Matsuno joined the band during the release of their 2007 album success, Illuminate and vocalist, Jessica Ford joined adding her amazing vocals following the release of their 2015 album Love and Fate.

From the very beginning, Karmacoda has recorded their albums at The Amsterdam Room, B.'s personal studio. In 2009 the band built The Briefing Room, a combined dedicated, rehearsal space and recording studio on Treasure Island, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay. All their albums since Eternal released in 2011 have been recorded at both studios. While their albums have always featured stellar production, live, the band brings an emotional intensity generated by their dynamic performances, more akin to a rock show than a DJ set.

Their 2018 album Intimate builds upon the organic meets electric sound Karmacoda has been cultivating since their inception, and is filled with lush musical landscapes, hooky choruses, moving vocal performances and melodies that linger. The first single from the album is Mesmerized which features the inimitable vocals of Jessica Ford.  
Intimate also features guest collaborators Andy Korn (Ronnie Spector, Joey Ramone) on drums and percussion and Mark Pistel (Consolidated, Hercules and Love Affair, Meat Beat Manifesto) on synthesizers and guitar.

MONTA AT ODDS 2 Photo Credit Barry AndersonMonta At Odds is a Kansas City combo led by the brothers Dedric and Delaney Moore. The two have played music together all their lives and have been exploring the Monta At Odds sound since the band’s debut in the year 2000. Dedric's pulsing, melodic bass and Delaney's artfully unhinged synthesizers frame the band's central character, which is fleshed out by a talented cast of musicians and collaborators. For Argentum Dreams, Monta At Odds is joined by area native Taryn Blake Miller, AKA Domino Record Co. artist Your Friend, who contributed lead vocal and guitar on the majority of the album’s songs. The result is a heady sonic pool that has been inscrutably referred to as ‘Ummagumma meets Arthur Russell’s mutant disco at Vangelis’s house.’

Argentum Dreams pushes Monta At Odds’ alternate reality into streamlined consciousness. The music consists of minimal rhythms set to maximum noise, slo-mo psychedelic funk, endless dub echo, and extended-cut warped disco. Live musicians manipulating time and space via knob turning, cymbal cracking, and pedal pushing as they interlock into hypnotic moments of heavenly bliss that seem to hold forever, captivating the mind. Tales of love, heartbreak, wandering, invention, guilt, and the ravages of time and miscalculation weave the songs on Argentum Dreams together. Nine songs interconnected like a cyberpunk computer network in a secret basement. Nine songs lead to a vision of a dusty future full of lo-fi synths warming their circuits for possibly the last time. Nine songs of haunted vocals pushing through filters to gently hover above your head in a ghostly harmonic presence.

Released on 8D Industries

Best 2018aAnother full year doing Below Zero!  We are going on year 15 in 2019, and it is hard to believe we began on FM radio in San Francisco and Los Angeles, then moved to weekly show on the internet, and have moved to a monthly now on the internet. With so many options to listen, we appreciate you continuing on this journey with us. As we look back at 2018 and some amazing chill out and downbeat gems.  This week’s show is a full review of all the #1 exclusives of the year on Below Zero and some of the breakthrough tracks of the year.  

We tip our hat to the likes of The Goods, Dee C’Rell, Nightmares on Wax, Minor Rain, Antennae, Sine and many more who supported us throughout the year.

opulent chillThis show is the Burning Man 2018 iRobot set by Mason Rothert at the Sacred Chill night Wednesday August  29th from 9pm - 11pm at the Opulent Chill tent at 10 & Esplanade on the playa.

It represents some new downbeat material while paying respects to some of the masters who have influenced me over the last few decades in the world of chillout.  All songs were picked because they had a playa desert vibe... enjoy the 2-hour journey.

Set List:

Synkro New Dawn
Shakta Shakta
Kaya Project From Mumbai
Shambala Tranquilation
Deviant Electronics Siverside
Hibernation Deaf Music
Nada Numbers
Unknown Wind of Freedom
Benny Tones Fire Fly
Zeb Surfism
Unknown Chambala
Michele Cecchi Particles of Life
Bamboo Forest The Walk
Fatatli Whisper
Cipcura Bueno
Kaya Project Stone Turns Black
Chad Highlight
Nada Manakhana
Digitalis Connect (Mason Rothert Edit)
Nickodemus Inmortales
Toires Toinet
Gnomes of Kush God's Gift
Kaya Project Walking Through

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