Exclusives

suraquintetIf you're a fan of finest Chillout & Lounge Music, then chances that you've already heard 'The Sura Quintet' are pretty high. Their new Album 'Refinements of Feeling' combines Chillout, Chillhouse and Downtempo and includes - in addition to already released well known tracks like 'Sundrops', 'Onda de Bossa' and 'Shared Moments' - brand new Stuff. Don't miss it!

soundmeThe latest offering from the folks at We Grow Wax is from Polish trip hop band Sound Me, delivering a delicious twelve track album titled Growing. Sound Me fully embodies the ambiance and a sense of dualism captured between a dark past giving way to a brighter future. Inspired by the struggle of living day to day in
working class Poland, vocalist Aani spins her lyricism into an art that paints a picture of love lost searching for a genuine connection. The almost reminiscent old school values that this world seems to have long forgotten is wistfully echoed in the unique style of Sound Me.
A perfect concoction of heavy-hitting drum breaks, dubby instrumentation, live trumpet, rhythmic turntablism, and angelic vocals,Growing inspires its listener drop out and drift away. Deep and moody soundscapes laced with dark, hypnotic beats and powerful vocals remind one of Massive Attack or Portishead while bringing out a new flavor from the classic trip hop sound. This one’s ready for the headphones and a slow night drive through the cities of eastern Europe.
Release Date: July 4, 2016 (CD) / September 19, 2016 (digital)

whatatimeSingularis, the talented young beat-wrangler from the Netherlands, first appeared on the Cold Busted label at the age of 16 with his impressive debut album Evening Hours. Since then he’s grown both as a producer and in age, now unveiling What A Time, his third full-length for the prestigious downtempo imprint. The album’s sixteen tracks combine Singularis’s agility with tough hip hop beats, G Funk style lead lines, and spaced-out vibes for a listening experience beyond easy categorization. The album’s “Introduction” (appropriately subtitled “Slowmotion”) sets the tone with big chords in a layered progression, loping – but swinging – drum machine beats, and Singularis’s trademark synth leads. The way Singulars takes this template and playfully twists it throughout is what makes What A Time a memorable ride. Take “Crassinez” for example, which adds strange synth dives and other digital hijinks, as if Aphex Twin stepped in the studio for a quick moment. And also “Bang”, a very Singularis-ish interpretation of southern low-rider hip hop, clouding the genre with cosmic atmospherics and vague melody. There’s much more to discover here and it’s exciting to know, that at his young age, Singulars is just getting started.

syntillasSyntillas hails from Seal Beach, California and includes, James Bernard & Cynthia Field.  James has been recording & releasing electronic music under many names since 1993, while Cynthia has been playing music for over a decade but this is her first album.  All songs were mixed and mastered at home by James.  Check out the EP, 'Sparks'.

lgm beauty Beauty in its purest form, as a sound aesthetic and kitsch-freed feelgood vibe, is the dedicated vision to the new Lemongrass album. Like sun-flooded dream images, carried by an always positive fundamental frequency, a pack of 15 songs will enchant our senses, as a valuable experience of contrast to the predominantly dark themes of our times. After a two years phase of immersion with a mainly Ambient-meditative output, Lemongrass mastermind Roland Voss is back to the groove and his unique style of Lounge beats. Vocally assisted by the great Jane Maximova, who even sings a song in her Russian mother tongue. Side by side with the velvety Poetry Soul of native Jamaican Karen Gibson Roc, they both enrich the album with feminine accents. Not to forget South African's newcomer Wenawedwa, who illuminates the cool grooves of "Unite" with sensitive vibration. Fragile and still moments are skilfully woven within the Lemongrass sound cosmos, like the delicate solo piano part on "Belle Vue" or the dreamy "What you believe", sticking out with an opulent string section. The sum of what made lounge music once a trendsetter, is alive on "Beauty". An album, which arouses joyful anticipation of bright and glorious summer days.

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