knomad in your interwebs for another Music Monday. The end of a year seems to be a busy time for new music, as artists often featured in January “who to watch” write-ups scramble to fulfill their editorialized destinies. I’d say they are trying to make money to buy their family holiday gifts, but do people really make money off music anymore?
As I digress, this week’s first feature is a minimix from Ital Tek. In this age of hyper-quick rises to stardom (and falls from grace for that matter) Ital Tek has managed to carve his own niche as a reliable producer exploring all the angles of this sound we call bass. First championed by Mary Anne Hobbes, Ital should now be on everyone’s radar.
His new EP Gonga, set to drop of 12.5.11 for planet mu, is sure to wake up anyone intrigued by the fringe sounds of juke, garage and house. Today he blessed us all by posting a short and sweet mix featuring portions of all 4 tracks, which you can stream here. (TAKE THE 5.5 MINUTES TO GET ACQUAINTED)
I had the honor of hosting his North American debut this past September in Manhattan, before he ventured out to Seattle’s Decibel Fest. His set was enlightening, throwing caution to the wind and truly blurring genre boundaries, keeping our dance floor moving at 3AM friday morning (he even snuck in some quasimoto and some WTFs!?!?! were definitely heard around the room)
Next up is another genre blurring 2-track from scene new-comer Guy Andrews. Another native of Brighton (like Ital Tek), this release comes courtesy of Untold’s Hemlock recordings imprint. Managing to draw from 2-step, garage, d’n’b and dub techno, these two tracks are sure to please anyone who respects intricate drum programming as opposed to the easy out boom bap one two. Have a click and let the music speak for itself.
To round out this week’s edition, immerse yourself into the new EP by Myrryrs, Nashville-based producer who you should start to get familiar with; you’ll find out why soon enough. Myrryrs stormed onto the scene with his “Feel U” EP for Discobelle, and this follow up is another collection of vocal oriented dance floor business. If you happened to tune into Keep Albany Boring radio last Friday on WCDB, you heard me start off with Teki Latex & Bambounou remix of Feel U.” Also, don’t sleep on the obey city remix featured here (who will be joining me, Wheez-ie, Doctor Jeep and Archie Pelago for my monthy party in Manhattan; On The Sly, 11.17)