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MJ MJ records use their Serious Sauce compilations as a vehicle to introduce talented beat producers to the world. Volume 3 is a sensuous split by Psymum and Damacha. Both producers pay homage to hip hop’s past with dusty samples and thick boom bap rhythms, but this tape isn’t just a traditionalist affair. Buzzy synths and hypnotic headspaces color Psymum and Damacha’s work, offering a fresh take on beat conventions that doesn’t give in to an atmosphere of laptop futurism. The guest MCs and vocalists add welcome depth to Volume 3 and showcase each producers ability to create compelling worlds for others’ voices to live within. Serious Sauce is limited to just 100 copies, so make sure to pick up a copy fast at the MJ MJ‘s Bandcamp.
Elestial Sound dropped their stunning 2013 compilation earlier this week. The label’s diverse roster showcases Florida’s futurist beatmakers, baroque bedroom pop, and a collective desire to craft truly unique music. If you haven’t seen the mini-doc that describes their inspiring D-I-T story, then check back to our last post. Evan Galbicka, of the Church of Holy Colors and a frequent collaborator with Elestial, provided the artwork.
Stream the soundtrack to your summer below and get a glimpse into the sonic future.
It wouldn’t be unreasonable for readers to assume that Tiny Waves posts revolve around Florida acts based on our proximity, but this video epitomizes why we keep most of our writing local. Elestial Sound has always had its finger on the pulse of the creative spirit that permeates the sunshine state, but the label is about much more than music. Elestial Sound‘s collaborations with the Church of Holy Colors, its work with veggie-oil busses, and the communal construction of its central warehouse are exemplary demonstrations of the power of the D-I-T ethos. 2011 and 2012 were tremendous years for the young collective and 2013 promises to continue the momentum.
Elestial Sound will be dropping a compilation of all new material on April 30th, but I figured I’d give readers a small taste of what’s to come with ChromadaData‘s “In the Sky”.
Trails are an exciting duo from Orlando that specialize in a shred-friendly blend of spacious instrumental-pop. Drummer Kyle Potter and guitarist Bryan Burgos took Florida by storm in 2012 with their crowd-moving live shows built on elated guitar riffs and propulsive percussion. The pair has taken some time off from their frenzied concerts to craft their upcoming, EP, Kalevéla. Listeners have been afforded a sneak peak into said EP with the band’s epic first single, “Marigold”. The track doesn’t hide from its math and post-rock influences, but the lush textures and airy rhythms of ”Marigold” make for a welcome amalgam of the subgenres.
The band will be self-releasing Kalevéla on April 21st, but if you’re in Orlando on the 18th you’ll be able to pick up a copy of it early at their release show at Will’s Pub.
Jake Tobin and Ben Varian are keystones in the Tallahassee musical community. The friends and frequent collaborators inadvertently realized they had each amassed a full album’s worth of material. Instead of putting out independent releases, Ben and Jake decided to pare down their work and release their favorite songs as a split. The music contained within Comedy Album and Possible Songs explores a vast array of genres and timbres, but this sonic diversity never proves distracting . The pair’s broad musical vocabulary allow for clever pop songs to emerge from every day observations that just happen to sway to funk or highlife rhythms. Every track affords listeners a welcome surprise, but Jake Tobin’s closing track, “Morning Dance”, is truly a landmark experimental recording. Phasing saxophones and brooding upright bass tones blend together to form a cloud of experimental textures that dance on top of sporadic hand claps and propulsive drum rolls that bring Possible Songs to unsettling, but extremely satisfying conclusion.
You’ll be able to pick up Jake and Ben’s split on the always incredible Spirit Cat label on April 7th. The release comes highly recommended and I can’t wait to see where the Jake and Ben’s next recordings take them.