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RUMTUM aka John Hastings has been a long time favorite of the PORTALS crew. His work with Monster Rally may be his most notable to date, but his style is all his own. There’s a naturalistic vibe intrinsic to his sound, that either has you floating on top of the ways out at sea or deep in a native spirit trance.
This ‘miniEP‘ is no different, and exemplifies his melodic beat signature sound. The EP is freshly out today, and we’re happy to give you the first listen. John was kind enough to share with us some insights on the two-track EP which consisted of wise words with Sun Araw and Jamaican tapes:
After a show in Boise, I had the privilege to cross paths with Cameron Stallones aka Sun Araw. I was mainly inquiring Cameron for any tapes he would sell me, partially anything he recorded in Jamaica. He was kind enough to walk back to his van to dig up some merch for me, little did he know that tape was about to become my summer jam. I ended up getting to pick his brain over guitar amps and life in LA, the dude was a super chiller. After some deep words of wisdom and good conversation we parted ways, before leaving he told me to stay on the dream path. This spiritual quote has been a total guide to my life, especially in terms of being an artist. This is where the title of the track comes into play, “Dream Path”. This track expresses my love for the simple things in life and the freedom to follow dreams.
Download the EP on RUMTUM’s Bandcamp for whatever you wish to pay for it.
Our friends at Gold Robot Records are back at it with the second installment of their ongoing 7″ series. Whereas the first round featured the collaborative efforts of Oakland, California’s Colossal Yes and Fayetteville, Arkansas’ The Good Fear (cop it here), their latest team-up features New York, New York’s Catamaran and Columbus, Ohio’s RUMTUM. And the outcome, as you’d imagine, is infested with mellow tribal overtones and enough summertime vibes to last you until next summer. With that said, you should probably read what Catamaran and Gold Robot Records had to say about the release, stream Catamaran’s new single “Goth Creep,” and purchase the 7″ below:
“Goth Creep” is a step out of the box for a normally 100% electronic producer. With the use of guitar in a this song, I was able to take my sound in another direction. It was the perfect candidate for a single because it’s a moment in time where I captured a specific sound that I would be pressed to touch on again.
via Gold Robot Records:
This second entry in our split 7″ series pairs RUMTUM (Columbus, Ohio) with Catamaran (New York, New York), two artists who produce a range of electronic beats and patterns to create infectious tracks. There’s an otherworldly, distant urgency to both “New Lands” / “Sea Gypsies” and “Goth Creep”. The limited edition vinyl version features two original productions while the digital release includes reciprocal re-workings by each artist. Mastered by Nick Carden in the Blue Room (Oakland, California). The artwork for this release was created by Ted Feighan (Monster Rally) in cooperation with the artists. The digital cover seen above is an amalgamation of the dual covers found on the vinyl edition.
1. RUMTUM — “New Lands” / “Sea Gypsies”
2. Catamaran — “Goth Creep” (stream below)
3. RUMTUM — “New Lands (Catamaran’s Vocal Mix)” [digital only]
4. Catamaran — “Goth Creep (RUMTUM Remix)” [digital only]
Snag a copy of the 7″ here.
Sometimes it’s the lack of something that makes us so fixated on it in the first place. Columbus based producers Monster Rally and RUMTUM are about as far removed from the tropical ethos of these tribal-like, jungle beats as it gets. But maybe that’s what makes them so good at it. This collaboration has been a long time in the works- we heard the first cut from it, Raindrops, all the way back in November. These sounds are hard earned, and it’s time we unleashed them on your ears.
So here’s the full-album stream from Monster Rally and RUMTUM‘s new collaborative EP, MR & RT, a week before its release. On March 13th, next Tuesday, the album will be out via our pals Waaga. In the mean time you can pre-order the CD or cassette (which includes the two bonus tracks).
On March 27th, Columbus, Ohio-based pop-trio Way Yes will release their Walkability EP via Lefse Records. The 5-song release, which I highly recommend snagging, will also feature 5 infectious bonus remixes by Rimar, First Person Shootr, Larry Gus, Monster Rally, and of course RUMTUM. Enjoy a fresh preview of RUMTUM‘s infinitely lush “Singing” rework below:
Pre-order for Walkability available HERE.