Love is a Mix_Tape : Love Underwater

underwater-gallery-1 Jason Taylor

Dusting off my old mixtapes i got my hand onto the first mix of my Love Underwater series
Experimenting slow-motioned sounds and #seapunk inspired tracks (when #seapunk was still an obscure chaos of juked r’n’b and future garage) i finally ended with something that really satisfied me.

From the backwash beating the cliff of a mysterious land to the tropical beaches of Brazil, there’s a bit of everything in it.

If you need some downtempo time and dream of what’s going to be your next holiday, this might be for you !

Available on mix.dj as usual (sorry not widget, but streaming from the website is super easy). Just follow the link :

love underwater mixtape #01 reboot

Photo credit : Jason de Caires Taylor‘s Viccisitudes

Tracklist :

0:00, MARRS, Pump Up The Volume (slowed down)
0:12, Sun Glitters, (Elite Athlete Remix)
3:12, Minnesota, Astral Projection
8:02, Netsky, Your way
12:12, Ruddyp, I want U
14:20, Maya Jane Coles, Easier to Hide
17:21, Donatello, The Diamonds, Original
24:05, Koreless, Lost in Tokyo (Velcro Bootleg)
25:45, Eocene Nine, Your Smile
30:45, Dablin- Koda, The Take Down
32:15, Andreya Triana vs. Kassettenzeugs, Perfect Darkness (Bootleg)
38:08, Yuna- MeLo-X, Live Your Life (MeLo-X Motherland GOD MIX)
41:40, D’nell- indian jones, This thing (The Amen edit)
47:07, Darius, Road Trip
50:40, Purity Ring, Lofticries
54:00, Ital Tek, Restless Tundra feat. Anneka
55:46, Marlena Shaw, Women of the Ghetto, live (vocal extracts)
58:00, Frikstailers, Bicho de Luz
58:40, Cut Chemist, The Garden

Biutiful Miusic : underwater love

Underwater sculptures by Jason Taylor
Underwater sculptures by Jason Taylor

The time is ripe for some underwater love. Hear the mermaids of seapunk, slow bass music, deformed, enchanted voices floating in the midst of bubbles.

So today, let’s go deep, deep down !

DECCIES

Deccies – Classique

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We slowly get underwater, the light is still beaming, enlighting this lovely submarine garden made of obsessive melodies and floating synths.

Deccies – Circle

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LUCA C & BRIGANTE (ON SOUTHERN FRIED RECORDS)

The duo is composed of Luca Cazal and Sebastiano (Sebi) Properzi from London.

Luca C & Brigante: The Beach

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It starts with the sea, then there’s the guitar with a simple riff, the rhodes and an atmospheric voice. The ambience is set, we’re back in an idealized island of the past. Everything is precious, glamourous and fragile.

ALPHAAT

The Black Ghosts – Forgetfulness (Alphaat Remix) – FREE DOWNLOAD

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Also released on southern Fried Records this remix by Alphaat is blasting with a feeling of simplicity and sheer joy.

STUMBLEINE

Stumbleine is a very productive ambient music maker, and it would be difficult to write about all the work done as there’s a lot to say ! Just know one thing : it’s really great and worth listening, sharing, buying and downloading. If for any reason you can’t put some cash in it, don’t worry there’s a “name your price” thing for the remixes and collaborations album.

MINNESOTA

Christian Bauhofer “Minnesota” from Santa Cruz released very during the past months very interesting compositions between submarine chillstep and aerial trap.

Astral Projection

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Indian Summer (Feat. G Jones)

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ESSAY

Lyla (Original Mix) – FREE DOWNLOAD

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Released on XLR8R at the begining of the month, this track is certainly one of the best atmospheric slow nu disco sound i’ve heard so far. Using retro synth sounds, the track recreates with no effort the blissful sensations of road trips imagery.

KYSON

Kyson is a German producer from Berlin. His work develops a strong ambient atmosphere made of hazy sounds and distant voices.
Geordie Little- Steel Strings (Kyson Rework)

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Bijou Winters x Leian Limms- Skin Sketches (Kyson Remix)

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KASSETTENZEUG

German producer Robert B. “Kassettenzeug” released two months ago this beautiful hypnotic bootleg.

Andreya Triana Kassettenzeug – Perfect Darkness (bootleg) FREE DL

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Django-Freedom (Kasettenzeugs Edit) FREE DL

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Yes, if you loved Django Unchained, here’s a way to extend your pleasure.

WRONG WEATHER

The Wrong Weather is actually a Portuguese fashion store mixing art, design, clothing and music. Though i don’t know much about how to dress, i however could not get past the great idea the team had to post two great ambient compilations including tracks from Sun Glitters, Uppermost, Exist Strategy, Koda… The compilations are for free after you registered. According to what i see, it seems that the store will publish a comp every month, i hope so. Great job guys ! The link to the FREE COMPS is HERE !

FRACTURE DESIGN

Egor Tuchin aka Fracture Design is a producer from Russia. His music is elaborated, filled with lovely details, a pleasure for your ears.
Fracture Design – Goodbye Kiss [Free Tune – DL link in the description]

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Dee Flack & Eternall – Serenity (Fracture Design Remix)

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A perfect balance of glittering sounds, romantic piano line, heavy bass, and shimmering atmospheric melodies.

Fracture Design – The Beginning of a New Day [Free Download]

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This very cinematic track is filled with precious emotions. The strong atmosphere unveils imageries of romantic, adventurous fantasy world.

VICIOUS ADVERT

What ? What ? American Boy ? Estelle on GenBass ? Have we gone out of our mind ? Well… No or Yes, maybe but personally i won’t give any thought about that noble act that initiates any new life just because you feel concerned.

Vicious Advert is a French producer who makes lovely electronica tunes. Among them this sweet cover of American Boy.

American Boy – Vicious Advert X Anna Paul (cover)

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TRIFONIC

Brian Trifon is the front man for Trifonic, a San Francisco based electronic act that seamlessly fuses experimental production wizardry with beautiful melodies and traditional song structures to craft music that is simultaneously unexpected and accessible.

(from the website)

Hecq – With Angels (Trifonic Remix)

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Ninth Wave

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The track is issued from the album itself named Ninth Wave, following the previous release Emergence that i do advise to listen, especially if you love post rock atmospheres.

 

And well to finish here’s an old release, which actually should have deserved more attention. So here you are : Road Trip from the Velour EP by French artist Darius.

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You’ll definitely find elements that will pleasantly remind you of some good electro tracks you heard.

Hello world + Fleck Draw the stars Rmx

Art from my beloved friend Andrea Btoy

ARTWORK BY B-TOY ANDREA

First of all I want to thank UMB to invite me to join the Generation Bass Crew , and being so patient and gentle with me .

I was thinking ….How can I contribute ? Moombahton, Dubstep, Cumbia?

Uhm… I think the rest of the buddies are doing a great job with it .

I know !!!! I’m going to bring the Hips Factor!! A few of you know me, shared stage with me or just danced with me , and you know .. I’m a dj for the ladies !!!!!

So I’ll be posting the most relaxed, sweet and hips-shaker transnational music . Of course if I find on my way a great cumbia, moombathon or whatever track i’ll be sharing it here .

I’ve planned a totally different post , but magic happens !!!!

The magic of Generation Bass, that apart from being a great blog is an amazing community.

It all began in the luvstep facebook group. I posted Andreya Triana’ – Draw the stars, which is a huge luv track with an hypnotic intro that catchs me every time I listen to it.

A few seconds after , Fleck liked my link , and i just commented- Fleck Rmx ?

24 hours later, Fleck just drop me this sweet remix of it , telling me he didn’t sleep cause he was working on that remix. It’s amazing how 2 people connected by mediterranean blood in two countries under a revolution, just get connected. So I became the mediterranean musa for this beauty.

Andreya Triana – “Draw the stars” (FLeCK remix) by FLeCK

He couldn’t define better the vibe, which I want to contribute in GB.

That’s just magic, let’s magic happen !!!!!

International Women's Day with Ninja Tune

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It’s International Women’s Day today and to celebrate 100 years of that Ninja Tune have kindly given away some free tunes fom their 2011 Sampler!

International Women’s Day 2011 Sampler by Ninja Tune

Emika ‘Count Backwards’ (Radio Edit) – new single on iTunes
Andreya Triana ‘Far Closer’ (Radio Edit) – FREE DOWNLOAD!
TOKiMONSTA’S remix of Daedelus ‘Tailor-Made’ – FREE DOWNLOAD!
Speech Debelle & Bonobo ‘Sun Will Rise’ – from Ninja Tune XX Vol. 2
Elan Tamara ‘Frog Song’ (new Big Dada signing)