• Morning Birds – Summer Bloom (Optix Night Breeze Remix) [Exclusive Premiere]

    By Cyrus on July 30, 2014
    It’s about time for another premiere! Remember last week’s Morning Birds release?  Well, today we’ve got the summer rendition by OptiX who takes this contemplative song to new exciting heights!  After you fly in on the musical wings of OptiX’s aeronautic intro, the remix gets backed by a funky trance beat that shifts between a 4/4 kick and shuffling hihats.  High-edged snares […]
  • The Morning Birds – BLOOM [Album Review]

    By Cyrus on July 23, 2014
    I always tend to find something special about collaborative albums.  Musical minds coalescing with one another, exploration of sonic ideas coming from multiple dimensions of personalities.  It’s a beautiful thing that reminds me of the true meaning of music – transmitting a message or an emotion from one source to the next.  It’s a method of communication where sensory emotional […]
  • RJD2 – More Is Than Isn’t [Album Review]

    By Cyrus on December 5, 2013
    “It’s in my nature to disregard genre” – RJD2 In our interview with RJD2 I realized something: it takes more than skill to break out of this pervasive mentality.  With the conflaguration of genres nowadays, it’s become a constant need for artists to label themselves.  “I make deep house” or “I make trap beats” have replaced the original thought of […]
  • jdv plus – 重量 (weight) (Album Review)

    By Dillon Riley on November 5, 2013
    Jaime de Venecia, a 21-year-old music major at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University crafts a dreamy, downtempo blend of r&b and ambient sound he dubs “feelings +” under the guise jdv plus. A Wes transplant originally from the Philippines, Venecia adds plenty of Filipino imagery to his work. His debut LP, 重量 (weight), is an entrancing take on the sort of ghostly […]
  • Light Echo – Wallflower Voices

    By Phil on October 29, 2013
      I love watching you, I love watching you… Light Echo might be one of the more appropriately named artists in SF right now. His productions are soft, smooth, and evoke that same feeling you get when the early morning sun pokes through the trees and breaks the fog and haze, but through sound. One of my absolute favorite things […]