Archive for December, 2009
What are you doing? Step reading this and go get Shipwrek‘s Journal! I have no clue how this passed under my radar, but it’s definitely one of the most amazing albums I’ve heard this year. Shipwrek’s got the balls to the wall bass and breaks, but there’s no fear in his masterful experimentation with ambient melodies. The album manages to combine the latest sounds from the west coast glitch aesthetic with epic elements I would ordinarily attribute to post rock.
I’ve been really lucky to get my hands on some of Shipwrek‘s unreleased tracks and it’s no short of face-melting-good.
Get Shipwrek‘s Journal at BandCamp. And don’t forget to support the artist!
Everyone’s excited about Saturday’s Skweee show with Mesak. It’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun. The event has received a lot of media attention so you can expect a good turn out. For the Czech readers out there, Respekt and Vice Magazine have published two excellent articles on Skweee music. We’re also getting some very welcomed support from the Czech internet radio station Radio Wave. While you’re browsing the inter-tubes you might want to give them a listen.
Here’s Saturday’s tentative line up:
21:00 – 22:00 We Call It Skweee (Film)
22:15 – 23:15 Mesak Live Set
23:30 – 01:00 Denoir
01:00 – 02:00 Ingtzi
02:00 – 03:00 Mesak DJ Set
03:00 – ????? Abu
And remember, the Brick Bar is located in the A&O Hostel at: U Výstavište 1, Holešovice, Prague 170 00
Head over to bassnectar.net to download the track.
My attention was first drawn to Ronald Jenkees a few years ago as he was releasing his self-titled debut. While looking for nerdcore style music, a friend linked me to Jenkees’ 56K Rap. Fast-forward to today; I’ve almost forgotten about the multi-talented youtube phenomenon and here he pops up again. His new album ‘Disorganized Fun’ is definitely proof that this musician is consistently evolving and exploring beyond the boundaries of various musical styles. Only a few of the tracks on Jenkees’ latest album share a slightly ‘glitch’ aesthetic. Regardless, to apply the label to Jenkees would be to ignore the complexity of his album in its entirety. I wholeheartedly suggest you give ‘Disorganized Fun’ a listen.
‘Stay Crunchy’ off of Ronald Jenkees’ latest album ‘Disorganized Fun’.
That’s right, we’ve got one of the key members of the Skweee music movement right here in Prague. Mesak will be performing a live set on the 19th of December in the Brick Bar. We’ll begin the night with the Skweee documentary entitled ‘We Call it Skweee’. Then you’ll get to hear the real deal from Mesak himself. Followed by support DJs Ingtzi, Denoir, and finally Abu, who will be teaching us a thing or two about the history of electro. Expect to get electro-funkafried.
Ben Samples a.k.a Samples is a rising producer and DJ, whose tracks have been immensely popular on the Glitch Hop Forum. I expect a lot of good music coming from Samples in the future. His inclusion on Ant-Ten-Nae’s Acid Crunk Vol. 2 was a pleasant surprise.