Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wonderful synthwave mixes I didn't make

If I'd kept up making emotionally evocative synthwave dance mixes, they'd sound like those made by BenKaos. I love every one of them - take a listen:

More mixes here:

In other news, I bought a small DJ mixer. One can never have too many synthwave mix tapes.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Memory Tapes - Blue to Green Mix

A reoccurring favourite artist of mine who goes by Memory Tapes (and occasionally Weird Tapes) released another eclectic mix set:

When I met the artist during a small concert in Toronto, he commented that nothing on the internet is permanent. It exists, then is gone. For that reason, he rarely keeps his mixes posted for very long.

If you like this, or any of his other listed mixes via SoundCloud, be sure to save them offline using a any number of websites.

Pearl White - White EP

This came across my SoundCloud dashboard this morning, and it's wonderful.

Pearl White difficult to peg what genre it is, and it's all the better for it. I'm hearing some elements of trance, trap, and various other electronic dance genres - but it also has some pitch-shifted vocals and spooky synth happening (mixed with urban-dance vocals? ok!) that remind me of Purity Ring, or random Witchouse bands--minus the "triple-clap" sound.

The general vibe is a multi-genre, futuristic distopian background music. Some of that might come from how the EP is mixed together into a single set:

Support the artist by buying the EP (no minimum price, currently) via Bandcamp.

Another album with a similar vibe (but far more ambient-dance) was reposted on the Pearl White SoundCloud called Heavy Hearts - Archaic.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bat For Lashes - Rest Your Head [MAKIK]

 "One second it's introverted, psychedelic IDM, and the next second it's an uplifting party banger."
 Via Tracesseur