Zenobia زنّوبيا – Desert Hafla

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Zenobia are the  duo Nasser Halahlih and Isam Elias. The band draws inspiration from pop & folk music from all over the region (Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria), resulting in a mix of powerful beats, Levantine dabke rhythms and Arabic pop melodies. Their new album ‘Halak Halak’ releases 27 March on , the special imprint created by Crammed Discs in partnership with Parisian collective Acid Arab.

Tags: #dance #electronic #world-music

Tycho – Outer Sunset

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Tycho (real name Scott Hansen and also known as ISO50 for his photographic and design work) is an American musician, composer, songwriter and producer based in . His new album ‘Simulcast’ is out now on .

Tags: #ambient #avantgarde #electronic #pop #psychedelic

Kutmah – Centenarians

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Kutmah (pronounced koot/mah, real name Justin McNulty) started Sketchbook as a radio show on Dublab in , . A year later, Sketchbook became the first all instrumental beat night in LA. And back in 2018, Kutmah released an excellent celebratory compilation ‘Sketchbook Radio Archives, Vol 1’ which I still cannot stop replaying (featuring previous #SOTD: Darkhouse Family – Moving 909s). Now Kutmah releases a new 10 inch on the record label, based in , . This Kutmah release closes off a series of 10 inches that All City made in LA heads back in 2010… Kutmah was supposed to be on that batch of releases but it has taken until now to finalise the production.

Tags: #beats #electronic #hip-hop/rap #instrumental

Melanie Velarde – Another Para

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Melanie Velarde is a -based artist field recordings, objects, voices and instruments. This track comes form Melanie’s ‘Bez’ album, released on . Before released, ‘Bez’ was originally broadcast as a continuous mix of all new and original Music from Velarde during RVNG’s Rinse FM takeover in 2018. The ‘Bez’ project was part of Commend NYC’s ‘Commend See’ series, and launched the sub-label. Commend NYC is the record shop run by RVNG’s Matt Werth, established in 2016.

Tags: #ambient #electronic #field-recordings #pop

Thomass Jackson – Urszula

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Back in January, I posted the #SOTD Same Speed Edits – Urszula’s Samba. While recently searching for new music to share, I stumbled across the original edit. Thomass Jackson is the self-taught , musician, producer, remixer and DJ who owns (based in Guadalajara, ). This track comes from the ‘Correcciones Calypso II’ EP, released by Calypso Records.

Tags: #dance #electronic #world-music

 

Kit Sebastian – Kit Sebastian vs Halal Cool J

Kit Sebastian are Kit Martin (who composed all the songs and played all the instruments) and multi-disciplinary and vocalist artist Merve Erdem (who wrote all the lyrics). Following up on their debut album ‘Mantra Moderne’ , the -based  record label has put out three unique reworkings. This reworking features Halal Cool J (aka Aly Jamal / Don Leisure / co-member of Darkhouse Family with Earl Jeffers). Previous Halal Cool J #SOTD: Shaboo Strikes Back.

Tags: #electronic #jazz #remix

Nicola Cruz – Third Eye Dub (feat. Nasiri)

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Nicola Cruz is a producer from , . His ‘Hybridism EP’ is a modern exotica blend of North African rhythms, ethereal Persian melodies, and chants from distant and imagined cultures. According to Cruz’s Bandcamp, ‘Third Eye Dub’ explores “the fractal realm of concentration, a point where the Oud (played by Nasiri) acts on the pineal gland. This inward journey through the cavernous depths of the subconscious sails on a smooth modular groove that transports the listener across this psychic expanse, a filigree of Persian harmonies (in Shur, to be exact) tracing outlines in the dark”. Nasiri is a multi-instrumentalist, musician & producer most known for his style of playing the Middle Eastern & Persian Sufi music. With instruments like the oud, flute & clarinet, he brings out the mystic dreamy and sometimes dark vibe in his sound. This track out on the -based label. Previous Nicola Cruz #SOTD: Voz De Las Montañas (Con Minük)

Tags: #electronic #experimental #folk #instrumental #world-music