#ff042 – ‘creative conundrums’
week thirty nine of the year two-fifteen has begun. it’s monday again, and we tend to do our typical ‘monday thing’: writing a new article on the #FF-section. unfortunately, both of us are living in a different time zone, which makes a corporation a little bit, (let’s say it in a less tense tone) too ‘hard’ & too ‘exhausting’ to manage. albeit, at the end of the day (in this case: in europe), we still finish any kind of task. the utmost reason, why it is still interesting to team up with another person to create a site of music is, probably as you have already guessed it, because of the great variety of tastes on tracks, releases & get the ‘input’ from all over the world. whether it is about a grime track from a london-based artist, the kizomba-song from that bloke from angola, the future bass track from australia or the techno-production from guatemala, it is the most amazing task you have ever asked for. but before we end up writing an article about ‘pros & contras of building up a site’, let’s switch to the ‘top five’ of the former week. you’re going to expect creations by aspiring musicians such as ‘huuuuge’ (sorry we love that name ahaha), ‘luminate’, flabbergasting creativity by ‘ramzoid’ & ‘kaizen’ or just the tenacious production by ‘padillion’. so, let us talk a bit about these people, before we’re going to be back in our (call it) ‘normal routine’:
1.Shlohmo – Emerge from The Smoke (Huge Flip)
we’d like to start with ‘huge’, an aspiring producer, coming from a place between the earth & the clouds. our fellow musician, who likes to explore the margins of electronic music, recently dropped a flip (which stands for ‘remix’) by one (in our view) flawless creation from one of the most impressive producers of the last years, ’emerge from the smoke’ from us based ‘shlohmo’. normally, we tend to say our usual ‘blah-blah-blah’ about impeccable tracks from great musicians (something like, never remix an already perfect song, you’ll regret it), yet we’d like to ignore the prejudicial thought & throw it in the bin. ‘huge’ took the stems from the original, edited the drum-setting, amended the already tremendous bassline in an extraordinary piece of music. neither tend we to be prim & proper right now nor did we take some narcotics, but we’d like to invite you to put this producer on your roster of the ‘upcoming artists’, or in the words of a famous electronic music label: ‘the ones to watch’. give this guy a like, share his link on a social media site & order afterwards a bagel.
2.Ramzoid – M8
‘m8’ is nowadays a well-known colloquial abbreviation for the term ‘mate’ (which is another word for ‘fella’ or ‘friend’). especially in the age of internet trolling, it seemed so that people did ‘overuse’ the term in a quite inappropriate way. a little tip: there is one significant youtube-channel, where you had the possibility & still have (actually) the chance of getting an overview of the upcoming bass-music releases on the major labels – ‘m8’ might be at least twice in the comment section. yet, the usage of the term ‘m8’ here is more than appropriate. a song, which has been created by a seventeen year old boy from the beautiful country of canada, is something, where you do have the possibility to say: mate, that was one damn god tune! and for now, you’re officially allowed to text mister ramzoid about the trenchant bassline, the tenacious kickdrum-setting or just the uncanny-yet-succulent panoply of synths. don’t forget to say ‘thanks’ & don’t forget to get a copy of this song.
3. Padillion – Places
next one is ‘places’ by ‘padillion’. the tampa-based producer has recently released a new creation that needed to be mentioned for (at least) one time on this week. being available to download after paying a tiny fee of one dollar, you’ll get a piece of music that has been created by a musician, who seeks for quality & not for quantity. whether we’d like to accentuate the synth-composition, the tantalizing drums or the great arrangement of all the elements, ‘padillion’ might be one to give a follow. on a little side-note: we actually never had the opportunity to feature one track of this artist here on any kind of these sections, due the lack of finding the right spot for it. either it has been too ‘ambient-sooth-chilly’ or too ‘experimental’. anyway, we’re pleased that we tend to manage to give a spot here for an aspiring musician who is still not on the edge of his evolvement.
4. Luminate – Dream Logic
a new song by a new artist on the solar mountain ridge-site is something we’d like to see the most. ‘dream logic’, a track by chicago-based ‘luminate’ is a merger between ambient & bass music. being available for a fee of (yet again) one dollar, you’ll receive an interesting aspect of music to hear. interesting, due its mysterious ‘fxs’, educating, due its meticulously-set drums,.., we can go with the enumeration, but that would extend the time of the finalization progress for article number 42. to be blunt, we never heard of this musician. neither did we manage to catch a glimpse of former nor did we finally impede to drool over the computer keyboard while listening to this succulent piece of art. we’d like to give you an advice by spending more time than usual on his acc – there might be some secret gems, hidden in the woods of the soundcloud-world.
5. Kaizen – Eternum
this is the last track for today, ‘eternum’ by the (us-based?) duo ‘kaizen’. well, first of we’d like to say ‘hi’ to these guys, it’s a pleasure to have you on the list. second, we’d like to have some background information about you, guys. third, it seems to be a that our beloved classic prodigy ‘josiah wilkinson’ is somehow evolved in this project. well, anyway, let’s get back to the creation. if you listen to the song for the first time, you might get the impression of an old deadmau5 production from 2009, yet for the second time you’re going to take that statement back. ‘kaizen’s idea of electronic music is inside of this track: to present a harmonic piece of production, engulfed by mellifluous synths, crisps kicks & a perfect arrangement in general. ‘eternum’, which is the latin term for ‘eternity’, can be indeed a timeless creation of electronic music. the concept perfectly fits together, these young ambitious musicians are writing with the bottom of their hearts, so that you can be quite sure that you’re going to expect high quality output in the future. in the meantime, be sure to check their former releases, give a like at their porter robinson reinterpretation or share some tweets to their acc.
be sure to check all the updates of the artists, their posts on facebook, like their pictures on twitter, give them a follow, a hug to their labels & don’t forget to eat some vegetables. ok bye.
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the end of the tale, but not of this book.