He’s only 19, but University of Vermont freshman Cory Wythe (aka Marvel Years) just produced an EP that’s sure to be an attention grabber for electro hip-hop and future funk fans. Nowhere But Up EP is Marvel Years second album and evidence that’s he’s the real deal. It won’t be hard for listeners to pick up on influences from RJD2, and PLM artists, but along with that Marvel Years brings in fresh sounds and innovative grooves. You’ll be sure to keep these 5 jams going on heavy rotation.
Marvel Years plans to have shows coming up in the next couple months that should be finalized soon. Don’t be surprised if you see this college freshmen throwin down everywhere from CO to NY in the near future. Nowhere But Up is available for FREE download on the Gravitas Recordings‘ Bandcamp page, and can be streamed for free on Marvel Years’ Soundcloud, along with his other music. Watch out for this kid!
There was much to be excited about when Wakarusa festival released Brooklyn producer D.V.S.’s new collab track “Sleepwalker” yesterday. The song features dreamy vocals from Cherub and eerie violin from Govinda. The cloudy feeling of the melody has inspired me to begin formulating my “Hazy Summer” playlist.
Speaking of clouds, Sleepwalker is the opening track of D.V.S.’s full album Hit the Clouds Running EP released today. The entire album seems more uplifted in spirits than some of D.V.S.’s earlier, harder tracks. Up-beat dance tempos and Ratatat sounding guitars bring sparkling images to the mind. I can especially appreciate the track Heartmaps for its modern disco feel. Trapsody in Blue is a trip and it is exactly 4:20 long – go figure. Hit the Clouds Running is available now for listen or name your own price download from bandcamp. Give it a listen, it is sure to make you feel all tingly inside.
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Ta-Ku is at the front of the modern day beat movement. With productions inspired by everything from Dilla to Kendrick, Ta-Ku is one of the most versitile beat musicians in the scene today. In honor of his fan’s support, Ta-Ku has decided to put his entire catalog of music up for free download. This download is packed with 18 albums and is only available for the next 48 hours. Be sure to check out Ta-Ku and his tunes and show him some love for the amazing gesture! You can download the catalog from Ta-Ku’s Bandcamp NOW!
On top of this, Ta-Ku embarked on a mission 25 days ago to release a beat per day in honor of the late hip-hop producer Nujabes. The 25 tracks total 60 minutes of pure emotion. Including all the highs and lows, the 25 night project is impressive and inspiring. Check it out now on Ta-Ku’s Soundcloud!
It is clear that Emancipator‘s heart and soul went into producing his newest and fourth full length album Dusk to Dawnwhich dropped today on his newly formed LoCi Records. The album features a revamped Emancipator sound, a bit more electric, much more worldly, and much more mature. We have been huge Emancipator fans since we first heard his tunes a few years ago. Since then we have listened to the Emancipator sound develop and morph into the smoothest combinations of electro, instrumentals percussion, and all different elements and styles of production.
It is a pleasure to listen to Emancipator and it is something we here at Curated Music partake in often. The album showcases 10 brand new beautiful, original studio tracks and includes collaborations and features from many artists like D.V.S. contributing guitar, and Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic contributing saxophone to tracks. Of course, the infamous strings of Ilya Goldberg can be heard on quite a few of the tracks. We are falling in love with Emancipator all over again.
In the midst of his huge Winter Tour with support from Tor, Mux Mool, Eliot Lipp, and others, the Portland based producer has truly put the album title ‘Dusk to Dawn’ to real meaning, staying up through the night, show after show, with violinist and right hand man Ilya Goldberg to perfect the album and add the finishing touches. It is exciting to be able to listen to tracks this fresh. Be sure you listen and grab your copy of Emancipator’s new album, Dusk to Dawn out now on LoCi Records. Cheers!
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Detroit native and experimental electronic producer, Dune Fangs (DUnE F∀nGS) has released a brand new four track EP entitled Mistfor free download off Gooey Records Bandcamp. The EP features tunes that explore a different avenue than most electronic music producers. A bit of down-tempo & hip-hop feel mixed with a ton of spaced out acid synths, Mist EP is packed with new sounds for your ears to indulge on. Keep your eyes on Dune Fangs as he is about to blow up in the IDM community! Cheers!
Quickly growing to be one of our favorite artists, Mr. Carmack has astonished us again with yet another amazing release. His Life/Death EP is the latest to the Mr. Carmack catalog. The three track EP is available off the producer’s Bandcamp page. Featuring “Life”, a dirty banging beat, “Throw Up”, the sexy down tempo beat, and “Death”, the dreamy mix of the two, Life/Death EP has a very distinct and well implemented theme. Mr. Carmack has just gotten started. We are so excited to watch this artist raise to popularity! Cheers!
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King Henry is a mechanic of beats. Composing seductive, sensual, yet gangster sounds into complicated, kinetic, and vibrant beats, King Henry has a taste for royal music. Spontaneously dropping this 17-track album entitled X for FREE download,it is the second edition to his roman numeral named series. Full of tunes that will make you feel golden, the album even features a super sexy rendition of Daft Punk’s “Something About Us” that is sure get the panties soaked. One thing is for sure, you have to bump this album and keep your ears on King Henry. Residing in L.A., King Henry has a very unique style behind his beats. Inspiration can be evident from artists all over the world in his tunes. We are looking forward to hear more from the beat making boss!
Zoogma is prepping for a huge Summer full of festival dates and crazy shows including Wakarusa 2013. With a new album coming out very soon, they wanted to release a tune to get fans hyped about their upcoming endeavors. The banging tune “Elevated” features a totally electronic side of Zoogma that reminds us of jamming out to their packed sets all Summer long last year. Combining the electronic elements with live aspects (guitars, drums, synth), Zoogma is on top of the electro rock jamtronic scenes. Zoogma is about to hit the road for their headlining “Up and Lifted Tour” with stops across the Country from Jan to March. Be sure to grab your FREE download of Zoogma’s new tune “Elevated” and be sure to stay elevated!!!
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Mr. Carmack shows us a much more calmer side with this free download of his fresh beat “A Dull Fucking Shape“. This beat, is so basic yet brings out emotion in us. So pure and simple, the beat flows like a sexy river or better yet an absurdly good pick-up line. We can picture just about any emcee crushing a verse on this beat and hopefully one day we may just hear a few. Mr. Carmack is surely proving his versatility with this slow beauty. Be sure to grab your free download and throw this on loop while you mesmerize your lover.
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Kaminanda is known for creating new genres of IDM and dance music. His glitchy and bouncy noises fall in line with his on the fly beats and amount up to one space out futuristic sound that is Kaminanda. This release, ‘Ancestors & Guardians’ (available for FREE download for about 24 more hours), is packed with 11 tracks of music that speaks to aliens and may actually come from outer space. Pouring out great vibes and very happy energy, Kaminanda has marveled crowds throughout Canada and the States. We hope to see Kaminanda at many festivals this summer. His sounds are wide and diverse coming together throughout each track of this release to captivate your brain and get your body moving to the groove and funk. No joke, this album will put you in a good mood.
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