Producer James Braddell (famous for working under his Funki Porcini moniker) is an aficionado of downtempo and sample-based trip hop. Involved with the now legendary independent label Ninja Tune during it’s earlier days as a member of 9 Lazy 9, James has developed a dedicated following with his distinctive noir flavored music. His first album “Hed Phone Sex” is a bonafide classic and any fan of trippy, left-field samples will more than likely have it in their collection.Read More
England’s Steve Miller has been heralded as one of the top downtempo producers in the world after a releasing a string of top-tier albums since the inception of his Afterlife project. Once a staple in the Ibiza DJing scene, Steve has coupled his love for balearic textures and soundscapes with silky smooth synth-work to secure outstanding collaborations with artists, young and old.
His latest album “Ten Thousand Things” showcases (in full effect) the directions that Steve can take with his productions and introduces a new and refreshing project into an already illustrious catalog.Read More
Musician and fellow midwesterner Brad LaBarbera has been releasing mellow, hip-hop inspired tracks for almost a decade now under the moniker of DJ Unwind. Harkening back to the earlier days of chill-hop, the Wisconsin born producer has gained a loyal following amongst dedicated beat enthusiasts.Read More
Back in 2006 I found myself feverishly searching for new music after I had fallen in love with the anime Samurai Champloo. Sam Champ was a mashup that managed to seamlessly blend the best elements of old school Hip Hop and the fluid animation style Japan has become so renown for into an exhilarating and surprisingly philosophical journey.Read More