Album Review: Locations: USA

Album Review: Locations: USA

Like the other projects in the long running series, Locations: USA offers a consistent listening experience and doesn’t disappoint. It is a definite must have for fans of sample-based, traditional hip hop productions.

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Interview With Electronic Producer, Afterlife.

Interview With Electronic Producer, Afterlife.

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.

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Interview With Label Owner and Producer, Eschaton (Pt.II)

Interview With Label Owner and Producer, Eschaton (Pt.II)

Icaros, like much of his catalogue, tries to replicate and depict the mystical concepts and disciplines that are interwoven into practices like Shamanism and Buddhism. The album itself is a stellar blend of what we've come to know and love from the virtuoso (furious breakbeats, deep bass, and swirling synth layers) but with a touch of experimental flavor in certain spots. 

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Interview With Electronic Musician, Greg Kyryluk.

Interview With Electronic Musician, Greg Kyryluk.

Florida’s Greg Kyryluk has been producing stellar dub and psychedelic ambient music under monikers like Alpha Wave Movement, Within Reason, and Open Canvas for over two decades now. Emerging with the “Berlin School” (a collection of producers who created the backbone for what we now classify as ambient electronica during the 70s and 80s) Greg has found an audience byinterpreting and transforming the classic sound this genre is known for decades.

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Interview With Electronic Musician, Paul Hardcastle.

Interview With Electronic Musician, Paul Hardcastle.

London’s Paul Hardcastle is one of the progenitors of synthesizer based dance and electro-house and can be directly linked to it’s smooth transition into the mainstream musical strata. Inspired by bands like Hawkwind, Pink Floyd, and Black Sabbath, Paul began to commit himself to music and produce some of the earliest crossover electronica hits.The smash hits “19” (an anti-war anthem featuring chopped voiceover from Peter Thomas repeating the titular number) and “Rainforest” (a groovy atmospheric wonder) made Paul a household name in the 1980s and the inspiration for an entire generation for aspiring musicians.

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Interview With Electronic Producer, Lessov.

Interview With Electronic Producer, Lessov.

Kevin McInnis (or perhaps better known by his production moniker, Lessov) has been churning out fantastic Progressive House tracks in recent years by way of his impressive atmosphere, wonderful melodies, and mature percussion segments.

After being deeply inspired by the legendary band, Nirvana, and their frontman Kurt Cobain in High School, Kevin picked up the guitar and eventually, found himself producing tracks. He discovered an interest in Electronic music by way of acts like Daft Punk, Mango, Armin van Buuren, and Tiesto and has since allowed his curiosity and passion for music blossom into what it is today.

While the young virtuoso has yet to release an LP, he has consistently produced quality EPs that showcase his incredible abilities and natural ear for atmosphere. The track "Oppalarum" on "Life Force EP" does a superb job of encapsulating Kevin's magnificent talents and definitely should not be missed.

I had the opportunity to speak with him and get a bit of insight into what motivates him to create

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Interview With Electronic Musician, Stellardrone.

Interview With Electronic Musician, Stellardrone.

Edgaras Žakevičius (or perhaps better known by his moniker Stellardrone) has been producing ambient, science-fiction inspired tracks since 2009. Influenced by the works of pioneers like Brian Eno and Klaus Schulze, as well other legends such as Pete Namlook and Jonn Serrie, Edgaras has been effortlessly paying homage to the original synthesizer based ambient movement of the late 70's and 80's.

In spite of the fact that Edgaras has been producing virtuoso level ambient music since the inception of his Stellardrone project, he has opted to release all of his music for free, with the intention of reaching the masses and fostering artistic community and solidarity amongst listeners and creators.

The Lithuanian native continues to dazzle and has fans eagerly awaiting the release of his seventh album.

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