Chet Faker – “1998 (Cloudchord Remix)”; Formerly D.V.S* | FREE DL
Electronic / Jam/Jamtronica / Music / Nu-Disco

Chet Faker – “1998 (Cloudchord Remix)”; Formerly D.V.S* | FREE DL

by Kyle Taylor | Time to change up the speed of things a little bit; but hey, that is never a bad thing. The beauty of music, and art in general, rests in its diversity. Longtime producer, and all-around musician, Derek VanScoten- known now as Cloudchord, formerly D.V.S*– knows this lesson all too well. Over his distinguished career, … Continue reading

Emancipator – Dusk to Dawn Remixes
Downtempo/Minimal / Electronic / Hip-Hop (Instrumental)

Emancipator – Dusk to Dawn Remixes

by Kyle Taylor | It’s been over two years since the release of Emancipator‘s album, Dusk to Dawn. Most remix albums follow their original release’s premier date much more closely, but a single listen of the Dusk to Dawn Remixes record conveys the insurmountable efforts of time poured into each remix with blatant clarity. The two plus years that … Continue reading

Stèv – “Hills Are Floating” & New Album Announcement | FREE DL
Downtempo/Minimal / Electronic

Stèv – “Hills Are Floating” & New Album Announcement | FREE DL

Photo by Luca Norio by Kyle Taylor | We have come to know that we can always trust Portland label Loci Records to deliver the most resilient of soulful melodies. The label, founded in 2012 by Doug Appling- more commonly known as Emancipator– has been home to the West Coast producer’s latest album, Dusk to Dawn, as well as albums from Tor (Drum Therapy) and D.V.S* (Comfort … Continue reading

D.V.S* – 2 FREE New Remixes
Electronic

D.V.S* – 2 FREE New Remixes

by Kyle Taylor | With a production sound engulfed in layers often find themselves to discern between D.V.S*‘ many synthesizers and his own, psychedelia-driven guitar playing, a world of sound emerges that is frequently difficult, if not impossible, to define. Today the Austin, Texas producer and guitarist unveiled two new remixes in celebration of the upcoming Valentine’s … Continue reading

D.V.S* – “Comfort Zone”
Downtempo/Minimal / Electronic

D.V.S* – “Comfort Zone”

by Kyle Taylor This album couldn’t possibly achieve a more appropriate title. It puts your ears exactly where it says it will, and exactly where they belong: in the Comfort Zone. Up until now, D.V.S* has exhibited an inexorable ability to channel his lush, original sounds through a variety of musical genres. For his latest album on Loci Records, … Continue reading

Event Recap: Great North Music & Arts Festival 2014 + Exclusive Interview with Of The Trees
Events / Interview

Event Recap: Great North Music & Arts Festival 2014 + Exclusive Interview with Of The Trees

by Kyle Taylor It is rare to find a festival that fully immerses its patrons in the force of aspects of the art world colliding. However, Great North Music & Arts Festival in Norridgewock, Maine set a hefty bar spotlighting artists of all sorts. Of course a heavy drawing point for many patrons was the stellar music … Continue reading

D.V.S* – “We Could Be Better” + New Album Announcement
Electronic / Jam/Jamtronica

D.V.S* – “We Could Be Better” + New Album Announcement

by Kyle Taylor A good mark of a truly talented musician is the ability to experiment with endless different ideas, especially while maintaining a staple of originality. Austin, Texas musician Derek Van Scoten, commonly known as D.V.S*, has flexed an exemplary understanding of this. The producer/guitarist has carried his unique, gentle sound through countless genres, most often … Continue reading

Gravitas Recordings – “Beat ALS Vol. 1”
Electronic

Gravitas Recordings – “Beat ALS Vol. 1”

by Kyle Taylor Gravitas Recordings releases their new “Beat ALS Vol. 1” compilation today in support of ALS research. The compilation was released in conjunction with Every90Minutes, a non-profit “dedicated to funding ALS research through music and events”. Gravitas has become a steady source of quality eardrum material. The Austin, Texas based label is home to … Continue reading

Great North Artist Spotlight #2: Psymbionic
Artist Spotlight

Great North Artist Spotlight #2: Psymbionic

by Kyle Taylor The music world (and the art world in general for that matter) is already full of creatively inspired people. However, bringing more energetic and determined minds to the table never hurts. John Burcham, aka Psymbionic, seems to carry that attitude with him everywhere. With an already extensive collection of tunes- including numerous collaborations- … Continue reading