Is there a way to make a musical virtue of understated ecstasy? That’s the question that Daphni, the dance music-minded alias of Caribou’s Dan Snaith, seems to be asking.
It’s been four years since Zach Saginaw, aka Shigeto, returned home to Michigan from a stint in Brooklyn, NY, and since then, the multi-faceted musician has become a part of the fabric of Detroit’s music scene.
Advancing the unfolding legacy of instrumental hip-hop at Stones Throw is Samiyam’s “Pizza Party:” 24 minutes of off-kilter mobster music mixed with a warm soul sound that is unmistakably L.A. producer and beatmaker Samiyam.
Who is Dimm Grimm? Dimitri Grimm is a music recording man who likes to explore sounds, born 1980 in the bernese countryside of Switzerland.
Comprised of ten cuts ‘Brick City’ takes the listener on a journey through Afro-House, Funk, Rare Groove, Boogie and Broken Beat to name a few.
From the moment this machine is booted “BOP” begins buzzing with kinetic warmth. This is something characteristic of Swarvy’s sound, the LA-by-way-of-Philly musical polymath with a vast catalog including sun-soaked live instrumentals, jazz-infused loops and lo-fi gems.
In defying the laws of tradition, Los Angeles based music sound designer Mono/Poly (born Charles E. Dickerson) has managed to outstrip the logics of multi-genre producing.