favourite things | 1.18

favourite things 1.18 – Nils Frahm, GoGo Penguin, Laurent de Schepper Trio, Poppy Ackroyd, Black Flower, Anenon, Fiium Shaarrk, Laurence Pike, Joe Armon-Jones, 2 Times Nothing, Jackson Milas, Mast feat. Brian Marsella, Laqueus, God.Damn.Chan feat. Fadeaway J, Buttering Trio & Free The Robots, Run Child Run, Bahla, Harry Griffiths, Horatio Luna, Theo Parrish, JD. Reid feat. Henry Wu & Venna, Dabrye feat. DOOM, Evidence feat. Jonwayne, FloFilz feat. Rejjie Snow, Black Milk, B.Cool-Aid, Rejjie Snow, Oscar Jerome, Lando Chill & The Lasso, Khruangbin, Malik Abdul Rahmaan, Summers Sons, The Mouse Outfit feat. Iamddb & Fox, Hector Plimmer & Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Chris Dave and The Drumhedz feat. Anderson .Paak, Kali Uchis, QNA feat. Bush Tea, LayFullStop.

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Khruangbin | Con Todo El Mundo

Formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums; Khruangbin’s sounds are rooted in the deepest waters of world music infused with classic soul, dub and psychedelia. Their 2015 debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ was heavily influenced by 60’s and 70’s Thai cassettes the band listened to on their long car journeys to rehearsal in the Texan countryside. ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ takes inspiration not just from South East Asia but similarly underdiscovered funk and soul of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, particularly Iran.

Available now via Bandcamp.

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favourite things | 9.15

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Our soundcloud playlist for september 2015, „favourite things 9.15“ is packed with nearly two hours of music.

The Set features selected tracks through various styles of music, by artists and producers such as Nils Frahm & eeph, Khruangbin, Rodrigo Amarante, Jono McCleery, Jospeh Scaturro, Josa Peit & Dexter, Sinh feat. Natty Reeve, Adam Snow, Floating Points, Ian Ewing & Flamingosis, Spaze Windu, Gi-Tori, KIP, Melo-Zed, Jenova 7 & Eddie Shinn, Nite-Funk (Nite-Jewel & DaM-FunK), Brenk Sinatra, Blended Babies feat. Anderson Paak & Asher Roth, Jamie Woon, The Cactus Channel feat. Chet Faker, Roots Manuva, YP, Handbook, Giallo Point, Philanthrope, J Dilla, MED, BLU, MADLIB feat. MF DOOM, Golden Rules & Paul White feat. Freddie Gibbs & Yasiin Bey, ShunGu feat. Chester Watson, WOKE feat. George Clinton, Homeboy Sandman, Kirk Knight feat. Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, & Dizzy Wright, Mick Jenkins, KAYTRANADA & A Tribe Called Quest. Enjoy.

Check out the latest selections on our consistently updated soundcloud page.

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khruangbin | the universe smiles upon you

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Khruangbin is a three-piece band from Texas, formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Johnson on drums. Taking influence from 1960’s Thai funk – their name literally translates to “Engine Fly” in Thai – Khruangbin is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. Khruangbin’s debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. The Texan trio is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums.

“We feel like there is an ease that comes from being immersed in a space, away from the distractions of the city and everyday life. We make our music in a barn, in the Texas hill country, because it makes sense to us. Being there allows us to make music that comes naturally, and that’s what we wanted this album to be. We wanted to make a record that just let the music happen, and we hope that’s what you can hear.”

Out November 6th, pre-order on Bandcamp.

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the infamous bill

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Khruangbin, a three-piece band from Texas, dropped their second EP. The new EP is entitled ‘The Infamous Bill’ and is released on October 6th via Late Night Tales label. ‘The Infamous Bill’ is a kind of funk-driven all instrumental experiment. Available online on iTunes or direct at Late Night Tales.

“Housed in a remote Texan barn, Khruangbin seem to bury deep within themselves. Sounding like little else around – a colourful fusion of groove-based crate-digging and blistering psych – the band fused their sound from lengthy, exhausting rehearsals.” Clash

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a calf born in winter

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Khruangbin is a three-piece band from Texas, formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Johnson on drums. Mark and DJ’s roots are in R&B, Hip Hop and Gospel having played within the same gospel band for years. Both professional musicians, Mark began teaching Laura how to play bass in the summer of 2009. As such, Laura quickly developed a huge passion for the instrument and the aesthetic it brought to music she loved. Having worked studiously on developing her skills, both Mark and Laura were invited to tour with Ninja Tune’s YPPAH supporting Bonobo across his 2010 American tour.

The tour galvanised the two of them to start making music together more seriously, sowing the first seeds of Khruangbin. Taking influence from 1960’s Thai funk – Khruangbin literally translates to “Engine Fly” in Thai – the two took a trip to a barn deep in the Texas countryside and jammed for the entire weekend, developing a sound which was steeped the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration. Khruangbin was formed, with D.J. the natural go to for drums. The band recently signed to LNT offshoot Night Time Stories, with an album planned in 2015. Get their first single ‘A Calf Born In Winter’ now on iTunes.

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เครื่องบิน

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We’ve recently discovered Khruangbin on Bonobo’s LateNightTales compilation. The boston based musician released his EP “เครื่องบิน” (means airplane) in 2011 on Debut Records. You can still stream the tracks below and purchase on iTunes,


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