Chocolate Milk Crew's Ahnnu sent me the link to his new project "Street Fitness" this morning. I've been following the DC via Richmond, Virginia producer for a couple years now. The sample-heavy project is a departure from his recent synth-based work, but the quality and creativity remains through and through. Expect a lot of interesting drum loops, soul and jazz samples.
Here is one of my favorite tracks "Thought". Head on over to his bandcamp to hear&download the rest. Oh yeah, did I mention its free??
WeinterviewedIt: Cupp Cave
27. Male. Liege, Belgium.
Could you give us a brief overview of your process?
Process is simple. I make tunes cause that's pretty much all i can do.
Im easily bored so i never spend more than a few hours on a track.
Lots of ideas never see the light of day that way but i cant help it.
What gear do you use?
I mainly use a computer with a few different softwares. Once again im
easily bored so i often switch from one software to another. Sp 303 is
my buddy. And i try to go and record some analog synths at friends
when i feel like touching old things.
How did you get involved with Vlek?
I know those guys for quite a while now. Got introduced to them via
Hermutt Lobby. My first album got released on Thin Consolation, then
Vlek got born. I call them my friends now.
Ssaliva on Surf Kill soon. Surf Kill is a label we run with Dynooo and
Wesley C. Im quite excited working on Ssaliva live set right now. Then
a few Cupp Cave's here and there, prolly on Surf Kill as well. Split
with Wanda Group, and a top secret UFO related thing.
Any one we should check out?
Midnight Galaxy, Dalcym, Sagat, Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Group, Leaving
Records and those labradors eating like humans on youtube.
You Can Listen to the Dice Pool EP Here.
The Buddy Lotide in San Diego did a remix for Sleeping Out a minute ago,
Thought i'd share. Hopefully part of a Tide Song Remix Comp in some near future.
Free Download: D33J - Sleeping Out (Lotide Remix)
Peep His Lush Stuffs Here
My buddy Hank May makes some raw folky kinda shit that's hell of beautiful. It's probably under some specific genre that I'm unaware of as a result of the fact that I only listen to shitty electronic music and tim mcgraw. You guys should really check him out, though. mad dope.
this is his bandcamp.
My debut on Monkeytown records just dropped yesterday. The EP is available for download on iTunes or Modeselektor in addition to a psyched out 12" vinyl. For now the vinyl is only available in Europe but it should make it our way in the next week or two via Forced Exposure
Here's a little blend with one of the tracks on there:
Good High vs Three 6 Mafia
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How long have you been producing?
well, i've been experimenting with music for about 9 years.
How long have you been making "Beats" during that?
Probably 7 years. Before beats i just fucked around with a 4 track and guitar, then discovered some techniques to turn my dual cassette deck into an infinite track.
boss SP-202, sanyo dual cassette deck, record player.
Damm thats raw. what would say is your current music process?
listen to a lot of music for a period of time, then get very inspired and spend a few days knocking out a tape. I also do this type of music, because its like i'm part of this conversation with all these dope musicians. Like i get to be the producer for all these legends. I get to tell billy cobham to play at 90 bpm, while janko nilovic composes an orchestra hit, and bobbi humphrey plays a flute riff. Its like my brain is a transceiver, a huge mixer, and puts these people together.
I know you record to cassette tape, why tape?
I have always recorded to cassette, i grew up on tapes and never had a problem with quality, etc. they're just awesome, i can record any piece of music from almost any medium to cassette and slap it in my walkman or put in a friends car stereo. i can rock a boombox while playing basketball or kicking it with friends in a park. it just works ya know. the reason i record to cassette is because my computer set up is super ghetto and because of that infinite track thing i was talking about.
Lastly, Anyone we should check out?
mark aubert, lukman, eprom be pf, bcop, faire revival, electric sunset, and carrier.
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