Saturday, November 26, 2011
You can, for a moment, forget all those hipster beats and neo vintage jams. We present you a mixtape (or album in disguise) by the black ghoul himself, Sir. Aleister X. Phantom beats, ghostly chants and tribute songs to the darkest corners and alleyways straight from New York City via Brixton via Kingston. Get this in your thick black skull, The Black Skull Music Mixtape is a 29 song, tune and skit collection produced by Aleister X for Sonny Midnite Music with executive production by Andrew W.K. and the Steev Mike label. It really is quite the ride and it's up there, sky high with the 2011 Playmaker favorites! Black Friday never felt so right, never felt as haunted. With appearances by Neil Hamburger, Matt Sweeney, David Tibet and many more you are being led into the dark by Aleister X to get smoked out, Midi-sheeeeeitted and creep walked in what might be the ghouliest mixtape thusfar. Free download!
Friday, November 18, 2011
This is one of THE ALBUMS OF 2011 for the Playmaker Group. Yes. Honestly and truthfully, a truly beautiful piece of work we are almost out of words. It is the highly exceeding sophomore album from Mitch Murder called 'Current Events' on Rosso Corsa, which is almost outshining the already amazing first album he did.
This one is so soft. So heartfelt. Pure love stroking you like a gentle breeze of air, a touch of breath, a gently wind caressing your body. Yep. Mostly just nice and slow jams...
But that is not the only thing. There is certain aggression in the album as well, some faster paced songs. Still they never take away any of the warmth and care of it's total package. Obviously influenced by the likes of soundtrack maestros like Vince DiCola and such, the new album presents itself as a true program of timeless music scoring like media flashes of dreamscape music.
'Current Events' has a red thread of voice samples from news flashes, aerobics, commercials, games, sport reports and the Rosso Corsa trademark of fast sports cars and race sounds. This "soundtrack", this "score", or simply, this music album is an exceeding, contemporary vision of a certain era that hasn't been forgotten by a long shot.
We highlight one of the most outstanding, heartfelt songs on 'Current Events' called Telefuture Theme. The album is available here on iTunes.
Mitch Murder - Telefuture Theme by PLAYMAKER
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Some of you might know the name Fatima Al Qadiri AKA Ayshay, from the 'Muslim Trance Minimix' she did last year. But now, the Senegal born, Kuwait raised, Brooklyn based multi-media artist hits us with a collection of wide ranging tunes on her debut EP 'Genre-Specific Xperience'.
On this debut EP for Uno Records, it surely isn't all Muslim trance... It goes even further than that as all 5 songs range from a wide variety of genres, redefining the word 'genre' on itself with influences from Gregorian trance via Hip Hop to Juke stuff.
We invite you to watch some seriously next level videos, listen to the songs via soundcloud, and read an article by DJ Rupture for The Fader. http://www.thefader.com/2011/10/26/gen-f-fatima-al-qadiri/
hip hop spa by Fatima Al Qadiri
Friday, November 4, 2011
It was just like a month ago. We went inside this dark abandoned building and did not only encounter strange noises and weird vibes, no, we found this box of cassettes which were basically a bunch of answering machine tapes and recorded tapes from lost radio transmissions. But one tape in particular stood out; it said 'Future or Fantasy'. When we tried to play the cassette it seemed blank. Strange. Always strange when something is written on a cassette but yet seemed blank. After some time we decided to go through all the answering machine tapes, we got more clues. Clues coming from a mysterious, dark voice saying 'Future' and 'Fantasy' repeatedly, seriously, way too often to be a coincidence. But then the final clue came in one of the last A.M. tapes we listened too. That same, mysterious voice told us to go back to the house and look on the same place the voice described as "Audio Noir" and find what we had been looking for. It further told us our final Future/Fantasy clue would only to be found in the dark. So we hit back the next night. It was a cold, early November night as we went back to the abandoned building, went up the crackling stairs, up to the room and look for the Audio Noir zone. And there it was, just a single cassette tape that said 'Noir Deco - Future To Fantasy' - complete with track listing et al, written in some sort of haunted handwriting. The result of what is on this mysterious tape turns out to be one of the most daring, mysterious and beautiful soundtrack scores we have ever encountered...