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Photo credit: Kelsey Gold Atmospheric. Ambient. Hip Hop. Words that perfectly describe Brooklyn-native, now Philly-based Hectic Zeniths‘ self-titled release. Crafting a “densely layered project,” musician Adam Morgan Prince created the anagram Hectic Zeniths from the German word ‘Zeitschtichten’ which means “layers of time”—which is apt for an album that is lovingly…

Artsy ambient video from Cali’s-own DJ Shadow and Sweden’s Little Dragon. Be sure to cop Shadow’s latest The Less You Know, The Better, his forth studio album. And while you’re at it, try figuring out the concept of this damn video! DJ Shadow “Scale It Back” from Ewan Jones Morris on…

Derwin Panda, otherwise known as Gold Panda is a London-bred electronica producer. Though Lucky Shiner, his debut album released in 2010; the vinyl wasn’t released until Record Store Day this year, April 16th–which is when I actually bought it. Comprised of minimalist instrumentals with a few hip-hop influences, Lucky Shiner…

Having produced tracks for indie artists such as Aesop Rock, Murs and Mike Ladd as well as being a part of the music collective Fun Action Committee, Blockhead’s latest project is an eclectic mix of mellow tunes culled from a wide array of jazz, funk, and obscure vocal samples. Most…

Anyone for atmospheric indie-rock out of Chicago?? Formed in 2003 and calling themselves Pit Er Pat — after a painting by Chicago artist Jim Nutt, is a duo of musicians that blends downtempo grooves, gypsy nuances and a post-rock edge to make a surprisingly complex album. Comprised of classically trained…

Covering our 2nd anniversary party last Friday was a fun assignment for me, not only because of my brief introduction to DJ Rob Swift, who I’m a huge follower of, but it also introduced me to a host of talented artists. We had Venn Diagrams (modern-day cabaret) who opened, Apse…

Ambient hip hop out of Oxford, Mississippi??? That would be Junk Culture. Check the review here.