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Broke City is a monthly Brooklyn party that has hosted the likes of Machinedrum, Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Pictureplane, Jubilee and others over its three-plus-year run. Presided over by resident DJs Dunes, Figgy, and Sleepyhead—who is featured here—the monthly event has put together a new compilation featuring tracks from friends and cohorts such as Shams and HXdB. For his contribution to the Broke City Summer Collection Volume 2 comp, Sleepyhead has put together a deep and luscious house number, "All Night," which glides with a simple skip as it weaves its way around thick chords and whispered vocals. Sleepyhead's new track, and the rest of Broke City's summer collection, can be streamed after the jump and downloaded for free here. Read more »
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In September of 1978, British singer, musician, artist, and record producer Brian Eno penned a short manifesto as an introduction to a new sound he had been exploring. "Over the past three years," he wrote, "I have become interested in the use of music as ambience, and have come to believe that it is possible to produce material that can be used thus without being in any way compromised." The compromise he referred to was the proliferation of Muzak, or any of "the products of the various purveyors of canned music" which Eno felt the need to distance himself from. He did this by coining the term "ambient music," and releasing a series of LPs dedicated to "building up a small but versatile catalogue of environmental music suited to a wide variety of moods and atmospheres." Ambient 1: Music for Airports launched the four-part collection that same year, and it would establish Eno as the godfather of a subtle and exploratory style of composition that he first touched on with 1975's Discreet Music. Read more »
Warbly jazz piano, murky vocal chops, and sublte waves of static dot "She," helping the otherwise jacking track take an intriguing left turn towards the more off-kilter ends of the spectrum between house and techno. Pulled from the Amsterdam-based (though he's also resided in Istanbul, Rotterdam, and Antwerp) producer Philogresz's upcoming The Lost Movie LP, "She" is a fine example of the sort of dusty compositions the artist plans to present on his upcoming debut full-length. Said to (somehow) feature the producer's own Dubgray Dust alter-ego, the tune is driven by uneasy layers of rattling percussion and a particularly squirmy bassline, all of which helps land "She" intriguingly left of center. Set to appear on Philogresz's appropriately named PHIL label, The Lost Movie LP will see an official release on September 1.
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