Afterhours "Defragment #2"
Afterhours is the simple-yet-appropriate name of Los Angeles resident Nicholas Crozier Malkin's production project. The electronic musician and radio DJ (he hosts a long-running 11-to-midnight radio show known as Field Recordings of the Afterhours) takes much of his inspiration from the solitary atmosphere and melancholic mood of his city's late-night/early morning hours, a fact heavily reflected in the "cinematic and nocturnal" pieces which make up his forthcoming Lowlife LP for Not Not Fun. Among the record's six tracks lies the particularly moody "Defragment #2." The production finds Afterhours taking a slow stroll through spacey pads, tuned bell percussion, and floating clouds of analog mist while maintaining a steady and understated four-on-the-floor pulse. It all seems to make sense until the songs final 30 seconds arrive, during which Malkin reveals a surprise twist that leaves us a bit confused, but also intrigued to see where else Afterhours' moonlit journey ventures when his Lowlife LP drops on January 28.
- NewsAphex Twin Talks 'Syro,' Gear, '90s Rave Culture, and More in Extensive New Interview
- GearDntel Shares Five Essential Pieces from His Home Studio
- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- FeatureHi-Five: Tin Man Selects His Top Acid Tracks
- MP3kidkanevil "Thousand Year Forest (One for Yosi)"
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player