Get Familiar: Photay
One of New York's rising talents talks inspirations and processes behind his latest LP.

The great outdoors plays a big part in the music of New York’s Evan Shornstein. As electronic producer Photay, he fashions meticulous tracks loaded with field recordings made in the wild and earthy pe…

Podcast 451: Lord RAJA
The rising New York beatsmith serves up 50 minutes of his own unreleased RAJA material.

New Yorker Chester Raj Anand (a.k.a. Lord RAJA) understands beats. After all, the Ghostly International recruit has led a life deep in the rhythms. His biography indicates that he made his first tune …

Magical Mistakes Announces New LP; Shares Track
'Peaking in the Pitch Black' is scheduled for July 1 via The Playground Records.

Originally from California and now based in Osaka, Japan, Erik Luebs (a.k.a Magical Mistakes) has further developed his bell-bathed, ethereal electronic stylings after briefly relocating to the rural …

Chits "Looking So Good (Mess Kid Remix)"

On his recently released Custom Hype EP for Astro Nautico, Pennsylvania-based producer Chits has crafted a signature sound out of techno/hip-hop hybrids that rely on slowly unraveling emotive melodies…

Dreams "Lost Kingdom"

Recent Brooklyn transplant Dreams sent over the title track from his forthcoming album for neighborhood bass outpost Astro Nautico, called Lost Kingdom. Originally from LA, the young producer born Jes…

Paul Jones "Bad Haircut (Obey City Remix)"

Paul Jones’ debut solo EP, Broken Arrow (artwork above), finds the Astro Nautico boss exploring the bumpy terrain of abstract and wonky beat music, but this remix by label co-chief Obey City smo…

Time Wharp "yrLyf"

Taken from his forthcoming BLK EP, Time Wharp’s “yrLyf” borrows a bit of R&B king R. Kelly’s talk-sing-croon from “Real Talk”—chopping the vocals into pieces b…

Raja "Luv (Someone Else)"

The New York City beatsmith formerly known as InfinitiRock, now operating under the guise of Raja, recently unleashed a bevy of new tracks in the form of three beat tapes for the Astro Nautico imprint…

Howse "Porch"

Altered Zones tipped us off to this tune from Baltimore resident Howse, who just dropped the Trackz EP as a “name-your-own-price” download, here. “Porch” is one of the smokey, …

Obey City "Snickers"

Obey City’s debut EP, Melted Magic (artwork above), saw its release last week via the Brooklyn beatsmith’s own blog/imprint, Astro Nautico, and here we have one of its standout tracks, a s…

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