What if video games were our oxygen?
Since we are at it, let’s imagine that the essence that inhabits all video games is actually a breathable substance and that when we exhale it, all types of beats come out. Living, moving digital breathable play-things that produce sound. Surely, we’d learn to manipulate it and come up with unique rhythms, songs and what-not. Just like we do smoke-rings in real life. Just way, way more drugged-out anime.
And that’s EXACTLY what “GAME FLIPS”, Ghost Wavvves’ newest EP, sounds like. May the actual world take it in. Timely it is, as this young producer has just been selected to represent Portugal in this year’s Red Bull Music Academy, taking place in Paris, and will surely share it with the other representatives from all around the globe.
Inhale it deep and don’t forget to get familiar with the myriad of characters that collaborated to bring “GAME FLIPS” to life, too (for which you’ll have to check the CREDITS and that was just our writer trying to fit in a play on words with video game credits and well you get the idea).
Each place in the known world has a soundscape of its own. But what about the places once known and now forgotten? While it’s interesting to ask what did they sound like before, it’s far more compelling to ask how do they sound now.
What will multiple layers of erosion, abandonment, aging, ghost-invasion and myth do to a place? What rests now in these wastelands? Which bells do they ring within us?
Well, you already know Roger Plexico has been around the world. But what he’s been keeping to himself is how fascinated by these forsaken corners he’s always been.
Remember how you used to dare your friends to go wander the cemetery at midnight? Roger Plexico does that to himself and keeps a way broader definition of “cemetery”.
“No Man’s Land” is an EP collecting tracks inspired by theses ungodly, unkept, unstable pieces of land. Capturing the crackle of its bones, the drumming of its phantoms and the thumping of its demons, he composed odes to these monuments of banished memory.
Take a deep listen. Maybe just not in the dark.
Sudden Moves. Moves that are done without thinking, almost in an immediate fashion. It couldn’t be far away from the truth, regarding dgtldrmr and his work.
During the past years, dgtldrmr was working. Playing around different clubs using a different alias but, without question, working. This “suddenmøves.ep" is the living proof that, au contraire from today’s trends, slow cooking is still one of the best options that you can pursue regarding your work. It has slowly evolved from a compilation of loose tracks to the finished archive that dgtldrmr, together with Monster Jinx, saw fit to stand as his introduction to the world.
This EP’s his calling card. It represents the growth and the infinite possibilities of his sound. It’s still organic, but with a pressing feeling of digital.
It’s like 1’s and 0’s. But how you would dream them.
DarkSunn is back. And that is quite literal. In the last couple of years, he’s been traveling around the world — all throughout Asia, Africa and Europe. What was he looking for? Melange.
The almost-impossible-to-find life and consciousness expanding spice Melange.
To find this substance, you need to be willing to travel the most desolate, dry and vast deserts.
Literally or not quite so. Many lodges. roadhouses and auberges witnessed DarkSunn going through such deserts, leaning over his machinery, looking for that sweet spot between hip-hop and electronica.
Looking to re-invent himself. Growing beats as rare and peppery as Melange, with the conviction of a seasoned wolf. Not having anything to prove to anyone except to his own nature.
“Melange” is now available via Monster Jinx.