samedi 29 septembre 2012

Ip Deep - Deep Tech House Mix

That's it. I just found the ideal sonorous definition of "Mojotech", and it is all contained in that mix I had downloaded some time ago. I usually use the word mojotech to qualify, classify and categorize deep tech house (good deep tech house mind you). Why mojo ? Well it is a little tricky to explain now because my head aches so much, but you should know that there is absolutely no reference to Austin Powers here. The very essence of the word takes its roots both in the sunny south and in the kingdom of Hyrule. I know it all looks weird and wtfish, I understand, but it will all make sense later, you'll see.

Here is Mojotech for you, bouncy and groovy. You can find a link to download the mix on the Youtube description, or click here.

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vendredi 28 septembre 2012

Kubbi - Sleet

Browsing releases on Bandcamp sometimes seems to be a never-ending streak of discoveries. Just look at this 17-tracks awesome groovy bouncy 8-bit release, isn't it beautiful ? Does it not make you want to don your adventurer's hat and go searching for dozens of holy grails yourself just now ? It works on me, Kubbi's music is another very good discovery, especially in 8-bit music, which is so often transformed into something gloomy and violent. This one is sometimes calm, sometimes bouncy, enjoyable all the way. I'm going to listen to the rest of his releases, if you'll excuse me.


jeudi 27 septembre 2012

MMOSS - i

Funny it is how groups bands that are new newest in the music in the net of the music are able to create make or produce old-school atmospheres and manage to sound just like classics of the golden age of psychedelic rock. I know this sentence was badly constructed, but I did not get much sleep yesterday. MMOSS do not give a lot of information about themselves, to say the least, but in their music you can feel some far faring influences such as Kaleidoscope or Strawberry Alarm Clock, and that good old flute, what would we be without her ?


mercredi 26 septembre 2012

Gherat - Migration Routes

Both weird and magical. I was listening to this album just about ten minutes ago and thought "this is going to be the second mushtronic release on La Mojoteque". I should explain what I mean by "mushtronic", a cross between hip-hop, electro and chill. I began the explanation here, but I'll do it in detail later. Maybe listening to this music will help you understand. Maybe I'm just completely off. Good listening to you, as usual.

mardi 25 septembre 2012

Masmöd - Conscious Automata

Beautiful nostalgia and dreamy melancholic atmospheres embroidered in electronic beats are the main traits of this release, one that I had almost completely forgotten about, lost as it was in a sub-sub-folder of a sub-folder. But it reappeared in a very discreet fashion on my mp3 player while in a train at night, and I know I had to put it on La Mojoteque. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

dimanche 23 septembre 2012

DOMTRON - Pipe Dreams

I usually hate dubstep, or what most DJs and producers make of it : the sound of a robotic gangbang party. But there are interesting elements, rhythms, style, things to modify, sample, destroy and recreate. Yes, there IS good dubstep, it is situated at the exact opposite of Skrillex's position at this very moment. Yes, it is far away, but still reachable. Finding good dubstep that does not drill your ears to death is difficult but possible ! It is always a matter of taste, of course, so I hope you'll like DOMTRON's release. It is short, divided into electronic and chilly dubstep tracks. Good listening.

samedi 22 septembre 2012

BKBROWN - 17AFFAIR

This is a kind of music I'd like to be able to create. I'm always thinking to myself I should get into electronic music, I mean really into it. To create, to find samples, rhythms, to play with effects, it appears both so easy and complex. In fact I don't really know where to start. BKBROWN's music is all chill relax and mind relief. Clouds around you, wings of pure groove. But so short !


jeudi 20 septembre 2012

White Morph - Dream Catcher

Another proof that you do not necessarily need a large number of tracks to make a good album. Four powerful morning psytrance tracks full of positive energy.

I discovered White Morph's music only recently while going on Ektoplazm after a long time away. Everything on Ektoplazm is not always genius, sometimes very good release get bad notes and vice versa, astoundingly beautiful covers can hide flat uninteresting music. You can't really trust what you see, you see ? Trust me, I've listened to every single release on this website. That is why I'm putting only the very best on La Mojoteque. That will save you a lot of time now, won't it ?



By the way, you can get this release for free here.

Lost Twin - Birds

I like weird music. Well, as long as it is beautiful too. I like it when I find something impossible to define and have to keep listening to it in search of a fitting adjective. Sometimes I try to invent a new music genre (we'll see how popular chillcore and onirique music will be in the future), sometimes it's impossible. Lost Twin's release is impossible to describe in one word, it is certainly electronic, weird, dream-inducing and psychedelic in a manner of speaking. It sometimes feels experimental, a little bit of hip-hop here and there. I will use the tag "?" to classify releases that are impossible to classify, or blends of so many genres that it would become confusing.

But who cares as long as it is beautiful and free ?

Edit : Well, after listening to this release and others that SEEM to sound a LITTLE BIT like it. I decided to remove the question mark. I mean, why should a music get lost in a deep thick darkness, crying and screaming for tags while we don't care at all ? Some sounds are particularly well-suited for persons experiencing an altered state of mind, Lost Twin's is, I think, one of them. Anyone can find ways to alter the mind, but I will call this music "Mushtronic", a matter of love and distorsion, a cure for reality. Let us all sit down or up, or bend weirdly on the side, and listen to a bit of mushtronic.

mercredi 19 septembre 2012

Supertzar - Funeral Blues

Four stoner rock tracks, either to annoy your neighbours or to test your soundsystem's resistance to powerful saturated guitars. Let us hope those guys from Helsinki will continue delivering !


HelixNebula - Trip To Infinity

When roaming through Ektoplazm's many (MANY) different releases, I began to notice how so much psychedelic trance can feel and sound like each other. Sometimes it only goes as far as a "tagada tagada" rhythm and weird noises in the background. That is maybe because so many beginners are too hasty, they put their first release on the Internet without thinking, without really working on the details. Nothing psychedelic at all in these...

But there are also many great treasures to be found. I stumbled on HelixNebula's release by chance and wasn't even going to listen to it really. But I did, and at the time I remember I thought it was the best goa psytrance ever made : the rhythms shift and are used in an intelligent manner, weird noises are present but scarce and none are superfluous, and last but not least this music literally sends you into space in a luminous spaceship to meet yourself and others in a dancing world, a trippy galaxy... (sorry I got carried away).

This release really is where you feel the very threshold between good and bad psytrance. Get it here, or listen to a preview first :

mardi 18 septembre 2012

Brickman - The Dark

Cold Tear Records is what is called in French "une valeur sûre". You can always rely on them to provide very good electronic chill music. I used to listen to some of their releases while studying for my exams, but I fell asleep each time because the music was so relaxing ! If you want to study efficiently, use coffee.

After listening to a good deal of Cold Tear Records' records, I decided to place their music in the Chillcore category, a music so powerfully chill and groovy that the frail mind of a human cannot resist it. It has to chill. There are no options.

Brickman's music varies between ambient and (very) deep-tech to provide a very good blend of chillcore. It used to be free on Bandcamp, as were all other releases from Cold Tear Records. If you don't want to give 7$, you can still get it for free via the official Cold Tear website. Enjoy !

dimanche 16 septembre 2012

Auma - Interacting:Processing

Released on Enig'matik Records, Auma creates a world of melancholy and mysterious dreams, pulsing with positive energy and peace. Nothing superfluous in these four tracks (a bonus track is included in the download link). Among them, "The Old Magick" and "Settle and Release" immediately took their rightful place among my all time favourites.

Powerful music.

Note : Bandcamp link is not free anymore, go to Ektoplazm to get this release completely for free. Still, one dollar for this kind of music is not much.

Amerigo Gazaway - Fela Soul

Never trust a book by its cover. The same can and must be said about this release. I almost overlooked it because I thought it was so weird... thank X I didn't ! This is again very good old school rap full of groovy atmospheres. Next time you see a horrible cover, give it a chance, it could be another pack of good free music.


jeudi 13 septembre 2012

Mixes from Spacemind2012


Hypnotizing ambient waves, chilly rhythm and a psychedelic atmosphere, that's what psybient is to me (no, you don't always need Indian chants and the sound of dripping water). Spacemind uses both classics and relatively unknown DJs and producers to make his (or her) mixes, resulting in long blends of relaxation and star-gazing. A tracklist is provided each time, artists usually easy to find, download and buy. I for one discovered Solar Fields thanks to the sample mix below.

Edit : I'm modifying this post because I found an even better way to get to download freely Spacemind's mixes. Go to his Mixcrate page, then register (it's fast and free) to get access to all his mixes. Good day, good night.