Episode 33 - Dirty Nikko
- 01. Paul Cook & The Chronicles - Talk Dirty
- 02. Koresma - Sun Begins to Pour (feat. Alaska Reid)
- 03. Royaume - Miho Beach
- 04. Easter - Kilometer
- 05. Vittoria Fleet - Brute
- 06. Echo Ladies - Close To Be Close To Me
- 07. Heaters - Ara Pacis
- 08. Maszer - Fata Mirage
- 09. Moon Duo - Creepin'
- 10. Dakota - Icon
- 11. Hypoluxo - Hometown
- 12. Low Island - End Piece
- 13. Falco Benz - La Féline Mescaline (feat. Agnès Aokky)
- 14. NUAGE - every ppl
- 15. Pick a Piper - Nikko
Paul Cook & The Chronicles
Paul Cook & The Chronicles is a solo project for London born musician Paul Cook.
Drawing on influences such as Cass McCombs, Kurt Vile and Paul Simon, Cook has released three albums and four EPs via UK indie label Grandpa Stan Records since August 2012.
2014/15 sees the release of a series of tracks and EP’s from the project prior to the release of the fourth album in the ‘Volumes’ series in summer 2015.
In September of 2013, Ryan Lindberg’s experimental electronic project, Koresma, released its debut EP, “Back Home”. Originally inspired by an old photograph taken by his father in the 1980’s, Koresma incorporates guitar, home recordings, samples, and down tempo beats to recreate and reinterpret a sonic image of this pleasantly aged photo. A quote from a college professor describes the listening experience as, “A mixture of organic sounds and gritty electronic textures, utilizing real instruments and voices to give the listener a refreshingly human view of the electronic music landscape". The concepts and techniques used in “Back Home” prove to be a starting point for Koresma’s sound, and with heavily influence from many different genres, the musical possibilities for the future are extensive.
our siblingship was intended by the doglike to bring something bigger into this world. through our music you will, eventually, be able to face the most beautiful ass on the beach.
HEATERS is Nolan Krebs, Joshua Korf, Ryan Hagan and Ben Taber.
The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based band got their start in 2014 - a year which saw the band make some tremendous leaps, spewing out a handful of homespun EPs, split records, and an appearance on Stolen Body’s Vegetarian Meat psych compilation. Their first EP, Solstice, was released on Dizzybird Records. Brooklyn-based psych label Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records released a 7" at the beginning of 2015, "Mean Green", as well as the band’s debut full-length long-player, "Holy Water Pool" in September.
The group has drawn acclaim across the globe for their spacey, driving take on West Coast psych rock. Tapping into both the twang of their ‘60s garage compatriots and building their own brand of expansive, cosmic swells, Pitchfork calls the band “catchy and kinetic,” noting their “energy and hook writing are clearly on point.” Combining a seemingly constant output of “reverb-coated, fuzz-studded, hard-driven garage psych” with a kaleidoscopic, hip-shaking live set, HEATERS are quickly forging something new and exciting.
A runaway of the vibrant music scene of Tel Aviv, songwriter Tomer-David Rapaport (aka STITCX) arrived in the U.S. ten years ago, and cut his teeth in America as he toured relentlessly with his bands MOTHER’S ANGER (Dionysus Records) and REIGNWOLF. There have been endless miracles on his journey: His debut album was produced by Mike Davis of the legendary MC5. The sophomore, “Sniper” by Seattle mastermind Jack Endino (Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Nirvana) and Dan Hoal (Rancid). Ben Shepherd from Soundgarden was a guest bassist on MOTHER’S ANGER’s third release, “Escaping Revolution,” which is based on a book written by Rapaport.
In the last three years David, along with drummer Joseph Braley (who joined MOTHER’S ANGER in 2007), took on world tours, opening for BLACK SABBATH and THE PIXIES as well as playing major festivals and shows all over the world with their subsequent band, REIGNWOLF. Inspired by those years of musical excitement, David spent six months in his studio writing over a hundred songs in preparation for the next musical adventure.
Teaming up with longtime friend and captivating Seattle-based singer Kate Blackstock, the trio dubbed themselves MASZER. « “I met the boys a few years ago through mutual friends in the Seattle music scene,” says Blackstock. “I was quickly a big fan of them as musicians & as people. After only knowing me a few months, Mothers Anger agreed to play a benefit show I was having for my sick father. They've had a big space in my heart ever since.”
The band name means 'tithing' in Hebrew (מְעַשֵּׂר), and is far from a cast-off name; it’s a principle for the band’s operation as a creative entity. The band is committed to donating at least 10% of its profits to an organization that has helped many a musician (Rapaport included), MusiCares.
Do you know that feeling? That feeling of wanting to lay back on the couch, close your eyes and drift away to dreamy and hazy music?
Netherlands’ *Dakota* do just that.
Dakota’s new project titled “Leda” blends Psychedelic guitar riffs with indie-pop roots, coming together into a neatly packaged 6 track EP.
But don’t let this lo fi charm fool you, the live show of this four piece band gets you to the edge of your seat. They seamlessly blend California feels with Garage Rock and Dream Pop.
Look out for Dakota as they make their way in the underground pop scene.
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia, Dimitry Kuzmin aka Nuage is no newcomer to the producing world. Kuzmin began producing under the musical alias of Nuage six years ago with his early releases deeply rooted in drum and bass. His first solo release ‘Missing You’ was included in the Medschool ‘New Blood Compilation’.
His more recent productions have shifted in sound to encompass a wider range of influences and styles, in his own words “to express a broader spectrum of emotions”. Nuage’s first full length release, the incredibly vibrant and deep ‘Music Of Branches’ paid homage to the stylings of Garage, Deep House and 170BPM Eletronica, dropping on Dublin-based Absys Records. With a second LP ‘Print Of You’ released on American Translation Records, Nuage saw further records released on labels such as French imprint Roche Musique, Food Music and Blu Mar Ten.
Nuage continues to create emotionally charged, elevating music, channeling his love of various contrasting genres into his compositions, the end result of which is always a mutiformity of sonic brilliance.
Pick a Piper
Ontario electronic experimentalist Brad Weber aka Pick A Piper releases his most gripping and emotional collection of songs yet, Distance, early next year. Weber – also known for his role in dance favourites Caribou – has ventured everywhere from Chernobyl and Guatemala to the Canadian Arctic, northern mountains of Japan and south America since his first release as Pick A Piper. On this new album, he lets that influence show. A bewitching slow-rave travelogue of sounds and stories picked up along the way, it’s a record that simmers with both the excitement of adventuring to these locales, and the melancholy of the people you leave behind to visit them. “It’s a great source of heartache, but also a great source of joy,” Weber explains of an album “about trying to balance connectivity with chronically being away.” Distance, like the scene in all good postcards, you’ll long to return to again and again.