Author: Craig Monts

Video: Mndsgn – Cosmic Perspective

4 minutes and 28 seconds of pure realness from Stone’s Throw. Mndsgn knows the coup, someone who clearly knows & fully understands the importance of style and taste. These  Eric Coleman visuals carry an interesting esthétique.  Think community tele, meets  moog-led, holy spirit-touching-Soul Train kinda experience. A quality track with quality visuals, featuring a slew of cameos from the current…

Blakesmith – Cool

    This release oozes cool in an effortlessly cool kind of way. Totally understated, but not to be under-estimated Blakesmith composes the finest jams from his Parisian base. Heaps of quality & finesse await on this release. I for one am already eagerly anticipating this man’s next release. Cool is smooth, well produced and well…

Elusive – Headspace

Headspace is both rich & lavish in equal measures. Elusive’s fourth release on LA-based Alhpa Pup, the 16-track release features guitarist Emile Pore’e, Angels Dust vocalist Flavia & trumpet player, Josh Koslow. Each track a step forward with regards to any musical expectations listeners have for Elusive. Speaking on the project and it’s goals the producer…

Half&Half – Hot sauce

“The most unknown” step with their second full-length release: Hot Sauce. The most righteous of all the grown-man condiments. This 13-track project features classic, soul-filled, sample driven beats with effortless 90’s inspired raps. Production on this tasty release comes from the Half&Half trio, LFTY & Beatowskiwith with vocal cameos from: Paperthin & Jacob Wise. A great project of fire…

DJ Ivan6 – SCRAM EP

DJ Ivan6 released his SCRAM EP through the good folks at Pragmatic Theory.  Ivan6 is a busy chap by all accounts but still manages to push out quality tracks 8 of which can be heard on this dope debut. To quote the Pragmatic Spin doctors; ” Crunch, warmth, deep wide kicks, synths, cuts, dust, and…

Philippe Edison – Off The Wall

Everybody knows Mike was one of the GOAT’s. A consummate professional with bag-loads of talent, humour, focus and insight into the murky waters of Hollywood’s underbelly. A rare gift from the audio gods sent to us mere mortals to provide countless sources of inspiration. Jackson’s recent manifestation comes through the ever talented   Philippe Edison. The winding “Off…

Hairy Hands – YNA

Bandcamp were kind enough to give mans the all-important heads up on new material from Hairy Hands. „YNA“ is the first single from the progressive multi-instrumentalist. The upbeat & introspective track sees the Hairy Handed one musing about ones position in this vast universe. The Imaginative and creative the track, bounces with the trademark Hairy…

Peter Clinton – [CPR009] “First Movment”

Belgium-based Cosmic Pop Records released Peter Clinton’s “First Movment” earlier this month. It has taken a while to fully digest the project’s 13 tracks. Jazz-drenched jams where Clinton combines jazz with modern vocals. Ever wondered what Future would sound like with soothing strings and jazzy breaks? Wonder no more. First Movment is a download worthy…

ScienZe – Good Food

We live in the era of quick turnover. Monstrous corporations create and peddle low quality products that inevitably result in poor health and premature death of those consuming. Ignorance has been a painful bliss that countless have enjoyed for decades. But, a shift in consciousness is due. With it a shift in requirements. With that…

The Lytics – Friction

I have been into Winnipeg’s rap outfit since their infectious jam, “They Said” which dropped a few years back. The five-piece crew have been busy with a fresh EP on the horizon and these visuals (shot in Tokyo) for their single entitled “Friction”. Check the Avery Stedman directed 4 minute video to see the chaps…