Published: January 22, 2014
By: Anand Harsh
As anticipation grows for the 8th annual Gem & Jam Festival in Tucson, AZ February 7-9, so does the list of pre-parties, giveaways, prize packages, and compilations leading up to the big event. The gem and mineral show, which descends on the gorgeous southwest city each year brings so much art and music, the precious stones take a backseat to all the festivities.
To celebrate some of the eclectic acts on this year's lineup, which range from deep tribal trance to trap to funk to livetronica, EC Presents tapped Smash & Grab to throw together a mix of artists for a continuous mix you'd think would be impossible to blend.
Mimosa and BoomBox couldn't be more different, but somehow the trill god seamlessly flows into the housey funkmasters with ease and grace. Then it's just a hop, skip, and a jump into the proto-Afro-jam of The Motet. The highlight of this comp is certainly Random Rab side project MOUR, which features his good buddy from Beats Antique, Mr. Sidecar Tommy.
Grab this compilation now, and while you're jamming away to these great tunes, make your plans to meet us down at Gem & Jam this February, tickets and info at www.gemandjamfestival.com.
1. Lynx - Atmosphere
2. MOUR (aka Random Rab) - Paura Manatee feat. Sidecar Tommy
3. Nico Luminous - She's Magic
4. Mimosa - Event Horizon
5. Boombox - Waiting Around
6. The Motet - Rynodub
Continuous Mix By Smash & Grab
BreaksDrum and BassDubstepGlitchHip HopLivetronicaDowntempo