By: Anand Harsh
Chicago's Johnathan Thomas has been hard at work on the upper end of the tempo spectrum. Now he's taking his many years of service in juke, jungle, drum & bass, and halftime to collect a cadre of international artists on the bleeding edge of the experimental electronic realm alongside HNGVR.
Introducing Samsara Beats (founded by HNGVR, who curated the initial mixtapes), and its inaugural compilation, Syncopation, a staggering 30 tracks of wildly innovative tunes from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Holland, Italy, China, Malaysia, and beyond. Our faves include Lecoughski, Moralz, SomeJerk, and Telemeter.
But today, we shine a light on American newcomer BK. Not much is known about this producer, nor his new song “Inflicted,” but what we do know is that it melds the worlds of drum & bass and halftime with delicate smoothness, planting a foot in each world and cloaking the whole affair head to toe in black leather. It's a wholly original sound that has us excited for the rest of the compilation to drop on March 16th.
01 - 0h85 - City Moves
02 - BK - Inflicted
03 - BNDT72 - Mmm
04 - Burgle - Scape
05 - Bluescreen & See Jay - Hyperdrive
06 - Clothcutter - Be A Spirit
07 - Danky - Vemod
08 - E.Reflexion - Après La Brume
09 - Frenquency - Hi Vibe
10 - Hendy - Passing By
11 - HNGVR - People Have The Power
12 - Jake Robertz - Bloodshed
13 - Johnathan Thomas - Orange & Green
14 - Johney - Leave It
15 - Landlord's House Coat - Banoffee
16 - Lecoughski - Reality
17 - Mark Kloud - Traffic Flow
18 - Mooves - Invalid Login
19 - Moralz - Clarity
20 - Nevrotype - Sickness Reckoner
21 - Normaling & Dev79 - Harlem Jungle
22 - Peter Williams - Flower Beat
23 - RaptorHandz - No Exit
24 - Samurai Breaks - Crunch Tim
25 - SomeJerk - Convext
26 - Squirrely Bass - The Results Are, French
27 - Telemeter - Dirty Bass
28 - Tokyo-Noir - Nomad
29 - Walters - Leng Specialist
30 - Yahna - Dancin'
Tags: Drum and Bass
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