Archive for the ‘Downtempo’ Category

Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer – Re: ECM

By • Jan 21st, 2012

Oh dear – first post for over a year and it’s more hard listening I am afraid. Parts of this album has sounds that remind me of the X-files theme (possibly one of the best tv show themes of all times – certainly one of the most instantly recognisable) and bits from my own collection. […]



Two Lone Swordsmen

By • Mar 22nd, 2009

Two Lone Swordsmen are British DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall and studio engineer Keith Tenniswood. They fired up in the mid Ninetie’s and have over the years have played with a multitude of styles, from electro to post-punk to idm (intelligent dance music?). To give you an idea of just how much stuff they have […]



Zero Cult – Seclusion

By • Dec 4th, 2008

I think I first spotted Zero Cult over at amiestreet.com/artist/zero-cult/. I have mentioned before how much I like trawling through Amie Street and artists like Zero Cult are why. ZERO CULT is a solo project of Emil Ilyayev, he is from Israel and has been playing downtempo / chill since around 2002. The track that […]



BiggaBush/Lightning Head

By • May 1st, 2008

Glyn “Bigga” Bush is an indie producer and DJ from the South West of England. His two main projects BiggaBush and Lightning Head reflect his love of dub reggae, Brazilian rhythms and Afro-Cuban beats and he has produced two albums “Studio Don” (Best Seven/Sonar Kollektiv) and “BiggaBush Free” (Stereo Deluxe) as well as many remixes […]



Chill: James Shuttleworth

By • Nov 11th, 2007

Artist: James Shuttleworth Website: opsound.org/artist/jamesshuttleworth/ Track Name: TBFW Playback: mp3/flash Download?: Yes/No James Shuttle wrote on his opsound page… I describe most of what I do as “music to walk by”. I love the way having certain pieces of music playing as I walk around changes my perception of my surroundings, and my work is […]



The Orange Lights – Click Your Heels

By • Sep 13th, 2007

Artist: The Orange Lights Website: www.myspace.com/theorangelights Track Name: Click Your Heels Playback: flash Download?: No The Orange Lights are an indie outfit currently hailing from Newcastle. So what makes the m worth mentioning? Have a listen to “Click Your Heels”, too clever by half lyrics, a vocalist who can actually enunciate, yummy guitars (have a […]



Chill: Magnatune – The Art of Persuasion

By • Aug 26th, 2007

A bit of a diversion today, last week when I was checking out Ambient Teknology I noticed that Magnatune had put together a downtempo compilation called The Art of Persuasion. It’s not bad. There are a tracks by some artists that we have chatted about in the past like Liquid Zen, Burning Babylon and some […]