I know we've chatted about the new Mixpak compilation series before, but, today it finally touches ground. Mixpak Pressure: Volume One is officially available via iTunes / Juno / Boomkat.
The first installment deals with the progressive exploration of the sounds of the dirty south. Not only are pack leaders in this arena, such as Lucid and Krueger, dropping beats, but also Dark Ages, which happens to be a side project of our very own Star Eyes, also on the comp is past T&B artist Sleepyhead and forthcoming T&B artist Strange VIP. Give those rims a spin via, the player above, and then grab the whole thing.
posted by Anonymous – 9/25/12 12:41 PM
Brooklyn based bohemian 26 year old Samuel Pohner aka Sleepyhead delivers this strikingly moody and laid back 4 song EP simply titled Motions. Just off a tour a with fellow collaborator Mimosa and like-minded producer Kastle, Sleepyhead starts off the new-year right with this amazing EP. Motions is Sleepyhead’s second official release, (first was out on Party Guy Records), so let us introduce you; Sleepyhead started producing music in 2006 when he began working on mostly dubstep and bass music while he was living in San Francisco, CA. SF is also where he started his side project with Mimosa called Sexytime, which you can tell from the name are mostly sultry and floating in the clouds vibed-out tunes. In 2009 Sleepyhead steared away from dubstep and began focusing on the sounds of house, 2 Step and Juke, which brings us to the present. Along side this release in 2012, Sleepyhead has a forthcoming release on our Atlanta home boy’s Distal and Mite’s label Embassy Records.
Trouble & Bass definitely goes deep on this EP as Sleepyhead delicately interweaves gorgeous melodies while creating layers of space and time using his tools at hand; rolling snares, big kicks, percolating toms, uplifting pads, warm synths, reverbed out vocals, and snips and snaps that all come together to create a feeling of heavy nostalgia that leave you unexpectedly comfortable and almost high. From underwater sounds to club kicks and garage shuffles, you’re gonna wish you were listening to this EP up in the clouds or on a deserted island beach.
Buy the EP: iTunes / Beatport / Juno / Amazon / Turntable Lab
Sleepyhead - Motions EP by Trouble & Bass
posted by The Captain – 1/31/12 11:00 AM