Beats

Pandæmonium by Slugabed [Activia Benz]

Following on from his sort of nihilistic but also maybe kind of apocalyptic Inherit The Earth LP (April 2017), Slugabed’s Pandæmonium EP appears to be the result of him tumbling deeper into his own insides and finding some pretty hellish things. It has a nice front cover, painted by Parker S Jackson. Look him up on the internet! 

Pandæmonium is the Capital City of Hell, according to John Milton’s Epic Poem, Paradise Lost. It is all full of beasts and demons and stuff. It’s AWFUL! But it’s also very well designed (by an architect from Heaven, no less!) and fairly well-run. There’s a nice John Martin painting of Satan, like, presiding at, um, the infernal council. It’s based on Paradise Lost. This EP is about fallen Angels and stuff. Big, grand horridness. The devil in us all, or something. There’s a track called Boney Horse. 

There’s some jazzy bits, sure. There’s some noisy bits, yeah. Overall, a slightly unsettling atmosphere, okay! But it’s also quite a beautiful lil record, and I’m hoping Slugabed has worked through some stuff and feels a bit better. 

Pandæmonium features two remixes from Sluga’s sworn enemies, Kai Whiston & IGLOOGHOST respectively. ALSO A BANDCAMP EXCLUSIVE MENTAL REMIX FROM S280F, WOW. 

The EP drops October 12th, on Slugabed’s own Activia Benz imprint, preceding his (mildly less spooky) third LP which is scheduled for um, like, February 2019, I think. 

Released October 12, 2018 via Activia Benz

SwuM. - スモーク [Self Released]

At just 24, NYC beat maker SwuM., recently released a 25 track album titled スモーク. Since 2011, SwuM. has been releasing tracks on soundcloud and gaining a massive following with his first flip of MF DOOM hitting 2.4million plays. 

Listen through completely . Enjoy-- Let us know what u think below.

Released June 1, 2018 via https://swumbeats.bandcamp.com/album/-

 

Harris Cole, Aso - Colors [self released]

 

Independently, Harris Cole and Aso are two of my favorite artists to listen to when i need some relaxation. but together they create a thought provoking blend of twinkling keys coupled with off-tempo pounding drums, that is more than just the background music to your favorite art film...Its an auditory art film Itself.