BUeLLER - MAGGIE(lost) (Released 7/31/2018)
The Canadian native Bueller releases his seventh album with Beat Cinema and its some of his most prolific work yet. Maggie(lost) is an eclectic twelve track album with styles varying from R&B, soul, jazz, hip hop and features a slurry of French-Canadian singers and rappers.
The 33 year old Montreal based producer and art director began producing music at 16 but by then he had a breadth of music knowledge; from a choral background to listening to his father’s unending jazz collection.
AMBIEN MOON by EAROH (Released 7/20/2018)
‘Ambien Moon’ is the debut full-length album from Los Angeles based DJ/Producer earoh. Recorded over a three week span while travelling through New Zealand’s South Island, much of this album was pieced together on the go, with field recordings stitched together from different phones, like the cavernous water noises on “Unsafe,” or the droned out, dusty organ on “Zaddi.”
As an album, ‘Ambien Moon’ utilizes juxtaposition; the tracks often pair heavy low-end against light, drifting melodics, and negative space. This tension works to resemble the split results of chemical imbalances being treated, and not treated, with prescription medication.
Visual and auditory hallucinations, behavioral changes, dissociation, and depersonalization, disorientation, and aggression are just some of the heavier side-effects associated with withdrawing from anti-anxiety, sedative, or antidepressant prescriptions. But rather than stand as a statement for or against prescription medication, ‘Ambien Moon’ explores the space between pleasant alertness and utter disorientation.
TEMPEST by wave Groove (Released 5/15/18)
wave Groove (Westley Ulit) has been releasing a lot more music over the past year. After incorporating an iPad into his set up, on which he frequents Polyplayground (an isomorphic keyboard midi app by Mike Gao) beat making became a discipline he could take anywhere. With that flexibility came more songs, more albums, and a burgeoning crew of loyal listeners.
After releasing Time Traveller 1 [Ascension], Time Traveller 2 [Warp // Focus], wave Groove’s newest project TEMPEST is a concept album. “It’s about slowly getting ready for a storm you know is coming, and the only way to process it, is to go through it.” Experiencing a string of ambiguous relationships sharpened his focus right back into making music. Seeing the beat community flourish, and new musical crews pop-up and fold, the LA scene became a parallel revelation on the tempestuous nature of music, trends and relationships.
With TEMPEST you will find yourself washed in a selection of wave G's new imagination of beats and the sonic conversation he has with the ever so evolving beat community.
BEAT CINEMA RESIDENT COMPILATION 2018 (Released 4/20/18)
BAD TIMING by LOW KEY (Released 2/13/18)
At only 17, Cordon McGary, better known by his artist name Low Key, already has four self released albums that have gained him recognition in the Los Angeles beat scene. His now fifth album entitled Bad Timing which will be released February 13, 2018 with Beat Cinema is his best work thus far.
Fresh off his last album, Afterlife, which was a spiritual and creative manifestation that stemmed from the pain of losing three grandparents during the same time, this album comes to us through different struggles but struggles nonetheless. Working against the odds, Low Key made this album while working with a malfunctioning computer- an electronic musician’s worst nightmare- thus the title Bad Timing. The release was becoming something McGary thought should be left alone for the time but working through his creative flow he managed to finish the album.
The five track album culminates his strong efforts to continue to create fresh music every release. Low Key says the main goal is to be entertained by his own music making process, so that, in turn, he may entertain audiences and listeners. Tracks like Nebula which has a dreamy sample and charming beats played over it showcase seventeen year old McGary’s optimism to add conversation to the Los Angeles Beat Scene narrative and to his own catalog of music.
PSYCHIC THOUGHTS 2099 by PURPLE BASTARD (Released 1/13/18)
UNDER THE MOON by JERMS (Released 1/9/18)
THE MOUSEY MIXES by V/A (Released 12/19/17)
Remixes by Kanabo Wounds, Bobby Earth, D.M.M., Carbon Stereo X AZZA, Elos, Rhys Langston, Neuropunk X LOS X Bojaq, Rob Bliss & Skullkid.
PROGRESSIONS by DMM (Released 10/31/17)
NOT_MY_ROOM by LEFTY_LOOSEY (Released 8/9/17)
RAP LIFE MAFIA EP by ETTA (Released 7/5/17)
BLOODCLOT by FLOODS (Released 6/7/17)
BEAT CINEMA RESIDENT COMPILATION 2017 (Released 5/10/17)
BATTLE TAPE Vol. 2 by BEAT CINEMA (Released 12/5/16)
Compilation of artists featured in Vol. 10 of the Beat Cinema Beat Battle on Nov. 4th 2016
BATTLE TAPE Vol. 1 by BEAT CINEMA (Released 11/15/15)
This is a compilation of music by artists participating in the Beat Cinema Beat Battle vol. 9 on Nov. 14th 2015