Just before the Dank Morass event featuring Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer and Hermitude early last year, our good friends from the art and food collective Bookery Cook cooked up a big middle-eastern feed for our artists!
Check this video depicting the dinner, event and after-party. A great reminder of a great night. Footage courtesy of Megan Cullen.
Read the full story HERE @ Bookery Cook’s brand new website!
Brisbane based collective, Silo Arts and Mistletone proudly present Los Angeles beatmaker, producer, instrumentalist and Ninja Tune artist Daedelus, bringing his latest creations to Australia this November.
Travelling to Vietnam, the home of his grandparents, Onra went on a serious digging mission which resulted in an album called Chinoiseries, crafted entirely from samples from Vietnamese and Chinese vinyl gather on the journey.
Turning direction again, Onra dropped his opus Long Distance in 2010, tapping into the sounds of 80s boogie, modern soul and funk with a full length composed entirely on the MPC1000.
Parisian beatmaker Onra (Arnaud Bernard) hits Brisbane on Thursday November 10 with a live show at Barsoma.
Dexian Racking, the multimedia project curated by Dank Morass’ Brad Swob, is focused around sinister micro-fiction stories, as well as visual and sound art. A series of moody soundtrack music mixes form the central inspiration for the project. The project is driven by user-based content, so if you are a writer and artist; all entries are welcome!
The first volume has just been launched, so have a read/listen/watch for yourself and witness the quality dark art fostered by this project.
More treats for y’all… Following the mighty Under the Sun EP, the Science Project single Waves featuring Billie Weston on vocals comes through. A lush beat with lush sub-bass and lush vocals with an Ital version included. And free too! Not to mention that The Morass’ own Walrii contributed a remix for the single. Check the download below…
Also you may or may not have checked out the Bob Marley beat tape that was a free release by Dub Temple records last month… On this beat tape Walrii’s beat “Raw Hyde (Small Axe Rerub)” was featured. Inspired by this tune, resident Dank artist, Mr Joe Baker aka Archi Lancaster aka Cornish has produced a visual accompaniment for the track. Much love to Joe for this great piece of visual art.
And the last treat comes in the form of a remix of the Walrii track “Whirlpools” featured on the Ender Records 2010 free X-Mas compilation. The man at the helm of the remix is a heavy-weight new comer called Epoch. Emerging from his lab in Christchurch NZ, Epoch creates some of the most forward thinking bass music on the scene, released or unreleased. This is a fine example of his distinct rhythm, texture and execution. Make sure you keep an eye on this boy, hes one to watch…
Some local fire has been circulating lately with 2 compilations being released within the last month. Dub Temple, started by Morass affiliates Science Project and Ender Records championed by Herts, have both blessed us with this local heat in the form two tasty compilations both of which feature Dank Morass’ own Walrii on original productions.
Click cover art to download the comps.
Firstly, Dub Temple is conceptualising the roots of remix culture in a series of beat tapes that pay tribute to the greats of Jamaican music. The first beat tape is comprised of local, national and international beat makers who make their own interpretations of Bob Marley’s back catalogue, the man who brought reggae to the world. The Bob Marley Beat Tape features such a variety of broken rhythms and bass illustrating not only the potentials in the art of remix but also the depth of talent amongst local producers in Brisbane and their affiliates. Big up to The Temple!
The 2nd compilation is brought to the masses by the Ender records camp… This is a promo that shows the great music from the label and its bright future. A collection of dubstep, breakcore, 909-electro-bass, hip hop and atmospheric experimentation. Check it out!
Science Project live at Bar Soma supporting Mount Kimbie…
This week marks the anniversary of both the birth and the passing of J Dilla. B. Kyle has added his amazing film, made around the time of the gifted producer and rapper’s funeral, to Vimeo. Time to watch and reminisce about an artist who pushed hip hop, and beat science in general, further forward than anyone else in the past ten years.