Posts tagged Alpha Pup Records
God.Damn.Chan.I.Love.This
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Alpha Pup... you know I needed this right? The jazzy, oozing synths and fluffy reverberating bass in this album is unreal. Slush is God.Damn.Chan's latest project and a personal one driven by change in his life journey from last year till now, a beautiful combination of bass and inner visions as you let it bump and surround you in it's warm light. You feel what Maine and Cali are like in some of these tracks, it varies from icy highs to summer thumps and jazzy sax n keys laying some nice touches to the tracks. You can just let this one ride the fuck out completely but if I had to pick favorites... Syrup Bath, Slush, To My Friends, GroovybbySmoke Break (the last min., damn) and Deuces. Peep the video for Slush below and see what you're in for.
*Slush will be released tomorrow (Feb. 23, 1018) and will be up for purchase/streaming here*

Aleph Vol. 1 Melts the Shader off your face (Good thing)
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All I see and hear is bass heavy and grimy electronic glitches everywhere... I love it.
It's like Aleph turned life turned into a big continuous scene of dripping pixels with a constant sense of power and textures it's sound. Yeah fucking awesome. Some of it also reminds me of the 90's UK jungle music movement like Goldie's 'Temper Temper' in Goliath with it's heavy bass and industrial sound. Everything is complex and full of life. Trust when I say you should buy this (9/8/17) and have a listen below, you'll see what I mean...

From Alpha Pup:
The ALEPH project is a reflection of the heavily textured aesthetic found in today's electronic music, and exists as the evolution of the previous bass music incarnation known as Prophet. Where much of mankind's history in the exploration and study of music lies in the evolution of melody and harmony, the ALEPH project seeks to explore the nature of sound itself. When ideas are left unbound by dogma and tradition, the base concept of music blurs and breaks, yet foundations still lay within the wreckage of the old. ALEPH Vol. 1 seeks to capture this aesthetic, in both texture, experimentation, and raw power.
Solomon was a once great king whose legacy was forever tarnished by sin. The track of the same name was inspired by the fall from grace while in a position of power, and the devastating effects that can have. Goliath was the giant who conquered all in his path with his pure might and only fell due to his own arrogance. The song representing Goliath attempts to capture this fury with the simple yet heavy handed saw bass. "Monolith" represents a change in form, from a slow pounding rhythm, to a more complex percussive force, inspired by the stone that enlightened the Neanderthals in Arthur C. Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
"Scintillations" is an even more complex song furthering this evolution, changing time signatures multiple times and meshing rhythm and bass with melody. "Lull" seeks to lure the listener into a trance, carefully changing its rhythm under the trembling bass and dust covered wind chimes. "Isalot" returns to the broken beats with a droning dull siren, exposing the forced imperfection of time and tone one can forge in electronic music.  The evil spirit calls us back to the past, with archaic rave stabs, but modern power.  
This project attempts to follow the change of form that music takes as the countless musicians of the past have shaped its previous incarnations, and attempts to explore what the future might hold, while still holding onto the lessons of old.

Ras G 'Looking for the Perfect Beat' Preview

Ever want to be a fly on the wall listening to one of your favorite beatmakers created the goodness? I know I have and this might be the perfect way to analyze an artistic process that ends up with you zoning out or going nuts on a great beat. Looking for the Perfect Beat is an upcoming film based on the beat making scene in LA surrounding the Low End Theory Club. It''ll show an immersive view into the creative process of beatmakers such as Thundercat, the Gaslamp Killer, TOKiMONSTA, Jonwayne, Baths, Daedelus, Ras G, Teebs, D-Styles, edIT of the Glitch Mob, Astronautica, Free the Robots, and Matthewdavid. The film is being directed by Matthew F. Smith and produced by Daddy Kev of Low End Theory. For the location and date of the release see below and enjoy the Ras G preview!: 

Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles
Downtown Independent Theater
July 13 Sunday at 9PM

 

Ages - Fog (Nosaj Thing cover)

Ages is Alpha Pup's newest artist out of Cali and he just released a cover to the awesome 'Fog' by Nosaj Thing. It's a haunting yet beautifully laced classic guitar providing the drifting mind a perfect place to rest. His debut album comes out on June 19, 2012 on Alpha Pup Records, they say "Bryan is a spacious work of ambient textures, hypnotic loops and washes of silken sounds"... I likes already. Stay tuned for more information in the same Giant channel.