[Music] Mexican brother-sister duo Sotomayor drop new album ‘Orígenes’ – a groovy house fusion of cumbia and Peruvian chicha — WORLD TREASURES MUSIC

The new album by Sotomayor is Orígenes (“Origins”) and captures Latin American stylings, fusing them with contemporary electronic sounds. The Mexican’s third studio album (following Salvaje in 2015 and Conquistador in 2017) is produced by multiple Grammy award-winning producer Eduardo Cabra (Calle 13). Sotomayor’s electronic Latin music has a strong sense of roots and tradition, […] […]

[Music] Pyroclastic – Blast Tunnel EP

It’s nice when I get to tell one group of friends about another.  When I was young, my brother and many of our mates would go to what we knew then to be “industrial dance clubs.”  These were fun times, but the music was what I remember most.  Stark, brutal, with quasi-militaristic beats, perfect for […]

[Music] BlankFor.ms – Side A Feelings

Judging by the tags listed on this rather charming EP, I would have thought that this music is meant for the dance floor.  It is, actually.  It’s just the sort of thing you would want to listen to after a night of pounding noise and stomping around in your best shoes.  With this release, BlankFor.ms […]

[Music] Various Artists – Serein: A Compilation (FREE)

Welsh ambient record label Serein had a banner year publishing rather incredible releases by bands like Hauschka, Olan Mill and Brambles.  This free sampler gives a synopsis of what gems this imprint has available. This is wonderful headphone music for a grimy Beijing winter.

[Music] Rainbow Chan – Long Vacation

Rainbow Chan released what has to be one of the most freakishly charming releases I’ve heard in a while.  Think of someone as innovative as Björk, but far more experimental.  From her Bandcamp website: Rainbow’s latest EP Long Vacation singlehandedly places her among the most innovative composers and musicians on the scene right now. More […]

[Music] DjClick – DjClick & The Alaev Family

I can’t say I know much about DjClick, who is an electro DJ and remixer based out of Paris.  I know even less about the Alaev Family, who are traditional musicians from Tajikistan.  The pairing of these two, however, leaves a spectacular impression.  Deep, ancient grooves are updated, not quite for the dance floor, but […]