Saturday, May 21, 2016

MENdar - West Coast Podcast Mixtape Contest 2016 (Deep House)

This is a FLAWLESS deep house mix by MENdar. It's equal parts mysterious, trance-y, deep and melodic. I love every second of it. The flow grabs you. The track selection is perfect, and the transitions are smooth and deceptively simple (but in a very good way). This mix is amazing.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

New E-ROK MiniMix: Saturday House Experiment

I was feeling house-y this morning, so I made a mix. Check it out - it's a minimix of a few songs I've been jamming to lately. Some new, some old and classic (Trentemoller!!!!)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Thornato - Things Will Change EP / Chapinero Single

I'm absolutely jamming to this new track "Chapinero" by Thornato - a NYC based producer on Wonderwheel Records (Nickodemus, Zeb, Sid Vaga, Spy From Cairo, more).

"Chapinero" is a worldly house track with dance floor tribal percussion, wood wind gusts and trap inspired rhythms. The song is pure fun and very flexible - you can play it in any party DJ set and use it as a feature track or sample this thing all over the place to create your own monster floor mover.

This is the first time I've heard of Thornato, the producer on Wonderwheel. His album carries the vibe of "Chapinero" through a few other songs, and its a fantastic EP. Anything that comes out on Wonderwheel is going to be interesting, and this stays true. I highly recommend it.

Check out the track and Thornato's EP at Bandcamp:

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Downbeat Lounge Selection Vol 6 - April 2016 Wrap Up

Here's what i've been listening to for the past month. A mix of always funky, deep, chilled and sometimes amped up tracks to create an ebb and flow of sound and energy. My favorite track in this list is the new one by Thornato called "Chapinero" - a really fun international house track off Wonderwheel Records (Brooklyn/NYC).


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

PantyRaid - Wanting Moves

OMG this song is fire. I post pretty much anything that I'm digging on this site, but sway toward downtempo and eclectic funky vibes. Um, this is a bit different. This technically is downtempo / mid temp coming in around 95BPM, but DAMN this is just a bangin track that I can't get enough of.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Downbeat Lounge Selection Vol 5 - March 2016

Here's 15 new tracks, selected and curated by EROK, just for you. This is the Downbeat Lounge Selection - Vol 5 (March 2016). Meant to chill and listen and enjoy as you see fit. This selection features beautiful new bass and melody from Monstercat - one of my favorite labels. There are two Monstercat tracks in this selection - "Lark" by Direct, and "Clouds" by Loosed. Both are airy songs with reverberating baselines and organic, natural melodies - nice 70-90 BPM brooders.

"Musical Genocide" (Grzly Adams Edit) by Gregory Porter is a jazzy break beat - straight forward and groovy jam. And my other favorite in this selection is "Platforming" by Kneebody and Daedalus, an amazing collaboration that I got to see live a few weekends ago at Le Poisson Rouge - my favorite venue in New York City. Enjoy!


Sunday, March 27, 2016

NEW DOWNBEATSCAPE MIX: Crescendo Breaks

I posted my latest downtempo mix --> Crescendo Breaks. The title refers to how I approach my mixes like stories - I start w/ a foundation, layering on sounds, themes, and creating an arc that lends itself to listening to the mix the whole way through.

This mix is a selection of tracks that starts out chilled, with some hip hop beats, and crescendos into funky and electronic breaks. Featuring tracks by Gramatik, Thievery Corporation, Nickodemus, Mr. Scruff,  and remixes of Fugees, Nelly and Missy Elliott.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

FREE DOWNLOAD - Knowa Lusion - Press Da Break

This new release by Knowa Lusion on Street Ritual records is a wavy tribal trap break with reggae vocals and an airy guitar riff that gives it levity - making this a steady track to use in any mix as a featured track for layering or as a nice transition piece.

However you use it - listen, mix and enjoy - because I've had this break on repeat for two weeks. FREE DOWNLOAD ON SOUNDCLOUD:

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