Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thievery Corporation Announces New Album, Shares New Single “Letter To The Editor”

Click to listen to the single - exclusively only on the legendary KCRW radio out of Los Angeles --> Thievery Corporation Announces New Album, Shares New Single “Letter To The Editor”: Lots of new music on the horizon for Thievery Corporation, including a new track today!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Downbeat Lounge Selection (Vol. 8) November 2016

Check out the latest collection of my favorite deep house, soul, funk, lounge vibes over the past few months!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

*NEW* Pioneer WeDJ app for iPad and iPhone - FREE through Nov 29

For aspiring DJs and those who want to dabble and learn, check out this new DJ app from Pioneer - it's FREE to download through Nov 29. I downloaded it this week and it's pretty fun. You can sync tracks from iTunes, learn to beat match (manual and sync) and just get creative. The interface is simple and easy to use. Check it out!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Downbeat Lounge Selection - May 2016 (Vol. 7) by E-ROK

Ah! It's a few days into June - but here's the May 2016 Downbeat Lounge Selection (Vol. 7) - featuring 15 tracks I've been enjoying and discovering in June.

Shout out to my favorite tracks in the mix: "Borchi" by Silva, Break Science remix of "Fu-Gee-La", "Toucan Wing" by BoomBaptist, and "Child of the Universe" by Frits Wentink.

As always, this is an eclectic mix of glitch, trip hop, downtempo, chillout and deep house. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Stoked Lounge - New E-ROK Downtempo Mix

I played a few hours the other night for the Stoked crew in NYC. This is a group of amazing people - snowboarders, surfers, skaters and supporters who work with kids in NYC to give them adult mentorship and positive life guidance. Their vibe and energy is a perfect match with my DJ style. Check out this sample of the night.

It's not an E-ROK mix without some Thievery Corporation, Gramatik, Quantic style - bringing that funky downtempo eclectic vibe to life!

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


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:

Friday, March 4, 2016

JBoogie Dubtronic Science - "Live in the Bedroom" Mix

JBoogie and his Dubtronic Science flow always mesmerize me. Some of my favorite songs and beats come from his mind and energy. His mixes are always on the same level of downtempo electic vibes. Some chilling music for the weekend here:

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Spundose - Relatives (new Street Ritual release)

Spundose is one of those rare tribal bass and glitch artists who maintains a downtempo vibe that balances between ancient and future sounds without devolving into a mush of dubstep wobble. So many times, these "psychedelic" bass albums are really just percussion layers with haphazard dubstep  sounds that evoke drunk aliens crashing into each other on some inter-dimensional highway.

"Relatives" - the new album from Spundose - breaks that mold. It flows more akin to experimental hip hop if ancient Mayan ancestors got high on peyote and pre-dated J Dilla. The album is a simple and refreshing downtempo experience of deep psychedelic bass, occasional glitch elements, and wavy electronic melodies that take you to another plane of consciousness.

Download the album on Bandcamp and listen here:

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Turntables on the Hudson Vol 8 - Presented by Nickodemus

This album is an oldie but a supreme goodie. Amazing how something released 5 years ago in music-land is considered "old." But i'm a true believer that any song, forget how "old" or "new" it is - if it's got a good beat and a vibe that you can feel in your gut and in your heart and in your legs, then it doesn't matter one damn bit.

Turntables on the Hudson is a great party based out of NYC, and many years running hosted by Nickodemus and the Whonderwheel crew - his label. This collection embodies the international and eclectic vibe that makes these parties so fun. Just start listening to the first track by Mr. Scruff and you're hooked. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Big Wild - Afterglow (Foreign Family Collective)

Big Wild is a producer out of Venice, CA. He caught my ear a few months ago with his remix of Griz' "For The Love". I recently stumbled upon his original track "Aftergold" - released through ODESZA's Foreign Family Collective. I instantly fell in love with this track "Afterglow" - it's the perfect mid tempo, something to sway to but with moments of swells that get your heart racing and your smile turned up. It has light xylophone/marimba type sounds - reminiscent of Autograf's signature sound, but tweaked and toned differently with a Big Wild and ODESZA style. Listen here!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Downbeat Lounge Vol 4 Playlist ft. new tracks from Bastard Jazz and WONDERWHEEL labels

Check out the latest Downbeat Lounge playlist - featuring new low tempo and mid tempo jams from artists new and old. This playlist features two new tracks from New York based labels Bastard Jazz (DJ DRM and Captain Planet) and WONDERWHEEL (Nickodemus) - great tried and true labels for worldly, underground jams.

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