Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice stays busy with a diverse range of talents and exploits, but a key part of that business is making sure that none of the disciplines suffer as the palette expands. Recently, in celebration of the steady growth that the Escapism Plan Friday night residency at Tantra Coffeehouse has seen, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice took to the lab to start curating small mixes for promotional use and listener enjoyment. Dubbed the Escapism series, each mix will feature a unique focus on top of Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice‘s signature DJ skill and execution. The covers will also feature the photography of Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice.
Late Night Drive is a down-tempo collection of pop songs, electronic songs, R&B songs and instrumentals meant to put miles on the road for you. Sonic Enlightenment features the works of independent (and largely Texas-based) producers such as Unusuals, members of the (in)Sect Records and Exploded Drawing family), Yppah, edison and poolboi blu.
If you dig what you hear, then make sure to keep your eyes and ears open for follow-up releases to the series, and don’t be afraid to request or recommend a mix you’d like to hear.
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Miyavé of Lardeo, Texas (and Feedback Alliance member) clocked in right at the end of 2017 with a truly amazing miniblast. Miluseon is one of the more textured and expressive electronic releases I’ve heard of late, comparable to the likes of Kinder or Yppah. There are many other releases on his Bandcamp page (which I plan on looking into shortly), but this gem was too good to not share in regards to an already memorable year, now set aside for the hopes and possibilities of 2018. I’m sure we’ll hear more from Miyavé, his peers, and scores of other creatives, and I am excited to see and hear what lies in wait.
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Tagged bandcamp, chief, feedback alliance, kinder, laredo, miluseon, miyavé, the doomsday device, yppah
10 years ago this week, Ninja Tune released the debut project for Houston beatsmith Yppah, an invigorating exploration on adoration titled You Are Beautiful At All Times. From its striking cover art down to its beautifully crafted sonic landscapes, this project is about as close to perfect as an instrumental project can be. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen if you already haven’t, or get familiar with it again if it’s been a while.