I’ll let this one speak for itself because I dig it:
Sweet Valley is a Bermuda Triangle-like place, where cannabis crumbs, spilt beer, record dust and that mysterious shit you had to blow out of game cartridges all collect as if pulled by some gigantic junkyard magnet.
Sweet Valley is a blood pact between two brothers, Nathan and Kynan Williams, gone awesomely off the rails.
Welcome to Sweet Valley, hi. You can be sure of nothing here.
Hitting that sweet spot of experimental electronic hip-hop, Sweet Valley notably uses a lot of Legend of Zelda samples and just about a billion other things to put together almost-40 minutes of downtempo vibes. It’s free, you really don’t have an excuse.
It’s hard to think of a nicer, more soft-spoken, more talented individual than Henry Homesweet. For a while, he has been producing these videos of him playing around with an assortment of gear in his basement or in his out-house (does it mean something else across the pond? not sure), this latest series focuses on some experiments with hardware, I think he’s syncing the 2 GBAs to the Roland TR-808 via that box with the LEDs and 4 big blue buttons. Don’t miss anything Henry Homesweet does, the man is brilliant in the studio and on-stage. Oh, here’s the first video in the series.
Bonus: His latest full album “Enter 5D” is available to stream on his SoundCloud
You may know them for taking one of the best band photos of this year, or maybe because I’ve mentioned them before, the fellas of Burnkit2600 are a mainstay of the New York area chipmusic scene. With performances as diverse as the dub reggae stylings of the alien known only as Duke Dubious, that strange-but-catchy IDM album I keep on my iPod (I dare you to not move your body to “When Demons Attack”), and the one-man-down-but-never-defeated house-shaking dance party extraordinaire; Burnkit is bound to be bring so much energy to start Sunday night, you better not miss it.
Sonic Sanctuary is an extension of their already incredibly diverse electronic music sonic palette. It’s hard really to nail one genre down for the album: “Last Stand” launches into sections that remind me of garage band practices gone crazy, “Inner Space Battle Hymn” is ripped straight out of an 80s anime with giant robots and closing it off with the title track, “Sonic Sanctuary” evokes island breezes, calypso drums and synthesizers while feeling the sand through your toes.