Zigan Aldi - India

I really like the latest release on 3000Grad from Berlin based Club veteran Zigan Aldi. Here is what the label says about the "India" EP.

 "How does it sound like when heaven and earth become one in the golden light of the morning? If you wanna find out, have a listen to the India EP. Zigan Aldi delivers two dance tracks of truly epic dimensions. According to an old legend, Nemrut was a king who made peace between heaven and earth. That's why a mountain in Turkey is named after him – and now also a piece of dance music. This piece of music is like the soundtrack for a climb up that mountain: It's a steady rise, opening ever new perspectives on the surrounding soundscape, while at the same time the listener is overcome by an ever growing feeling of harmony. Orha Broka on the other hand is Hebrew and translates to the light of the morning. This track blends enraptured chants and a subliminal psychedelic vibe into highly functional groove. Of course there's remixes, as well. For his Nemrut Remix, Mollono.Bass introduces a subliminal feeling of World Music by adding the sound of a sitar. Umami delivers a remix of Orha Broka that puts a little less emphasis on melody and a little more emphasis on rhythm."


Nico Stojan - Twisted Manners

Nico Stojan's debut album is a great piece of electronic music that combines deep after hour beats with smooth jazzy vibes. This is how the label describes Nico Stojan's album: "For more than a thousand days and nights, Nico Stojan tapped away at what is now before us as ‘Twisted Manners’ - his debut album telling stories in sound that are both electronic in nature and human in touch. Each organic sounding track on the release, including their neighbouring interludes, graze on the moments, people and cultures which have encompassed the albums journey and brought it forward to what it is today. Twisted Manners is a clean example of this - house music whose soft open spaces and gentle beats sway easily through analog sounds coming from string quartets, saxophonists and double bass players to name a few. These collaborations and Stojan’s guiding ear will walk you right into the dreamy spaces and faraway places of his travels without you breaking a sweat."


Khruangbin - The Universe Smiles Upon You

Taken from Khruangbin's debut album "The Universe Smiles Upon You" released on 6th November 2015, the track "People Everywhere (Still Alive)" sounds like a jam session of 1960's Thai funk. Their smooth sound is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock coolness. The Texan trio is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums.