“With the release of their 2012 self-titled LP off of Skrillex-owned record label, OWSLA, Hundred Waters, a five-piece band from Gainesville, FL, sew the loose ends between folk, jazz, and electronic instrumentation, melding iridescent imagery with digitally enhanced beats and blips. On songs such as “Visitor,” “Boreal,” and “Thistle,” three of the debut albums most memorable tracks—tales of cherry trees, arid lands, and veiled houses—are harmoniously sung (courtesy of vocalists Nicole Miglis and Sam Moss) atop electro-altered layers of noise and flute notes. And the juxtaposition between songs semi-stripped of enhancements versus songs fully digitized allows for a cushier listening platform (one you can hear yourself on their upcoming U.S. tour in March) that ceases from becoming redundant.
So really, it’s of no surprise that Skrillex (a fan of music outside of derbsterp) signed Hundred Waters as the first official Indie band to OWSLA because variety and talent is a good thing, especially when it comes from a state that looks like a penis.”
Read the rest of the interview here.
Wanna see some death-defying trick motorcycle riding in the snowy streets of France?
New Alvin Risk to be released March 4th for Nest subscribers & March 5th worldwide on OWSLA.
WORLD PREMIERE: Blood Diamonds – Barcode ft. Dominic Lord (DJ Q Remix) on Pitchfork!
Barcode EP available everywhere March 12
“After treating us last week to Griz’s remix of “Slap,” OWSLA has unveiled another remix to Kill Paris’s forthcoming To a New Earth EP. Slovenia’s Gramatik has taken on To a New Earth‘s lead single, and it’s everything you would expect from a combination of his groovy glitch hop stylings with Kill Paris’s soulful bass. Gramatik layers on riff after riff of clean guitar lines, supplementing what we can only assume to be Kill Paris’s jazzy melodies and punchy kicks. The result is an intriguing mix of jam band, glitch hop, and dubstep, coming together seamlessly in an amalgam of blissful bass music. Stay tuned for the full release of To a New Earth on February 26th.”
- Dancing Astronaut
Available on OWSLA 2/19/2013
“Each track hosts its own unique listening experience, avoiding one of the worst clichés an electronic artist could put forth: predictability.“
“This second half of the “Metropolis” EP pushes The M Machine’s unique sound a little further and skillfully blurs the lines between musical genres.“
“All 6 tracks are perfectly setup to take the listener on a futuristic bass filled journey they will never forget.“
“Metropolis Pt. 2″ is pure gold, track after track of impressive mood-evoking chords and melodies.“
“The album rolls along for all six extremely unique tracks and provides one of the best listening experiences of early 2013.“
“With a sound that almost seems ahead of its time, Metropolis Pt. II brings a whole set of new sonic experiences to both OWSLA and the world as a whole. Rich with palpable experimental basslines and progressive beats, The M Machine makes their mark to what looks already looks like a promising year.“
Congratulations to The M Machine for having their song Luma selected as Mixmag Tune of the Week!
Metropolis Pt. II available TOMORROW – unless you’re down with NESTIV, in which case you’ve already been enjoying it