[qd-4258] Nyko Maca + Playground: Dancing in My Head
Dancing in My Head is a 4-track sampler from Nyko Maca + Playground’s self-titled debut album under Infectious Records. Nyko Maca + Playground is a Manila-based band combining electronica, acid jazz, and house music with Brazilian rhythms, jazz vocals and acoustic instrumentation. The result is a stellar combination of old-school jazz crooning with modern dancefloor beats.
FILE UNDER: house, acidjazz, chillout, electronica, nujazz
DETAILS:4 mp3s encoded at 320 kbps 44.1 kHz stereo. | Total runtime: 19:28
DOWNLOAD: Get the EP as a zip file of VBR MP3s (45 MB) from Archive.org | Individual tracks after the jump
(qd-4226) Clone - Live at Crateri
[QD-4226] : CLONE : Live At Crateri (album)
Recorded at the now-defunct Crateri Caffe Lounge in Quezon City in May of 2004, LIVE AT CRATERI is a 45-minute live set of CLONE’s unique brand of jazzy originals and demented instrumentals, going from soulful vocal house songs care of vocalist Ria Mariano, to abstract electro jams to latin house fever with percussionist Andre Quimpo. Be prepared to encounter beats to dance to, and grooves to chill with.
CLONE’s LIVE AT CRATERI personnel:
Lionel Valdellon: laptop running Reason, Oxygen8.
Karlo Samson:Korg Electribes, Yamaha QY30, Boss SP202.
Andre Quimpo: congas, clave, triangle, tamborine.
Ria Mariano: vocals.
FILE UNDER: chill house, nu-jazz, dance, downtempo, lighter than the Brand New Heavies, more tropical than Miguel Migs
DETAILS: 11 seamless MP3s. 192 kbps. 44.1khz stereo.
DOWNLOAD: Get entire album as zip file (63.2 MB) – via Archive.org | Individual tracks after the jump
(qd-4218) David Chen - Down With the New
[QD-4218] : DAVID CHEN: Down WIth The New (EP)
Down With The New is David Chen’s second album and first collection of electronic-flavored music tracks. He combines elements of jazz, house, J-pop, Latin, and jam band, fusing them into a wicked combination of insane solos, and frenzied beats that no General MIDI sequencist would dare dream up. This is electronica/jazz fusion for the schizophrenic, at times lush and at times jagged.
FILE UNDER: nu-jazz, electronica, acid jazz, extreme General MIDI whiz-bangery, not your daddy’s jazz fusion
DETAILS: 5 MP3s, encoded at: 128 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Released: January 15, 2005
DOWNLOAD: Get the album as a ZIP FILE (32.2 MB) – Archive.org | Individual tracks after the jump
(qd-4215) The Foreign Agents - Glimpse + Forever
[QD-4215] : THE FOREIGN AGENTS: Glimpse + Forever (EP)
Soothing, blissful downtempo grooves by a cosmopolitan duo with refined tastes in music and ambience. Perfect for grooving to at night on the beach, or head-nodding while sipping a drink at a lounge. Think of this as adult contemporary electronica. The Foreign Agents is a collective, sharing a sonic vision of deep dubbed-out downtempo, broken beats, jazz, and a twist of soul. Founder and New York-based producer De Rigueur (Mike Reger) collaborates on these recordings with Washington DC-based vocalist mcTHC (Cecille Chen).
FILE UNDER: acid jazz, downtempo, more sultry than Sade, more world than Anggun, think early Morcheeba, or Mono.
DETAILS: 2 MP3s, encoded at: 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Released: December 15, 2004
DOWNLOAD: Get the EP as a ZIP FILE ( 12.6 MB)- Archive.org| Individual tracks after the jump
(qd-4209) Acid42 - Downtampuhan
[QD-4209] : ACID42 : Downtampuhan (EP)
Acid42 (aka Lionel Valdellon) offers his latest downtempo EP which combines chill house, acid jazz, ambient and a little world/ethnic flavor in Downtampuhan, a 5 track output which carries a lot of jazzy electric piano and groovy electronic rhythms. In this EP, Acid42 shares the soundtracks he has created to deal with loss and longing.
FILE UNDER: “cruder than” Dorfmeister, more chocolatey than Tosca, more depressed than Fila Brazilia, downtempo, chillout, lounge, worldbeat, ethnotronica, world
DETAILS: 5 MP3s, encoded at: 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Released: October 10, 2004
DOWNLOAD: Get the EP as a ZIP FILE (40.67 MB) – via Mediafire
Individual tracks and the complete liner notes after the jump.
(qd-4203) Acid42 - Holy Weak
[QD-4203] : ACID42 : Holy Weak (EP)
A 5-track EP mixing acid jazz, IDM, house, and breakbeats into a stew of music that is headphone candy. The music on this EP took one year to finish, was finished on Holy Week of 2004 and became Acid42’s spiritual catharsis of sorts. It’s a combination of muzak and lush textured funkiness. Plus a smashing breakbeat remix of “Beast Of Babylon” by Silverfilter.
From the EP’s liner notes: “And I’ve finally been able to work past the initial emotional defensiveness to finish these sketches and release them to you. Not exactly in the hopes that you believe in what I believe, but in the hopes that you find your own creative endeavor which exorcises your personal pain.”
FILE UNDER:acid jazz, breakbeat, downtempo, electro, nu-jazz
DETAILS: 5 MP3s encoded at 128 kbps, 44.1khz, stereo.
DOWNLOAD: Get the entire album via Bandcamp (for the price of your email) | Or: Individual tracks after the jump
(qd-4201) Acid42 feat. Cholo Mallillin - Home in You
[QD-4201] : ACID42 FEAT. CHOLO MALLILLIN : Home In You (single)
A moving tribute to marriage and lasting relationships in 2 flavors: frenetic drum&bass, and funky acid jazz. The song was commissioned by Mon Guinto for the birthday of his wife Karen in 2004. Lyrics, music and production by Acid42 (Lionel Valdellon) with vocals by Cholo Mallillin.
FILE UNDER: drum and bass, acid jazz, nu-jazz, vocals, love song
DETAILS: 2 MP3s encoded at 128 kbps, 44.1 khz stereo
DOWNLOAD: Get the single as a ZIP FILE (11 MB) via Mediafire | Individual tracks after the jump