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Demolee - Stars Falling (qd-4264)

(qd-4264) Demolee - Stars Falling

[qd-4264] Demolee – Stars Falling

Downtempo never sounded so smooth. What Manila-based producer Demolee does in his first full-length album, Stars Falling, is to  create pretty fairy tales of melody and unhurried beats. The resulting 10-track album is chock full of jazzy relaxation that transcends country borders. Think Cafe del Manila instead of Cafe del Mar. Think of lazy breezes, meandering road trips, and star gazing on hot summer nights and you get the point.  Demolee (aka Franco Madrid) once again proves that electronic music software doesn’t always have to churn out banging beats.

FILE UNDER: downtempo, ambient
DETAILS: 10 mp3s encoded at VBR (approx 320 kbps), 44.1 kHz stereo | Remix on track 10 produced by Cyril Sorongon (Silverfilter) | Album Art courtesy of Troll Del Castillo aka Bleedingboy|Soundtrack (diadelacapricornus.tumblr.com)
DOWNLOAD: Download the entire album in a single zip file. (Archive.org) | Individual tracks after the jump

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ElectronicaManila Logo

ElectronicaManila:One is one in a series of releases by the Philippine collective of electronic musicians known as ElectronicaManila. The materials in this compilation have been contributed by the members of EM and showcase everything from house and techno, to DNB, breakbeat, downtempo, and broken beat. 25 tracks of blissful headphone candy and dancefloor tunes.

Originally released under AstigRecords, this compilation is being re-released under QED Records in preparation for future EM releases. Enjoy the electronic sounds of the Philippines!

Download album as a VBR ZIP file (189 MB) from Archive.org
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Email interview with Demolee. September 10, 2008.

Where do you find the next generation of downtempo music producers in the Philippines? In I.T. companies apparently. One of them just happens to be Franco Madrid, also known as Demolee, a product specialist who sweats and breathes chillout music.  Though he won’t tell us what product he masters, we do know that in his free time, he’s mastering tracks for his solo project Demolee and his live group Flavours and Caffeine (FNC). The best part is, even before he learned how to make electronic music, he was already downloading from QED Records. Which is a nice way of showing that web 2.0 is making producers out of all consumers — though not all of us are as talented as this guy.

Demolee at the keyboard

Demolee playing live at the FFashion Art Gallery opening. Photo by JC.

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(qd-4249) Various Artists: Basics - The ElectronicaManila General MIDI Project

(qd-4249) Various Artists: Basics - The ElectronicaManila General MIDI Project

ElectronicaManila is a collective of active musicians and producers of Philippine descent, who were brought together by a mailing list of the same name in 2001, and have since gone on to produce shows, albums, projects and this compilation.

BASICS is a project that spawned from the idea: come up with one song using only the general MIDI set of instruments, and pool together the results for a compilation. What you have here is a collection of idiosyncratic grooves ranging from techno to ambient that capture the distinct flavor of ElectronicaManila.

DETAILS: Eight MP3s at 256-320 kbps.44.1kHz stereo. |Total Running Time: 32:53| Released: April 20, 2008.

DOWNLOAD: Entire album as a zip file (71.6 MB).
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(qd-4246) Demolee - A World in Slow Motion

(qd-4246) Demolee - A World in Slow Motion

[QD-4246] Demolee : A World in Slow Motion

Demolee is smooth. And by that, we mean his music. In an effort to create some stuttering drum-n-bass, he instead coughed up four tracks of suave sophisticated downtempo. And now he claims he that was his original intention. Whatever the case may be, A World In Slow Motion is a jazzy trip through nocturnal cityscapes with arms wide open.

FILE UNDER: downtempo, chillout, drum&bass
DETAILS: Four MP3s at 192 kbps.44.1kHz stereo. | Total Running Time: 18:40. | Released: Good Friday. March 21, 2008.
DOWNLOAD: Entire EP as a zip file (25.7 MB)– from Archive.org
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(qd-4243) Acid42 -Logue

(qd-4243) Acid42 -Logue

[qd-4243] Acid42 – Logue

It’s sometimes surprising how periods of darkness give birth to so much light. Acid42’s Logue EP is a collection of hopeful and melodic synthpop/electronica informed by 1980s new wave and minimal chord patterns, but born out of a dark period of loss and longing. Catharsis in melody, hope in creation, urban melancholiain the extreme, but spiritual reinvigoration as well. Included in the release are 3 remixes by fellow QED artists DemoLee and Evo Evolver. And created especially for this release are 3 variant covers by Multimedia Artist from the De La Salle College of St .Benilde: Rico Tecson, Jerome Marco and Drei Bustos.

FILE UNDER: new wave, synthpop, electronica, downtempo
DETAILS: Six MP3s at 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Total Running Time: 27:55 | Released: May 26, 2007
DOWNLOAD: Entire EP as a single ZIP FILE (37.78 MB)– from Archive.org | Individual tracks after the jump

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