Foggy Nights, by Tabi

From the Inner Ocean Records Lofi Snack Series comes this lovely little EP by beatmaker Tabi Foggy Nights.

The 3-track bedroom beat project is a groovy little package – dusty beats laced with sweet, melancholy emotion. A little bit worn and crackly like all good chillhop is, these tunes will be at home in any number of “Late Night Study” playlists, and that’s a good thing! I have a personal affinity for little guitar riffs like the ones used in the title track Foggy Nights, lingering in my head for days after listening.

Of course the small EP leaves us wanting more – I have personally given these three tracks over a dozen plays each, simply because the project is so replay-able. Though this is Tabi‘s first release on Inner Ocean, let’s hope we get more from this mellow producer. I personally would not mind a thick beat-tape of these songs, maybe even a cassette drop!

You can pick up the EP today from Inner Ocean’s Bandcamp Page – with a $60 Dollar Subscription getting you all the Lofi Snack Series as they drop along with the rest of their amazing catalog and other sweet perks!


LoFi Beats, by CLOUDWARMER

From New York Jazz-Hop Duo CLOUDWARMER comes this lovely long-playing beat tape – LoFi Beats.

Self released at the beginning of May, 2022 – LoFi Beats lives up to its namesake, packing 16 dusty instrumentals into its hefty runtime. The sounds themselves are classic yet diverse – we hear the duo seamlessly blend orchestral passages with chopped drums and foggy horns. Put simply, the bass booms and the beat slaps!

I feel transported back in time to the heyday of beatstrumentals on Soundcloud and Bandcamp – the late 2000’s saw a rabid flourishing of lofi, crusty boom-bap beat tapes from the likes of Boom Baptist, All These Fingers and Gloam. I have a personal affinity for this type of beat tape – sleek samples paired with classic percussion patterns, stirring together to create a relaxing yet nostalgic mood.

Even better about this release – the mad lads decided to unleash these puppies under a Creative Commons license – making these little beats PERFECT bumpers for your next YouTube project or even potential for remixing! We have to give love and respect to anyone who unleashes music in this most creative manner.

Grab the beat-tape now via CLOUDWARMERS Bandcamp page – be sure to explore the rest of CLOUDWARMERS excellent projects while you’re over there.

Thumb & Kid 1, by emptybrother7 & MJC

Thumb & Kid Vol. 1 is a tight and tasty little beat-tape created by EmptyBrother7 and MJC, presented by FilthyBroke Recordings.

The tape is packed with dusty and delicious beats, with lots of treats packed into the 20 minute runtime. Often the tracks draw from diverse sonic palette, combining elements of lofi chillhop, boom-bap, old school hip hop and psychedelia in a smooth yet raw blend. Tracks like Soul in LoFi are spectacularly produced with warm and fuzzy vibes. Finishing off with a timeless sounding track Riders Of The Night featuring some great guitar sounds.

The project is out now on Bandcamp and streaming platforms!

彡 ÅıཞᏋ ξξξξ, by Usagi Acid

Luscious atmospherics and hyperchill beats from the ever-ethereal Usagi Acid. Wandering between strange atmospheric rhythms, textural drones and stacks on stacks of dense surreal sonic imagery. Blissful and ambitious while remaining relaxed and content. So much diversity packed within 3 tracks it could almost drive you to madness! But alas, it does not – its a lush and supremely satisfying listen that has left me wanting more and more! Luckily you can explore the whole discography for a wealth of amazing creative projects.

The Lost Tapes, by Rei Low

Fresh and fascinating sounds from Rei Low, brought to us by the Holojamz crew – seemingly a collection of what might be considered *B-Sides* (please correct me if I am wrong). Rei explores many different styles and genres on this release which is to be expected from such a release – however the variety lends perfectly to the chaotic raw style presented, with the tracklist jumping around to showcase influences of hip-hop and jungle with a touch of vaportrap. If these were indeed “Lost Tapes”, b-sides or tracks that didn’t make other albums – regardless, I am glad Rei Low decided to package them up and release them for us, as it’s a very nice collection of sounds and worth listen.

Off the Goop! by Sloe

Off the Goop! is a full length album by producer Sloe – conceptual, experimental, and quite satisfying. Rooted in a fictional universe with strange creatures and mysterious purple goo, the project has quite the unique flavor beyond the artwork and concept. The sounds themselves are a splendid hybrid of wonky future beats, vaportrap and experimental electronics. Massively satisfying in so many ways from the slapping beats to the hazy melodies. Be sure to pick this one up on Bandcamp and support the artist – with the BC version featuring 3 bonus tracks, you’d be crazy NOT to!

maingot., by maingot.

The Rust Music presents a lovely Debut self-titled EP by maingot. – lush beatstrumentals with pure classic vibes. Big sounds throwing back to the early 2000’s channeling flavors of Dilla, boom bap and NYC hip hop – funky, dusty and deliciously downtempo. It’s lovely chillhop with just enough edge to set it apart – opting for more true hip hop flavors than timid “lofi beats to study to” style. Though these tracks will certainly fit in any playlist of the like, it’s refreshing to hear a more direct and oldschool approach to instrumentals. Looking forward to hearing what maingot. has for us next!

Perspectives, by Laffey

Lovely chill-hop beats for your mellow morning from producer Laffey. Brought to us by Inner Ocean Records – this 5 track EP smacks softly with delicious beats and intoxicating melodies. Some beautiful guitar and piano work here, lots of subtle treats to make you smile. Flow has got to be my favorite track for this reason – it’s got a perfect beat, peppered with sublime reversed guitar riffs, all sitting on top of the most mellow keys possible. Perfect listen for slow mornings or rainy nights…

Fresh Batch – October 7th, 2019

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It’s a new month and time for a Fresh Batch! We have gathered some premium underground sounds for you this time, wrapping up the last of what September has to offer and looking into the spooky future of October! With Halloween themes and compilations on the horizon, we are sure to be treated to some dark sounds this coming season…


COMING SOON

10/18 – Regime of Calm, by Cacero Lazo (Submarine Broadcasting Company) Experimental Ambient


OUT NOW

BOYFEROX, by PRISM LITE
Released by DMT Tapes FL
Beat Tape / Lo-Fi / Hip Hop

271-RSP, by matthew bertram
Released by Illuminated Paths
Lo-Fi / Ambient / Score

Outsource International (Various Artists)
Released by Eternal Vibes
Vaporwave / Eccojams / Post-Vapor

R e w i n d, by Flávio La Barre
Released by B O G U S // Collective
Chillwave / Vaporsynth / Synthfunk

Fix Me, by EchoDDT + TJ Max
Released by DMT Tapes FL
Synthwave / Synth Pop / Post Vaporwave

無限の中であなたと, by P U D E R P O L L I
Released by Æscape Sounds
Eccojams / Slushwave / Outsider Ambient

BLESS Vol.3 (Various Artists)
Released by Inner Ocean Records
Lo-fi Hip Hop / Chillhop / Beat Tape

Smoke Recitation, by Coppice Halifax
Self Released
Ambient Techno / Minimal / Dub Techno

Mistral, by Procedural Braindance
Released by Recycled Plastics
Experimental Techno / Glitch / Analog

memory allocation, by emotional intelligence
Released by night coverage
Signalwave / Outsider Ambient / Plunderphonics

命の息 (Breath of Life), by 汽≈
Released by Seikomart
Vapordrone / Dark Ambient / Deconstructed

新時代球体, by マクロドリンク
Released by Fireflower Foundation
Drone / Ambient / Vapordrone

Magicicada, by Gut Fauna
Released by Ingrown Records
New Age / Freak Folk / Experimental

I Am Death, by Princess Commodore 64
Released by Hairs aBlazin’
Dark Ambient / Experimental / Vapordrone

MELTED TEETH, by ☯STΔRMΣLTΞЯ☯ & မိန်းမတပိုင်းငါးတပိုင်းအံသွား
Released by B O G U S // Collective
Experimental / Noise / Drone


NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBELOTRAX

VEVARO, by Nkujarks
Abstract / IDM / Bass

FRESH GHOST, by SELVEDGE

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Vivarium Recordings has been a powerhouse these past few months – churning out interesting electronics and vaporsounds from inspired artists – and this one is no exception. FRESH GHOST is a full-length experimental beat album by SELVEDGE that dropped towards the end of August. The 12 tracks boast a massive vibe of analog textures and pure energy. Buzzing bass and hissing synths pierce through the mundane blur of normal life – as you fall into a ghostly netherworld occupied by glitching spirits and noisy beasts!

Satisfyingly sloppy and raw, I adore this sound and look forward to more from SELVEDGE in the future – pick this one up today at name-your-own-price on bandcamp! Or support the label and get this one plus the whole Vivarium discography (24 RECORDS!?!) for only ONE DOLLAR (WUT>!>??!)