Lofi vibe starter from Australia's Gold Coast

If you like your beats hazy, vibey and irresistibly musical, then Australian producer ‘Darks’ is definitely someone who should be on your radar. Hailing from the sunny eastern shores of Australia’s ‘Gold Coast’, Darks’ music is combination of laid back synth-driven soundscapes and nostalgia-tinged aesthetics.

Utilizing a variety of both digital and analog tools in the studio, the young producer creates head bobbing dancefloor tunes that are versatile enough to also flick on for those chill evenings at home.

Case in point, the breezy dancefloor heater that is ‘Fade in and Out’ released earlier this month on Melbourne imprint Clipp Art. It’s 5 minutes of tape washed ‘Gold Coast’ vibes, surfing the pixelated waves on that cruisey 303 bassline with soft pads slowly rolling beachward.

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Synth-rich slow house from Berlin's- Brigade

Berlin producer/DJ duo Brigade release new single "From Dogs We Come", an entrancing synth-heavy groove which takes the listener on a meandering journey through primal beats and muted guitars. 

Moving past Berlin's standard fare of industrial techno and monochrome fashion, Brigade's music is a breath of fresh air in the creatively saturated German capital. Performing spontaneous and funky livesets the duo's music is jazzy, eclectic, and just plain fun.

As an active part of the Berlin based 'Keller' label family, Brigade maintains a steady schedule of creative collaborations and live performances. The creative collective shares the mantra of 'Breaking down the barriers between melodic techno and deep house, our releases explore the unknown territories of sound.' 

Aside from Keller, Brigade has also released on a number of quality German imprints such as Parquet Recordings, 3000 Grad, and now also Majestic Casual. 

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An Acid House Rollercoaster from Japan's CD Hata and Koyas

Japanese producer Koyas and his Tokyo-based label 'Psymatics' continue their eclectic collaboration series with a fresh creative amalgamation for the third instalment. This time welcoming experienced producer and multi-instrumentalist: CD Hata. 

Hata serves as the synth player, producer, and remix director for the well-known Japanese psychedelic jam band 'Dachambo.' Formed in 2001, the band's free form live jams, deep tribal rhythms and energetic stage presence has made them a festival favourite in Japan. In addition to his participation in the band, CD Hata also works on his solo production and DJ projects, which has brought him to festivals and club events around the world.

Koyas is a producer, DJ, and label owner based in Tokyo. He manages the label 'Psymatics' which releases a variety of electronic music with an emphasis on spontaneous live creation. Koyas is also one of the first Ableton certified trainers in Japan and runs Ableton Meetup Tokyo; a regular producers' meetup that features guest speakers and workshops. In addition to his active duties as a trainer and organizer, Koyas has released on quality Japanese imprints such as Jet Set, Third ear, Grand Gallery and more. 

'Spring Lover' is a reconstructed recording of a hardware-drive session from the 2 experienced producers. Showcasing the live, spontaneous nature of the collaboration, the track's acid bassline chugs ahead like a locomotive while live synth solos and eclectic effects bring further flavour to the sonic framework. 

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Lush Lofi from Misc. Inc and Leavv

Based in Dresden, Germany Misc. Inc creates dreamy, chilled out soundscapes perfect for studying, reflecting or relaxing. Starting out making beats in 2012, the young producer took cues from some of his favourite lofi artists such as bsd.u, Tycho, and Jinsang. Now, 6 years later, Misc displays a complexity and confidence in his music well beyond his years. 

The Misc. Inc sound combines organic, soulful elements with crisp sound design and groove-infused, infectious beats. Never one to settle within a comfortable niche, Marc is always striving to improve his sound and broaden his horizons. This pursuit often leads him to new, exciting collaborations resulting in music that is more than the sum of its parts. 

His Oblivion EP is a great example of this collaborative approach. Joined by fellow countryman, Leavv, the 2-track release features dusty chords, soothing rhythms and organic atmospheres. 

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New gallery- Ohm 5

The fifth instalment of our live pa series "Ohm" was an intimate evening of live electronic music in a loft overlooking Gastown in Vancouver, Canada. 

With performances from-
Scott MFR , Ian M , Heuristics, Tokiomi, Segue and, Qoqo Roboqs. 

Visuals from Chris Shier, Arya Hawker and TEV13. 

⚡️ Check out the full gallery!