Daily Archives: March 10, 2011

Strands : Strands [MUSIC]

Strands Cover Art

Strands aka Steve Shannon. Steve is a Dublin-based producer and musician who has played with Halfset and recorded albums by Babybeef, Cap Pas Cap and Groom, and Strands is his first venture into releasing his own music.

Check out 4 remixes of Stands track Chow Bell

http://strands.bandcamp.com/album/chow-bell-remixed

Follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/strandsmusic

By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Daithi – Embrace E​.​P [NEW MUSIC]

Sleep Like A Stone Cover Art

The Embrace E.P was recorded in the Forge Studio Galway, produced and engineered by David Phelan of The Lost Chord. True to Daithí’s live style, the E.P was recorded using a looped method; each sound is a separate loop, mixed together to create a precise and melodic piece of music. The end result is energetic, catchy instrumentals, with electronic, indie and traditional irish influences rolled into each tune.

The E.P was mastered by Nilesh Patel at the Exchange in london, whose previous mastering works include artists such as Friendly Fires, The XX, Digitalism, Justice, Crystal Castles, and Daft Punk’s Homework and Da Funk to mention but a few.

By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Odd Future Get’s Signed Skit [VIDEO]

For a second there we thought that Tyler the Creator and Odd Future were about to take the sell-out route and sign to a major label. Turns out that it was only Tyler that signed with Independent label XL Recordings. So to clear any of the rumors up this young hiphop crew teamed up with FunnyOrDie and created a little video skit of their own to give the world some insight on how Odd Future feels about the mainstream labels as a group. This is absolutely hilarious.

Homeboi – “Shrimps” [MUSIC]

Here is the title song off of the recently debuted “Shrimps” EP on BeatPort from German producer Homeboi. This album was released early February and really kills it but this is the only track you can purchase without having any remixers. The originality alone puts this song on a totally different level as the rest from the EP. Check it out

EJ Von Lyrik – Artist Background [VIDEO]

EJ Von Lyrik is from Mitchell Plains, a township on the Cape Flats of Cape Town and has been producing her own instrumentals since 2001.  She is a strong proponent of the power of music for inspiration, thus her lyrics are filled with positive messages.  By her eclectic mix of funk, hip hop and reggae she believes her music reaches a more diverse audience.  Check out this video to see a more detailed background of this artist in her own words.  You can also stream her music here.

By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC