Robot Koch - The Other Side

I don't know why I didn't heard about Robot Koch before. Did you? If not, you should give it a hear. I discovered him few weeks ago through my new awesome Spotify premium account, which keeps telling me that he is currently my favorite artist. I therefore felt like I had to publish some of his work on the blog.

Robot's sound is mysterious and brings together elements of Hip Hop, Bass, Trip Hop and Psychedelic music. If I had to name it, I may give it a shot with something like 'post-futuristic-chillstep', but what really matters is that the LP is fully enjoyable from the start to the end, and will give your mind a beautiful spiritual trip after the end of the world.

The album has been pretty well reviewed by the specialized press :
"Wonderful and strange pop music from the future" -John Peel (BBC) ; 
“One of Europe`s finest producers of the beat generation“ -Low End Theory ; 
“Music for a modern age that has rarely sounded so good” – Boomkat

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Dourfestival 2012 - Mixcloud sets

Dourfestival is starting tomorrow! Best festival in Belgium, in my opinion, that made me discover real music 12 years ago. Electro, dubstep, reggae, hip hop, indie, and lots more. Voted best festival in the world for discoveries by LastFM users this year, it partnered with Mixcloud to presents artists on the 2012 edition. Here are some of the mixes. Few hours of good music below!
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Sweatshop Union - Leisure Gang

I am quite picky with music submissions to my blog, but this is a good one. Check out Sweatshop Union, a hip hop crew from Canada. Creative, heavy beats and great flows. Sharing their music for free. I like that. Keep it up, guys!

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Staff Benda Bilili - Tres Tres Fort (2011)

Critically acclaimed by the press, Tres Tres Fort is for sure an album not to miss from 2011. Staff Benda Bilili is a group formed by homeless and disabled polio victims living in the grounds of Kinshasa Zoo. Their music combines reggae, rumba, soul and funk with traditional African rhythms as accessibly and joyously as Bob Marley or Buena Vista Social Club. The songs were recorded out in the open, using a dozen microphones, a MacBook and a 100m extension cord fraudulously connected to a deserted refreshment bar nearby. A inspiring movie about Staff Benda Bilili has recently been released.

"Even if the tale so far of Staff Benda Bilili wasn’t such an inspiring one, Très Très Fort still wouldn’t fail to melt the coldest of hearts… incredible." -HMV Choice

Support Staff Benda Bilili and get the album, they deserve it!

Staff Benda Bilili - Tres Tres Fort by Yves Taquet on Grooveshark

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