There’s this homie that we kick it with that goes by Nicoteenbuzz, and he’s one of our most trusted organic sources for legit new jams of the independent electronic ilk. He has a real nose for a wide variety of experimental jams, trading in everything from super radio friendly indietronic stuff like Passion Pit to the work of obscure bedroom vaporwavers like Computer Dreams. No one real person has been more instrumental in the creation of Tiananmen Square Dance than the man behind Nicoteenbuzz (and many, many other pseudonyms over the years). With that in mind, we’d like to give special attention to his latest free mix, the NICOTEENBUZZ JUNE 13 MIXTAPE. Featuring several new singles along with a handful of tried-and-true favorites, the many isolated strains resulting from that seminal summer of 2010 are all briefly represented here on Nicoteenbuzz’s latest free offering. Come for Clams Casino’s dark underground hip-hop and Wasted Nights’ nostalgic VHS-wave and stay for Com Truise’s warped synthwave and Ice Cream Social’s bite-size splashes of 64-bit synesthesiæ. Do tha right thing, and grab a free download of NICOTEENBUZZ JUNE 13 MIXTAPE. Afterwards, follow our good buddy on Twitter for more good recommendations.
Heart Beats Black - Mirror Kisses from Heartbeats
Synesthesiæ Films is not only our single favorite Youtube channel, but is also the creator of the official music videos for many of our favorite artists. Utilizing retro found footage and heavy visual editing, Synesthesiæ Films crafts nostalgic video montages for the vintage vibes purveyed by acts like 18 Carat Affair, Holy Other, Klockhaus, and many more. Periodically, they’ll put together a very short “station ID”, melding a choice cut from some lucky VHS-wave artist with washed out footage or decades old vector art. Do tha right thing, and enjoy these teasers created by Synesthesiæ Films, and then subscribe to their Youtube channel for more creative visual insight into the best of today’s electronic acts. You can even download their podcast mixtapes, deemed “Colourcasts”, at their Soundcloud page.
Music: Culture Voyage - “Digital Stargate”
Music: Com Truise - “Colorvision”
Music: Bibio - “Vertical Helical Stan”
Music: Letherette - “Montego Fuzz”