Heady | adj. \’he-dē \

1. tending to intoxicate or make giddy or elated.
2. marked by or showing good judgment.
3. intellectually stimulating or demanding.

Nov 182014

Not much else can be desired from the Greek beatmaker mononome, a versatile musical craftsman who repeatedly delivers slates of lush and textured trip-hop/abstract hip-hop productions. Splicing and composing his musical narratives on an Akai MPC 2500, mononome swings a deep, emotive and melancholic groove into the base of his latest compilation ‘Tale Of The Phoenix’. The six track release comes filled with many of mononome’s signature drum sequencing patterns, warm basslines, dusty horn samples and vocal bits, as heard throughout ‘From The Ashes’. Pick apart the compilation in bits and pieces, or allow the rhythmic and emotive progression of the album carry you into a contemplative musical state.

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 Posted by on November 18, 2014 Album/EP, Chill, Downtempo Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jun 162014

It is without question that Kill Emil has risen to become one of more talented beatmakers fromGreece. We have had the pleasure of featuring several of his releases on this thread, and this month we take that pleasure once again as Kill Emil is celebrating the release of his third album, ‘Lights & Shadows’.

Out now on Beatquick, ‘Lights & Shawdows’ is a multi-faceted compilation that delicately illustrates a captivating musical narrative, cycling from dark and melancholic moods to uptempo and elated grooves. Hashfinger and Kill Emil’s fellow Greek countryman mononome make an appearance on the album, adding a two complimentary and tantalizing releases to the solo-album. Arguably one of Kill Emil’s most manicured and well-crafted release, ‘Lights & Shawdows’ provides a new, life-enriching elixir for the downtempo, trip-hop community to guzzle up for an eternity,

Download Here

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Jan 132014

This is too smooth to snooze. mononome has returned with a lengthy freebie production that’ll inundate your senses with a rich and lush combination of soothing beats, hypnotic, jazz flavored melodies, and elegant samples. The Greek beatmaker has been leading the frontier in his respective style and if there is any certainty surrounding his status, it’s that he will continue to be a prominent presence this year.

Download ‘We Forgot To Be’ Here

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 Posted by on January 13, 2014 Chill, Downtempo Tagged with: , , ,
Jul 252013

Steadily pushing out some of the best sounds in the trip-hop and downtempo arena, Beatquick has illuminated itself as a label that prides itself on promoting the sounds of profoundly talented beatmakers from across the globe. We’ve had the pleasure of sharing various releases from the label, namely mononome’s flawless ‘Come Close‘ compilation and Yegor Cergei peerless ‘Hip Hope‘ album, and to add to that list, today we bring you the eleventh release on Beatquick, ‘Remixed Business’.

A compilation devoted to remixing Kill Emil’s ‘Risky Business’, which you can check out below, ‘Remixed Business’ is an incredible assortment of polished remixes, beautifully shuffling through an array of soulful jazzy soundscapes, soothing, hip-hop influenced drumwork, world-class harmonies, emotive and sedative instrumental passages, all crafted by some of the most talents minds in the trip-hop/downtempo arena. A released meant to be savored from measure to measure, ‘Remixed Business’ hits with an irresistibly delectable musical flavor.

 Posted by on July 25, 2013 Album/EP, Chill, Downtempo Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Jul 062013

A congregation of three “like-minded” music visionaries, Wax Triptych is a trio founded by trip-hop producers Jenova 7, Mononome, and Mr.Moods, who have collectively given birth to some of the smoothest and intricate instrumental productions in recent times. A track off their most recent album, ‘A Tale Of 3 Heads‘, ‘Moonlight Vibe’ resonates with an engulfing ambiance, inundating the senses with soulful, rusty vocals, decades old, funk-driven instrumental leads , and seductive, tranquil percussive passages. A track to be appreciated on every level, ‘Moonlight Vibe’ is an exquisite composition that merely gives a glimpse at the greatness of the compilation it was featured on. Snag it up for free below and be sure to check out the remainder of ‘A Tale Of 3 Heads‘ on Bandcamp.

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 Posted by on July 6, 2013 Chill, Downtempo Tagged with: , , , , ,
Dec 052012

It’s an anomaly to find a compilation such as this one, where each track is absolutely flawless in every sense. Not too long ago, mononome, the sample-based producer from Greece dropped this incredibly fresh EP that is packed with smooth, riveting beats that bring a new meaning to the word ‘chill’. Drawing all his sounds from vinyl samples using absolutely no digital instruments, ‘Come Close’ is a fusion of soul and jazzy based grooves lined with evocative and moving musical ingredients that give birth to numerous deep,”rusty” sounding trip-hop jams that are perfectly suited for a late night atmosphere, and any environment for that matter. Seriously, for those who like to lounge and indulge in relaxing but engaging sounds, mononome’s latest EP is a must have package that can be continuously played from beginning to end so sit back, pack it up, grab the Bic© and let your mind wander into the most enchanting realm of your imagination.

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 Posted by on December 5, 2012 Album/EP, Chill Tagged with: , , , , ,