Last updated on April 2nd, 2020 at 12:20 am
[UPDATE 8] Let‘s buy music from our favourite artists & musicians and help the local scene during the quarantine
So far 2020 seems to be a game-changer for the music and arts scene, but more importantly, for the people within it. With the recent news of force majeure and quarantine, we are encouraged to stay indoors. During this time the entire cultural industry is completely shut down, and a lot of artists are facing an uncertain period with challenging perspectives. Here you can read the viewpoints of Cosmjn, Dragutesku, Dubphone, Miss I, Mihai Popoviciu, Paula Dunker, Primarie and Saboar.
In these hard times, the alternative culture needs to stay stronger than ever. One way to support your favourite artists is to go on their Bandcamp pages and buy the music you appreciate.
Here is a list containing eleven tracks (in no particular order), recently uploaded by Ada Kaleh, Arapu, Andrei Ciubuc, Bucurie, Cally, Cosmjn, Direkt, Dragutesku, Dragosh, Dragomir, Dudley Strangeways, Ema Remedi, Emi, Faster, Floog, Herck, IULY.B, Incolor, Kozo, Lizz, Lumieux, Leftback, Melodie, Mihigh, Priku, Pîrvu, Paul K, RQZ, Rares Romanov, Stomping Grounds, Tijn, Tripmastaz, Triptil, Unisson, Vlad Arapasu and Vid, Vincentiulian on their Bandcamp pages.
Faster – Unshared electrons 1000
Cosmjn – xx#03
Eu și cu ăsta (Kozo & Andrei Ciubuc) – Social Distancing LP
MC – nu staț la balcoane LP
Mihigh – p e s c a d e r o
Kozo – indoor stuff
Lizz – Difuzz1 album
Emi aka Visul lucid – Easy like a Sunday spring (‘13 – ‘14)
Pîrvu – Doamna EP
Tripmastaz – Sour Diesel
“I made this track yesterday, mixed and mastered it and decided to give away as a present for my today’s birthday. Yes, it’s free. And the pic is a funny present from my friends for my last year’s birthday.” – Tripmastaz
Ema Remedi aka The Tellurian Experience
Stomping Grounds records
IULY.B – Wisdom Sharing
“I felt it’s the appropriate time to share some slightly different projects of mine, which can have a better impact while listening at home rather than at a party.” – IULY.B
Discover more and buy the tracks at Bandcamp
The composition kicks in with a solid minimalistic drumming sequence that will merge with various micropatterns and subtle glitches throughout, making the whole thing sound like a complex mechanism. Flowing at a steady pace, the track also features a heavily modulated vocal sample that takes the lead from time to time, adding a mysterious oscillation to the pulsating rhythm.
“I decided to release a few of the tracks that I recorded in the last two years, on Bandcamp. These are tracks that I really enjoy and that I worked on in different key moments, such as after a night out or after a few hours in the company of the people who inspire me.” – Lumieux
The material also contains two other tracks, namely “Neverending” and “Moments Of Time”, both providing some serious minimal vibes designed with engaging percussion, bleeps and glitches, melodic synth arrangements and alluring vocal samples.
Grab your copy of Unreleased Work Vol. 2 from here.
The track reveals a dreamy sound dimension designed with progressive influences and uncanny arrangements, ready to delight any dancefloor. The percussive pattern features a prominent snare and a solid bassline that flow steadily over bright ever-evolving background textures and numerous synth notes while leaving room for spacious build-ups.
Nostromo EP will soon be available in a limited number of vinyl copies so make sure you grab yours from here.
Floog – Further Bonanza
“Further Bonanza, one of the anticipated tracks from my Trommel Podcast, now available for download.” – Floog
Various Artists – Uvar LTD 003 2×12” [UVAR]
Romanian record label UVAR released this VA compilation featuring well-known local and international artists in 2019. The music is provided by Suciu, under his Sushi moniker, VincentIulian, Giuliano Lomonte, Robert Apetrei, Cally, Wareika, Barut and Qili. Delivering colourful minimalistic house and techno rhythms, the VA takes the listener on a delightful journey through modern electronic soundscapes.
Download all tracks here
Paul K – forthreeone
Recently released, on February 25, 2020, forthreeone produced by Paul K got our attention quickly.
Here is the download link.
Ada Kaleh – Nedeslușit în amurg EP [Ada Kaleh România]
“A few goodies up on my Bandcamp page!” – Ada Kaleh
Vid – Oncewas
Anticipating the 11th release on An|dromeda imprint, local artist Sorin Rastoaca aka Vid drops a fresh and deep minimalistic cut in the form of “Oncewas”.
An independent release available through his Bandcamp page.
Rares Romanov – Lunea rythm
Rares Romanov is a DJ and producer that stands out in the new wave of artists coming from our country, always delivering memorable selections at parties and top-quality materials when it comes to music-making. His distinct approach to modern electronic dance music gained him a lot of support from renowned names in the scene, as well as from people who enjoy his sets.
A few of his production can listen here.
Herck & Dragomir – The Expressions
Herck is definitely one of the most forward-thinking DJs and producers coming from the local scene, always ready to deliver astounding electronic dance music through his selections and productions. His works can be found in the catalogues of many imprints. Hidden from the public attention you cand discover “The Expressions”, a recent EP produced together with Dragomir.
The digital release can be found here.
Exclusively premiered on feeder sound, Iubire by Dragutesku reveals a deep atmospheric sound with bright pads and eerie vocal cuts adding a warm dimension to the background while the melodic bassline provides a perfect balance to the percussive elements. Tension is carefully built through variations of the core layers, keeping it engaging and mysterious.
If you missed the vinyl, here you can get the digital version.
Vlad Arapasu – Moods I
Vlad Arapasu had a passion for electronic music since he was a teenager and continuously explored the modern aspects of house and techno music while drawing influence from a variety of other genres.
“Regardless of the musical genre, each piece must convey an emotion, a feeling: joy, sadness, nostalgia, etc.” – feeder insider interview with Vlad Arapasu
Get in the mood.
In conclusion, we have 11 good reasons to enjoy and support the local scene.
Stay safe, stay indoors and let us know what‘s your favourite EP independently released.