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When you look to a distant peak, you may be having steep dreams. To brew an inspired cup of tea,…

From female Denver-based dub-and-bass up and comer Xenolinguist: “This album is an expression of gratitude to all of the significant…

New Quarantine Album from Simon Posford of Shpongle & Hallucinogen

We dug this review of EDMidentity.com by Jared Skolnick on Simon Posford of both Shpongle and Hallucinogen (psytrance) fame, released a reflective and downtempo, ambient soundtrack in isolation during this time of quarantine. After the final Shpongle Live Band at Red Rocks May 4-5th, 2019, Simon has played shows in select hot spots around the country pre-quarantine, and we assume there is more music in the future for Shpongle… but this release is something remotely different.

His 10 new tracks don’t belong under either the Shpongle or psytrance project Hallucinogen monikers, so he released them under his very own name. With song titles like “Lockdown,” “The Hobbyist,” and “Wish You Weren’t Here,” we think we understand the type of environment Simon endured during this album’s production. Sure can feel these sounds. Listen to Flux & Contemplation: Portrait of an Artist in Contemplation below.

Grooving with Brightside Blue: The Remixes on Jumpsuit Records

Ooh, what’s this? Originally dropped separately, these five smooth tracks on Jumpsuit Records (of The Polish Ambassador fame and leadership), feature lush psybass producer Entheo and one of our all-time favorites Erothyme. We think this is both of their first release on Jumpsuit Records. We also have Jumpsuit regular Scott Nice who always gives sweet and reliably refreshing music. we don’t know much about Dropical and Spends Quality, but we enjoyed all 5 tracks so we hope to hear more from these two!

The original ‘Between Worlds’ from Brightside Blue, a duo comprised of Lindsay Bellows and Ananda Vaughn, has released two EPs beginning in Spring 2017. “Equal parts groove and melody, their songs keep audiences delightfully engaged — tapping feet, singing along, and basking in the love for life that radiates from this couple. Ananda and Lindsay are storytellers, sprit callers, and songhealers on a mission to open a field of magic through music in which anything is possible. Sometimes bluesy and rocking, sometimes soft and ethereal, the sounds never fail to provide us with powerful medicine for the moment.” More info on Brightside Blue: https://brightsideblue.com/about