Downbeat (Music subgenre)
Downbeat is a sub genre of Electronica, which uses elements of latin and jazz and is characterized by slow beats and atmospheric synthesizer sounds.
Downbeat in Reviews
Music Review | posted 09.01.2014
Josh Furey
Petals
The Canadian beat-maker Josh Furey is one those producers who dig deeply for the samples they base their tracks on. His second record is absolutely recommendable.
Music Review | posted 14.01.2013
Menagerie
They Shall Inherit
At first glance, the new project by The Bamboos’ Lance Ferguson sounds like shallow relaxation, but is full of groove and even has a surprise to offer.
Music Review | posted 07.10.2011
Quantic
The Best Of Quantic
This compilation is a good opportunity to get some orientation within the huge span of Quantic’s works and to explore the soul musician’s different musical approaches.
Music Review | posted 27.09.2011
Long Arm
Organic EP
After his much-praised debut The Branches, the Russian Long Arm has just released another EP. Organic includes five tracks of Long Arm himself and a hand full of remixes
Music Review | posted 03.05.2011
The Echocentrics
Sunshadows
Adrian Quesada, master mind behind Grupo Fantsama, Ocote Soul Sounds and Brownput, has yet again landed a major hit with his new project The Echocentrics.
Music Review | posted 14.02.2011
Long Arm
The Branches
Thoughtful, sometimes melancholy, dreamily melodious: Beat-maker Long Arm from Russia has created an album almost impossible to beat in its homogeneity.
Recent Articles
Music News | posted 15.02.2021
Alfa Mist
Exclusive Edition: »Bring Backs«
Alfa Mist releases “Bring Backs”, his most sophisticated album to date, on April 23. Exclusively at HHV Records the record is available in a limited Peach Vinyl Edition.
Music Portrait | posted 17.12.2020
On The Corner
Bangers for the backroom
With his label On the Corner Records, Pete Buckenham serves a heady stew of afro-futuristic jazz concepts and contemporary street grooves beyond the genre ascriptions, and is opening the gates to the sound universe of tomorrow.
Art Portrait | posted 23.02.2021
Vincent de Boer
Like Jazz With Brushes
Dutch artist Vincent de Boer has become a regular band member of the British jazz band Ill Considered. He draws record covers based on the grooves he hears. For »The Stroke«, the process has now been reversed.
Music Review | posted 26.06.2020
Oiro Pena
2
The Finnish multi-instrumentalist Antti Vauhkonen releases playful music with his vinyl 10-inch »2«, released by Jazzaggression.
Music Review | posted 20.07.2020
Adult Fantasies
Towers Of Silence
A very deserving compilation brings us Stroom these days with »Towers Of Silence« from the Belgian Adult Fantasies.