Typical lazy summer’s afternoon in the Audio Mainline household. Two radio broadcasts from the 1950’s and 23 tracks spanning six decades – mixed in under 40 minutes. Lazy jazz, swooning strings, ambient vibes, dub, electronica and old radio stories.
BitBasic a.k.a Simon Haycock creates uplifting glitchy electronica. His latest album entitled The Pale is out on Get Some! Records, and it encompasses a vast range of genres. Simon has unlocked the door to a musical pick and mix shop, selecting slices of sounds from a rainbow of genres, melting them together with apparent ease.
The distinctive sound of Audio Mainline combines lush cinematic ambience, bass-driven grooves, warped guitars, and soothing female vocals. A deliciously prescribed sensory capsule, fittingly recorded in Asia’s Kingdom of Wonder.
Exclusively showcasing tracks from one of my all-time favourite record labels, Em:t Records (aka Emit records). Sadly the record label is no longer active, having released material in the 90’s before closing down, and then again in the early 00’s before meeting the same fate and shutting down again in 2006.
Every year the Netlabelism Magazine team pick their 3 favourite releases from the previous 12 months. It always covers a huge range of genres, and always a quality selection of tunes you should have in your collection.
Thanks to all the folks who rang in the New Year at 3 Mangoes, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Poolside beats, rooftop garden chill-out zone. Digital projections, and a selection of art installations by Dina Chhan.