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Who's down with downtempo?

KickIT

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Who likes downtempo music? If so, who do you like? Do you like the trippy ambient stuff or the more trip hoppy bubbly stuff? Let's see a show of hands.

*c*
 
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BigBadBaldy

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My idea of downtempo listening is:

Witchman, Gas, Boards of Canada, lotsa dub stuff, Kit Clayton, y'know, slow but still with an edge.

BBB.

Ah, Witchman..
 

Aphrodite

TRIBE Member
trippy ambient but I find it's more for chillin bymyself then a club.. hmmm... hoblly bubbly? I'd have to hear that before comenting! lol

thanks for the PM Chuck.. I got it too late so I couldn't make it. but I'll definately check it out soon! thanx for thinking of me!

and if you ever need anyone to spin ambient/melodic drum and bass.. Chiclet loves to spin it! (and I'm sick of her trance records ;)) plus she's goooood!
 

deep

TRIBE Member
dj shadow, dj food, thievery corporation, choko, bola, boards of canada, massive attack, portishead, lamb, unkle, radiohead, nin, etc.etc.
 

deep

TRIBE Member
FYI cass & slide essential mix and unkle's essential mix recently broadcasted are reccomended dl's if you're a downtempo head.

Ambient / IDM as a genre is interesting but sometimes falls into the trap of getting so experimental in sound that it loses its listenability. The Fyuti album by Bola is an example of when an artist can pull off both listenability and experimentation successfully.
 
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Syntax Error

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Originally posted by BigBadBaldy

Ah, Witchman..

i remember seeing him open up for the orb a while back. he was shamelessly advertising his website during his set. but it was a good set and the repitition of his name worked itself into my subconsious. i hate advertising.

i don't know many names but i do enjoy listening to and writing
ambient.

check out my partner's site http://www.mfdh.ca/~isocat/

<---- shamless self-promoter!
 

deep

TRIBE Member
tom heasley's set on 1groove's sound escape was one of the more interesting ambient sets I've listened to. Very minimalistic and eerie - done with only a tuba and effects I believe. Could have been the soundtrack to the movie Aliens or 2001...

Check it out if you've got the chance.
 

AshG

Member
don't know much about ambient but for downtempo i really like Mark Farina's mushroom jazz (vol.1).
 

cdp

TRIBE Member
If we broaden a bit more, my afternoon playlist includes:

LTJ, smokers delight, fizzarum, the avalanches, buscemi, autechre...

I'm not a trancy/progressive guy at all.

cHar.les
 
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deep

TRIBE Member
here is my reccomended downtempo listening list for the audience of no one who gives a shit.

dj shadow - devil's advocate
dj shadow - stem long stem
thievery corporation - lebanese blonde
lamb - all in your hands
mazzy star - fade into you
cass & slide - all the freaks
cosmos - take me with you
bola - magnasushi, forcasa III,
boards of canada - music is math, sixty-niner
synaesthesia - barred spirals
radiohead - i might be wrong, everything in its right place, all of kid a basically, talk show host
gus gus - anthem
nin - a warm place, all of the fragile

dj food - freedom [fila brazilia mix], the crow
aphex twin - flim, alberto balsalm
fluke - ok
furry phreaks feat. terra deva - soothe [chicane cyanide dive mix]
legion of green men - synaptic reversed
portishead - roads
depeche mode - useless [kruder & dorfmeister remix]
alice in chains - nutshell
the cure - burn
madonna - frozen [stereo mc's remix]​
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by cdp
If we broaden a bit more, my afternoon playlist includes:

LTJ, smokers delight, fizzarum, the avalanches, buscemi, autechre...

I'm not a trancy/progressive guy at all.

I really like Teebee and the Future Engineers on the atmospheric DnB tip.
 

Libradragon

TRIBE Promoter
Originally posted by AshG
don't know much about ambient but for downtempo i really like Mark Farina's mushroom jazz (vol.1).

Check out Farina's mushroom jazz vol. 3.
It's by far my favorite.


I love downtempo - it matches the pace of my life right now. :) slow and hazy.

I like dj shadow, dj krush, K & D, thievery corporation.

oh, and i hear Aria's having this awesome sunday night weekly called dragonfly starting this sunday. That's where i'll be!
 

cdp

TRIBE Member
for a more d&bish thing, here are some people to something to download (cause you ain't gonna get it at the store):

Dj Marky
Patife
XRS

Really good stuff.

Actually, they are kinda unknown in n. america.

I'm curious: anyone here ever hear of them?
 

willis

TRIBE Member
Acid Jazz was why I got into electronic music. I’m into jazzy breakbeat type stuff, my favorite artist are...

Kruder and Dorfmeister
Mr. Scruff
Dj Krush
Dj Food
Coldcut
Nightmares on wax
Thievery Corporation

I probably have something from all those artists in the tribe FTP.
 
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tella

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by cdp
for a more d&bish thing, here are some people to something to download (cause you ain't gonna get it at the store):

Dj Marky
Patife
XRS

Really good stuff.

Actually, they are kinda unknown in n. america.

I'm curious: anyone here ever hear of them?

are you kidding me...i've been trying to convince ppl to bring in patife for quite some time. marky's been here two or three times (my memory fails me) but neither patife or xrs have been here. eitherway, check out patife's cool step cd (sexy, jazzy brazillian sounds) or dj marky's brazillian job.
 

SneakyPete

TRIBE Member
Funny I just finished listening to Lamb - Goreki (Global Communication Mix) and this thread came up. I don't listen to d&b normally but I sorta have the urge for it right now. Anyone got any suggestions that sounds similar to that song? Not looking for trip hop but more of a laid back d&b sound.

Pete

PS. Suggestions of certain sets are prefered since it's too much of a hassle to download singles.
 

[- FuNKtiOn -]

TRIBE Member
downtempo is great.
a few names that come to mind:
~Portishead
~DJ Cam
~Massive Attack
~Coldcut
~DJ Food
~Amon Tobin
and pretty much any thing on Ninja Tunes
 
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Sassy

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I am a fan of downtempo! There is nothing better sometimes than smoking a fattie and relaxing at home listening to chill beats.

All my favorites have already been listed so no need to reiterate, a couple I have never checked out and definitely will do so. :)
 

KickIT

TRIBE Member
Yes I think downtempo is definitely underappreciated. I like the fact that its common ground for people who are generally into different types of music.

I for one love:

K&D
DJ Cam
Peanut Butter Wolf
Massive Attack
Pete Rock (Petestrumentals)
Morcheeba

*c*
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by KickIT
Does anyone know of good local downtempo DJs or DJs who love to play downtempo?

*c*

dj choko

check his show "the downlow" out @ 1groove.com
 

KickIT

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by deep


dj choko

check his show "the downlow" out @ 1groove.com

Choko's the goods! Any DJ named Chuck has to be good :) Anyhow, I heard he is leaving the show which sucks.

*c*
 
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