Dave Tipper, an electronic musician beloved by many, recently sent out a message to appeal for donations towards medical costs for open heart surgery. The text is below. You can pre-order a digital EP of VIP mixes of some of his music–100% of the proceeds go to Tipper (thanks, Addictech!) We just ordered a copy today.
Tipper’s music has been lodged in the OEM Radio library for several years (especially the Surrounded album). Please consider this simple act to help for a man who has given us so much joy over the years. We wish him a speedy recovery.
June 4, 2013
“In 17 hours from now i have to undergo open heart surgery. (I am very scared.)
In an attempt to lessen the blow of medical costs from this major procedure, i am releasing an EP of ‘VIP’ remixes that i’ve been playing in my live sets over the last couple of years. My good friends at Addictech.com are hosting the release and are forgoing their percentage, so that 100% of the money from your purchase goes towards helping me out.
There is also a paypal donation address (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you feel like contributing more.
My intention is to bounce back from this stronger than ever, but regardless of what happens from here on out, i’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the years. It’s been a pleasure serving you all.”
We are embarrassed to say that we have not kept up with West Coast Canadian ambient producer Scott Morgan, aka Loscil.
Loscil produces a unique blend of ambient and dub: his sound is awash with slow pulses, clicks, and brooding pads and melodies. We have added special selections from three of his releases in the last several years: Plume, Endless Falls, and Sketches from New Brighton.
Enjoy some of these amazing pieces
Dub for Cascadia
Fifth Anchor Span
Shallow Water Blackout
There are many, many more. Just hit Youtube and search for Loscil.
Edemame hails from Chicago, an unlikely source for fun and interesting downtempo…His bandcamp page simply states, “hi, i’m Ed, and i like to make beats.”
Slightly reminiscent of Bonobo, the Silhouette EP has plenty organic elements and surprising rhythmic structures that keep you hooked. This album is free/Name Your Price. Check it out.
The player below contains all the songs from the EP.
Edamame also has a new album out last month…
Very happy to bring you new music from an artist we haven’t heard from in several years. Project e.l.f. has been in the OEM Radio library for 5 years or more. Quite simply, these two guys are making the music that we wish Autechre had continued making after 1999.
But seriously, these guys are holding it down for the late-90′s IDM faithful. With staccato beats and warm melodies backing up machine tweaks, digital distortions, and saw waves, every track is like hearing future retro music. Project e.l.f. is basically unwilling to call it quits with pure machine music, and look to innovate with composition instead of technology. We dig that, so take a listen.
The player below contains all the songs from the album. Hit play and let it spin, or you can click the next button to track through the album.
Frankly, finding music like this really vindicates the whole free netlabel music paradigm.
This is a rare gem in a sea of free music on the Internet, released on Archaic Horizons, a netlabel we were unfamiliar with until recently. This album is full of slow, methodical, and at times, brooding ambient works. Clicky and dubby at times, other times, spacey and moody, but melodic and cohesive throughout. The song Tender Telescope is the one that caught our attention and take a listen to the rest of this compelling album.
Oh by the way, this is a free download. Please grab and enjoy it. (Direct downlink link)
We hope you enjoy this mix of music we put together on Soundcloud. All of these tracks are also in the OEM Radio library, so tune into that too. Please support the artists and labels who make and distribute this fine music.
DFRNT is the man behind two of our new favorite labels: Cut Music and Echodub Records. Turns out he’s also a frighteningly talented producer.
Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, DFRNT works within an impressive array of styles: dub techno, spaced-out house, ambient dubstep, and other not categorizable sounds. Fading is his first LP release, and it covers a lot of territory. We grabbed most of the tracks for the OEM Radio library. Rather than sully the music with a weak attempt at description, just take a listen.
Here’s the only full song on Youtube we could find (but only representative of one particular sound & mode on the album…check out the whole thing)