Mahiane has put together her third brilliant ambient electronica compilation, Oxytanta III. She spent months meticulously cultivating this delicate and wonderful selection of songs from label stable artists Scann-tec, I Awake, Aes Dana, and Mitek as well as newcomers Mer-A, Lars Leonhard, Fingers in the Noise, and Muridae. Through her compilation building as well as label management, Mahiane has really pushed the label into new territory; remolding it from a 2000′s psychedelic downtempo trance outfit into a label with a broad taste for nuanced electronic listening music.
Our favorites on the album are the entry from newcomers Lars Leonard and Fingers in the Noise:
Here’s the full album streaming from Bandcamp:
And the album video teaser:
This is not on OEM Radio (we don’t usually add songs over 9-10 minutes in length), but we wanted to point you to this beautiful piece of work from the Marsen Jules Trio. Marsen Jules is also known as krill.minima, whose work figures prominently in the OEM Radio library.
This is a free download and certainly worth checking out:
Also go see the RECENT PLAYLIST
Indigo’s back, this time on the d&b label Samurai Music label with a very different set of music than his Apollo Records release earlier last year. We have to say this is challenging music. Dark and beat-laden, but spacious–dare we say, contemplative? The tracks have experimental drum & bass rhythm structures but in 1/2 time which opens up some breathing room. Take a listen to the short clips below, we added Storm, Volta, and Condition to the OEM Radio for some interesting color in the library.
Happy New Year!
Why not to OEM Radio to kick off your new year with interesting original electronic music on your radio?
Some dope pre-NYE music for you! One of our new favorite netlabels is Enig’matik Records, who releases a lot of free downloads in addition to their main catalogue. This is a label that moves in a lot of different directions with their sound. The main undercurrent is experimental bass music, with enthusiastic contributors from all over the world. Last month, they released this free download compilation which you should certainly grab.
The comp includes an entry from our newest artist-crush, Auma. Other songs of note is a deep psychedelic dub from Quanta, a funk Walkabout retouched by Kalya Scintilla. This comp contains crazy bass, frenetic rhythm freakouts, touching melodies, and other oddities you wouldn’t imagine could/should be stitched together. Check it out in the player below, then go download it!
We are very happy to announce that OEM Radio has moved to (yet another) new server which now allows us to program rotations.
Up until now, tracks just streamed randomly from the OEM library (which thousands of tracks, 200+ hours of music). Now we can give a little weight to newer music.
When you listen to OEM Radio now, you should notice the music we’ve added more recently will stream more often. We’re constantly working on the balance so that it’s not all out of whack. But if you look through the blog posts here over the last year, you should hear that music with a little more frequency.
So for instance, you should hear the new stuff from Recondite, KILN, Random Rab, and ambinate more than once a week.
We wish you a happy New Year. Please stay safe, and tune into OEM Radio before, during, and after your NYE celebrations!
We’ll have some wonderful new music to add to the library in the new year and will let you know about it here on the blog.
Ghostly’s knocked it out of the park again with this little jammy. Call it mellow robot dream-funk. Kiln is a trio from our shared homeland of Michigan that assembles sublime songs with an array of clicks, whirrs, guitar, keys, and a few bleeps for good measure. There’s a certain pulsing lo-fi fuzziness to the music here that’s quite endearing. We can’t say enough about this album, so just listen to it… Our favorite songs are Willbowbrux and Acre, but really the whole album is a gem. Ghostly’s been good enough to let you listen to the entire record on Soundcloud…It will not disappoint.
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