[audio:http://www.mackone.net/audio/beatjihad/01 Inside the Noise Factory.mp3|titles=Inside the Noise Factory|artists=MackONE] Buy MackONE's Beat Jihad on Bandcamp. Beats, radical books, internet, electronic media. This is BEAT JIHAD. More MackONE on SoundCloud.
[audio:http://www.aloveislight.com/audio/somemotorsgallop/10 The Mess.mp3|titles=The Mess|artists=LoveIsLight] Buy Some Motors Gallop by loveislight on Bandcamp. LoveIsLight is a Birmingham-based artist and musician. His debut LP Some Motors Gallop is a dependable blend of solid instrumentals, lost breaks, colorful broken melodies and eclectic mashups. Also check out aloveislight.com
[audio:http://www.jackvogt.net/audio/seaCreatures/02 USS Obi-Wan Kenobi.mp3|titles=USS Obi-Wan Kenobi|artists=Jack Vogt] Purchase Jack Vogt's debut album Sea Creatures. Step Pepper welcomes Jack Vogt. His new album Sea Creatures is "like visiting a world in which clouds are the dominant species". Jack is also one half of LAZYDAWG, alongside Omari Jazz. Sea Creatures marks his solo debut. Check out the teaser for Jack Vogt's Sea Creatures. More Jack Vogt on SoundCloud.
[audio:http://www.step-pepper.com/audio/07 Expects.mp3|titles=Expects|artists=Jack Vogt] Stay Kind in the Mind by Jack Vogt on Bandcamp. Jack Vogt's follows his lemony debut Sea Creatures with the equally refreshing Stay Kind in the Mind EP — a colorful, up-tempo beat tape — an electronic treat — a solid blend of future funk, compressed kicks and fluttering rhythms. He even threw in a few breaks (just in case). Check out the teaser for Jack Vogt's newest EP Stay Kind in the Mind. Also check out Jack's previous LP Sea Creatures.
[audio:http://www.faroffsounds.com/audio/faroffsounds_128k.mp3|titles=The Far Off Sounds|artists=Urbandy] Subscribe to our podcast or visit the microsite to download your free copy. Urbandy has been astro-traveling and he's brought back some space oddities. The Far Off Sounds includes remixes, mash-ups, familiar names, dense sound collage, weird samples, and a bunch of old school breaks. Have you ever been lost in space, or drifted among clouds of stars? Have you ever heard the crackle of Earth's radio signals from a billion light years away? Have you ever crash-landed on a distant planet? Or witnessed the omnipotence of a planet-sized super being? Do you dare venture into the abyss? Check out ...
[audio:http://www.step-pepper.com/audio/urbandy-oldhouse.mp3|titles=Old house|artists=Urbandy] Urbandy II (Outtakes) by Urbandy on Bandcamp. Urbandy II, the companion to Urbandy's self-titled debut. Check out the teaser for Urbandy II...
Visit KNOLLMUSIC.COM to stream the entire album. Knoll is Kevin Wright of Birmingham. His debut LP The Social Flirt: A Harsh Soundscape In Two Parts has been released as a limited edition cassette, available at Knoll shows only. Can't make it to a show? You can stream the entire album at knollmusic.com. The album was recorded in two days by Colin Blanton (AKA Obsolete Gangster) at Spare Room Studios in Birmingham and was mastered by Jamie Vance at Sound of Birmingham. Art direction by Garrett Smith.
[audio:http://www.step-pepper.com/audio/02ItNotRead.mp3|titles=It Not Read|artists=Obsolete Gangster] Buy SLAW by Obsolete Gangster on Bandcamp. Obsolete Gangster is Colin Blanton of Chicago. His LP SLAW has been released as a limited edition cassette, available at Obsolete Gangster shows only. Can't make it to a show? You can stream the entire album at obsoletegangster.com. Recording and artwork by Colin Blanton (AKA Obsolete Gangster) at Spare Room Studios in Birmingham and was mastered by Jamie Vance at Sound of Birmingham.
[audio:http://step-pepper.com/audio/endofsummer.mp3|titles=End of Summer Mix|artists=Urbandy] The End of Summer mixtape on Bandcamp Urbandy's first official mixtape. End of Summer travels both forwards and backwards, mixing classic soul and modern funk. Beat and breaks that get you high and let you down easy. The perfect mix for a languid summer Sunday.
[audio:http://www.step-pepper.com/audio/valleyofthegods.mp3|titles=Valley of the Gods|artists=MackONE] Download the Valley of the Gods 2-track single MackONE releases the new single Valley of the Gods. The track comes paired with the B-side These Myths Have Led Us Astray. MackONE sifts through the remnants of an ancient landscape to bring us hard hitting beats and snappy jazz breaks.
[audio:http://www.mackone.net/audio/musiccave/02 On The Walls.mp3|titles=On The Walls|artists=MackONE] Buy Sounds from the Music Cave by MackONE on Bandcamp. From out of the depths comes Sounds from the Music Cave, a fresh cauldron of dark, heavy electronic beats. Follow MackONE deep underground to his secret subterranean laboratory. The third album by MackONE, available now! Check out the teaser for MackONE's newest EP Sounds from the Music Cave. Also check out mackone.net
[audio:http://www.step-pepper.com/audio/The King of Drugs.mp3|titles=The King of Drugs|artists=MackONE] MackONE's debut album Headnod Injuries is a colorful, up-tempo instrumental beat tape showcasing his love for sampling, hard-hitting breaks and funky rhythms. MackONE's angular style, unique choice of samples and heavily layered compositions offer the listener a fresh new take on an old school sound. More MackONE on SoundCloud.
[audio:http://www.urbandy.com/audio/Urbandy/15 the purple cloud.mp3|titles=The Purple Cloud|artists=Urbandy] Buy Urbandy's self-titled debut on Bandcamp. Urbandy has been with us a long time. His solo debut LP is much anticipated. Now it can be told. Check out the teaser for Urbandy's self-titled debut album. More Urbandy on SoundCloud.
[audio:http://www.step-pepper.com/audio/antlrd-slurmingnam.mp3|titles=Slurmingnam|artists=ant'lrd] [download-code id="1"] The digital release of Pop's Lair by ant'lrd is available now on iTunes. The album is filled with hazy beats, dense sound collage, and uncompromising weirdness. The vinyl 7" will hopefully be released in late-November. We're only pressing 300 copies so don't miss out! For updates, stay tuned to step-pepper.com or visit Step Pepper Records on Facebook.
[audio:Nocturne.mp3|titles=Nocturne|artists=MackONE] Visit the microsite to download the entire album FREE. Urbandy, MackONE, & Awkwardsilence release A Variety of Structures Both Simple and Complex. The album contains three solo tracks and the collaborative track "Yawning Inner Processes". Urbandy and MackONE cast smooth down-tempo beatscapes on "Gold Star" and "Nocturne" while Awkwardsilence gnashes tribal teeth on "Afrikan Riddims". Enjoy.
[audio:mono desire rmx.mp3|titles=Mono Desire rmx|artists=Urbandy] Buy the Urbandy/Awkwardsilence split EP. Urbandy & Awkwardsilence release a new split 7 inch. Urbandy keeps it raw with his remix of M. Delago's hung drum hit "Mono Desire". Awkwardsilence walls you in with space.
[audio:http://www.step-pepper.com/audio/warpedcream-track15.mp3|titles=Track 15|artists=LΔZYDΔWG] Purchase LΔZYDΔWG's Warped Cream mix. Step Pepper welcomes Omari Jazz & Jack Vogt. We're releasing their free collaborative mixtape from back in April called WarpedCream. Omari and Jack live in two different cities so they work together online. They make raw beats with lots of texture. Omari talks about LΔZYDΔWG and the WarpedCream mix: "The way we worked on the tape had either of us doing drums or adding samples. We also tried to put a lot of the older songs we did earlier in the tracklisting. So the tape is sort of a progression of our collaborative skills over time. ...
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Wanderer is the debut EP by Balcony View, the newest artist from Step Pepper. It’s a beautiful, soaring album of minimal guitar drone, a truly meditative experience you can listen to again and again. The Wanderer EP also marks our first official cassette release. Get ‘em while supplies last!
From the artist:
“Balcony View originated as a name that I felt would describe my music, the image of being high up on a balcony overlooking a vast, peaceful, natural scene that changes slowly as the day progresses was one I felt suited the themes I often try to aim for. I created it mainly to see the extent of what I could do sonically with the guitar in standard tuning. The album itself is not necessarily about any particular thing. I mainly aimed to unify a series of calm and peaceful themes and blend together a plethora of different guitar sounds.”
Check out the music video. Fullscreen HD with headphones recommended.
BALCONY VIEW / URBANDY / LOVELIGHT
BALCONY VIEW, the newest artist from Step Pepper Records, will debut music from his upcoming Wanderer EP, along with imagery from his new music video. Minimal, drone, ambient.
URBANDY and LOVEISLIGHT will supply broken beats and strange melodies while pretty moving pictures tickle your brain.
Saturday, March 23rd
@ The Forge
5505 1st Ave North, Birmingham, USA
URBANDY / BEAUTIFUL BELLS / AF THE NAYSAYER / ADAM BOMB
100% original productions from these producers:
Urbandy [Step Pepper Records]
AdamBόmb [Articulated Works/Self-Educated Vinyl]