Machine Life

machinelife1While they’re hard at work putting the finishing touches on their first official single release (due out this fall), the beauties over at Machine Life were kind enough to ask for a contribution to their fantastic Eclectronic Sessions series, all of which is currently up on their SoundCloud. The below result is a freewheeling attempt to cover as much space as possible without too great of a sacrifice to the level of groove. For a listing of tracks, please check out the version on MixCloud.

Technology for the Youth


The wonderful thing about aging is that you become more modern with every passing second. The future is always now.

Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettes


A mix for bike riding, working out, and smoking cigarettes on a porch.

Rich as Stink


A configuration of noisy black dots. A mix for cosmic tomfoolery or reading Alice Munro.

Download: Rich as Stink

When You Cut Your Finger, Bandage the Knife



A 28 minute mix for casual nodding.

When You Cut Your Finger, Bandage the Knife

Always there


Los Angeles-based producer and Wedidit crew member D33J drops his new track “Always There” without ever leaving the comfortable confines of the front seat of an automobile in the seventh installment of the ever-entertaining Carsick series from INTOTHEWOODS.TV. (Luckily, he called shotgun or this would have been a lot less interesting.) As with his previous Tide Songs release, D33J’s new track is an enchanting, airy mixture of tropicalia and glitch.

Liquid sunshine


Passing through cities

3500240679-1Submerse crafted his newest collection of beats with the urban environment in mind.  The dreamlike swirl of a city seen through a moving bus.  Pockets of flurried activity followed by serene expanses of grass.  This is the eponymous single off of his upcoming album out March 15th.


Groundislava (which I prefer to pronounce as an Eastern European city) will be dropping an LP on Friends of Friends come August, but for now we have the TV Dream EP to tide us over. Much like the rest of the Wedidit Collective members, Groundislava specializes in experimental electronic (or something) layering over a fairly straight forward hip hop back beat. Recently, his take tends to favor hauntingly outdated synthesizers; case in point “Reflecting.”

“Reflecting” sounds like the Bowser’s Castle levels in Super Mario, if you happen to have dropped some acid before plugging in your SNES. Check it out below and peep the rest of the TV Dream EP.


Fun fact: a nguzu nguzu is a figurehead traditionally placed by Solomon Islanders at the front of canoes. The mythical totem would provide protection to the sailors during expeditions. Fittingly enough, Los Angeles beatsmiths Nguzunguzu are at the forefront of America’s bass-influenced music scene. The duo crafts immersive soundscapes that equally befit nature walks and nightclub jaunts, so long as you make sure to get sweaty during either.

Here’s the jungle (the location, not the genre) roaming track Nguzunguzu has dropped from their upcoming Warm Pulse EP, which is due out July 3 (digitally) and August 14 (CD / 12″) via Hippos in Tanks.