Scarlett Johansson, 3D Pair On ‘Summertime’

The soundtrack for Everardo Valerio Gout’s Spanish-language thriller Days Of Grace looks interesting – with contributions from Nick Cave, Atticus Ross (The Social Network) and Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying Daggers). The CD isn’t due out until May 8th, but an unusual track from the soundtrack has already leaked out. The track, a cover of George Gershwin’s… Read More Scarlett Johansson, 3D Pair On ‘Summertime’ Ambient Hip Hop Loop For Akai MPC Samplers has introduced a new construction loop pack, Ambient Hip Hop Constructions. Ambient Hip Hop Constructions is a collection of 20 melodic, beat-driven songs, broken down into their constituent looped elements such as drums, keys, bass, and synth parts. Each element is looped to a specified BPM (tempos range from 70 bpm 120 bpm), and keyed… Read More Ambient Hip Hop Loop For Akai MPC Samplers

Has Portishead Jumped The Shark?

Here’s the latest Portishead video, for The Rip from their latest album, Third. Neither the video nor the song do much for me, and they seem to have left what was good about their sound behind. Has Portishead jumped the shark? Let me know what you think in the comments.


Morcheeba has a trippy but polished downtempo sound that makes their music danceable but also perfect chill-out music. The band is made up of two UK brothers, Paul and Ross Godfrey, who cover the production and electronics, and Skye Edwards on vocals. Their music often has a retro sound, with low-fi samples and traditional blues… Read More Morcheeba