We do this for the love of music. We also like to support artists, musicians and producers to get heard by making it possible for them to submit their music to the playlists and mixtapes we curate. As musicians ourselves, we can probably understand how it can feel when you and your team have worked a lot on writing and producing a new song or album and all you want in the world is to put it out there and see people listening to it and hear their comments on different aspects of your latest release.
We have always been sheer music lovers. Since childhood we used to make mixtapes and compilations on CDs, Cassette and VHS tapes and lend them to friends around. Some years ago, we decided to remove all our favorite songs from our computers and just keep them online in the form of playlists and mixtapes on audio/video streaming platforms such as Spotify, TIDAL, SoundCloud, YouTube, Mixcloud and Deezer.
During the recent years, there have been a growth of the number of followers and music submissions, which gives us a sense of responsibility to dig more for new music and check submissions more often. Receiving many tracks each month from artists or their team members, we are immersed in new music everyday. And we love it!
We really love to listen to and pay attention to details in music. We love to experience creative and high quality tracks which combine beautiful melodies, true feelings and convincing lyrics with a high level of musicianship that make you think and experience the world from a new perspective or generally affect you in someway.
It’s like a daily meditation that we disconnect ourselves from this busy world. We just sit in the studio and focus on a song or album trying to be open, receptive and listen carefully to see what the artist is trying to communicate as well as how well the song is produced and if we can connect with the artist’s craft.
- Imagine you are focusing on Retrograde by James Blake and listening through it again and again in headphones with a high volume for half an hour and experiencing it for real,
- How does it feel?
- Isn’t it a beautiful and creative song that makes you think?
- Do you recognize the beauty and warmth of the vocal? Those lovely modular synth sounds? The rising and falling quality of drama and intensity of cinematic sounds and ambience?
- Or this one. Remembering by Avishai Cohen. Besides the beautiful main melody itself, can you hear:
- All those natural sounding frequencies of the Piano, Double Bass and Drums?
- The orgy of all those wide, dynamic and well recorded and produced sounds and ambience?
- And finally this one. Collapse / Collide by Archive,
- Can you feel the gentle and well-crafted build up of all the instruments and vocals that takes almost 6 minutes to finally deliver the main message of the song in the chorus at 5:40?
They correct my heart
They reject our hearts
Now we’re all stoned
They’ve ripped it all apart