In our new regular feature, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share recent additions to their Bandcamp collections. First up, it’s 3024 founder, Ostgut Ton affiliate, and all-round champion of forward-thinking club sounds, Martyn, who picks 10 gems spanning syncopated techno, 160 bpm sizzlers and soothing jazz
Record stores and clubs around the world are shut, and opportunities to find new music out in the wild have been ripped from under our feet as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. While hearing new music played out by your favourite DJs will have to be put on hold due to these unprecedented circumstances, it’s never been easier, or more important, to support the artists and labels putting out EPs, albums and compilations in the midst of all the madness.
With tour cancellations and festival postponements leaving many members of the international electronic music community out of pocket, Bandcamp has become an even more vital platform for supporting the music you love, with 80% of all sales from the online music store going directly to artists and labels. Last month, the platform announced it would be waiving its revenue share for all sales for one day, and on 20th March, took no cut from purchases made. In total, $4.3 million was spent on music over the course of 24 hours, all going straight to the creators.
In our new regular series. Selections, we’re inviting DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share recent additions to their Bandcamp collections. In lieu of opportunities to discover new records on the dancefloor, Selections – along with radio shows and mixes – will give you the chance to nab new sounds from the crates of tastemakers, and support the artists behind them while you’re at it. Win-win, right?
First up is 3024-founder, Ostgut Ton affiliate, and all-round champion of forward-thinking club sounds, Martyn, who flags up 10 newly added gems in his collection, spanning syncopated techno, 160 bpm sizzlers and soothing jazz. Meanwhile, 3024 readies the release of a new EP from DJ Mag's Best Of British Breakthrough Producer winner for 2019, Yak, set for release this month. Martyn has also launched a mentoring program via Patreon, providing one-to-one and group sessions on production, music industry navigation, mental health and artistry. You can learn more about that here.
Dig into Martyn's Bandcamp selections below.
“Modeselektor's Seilscheibenpfeiler Schallplatten (say 10x) always brings something interesting, such as this EP by Rhyw. I love 'Bao Cecile' for it's hardcore sentiments mixed with an almost wavey riff and vocal snippets, very well done.”
“All recent releases by Australian producer Pugilist are must-check for me. Love this beautifully versatile record on Nous'Klaer.”
“Super solid EP by Zeki 808 on Ilian Tape, Mersh is really nice but Hole Flow is just an exceptional dubstep tune.”
“Erosie, my partner in crime @ 3024 recommended me these wicked neo-dnb-explorations by Akkord aka Liam Blackburn and Joe McBride (Synkro).”
“Easily the most soothing new jazz record you can listen to right now: 'Suite for Max Brown' by multi-instrumentalist Jeff Parker who used to be in the band Tortoise."
“Walton brings us a massive treasure trove of gunshot-laden 21st century UK G 'n bass. My favs are Steppa, X and Bullet #1.”
“Discovered this recently when digging for my Darkest Light jazz show on NTS, one of the best and most cerebral records I've heard in a long time.”