Today, the tasteful Brooklyn-based artist Samuel Pohner, aka Sleepyhead, released his excellent Endless Island EP through Kastle‘s forward-thinking record label, Symbols Recordings. The EP is truly in a league of it’s own as it explores soundscapes that few have the courage to venture through. Sleepyhead takes you on a dark, introspective, and shamanistic journey while utilizing different styles to ensure that the specific vibe is at the forefront of a listeners experience. After listening to the EP in it’s entirety multiple times, there is something about it that keeps me coming back for more. Check out the preview after the jump and be sure to purchase on Beatport or iTunes. Also, if you’re in New York, he’s playing an EP release party this Friday!
“This is not for the rave, more for a ritual.” – Symbols
Lovely photo by Alexander Jacob.
Sorry for the brief Dirt hiatus folks. We’ve been all over the grid lately — Detroit, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, etc, but now we’re back on track and ready to bring you 10 tracks all for download each Thursday here on out. This week, I’ve teamed up with the youngest member of our family, Toks, for an eclectic collection of tunes that should tickle a bit of everyone’s fancy. Get into it. Continue Reading
Kastle is a big favorite of ours over here at GDD™, which is why I’m thrilled to announce that he has recently established his own label, Symbols Recordings, and will be releasing the first EP, Stay Forever, on June 5th. Four sundry originals make up the introductory release; topped off with an excellent Deep House remix from Maribou State – the duo out of London. The EP journeys from the 100BPM in the title track to club-ready ‘Can’t Explain’ and ‘Don’t Look Back’ to a bit of Breaks in ‘You Said.’ In my opinion, Stay Forever is a perfect way to kick off what I hope will be a long line of successful releases from Barrett Richards. Read on to stream the EP as well as download the first edition of the Symbols Mix Series. √+ Continue Reading