Peter Holslin thinks cassette tapes are sexy I’m picturing a bedroom on the moon. Two lovers are tangled on a purple divan. Tendrils of burning sage float in zero gravity. And on a dresser-drawer, a Sony Walkman ripples with the New Age R&B love vibes of Matthewdavid’s new album, In My World. The beat-maker born […]
Peter Holslin wears a wizard hat to work When archeologists of the future set out to make sense of today’s enormous data piles, they might be puzzled by “In My World,” the title track off of L.A. beatmaker Matthewdavid’s forthcoming album on Brainfeeder (out July 1). A laid-back soul jam of delay-infused drums, rippling glitch […]
While Major Lazer monopolizes attention about collaborations between Jamaica and the United States, there are far more interesting things occurring — and I’m not just talking about Mavado getting to sing a hook on French Montana’s album. Over the last few months, Duppy Gun, the label run by Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras has […]
The Cyclist – Visions from Leaving Records on Vimeo. This is the first video from the Leaving Records/Stones Throw Dual Form compilation that I profiled in the LA Weekly last week, along with a look at label bossman, Matthewdavid. “Visions” might be my favorite track on the record, partially because it reminds me of Pantha […]
Aaron Frank recommends playing this at a high volume near a residential reservoir. Less than a year ago, XLR8R’s podcast series peeled the curtain back on Leaving Records and its mysterious proprietor, Matthewdavid, a Florida transplant to LA making woozy, ambient beat music that providd  a perfect soundtrack to Southern California’s scorching summers. Prior to […]
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The Book of Matthewdavid March 25, 2011
Matthewdavid – International (feat. Dogbite) from BRAINFEEDER on Vimeo. Brainfeeder’s Matthewdavid reps the experimental wing of the Low End Theory. He’s the guy who owns every Mississippi Records release and collaborates with Sun Araw to create some of the most tape-warped and fuzzy psychedelia around town. Rarely mentioned is how active of a role he […]
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