Release Date: 21st May 2021
The 10th release on BLKMARKET MUSIC features Payphone, with ‘Unicorn System.’ From the founders of Toronto’s Payphone Studios and members of the Hypnotic Mindscapes crew and record label, the Payphone trio make their label debut with 4 hardware-heavy tracks. This elusive 3-member live-act take a functional yet improvisational approach, influenced by years of chasing the wonk during late-night jam sessions.
Kicking-off the EP is the retro futurism of ‘Don E = Dark O’ - a melancholic, chiaroscuro-esque house-meets-techno track harking back to a bygone era of rave. The A2 ‘Fool Circle’ shifts gears into the afterhours with an infectious, metallic groove. On the flip, aquatic-deep techno cut ‘Sea Sex Librarian’ dubs things out with trippy vocals and a booming round baseline. Rounding out the EP, ‘Get Outta 84’ conjures cinematic dystopia with deep electro-infused breaks.
A1. DON E = DARK O
A2. FOOL CIRCLE
B1. SEA SEX LIBRARIAN
B2. GET OUTTA 84
Release Date: 29th January 2021
The 9th release on BLKMARKET MUSIC is the second follow up release by Taimur, Amo, and Ostara under their T.A.O. alias. TAO stands for the absolute principle underlying the universe, combining within itself the principles of yin and yang and signifying the way, or code of behavior, that is in harmony with the natural order.
On the A side, the opening A1 breakbeat track ‘Ready Set Flow’ keeps on building and building with Ostara on the vox. The track sets the tone for a party with sleaze and constant tease. The A2 electro turns into techno on the track ‘Sevn’, a journey into time and space. On the B side, B1 is a minimal after-hours space nugget that takes you ‘To the Moon.’ B2 closes out the EP with a hypnotic and twisted 4 on the floor track ‘Shadow In the Maze.’
a1. Ready Set Flow
b1. To The Moon
b2. Shadow In The Maze