Cube Face Summer Lights

Out of Brighton, Britain (UK) Cube Face is part of the Cadence Collective whose Cadence Sampler hit the net waves at the end of March on Bandcamp. We had Bearcubs “Cascade” on our volume one mixtape, which is another bright spot in this shining collectives deep pull.With Cube Face and “Tell Me” its hard to imagine anything as awesome on the whole deal. First, I’m a sucker for that voice clip sample, that sounds like a needle being randomly dropped on a spoken word record. Cube Face, and the collective seems like the type of group that wants to bring you the deepest and most addictive bass lines. This tune sheds bright city lights on the sexual tenure of pop music, while riding the edges of electronic ocean music or something for the Florida Beaches, or hitting out of Ann Arbor’s Ghostly label. This song sounds like something off one of The Streets records, I kept waiting for the nasty brit flow to come on the mic, and drop some knowledge. Cool thing, it’s not needed, mainly b/c the productions is so damn flawless not even an MC could do much to make it better. It’s like being in a meeting with your manager and they tell you that your yearly review is in, and the thing was so damn HOT it caught on fire, and burnt down their headquarters office.

You can get the sampler for a five-spot, so put down the pizza slice or your annoyingly specific coffee, and buy it.

~ Ryan Boos

Acres Mixtape Volume One

Special thanks to Ellen Epley for the photograph, I highly recommend visiting elleneply.com to see her other work. She captures the moment really well and her subjects never seem to force anything for the camera. I kept getting the sense that these photos snapped themselves, just by the way her collection sits naturally. I chose this particular photo b/c I felt it speaks to what we’re trying to do on Acres. The site is about people forming this community together. The feeling I get from the image is this acceptance to explore something new, to let your guard down and do something. The girl in the photo looks right at you, and for me it suggests purity, and the liberty to change course in life, even if it’s for a moment. There’s no doubt, that I tried to mimic the overall impression the weather had been leaving on me lately, with volume one. It’s not too hot or cold, its upbeat and chill at the same time. I think this mix has enough edge to keep you awake while also giving you the atmosphere to chill on the porch. Spring time is without a doubt one of my favorite times of the year.  I was really excited to add these groups to my collection this last month. They’re all really amazing musical acts that offer up something special. Don’t forget to Download the mix for free, and take it with you wherever you are, and wherever you go. Lastly, thanks to the Artists who have submitted their voices for the Acres, Discovering You tag line. Keep sending them in, I think they really sound nice in the mix.

Track List:

Sleep Party People “Chin”

Beaches Beaches “Got Feel”

Tea Leigh & Luke Reed “Rivers Of Love”

Sean Bones “Here Now”

Mountain Range “Evelyn(e)”

Bear Cubs “Cascade”

Everything Sleeps “Hold Me Down”

Remote/Remote “Rotations”

Jonas K.P. “You, I, Us”

Matt FX “Breezy”

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~ Ryan Boos

Bearcubs Make A “Cascade” Of Bass

I’m in a slightly “other” mood this morning. I could benefit from a run, or just another way to go. Then I find Bearcubs out of Britain, and I’m hooked immediately.  First thing I noticed about their sound was the bass lines. They are so smooth and perfect in the headphone. On the track “Cascade” there’s not much else to ask for in the Electronic Music genre. They make it sound easy, and effortless. I’ve been listening to this kind of music for a long time now, and Bearcubs are as veteran as they come.  When the song drops into its main theme around the 1:20 ish mark, its on. The bass line is amazing, perfect 80’s synth pop bass line. You’re transformed into this outfit and your shoes are not the same. You feel cool, like you could walk for miles, stopping every person in your path, so they could get a glance of you walking down the road. I’ll be honest, if you ever see me walking with my headphones on, I’m literally thinking I’m the coolest flipping dude on the planet at that point. That’s what songs like “Cascade” can do for your level of confidence. This is the purest of cool, the liquid cool in your droplet device.

It appears they’re part of a bigger message, one called Cadence Collective. On their Tumblr it reads “Cadence collective is a group of artists & friends who strive to create and spread positive energy, community over competition.” This sounds exactly like what we’re trying to do here on Acres. Cheers to the Cadence collective! I believe in your message, and we support you on here.  They have a sampler EP coming out March 30th, so be sure and nab that when it comes out. Sounds like it will be a FREE ONE. Maybe we can score an interview about the collective? We’ll see, in the meantime, enjoy Bearcubs.

~ Ryan Boos