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mellowgrounds

by VA

Groovy Downtempo lounge music with a PsyElectroDub meet Nu Jazz Beats
Genre: Electronic: Down Tempo
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1. Tumor House
Kali-Frogz
4:04 $0.99
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2. Paradiso (Instrumental Mix)
Omegaman
3:59 $0.99
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3. Delicious Cats Food
Skizzo Franick
5:57 $0.99
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4. Santa's Amor Dirty Love
L. St Amour
7:17 $0.99
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5. Octo Dub
The Uber Groover Project
5:01 $0.99
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6. Sound Of Africa
Kukan Dub Lagan
8:44 $0.99
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7. Computer Meltdown
Beatlab:digital Feat. Piri
4:18 $0.99
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8. I Belive You Johnny Walker
Zager
5:28 $0.99
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9. Jazz Thing (Instrumental Mix)
Omegaman
4:45 $0.99
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10. Turning Point
Beatlab:digital Feat. Piri
5:26 $0.99
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11. Started With Chords
Zager
5:19 $0.99
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12. Se Sufi
Abdalek
7:58 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Mellowgrounds is the debut compilation from Mighty Fat Records, featuring a fresh mixture of hand picked global Chillout sounds raging from Nu-Jazz through ElectroPsyDub to the most groovy and emotional Downtempo beats.

'Mellowgrounds' has already been described as owning the sound of a new psychedelic 'Café Del Mar' with a twist.

Hailing from Israel, Mighty Fat Records was formed early 2005 by Dovev Nistor & Oded Keret, breaking into the Chillout scene with some of the best new DowntempoDub'N'LectroBootyShakin'Beats from around the globe.


"I haven’t ever come across an album as fiendishly and immoveably full of character, dense with musical enjoyment, solidly quirky and genuinely fresh in years."

Damion psyreviews.com (10 out of 10)


"Compiled by Mista Fabla, Mellowgrounds is courtesy of Mighty Fat Records in Israel. As its first release these 12 tracks bring a freshness both to the typical psy-chill and overcooked Cafe Del Mar sub-genres. Reflecting a refined aesthetic for the more acoustically-influenced electronic music this is an excellent debut album which gives a little something extra to everyone who's had their ear to the ground for the latest in downtempo goodness."

Naasko interchill.com | nativestaterecords.com


"Imagine a dark smokey jazz club, outside the last winter rain drops are dripping, the trumpeter nods the DJ who starts mixing dubby loops which signals the bass and drums to join in with joy for a sweeping artistic session."

Lior Avidov Elecroland section | Ynet.co.il

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Damion, psyreviews.com

Bloody hell. This, folks, blew me away...
Bloody hell. This, folks, blew me away. It’s got Quality. And, Quirkiness. But it’s also got something uniquely special about it, defiantly solid, ruthlessly inventive. Kali Frogz’ Tumour House is like being served olives and fresh bread. Get a bottle of wine in before Omegaman’s Paradiso starts up, which I can describe in two words: Blue Note! It’s full of retro-quirky rare groove action, latenight stretchout, or a beery afternoon. Skizzo Franick’s Delicious Cats Food is just wonderful. Sort of like Skatalites through an Orb blender, with live-sounding instrumentation that’s incredible... tight yet fluid, and with a bass that’s phatter than yo grandmama. L St. Amour’s Dirty Love is the only track with vocals on I’ve ever been sent for psyreviews that I instantly liked. Seriously. It’s like a jazzier Beta Band, with classy and deep riffs and instruments in the background. I can’t get over these vocals: they’re good! They’re about something! Evidently this band has nothing to do with psytrance. But, ‘music’ freaks out there will love this: because it’s good. The Uber Groover Project’s Octo Dub is deeply psychedelic reggae with a strong live feel. I hope this is a live band I’m listening to... the vibe is festivally, like a jazzier Dreadzone without the annoying lyrics. Kukan Dub Lagan is up next, and this is the hole in the album for me. Everyone else seems to love this dude, but he leaves me cold. The bass and percussion on everything I’ve heard from him has this plasticy, fruityloops feel to is and this is no exception. Sorry mate: the rest of the world loves it but I find it placid and pedestrian, so Sound Of Africa (which sounds fuck all like Africa, don’t kid yourself) gets skipped. Beatlab:digital feat, Piri do well with Computer Meltdown (sounding like a dub track recorded by the HAL-9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey) and then with Turning Point (which sounds like Orbital reformed to make quality ambient dub, except on Planet Dog records). Zager’s I Believe You Johnny Walker is both very sketchy, a beat that’s used on something by massive attack with a bunch of very odd noises over the top. Cerebral and amusing – quality stuff. Omegaman pops back with Jazz Thing, sounding a little like soft-porn soundtrack (not that psyreviews ever watches porn, right ladies?). It has a shameless feelgood r&b vibe about it: but sitting here, staring out the window at the snow falling thick and fast on my van outside, it’s the perfect soundtrack. Fucking great music. Zager pops back for It Started With Chords, which lads me to believe that this guy is a very talented, but strange, human being. Think freeform (as in, truly psychedelic) jazz music over a drum pattern that might have had something to do with Squarepusher if he lived somewhere warmer than England. It’s also one of the best pieces of music I have heard in quite some time. Abdalek’s Se Sufi closes the album with, alright, a hint of shanty-chill. There’s a tabla, the message in the lyrics is all about tolerance and unity, and – well, excuse me for sounding all organic and vegan, but it fucking works. I mean, it really fucking works. This album is simply astounding. Honestly: I haven’t ever come across an album as fiendishly and immoveably full of character, dense with musical enjoyment, solidly quirky and genuinely fresh in fucking years.

10 out of 10
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Alain

Pretty good 'Ambient' stuff!
Mellowgrounds is a really nice album: i can't stop and listen to it. Goob vibes ahead!
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naasko - interchill.com, nativestaterecords.com

...an excellent debut album which gives a little something extra to everyone...
STYLE -
With warm tones, strong jazz influences and a good dose of funk Mellowgrounds, as its name implies, is a laidback electronic compilation of dub-fused electro-lounge and other undefined chill-out styles. Global beats weave together guitar, keys, vocals, and horns with the occasional trip through more psy-styled downtempo/dub spaces. Steady grooves blend nicely with the more atmospheric tracks on this album creating a refined and richly varied selection of sounds from artists around the world.

- MOOD -
The mood is generally upbeat but sometimes cruises through deeper places only to emerge refreshed and revived with new inspiration. Though sufficiently chilled-out there is enough happening instrumentally and musically to keep the dreamy head-space lucid and interesting. Offering windows into far-off lands bathed in late afternoon sunlight, the meandering progression of tracks invites you further into a sultry tropical backdrop of some fantasy island with Skizzo Franick, Ricardo Montalbon and a good bottle of wine

- ARTWORK -
Varying shades of soft, jade green striations make up an organic, crystalline patterning which comprise the front and back cover, inside and out. Tracklist and credits are featured on the inside panel of the booklet with a tracklist and times on the back tray cover.

- OVERALL -
Compiled by Mista Fabla, Mellowgrounds is courtesy of Mightyfatrecords in Israel. As its first release these 12 tracks bring a freshness both to the typical psy-chill and overcooked Cafe Del Mar sub-genres. Reflecting a refined aesthetic for the more acoustically-influenced electronic music this is an excellent debut album which gives a little something extra to everyone who's had their ear to the ground for the latest in downtempo goodness.

- WHO WILL LIKE THIS ALBUM -
Mellowgrounds will appeal to fans of the early 90's Freezone compilations, Transient Records' Mashed Mellow Grooves Series, as well as to anyone who appreciates the hybrid sounds and nu-lounge vibes of contemporary global electronica.
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