• Amir Mashayekhi

SATELLITE SELECTS - March 2021: New Music From BOP, Tangent, ZULI, and More

Each monthly Spotify playlist, ordered by premiere date, focuses on showcasing at least one song from forward-thinking electronic music released during that timeframe.

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Welcome to another edition of SATELLITE SELECTS - this time, we are looking at releases from March 2021 curated on our official Spotify playlist. We contributed a release to this list with Distant Arrays Volume 03, the third edition of our various artist series.

BOP - Perehod EP (Hospital Records)

Released on March 5th, 2021 - support on Bandcamp here


Microfunk maestro BOP returns onto our radar with a club-ready EP and some of his best work yet. Rather than sticking to his usual formula of low-fidelity, glitchy, slightly melancholic drum 'n' bass, Perehod EP dives onto the dancefloor with a more full-spectrum sound. Though some of his recognizable traits can still be heard, the project feels more mature and accessible to a larger audience of clubgoers. Its groovy tendencies are always met with lush, emotive pads, reminding me that warm weather and better days are near.

Favorite tracks: NDE, Beach Simulator 3D, Hiding


Tangent - Evolutionary Origins (n5MD)

Released on March 12th, 2021 - support on Bandcamp here


Oakland-based record label n5MD has continued to have a strong influence on us over the years. They have been a driving force in the U.S. ambient/electronica community for decades now and already have made 2021 a great year for their fanbase. The label's newest offering comes from Dutch duo Tangent with Evolutionary Cycles, their third full-length album released with the West Coast crew. The record travels through what we have come to expect from the duo, yet with a slight twist - an ambient setting and golden-age electronica meet dub techno influences and an overall cold, hollow feeling.


Favorite tracks: Imminent Transformation, Empty Waves, Isolated Mechanisms


ZULI - All Caps (UIQ)

Released on March 12th, 2021 - support on Bandcamp here


Egyptian club king ZULI returns with some of his most demanding work yet. Over the last few years, many of his tracks have made it onto the biggest stages around the world, all becoming secret dancefloor weapons for DJ sets. All Caps, his first release in nearly three years, picks up right where he left off and delivers six rhythmic, bass-heavy, and downright grotesque tracks. I do not think I will ever get tired of hearing what ZULI has to contribute to club music.


Favorite tracks: Keen Demag, Penicillin Duck, Bassous

We hope you enjoy our selection of new music to discover; a typed list is provided below for archiving purposes as the Spotify playlist is updated each month to showcase new releases.


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SATELLITE SELECTS - MARCH 2021: TRACK LIST (ARTIST - TRACK NAME)

  1. One Million Eyes - Oceano

  2. Canopy - Red Shift

  3. Dream Sequence - Changement

  4. BOP - NDE

  5. BOP - Beach Simulator 3D

  6. Dillard - Apart

  7. Two Shell - Speedrun

  8. Walton - Dread II

  9. ZULI - Keen Demag

  10. ZULI - Penicillin Duck

  11. Denham Audio - Run Da Ting

  12. Special Request - Vellichor

  13. Prayer - Pressure

  14. Tangent - Empty Waves

  15. Tangent - Isolated Mechanisms

  16. Sleepnet - Love No More

  17. Ankou - Ghostly

  18. Low End Activist - Engineers Origins

  19. Loomis - Proteus

  20. gonima - Luminescence

  21. Proc Fiskal - Baguettes

  22. PTTRN - Disappear 1

  23. Dogpatrol - Temperature Is Rising

  24. Clark - Disguised Foundation

  25. Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders - Movement 1