• Amir Mashayekhi

SATELLITE SELECTS - September 2020: New Music From Shlohmo, Sully, Sophia Loizou, and More

Updated: Nov 2, 2020

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. As we approach the fourth quarter of 2020 and prepare for a strong October release schedule, we look back at another month of fresh releases from all over electronic music. We also got to contribute to those new releases with the premiere of our third EP courtesy of Agent O.


Highlighted below are some more of our favorite releases from September, followed by our Spotify playlist and a track list to archive since the playlist is updated each month.


Shlohmo - Heaven Inc. EP (Friends Of Friends)

Released on September 4th, 2020 - support on Bandcamp here


Over a year after releasing one of the best electronic albums of 2019, LA-based producer Shlohmo returns with his next project: a 4-track EP that truly feels like a direct sequel to his highly-acclaimed record The End.


There is often a routine where a producer's next project may feel like tracks that did not make it to the previous main project; Heaven Inc. EP is not that, but instead an extension of The End with its apocalyptic, sometimes gritty, always emotional setting. With this release, Shlohmo has doubled down on the "alternative rock meets hip-hop beats" fusion and it continues to pay off. Each track in the EP stays within his fortified realm yet introduces something new to be excited about, whether it be raw drums, ambient moments, or a fun use of synthesizers.


Sully - Swandive (Astrophonica)

Released on September 25th, 2020 - support on Bandcamp here


Though music is entirely subjective, it is rather hard to think of someone doing jungle better quality-wise than Sully and that seems to have become the general consensus.


It has gotten to the point where his music has become so recognizable - in a genre where the Amen and Think break populate almost every track around, how does one cut through and become unique? Sully seems to have figured out the formula; his newest EP is nothing short of his best and most experimental work yet. Some of the new ideas presented in this project push the envelope further than any recent jungle release, which also makes it no surprise that a label like Astrophonica would help bring the EP to fruition.


Sophia Loizou - Untold (Houndstooth)

Released on September 25th, 2020 - support on Bandcamp here


Multi-faceted artist Sophia Loizou returns to the world-renowned Houndstooth imprint with Untold, her third full-length record and perhaps her best work yet.


Though the album has a consist ambient theme, signs of a distant club emerge with random breaks appearing in the soundscape, keeping the listener on their toes. She does a wonderful job at creating a contrast between cinematic ambiance and occasional rhythm. As an artist, Loizou is incredibly gifted in multiple mediums - she's an author of speculative fiction and also gives lectures on music production, all as she works on her PhD at the University of London. Her brilliance in many disciplines can surely be heard throughout this project.

Other notable releases heard this past month: a 3-track EP heading in a new direction for Ternion Sound, a long-awaited soulful drum 'n' bass project from Alix Perez, and another Hudson Mohawke beat tape.


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.


SATELLITE SELECTS - SEPTEMBER 2020: TRACK LIST (ARTIST - TRACK NAME)

  1. Shlohmo - Looking at Plants

  2. Shlohmo - Misanthrope

  3. Agent O - Rain

  4. Agent O - Somewhere In Between

  5. Al Wooton - Snake Dance

  6. Drum Thing - Space Hulk

  7. Pessimist - No Fxxxing Soul

  8. Alex R - Last Attempt

  9. Laksa - Sen On One

  10. Arcane - Temples

  11. Ternion Sound - Spiral

  12. Guy Andrews - 1.5

  13. Yui Onodera - Ray 5

  14. Jim Kimchi & Valance Drakes - Seasonal Dispute

  15. Bas Dobbelaer - Diversion

  16. Alix Perez - Ain't Nothing

  17. Alix Perez - Blurred Lines

  18. Hudson Mohawke - 3_2

  19. Hudson Mohawke - Hooker In A Cardboard Box

  20. Rebecca Phillips - Senseless Summer (Loraine James Remix)

  21. Levela - Barnacles

  22. Thys & Two Fingers - Charlatan

  23. Current Value & MVRK - Human Error

  24. Sully - Poison

  25. Sully - Swandive

  26. Coco Bryce - Rising High

  27. Lakeway - Palm Trees

  28. Sophia Loizou - Celestial Web

  29. Sophia Loizou - Hypnotik

  30. Dorian Concept - E13 - Alt Take

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