The new year has brought in a stream of delicious tone setting projects, one of which coming from Washington-based producer, Gus Isaacson, better known as Goosetaf. Following up from his phenomenal debut album, 'Elastic Jungle', we're now presented with the 'Oasis' EP-- a wavy four track collection that showcases some of his most eclectic work to date.
With the first Pastry Beats showcase having debuted in Boston; very successfully, and some killer episodes of the podcast recorded and coming up soon, it's finally time for some self-reflection. We've curated a beats showcase, made tons of new friends, eaten the most divine pastries, but most importantly, had our ears peered and ready for new music.
Mehdi Benjelloun, also known as Petit Biscuit, has always been a joy to follow and audibly explore. Although, his music is EDM in a general sense, Mehdi's sound is something that only he has mastered painting with. Delving into his new album, 'Presence', I felt an indescribable curiosity. However, coming out of the album, I gained a newfound appreciation for him and his boundary-expanding approach to a genre that's changed my life.
Allem Iversom, a Soundcloud account that has recently sprung to some level of recognition, shows the inner workings of one of Pastry Beats' favorites, Harris Cole.This debut project, Without You, shares some incredibly beautiful works made from well-selected sample material. Despite the whole sampling vs non-sampling ordeal, Allem moves past this and contributes to these works with his previously-discovered sound.
Iglooghost presents us with his debut full-length titled Neo Wax Bloom, permanently stapling himself in the electronic music community with some of his most colorful, textured, and vivid work to date.