“Oceanic Chill” is a new compilation of chill out, downbeat, trip hop, dub, ambient and all round mellow grooves featuring 23 fresh artists brought together as proof that the underground is alive, well, and very relaxed about the whole thing. A sumptuous selection is presented from artists all hailing from Pacific nations to create a rich aural repository lovingly compiled by DJ Romantech head of Data:bass, the Auckland, NZ based DJ/Producer collective.
“The underground electronic music scene is just soaked with undiscovered talent. We cant wait around for a record company to decide that deep, thoughtful music will sell, because we’re putting our souls into saying something with sound and we want people to hear it. I didn’t want to put together another compilation unless it was special, that I had a CD of artists who’s passion and integrity resonates in the soul and beauty of the music.”
And from the sheer depth and capacity of sites such as myspace, the Oceanic release feeds the best elements accessible together into a potent brew of soothing rhythms and melodic beats.
Check out the dense, dreamy ripples of Exstus, Canartic, Hazam, Monta and DJ Manik drifting vocals afloat on tracks from Virginifalame ,Plus Nueva, the groovy currents of Billy Dragon, Photoplay Prosecutor, Mercy Dirt Scheme and Antiquity the trickling melodies of Monodrama, Junk Shop Star, Sonic Stylus and Elements, plus the dubwise marinations of J Harry Long and Emu, as well as remixes and collaborations from Romantech himself, this is truly a solid collection of rich melodic downtempo beats straight off the top shelf.
This CD is perfect for meditative and relaxing non intrusive listening - perfect for cafes, resraurants, lobbies, I even sold copies to the local church and funeral directors!
www.myspace.com/romantech // New Zealand
www.myspace.com/exstus // Austin, US
www.myspace.com/photoplayprosecutor // NYC, US
www.myspace.com/jharrylong // New Zealand
www.myspace.com/monta // Kansas City, US
www.myspace.com/themonodrama // Malaysia
www.myspace.com/sonicstylus // Cali, US
www.myspace.com/plusnueva // Singapore
www.myspace.com/hazam // New Zealand
www.myspace.com/Canartic // Austin, US
www.myspace.com/antiquity1 // N. Dakota, US
www.myspace.com/virginiaflame // NSW, Australia
www.myspace.com/ourelements // Arizona, US
www.myspace.com/catguts // New Zealand
www.myspace.com/junkshopstar // New Zealand
www.myspace.com/wyvil // New Zealand
www.myspace.com/manikdj // New Zealand
www.blueamp.net.nz/emu // New Zealand