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Gone But Never Forgotten: Kid Atlaas

Over the weekend, we learned the tragic news that the young and extremely talented Parisian producer,
Kid Atlaas, passed away. This young man had a real flair for creating music. His work reflected a range of emotions that showed heart and soul was carefully put into each piece. Just two months ago, he released a track titled, “M.,” to satiate our ears in the meantime, as he worked on his second EP, Gourmandise, to be released via Cosmonostro later this year. We do not know whether this album will be released or not, but we know that we can hold on to the legacy Kid Atlaas left with us in the music he had already shared with the world. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to him. Our warmest condolences go out to his family.

Below are a few of our favorite Kid Atlaas tracks.
May his life be celebrated through his music.



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Soundpalette, currently based in Tennessee, recently began his production journey but has a skill set that is quickly evolving past its verdant stage. Last month, one of his works was featured on the SuicideSheeep YouTube channel, and received great audience response and feedback. Today, we are focusing on his latest track, “Questions.” He ideally captures the essence of a downtempo piece, with an undulating bassline that will have you swaying in is lathering waves. A consonance created by pitch-bent vocal slices and soothing harmonies enrapture your ears. We recommend you keep this lad on your radar!

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Adroit in his musical creations, 17-year-old UK beatmaker, IGLOOGHOST, lures us in with “Frenchopen (feat. milo).” This piece comes from his Treetunnels EP released via Error Broadcast a few months ago. As you dip into this track, you get the sensation you’ve just embarked a vessel of beats voyaging amid surging waves of bass with an astral sky of synth patterns hovering above. A rap verse by milo ambiguously anchors us back onto land. “Frenchopen" is a thrilling aural experience that you will want to continue reliving.

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Last week, the French-based audiovisual label, Cosmonostro, delighted its listeners by presenting them with a sampler compilation of tracks off upcoming releases for the year 2014. For only being established for a year now, Cosmonostro has already built solid catalog of producers and beatmakers. The label was founded by graphic designer and initial co-founder of Soulection, Guillaume Bonte, aka 96. Guillaume embraces an array of genres, unveiling refreshing musical talent that pushes boundaries. Although the roster’s core is French, intercontinental artists are also enlisted. Brimming with pristine sounds, this sampler’s sequence flows with harmony. We can already tell this will be a very exciting year for Cosmonostro. We couldn’t be more pumped to hear what else the label’s artists have in store for our ears. 

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Artwork by: Kae

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Last week, the French-based audiovisual label, Cosmonostro, delighted its listeners by presenting them with a sampler compilation of tracks off upcoming releases for the year 2014. For only being established for a year now, Cosmonostro has already built solid catalog of producers and beatmakers. The label was founded by graphic designer and initial co-founder of Soulection, Guillaume Bonte, aka 96. Guillaume embraces an array of genres, unveiling refreshing musical talent that pushes boundaries. Although the roster’s core is French, intercontinental artists are also enlisted. Brimming with pristine sounds, this sampler’s sequence flows with harmony. We can already tell this will be a very exciting year for Cosmonostro. We couldn’t be more pumped to hear what else the label’s artists have in store for our ears.

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Artwork by: Kae

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IAMNOBODI’s and Mikos Da Gawd’s production skills coalesce seamlessly in “Fluid,” a track off of IAMNOBODI’s latest EP release, Dearly Beloved. Colossal in its symphonic structure, the composition’s drum cadence escalates into an irresistible flux. Serenading female vocals, subtle chanting, and ethnic music-infused melodies ride on the current of the beat. The pairing of these two producers resulted in sheer dynamite.

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Deon Custom is a producer based out of the Netherlands. “Labyrinth Garden,” off his Ametrine EP struck hard for us. Propelled by a sonic bassline is a constellation of vibrant and mellifluous harmonies. You’ll be swept away with exhilaration as you take in this golden composition. 

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Deon Custom is a producer based out of the Netherlands. “Labyrinth Garden,” off his Ametrine EP struck hard for us. Propelled by a sonic bassline is a constellation of vibrant and mellifluous harmonies. You’ll be swept away with exhilaration as you take in this golden composition.

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Filipino-Korean electronic music producer, Bo Jong Kim, known as RỲMSSN, envelops you in aural bliss with his latest track, “MIRLADE.” Intricate layers of synth builds and breakdowns glide effervescently over a swinging beat. RỲMSSN has been steady in cultivating his sound and is headed in a direction that is sure to appeal to several listeners. This production shimmers with sound-crafting finesse and maturity. Be sure to stay up-to-date with his material!

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Artwork by: Bo Jong Kim

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London producer, Melo-Zed, brings forth this ear-massaging beat titled, “About [her].” Resonating with organic sounds and featuring a tasteful selection of samples, including clips of dialogue from the lovely Lauryn Hill, this track a great representation of Melo-Zed’s meticulously-crafted offerings. Going through his SoundCloud page was a real delight and we urge you check it out too.

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This MOCD Exclusive, “Hysteresis,” is brought to you by German producer, Scientific. Keep a tight grip as rousing synths and innovative percussive work enrapture your mind. This track is accented by a beaming, kaleidoscope delivery that cannot go unnoticed. Special thanks go to Scientific for participating in the MOCD’s March Madness!

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Photo by: Scientific