Paul Chin is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Toronto, Canada. He works as a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer in the real world, and as a producer and DJ on the internet. Having grown from making breakbeats in his bedroom for a now-defunct rap career to producing more refined, yet less distinct, flavours of electronic music, Paul has self-released two solo EPs and one split EP with Cosmonostro teammate Eli Colburn. His Cosmonostro debut, Fossil, was a runaway success on the 2013 Advent Calendar, and he’s finally returned with the full-length effort he’s been crafting for months.
Meet Psymun from Minneapolis, another young producer with the innate ability to create soulful lo-fi instrumentals. His work is moody and sexy, but also a little twisted. I don’t mind it at all. Think Shlohmo. Think FlyLo. Think SA-RA. Think Das Rascist.
Whether he likes it or not, Anthony Valadez (AntVala) is an honorary Around Sounds artist. He’s down-to-earth, he’s super talented and he loves the sounds coming from Toronto.
Domu is back!
Five years after he announced his retirement from the music business, the man/myth/legend has finally returned.
"Word is born. With Planet Earth in a state of great chaos and turmoil, a force of extraordinary magnitude from across the multiverse has come to assist. As we approach the great inevitability, Exmag brings the soulful sounds of the future to aid in your journey. Peace to all worlds!”
On Friday, I went straight home after work and my girlfriend was playing a mix by Jon Reyes. It was his latest Five For Friday, a weekly series on Soundcloud that she has grown very fond of. As I began changing my clothes, I noticed this instalment was more eclectic… a little more psychedelic… a little downtempo. I thought it was dope! One track really stood out, but we were heading out and I didn’t have a chance to read up. So, I made a mental note.