Sick Whips

Astro Nautico, the label responsible for putting out solid releases by howse, Time Wharp, Kuhn, Obey City, and Paul Jones, recently dropped Atlantics: Vol. 2, a beastly (and free) 41-track compilation of bass-heavy dance tracks, suffocated hip-hop, and ethereal bathdub constructions. Each morning this week, I’ll pick one of my favorite tracks, so you can start your day off astronautically.

Sick Whip’s “Saudeleur” is the penultimate track on Atlantics: Vol 2, and with good reason. It’s lulling ambience and tinkly aesthetic is the perfect way to wind down such a frenetic compilation of mutated dance tracks. Sick Whip’s SoundCloud claims that he/she/they/it is/are from Nan Madol, Micronesia, a ruined city located off the shore of Pohnpei island. This track makes me almost believe it.

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Chocolate Grinder

CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.