Koushik Gosh (known professionally simply as Koushik) is a Bengali-Canadian electronic musician from Dundas, Ontario.Koushik is signed to Stones Throw Records and has released a collection of singles and EPs from 2001–2005 on that label, Be With (2005), and the debut full length, Out my Window (2008). He has worked with Four Tet, Caribou, and remixed Madvillain.
Koushik's music has been described as "1960s psychedelic pop" tinged with "spacey soul," "ethereal," and "frugal astral jazz, gentle funk ... and folk" cobbled together.His recordings are notable for his "breathy," heavily processed vocals laid over instrumental tracks with a hip-hop feel.
While his earlier releases on EP, and the collected release Be With, received less enthusiastic reviews and was described as "a nascent musician finding his feet," the LP Out My Window received a 7.9/10 from Pitchfork, a 7/10 from Pop Matters, and an 8/10 from Drowned in Sound.This later sound was described as "a candyland of lilting psychedelic moods and stoner nostalgia where songs undulate, shift form, and drool into one another..."
Outside of Ghosh's solo project, he also performs with Caribou as part of the Caribou Vibration Ensemble.
Ghosh is a first-generation Canadian who studied classical Indian music as a child.Ghosh has master's degrees in biostatistics and ethnomusicology from the University of Vermont. In 2008, NPR reported that Koushik was living in upstate Vermont.
Kieran Hebden, best known by the stage name Four Tet, is an English musician. Hebden first came to prominence as a member of the band Fridge before establishing himself as a solo artist.
Madvillainy is the sole studio album by American hip hop duo Madvillain, comprising MC MF Doom and producer Madlib. It was released on March 23, 2004 on Stones Throw Records.
Madvillain was an American hip hop duo consisting of two MCs and producers, MF DOOM and Madlib. Their debut album Madvillainy was met with wide critical acclaim for its unique approach. Their short songs, obscure lyrics and sparse choruses made for a sound that was generally unfriendly to commercial radio, but was lauded as a key aspect of their identity as an underground act.
Otis Jackson Jr., known professionally as Madlib, is an American DJ, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and rapper. One of the most prolific and critically acclaimed hip hop producers of the 2000s, he is widely known for his collaborations with MF DOOM, J Dilla, and Freddie Gibbs. Madlib has described himself as a "DJ first, producer second, and MC last."
Stones Throw Records is an American independent record label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has released music ranging from hip hop to experimental psychedelic rock. LA Weekly deemed the label an "eternally evolving experiment" in celebration of its 20th anniversary.
Grizzly Bear is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band consists of Edward Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor, and Christopher Bear. The band employs traditional and electronic instruments. Their sound has been categorized as psychedelic pop, folk rock, and experimental, and is dominated by the use of vocal harmonies.
Alfred Darlington, better known by their stage name Daedelus, is an American record producer based in Los Angeles, California. They are a part of the groups The Long Lost and Adventure Time. They are affiliated with the internet radio station Dublab.
Be With is a compilation album by Koushik, a Canadian hip hop musician. Serving as Koushik's first major release, the album compiles tracks from three of Koushik's old EPs: Battle Times, Be With and One In A Day. The Be With EP was released as a 12" vinyl. The album is intended to be reminiscent of 1960s psych-pop. Koushik also provides singing vocals to the tracks.
Dirty Projectors is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band is the project of singer-songwriter David Longstreth, who has served as the band's sole constant member throughout numerous line-up changes. The band's current line-up consists of Longstreth, alongside Mike Daniel Johnson (drums), Maia Friedman, Felicia Douglass and Kristin Slipp.
Nights Out is the second album by British electronic act Metronomy, released on 8 September 2008 through Because Music.
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Richard David James, best known by the stage name Aphex Twin, is a British musician. He is best known for his idiosyncratic work in electronic styles such as techno and ambient music in the 1990s, and has also been associated with the electronic subgenre known as intelligent dance music. In 2001, Guardian journalist Paul Lester called James "the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music".
Chaz Bear, known professionally as Toro y Moi, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and graphic designer. His music has taken on many forms since he began recording, but he is often identified with the rise of the chillwave movement in 2010 and 2011. His stage name is a multilingual expression consisting of the Spanish words toro and y and the French word moi.
Swim is the fifth studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Caribou on April 20, 2010 by City Slang and Merge. It is his third album credited under Caribou and deviates from the psychedelic pop and took influences from various kinds of electronic dance music, especially deep house and minimal techno.
EP's 1988–1991 is a compilation album by Anglo-Irish alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine, released on 4 May 2012 on Sony. It features four of the band's extended plays for Creation Records—You Made Me Realise (1988), Feed Me with Your Kiss (1988), Glider (1990) and Tremolo (1991)—and seven additional rare and unreleased songs.
EP2 is the second EP in a series of EPs released by American alternative rock band Pixies, released on January 3, 2014.
Dave Harrington is an American multi-instrumentalist, producer and one half of the electronic music duo Darkside, along with Nicolas Jaar. Harrington attended Brown University, where he studied modern culture and media. He played in numerous Brooklyn indie-rock bands including ARMS, Thunder And Lightning, and Translations. Harrington also scored the 2010 documentary about Pablo Escobar that aired on the BBC.
Nick Rodriguez, better known by his stage name M.E.D., is an American rapper from Oxnard, California. He was formerly known as Medaphoar. He has been signed to Stones Throw Records.
Add Violence is the sixth extended play (EP) and eleventh major release by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. Released through The Null Corporation and Capitol Records on July 19, 2017, it is the second in a trilogy of releases, following the EP Not the Actual Events (2016) and preceding the band's ninth studio album Bad Witch (2018). It was produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.