In 2002, Praveen Sharma aka Braille aka 1/2 of Sepalcure founded Percussion Lab, an organization that has assisted the proliferation of electronic music in the greater New York area through live events and a non-profit hosting service for mixes and live sets. Recognizing that most bedroom producers just need an outlet for their music, Sharma and Percussion Lab have put on dozens of artists over the past ten years. To celebrate a decade of existence, Sharma has put together Cambio, a protean compilation of songs from the likes of Daedelus, Lando Kal, Shigeto, Mux Mool and Machinedrum. The tape benefits Percussion Lab’s various operational costs, as well as Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, and is a measly $5. We don’t usually hawk releases in this manner, but you really should pull 500 cents out of your velour coin purse (we all have on of those, right?) and throw it Sharma’s way. Stream below.
It’s difficult to imagine the mental state Travis Stewart (some know him as Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma inhabit when they meld minds/conjoin/come together as Sepalcure. The duo have explored every corner of the bass-universe, tricking out a sound that hasn’t disappointed yet. 2011’s self-titled debut was one of the year’s best and the two have stayed busy in 2012, indulging in their respective solo careers. It’s been too long since Stewart and Sharma have joined forces, but today sees the drought end with a dub-y remix of Tomas Barfod’s “November Skies”. Stripping the large majority of the original’s vocal work, Sepalcure install complex percussion and heavy low-end effects including some tactful wobble bass. Stream below and grab the “November Skies” single via Friends of Friends on November 26.