Compilation albums are so great. They allow for an equal parts mixture of the familiar and the unexpected, which means you’ll almost always find a new artist you can vibe to or a new sonic foray from someone you’re already following; or both! And both is likely to be the case on what we have for you today: Sea Crunk Vol. 1.
Released by budding Detroit imprint, L*EVATD Music, this 13-track collection of music features a blend of innovative beat-pushers from both the Midwest and West coast. You may recognize a few names like Intellitard, Onhell, and Tiger Fresh while less familiar faces like ARISTOI, Mt. Analogue, SWAGU, and Ancient Mermaids are sure to leave a positive impression. The release is fairly experimental and spans quite a solid chunk of the low-end heavy genres of dance music; hypnotizing rhythms and ethereal melodies abound, making for a truly entrancing musical journey. To sweeten the deal even further, the whole album is available for free via the label’s Bandcamp. Give it a listen after the jump and be sure to support these up & comers if you’re feelin’ the vibe!