Special News Release: Early Morning Breaks Vol. 3 now available!

EMB Vol. 3 cover art

We promised you an update, and here it is! Massa and Tetsuroh are excited to share the news with you that our track "Frosted Glass" is officially released on Early Morning Breaks Vol. 3 and is now available for download, along with the rest of the album, as of July 24. We just received our copy in the mail a few days ago and had the chance to preview it in its entirety... Massa has had it playing for the past two days, and we're absolutely nowhere near tired of hearing it.

The Nuts and Bolts

This double CD compilation album features tracks by various artists, including Chris Coco, Eddie Thoneick, Erick Morillo, Paul Kalkbrenner, Bent, Gregor Salto, and Wax Poetic featuring Norah Jones. Oh, and Echolocation, too. :D

And as a side note, both the physical album and the Juno download have advantages over one another. For instance, Juno features the full-length, unmixed tracks. This makes for extra listening time, but without the smoothly mixed transitions on the CDs. Additionally, there are some tracks that cannot be downloaded separately from the full album, but downloading the whole thing gives you two bonus continuous DJ Mixes that are not available with the CDs: Early Morning Breaks Vol 3 Session One and Session Two (about an hour and 15 minutes each of chilled listening pleasure).

Our First Impression

While they're both catchy, Vol 3 is a bit smoother than its predecessor, Vol. 2, which had songs with more progression. It's (obviously) a lot longer than 2 as well, but - despite it's length - has a smooth, long-mix feeling with subtle changes to take you on a cool, relaxed ride without wearing you out... And kudos to Peacelounge for releasing this compilation in July - it's a great summer chillout album.

Expect to see another Insider Review sometime in the coming months, where we'll spotlight some of the upcoming, lesser-known talent to be found here. In the meantime, check out this promo video for EMB Vol 3 from Planet Radio.


Mix Fix: DJ Thrift

Licensed to Chill Vol. 2

This week on Mix Fix we're happy to bring you nearly one hour of chilled tunes from DJ Thrift of Buffalo, NY. Licensed to Chill Vol. 2 features 15 uplifting lounge tracks -- great sounds for getting psyched up for a night on the town, or for playing at a Saturday-night, at-home, chill-out lounge party. Just beware of the Ninjas.

Genre: Chillout / Trip Hop / Lounge / Ninja Tune / Acid Jazz
Featured Artists: Amon Tobin, Hexastatic, Fragile State, Dj Krush, Dj Cam, The Herbaliser, Soulive, Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack, Up Bustle And Out, Mr Scruff, Guardner, Tosca, Blue States


Mix Fix: Celia FELIX

Luxury in the Living Room

For great Sunday afternoon or rainy day relaxation, curl up with a book and chill out with Clelia Felix's Luxury Lounge podcast on Mixcloud. This French musician/composer/songwriter creates mixes for sceen.fm, a German Internet podcast station, which we also recommend checking out. This particular Cloudcast features exactly one hour of chillout music for your lazy living room needs.

Genre: Chillout / Balearic / Lounge / Luxury Lounge / Chilled Beats
Featured Artists: Bliss, Clelia Felix, Christophe Goze, Afterlife, Blank & Jones, Delirium Feat. Sarah Mclachlan, Omaya, Goloka, Partial, Mystic Diversions, Future Sound Of London


Mix Fix: Raph Schouten

Summer Twilight

To get you revved up for the coming summer switchover, this weekend we invite you to join us in enjoying some of the relaxed lounge tunes brought to you by Raph Schouten, from the Netherlands. In this 14-track Cloudcast, Lounge Sessions Vol. 2, Raph delivers over one hour of cool lounge tunes that mix in well with the mood of a setting or rising sun.

Genre: Lounge / Chillout / Summer / Nujazz / Sensual
Featured artists: Sven Van Hees; Enigmatic; Air; Bombay Dub Orchestra (Remix by Thievery Corp.); Dj Lemark; Dalminjo (Remix by Deep Bossa); Joe Cuba Sextet; Namara, Lounge Generation; Espresso El Lago; Merge Of Equals; Smoke City; Aqua Bassino; Classen Collective; Soul Bossa Trio (Jazzanova Mix)


Echolocation News Digest for June, 2011

compiled by Lydia Niehaus Takemoto

Featured topics for June, 2011:
  • Upcoming Release on Early Morning Breaks, Vol 3
  • Thank-you letter from Massa and Tetsuroh
  • Continuing call for Reviews/Ratings

    Upcoming Release on Early Morning Breaks,Vol 3

    We're proud to announce our second appearance in peacelounge's chillout/downtempo compilation series, Early Morning Breaks Volume 3. Due for release on June 24, this album features our track, "Frosted Glass," and will be available for digital purchase through most major online distribution sites like Amazon.com and iTunes. 

    (Stay tuned for more information on physical CD distribution.)

    CD Track list and  info:

    CD 1
    01. Alison Degbe & Alex B. Smoove - early morning breaks intro
    02. Darwin & Backwall feat. Emelie Wallin - Good Morning Stockholm (Ozgur Can Remix)
    03. Empresarios - Siesta
    04. Jean Honeymoon - Bang Bang (Lazy Hammock Chillout Mix)
    05. Wax Poetic - Angels feat. Norah Jones
    06. Bent - Exercise 4
    07. Boulevard - On My Own (Sleepless Nights Mix)
    08. Loopaland feat. C. C. - At Sunset (Beach House Mix)
    09. Tereza - Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime
    10. Fritz Kalkbrenner - Wingman
    11. Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick ft. S. Taylor - Live Your Life (Eddie Thoneick’s Chill Out Mix)
    12. Keramick & Lobo - Answers
    13. Sudaka - Day One (Lounge Mix)
    14. Squib - I Love This Music
    15. Gregor Salto and Florian T - Horizonte (GS Cape Sunset Mix)
    16. Therese - Shed My Skin (Radio Edit)
    17. Echolocation - Frosted Glass
    18. Hans HiScore feat. Lisa - Weak

    CD 2
    01. Unit Blue - Estamos Esperando (Chill Mix)
    02. Purple Avenue - Love And Sex And Magic
    03. Deep Dive Corp. - Wider
    04. Alex B. Groove feat. Alison Degbe - You Make Me (Alex B. Smoove’s Sundown Remix)
    05. Paul Kalkbrenner - Pl├Ątscher
    06. Sinan Mercenk - I Wanna Go Dancing
    07. Flight Facilities - Crave You feat. Giselle
    08. Mr. Kato & Bee - Scantily Dressed
    09. Chris Coco - Summer Sun
    10. Monodeluxe - Devotion
    11. M8ykeys & Buck Precious feat. Saba Tewelde - This Woman’s Work
    12. Philipp Ort - Paris Nights (Inxec & Matt Tolfrey Remix)
    13. Ping meets Chris Ahrens - Left
    14. Quicksand - Quicksand
    15. Tom Tom Club - Love To Love You Baby (Tom Novy & The Gran’ Flow Mix)
    16. m.age.project - It All Comes feat. manoo
    17. Levitation feat. Cathy Battistessa - More Than Ever People

    Compiled by Mark Hartmann & Christian Arndt
    Mastered & Mixed by Mick von Oppen
    Photography by www.geturshot.com
    Model: Jasmin Hoetjes

    Thank-you Letter from Massa and Tetsuroh

    Dear Loyal Fans,

    Self-released EP for $5
    from CDBaby's Sale bin.
    We’d like to thank everyone for following us here on Blogger, and we hope you're enjoying our posts! It has been one month since we created this site to keep you updated on cool stuff emerging in our genre, and we hope to have your continued readership and support.

    Also, we hope you liked our free download of "Midnight Swim" on SoundCloud. We ended the download period on May 31st, but you can continue to stream the song on Massa's SoundCloud page. Also, we'll be posting it here for streaming so you can listen as you browse around our other posts.

    Thanks for your support!

    Love and Peace,
    Massa Takemoto and Tetsuroh Konishi (Echolocation)

    Midnight Swim by massa takemoto

    Continuing Call for Reviews/Ratings

    We'd like you to know that Echolocation is still seeking reviews and feedback from our listeners regarding Beauty in an Empty Glass. If you've obtained the album, please leave a short comment or rating on one of the various distribution sites  (Amazon, iTunes, etc.) to let everyone know what you think of our stuff. And remember to be honest!

    Massa and Tetsuroh