Flashlight Tag
Flashlight Tag
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Flashlight Tag // Smoke Don’t Smoke // Head Underwater present…


Some words from Tim of SDS:

Talking about music is a much different experience than listening to music. Genres at once confine, and define a musical endeavor. They can be offensive to some, and clarifying for others. Most recently genres grow like parasites, dividing into sub-genres, and even further into sub-sub-genres. Artists may always be disappointed with the genres they are inadvertently placed in by music writers, bloggers, and critics. But the fact that we have the luxury, not only of listening to more music than has ever been available, but to converse about it, is one I hope I never take for granted.

Genre creation will always be a fascinating process to watch. It happens everyday as the evolution of music outruns our ability to describe it.

Dopewave is an experiment in genre creation. Birthed out of a new group of young producers creating electronic sounds, that are simultaneously like nothing, and like everything you’ve ever heard. They reside primarily on SoundCloud, forcing us to become foragers among the clouds in constant search for that perfectly shaped sound. They are sounds that could attract several genres, from disco to trap, ambient to hip-hop, shoegaze to post-dub, and on and on. New sounds need new identifiers.

Flashlight Tag, Smoke Don’t Smoke, and Head Underwater have pooled their resources to gather a sample test for our great Dopewave experiment. We each foraged three producers of our choosing and asked for an exclusive track. Whether our findings were conclusive or not, may never be known in this world of constant evolution. Take a listen, and see for yourself if our hypothesis stands true ~ DOPEWAVE IS REAL.


1. Windslo - “It’s Too Late”

2. Peh Per Ghost - “When It’s For You”

3. Taquwami - “Λlieɳs”

4. MedicineHat - “Garden Child”

5. warui kettei - “Eden”

6. Trap Arnold - “||KingCup||”

7. thirtycenturyman - “October”

8. The Beach Boys - “I Know There’s An Answer (BeachesBeaches Remix)”

9. StewRat - “Freeze”

You can stream/download DOPEWAVE IS REAL for free @ Bandcamp.

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Much love,

-Flashlight Tag

Friday, June 3, 2011

Flashlight Tag // One Year Together

[Album art by Warren Hildebrand]

Flashlight Tag is now one year old. Wow.

1. Thank you for making music that is challenging, experimental, and unusual.

2. Thank you for reading, sharing, and listening.

Special thanks to verb/re/verb, Life: Aquatic, East to West, Stadiums & Shrines, Smoke Don’t Smoke, Head Underwater, Pasta Primavera, Grrrizz’ly, Potholes In My Blog, No Fear of Pop, Aurora Vibes (RIP), and Yvynyl. I could easily go on and on, but these are a few special blogs that really inspired me to keep at it.

I have no idea where this blog is headed next. I’m not even exactly sure how I ended up in this wonderful community of music lovers and enthusiasts. I just feel extremely lucky and truly blessed. 

I love all of you.

Heres a free mixtape for your enjoyment. It’s called One Year Together

"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul"



1. Moat In Input- “Gettinupinthemornin-mountain tip”

2. Co La- “Smooth Solidarity”

3. Okinawa Lifestyle- “Nii”

4. It is rain in my face- “When You Left”

5. Beaumont- “Midnight”

6. Aaron Ferguson- “Mioso”

7. Selva Oscura- “Jungle Kids”

8. Super Magic Hats- “Happy Jazz”

9. Flash Forest- “Paranoiyalackofcommunication”

10. Giraffage- ” Waste Yr Time”

11. Rimar- “Hi”

Stream Here

Download Here


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