After an enormous amount of hype and impressive remixes of the likes of Four Tet and Dillon Francis, the 32 American singer-songwriter is back to “rekindle his love affair with music.”
With listening to a couple of the tracks so far, we can’t completely vouch for the entire release, but just incase you have been following the release very closely, you can now stream it on its entirety through iTunes.
And of course if you missed his appearance on this weekends SNL, here is probably the highlight of the show with a sketch titled “Bring It on Down to Vegan Ville”
Major Lazer, the genre bending outfit lead by Diplo had set to release upcoming album, Free the Universe in February but then later postponed to a possibly April 15th release. However, that still hasn’t discouraged Diplo for giving the world another preview of what is to come. Joined by the wholesome vocals of Vampire Weekend’s Erza, BBC Radio 1′s Annie Mac premiered the hazy and reggae inspired track “Jessica” over the weekend.
Also, Vampire Weekend is set to release a new album later this year May 7 titled Modern Vampires of the City via XL Recordings.
Myspace is not the only thing Justin Timerlake wants to re-invent, his new album The 20/20 Experience will be out next week and already he has been getting a lot of attention from the indie blogosphere. However, unlike his efforts with Myspace, what has probably gotten the most attention, at least for us, is the caliber of producers that are now remixing his latest single ‘Suit & Tie’. Both Aeroplane and Dillon Francis have contributed their own rendition releasing previews this week and today we welcome a new addition. Four Tet takes the mainstream pop single into an opaque experimental environment where layers of drum and vocal samples are intertwined to become one.
Melodic and turned up all the way to 11, Sound Remedy‘s latest remix of the wonderful and subdued vocals of the beautiful and charming Daughter is a massive track that blissfully exposes her very own vocals around a soft backdrop of electronics. Carefully crafted to almost perfection, this remix delivers a little more pop than we have seen from producers remixing a Daughter song yet it doesn’t suffer from over reaching. Seductively romantic and sweet at the same time, ‘Medicine’ receives a timeless outfit and is quite possibly one of the most satisfying tracks we have heard yet.
Back in 2009 we couldn’t get enough of Yelle, a electro pop project by the gorgeous french singer Julie Bude. Her album ‘Safari Disco Club’ fell victim of countless remixes that elevated her name across the electronic world. While there still has not been much activity on when we will ever get another original, she has released a free download of Siriusmo’s 2008 remix of “Les Femmes”, off the first album Pop Up. The German melodic mastermind producer has grown a lot since 2008 but this track is another example of his original brilliance.
With a flawless execution, Benga and Kano collaborate on a new aggressive yet still controlled production of deep wobbles and rhythmic synths. “Forefaher” will be included on Benga’s sophomore album Chapter II and if the single is any indication of the direction taken on the new album, we can expect an mash of his signature deed dubstep style with the growth and maturity from the last couple of years.