While we still don’t have many clues about SBTRKT‘s upcoming studio album, we do know Aaron Jerome has definitely been playing around with some new sounds. “Playing around” may not even be the right term here, because this is audio gold.
Earlier today, the UK producer tweeted out a link saying nothing more than “audio/ visual experiments.” This led to the self-titled video below, which similar to his last endeavor, is a visual collaboration with Lorenzo Durantini. Just as the tweet suggests, this experience isn’t quite complete if you’re not paying attention to the images on your screen. The best way I can describe the clip is that it consists of drops of inky black liquid trickling in reverse, although I know I’m definitely not doing it justice.
The track itself is one of those songs that completely consumes you. With its dark and ominous overtones, leering synths, and lurching bass, it’s nearly impossible to tear your ears (and eyes) away. At only two and a half minutes in length, it’s a shame this doesn’t endure much longer (although I admit my brain probably would’ve melted if it did). If this doesn’t send chills up your spine, you definitely aren’t listening properly.
Check out the visuals below, and stay tuned for more from SBTRKT as he prepares for the release of his sophomore effort.
You know when you hear something that’s so energetic, you can actually get a sense for what their live show would be like? That’s a thought that crossed our minds when we first heard from this Isla Vista sextuplet.
FMLYBND has been stirring up the blogosphere with their high octane electro pop sounds, and one of our favorites in their catalog is “Come Alive.” This tune, rife with smile inducing dance goodness, now has a music video to accompany it. As we stated previously, what we thought about their live performance comes to fruition in this video, showing the band’s sprightly presence spreading throughout the crowd at VANS U.S. Open @ Huntington Beach.
Sam Smith x Nile Rodgers x Disclosure x Jimmy Napes
Could there be a more appropriate title for a track that brings “Together” some of the most creative minds in music? After making a resurgence of his own earlier this year alongside Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers re-unites “Latch” collaborators Sam Smith and Disclosure for this funky new tune. Rounding out the equation is songwriter Jimmy Napes, who presumably crafted the wonderful lyrics on this groovy number for us to vibe out to. The only knock on this song is that at barely over two minutes, it’s way too short. This is apparently the product of a one day studio session between this eclectic group of artists, but let’s hope this is just a taste of what they have in store for us.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Atlas Hands (Thomas Jack Remix)
Thomas Jack continues to hold our attention and simultaneously impress with his unique execution of dance music. After featuring a series of his originals and remixes here on TMN, it is becoming apparent that the 2o year-old Australian is honing in on a sound that has been nothing short of purely infectious; already placing five tracks at #1 on the Hype Machine charts. It appears a little part of his rhythmic and tropical house melodies are crossing over to an insurmountable number of listeners, and his latest remix of Benjamin Francis Leftwich‘s elegant indie-folk ballad “Atlas Hands” again avows a special ability to reshape any genre into a dance floor appropriate cut. Once more, it is a keen sense of classical production combined with the use of orchestral instruments to create a house structure- a pan flute, acoustic guitar and violin in this case – which separates Thomas Jack from most of his young contemporaries. At least for now, before the avalanche of hype behind the young producer becomes too much, all of Thomas Jack’s library has been given away for free and this remix of “Atlas Hands” follows suit. Head on over and pick it up here ninjas, you won’t regret it.
There’s nothing more exciting than hearing that artist that makes you stop and say, “who’s that?” You know the one we’re talking about. The one that stops you dead in your tracks, leaving you fumbling through your pockets in a feeble attempt to open your iPhone. Today though, there’s no need to bring out the Shazam app. For a lot of you, this will be one of those bands, and luckily for you – we’re here to share it with you.
Dropping just a month ago, London based indie rockers We the Wild have accomplished a handsomely constructed EP, comprised of four ear and heart catching tunes. With an infectious blend of traditional pop structure, classic rock, blues and electronica, we’re instantly intrigued.
First up on the EP is one of our favorites, “You Lost My Mind,” is comprised of light tickling of the ivories, finger blistering guitar bends and love centric lyrics. Between the electronic, repitious percussions and the distorted vocals of the lead singer, this tune is all set for the repeat button.
Our other favorite on the EP (not taking anything away from the other fantastic tracks) is the ever-so-catchy pop tune, “Body Electric Blue,” which calls on associations like Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors. It’s buzzing with familiarity, yet still maintains it’s own unique personality.
This EP is solid front to back. Don’t take our word for it though – press play and start enjoying for yourself.
WE THE WILD
Body Electric (Blue)
You Got Me (Original Mix)
You got me TastyTreat, plain and simple.
The California duo recently released their latest original track ‘You Got Me’, a upbeat electronic melody full of everything piano.
This lighthearted song is just the type of love song everyone needs to hear on a daily basis. TastyTreat plays around with a few light drops and some electronic sounds that keep this song on a constant moving level. The duo shows they know exactly what it feels like when a person has that one person who truly gets them, and they lay it down in this fabulous track.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. We recently spoke with the Rolling Stone #1 Club in North America just last weekend, and you know what they said about you? That they love you guys, and they love the energy the ninjas bring to the crowd.
So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
- Get in line up front door before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier
Boom. That’s it, ninjas! The only stipulations are that you have to be 21 and up and in the door by 11pm.
Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.
Aly & Fila - November 14th
Adam F - November 15th
Doctor P and Adam F
The Pit (feat. Method Man)
Matthew Dear - November 16th
Come Save Me (Matthew Dear USA Remix)