After an extended hiatus, Dan Snaith, aka Caribou, made a splash a couple months back with the announcement of an upcoming album and subsequent release of the first single, “Can’t Do Without You,” a euphoric, building dance masterpiece that immediately took the blogosphere by storm. The talented producer returns this morning with the title track from the project and it is absolutely stunning. On “Our Love” Caribou draws the listener in with a smooth electronic groove but, rather than keep it low-key, at about 3 minutes he switches the beat up with an addicting bass-line that dares you not to dance.
In many ways, Caribou has chosen the perfect time for his return falling in place with the incredible direction that producers like Jamie xx, Four Tet, Mr. Carmack, and oft-collaborator Burial are taking with their respective, distinct brands of experimental bass music. Kick your week off with some bounce above. Starting tomorrow, August 19th, this one will come as an instant download with pre-order of Our Love, which drops on October 7th via Merge Records.
You were probably just as confused as we were when Spooky Black a.k.a Lil Spook, released his music video for “Without You” back in February. “Is this kid serious?”, “Why is this so low quality?”, and “What is type of music called?” were among some of the questions that came to mind.
With the release of his Leaving EP, the 15-year-old singer from Minnesota gives us a peek of what his music is really about. It consists of eight melancholy tunes, all titled in lower-cased letters and in such nonchalance. Collaborating with producers like Kid Hnrk, Psynum and Smitty The BG, this EP is a full on display of Spooky Black’s vocal talent and musical style over the dreamy, slow, lo-fi and occasional trap-style beats. The sustain added to his vocals accentuates the quirky yet creepy style of his songs, and with him dressing in all black attire in the “Without You” video, you can kind of guess where this is going.
Put it this way, Spooky Black is sort of like the R&B version of King Krule. Similar to his music, you either love it or hate it. We definitely love him in a weird kind of way. The whole EP is available off his soundcloud, so go get a copy here and tell us what you think!
intro (prod. Curtis Heron & Thestandard)
HotelSixNine Ft. SolomonDaGod (prod. Smitty The BG)
take the blame so i dont have to (prod. Kid Hnrk)
echoes in my mind ft. wiccaphase springs eternal (prod. Kid Hnrk)
dj khaled is my father (bonus) (prod. Psymun & Spookyblack)
Communication is key and sometimes we suck at it. Music, however, seems to be a universal language that soothes the soul, melts the heart, fuels the fire, and calms the storm. If you happen to be one who sucks at the whole communicating thing, try saying it with a song. Better yet…..try it with a whole entire playlist.
Jordan Riddle = Suffocate
under the same sky
Magnolia (REVOKE Remix)
Do you ever stumble across those songs that leave you questioning what the hell you just listened to? Well we ninjas just had an existential crisis all thanks to REVOKE. The Southern California producer is notorious for turning things up regardless of where we’re at. Lunch with grandma? Turn up. At the doctor’s office? Turn up. In line at Subway? Turn up with extra avocado. The guy sure does know how to handle his music in the weirdest, most eclectic way and we couldn’t be more stoked to share what he has cooking up his sleeve today.
After a successful remix alongside the dynamic duo, Candyland, REVOKE decided to give us an entirely different side of himself with his latest remix of “Magnolia” by Wilsen. At first, we really had no idea what to classify this song as because it incorporates elements from the entire music spectrum (especially, bass) such as melodic trap, dubstep, drum and bass, electro, etc. This powerful remix is suitable for anyone’s taste and REVOKE absolutely turned this pristine song into a vibey, head-banging, swoon worthy track of the week. Grab your free download today and let this tune make you question everything you think you know about music.
Settle Down (P A T H Remix)
Sometimes it seems the most forward thinking talent within the electronic and dance communities keeps getting younger every year. Such is the case with our latest find teetering on infancy, 16 year old beatsmith P A T H, who has taken Kimbra’s pop hit “Settle Down”, and completely flipped the tune on its backside. P A T H plays with sound kits and structures most teenagers wouldn’t dream of going near, which makes his take on electronic music all the more intriguing. A metallurgic synth lays most of the framework for the young maestro’s revision, while a pitched down take on Kimbra’s sweetly drawn vocals, splice about P A T H’s soundscape creating an impressively intoxicating atmosphere from the onset. We’re definitely excited to see where the future takes our newest wunderkind, but you can be sure we’ll be staying on top of it here at TMN.
Safari (AWE Remix)
Los Angeles is known as a hub for amazing up-and-coming talent, and one of our favorite producers from the City of Angels has just released a new remix. AWE is the 20-year-old wunderkind who has been tearing up the electronic beat scene with a future trap sound reminiscent of the sub genre’s pioneers, Rustie and Hudson Mohawke.
His remix of “Safari” by Plastician packs a punch with powerfully anthemic bass. Paired with futuristic flutes and fiery lasers, “Safari” is teeming with heavy grime and raw energy, making this young producer one to watch for. The remix, which was released via Plastician’s label Terrorhythm, appears on ‘Plasticman Remixed’, which is a collection of releases from his earlier alias, Plasticman.
New Dorp, New York feat. Ezra Koenig
Since the release of his self-titled debut album in 2011, SBTRKT‘s follow-up project has consistently been one of the most anticipated records in music. Today, almost exactly three years later, the acclaimed UK producer finally let loose the first single from the long-awaited project. “New Dorp, New York” departs from the lush synths and drum ‘n bass percussion fans have become accustomed to in favor of a far more avant-garde feel. With some help from Ezra Koenig, of Vampire Weekend, SBTRKT creates a sort of tribal groove continuing his experimentation and combination of sounds. Give this one a spin above and rejoice that SBTRKT’s sophomore effort, Wonder Where We Land, is on the way.