Cascine Records, which is based in New York and London, specializes in chill experimental pop and is the reason we’ve been graced with the music of artists like Chad Valley, Jensen Sportag, World Tour, and Southern Shores. Just this past week, our Cascine friends celebrated their second birthday and to mark the special occasion, they released a compilation of “standout” tracks from the last two years. Below are a few of them. Independent labels help keep music alive, so make sure to show them some love! You can stream the whole standouts collection here and you can also purchase it on Beatport here.
With his edgy electronic vibe, Aron Airaghi a.k.a Aquadropblasts his sound straight out of Milan, Italy. Airaghi gives a variety of sounds for our ears to play around with. From bubbly synths to cricket pads Airaghi makes sure that no sound goes unnoticed. With big name producers such as Brodinski comparing Aquadrops style to EPROM or Hudson Mohawke, You know Airaghi is not afraid to express the intense detail of the style of his productions. With the summer coming to a close, this track is the perfect tune to enjoy every last bit of it. You can download Aquadrops new EP here.
Glaswegian producer Koreless has done this amazing remix for How To Dress Well, creating a slow-burning epic of quiet synths and subtle beats. A hauntingly gentle yet incredibly complex piece that weaves in many elements to form a near-perfect piece of delicate electronica. Definitely one to keep on your playlists as winter approaches, listen to the delicious “Cold Nites” below.
How To Dress Well’s new album, Total Loss, comes out September 18th via Acephale.
Here at The Music Ninja, we love a bit of Björk, so it gives us great pleasure to bring you a stunning reworking of her track “Hidden Place”. Genre-hopping San Franciscan producer Blackbird Blackbird has taken Björk’s trademark intense vocals and chopped them up, adding a textured beat to the mix for good measure, creating a more fragmented and haunting ode to the secret place that lovers have.
Former Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman, AKA the excellent Taken By Trees, has remixed her own track “Dreams” as well as reworking the video. This refix has a gentle, slightly ghostly dub reggae vibe, which the clip accompanies perfectly, featuring locals dancing and some beautiful yet disorienting shots of seahorses and whales. If you’re keen on Taken By Trees’ latest output (and why wouldn’t you be?), then you’ll be thrilled to hear that her album Other Worlds is out on October 2nd via Secretly Canadian. Stream the original and dub versions of “Dreams” below.
Jake Stanczak, AKA the notorious dubstep pioneer Kill The Noise, is no ordinary club sensation. He’s spent years dropping dance-floor hits, and his experimental side has seen him take genres and tear them apart before fusing them with something completely different. “Kill The Noise (Part 1)” has just been given the video treatment by Mike Diva, and it centres on a garish neon LA, filled with zombies and gore, the perfect setting for Stanczak’s hi-octane bass-buster.
Kill The Noise’s Kill Kill Kill EP is out now on OWSLA.
AlunaGeorge continue to impress with their shimmering “Your Drums, Your Love” single. Delivering a textbook lesson in bass-heavy pop, this new single further reinforces the promise that AlunaGeorge are one of the UK’s brightest hopes.