In the last few weeks we’ve been previewing Youth Lagoon‘s sophomore album, Wondrous Bughouse, with tracks like the kooky “Dropla” and the dreamy “Mute”. Considering his debut album The Year Of Hibernation was such a success, the anticipation surrounding the new LP has only built with every passing week. But wait no more, ninjas: it is now online for your streaming pleasure a week before it’s official release date (March 5 via Fat Possum).
Stream Youth Lagoon’s Wondrous Bughouse in its entirety via NPR.
Get ready for another track that is going to blow up. We recently featured a mind blowing remix of Flume’s collab with Chet Faker ‘Left Alone’ by producer Bobby Tank earlier this month. But it is Jeremy Malvin, better known as Chrome Sparks, that just gave the already rising original a tasteful spin incorporating a soft pulsating bass around sparkles of calmly light electronics. Elevating the vocals to a deeper experimental place, the Michigan producer gives us another reason to love him.
Left Alone ft. Chet Faker (Chrome Sparks Remix)
Los Angeles producer Bahwee drops major heat while still retaining an ultra suave touch on this swirling, infectious sex-ay jam. “Back it up, back it up, put it on me…” It may sound a little hasty, but don’t be misled — because of all its right moves, the tune’s more of a sensual, irresistible temptation than an aggressive, pushy order. Sometimes you just need to play nice to get what you want, right? Listen in below and m e l t…
Floating melodies give way to gritty rhythms in what sounds like a recording in an aquarium. “Kindness” is no doubt an auditory adventure and is something which might fit the mood if one was springing from the bottom of an ocean abyss — a sensation of a progress forward. Carnivals prove adept in finding middle-ground between contemporary indie-psych-rock and ambient. What results is a trippy and equally catchy track. Part of a two-track release, “Kindness” is merely a month old and is best served with its counterpart, “Swallow the Sky.”
Daughter has the ability to bare open the emotional core of every song with her somber yet reflective vocals that echo a diary entry of an open heart. “Love”, the closing track from The Wild Youth EP, remains to this day one of the most profoundly connecting tracks of her repertoire. Seeing someone remix a Daughter original always makes me cringe a bit as far few can give its deserved justice. However, back in 2012, producer Synkro released a soft and delicate edit that complimented “Love”‘s original structure, dragging the track out to a much deeper place. Today, Swedish duo Zebra Safari take this same edit “a few steps further” incorporating trip-hop elements wrapped around beautifully light strings that produce moments of pure zen.
Love // Zebra Safari Edit
Via Pigeons and Planes
It woud be an understatement to say that Theophilus London is one of the more experimental and eclectic up and coming artists. With a unique flow, he seems to have the distinct ability to flow well over a wide range of beats. From trap to hip-hop to alternative rock, he is not afraid to reach outside the proverbial box of his “genre” and deliver some dope new music. On the 3rd week of dropping new material, the Brooklyn native teams up with pro-snowboarder Trouble Andrew on the track “Snow Angel”. This trippy and laid-back tune comes courtesy of trap producer Uzi and some Radiohead samples. Not sure if this track is an endorsement/praising of the snowboarder but it is still pretty interesting. Be sure to check out the free single below.
Snow Angel feat Trouble Andrew
Glasgow producer Hudson Mohawke has taken victim the infatuating original of London duo Disclosure‘s latest single “White Noise” featuring the vocals of fellow UK electro pop pair AlunaGeorge. The seductive rendition follows HudMo’s release of his Valentine’s “Slow Jam” mix on his Soundcloud profile.
Hudson Mohawke seems to now be under the PMR Records umbrella, stating “PMR028 – Forthcoming on PMR Records” on soundcloud.