For his latest single, LA-based ethereal producer, Nosaj Thing, teams up with the always funky indie-electronic artist, Toro y Moi. The resulting track, titled “Try,” elevates the listener to a cloudy state of consciousness leaving us suspended in mid-air at its closing. This is a great one to cure any Saturday hangover or just to take a step back and relax.
“Try” will be featured on Nosaj Thing’s highly anticipated upcoming LP, Home, which is set to drop this Tuesday, January 22nd. Toro y Moi’s latest album, Anything in Return, will be out on the same day, but can now be streamed in its entirety over at Pitchfork. Check this incredibly smooth cut below. Chill, ninjas!
Try feat. Toro Y Moi
The powerfully beautiful sounds of Copenhagen-based electro-pop artist MØ have come to life once more with her new single “Glass”. Coming off her release of “Pilgrim” back in October of last year, her new track is a much calmer rendition that accentuates her magnificent vocal range over a subtle rhythm of trap influenced drum patterns, calypso-like melodies and non-intrusive electronics.
MØ will be releasing ‘Pilgrim’ in February Neon Gold Stateside and Chess Club in Europe. ‘GLASS’ can be purchased now on Danish iTunes.
Ryan Hemsworth, known primarily for his well executed and minimalist influenced hip/hop productions, is back an absolute gem to kickstart the new year. Just after his release of ‘BasedWolrd’ on January 2nd of 2013, to which he gave away for free, the Canadian producer experiments once more with an emotional filled instrumentational track titled ‘An Overture Might Help Me Stop Thinking About You’. While it lacks the grandeur of its predecessor ‘BasedWolrd’, he remains consistent at layering intricate sounds to form one smooth and coherent environment of harmony.
‘An Overture Might Help Me Stop Thinking About You’ comes from a recent Friends of Friends (FoF) Compilation, an eclectic 7-track compilation “exploring all aspects of the electronic soundscape with elements of wintry vibes”.
An Overture Might Help Me Stop Thinking About You
With the heavy influence of EDM and dubstep in mainstream music over the past couple years, the boundaries for genres of music have become increasingly non-existant. As 2013 hits, the sound of “pop” music is involving into more of an eclectic mix that was once only heard on the underground. This concept is becoming more apparent with the debut single “Masters of the Sun” from newcomers Kids of the Apocalypse. This international group mixes elements of dubstep, trap, synth, and vocals from a children’s choir to create a unique and intriguing track that could easily be the sound of pop music for an ever-changing new generation. Be sure to check out this free download below.
Los Angeles’ electro/indie pop group Fol Chen plan to release their fourth LP, The False Alarms, this Spring. Today, we get a first taste of that album with “200 Words,” a tune that seems made for secret late night rendezvous. Slinky and seductive, it moves alongside slow beats and even lower synth work, led by Sinosa Loa’s hypnotic vocals. Check out the dark and sexy track below.
Fol Chen’s The False Alarms drops March 19th via Asthmatic Kitty.
Young Wonder, an electro-pop duo hailing from Cork, Ireland, dropped an eponymous debut EP in April of last year. But it wasn’t until their single “To You” was released in early December that people began to wonder about Young Wonder. They say their songs are filled with “big beats, pitched vocals, euphoric synths” and the sweet timbre of front-woman Rachel Koeman. The group’s primitive, colorful aesthetic (evident in the track’s music video) brings to mind Crystal Fighters while the sounds verges on Purity Ring wanna-be.
No remix I’ve heard thus far does the song justice, but they each offer up different, unique takes on the original. The “Keep Shelly in Athens Remix” dubsteps it up and distorts the vocals beyond recognition while “The Ambassadeurs Remix” elongates and chops up the ambient trance parts.
To You (Keep Shelly in Athens remix)
To You (Ambassadeurs Remix)
Look out for their Show Your Teeth EP coming Spring 2013.