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.”
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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.
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.
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.
Leave it to Gramatik to seamlessly create a new subgenre. Gramatik, as we have described before, has had funk, soul, blues and jazz running through his veins since he was a toddler, and while that alone doesn’t give him the authority to on all these genres, his music clearly does. Bluestep is a complex yet simply layered experimentation merging two complete opposite genres into one seamless sound. There are no limits to what Gramatik cannot mix together and this is just another example of his brilliance.
Happy Valentine’s Everyone! Today is the day to spend time with the love of your life, whether that means going on an a beautiful date, or enjoying the warmth of your xbox controller, there is no reason why you should spend the day in silence. Here are some of favorite dubstep/electronic tracks of a few months back, as well as an intimate indie playlist from our already popular “Indie For Lovers” post. Enjoy!
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As the calendar turns over, so do our sights for upcoming events in 2013. The experiences, shows, live performances, breathtaking nights and jaw dropping moments have passed, and a new set is just on the horizon. With the release of Coachella’s line up, we couldn’t help but get overwhelmingly excited. Postal Service? Sigur Ros? Baauer? Dillon Francis? There’s honestly just too many artists to name at this point.
We booked our flights. We booked our house. Our cameras are packed, and our Music Ninja shirts are laundered, pressed and ready for full on desert festival action. Yes, we’re going to make the pilgrimage deep into the California desert for what is set to be one of the most amazing musical weekends ever. We’ll be tweeting, instagraming and facebooking. Make sure to stay tuned.