I suppose this song matches the way your head feels when you meander into morning after a sleepless night. Thoughts are hazy and muddled. Your whole alignment is slightly off. “Horizon,” written and recorded by Taken by Treesfor their upcoming sophomore album Other Worlds, is sprinkled with psychedelic off-pitches which clamor and reverberate around your head as if they are bouncing off the walls at the bottom of a wishing well. Get it together, ninjas. Victoria Bergsman is knocking. And she’s brought new music (since leaving The Concretes in 2006, she’s released albums under the Taken By Trees moniker; her last album was 2009’s East of Eden). Enjoy! And don’t forget to check out these other recently released tracks: “Large” and “Dreams“.
Remember! Other Worlds comes out October 2nd via Secretly Canadian. It’ll be a hoot.
It has been a while since we’ve heard from LA-based experimental electronic/hip-hop producer Nosaj Thing, but, thankfully, all that will be changing soon with an 2013 album, titled Home, in the works and a 10″ vinyl release next month of the record “Eclipse/Blue”. The long anticipated single does not disappoint as the beautiful vocals of alternative band Blonde Redhead‘s Kazu Makino cover the innovative, trippy sound we have come to expect from Nosaj Thing. Stream this relaxing composition below and head over to Amazon preorder the vinyl, which drops on October 2nd.
In our continuing love for anything Ellie Goulding, here is an icy chilled new remix by Submerse. The lead single “Anything Could Happen” from her upcoming second studio album, Halcyon, is submerged in a haze of opaque and soft melodies that by contrast only highlights the beautiful vocals of the young and talented English singer.
’Ellie Goulding – Anything Could Happen (Submerse Remix)’
One of modern music’s production legends is back with new material, eight years after he dropped his last record. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that’s right: it’s Diplo, and “About That Life” will knock your socks off. Featuring Jahan Lennon from the now defunct Mad Decent band Popo, it is bursting with psychedelic rhythms and sheer experimental madness, including flutes. A track that demands rested listening, stream “About That Life” below, and stay tuned for news on about Diplo’s new record.
BULLW∆CK, as dirty as it sounds, does tend submerge himself in some of the most filthiest electronic sounds on the internet. Last month he debuted a track called “The Clangers” merging grimmy dubstep wobbles at a seductive bass heavy moombahton beat that almost take you back to the 2006 uk dubstep scene. Today, however, he has released one of the most exciting 8Bit electronic covers to date. Taking on inspiration from Johnny Cash’s take on “Hurt” (originally created by Trent Reznor), BULLW∆CK takes us into the super Nintendo World of bright melodies yet he is able to produce a tune just as somber as the original.
Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich’s latest project is the experimental synth outfit Ultraísta, whose latest track “Smalltalk” has been tinkered with by Kieran Hebden, the brains behind Four Tet. All manner of shuffling, somewhat syncopated beats and rhythms collide in this version of “Smalltalk,” allowing the plaintive female vocals to come to the fore. An inspired twist on a great little track from Godrich and co, stay tuned for more from Ultraísta.
If you have been following our twitter and facebook feed, you already know that while we have shown respect for South Korean singer/rapper PSY for creating one of the catchiest tracks of this millenium, it is already becoming ridiculously overplayed. Remixes of the “Gangnam Style” have found their way to the surface of the internet, many of which just miss the mark completely. From trying to turn the well crafted Korean pop melody into dubstep or electro, the new renditions soon become over layered cacophonies of noise. BUT, there is light at the end of the tunnel, as the dj/producing duo Candyland (the same guys responsible for the OG remix of “Sandstorm” and “Gansters Paradise”) have simplified the popular song into a very digestible minimalism track of pure bass and swag. Grabbing the verses of PSY, Candyland layers them over a much organic beat to truly create an OG experience.
’Psy – Gangnam Style (Candylands OG Remix) (Free Remix