Idaho native Trevor Powers, AKA Youth Lagoon, has been remixed by fellow Boise boy Noah Hyde. Taking the superb “Daydream,” producer Hyde has given the track a full dance reworking, fleshing out the original with euphoric synths and beats. Powers’ hazy vocals are still as perfect as ever, but they have a more wistful quality in this refix. Definitely one for the club kids out there, stream “Daydream” below.
Daydream (Noah Hyde Remix)
If you like your music to be genre-bending with a good dose of shimmer on top, then Los Angeles five-piece Young Hunting are just the band for you. Latest track “Maze” is a delicious summer jam, encompassing psych, garage, and synth-pop in one fluid and incredibly intriguing package. Young Hunting may not have much music out at the moment, but “Maze” is all you need to hear to fall in love with them.
I love it when two of my favorite artists collaborate to form something new! Boreta from The Glitch Mob, and EPROM bring us this tasty new sound that rocks the Glitch genre. They put both of their unique styles in a blender and pooped out Nasty Ways. “Cyber Snake” treats us with some low heavy bass, with a side of a squelchy lead. “Skrakken” takes us for complete turnaround with a bass so heavy it’ll blow your head off! If you’re new to EPROM check out his latest LP here.
Sigur Rós – Varðeldur from Sigur Rós Valtari Mystery Films on Vimeo.
Icelandic experimentalists Sigur Rós are now fully immersed in their latest work, the Mystery Film Experiment, which has seen the band create visual accompaniments to tracks from their most recent album, Valtari. New video “Varðeldur” is a slow, meditative piece, with a haunting melody, and the film complements it perfectly. Featuring a redheaded woman in a single, bare room, she performs strange slow-motion movements as “Varðeldur” progresses, creating a bewildering yet beautiful scene to lose yourself in.
Little is known about Youan, as he’s part of a growing number of artists who prefer to stay shrouded behind the luxury of anonymity that comes with releasing music solely through the Internet. I’m sure we’ll learn more about the mystery man as time passes, but for now we’ll let the art speak for itself. What I’ve learned so far is that the man makes some perfectly mellow music to vibe out to as the evening winds down. On his newest track, “Must Be Love,” he delivers some very Sampha-esque vocals over a sample of “Over My Dead Body,” that swirls together creating a sort of soothing hybrid between SBTRKT & Drake.
Below, stream “Must Be Love” as well as Youan’s previous single, “Know Your Name,” another calm, atmospheric track ideal for the final hours of the night. Make sure to check out Youan’s SoundCloud page, and look out for his seven-track mixtape, set to drop before the end of August.
The strangely awesome and creative Danny Brown has on many occasion stepped out of the realm of hip-hop in collaborations demonstrating his keen ear for music and impressive knowledge of a wide range of genres. On “The Black Brad Pitt,” the Detroit rapper brings his absurdly high energy to a collaboration with UK breakbeat and experimental duo, Evil Nine. The track opens with a heavy, minimal beat as Brown enters with his original and often hilarious style and progresses with a hypnotizing melody paving way for a goofy chorus slightly reminiscent of many a Lil B song. As the production picks up, Brown spits some graphic bars of creative ridiculousness. Around the 2:15 mark, Evil Nine take over sampling Brown’s chorus vocals and breaking things down with some drum ‘n bass-type percussion, while continuing the eerie melody and layering the instrumental with new sounds and chopped up samples. Eventually, you’ll find it difficult to not get lost in the music, but just as it seems to be fading, they bring the volumes back up recapturing the listener’s attention. “The Black Brad Pitt” is yet another successful musical experiment fusing rap with electronic sounds and will keep you intrigued from start to finish.
You can stream this unique cut below and it will be available for purchase, along with a remix from Gesaffelstein, on August 20th via Bromance Records.
Black Brad Pitt (ft. Danny Brown)