We’re not sure what it’s like on your part of the globe, but where we’re sitting, it’s sunny, warm and gorgeous. All of which is a complete treat compared to what we’re used to this time of year, so we’re gleefully indulging in it’s splendor, hanging out on the back porch with a beer, a smile, and a couple playful dogs.
Seafret comes in with a perfect, calming tune to add to our Sunday chill out playlist. Comprised of soft strumming, understated piano keys, and soaring strings section, “Oceans” does have a heavier message, but it’s still quite nice for the environment.
Made up from members Jack Sedman and Harry Draper, these two have artfully crafted a sound that’s truly encapsulating. They just showcased that sound at a few gigs at Sundance this last weekend. After seeing that, we were eagerly hoping for a SXSW appearance. Unfortunately, they’ll be in the UK at that time. Maybe next year?
With a production style as jarring as the artwork that comes with it, the anonymous Mouthe just busted onto the scene with a massive tune. Finding a medium between Odd Future shock factor and an absolutely monstrous beat, this artist/group enlists a distorted and pitched down rapper who spits deadpan verses over a grinding and grating dystopian soundscape. While brooding and dark, Limitless sets out to accomplish one thing: to grab your attention. It definitely succeeds, and halfway through it really hits its stride, shedding the chopped vocals to allow the beat to ride out and the bionic rapper to spit more drug fueled binary bars.
Limitless is a trip and extremely exciting. Mouthe adds an air of mystery by having no other information on who he/she/they are and can be added to the ever growing list of enigmatic acts making a SoundCloud debut. For a first release, this is a highly developed and unique sound, so it will be interesting to see what Mouthe will be capable of in the future. This one isn’t for the faint of heart, but it bumps hard and we are hooked and ready for more.
Nasty (Zinc Remix)
Feeling nasty? This big beat banger by The Prodigy is remixed by fellow British producer/DJ Zinc, and it’s as nasty as it gets. The heavy-hitting original is stripped down and dressed up with another drum and bass outfit, providing a more refined sound. Strings that outline the original bassline are incorporated into the tune, as well as a series of deep bass synths. The result is an epic UK bass goodness that keeps you on your feet, headbang like crazy, or better yet, dance ’til your body can’t move anymore.
Big ups to the veteran DJ Zinc for bringing back the sound that everyone loves, and holding it down for the British dance scene. We cannot wait to see what magic he pulls in the future.
Fox Tales (Set In Sand Remix)
Glitch music has such a wide scope of possibilities. Set In Sand schools us in this train of thought with his newest remix of an older Koloto tune, Fox Tales. The original thrives on its own glitch elements as well, but Set In Sand has emphasized the unpredictable shift of this facet of music, ascending to a level almost on par with the Glitch Mob and their respective side projects. While Glitch Mob has had massive success with a higher energy, Set In Sand showcases his strength with a calmer approach.
This remix is chilling, inspiring, erratic yet pleasing, and an enjoyable overall listen. It twists and turns constantly, but manages to create an air of comfort with each shift of its rhythm as well. While it was released during the later part of last year, Bad Panda Records just recently added this remix to their SoundCloud. It was a pleasant reminder, and certainly merits a revisit.
Elton Peters is eltiano. A photo taker, creator, and music maker who resides in Cork, Ireland. With less than a year of experience producing, 19-year-old eltiano delivers gold with ‘Duo’, a euphoric take on the hit single, ‘Do You’, from Miguel. This remix was started back in August and finished sometime last week after Elton suddenly found the drive to finish it. It would have been a shame if we had to wait any longer for its release. He resembles a certain group of rising producers on this record, like Gravez, and is a charming addition to their party. His kit knocks and liberates you from feeling anything but the warm vibrations. Enjoy this record.
Whatever is in the water down in Australia, I want some of it, because more and more talent continues to bud from there. Lilt is the dual effort of songstress Louise Penman and Matt McLean, and they decided to break almost a year of silence on their SoundCloud with the ethereal Don’t Tell Me. They’ve cooked up a melting pot of BANKS, Little Dragon, and even a little Nine Inch Nails influence into their sound, which has carried over and developed nicely since their Swim EP. The confidence in the lyrics resonates throughout every element of the production as well, and these two know exactly how to complement their respective strengths. If you are a fan of Purity Ring, Lilt is will be right up your alley. They’ve graced us with a free download of Don’t Tell Me, so be sure to grab your copy and enjoy the vibes above.
Purple Yellow Red And Blue (Cowp Remix)
It’s Saturday afternoon and we’d imagine that most of you are either a) still sleeping, b) still drunk, or c) all of the above. As we sip on our hangover remedies with our headphones on our ears, we can’t help but dive head first into the never ending sea we like to call, Soundcloud. During this particular stumble, we came across a remix of Portugal The Man’s popular song, “Purple Yellow Red and Blue” by Boston producer, Cowp. This highly underrated artist has been on my radar (in particular) for months on end, and now I personally believe he just stepped up his production like never before.
At first listen, it’s almost impossible NOT to bump your head and throw in some ooh’s and aah’s from time to time because- hot damn- this remix is just what we needed to hear on a day like today. With a more futuristic, progressive approach, Cowp creates a fun dance anthem that incorporates many different genres underneath the electronic umbrella. Within this remix, we can identify elements of future bass, trap, indie dance, etc. that collectively give our ears an intended blend of auditory dissonance. From beginning to end, this remix progresses in a way that makes us “want to live in ecstasy”. All in all, Cowp just gave us a whole lot of YES and we’re just stoked to share this gem with all of you Saturday go-getters. So grab your free download and make sure to keep your eyes and ears on this upcoming producer.