Life is too short to sweat the small shit. Instead of hosting a mini freak out in your mind, give yourself a break. Scroll down, hit play and let your mind chill for the next 25.6 minutes. It’s as ninja as that…
Now that the hardest day of the work week is behind us, unwind a bit, get cozy on the couch and tune into Louisiana born musician Mikky Ekko and his light, comforting voice. His latest R&B-infused song “Pull Me Down” moves like a gentle stream and woos like a suave lover. Its solid finish and subtle, but effective percussion, comes courtesy of Clams Casino, a renowned producer known for his more frenzied work with A&AP Rocky, The Weeknd and Mac Miller. With lines like: “But your name is a wave washing over me,” it might be difficult to resist Mikky’s powers of persuasion. Watch out for his debut LP next year, featuring more production work from folks like John Hill, Paul Epworth and Dave Sitek.
MIKKY EKKO PULL ME DOWN (Prod. by Clams Casino / Mikky Ekko)
For the past few months, Brazilian new wave/electro rock band CSS have been hard at work putting together a new record, the follow up to 2011′s La Liberacion. Today, we get a peek into the future with their latest single “I’ve Seen You Drunk Gurl”. CSS — which stands for Cansei de Ser Sexy and means “I got tired of being sexy” in Portuguese — don’t disappoint, providing the kind of crazy party romp we’d expect. Get ready to hear this chorus yelped out every time there’s alcohol flowing.
A few months ago, singer-songwriter Al Spx, AKA Cold Specks, put out her debut album I Predict A Graceful Expulsion, eleven brooding tracks that sound like a hybrid of indie and R&B. “Doom soul” and “gothic rock” are terms that have been thrown around often, and although they’re a tad scary, they might actually accurately describe the Londoner’s deep, dark energy. Whatever creepy vibes she’s pulling from, she need not stop: the music is spine-tingling in all the right eerie ways. Check her out in her chilling music video for “Hector” and feel free to stream the track below:
Back in March, Portland-based electronic group Chromatics released their fourth effort, Kill For Love, a widely-acclaimed album that’s sure to make many year-end lists. Today, band member Johnny Jewel revealed quite the treat for their fans: over 30 minutes of previously unreleased material from the Kill For Love recording sessions — a collection he’s dubbed Running From The Sun. Jewel included all the lyrics and a comment about the mix here. Stream and download the entire thing below. Enjoy!
Long Island band Coasta only formed earlier this year, but the music on their self-titled EP proves they’ve got the chops to fast-track their career if they so choose. Their style of indie rock does an excellent job of blending the melodic and catchy with crunchy, down on the ground grit. “Young Blood,” the EP’s standout track, exemplifies this perfectly: one minute it’s a soaring, addictive treat, the next it’s a scruffy, rough challenger. Coasta’s songs, no matter the mood or the moment, are atmospheric anthems in their own right. Check out “Young Blood” below and the rest of their EP on their Bandcamp page. Don’t forget to like them on Facebook.
Miami’s Own, Diego Camejo, is back at it again, except taking the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Bingo Players, etc. for a joyride on his most recent music release. This Edit Pack is more hard hitting than anything else; with famous electro drops blended with house vocals the Edit Pack does a great job of keeping you engaged in the ups and downs of the remixes. “Believe We Rise Together” is the top song on my Recently Added Playlist — he blends Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Cazzete, Spencer Hill, Nadia Ali, Dirty South, Michael Brun without a skip in the beat. Keep your groove & give him a download, you won’t regret the up and coming DJ’s latest work.
Like Diego’s Facebook page to download the entire Edit Pack and help get him to 2000 likes for his infamous Spectrum Remix.