It has become a common theme around here to find soulful and appealing electronic music from the great land down under. Sydney’s Panama has been the latest recipient of our affection with their smoothed out lofi-house meets pop sound and yesterday released their latest musical contribution to the world, the Always EP, out on the always stellar Future Classic label. “How We Feel” is the second in line to fall from Always, and casts a clearly thought out, and extremely cozy synth-pop vibe, doing nothing but solidifying our previous assumptions of their artistic prowess. Panama’s latest EP is available for purchase here, and trust us, you do not want to skip out on this three track player.
Kiss The Devil (ASTR Remix)
There’s always something remarkable about artists that can harness wordly and atmospheric sounds in an effort to give a tune depth that it wouldn’t ordinarily have. While Philadelphia based indie rockers Bel Heir already had a emotionally charged tune dialed up with crackling static and haunting bell tolls, ASTR has stepped in and crafted uniquely enveloping tune using parts of “Kiss the Devil,” in this brand new remix.
With deep, luscious bass hits, New York based ASTR have turned an indie pop tune into a down-tempo gem, charging forward with dialed up drum hits and sultry vocal treatments. The only problem we’ve found with these two different takes on the same song is which one to throw on the next time we have that “special someone” over. Take a listen to both and decide which one you’ll go with.
Holding On For Life
Broken Bells–the eclectic pairing of Danger Mouse and James Mercer from The Shins–are finally ready to embark on a new journey together, gearing up for the release of After The Disco, the follow-up to their 2010 self-titled debut. The first offering from the project, “Holding On For Life,” feels like the beginning of a funky, psychedelic spage-age odyssey, which might explain why the band has also put together an accompanying sci-fi film starring Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin. You can check out the first part of the Jacob Gentry directed series after the jump. Stay tuned for more from Broken Bells ahead of their album release on January 14th.
Space Cadet feat. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut
With the deluxe edition of Flume‘s debut album set to drop next week, we get the privilege of hearing the accompanying rap mixtape in its entirety in advance of its release. The Australian DJ brings his A-game here, recruiting such names as Ghostface Killah, Killer Mike, Twin Shadow, M.O.P., and Autre Ne Veut, among others. This is definitely more than just a side project for the young producer, and it certainly shows in the quality of material presented in the project. Some of our favorites include “Insane (Feat. Killer Mike & Moon Holiday)” and “Sleepless (Feat. Twin Shadow & Jezzabell Doran),” but all the tracks are pretty excellent. Check out the stream at the link below, as well as the full tracklist for the upcoming tape. The deluxe re-release of Flume’ s debut album will be available digitally on November 12th.
STREAM: Flume – Flume (Deluxe Edition Mixtape)
1. Flume – Intro feat. Stalley
2. Flume – Space Cadet feat. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut
3. Flume – Insane feat. Killer Mike & Moon Holiday
4. Flume – Stay Close feat. Boldy James, Alexander Spit & Aaron Cohen
5. Flume – Holdin On feat. Freddie Gibbs
6. Flume – Change feat. How To Dress Well
7. Flume – Warm Thoughts feat. Grande Marshall & Goldie Glo
8. Flume – Sleepless feat. Twin Shadow & Jezzabell Doran
9. Hermitude – HyperParadise feat. M.O.P. (Flume Mixtape Version)
Now that the sun goes down a little earlier and the air gets a little chillier, what better way to spend the early evenings then curled up with your favorite playlist., right? If you’ve got better plans than sitting home being lazy though, we definitely won’t hold you back. Thanks to wonders of technology, you can take tote us around as far as your smartphone will go.
The Pen Fallacy
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Feat. Wolfpack
Ocarina (Ahzee & DIMARO bootleg)
As we walk into the first part of our week, we find ourselves once again talking about New York based beatsmith Ahzee. Only this time around, he’s teamed up with DIMARO to take on this huge tune from Demitri Vegas and Like Mike. The tune maintains it’s original progressive nature, yet is lifted up with a big festival style drop, with the melody bouncing around huge beats.
With the experience of Dutch born DIMARO, and Ahzee’s signature flair, it’s no wonder these two put out a solid remix.