“Ooh, make love to me, one more time before you go away.” And with just the first sentence, Rhye has already put a spell on us. The jazzy and soulful “The Fall” is the perfect late night soundtrack for seduction, especially with the silky Sade-like vocals that flow effortlessly like a hillside stream and seem to melt the minute they hit your ears. The track’s general tone, including the soft looping piano and subtle drum machine beats, somewhat remind of the ambient chill of Thom Yorke‘s Eraser and the enticing pop balladry of Jessie Ware‘s Devotion. Below check out “The Fall” and another stunner “Open,” that I could not stop listening to when it was first released earlier in the year.
“The Fall” is part of an EP of the same name scheduled to drop October 9th via Innovative Leisure/Seven Four.
This past March Andrew Bird released his sixth studio album, Break It Yourself. Remarkably, he is set to release his seventh, Hands of Glory, just seven months later. According to his website, the new album will contain three brand new songs and five cover songs, and is the “companion piece to Break It Yourself.” The latest single, “Three White Horses,” is a beautiful, yet mournful song, that begins with Bird’s vocals over a strong bass line speckled with echoing guitar notes. But, the song builds to a crescendo when the electric guitar and drums come in. While the song is relatively short, it will have you stomping your feet along by the end. Andrew Bird is an expert at creating beautiful and spellbinding songs, and he does just that with “Three White Horses”.
Expect to see Hands Of Glory released on October 30th through Mom + Pop Records.
This track goes so damn hard, you’re definitely about to be out of your mind. Clark Kent has been delivering some insane tunes lately, his most recent track remixing Max Vangeli & AN21′s track “Bombs Over Capitals” was absolutely insane. This time he takes on the Radio anthem from B.O.B. and Nicki Minaj titled “Out Of My Mind”. Not a huge Nicki fan but when you drop some filthy bass over her ridiculous lyrics, it turns out to be something rather amazing. B.O.B. goes just as hard on this tune with Clark Kent nailing the vocal work adjusting the pitch in all the right ways. This tune is just ridiculous and is sure to destroy dance floors for a long time to come. Cheers.
B.O.B. ft Nicki Minaj Out of My Mind (Clark Kent Remix)
New Dillon Francis remix, who’s down? This time he remixes TAI‘s track “Beatdown” and brings his always funky Moombah swag. Starting with a grimey synth over some spliced vocals, then building into some classic filth that he is so well known for. Next is an incredible remix from L.A. Riots and they tackle TAI’s track “Paradise Poltergeist”. They start with a pretty generic Intro but then slap you in the face with an some infectious Electro that hits at all the right times. Really tough to pick a favorite between these two, especially because the production for both these tracks is so unique. They are off the, TAI – Beatdown Remix EP being released by Dim Mak Records. Cheers.
NINJAS! What is up? Hopefully at this point you’re already winding down your day at the office/job site/strip club and getting ready for a weekend filled with drinking, dancing, and having way too much fun. If you haven’t called it quits already, we want you to follow these easy to understand steps.
1. Press play on the first track located right below my obnoxious writing.
2. Take off your carpel tunnel protective wristband.
3. Remove the massage bead pad from your chair
4. Chuck it across the room.
5. Take a shot.
6. Dance irresponsibly.
Easy enough? Ok! Let’s get after it. #pleasedanceirresponsibly.
London-born, Vienna-based musician S O H N shares “The Wheel,” a beautifully somber new song that’s flushed with lovely, cooing but pained vocals, staggering synth patterns, and a mellow ticking beat. “The Wheel” comes off an EP of the same name, due out November 5th on Aesop. Definitely an artist to watch.
“I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.” – Jim Morrison
Until the Quiet Comes, the 4th album from Los Angeles artist Flying Lotus, is a transcendent voyage down the aural rabbit hole in exploration of “mystical states, dreams, sleep and lullabies” (Flying Lotus). Accompanied by a fellowship of psychedelic journeymen; Thom York, Laura Darlington, Niki Randa, Thundercat and the ever soulful Erykah Badu, FlyLo cooks up a curiously haunting setting with an eclectic mix of bubbles, belches and purrs that are sure to evoke memories of childhood bumps in the night.
The album seems to play out in stages, much like the levels of dream and sleep. The album begins with a decent into relaxation with a track made famous by FlyLo’s short film adaptation of the album, directed by Kahlil Joseph, titled “Getting There feat. Niki Randa” (featured below).
Until the Quiet Comes continues to grow increasingly committed to thought, discovery and wonder as each song introduces its own environment and individual story. All the while remaining consistent with its theme. Songs such as ”Until the Colours Come,” “Heave(n)” and “All The Secrets” begin to offer a fluid feel filled with sounds of giggling and cheer.
It’s not until ”Sultan’s Request” does the album introduce an ominous and looming bass before rolling up to the industrially digestible ”Putty Boy Strut” (music video below, directed by Cyriak). There is a beautiful ebb and flow to throughout the 3rd act of the album as an upbeat ”The Nightcaller” and relaxing jazzy tunes “DMT Song feat. Thundercat” and ”Only If You Wanna” close out the album’s sequence.