We’ve been loving rising British indie star Kyla La Grange’s record Ashes ever since it dropped, so we thought we’d share one of our favourite tracks from the album, the beautiful “Vampire Smile”. As with most of her tracks, “Vampire Smile” centres on Kyla’s smoky yet powerful vocals, allowing her to create a sultry vibe against the fairly simple guitar accompaniment. With intense lyrics delivered to a wrongful lover, it has everything you’d expect from Kyla and more. Stream this below and also catch the Atatika remix of “To Be Torn”.
Kyla La Grange
Kyla La Grange
To Be Torn (Atatika Remix)
Indie darlings AlunaGeorge have captured the underground’s hearts with their quietly sensual indie-electro, and now our favourite party boys Friendly Fires have got in on the act to remix them. The St. Albans trio have given AlunaGeorge’s new single “Your Drums, Your Love” a tropical-infused reworking that dials it down a notch and adds an intimate vibe – think lying on a beach at sunset, holding your new crush’s hand, with the waves breaking at your feet. One to celebrate the end of summer, stream the remix below. The original mix of “Your Drums, Your Love” officially drops October 15.
Your Drums, Your Love (Friendly Fires Remix)
Tired? Stressed? 9 out of 10 doctors recommend The Chill Dojo as the most effective drug-free cure for whatever plagues you this Sunday. The 10th doctor suggested we buy some of the home-made herbal remedy he has growing in his basement, but we wouldn’t trust it. What you can count on though is this week’s selection of good vibrations guaranteed to keep it chill once again.
Kicking off this week is some magic chillstep from Rameses B, meshing together the gorgeous vocals of Zoë Philips with hypnotic basslines and melodies to create something that is impossible not to fall in love with. With submissions recently opening up for Flume’s ‘Sleepless’ Remix Contest, LA producers Vindata have thrown their hat in the ring with a slowed down version of the mellow original which infuses it with some extra bass and trap beats. Speaking of trap, after consistent features in the weekly trap dojo, prodigy ∆lex Young makes his debut here with something different to his usual style, but perfectly suited to this Sunday playlist. This chill dojo also features some other notable names in the trap scene, with Bauuer and SWEATER BEATS putting their mellow side on display. We conclude things this week with a unique spin on “Make It Bun Dem,” with Dreadsquad cutting through the oversaturation of filthy bass-loaded remixes using live instruments and an infectious reggae vibe, which in hindsight, was always the perfect direction to take the original.
This is the prescription to get you through this week so make sure to take regular doses when required. Peace out.
Boat (Rameses B Remix) (FREE)
Sleepless feat. Jezzabell Doran (Vindata Remix)
Winter Is All Over You (Baauer Remix).mp3
THE LIMIT (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Adorn (Sammy Bananas Adlib Dub)
Satin Jackets, Natalie Conway
One More Chance (Original Mix).mp3
Happy (Skreams Wayfarer Remix).mp3
Skrillex & Damian Marley
Make it bun dem (Dreadsquad remix) FREE DOWNLOAD
Australian singer-songwriter Lisa Mitchell is all set to drop her new record next month, so to get you excited we present the title track “Bless This Mess”. Taking some uplifting pop instrumentals and heartfelt lyrics and turning them into chart-topping smash hits is no mean feat, but Mitchell makes it sound so easy on this track. Nice though the song may be, it’s Mitchell’s feather-light vocals which transform “Bless This Mess” into a soaring beauty that will fill you with joy. Definitely one for fans of upbeat female-fronted pop, the album Bless This Mess is out on October 12.
Bless This Mess
“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)