Multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi reminds us how beautiful Beirut‘s “A Sunday Smile” is with this amazing orchestral cover. So much yearning, so much feeling, so many sadly singing strings. Take a momentary breather from the beats, the guitars, the aggression and the rage.
First off we got one of the dreamiest tunes around, from HYDRABADD and it’s titled “Sanctuary” featuring Abra on vocals. Next is Brillz official remix of Zedd‘s track “Clarity”, and boy is it huge. DJ Fresh and Diplo join forces on this track titled “Up (Earthquke)” with some clever Biggee Smalls samples and massive bass lines. Mayhem and Antiserum bring us yet another massive collab titled “Bangledesh” which is one of two tracks off their upcoming release on Firepower Records. Borgore and Carnage’s track “Incredible” get a healthy Trap makeover from rising heavyweights Heroes & Villains. The last one I’m going to talk about is from Yellow Claw & Yung Felix, titled “The Horror” that they released for free download. Cheers.
Earlier this year, San Francisco’s summer enthusiast/producer Viceroy released a bright track ‘Dream of Bombay’ featuring the breezy vocals from up and coming vocalists Chela. Today however, Bit Funk, the Brooklyn funk engineer/producer improved upon the blusterous and joyful original with bumpy yet smooth groove that is just as digestible as a cool beer as you sick your toes in the sand on a warm summer day. There may be blizzards and storms happening this winter, but tracks like these are bound to keep your ears warm.
Hailing from the live music capital of the US, Austin indie outfit Good Field are releasing their upcoming self-titled debut album today, February 12. Created as a new project from former members of Voxtrot and Brazos, the band has been well recieved, opening for groups like The National, Vampire Weekend and The Walkmen among many others.
Good Field is ‘an homage to cricket and deslate landscapes’, as described by Price who wrote some of the album in an isolate adobe by a cenote in New Mexico. The album, infused with folk instrumentation, is mainly influenced by shoegaze, indie rock and ’60s guitar tones with attractive rugged vocals and vivid lyrical story telling.
Preview tracks ‘Tell Me Ida’ and “our Roofless Home’ from the album below:
Roc Nation emcee J.Cole has been relatively quiet this year. After subtly dropping some new singles late last year and pushing back the release date for his sophomore LP Born Sinner, the NC rapper took to the webs today to grace his fans with a new EP. The five-track collection, titled Truly Yours, collects some new material from 2009 to present that wont be featured on his up-coming full length. In an open letter on his Dream Villian blog, Cole has admitted that the next single will be dropped later this week and calls the next album “his best work yet”. Go ahead and download your free copy here and stay posted for some more new material.
After giving this one listen and seeing that Freelance Whales had a hand in it, I did a double-take. The track sounds remixed by an electronic DJ, not our beloved, rockin’ Whales. The beginning dreamy piano riff becomes saturated with dueling, soulful vocal lines and heavy synths. Doe Paoro‘s voice and haunting lyrics are impossible not to sing along to. The young and talented singer-songwriter mixed with experimental indie-rockers makes for a silky-smooth and tasty track you can’t listen to just once. All musicians involved call NYC home, so let’s cross our fingers for some future collaboration.
We have been a fan of Daughter for a couple of years now but nothing can really match her soft and powerful live performance last years’ SXSW. Equipped with just a guitar and her lonesome voice, she captivated the room with her simplistic approach and her ability for a deeper emotional connection through every note and rhyme.
Her debut demo EP, exposed her unbridled talent to the world and with the increased maturity and experience, she is set to release forthcoming debut album If You Leave this spring. “Still” is just another example of why we are infatuated with the singer and a perfect addition for a valentines mix.