Madeon + The M Machine = Unreal. The M Machine reworks this already incredible Madeon production into an upbeat Housey track with a stunning infectious melody. The intro features some catchy vocal chops that slowly build into flawless synth work, creating a euphoric take on the massive original tune. Should have this one on repeat for a while, Cheers.
The City (The M Machine Remix)
Release date is December 10th via popcultur
Over the last few months, we’ve watched the rise of California’s TRAIL AND WAYS, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the evolution of their dreamy, intricate indie rock. Continuing on with their push of new material, today they unveiled the “Border Crosser” remix by The Seshen, a 7-piece electro pop band from the Bay Area. (If you’ll remember, the original, released in October, is a stirring, personal track about immigration.) The rework retains the original’s best aspects — and even emphasizes its magic & intensity — but it also adds a handful of shiny, danceable moments. Check it out below!
Border Crosser (The Seshen Remix)
“Border Crosser” is the lead single off TRAILS AND WAYS’s forthcoming debut Trilingual. The remix is off the band’s Remix EP due out January 8th.
While there’s still a few weeks left in the year, it’s hard not to look ahead to 2013 with absolute giddiness over what the music world has in store for us. Cue: Ellinor Olovsdotter, aka Elliphant, a new Swedish artist whose music is a ferocious & undeniably contagious blend of indie and electronic. For a little more context, her material thus far has been described as the “illegitimate offspring of MIA and Diplo“; as crazy as that sounds, it’s a pretty spot on tagline. Her recently released single “Down On Life” is the perfect big introduction to her style, cleverly putting her in position to really blow up early next year when her self-titled EP drops. Check out the track below and the accompanying music video here. Seriously, don’t sleep on this.
Last week, The xx stopped by Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show to perform a quick acoustic set. Listen in below for different takes on “Angels” and “Teardrops” (a Womack & Womack cover). And if you haven’t yet, pick up their sophomore album, Coexist, out now on Young Turks.
Angels (Live on Dermot OLeary, BBC Radio 2)
Teardrops (Live on Dermot OLeary, BBC Radio 2)
Just writing the title to this blog post gave me major chills. If you’re anything like me and absolutely infatuated by Freelance Whales and Lucius then this is literally the best day of your life. Freelance Whales, a band that is very close and dear to my heart released their second studio album, Diluvia, in October. As if that wasn’t enough, Lucius, the Brooklyn based powerhouse released their EP earlier this year. It just so happens that Lucius was at a concert I recently reviewed and I fell in love with.
I was already in love with this song when I first read the title, but hitting play threw me into a whirlwind of magical glitter and unicorns and puppies. The track starts off with a funky guitar riff that gives you a whole new perspective of “Ghosting”. At first, you feel a little uncomfortable with what’s happening, maybe feeling a little unsure. But keep listening and you’ll start noticing the soft voices of Jess and Holly working perfectly together. Holly commented on the track saying, they “started by using [their] voices to emulate some of the original instrumental parts”. They definitely did this song justice not only by sounding stunning as always, but by thinking outside of the music box and creating their very own version of the song. Check it out below and follow Lucius on their tour here.
Ghosting (Freelance Whales Cover)
Dropping some heat before his mixtape hits the webs later this month, Big K.R.I.T. blesses fans with some ear candy on “Now and Then”. This new, smooth UGK-esque track pairs the Mississippi rapper with Texas rapper Slim Thug and has the two flowing about the changes that life brings. Intricate rhymes coupled with an infectious beat make this cut off the SPKSMEN and The Smoking Section audio crack. Be sure to peep the free download below and cop the mixtape when it drops December 12th.
Big K.R.I.T feat. Slim Thug
Now and Then (Prod. by Big K.R.I.T.)
Last week, the widely in-demand producer Jamie xx took part in Young Turks‘ night at the Boiler Room, along with the likes of Nautic, SBTRKT, and Nic & Tic. His dynamic 55-minute set was filmed and can be watched here. But if you just want to listen to the goods, you’re in luck. The nearly hour-long mix is available for FREE download below. Happy Monday, ninjas!
Jamie xx 55 min Boiler Room Mix