Taken by Trees, the solo project of the lovable Swede Victoria Bergsman (former lead singer of the Concretes), has released an enticing piece from her forthcoming third studio album Other Worlds — the first we’ve heard from her since 2009. I was hooked from the very beginning of “Dreams,” but the song doesn’t really pick up until the arrival of the punctuating electric guitar riff around 1:22. It’s an unexpected, yet welcome, addition to the trance-like vocals and clappy beat that are present throughout. Pretty cool tune overall, although I felt the concluding fade-out, however intentional and “dreamlike” it might be, robbed me of something left to come. Also check out Taken by Trees’ version of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” if you haven’t yet.
“Dreams” is the first single from Other Worlds, out on October 2 via Secretly Canadian.
Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.
Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.
MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER
For all three shows this weekend, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Can’t wait to see you down there!
I saw Feed Me with TEETH in NYC a couple months ago and it was easily one of the best shows I have ever seen. The TEETH set design, accompanying light spectacle, the fluidity and integration of all of his tracks, I could go on and on. In any event, he posted this mix for Radio 1 and it is chock full of tracks from his forthcoming album. To say I am excited is a complete understatement, as this 25-minute mix showcases possibly some of Feed Me’s best work yet. Cheers!
Earlier in the year, UK born and Australian bred DJ, Helena, released her single “Girl From Outta Space” on Onelove Recordings. The original was an instrumental track that garnered quite a reputation as a progressive house banger. However, recently with the addition of Mr. Wilson’s topline vocals the track has been renamed and released as “Girl From The Sky”.
PIXL, a rising EDM producer hailing from Sydney, Australia, takes this progressive house anthem and transforms it into an electro house banger. Raising the tempo of the original with crashing synths and hard-hitting drums, PIXL’s rendition of the track is almost guaranteed to make you jump up and dance. Give the song a listen and don’t forget to support PIXL on Beatport and Facebook.
In an ode to a song that he, himself describes as “a very interesting aspect of [his] life. It is part of [his] DNA. It conveys all things [he] can’t put into words. Life, loss, love, spirit. As [he] evolves so too does ‘Ocean’.” According to John Butler, since its original release in 1996, ”Ocean” has been viewed more than 25 million times across its various formats. And throughout its seemingly timeless existence, the tale it tells remains the same. However, it is not meant for us or any one person to interpret, but for you to enjoy. Allow for the coming and going of the song’s crescendos to speak for the memories that can emerge from the nostalgia that music has the power to uncover. Much like ebbs and the flows of an ocean.
If these two tracks don’t put a smile on your face, there is no hope. The Knocks deliver an official single single titled “The Feeling”, bringing another disco infused dance floor anthem. This is a track that can definitely hang with their previous anthems such as, “Brightside” and “Dancing With The DJ”, this one is going to be remixed by everyone and their mom. The vocals in this mesh perfectly with the upbeat tempo that The Knocks execute with every release. This next track is a remix they dropped a couple of days ago of The Sound Of Arrows track “Wonders”. I honestly don’t know which of these tracks I like more because once again there’s perfect vocal editing accompanied by nothing but baby-making synths and leads. Now these two tracks are all you should need to get you through your Thursday and have you raging all weekend. Cheers.
Little is known about Youan, as he’s part of a growing number of artists who prefer to stay shrouded behind the luxury of anonymity that comes with releasing music solely through the Internet. I’m sure we’ll learn more about the mystery man as time passes, but for now we’ll let the art speak for itself. What I’ve learned so far is that the man makes some perfectly mellow music to vibe out to as the evening winds down. On his newest track, “Must Be Love,” he delivers some very Sampha-esque vocals over a sample of “Over My Dead Body,” that swirls together creating a sort of soothing hybrid between SBTRKT & Drake.
Below, stream “Must Be Love” as well as Youan’s previous single, “Know Your Name,” another calm, atmospheric track ideal for the final hours of the night. Make sure to check out Youan’s SoundCloud page, and look out for his seven-track mixtape, set to drop before the end of August.