LA’s Goldroom is no stranger to The Music Ninja, contributing awesome originals as well as welding excellent genre-spanning remixes of Atlas Genius, Alpine and Gigamesh. This week, the producer makes his return with “Only You Can Show Me” (featuring Mereki Beach), a hypnotic and sun-kissed, island-infused electronica track. We’ve still got a few months before June is here, but once this track is on, it’ll feel like Summer’s in full swing. Listen in below.
Aside from “Counting”, this track “Play By Play” is one of my absolute favorites off Autre Ne Veut‘s outstanding new sophomore album, Anxiety. Today the electronic-meets-R&B-meets-pop cut, full of tricky beats and a chorus to die for, gets treated to some visuals. Check out what happens in the karaoke bar by watching above.
Last month we featured the sultry vocals and electronic prowess of Los Angeles’ own Banks and her track “Before I Met You”. This week we get treated to another piece of new material in the form of “Fall Over”. Wild, warped and invigorating from start to finish, it’s the type of song that waves its hands in the air uncontrollably, but confidently, like an untamed, yet highly-advanced creature of music. The more we hear from her, the more we’re certain she’ll be a name to reckon with in 2013.
Compelling London singer-songwriter WALL — who we’ve spotlighted for her original work on “Shoestring” and “No Secrets” — is back, but this time in a reworking capacity. She takes hold of Local Natives‘ standout track “Heavy Feet”, remixing and giving it thick, syrupy new textures. Despite the cloudy atmospheric synths, WALL never loses sight of the Los Angeles band’s signature harmonies; they still shine through the hazy fuzz in a soothing, and almost triumphant way. Check it out/download it below.
A little bit of raw emotion for you indie lovers. This leading track from Farewell J.R shows promise — mostly because it is so darn epic. Escalating into a wall of sound starting from wandering and spaced-out croons, all five minutes and four seconds of “Night Wolves” is a journey in and of itself. Count down the days until March 11th when this track is released along with its companion tracks on Farewell J.R’s debut EP, Health (via Talking Shop Records). Whew, chills and shivers pulse with every listen…
Driven by a combination of drum sounds, synths, and computerized sounds effects, LA native producer TOKiMONSTA returns today with a new single titled “Go With It”. This infectious dance number mixes an eclectic collection of sounds as backdrop for the smooth vocals of singer MNDR to deliver a catchy single. It has been awhile since we heard new material from either of the two artists and this airy gem is a definitely an answer to fans’ prayers. TOKiMONSTA has been capitalizing on the synth-pop sound and her buzz keeps growing on the underground. It is only a matter of time before she starts getting a lot more attention for her upcoming effort Half Shadows, dropping April 2nd. Be sure to listen to the eccentric sound below.
Manchester’s The 1975 will drop their brand new EP, Music For Cars, this week. But just in case you remain unconvinced by their stunning guitar-pop and keen ear for contagious melodies — which we’ve gushed about a few times here — they’ve put the entire 5-song collection online for your streaming pleasure. Listen in below and let the fandom commence.