New Dillon Francis remix, who’s down? This time he remixes TAI‘s track “Beatdown” and brings his always funky Moombah swag. Starting with a grimey synth over some spliced vocals, then building into some classic filth that he is so well known for. Next is an incredible remix from L.A. Riots and they tackle TAI’s track “Paradise Poltergeist”. They start with a pretty generic Intro but then slap you in the face with an some infectious Electro that hits at all the right times. Really tough to pick a favorite between these two, especially because the production for both these tracks is so unique. They are off the, TAI – Beatdown Remix EP being released by Dim Mak Records. Cheers.
NINJAS! What is up? Hopefully at this point you’re already winding down your day at the office/job site/strip club and getting ready for a weekend filled with drinking, dancing, and having way too much fun. If you haven’t called it quits already, we want you to follow these easy to understand steps.
1. Press play on the first track located right below my obnoxious writing.
2. Take off your carpel tunnel protective wristband.
3. Remove the massage bead pad from your chair
4. Chuck it across the room.
5. Take a shot.
6. Dance irresponsibly.
Easy enough? Ok! Let’s get after it. #pleasedanceirresponsibly.
London-born, Vienna-based musician S O H N shares “The Wheel,” a beautifully somber new song that’s flushed with lovely, cooing but pained vocals, staggering synth patterns, and a mellow ticking beat. “The Wheel” comes off an EP of the same name, due out November 5th on Aesop. Definitely an artist to watch.
“I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.” – Jim Morrison
Until the Quiet Comes, the 4th album from Los Angeles artist Flying Lotus, is a transcendent voyage down the aural rabbit hole in exploration of “mystical states, dreams, sleep and lullabies” (Flying Lotus). Accompanied by a fellowship of psychedelic journeymen; Thom York, Laura Darlington, Niki Randa, Thundercat and the ever soulful Erykah Badu, FlyLo cooks up a curiously haunting setting with an eclectic mix of bubbles, belches and purrs that are sure to evoke memories of childhood bumps in the night.
The album seems to play out in stages, much like the levels of dream and sleep. The album begins with a decent into relaxation with a track made famous by FlyLo’s short film adaptation of the album, directed by Kahlil Joseph, titled “Getting There feat. Niki Randa” (featured below).
Until the Quiet Comes continues to grow increasingly committed to thought, discovery and wonder as each song introduces its own environment and individual story. All the while remaining consistent with its theme. Songs such as ”Until the Colours Come,” “Heave(n)” and “All The Secrets” begin to offer a fluid feel filled with sounds of giggling and cheer.
It’s not until ”Sultan’s Request” does the album introduce an ominous and looming bass before rolling up to the industrially digestible ”Putty Boy Strut” (music video below, directed by Cyriak). There is a beautiful ebb and flow to throughout the 3rd act of the album as an upbeat ”The Nightcaller” and relaxing jazzy tunes “DMT Song feat. Thundercat” and ”Only If You Wanna” close out the album’s sequence.
The sweet-sounding indie rock of Guards also incorporates a vintage ’60s pop element that might seem familiar, and that could be due to the fact that frontman Richie Follin is the brother of Madeline Follin of CULTS. There are certainly similarities between the two bands, but each is a different beast of its own. So, back to Guards. The three-piece released one of my favorite EPs in 2010 full of hearty gems like “Resolution of One” and “Crystal Truth”. Their latest single, “Silver Lining,” follows suit — cozy, delightful, rollicking and a reason to eagerly look forward to their full-length debut. Download it for free below!
Guards’ forthcoming album, In Guards We Trust, comes out February 5, 2013.
San Francisco-based Mikey Maramag, AKA Blackbird Blackbird, dubs his music “dreamy folktronica,” which oddly enough, is the perfect description. His latest single, “All,” is a slow-burning mesmerizer. His soft, soothing vocals accompanied by a faint, echoing guitar set a minimalistic tone from the start, reminiscent somewhat of The xx. But the beauty is in the details that Maramag sprinkles all across the track, especially towards the end when he really lets loose and gets creative: glimmering synths, tropical island vibes, choir-like chanting, and more. “All” is the gift that keeps on giving.
Check out the music video for “All” here. Blackbird Blackbird’s EP Boracay Planet comes out October 16th via Lavish Habits.
Indie dream pop rocker’s SNAKADAKTAL, coming off their debut self titled EP, get a groovy remix of their track Dance Bear at the hands of the talented, multi-instrumentalist/producer AMTRAC. A student of pop sonic dance, AMTRAC adapts the piece into a smooth rendition heavily weighted on clipped and ambient vocals. The sound is entirely re-envisioned and suited for an audience in search of a serene and fluid experience. Best for a drive along a large body of water amidst warm and calming colours.
You can catch the best of AMTRAC at his Soundcloud and SNAKADAKTAL’s self titled EP via I OH YOU Records on itunes.