Singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh pierces our hearts with this moving new track called “Bottled Up Tight”. The London artist, who previously released his debut EP Fail For You to much acclaim — couples his delicate, melting vocals with visual and poetic lyricism (“I feel the fire / I see the flame, set me alight / Bring me desire / Bottled up tight”). The track is honest, beautiful and, by the end, nearly burns its emotions into you, sure to leave quite the impressive scar on your musical soul. Listen in below and pick up his forthcoming Old Flint EP on April 15th via Raygun Records.
Recently, Philly’s Dave Hartley, aka Nightlands, released his sophomore album Oak Island. Representative of the record’s experimental tendencies — it somehow dabbles in retro balladry, folk rock, cool jazz, electro-pop, and well, nearly everything in between — is this standout track called “So Far So Long”. It’s wistful and romantic, yet never gives into the cliches of typical love songs, that is to say that it re-imagines the genre in fresh and exciting ways. Check it out below and be sure to see him live, he kicks off a US tour today!
So Far So Long (Official Audio)
Oak Island is out now via Secretly Canadian.
Canadian-based producer Cyril Hahn — who we’ve spotlighted for his remix of Jessie Ware’s “Sweet Talk — put together a nice little FREE (!) hour-long mix for Hunger TV magazine. As you might gather from the list of artists on the tracklist below (Toro Y Moi, Nosaj Thing, James Blake), he leans hard on the chill side of things for this one. Stream/download it!
Mixtape for Hunger TV Tracklist:
Nosaj Thing – Aquarium
Lapalux – Guuurl
Sepalcure – See Me Feel Me
James Blake – I Mind
Aphx Twin – Xtal
Gabriele Aplin – Please Don’t Say You Love Me (Cyril Hahn Remix)
New Look – Nap on the Bow
Gerry Read – Evidence
Toro y Moi – Say That
Daphni – Yes I Know
George Fitzgerald – Child
Anaxander – Antoinette
Faye – Water Against the Rocks (Hnny Remix)
Romare – The Blues
Sirmo – Make Your Body (Broke One Remix)
Miguel – Adorn (Groundislava & Benedek Cool Mix)
Cyril Hahn Mixtape for Hunger TV
Every now and then, an artist gets in the booth and decides to get personal musically with fans. This week, new comer Jared Evan takes some time to bless fans with a self-reflective, emotional track titled “Pro Create”. This Statik Selektah produced cut off the upcoming Boom, Bap, & Blues effort, opens with a unexpected and thoughtful verse from the NY emcee Action Bronson. The dope wordsmith spits about his life before better times and is soon followed by some sultry vocals from Jared Evan. Evan’s has definitely been on his grind lately and keeps delivering with great material. Be sure to check out the single below.
Pro Create (feat. Action Bronson)
What better way to kick off your March than with some new Kid Cudi? The self-produced track features a crooning Cudi bragging about his sudden perception of immortality over a sped-up, reversed sample of MGMT‘s “Congratulations.” Sonically, “Immortal” seems closer to last year’s WZRD project, especially considering that Cudder has his own 30-second guitar solo late into the song. Indicud may still be a little over a month away, but at least we have some fantastic material to tide us over until April 23rd.
Many of you may not be familiar with San Diego transplant Ta’East, but after listening to his dope new Sonata EP, his name won’t be easy to forget. The 8-track EP features some ambitious endeavors, utilizing notable samples on some of its standout tracks, including Jai Paul‘s “Jasmine” and The Weeknd‘s “Gone.” Ta’East covers a vast array of topics throughout ranging from the harsh realities of chasing love to aspirations of wealth and fame. The EP is greatly benefited from stellar production courtesy of Cairo Mayeson, Nyrell, Ken Price, and Hunga, that gives the project a very Kanye-esque feel. That’s particularly noticeable on tracks like “Bonnie” and “No Better.” Check out a few tracks from the EP down below, and if you like what you hear, you can download the entire Sonata EP for free on Ta’East’s Bandcamp page. You can also catch the official video for “Bonnie” after jump, just so you can put a face to the name.
Sonata feat. Presto
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 the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 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. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!
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Bare Noize and Goth Trad - February 28th
Foreign Beggars & Bare Noize
See The Light
James Zabiela - March 1st
James Zabiela Paradigm Shift Pt 3