Not too long ago we raved about “Counting,” the powerfully moving electro-soul track by Brooklyn’s Arthur Ashin, aka Autre Ne Veut. We also pointed to its excellent alternate version featuring fellow New Yorker, dynamic rapper Mykki Blanco. Today it’s been revealed that take has gotten its own music video. Directed by David Riley, it’s an emotional set of visuals showing Ashin dealing with his grandmother’s death — a true story he based the song on. The original version of the track is below.
Florida-based seventeen year old production protege, XXYYXX, has been in heavy rotation for this ninja over the last few months. His experimental style often fuses ethereal vocal samples (think Clams Casino) with trap-esque 808-percussion for an incredibly relaxing, at times disorienting, feel. On his latest effort he chops up some classic Beyonce, from the Destiny’s Child days ,with his own assortment of complex drum patterns. The result is a trippy, manic and brief rendition of the original that captures the young artist’s unique sound, which I like to refer to as “cloud trap.” Check the remix, titled “AMAZEME,” below!
For dark and throbbing electronica-infused R&B, look no further than rising Los Angeles artist Bago. Aptly described as a cross between Amy Winehouse and The Weeknd, her music has fearless attitude, sexual appeal, and gives off that distinct feeling that she’s always plotting something mischievous — like a slithering, stealthy snake that’s dangerous, but always studied, marveled and stared at. Whether it’s the doom-like atmospherics in her songs, or that sassy & soulful gravelly voice, Bago is definitely one to watch in 2013. Check out two of her tracks, “I Forget You” and “Born Bad,” both off her Sunday’s Best album, below:
I can’t get enough of this. UK rockers Foals finally unveil a piece of their third album, Holy Fire — a move long-awaited by fans worldwide. The heavy reverb and chunky guitar layers are fit to fill arenas and create a U2-like sound at the chorus. Foals continue to straddle the punk-rock line, but “Inhaler” shows a continued shift away from the breathless, fragmented punkiness of Antidotes (2008) and into a thicker, more cohesive rock sound displayed in 2010′s Total Life Forever.
The accompanying video is as explosive and unruly as the song it carries. It’s a showcase — maybe even a celebration — of the diversity of artistic expression, from graffiti to break dancing. Frontman Yannis Philippakis and the rest of Foals exude the energy and intensity commonplace in their live shows, as sparking trick bikes and hypnotic dance sequences mix together in the black-and-white half-pipe.
Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman continue to provide their fans reasons to love them even more. Just coming off their latest single ‘Piece of Light’, this Swedish duo return with a glimpse of what might be just be one of the most exciting remixes to squeeze its way onto 2012, taking on Miike Snow’s ‘Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)’. Encompassing the hopeful vocals of lead singer Andrew Wyatt with climatic strings and progressive note progressions, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman once again bring an impressive quality production with a full time big room feel.
For the love of God, producer Alex Young is only 16 years old. Somehow this Washington, D.C.-based kid is churning out phenomenal original work and remixes, tapping the originals of SBTRKT, Childish Gambino, and Alvin Risk, and delving into genres like chillwave and moombahton. This week he offers up his take on Cults and their retro indie rock tune “Bad Things”. It bumps hard, pounces fast and is likely to stay on repeat all day. Stream it below and then grab a free download via his Facebook.
While there always sounds that comfort us with its familiarity, we are ten times more excited for something that we have never heard before. As an international blog, we try our best to bring music from all over the world, a difficult task it doesn’t always arrive at our inbox.
Meet Gooral, a producer, composer and generator of exquisite electronic sounds that ocmbine the best of electro, drum and bass and dubstep with the polar opposite of Polish Folk and Classical music. The result is simply this:
Pod jaworem not only sounds foreign due to its lyrics, but it is layered with new material of experiences that will take you away to another corner of the world and force you to take notice of its music.