Paul Hardy, the driver behind Baker Street Recording has just released the new ‘Sound It Out’ EP, involving production partner McKai for a new deeply authentic house track to kick off 2013. Previously involved with with releases on 2020, Mora Music, Dotbleep, Seinan, Hot Milk, 3am, Lost My Dog and many more, the producer lays a foundation of echoing vocals that surrounded by an almost exotic sounding baseline creating a truly seductive track.
The EP also features remixes by Al Bradley and Zia Remixes, you can stream them all below.
“Violence Out Tonight” is a poignant counterpoint to Little Comets‘ often jaunty, afro-inspired indie-pop. This first single from their Life Is Elsewhere album is a stark and sincere ballad, anchored around the weight of domestic violence and rape. It’s a moving rumination on a hard subject, but Little Comets manage to sympathetically capture the heartbreak through Rob Coles’ affecting lyrics.
Speaking about the single, the Newcastle based indie band said:
“I’ve never been affected by the issue of this song – a grim, despicable and weak act, so hope upon hope that the portrayal is apt… If not then I sincerely apologise: I feel that women’s rights are often forgotten in what is still a blatantly sexist society and I wouldn’t want to unwittingly add to this tumult, however neither do I want to adhere to the omertà…”
Most of the time change is a good thing and sometimes routine is perfectly comforting. The Indie Dojos got a little bit of both. You can always count on a new list posted every Tuesday (routine) but don’t ever expect a repeat (change). We aim to please all emotions with the click of a play button.
After pouring over HAIM‘s electric/rock/pop/infinitely delicious tracks “Don’t Save Me” and “Send Me Down” the last few months, we’ve been more than ready for new material. Thankfully, the LA-based sister trio heard our prayers and released this new cut called “Falling”. There have been live videos of it floating around the interwebs, but here we get the finalized studio version. And…damn is it good: hushed crooning, throbbing & shattering percussion, funky bass grooves, and even a little sharp, badass guitar-work. Once again, there’s something so classic rock, yet so undeniably modern pop about it all.
Last week, we received a look at Drake‘s new single, “Started From The Bottom,” from his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same. Just as promised, we now have the official visuals too, which dropped right after The Grammy’s (where Drake’s Take Care won the award for Best Rap Album). Shot in his native Toronto, Drizzy runs us through his ascent from the “bottom” to the top, with a whole lot of clowning in between. After watching the video, it’s hard to consider the song as anything other than a joke. It’s nice to see that Drizzy can have some fun with the concept, even when he’s trying to act hard. If you’re feeling the single, you can cop it on iTunes now.
Bluesy and soulful is “Skyscraper”, the new single from even newer London-based duo Elephant. It’s addictive right from the first listen so we won’t keep you in suspense. Hit play below and let the organs ring and rattle your bones and Amelia Rivas’ vocals coax and persuade you into a rousing euphoria.
Female emcees have been on the up and coming this past year or so and in 2013 they continue to drop some unique material. With Brooklyn-based Kilo Kish‘s mixtape K+, she takes a more experimental approach to her rhyme flow. With features from Earl Sweatshirt, SBTRKT, Childish Gambino, Star Slinger, Flatbush Zombies, Vince Staples, and A$AP Ferg, and many more, this free 10-track tape is a chill, dope session introduction into her world. Mixing some intricate Internet-y vibes and synth rhythms with a charming lyrically delivery, there is something to like about this newcomer. Although each track flows and blends well into the next, some standout tracks are “Creepwave” (which you can stream below) and Neptune-esque “iou”.