On Shout Out Louds’ latest track “Illusions”, we’re given a blissful, icy breath of Swedish indie pop sounds. The song, so dreamy at times that you wonder if it is indeed an “illusion” (sorry, had to go there), features bits of an underlying grooving bass, brawny yet calming vocals, and some airy falsetto work in the chorus. It all comes together nicely — and seamlessly too — and should make getting through the last few days of the week a little easier.
Shout Out Louds new album Optica comes out February 26th via Merge Records.
Every chance that I get to post about rising R&B artist Mikky Ekko, I take it. This week he released the official music video for his hit, the Clams Casino-produced, Ryan Hemsworth-remixed “Pull Me Down”. Check it out above and feel free to stream it below if ya can’t get enough. Mikky is currently working on a full-length, so stay tuned.
MIKKY EKKO PULL ME DOWN (Prod. by Clams Casino / Mikky Ekko)
The sultry vocals of LA based vocalist BANKS have never felt so honest than with her latest single ‘Before I Met You”. Submergence below a sea of crushing emotions of love lost, the cathartic melodies only enhance her potent but still delicate vocals. In lines with the production of the likes of Grimes and Purity Ring, we should expect an EP on IAMSOUND/Good Years very soon.
If you are looking for a refreshing new sound combining elements of late 80s disco, funk and just great vibes… then look no further. Coming off their remix of ‘Sun’ the 2nd single off of Two Door Cinema Club latest album, producing duo Chordashian are back with an even more refreshing original.
Clean and powerful bright melodies surrounded by a soft background of nostalgic electronic elements from the 80′s, Chordashian produces yet another gem sampling the vocals of Lana Del Rey.
A few days ago Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike released yet another incredible progressive house track. After realeasing “Madness” not to long ago this track is an impressive addition. ”Wakanda” is a bass heavy prog house track with some very interesting chopped vocals mixed in. The track itself is almost more electro house than anything but has a rate that’s closer to prog house, which ends up making a big hitter of a song. The vocals that are mixed in are definitely on the more unusual side and have been altered quite a bit but, adds to the song in a great way. You can sample it below or buy it here.
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!
Back in September of last year, we featured Scottish synth-pop group CHVRCHES and their irresistible hit “The Mother We Share”. Since then they’ve gained the attention of bigwigs like The Guardian, BBC Radio 1 and now finally, after selling out a number of North American tour dates, the U.S. media. Their latest single, the shimmery, sunny treat “Recover,” proves that the coming waves of praise are well-deserved. Check it out below and, if you’re not already along for the ride, hop on the bandwagon.