Future Soup (ft. Patrick Baker)
Chicagoan trio Autograf just announced their forthcoming Future Soup EP, and teases us with the release of this title track. We’ll be the first to tell you how excited we are for this news, because they always kill it with their quality tunes. Following the success of their original “Metaphysical”, Autograf keeps the ball rolling with this one. Featuring a deep bouncy bassline that will get you vibin’ like no other, “Future Soup” once again shows us just how versatile they are. Every release has been gold, and this one is no exception. Patrick Baker‘s vocals are memorable in a sense that we will all soon know to sing along to this awesome track. They make great use of future elements together with infectious melodies. These tunes are as catchy as they come.
And if you’re itching to catch these guys live, we have great news for you. Autograf is coming to a city near you on their Metaphysical Tour. Check out these tour dates below and don’t miss out on their show!
Metaphysical Tour 2016
02.05 | Sett | Madison, WI
02.06 | Miramar | Milwaukee
02.10 | Catalyst | Santa Cruz
02.11 | Soho | Santa Barbara
02.12 | 1015 | San Francisco
02.13 | Exchange | Los Angeles
02.17 | Q | Seattle
02.18 | MIA | Vancouver
02.19 | Euphoria | Portland
02.20 | Casbah | San Diego
02.25 | U St Hall | Washington DC
02.26 | Concord | Chicago
02.27 | Populux | Detroit
03.04 | Coda | Philadelphia
03.05 | Hoxton | Toronto
03.11 | Buku | New Orleans
Do You Go Up (Kidswaste Remix)
Here’s a tune that will help you hit that reset button to your day. French producer Kidswaste puts out a remix of Khai‘s 2015 hit “Do You Go Up”, and it’s every bit of wonderful. Adding a fun and subtle beat to the original takes the tune up a couple notches while making it upbeat and the perfect evening treat. The synth chords go well with the original melody and help spice up the track a bit. If you appreciate Khai’s soothing vocals, this version will definitely do them justice. We’re excited to see the young producer getting in his elements, as these remixes keep getting better and better. Keep an eye out for Kidswaste, as he never ceases to provide us with more auditory pleasure.
Jamie xx + Four Tet + Romy
Seesaw (club version)
Jamie xx‘s 2015 album In Colour hasn’t even been out for a year yet and it’s already clear that it’ll have some serious staying power. I don’t think a week has passed since it’s release that I haven’t given it a cover-to-cover listen. Although it’s impossible to pick a favorite, “Seesaw,” one of two songs featuring The xx-collaborator Romy Croft, possesses a particularly hypnotizing aesthetic. The combination of a house sensibility, UK garage-influenced percussion and Romy’s soaring vocals creates a texture signature to Jamie xx.
Unsurprisingly, Four Tet, a pioneer in his own right, also contributed to the production of “Seesaw,” which apparently stemmed from sessions all the way back in 2013. This year, Four Tet slightly re-tooled the song with, in his own words, “different drums and mix and arrangement.” The result, as its suffix suggests, is a dance floor-ready version of the track released today that manages to bring a new energy without losing a touch of the original’s magic. This one will definitely be a regular in the weekend mix. It’s also rumored that Justin Martin has a remix of “Seesaw” in the works. We won’t hold our breathe but this should do just fine to hold us over regardless.
You’d be hard-pressed to find any artist pushing the boundaries of electronic music as much as Point Point. Although often playful in style, the French production duo’s dynamic compositions ooze emotion creating sonic narratives along the way. Today, they presented their fans with “F + L,” an absolutely stunning future bass rendition of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights.” Opening with a bolstered version of the original’s string section, the song quickly erupts into an irresistible bounce.
The song’s description reads “K, if you read this, please reply to our mail.” Given the quality of their work thus far, maybe Yeezy should consider giving Point Point a ring–much stranger things have happened. This is the type of track you’ve just got to hear for yourself. Give it a spin above.
It’s always a dope feeling to see an artist you’ve been following for a while gain momentum and truly hit their stride. What proves even more rewarding, though, is those moments when an artist effectively paints that story from their perspective. Rome Fortune‘s “Love,” the second single off his upcoming Fool’s Gold debut, does just that while embodying the ultra-personal and experimental style that has brought him to this point.
Backed by airy production from oft-collaborator Cubby, Fortune serves up a detailed account of his struggles and triumphs over the last few years. Delving into the realities of making ends meet, being around for his kids and succeeding as a musician, “Love” provides an honest glimpse behind the curtains of an emerging talent. Around the 2:20 mark, Fortune’s vocals erupt into a celebratory auto-tuned croon. For some emcees that risk might not have panned out, but Rome’s comfort out of the norm makes for an endearing and emphatic conclusion. Peep this uplifting tune above–Jerome Raheem Fortune drops on February 26th and is available for pre-order here.
Beginning in February 2013, FNGRS CRSSD has brought the latest in what was once largely alternative electronic music. Providing a space for all electronic listeners to go to and love, the CRSSD festival at San Diego’s Waterfront Park has created one of the hottest dance parties on the West Coast.
Pairing up with Goldenvoice, FNGRS CRSSD launched their first CRSSD festival on March 14th and 15th of 2015. It was a highly anticipated event that was reveled by many and a dance wonderland for all. If vibes are your thing, this place is like the D-Land of vibes, ’cause vibes is the only word to describe what feels like a multi-thousand person picnic along the water with all of your favorite dance music, all happening in the presence of the trajectory of the San Diego sun which always ends with an epically beautiful sunset.
Since their first debut they delivered another iteration of the fest that was largely successful once again, and now we have the third and best CRSSD in our opinion to look forward to on March 5th and 6th at ol’ Waterfront. Their lineup is so, so solid, too, and they just released Phase 2 of it and it’s fantastic. It upped the quality even higher than it already was, and that was really exciting for us. They dove deep into some of our favorite labels around right now like Claude Vonstroke’s Dirtybird Records, and that’s gonna be great. With names like Odesza, Ryan Hemsworth, Bondax, Chet Faker, Gryffin (who we’re really excited to check out), Tale of Us, Claude Vonstroke, Tiga and J. Phlip, this is going to be a full and complete weekend that was more or less expected because CRSSD kills it with electronic in San Diego every time, and us native San Diegans are very appreciative of it. We’ve attached a playlist of some of the artists we’re most excited for.
The fest will be located at Waterfronk Park San Diego and start at 12 PM on both Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th. Tickets are on sale now and can be bought at Ticketfly here. For real, make sure you grab your tickets before they sell out. This stuff’s hot. The Ninjas will be there. See you there!
Something About You (ODESZA Remix)
Marcus Marr & Chet Faker
The Trouble With Us
Death Cab for Cutie
The Ghosts of Beverly Drive (Tycho Remix)
Never Off (Hot Since 82 Remix)
Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money (Claude VonStroke Remix
to earth and back
Sailor & I
Leave The Light On (Kidnap Kid Remix)
Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons
We Will Return
Give It All (Bondax Remix)
Columbine Homicide (Prod. D33J & Shlohmo)
LA-based beat collective WEDIDIT, hands down, has some of the most talented DJs and producers around right now. One of their most successful members in terms of mainstream gigs, Shlohmo, has risen to the top of the electronic game through his displays of sheer talent with what seems like anything he touches. From his beautiful EP “Bad Vibes” to his works with Jeremih, Shlohmo has a knack for producing that is unparalleled, and bringing in fellow collective member Djavan Santos, better known as D33J (who has his own impressive repertoire of quality electronic), resulted in this new hip-hop gem by Kane Grocerys, “Columbine Homicide.”
Belonging to the independent, DC-based label Goth Money Records, Kane Grocerys lays a commentary on the nature of street violence—imposed by peers and reinforced by authorities. Grocerys demonstrates himself as a critically wise and skilled rapper in this work, and that combination with the talent-ridden production of WEDIDIT makes for another leap in the direction of conscious electronic meeting conscious hip hop. This release has us wondering what else those WDI boys have up their sleeves… they’re always up to all good.