Archive for June, 2015

OFFICIAL VID: Seafret – Be There

June 30, 2015

Here with a new cinematic video and song is fast rising UK duo Seafret, who never fails to capture my heart with their emotive indie rock music. New tune Be There is an achingly bittersweet gem that first premiered last Wednesday on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show. It’s taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album, out later this year. Seafret explained that the song comes from a very personal space. It’s “about being there for the person that needs you most in life no matter what, it’s about making more than a promise.” The swooning, simmering tune is available now, here.

OFFICIAL VID: AWOLNATION – I Am

June 30, 2015

I just have to share the new music video for AWOLNATION’s latest single, Run. Not only is the video an artistically cool lone, but the song is dope, too. I was listening to it over the weekend when I was playing AWOLNATION’s recent album Run for my camp by the beach and musing over how great a record it is. I Am is likely one of my favorites off the album, reminding me greatly of Cold War Kids, whom I love very dearly, too. It’s also one of the more gentle ballads on the album, if AWOLNATION could ever be described as “gentle”. All in all, AWOLNATION’s unique style of electro-rock is highly addicting and exhilarating.

June 30, 2015
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DJ and production collective Kris Kross Amsterdam team up with CHOCO to make their debut on Spinnin’ Records with Until The Morning, a compelling track that fuses trap, R&B, soul, and house into one captivating club jam. Kris Kross Amsterdam started out as a monthly sold out party in the Dutch capital with the mission of being diverse and wild. If you’re wondering, yes, the name is a deliberate nod to the 90s rap duo, a tribute to their party decade, though it by no means confined the event and collective’s musical palette. As the collective continues to grow and evolve, their debut song speaks mountains of their diverse influences and inspirations. Until The Morning is available now on Spotify.

June 30, 2015
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Aw, yea, another day, another killer remix of The Weeknd’s massive hit Can’t Feel My Face. While Abel’s most grooving and infectious song has been blowing up, the amazing edits of the tune have been streaming in. The latest must share remix comes by way of Los Angeles based producer JayKode, who offers up a genre defying, masterful remix that fuses thrilling house, exhilarating future bass, and trap, with a dab of French electro, too. JayKode’s remix is a dramatic, intense tour de force edit, a full on theatrical experience. I wouldn’t be surprised if you really can’t feel your face after. Grab it for free, here.

June 30, 2015
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A friend keyed me into this stunning debut, Blue, from a mysterious new producer signed to Bribery named Light Bodies. The haunting song lives up to its name with its mournful solemnity. Blue is steeped in textured, heady, and soulful mystique. It’s flooded with gossamer vocals and a droning, eerie quality that, combined with a slow marching hip hop beat, remind me of James Blake and Justin Vernon’s collaborative efforts. Blue is a captivating and intricately layered listen from start to finish, bringing on mountains of poignant emotion. 

June 30, 2015

Australia’s GRMM drops a flattering ode to John Travolta via his divine new song Travolta Cool. Despite the luxuriant sleekness and sensuous, fleecy plushness of the track, Travolta Cool also carries an undercurrent of dark grittiness. It expresses GRMM’s aim to capture the vibes of Travolta’s slightly sleezier roles back in the prime of his long, impressive career. In particular, Travolta Crool is meant to pay homage to cult classic Pulp Fiction, with its slinky dubstep wobbles and buttery electro synths. Travolta Cool is but a hint of what’s to come from GRMM, who’s putting the final touches on his debut EP.

June 30, 2015
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Alina Baraz and Galimatias have certainly succeeded at casting a sensual spell on us with their rippling, verdant brand of seductive, melodic electronic music. One of my favorite tracks from the singing and production duo is surely flirty yet soothing Fantasy, off their aptly named recent EP Urban Flora. The gently rippling and soulful track finally received a music video treatment, a fittingly fluid and alluring array of images.

June 30, 2015
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It’s time to boogie down to some luxuriant and rich funk, courtesy of Long Beach City Kids, or LBCK. The duo infuse UK alt electronic trio Patawawa’s Back To Life, which features producer Roman Kouder, with an opulent and crisp groove. It’s a warmly glowing summer disco remix that keeps the sun shining regardless the time of night or day. The original Back To Life has made it into mixes by Oliver Nelson, Zimmer, and jackLNDN, too.

June 30, 2015
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Robyn’s Dancing On My Own will always be one of my favorite electro pop songs. First of all, it’s a great tune, second of all, I love Robyn, and thirdly, there’s no better empowering theme for every girl out there who likes to twirl around the dance floor (or concert venue) solo every so often. Los Angeles’ Templeton revives the classic with a soulful house remix, complete with lusciously deep bass and exhilarating build ups. There’s no resisting the booming beats and hypnotic drum work on this renewed approach. It’s time… Time to power dance on my own again, the rest of the world can wait.

June 30, 2015
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As a huge fan of Jaymes Young’s music (and that superb voice), I was elated to see that his music has been remixed by New York’s ALMOND, who teams up with SF Bay’s own young talent Delamare on the track. Together, they give Jaymes’ Goldn Gate Bridge mentioning ballad What Should I Do a Balearic beat infused buoyant makeover. The tropical house remix is full on enchanting and cooling in the wake of our latest San Francisco heat wave.