Posts Tagged ‘alternative electro’

May 18, 2018
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Every once in awhile, a new project comes along that truly floors me and stands out from the pack with their genre crossing music. That’s what happened when I stumbled upon outsideOUTSIDE and their debut single Habits earlier this year. I promptly jumped on sharing the dusky aching tune, which blended emo rock with glitchy shuddering vocal bass. Though the mysterious band followed the track up with a stunning remix/cover of Lil Xan’s Betrayed last month, Comatose is only their second original release. And it’s such a heartrending ballad and another exceptional exhibition of outsideOUTSIDE’s immaculate genre-defying sound. The tender yet raw poignancy on Comatose near leaves us comatose with how hard it tugs on our heart strings. You can find the single on all major streaming platforms, here. Re-visit the music video for debut single Habits below.

April 30, 2018
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It’s been years since Adrian Lux dropped his hit single Teenage Crime. A bevy of fine remixes cropped up in its wake, too. Swedish multi-instrumentalist and producer STRØM brings back our love for the song with a superb cover that injects the song with a fresh sense of sultry dark intrigue. The sooty splendor of this murky, dusky Teenage Crime is rather deliciously Zhu-like, with some of the curling funk guitars of Ben Khan. STRØM’s electrifying cover seems to befit a mysterious tryst, or a secret rendezvous of some sort. You can also stream the track via Spotify, here. Re-visit some of the artist’s prior originals on Soundcloud, here, including previously featured releases Shay-Ling and Mesmerize.

April 26, 2018
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FUKC already feels like an in-your-face no-punches-pulled sort of name, and the new project certainly leaves it all on the floor and hits us hard with slinky prowling Time To Kill, a darkwave-inflected alt electro/electro-rock thriller that broods stupendously and flexes some major production muscle. It’s a predator of a track, with stalking beats and electrifying rumbles. New duo FUKC consists of Parisian producer DEVOTED and British vocalist Billionaire, who previously proved to be a match made in heaven on their song together, Santa Fe. They’ve chosen to continue that partnership as FUKC, and we can’t be more pleased with this news. The visceral, lascivious single comes on the heels of FUKC’s debut single last month, My Father’s Son, which you can stream below. You can find both tracks on Apple Music, here.

April 3, 2018
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It’s been a fantastic few weeks for fans of Josh Smith’s musical forte. If the name doesn’t quite ring a bell, it may be because you know him as one half of Detroit cosmic pop duo Gosh Pith, who were we’ve been fervently supporting here on IHM. Though it looks like Gosh Pith may have disbanded, or gone on extended hiatus, we’re elated that Josh has re-emerged as new solo project Yoshi Flower to give us much of the same quirky, forward-thinking innovation that he gave us with Gosh Pith. Yoshi Flower debuted with whimsically whizzing alt/electro-pop song Movies last month before teaming up with singer songwriter/production prodigy Elohim on Panic Attacks. And he’s quickly followed both of those gems up with a second solo single, Just On Drugs, a hazy prancing, gritty drifting effusion of Smith’s unique blend of hip hop, electro, and alt pop. Yoshi Flower’s Just On Drugs is just the sort of binary sonic high that we need, a playful and youthful, yet pensive and stirring listen. Re-visit Movies and Panic Attacks on Soundcloud, here. Catch Yoshi Flower on tour with Elohim. Find out about dates and tickets, here. We can’t wait for their stop in San Francisco at Slim’s this weekend.

June 28, 2016
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I spent my Sunday night doing what I always do. I listened to Soundcheck on Live 105 here in the Bay, cheering for the bands, artists, and songs I already champion while looking out for fabulous new treats. When 888′s Critical Mistakes came on, I was elated. It was immediately apparent that I needed to share the Denver alt electro band’s infectious song. Critical Mistakes is a synth rocking, animated popping tune, and it quickly took a firm hold of me. The single comes from 888′s debut EP, Decades, and the band recently released a music video for the song, too. Watch the video below and purchase their EP from iTunes.