Posts Tagged ‘Animal’

May 9, 2018

London’s Majik obviously made a play on the word “magic” for their name, but when it comes to the spells this duo casts with their moody seductive alt R&B and indie electro, it almost seems more fitting to call their music sorcery than magic. They’ve wooed us with creamy brooding, slinky pacing songs like High, Talk To Me, Closer, and so many more fine releases in the past. And now they’re back with their first song of the year, Animal, which pairs a spectral trip hop beat with sooty broiling, raspy simmering vocals. It’s a song that evokes salacious midnight incantations, driven by lust and heartbreak, rather than sparkly daytime fairy dust. “I’m lost like an animal,” they lament on the song. We gladly lose ourselves with them in this dark bitterness, this heart twisting sorcery. Majik’s Animal can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

March 4, 2017
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It’s new music Friday, which means some enthralling tunes have arrived on our plates to steal our hearts and pleasure the ears. Strong Asian Mothers does exactly that with Animal, the title track from a new EP that arrived today, too. The emphatic synthpop on this thriving ballad shimmers and fizzes, taking us along for an enthralling ride on its smooth lustrous back. Rich succulent Animal is one of four tracks on the British band’s new EP, which takes cues from a wide spread of electronic and pop influences, even drawing from the current trap trend that seems to be leading the charge in the electronic dance music scene. The EP is available via Deezer, iTunes, and Spotify, here.

February 25, 2017

Berlin based singer and producer Sumera is described as a wanderer at heart whose heritage consists of Caribbean, Colombian, and Portuguese roots. Sumera has spent a lot of her time traveling through Europe, too. Perhaps it’s this exact worldliness lends itself well to her unique artistry. She spins an entrapping web of enchantment on Animal, a darkly haunting and burning intense electronic pop ballad that feels like a cross between FKA Twigs and Hælos. Animal comes with a dimly lit, crimson hued music video befitting of the carnal lust and tormented agony found on the song. Sumera swiftly becomes a top rising talent to watch on our list with sensational Animal, one of our best discoveries of the past week. The single is out now on Don Diablo’s label, HEXAGON. Purchase or stream from additional outlets, here.

September 20, 2016
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The last we heard from fresh emerging Brooklyn duo Hypercolor, they linked up with Che Ecru on a chromatic debut named Pretty. They pass the sophomore song test with flying colors as they enchant us with sparkling electronica on Animal, featuring the crystalline voice of Julietta. The song opens with Bonobo and Mura Masa like atmospheric chiming before launching into a resolute soaring swell of oscillating synths and fiery vocals. Suddenly, I feel like an unstoppable animal myself, my strength driven by jungly marimbas and xylophones. Animal is a rush of a beauty, a shiny sparkling, elegant prowling zootopia of sonic splendor. Hypercolor’s new track is out now via Vitalic Noise. Purchase from iTunes.

November 3, 2015

Mexico City’s Mylko set my ears on fire with Animal, a quirky indie electronic song from an obviously skilled duo. Their new kaleidoscopic video for Animal matches the jarring, bubbling song’s psychedelic tendencies. The two multi-instrumentalist producers started writing music roughly 10 years ago, beginning as drummers, a fact that’s obvious in the rhythmic capacity of organic, dynamic Animal. The close friends offer up robust music magnificence on the single, a delirious track about fighting your own demons, moving forward, and never looking back. Not surprisingly, Mylko considers Cornelius, Bibio, Jessie Ware, Flying Lotus, and The Chemical Brothers as major influences. Animal is available now on iTunes. Mylko will be playing the Kitsune Showcase in LA on the 19th of the month, followed by a show at The Lost Room the next night.

February 7, 2015
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I tend to gravitate towards supremely dark and syrupy music, which is likely why I’m so enthralled by Austin based producer Vucari’s remix of Twin Oaks’ Animal. The spacey electronic edit is gloriously ominous and richly textured, satisfying my recent hunger for new Neon Indian and Picture Plane music. Vucari gives the song endless swells of pulsing synths and reverbs, reminding me also of music by Chromatics or Glass Candy, but more crisp and less hazy. The remix leaves me deeply curious to hear the EP that Vucari is working on for March.

October 13, 2014
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I’m such a fan of each and every cinematic Racing Glaciers song, that a new video for recent single Animal results in a must share again. The UK five piece, as previously described, has a sound that reminds me of the grandiosity of Coldplay’s music, the melting emotion of Bastille’s ballads, and the sweeping, guitar driven aspects of Explosions in the Sky’s soul moving post-rock. Animal is off Racing Glaciers’ Don’t Wait For Me EP, out right now on Killing Moon Records. 

October 13, 2014
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I’m such a fan of each and every cinematic Racing Glaciers song, that a new video for recent single Animal results in a must share again. The UK five piece, as previously described, has a sound that reminds me of the grandiosity of Coldplay’s music, the melting emotion of Bastille’s ballads, and the sweeping, guitar driven aspects of Explosions in the Sky’s soul moving post-rock. Animal is off Racing Glaciers’ Don’t Wait For Me EP, out right now on Killing Moon Records. 

August 19, 2014
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I just realized this is the second feature this afternoon where I’ve selected a song named Animal to share, the first being In-Flight Safety’s Animal a couple posts prior! In that feature, I was waxing poetic over how songs titled with the word “animal” or “animals” always seem to be superbly infectious tunes. Well, for the second time today, here we are again, with an Animal, that sounds stupendously good. This time, it’s a new track from UK five piece Racing Glaciers, a band I’ve been praising endlessly all this year. Animal, like everything else we’ve heard from the sure to be huge band, is a cinematic, moving, explosive listen, sure to fill your heart with its beautiful, cathartic swells. The song is off their new EP, Don’t Wait For Me, their third. It just came out today on Killing Moon Records, and it’s another astonishingly good release (Don’T Wait For Me also features First Light, which we’ll revisit below). I can’t wait for a full length.

August 19, 2014
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I just realized this is the second feature this afternoon where I’ve selected a song named Animal to share, the first being In-Flight Safety’s Animal a couple posts prior! In that feature, I was waxing poetic over how songs titled with the word “animal” or “animals” always seem to be superbly infectious tunes. Well, for the second time today, here we are again, with an Animal, that sounds stupendously good. This time, it’s a new track from UK five piece Racing Glaciers, a band I’ve been praising endlessly all this year. Animal, like everything else we’ve heard from the sure to be huge band, is a cinematic, moving, explosive listen, sure to fill your heart with its beautiful, cathartic swells. The song is off their new EP, Don’t Wait For Me, their third. It just came out today on Killing Moon Records, and it’s another astonishingly good release (Don’T Wait For Me also features First Light, which we’ll revisit below). I can’t wait for a full length.