Posts Tagged ‘balearic house’

October 19, 2017

Across the pond we go to visit with Bearcubs, the production project helmed by Jack Ritchie who’s enthralled us many a time with his dynamic electronica. He returns to our open arms with Do You Feel, a finespun electronic soul and downtempo electronic gem whose gossamer touch and rich steely sonics are like James Blake melded into Caribou with some Jamie xx. We “feel” plenty as we lose ourselves in this sweet piece and its gauzy soulful vocals. Do You Feel is the first single from Bearcubs’ debut album Ultraviolet, due out March 2nd next year. Pre-order the album, here. Stream/download Do You Feel, here.

October 5, 2017

A mysterious and elusive producer named SAINTS has been intriguing countless ears ever since he collaborated with Oakland’s KRANE last year on Numb. Our curiosity is piqued even more as we fall hard for his new debut solo single, “Blind, I”, a confluence of soulful R&B and plinking, skittering, Balearic injected electronica. SAINTS has produced for the likes of Chris Brown and J. Cole in the past, but we’re more than ready for him to take over the world with his own immaculate compositions. “Blind, I” is part Jamie xx, part Mura Masa, and part Sampha. Grab the single, here.

September 26, 2017

Fresh off the bedazzlement of their genre defying and breezy vibrant single Shut Up And Let Me Walk as well as their Hudson Mohawke-produced track ‘Rockefe11a (F**k That To Be Honest)’ comes yet another banging tune from Off Bloom’s forthcoming 5-track EP titled Lover Like Me, due out on October 20 via Capitol Records. The rising Anglo-Danish trio dishes out bouncy beats and a balmy burst of four to the floor electronica Golden Dreams, a truly incendiary tune. 

Speaking about the EP, the band commented, “This EP is about love, sex, frustration, intoxication and of course loyalty, loyalty, loyalty. This group of songs represents the last 3-4 months of our lives – our ups and downs, our fuck-ups and successes, our loves and losses. We had an amazing time creating this EP and got to experience so much, and those experiences shaped the music. We just want to connect to the people listening to these tracks and hopefully some people will see themselves in the music and in us and want to join the bloominati.” Stream/download this cool yet fierce dance jam, here.

September 26, 2017

I’m incredibly happy about Lauv’s swift ascent, but surprised I am not. We’ve been in love with this New Yorker’s creamy melting voice and heart wrenching R&B/electronic pop ballads from the moment he decided to share music as Lauv (after first enthralling us as a producer under the name Epique). Lauv is now such a hot commodity that even DJ Snake has tapped him for a collaboration. Behold smash hit in the making, A Different Way, a sharp and dapper dance and pop hybrid featuring Balearic springing production and Lauv’s waxy smooth cooing. It’s a bit like Ed Sheeran meets Mura Masa, with a bit of Diplo moombahton thrown in. Stream/purchase the single, here.

August 31, 2017

It’s hard to believe two years have flown by since the very first time we heard of a talent out of Los Angeles named Kotomi. She’d lent her voice to Cyril Hahn’s Grace and captured our ears straight away, after which we gleefully dove into her solo material for some finespun electro pop bliss. Fast forward to summer of 2017, and Kotomi is finally back. The singer songwriter and producer returns in style, too, on lavish electronica and prismatic pop banger named Ooh La La. Prepare to dance your night away to this tropical explosion of sequined synthpop and dancehall ready beats. Ooh La La is steamy and sexy, yet cool and invigorating, all at once. For a brief moment, I feel like I’m in Ibiza, or on some other magical Balearic island, far away from the plain and mundane. Ooh La La is available from Bandcamp, here.

December 8, 2016

Every time I’m reminded of Danish pop sensation MØ’s great success, I find myself flying high over the moon with joy yet again. IHM has been such a devoted fan of hers for so many years, and she’s still one of my favorite musicians after all that time. MØ’s latest hit single, Final Song, has received a behemoth remix treatment from good pal Diplo and his fellow production bigwig Jauz. This supernova partnership of heavy hitters results in a surprisingly misty and brisk Final Song. I find myself transported to the tropics by Diplo and Jauz’s creative Balearic house makeover. 

November 12, 2016

Immensely talented London based Iranian artist TĀLĀ has repeatedly broken molds with her cutting edge music, building spellbinding tracks out of a myriad of genres including hip hop, R&B, and electropop. She’s even given us some sensational collaborations alongside a bevy of other brilliant artists, including How To Dress Well and Banks.The singer songwriter and producer makes her long awaited return on Talk To Me, a vivacious whirring track that sees her venturing into effervescent Caribbean flavored dancehall territory, complete with Mura Masa evoking chimes and Tkay Maidza and Bonzai like sass. The energetic track will be on a new EP Zāl due out December 9th. 

November 7, 2016

With a Balearic crisp glow and much smooth rhapsodic charm comes Luca Schreiner, a producer from Germany. His new single, Time Is Up, arrives on Ultra Music to enrapture is with its slick atmospheric tropical house. This high flying anthem is lifting and contagious, a melodic eruption of bliss that features Mick Fouse on glossy sleek vocals. Snag the larger than life anthem from various outlets, here.

October 11, 2016

Australian duo Sun City transports me to an island paradise, one which I’d love to be a castaway on, by their latest single. They team up with fellow  Aussie synthpop artist, creamy voiced Yeo, on Castaway to give us their Rüfüs like Balearic indie house emulsion. Castaway arrives as the first taste from Sun City’s forthcoming Daytona EP, and it leaves me dancing on my feet in bliss. If only Sun City can cast away the rain due to arrive this weekend during Treasure Island Music Festival. Then all would be perfect. Castaway is a free download, here.

October 4, 2016

I count myself immensely fortunate to have caught Mura Masa at his sold out show at cozy San Francisco venue the Independent earlier this year. That was most certainly an unforgettable night of forward thinking, chime twinkling electronic music. The fact that it was a co-headlining show with sometimes collaborator NAO made it all the more special. On that note, UK producer is surely wracking up some legendary collaborations, particularly now that he’s linked up with Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky on a new version of his song Lovesick Fuck. Love$ick is, pun intended, wicked sick. A$AP Rocky waxes poetic about the struggles of love from within Mura Masa’s Balearic tinged, choppy entrancing soundscape. Longing is palpable and the groove is endlessly contagious on this island love song.