Posts Tagged ‘Black Coast’

January 14, 2017

I don’t recall ever not “feeling something” each time a new Black Coast song greets my eager ears, so it’s no unexpected pleasure that comes forth from Stan Rapoport’s latest creation, Feel Something. The producer from New York partners up with Nashville’s REMMI on the pensive beauty. Though it’s close to high noon as I dissolve into Feel Something, Black Coast and REMMI have transported me to an alternate universe. I find myself gazing at a smoggy Los Angeles skyline as a dark night falls. Restless emotions assault my senses as that dusty concrete jungle slowly recedes into the night’s troubled shadows. Feel Something is out now on all major services, here.

August 23, 2016

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August 21, 2016

It feels like eons ago that Black Coast first emerged on our radar, though it’s really been just a little over a year. At the time, Stan Rapoport decided to take a solo path after his involvement with Prinze George, and he teamed up with vocalist M.Maggie on a gorgeous electropop debut named TRNDSTTR to embark on the new journey.  It’s been a long eight months since we last heard from Black Coast, and in the interim, Stan has developed a live aspect to Black Coast, putting together his own band and playing shows in New York. Some congratulations are in order, because he’s also signed to Ultra Music, and now his first single on the label is a gorgeous collaboration with Los Angeles based emerging talent Soren Bryce. Sleep Alone is atmospheric and grand, a rich, sophisticated synthpop ballad that feels like Florence Welch gone CHVRCHES. Sleep Along can be purchased now from iTunes.

February 17, 2016

New York’s Lucian has been racking up those hypem charting hits this past year, collaborating with many of my favorite new artists and producers on fresh new originals and dropping rousing remixes of remarkable indie tunes. Despite my penchant for so many of his tracks, there’s no doubt that his future bass remix of Black Coast’s M.Maggie featuring Trndsttr is still a personal favorite. The fiery remix is full of sass and spunk, its bold energy and fluid texture arresting and intensive. A full year later, we get to revisit Lucian’s remix and watch its brand new action packed music video, directed by Nayip Ramos. The music video is drenched in playful intrigue and abounds with stylistic fight sequences, much reminding me of Tarantino’s Kill Bill series, which seems the perfect companion to Lucian’s sprightly, impelling remix, available now on iTunes.

December 9, 2015

Black Coast, or Stan Rapoport, has been delighting our ears all year long, collaborating with some enchanting up and coming female vocalists on his songs. It’s been a few months since his last one, but the New York based producer is not about to let the year end without regaling our ears at least one more time with his dark and haunting electronic pop. New song No Filter features a 20 year old pop newcomer named Madison Love who lives between LA and NYC, and her smoldering voice, which reminds me of Phoebe Ryan and Halsey, is the perfect match to Black Coast’s brazen and daring yet beautiful and stirring production. The ethereal tune is available on iTunes.

July 22, 2015

I know you’re all swooning over M. Maggie’s recent solo music like I am, but let’s not forget that the emerging New York starlet first graced our ears late last year with some compelling guest vocals on several songs from Black Coast. Let’s revisit their very first collaboration, a slowly marching gem named TRNDSTTR, via their new music video. To refresh your memory, Black Coast is a solo project helmed by Stan Rapaport, who was once a member of synthpop band Prinze George. Stan and M.Maggie fully bewitched me with TRNDSTTR from the get go, which they crafted together entirely over phone, text, and email before ever meeting in real life. There’s an effervescence to the slow burning electronic pop song and a stifling moodiness that initially reminded me of BROODS and Purity Ring, but more soulful, more alluringly sensual. The official music video for TRNDSTTR stars model Ava Smith. Its meditative black and white gravity matches the song well. TRNDSTTR is available on iTunes.

July 2, 2015

I love it when acts I adore team up on new music, and 99 out of 100 times, their brilliance compliment each other perfectly on the collaborations. It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from New York’s Black Coast, but it hasn’t been that long since we’ve heard from Nashville’s REMMI, who recently teamed up with another act I’m fond of, Lucian, on internet chart topping, haunting single Bobby K. Black Coast and REMMI unite on dark electropop single Gold Chain, which thrashes and pulses with a muggy, summery atmosphere. Despite that smoldering heat, there’s an edgy darkness to Gold Chain that I find irresistible. Gold Chain boasts a sultry dance punk vibe that reminds me of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but far more synthy and electrified. Download Gold Chain for free, here.

March 18, 2015

Everything we’ve heard so far from Black Coast has been ace. I knew, even before I hit the play button, that I’d be enamored with new single Ride, which again features prior collaborator M. Maggie. The third release from the Brooklyn artist, who is also one half of Prinze George, is a dark and haunting alternative pop song. Enchanting, bewitching vocals and entrancing electronic production give off both a gossamer Purity Ring evoking atmosphere and a pleasurable dreaminess. Ride is the final collaboration between Black Coast and M. Maggie, after their work together on TRNDSTTR and Enough. It’s been a music match made in heaven.

January 7, 2015

I’ve been eagerly awaiting a second release from Black Coast ever since the Brooklyn artist’s debut song TRNDSTTR enamored me. Formed by one half of previous IHM darling Prinze George, the project, helmed by Stan Rapoport, teams back up with NYC poet and songwriter M Maggie on new single Enough. Having grown up in New Orleans, M Maggie incorporates soul, blues, and jazz influence into her songwriting. Black Coast and M Maggie’s Enough noticeably carries some of that soulfulness and groove along with its perky, catchy, and intoxicating electronic pop. It’s an exquisite follow up to moodier TRNDSTTR, which we’re going to have to revisit below. 

December 10, 2014


Lucian has another wicked jam for us before the year closes out, after giving us some really fantastic songs in the past month or so. Today, the East Coast producer offers up an incredible remix of NYC indie band Tati Ana’s gorgeously emotive and soulful ballad Leave You. Lucian transforms the song thoroughly, creating a whole new ambiance and vibe. The producer chopped up the vocals, gave the track an effervescent, sparkling atmosphere, and infused it with plenty of buoyant, shimmery future bass energy.

With its wispy airiness, the dazzling remix exudes an ephemeral feel, as if it has the weightless capacity to vanish into thin air or float away forever. Leave You is playful and bubbly, but underneath all that lies a melancholic undercurrent. Lucian’s production on the track brings to mind a vicarious blend of Cashmere Cat and Wave Racer, with a touch of some of Sophie’s crazy chiptune fizziness. While we’re here, let’s check out Lucian’s remix of Black Coast’s TRNDSTTR again, in case you missed it last time. It’s absolutely beautiful.