Posts Tagged ‘brass’

January 23, 2018

British drum and bass and soulful electronica collective Rudimental teamed up with an impressive list of collaborators on their new single, These Days, which is lifted from their forthcoming third album. Soul pop sensation Jess Glynne, rap mogul Macklemore, and rising R&B soul artist Dan Caplen join forces with Rudimental on the magnificent hymnal. The brassy soulful anthem is available, here. Hopefully, the arrival of These Days is a sign of many more new Rudimental songs and collaborations to come as we await further news regarding the new album. 

January 18, 2018
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Nas & Ginuwine’s 1999 hip hop and R&B classic Owe Me gets the snazzy chic treatment by Midas Hutch on a fresh and funky, brassy and groovy flip, and I can’t stop dancing to the juicy plump jam. It’s the perfect way to feel cool while I celebrate another W under my Golden State Warriors’ belt (though I feel bad for Dunn’s face plant). The swagger is strong on this throwback banger, which more than tides us over while we await Midas Hutch’s new EP, which he promises is almost done. Download the dashing electro disco funk track, here.

November 22, 2017
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Say Hi” seems a rather coy and modest name for a song as big and expansive, moving and extravagant as the latest single from UK producer Codeko. But it also sums up the sweet and honeyed perspective of the song, as emphasized by Miami resident and golden voiced guest vocalist Austin Mahone’s fervent crooning, whose limber range border on Sam Smith and Gallant like calisthenics. Say Hi is truly a feel good anthem that captures those butterflies that come with falling into new love. Leap sky high to this brassy spry anthem, download Say Hi, here.

October 31, 2017

Our favorite Danish pop sensation, MØ, surprised the world with an EP last Friday, her first record since 2014 debut full length No Mythologies To Follow took us by storm. The six song release is entitled When I Was Young, and she’s been working on its songs for the past four years. The title track is a brassy, frisky pop dalliance much different from her old electronic pop and dancehall fare. The smoldering electronica and funky soulful pop jam feels like a collaboration with Brasstracks or GRiZ. 

‘s new EP explores themes of nostalgia, escaping from reality, and coming of age. Preview on Soundcloud, here.

September 18, 2017
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Plenty of talented chefs are in the kitchen cooking up juicy plump beats, fire vocals, and sleek savory synths on this wicked tune named Catalina Dice. Joining brassy Brooklyn brothers French Horn Rebellion and Southern California’s Bee’s Knees is Northern California funk extraordinaire, Boulevards. Catalina Dice’s glamorous disco is a full on party rolled up in less than four minutes, but who says you can’t dive right back into its bouncy splendor again and again and again? It’s not like you’re rolling the “dice” or anything with these dashing boys involved. Catalina Dice is a bonafide banger, a smoking hot, steamy scorching disco house swooner. As French Rebellion and Bee’s Knees say in the description for the track, “Summer’s ending, but it doesn’t mean we’re stopping the party.” Grab the jam from iTunes, here.

September 11, 2017
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Brasstracks continues a stupendous year by making their vocal debut on stunning new single Those Who Know. The Brooklyn duo, well known for their friskier, brisker fare, offer up buttery smooth, soulful swelling electronica on their new original before the future beats spectacular picks up extra electrifying energy with spry horns and jaunty beats. It’s a flawlessly crafted brassy R&B extravaganza. Stream or purchase, here.

August 31, 2017
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I know this one’s been bringing people a ton of euphoria for much of the month already, but our love for French Horn Rebellion’s brassy brisk electro funk is much too strong to let Presentation slip through the cracks despite how backed up we are this month on fine tunes. The dashing Brooklyn pair swings us round and round with their disco groove on the high stepping, spicy teasing number. And of course, they bring plenty of horns, too. Presentation, which was produced by Champagne, is just the right glitzy glam jam to keep us company through the end of a suddenly hot sweltry summer. FHR says that the song was created in a single room on a single day with nothing but a French horn, an electric bass, a synthesizer, and a cowbell. Even Presentation’s drums were created from beatboxing on a French horn mouth piece. Pretty amazing, if you ask me. Presentation certainly doesn’t feel like it was tossed together in a day on a few rudimentary instruments. It’s got way too much swag. Grab the jam from iTunes, here.

August 16, 2017
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I’m sure we all remember Kisses, the Los Angeles based indie band who last put out a full length a year ago named Rest In Paradise. So, what have they been up to since? Well, I don’t know about the rest of the band, but Jesse Kivel has embarked on a new solo adventure under his given name. On October 6th, he’ll be releasing his debut EP, Content, a five track release that will be out on his own label New feelings (US) & Rallye (Japan). The announcement arrives with lead single LA Story, a sleek dreamy, chiffon wafting, and cool languid groover with plenty of snazzy brass and svelte cooing. Its jazzy R&B and chill disco almost feels like Damon Albarn gone Electric Guest, Washed Out, and Toro Y Moi, with a hefty helping of Bossa nova breeziness. Pre-order Jesse Kivel’s debut EP, here.

July 30, 2017
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British singer songwriter RØMANS cooed his way into our hearts with his sleek R&B pop and soulful electronica on Happy Love earlier this year, off of his EP, Automatic. German production savant SAINT WKND now offers up his interpretation of that song, taking advantage of that intrinsic soulfulness on his brassy swooning remix. The edit’s frisky horns are turned in by Light House. SAINT WKND’s robust and hearty remix is like a concentrated glass of full bodied wine. You let it simmer on your tongue, then you sway to its bold flavor and rotund depth with every subsequent sip of its deep bass and ambrosial beats. You can find SAINT WKND’s Happy Love remix on all major platforms, here.

July 27, 2017
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Brassy, jazzy, and frisky are tantamount when it comes to Brooklyn duo Brasstracks. Take those characteristics, heat them up, and what do you get? Brasstracks’ aptly named new single, Fever. The pair scintillates us with a steamy groove and crushes it with a bounty of snazzy chic charm on their new future funk and hip hop jam. Brasstracks masterfully delivers their signature live instrumentation alongside their tempestuous electronic production. Fever is out now and available, here.