Posts Tagged ‘chillstep’

February 15, 2018

A happenstance discovery, or a blessing of an encounter, brought us to outsideOUTSIDE, a new alt project entirely shrouded in mystery. Try as we might, we can’t find anything about the band. Their socials are devoid of description. But outsideOUTSIDE has released an exceptional first single named Habits, a poignant and crestfallen mixture of dusky electronica, glitchy shuddering vocal bass, and raspy aching emo alt rock. It’s almost as if EDEN, Twenty One Pilots, and ECHOS came together to create a vulnerable and emotive genre defying tour de force. Habits comes accompanied by a music video which you can watch below. You can count on it that we’ll be on the lookout for more info regarding these newcomers. Habits can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

December 24, 2017

There seems to an exciting spurt of Brazilian producers capturing our attention and enslaving our hearts with their electronic music these days. Marcioz, who’s a member of bitbird’s esteemed roster of talent, teaches us “How To Fall In Love With A Machine” on his new single, featuring London based singer songwriter and producer Slow Shudder on ethereal vocals. We fall in love, not with a machine, but with this gorgeous song, a shadowy glimmering electronic aria imbued with coruscant pop. Marcioz explains: “At the time I had just broken up with my girlfriend and it completely fit the narrative that I have about people. People come and go, but my computer always stays. So I think that’s how you get love to stay– just fall in love with a machine.“ Stream/download the eloquent and evocative electronic track, here.

December 12, 2017

When ‘words’ fail us, music helps us to connect and express the deepest desires and troubling sorrows of our hearts. Floridian indie electronic project LANNDS, aka Rania Woodard, captivates us with an impassioned and moody new single named Words. Its a dramatically haunting tapestry etched with dark rumbling electro pop and icy atmospheric electronica. Words is a soul searching, somberly introspective dose of poignant yet euphoric hypnosis, on which Rania’s voice flies high above an umbral soundscape. You can also stream the stunning new single via Spotify/Apple, here.

December 12, 2017

I, for one, am greatly appreciate that this stunning debut lasts far more than 8 seconds, even though that happens to be its title. 8 Seconds is a moody yet supple introduction to Molly Dewolf, a new singer songwriter from Los Angeles whose music has been compared to the likes of Sade, London Grammar, and FKA Twigs. Molly Dewolf’s debut EP is slated to arrive in early 2018, and we can’t help but look forward to it after taking her smoky luscious voice and poignant simmering pop on her beautiful first single. Its dusky amalgamation of dark pop, trip hop, and chillstep is like Devon Baldwin paired with Echos. 8 Seconds, which is produced by BRÅVES, can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

December 6, 2017

MiLD JOY is a new collaborative project out of Australia involving Triston Barton and Greta Stanley, and I can assure you, they bring far more than mild joy with their debut single, Blurr. Crisp pulsing electro pop is fused with bass heaving dubstep warbles and swelling, flickering future bass on the finely produced track. We immediately gravitate to Greta Stanley’s honeywined voice, too, which is saturated in melancholic emotion on the polished tune. It’s obvious from this first vocal bass single that MiLD JOY is a new project we should be following. Purchase MiLD JOY’s debut single Blurr from iTunes, here.

November 15, 2017

Letting loose a long misty sigh is unavoidable when we have Los Angeles’ Kwesi cooing tenderly into our ears to a beautifully expansive soundscape crafted by Colorado melodic bass artisan Said The Sky. They make a divine pairing on their joint single, All I Got, a sweetly melting, tingles igniting ballad with breathtaking drops. You can stream or purchase the heartstring tugging, poignant stirring electronic single via alternate outlets, here.

November 9, 2017

Like beautifully evocative sonic poem comes Slow, the title track from French production duo Saavan’s forthcoming EP. The pair had previously entranced us with their twilight chill trap and dreamy future bass on intimately, intricately crafted Your Mess. They bring us back into that exquisite world with Slow and its atmospheric quivering chillstep and gently trembling, fluffy shivering electronica. Slow is like the ripples on a quiet lake as it reflects the limitless sky stretching far above it. It’s tranquil and soothing, but deep and bottomless. Saavan’s EP arrives on November 17th. Pre-order, here.

November 8, 2017

I’d never suggest that anyone should ‘smoke a pack’, which just seems like the worst idea in the world. But I do understand that it’s how some people cope with stress and misery. Bristol production and singer songwriter duo Mauwe offer up future bass and dulcet pop bliss on their single, Smoked A Pack, which I do suggest you partake in, stat. Its sharp shuddering soundscape and boy-girl harmonies capture the turmoil and emotions involved in dealing with feelings you’ve developed for someone else, someone you don’t want to have feelings for. But as always, we can’t really control the desires of the heart, nor can we control our attraction to Mauwe’s dusky quivering, synth throbbing song, which takes on an exultant urgency as it progresses. Smoked A Pack brings together the gracefully melodious vocals of Oh Wonder, the electronically charged soundscape of ECHOS, and the twilight sentimentality of XYLØ. Mauwe says of their song:  “In the past, we’ve both been more likely to smoke when stressed, and that’s what the concept represents for us. However, smoking is bad for you kids, don’t do it!!” Re-visit Mauwe’s debut single That’s All, here.

November 2, 2017

AWAY weaves a web of dark sensuous entrapment on the Los Angeles production duo’s new single Honest To Gød, featuring ethereal gliding vocals by LA’s Charity. It’s a poignant haunting, moody bristling vocal bass and future trap beauty that incorporates What So Not-like swervy texture and ECHOS-like fervently brooding chillstep. And it might boast the most gut wrenching lyrics we’ve encountered in a long time in the form of “Honest to God, I never loved you like I said.” The magnificent track is out now via Lowly Palace, and it’s definitely one of our new favorites.

October 19, 2017

Water is a beautifully atmospheric pop debut from a new Los Angeles project named Zosia. At the reins of this new venture is singer songwriter Anneke Lada, whose voice is quite the smoky pristine stunner. Her first song immediately captures our ears with its bold twilight pop and lush, tempestuous construction. ECHOS-like vocal bass and a dusky trip hop undertone add to the song’s cinematic magnificence. Water washes over us, dragging us into its powerful current and grandiose pull.