Posts Tagged ‘cover’

April 30, 2018

It’s been years since Adrian Lux dropped his hit single Teenage Crime. A bevy of fine remixes cropped up in its wake, too. Swedish multi-instrumentalist and producer STRØM brings back our love for the song with a superb cover that injects the song with a fresh sense of sultry dark intrigue. The sooty splendor of this murky, dusky Teenage Crime is rather deliciously Zhu-like, with some of the curling funk guitars of Ben Khan. STRØM’s electrifying cover seems to befit a mysterious tryst, or a secret rendezvous of some sort. You can also stream the track via Spotify, here. Re-visit some of the artist’s prior originals on Soundcloud, here, including previously featured releases Shay-Ling and Mesmerize.

April 20, 2018

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 04.17.2018 – 04.19.2018   

Featured Music – April 17 – 19, 2018
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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April 13, 2018

Mysterious new alt project outsideOUTSIDE blew us away last month when they emerged from the shadows with a spectacular first single named Habits, whose crestfallen mixture of dusky electronica, glitchy shuddering vocal bass, and raspy aching emo alt rock was nothing short of fresh and brilliant. I immediately marked them as a band to watch off that one single. Re-visit our feature of the track, here. On the heels of that debut comes a moody remix/cover of Lil Xan’s Betrayed. It’s obvious our convictions about this project are on point. Their rendition of Betrayed is dark and nebulous. Its muddy bristling vehemence is interspersed with aching keys, resulting in a slow burning yet intensely gripping listen on which outsideOUTSIDE incorporate elements from hip hop, alt rock, and cinematic vocal bass with laser precision. The track is available for free, here. We can’t wait to hear what outsideOUTSIDE has up their sleeves next. 

April 12, 2018

Better late than never, right? Especially when it comes to this sultry simmering treat from Daisy Gray, which we must have missed out on because we were running our legs off in Austin at SXSW. What’s even more astonishing about previously missing out on this rising sensation is the fact that she hails from right here in San Francisco! The budding singer songwriter graces us with her torrid burning, passionately seductive voice, a truly powerful force to be reckoned with, on debut single Saviour, whose video has already racked up over a quarter million streams since late March. In a locale where a ton of indie rock and electronica is flourishing, Daisy Grey’s just the talented pop addition we need to add to our diverse music-scape, a savior indeed. We can’t wait for her to be the star she’s obviously ready to be. Download/stream Saviour, here. Listen to her smoky sensual cover of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game below and continue marveling over Daisy Gray’s voice.

April 10, 2018

Tiny Dancer is probably one (of several) of my all time favorite Elton John songs. My love for the sweetly nostalgic ballad grew ten-fold after it was used in the iconic bus scene from the film Almost Famous, too. And now we get to listen to Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine cover the classic as part of a new tribute album named Revamp: The Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin. I can’t wait to see Florence + The Machine headline one of the nights at Outside Lands Music Festival this August. She’s a powerhouse vocalist and an immensely brilliant performer, it’s going to be a magnificent set, no doubt. Maybe she’ll even perform this cover live, who knows! You can also stream the cover via Spotify, here.

April 6, 2018

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 03.29.2018 – 04.05.2018

Featured Music – March 29th – April 5th, 2018
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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March 30, 2018

If you’re up for some chills and some goosebumps (in a pleasant way, of course), I highly recommend you dive into this new Manchester Orchestra track, stat! The band from Georgia gave me one of my favorite alt rock albums of 2017 in A Black Mile to the Surface, and now they’ve presented us with an exquisite The Avett Brothers cover, too. Melt into tenderly heart tugging No Hard Feelings, of which Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull explains: 
“Rob and I became obsessed with this song last year. It is truly one of the best songs that I’ve ever heard and it got to a point where I was listening to it repeatedly for several months straight. Simultaneously analyzing these layered lyrics while being emotionally floored at its weight and conclusion. I think the only way we could exercise the song’s grasp on us was to attempt a cover. We hope you enjoy.” 

Manchester Orchestra – Andy Hull, Robert McDowell, Tim Very, and Andy Prince – will hit the festival circuit this summer, beginning with the Shaky Knees Music Festival on May 5th. The band is also confirmed to perform at Hangout Music Festival, Boston Calling Music Festival, Bottlerock, Bunbury Festival, Governor’s Ball Music Festival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Lollapalooza, and more. You can find their new cover on iTunes, here.

March 28, 2018

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 03.22.2018 – 03.27.2018

Featured Music – March 22 – 27, 2018
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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March 27, 2018

When I think of Sweden, I tend to remember the amazing electro-pop or folk pop that its residents have given us in the past. Busu, a rising artist from Stockholm, quickly subverts our expectations with his forward-thinking alt hip hop and rock. Roiling guitars and gritty “mumble rap” vocals (which are so in right now) endow his new single ‘Hate bein sober’, a brilliant take on Chief Keef’s Hate Being Sober, featuring 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa. It’s a languid drawling track that perked our ears immediately and had us urgently rifling through his past releases with much giddy excitement. You can stream more of Busu’s music on Soundcloud, here, but we’re tacking on ‘Please stay out of my personal space’ produced by Dj Haydn & Teo Sweden below, too, for another prime example of this guy’s talent. You can also watch Busu’s video for ‘Hate bein sober’ below. More original music will be arriving soon. 

March 21, 2018

Brijs is back with a clever rework of Jai Paul which has resulted in a huge new video and a magnificent new electronic release! It’s been awhile since we’ve visited with the UK based producer, but prepare to strut it to his slick psychedelic disco banger Jasmine, on which Brijs utilizes the submerged melody of Jai Paul’s enigmatic 2012 demo and re-purposes it for a dance-floor ready torrid swooning affair.  “I can’t speak for Jai,” says Brijs, “but for me this song came to represent insecurity in two relationships with people who were way out of my league. I wanted to frame that bittersweet place between the flattery of the attention from that person we are infatuated with and the anxiety of believing they deserve better. The song,” adds Brijs about the sentiments he expresses in a near-euphoric take, “speaks to an underdog in love.”  Jai Paul meets Jamiroquai on the glorious groover, with a copious amount of Jungle and Her’s modern soul allure, too. Keep up with Brijs on his website, here.