Posts Tagged ‘Dan Snaith’

July 17, 2017

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Unless you’re brand new to IHM, you’ve probably put up with quite a lot of my babbling regarding Dan Snaith’s brilliance of the years. The musician and producer from Canada is responsible for one of my all time favorite electronic projects, Caribou, but he’s also the man behind the groundbreaking music that is Daphni, too. In just a few days, Daphni’s new Fabriclive 93 mix, a collection of 23 new unreleased tracks and four new remixes, will be arriving on our doorsteps. We’ve already heard immense taste Tin, let’s now turn our ears and attention to Hey Drum. It truly is an ode to the drum, a study in percussion, and a heady hypnotic deep garage meets R&B house dazzler. Snaith uses his sonic wizardry to jostle and entrance us with an intricate array of rhythms and patterns, which he saturates with his usual command of spacial texture and stereophonic sound. Daphni’s new mix arrives on July 21st. 

June 16, 2017

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There’s no denying Dan Snaith’s genius. The producer and musician from Canada is the man behind one of my all time favorite electronic acts, Caribou, who’s debut album Swim back in 2010 was a formative experience in the development of my music tastes and one of my top albums of all time. In case you didn’t know, the same Dan Snaith is also responsible for the sonic wizardry behind Manitoba and Daphni, too. It’s a pretty huge deal when any of his projects releases new material, and we’re loving his new Daphni track, Tin. The shuddering, trilling jungle and garage masterpiece is full of spatial texture and three dimensional structure. It’s a euphoric upwelling of dance complexity that only someone like Snaith could create. Tin will be on Daphni’s Fabriclive 93 mix, consisting of 23 new unreleased tracks and four new remixes, out on July 21st. Pre-order the mix from Fabric, here. Tin can also be streamed via Soundcloud below.

March 10, 2015
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I finally caught Caribou live for the very first time over a week ago in San Francisco, something I’d waited a long time to do, after Dan Snaith’s debut album as Caribou, Swim, swept me away back in 2010. It stands as one of my top favorite albums of all time. Of course, we all know that Caribou followed that album up recently with Our Love, another magnificent electronic masterpiece. One of my favorite tracks off the album is the sometimes overlooked Second Chance, featuring Jessy Lanza on vocals. I don’t think there was any other song more amazingly textured and engrossing than that song last year. Cyril Hahn seems to recognize this fact, because the Canadian producer has chosen that exact track to edit, capitalizing on the sonic use of volume and space which Caribou so expertly showcases on the song. While the original is far more intense and urgent, Cyril Hahn’s remix is an ethereal, effervescent, and plush experience. 

January 13, 2015
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The last I featured Finnish producer Lenno, he’d given us an amazing vigorous house remix of Caribou’s Can’t Do Without You. This week, he returns with a sparkling remix of Los Angeles band Scavenger Hunt’s debut song Lost. Starting out with a mellow, lulling atmosphere, Lenno lures listeners in and drops a buoyant, thrilling beat a minute in, then accompanies it with some blissed out, dazzling synths. It’s a nu-disco remix that’s thoroughly exquisite and beautiful. Stream his remix of Caribou’s Can’t Do Without You below again, too.

December 17, 2014
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The Hood Internet has done it again. The Chicago mashup experts have combined two things I wouldn’t have ever thought to do so. On their latest, The Hood Internet blends Caribou’s Our Love with Rae Sremmurd’s No Type, calling their concoction “Our Type”. Oddly enough, Our Type works splendidly. Caribou’s experimental electropop and house music with Rae Sremmurd’s hip hop… who knew?

December 16, 2014
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Though it’s no debut album Swim, little needs to be said about how amazing and brilliant Caribou’s sophomore album Our Love is. I’ve even heard from other producers that they’ve had the album on repeat, and so forth. That Dan Snaith, eh? Lately, multitudes of superb remixes of tunes off Our Love have been surfacing. The latest to intoxicate me through my ears is this version of Second Chance, a “re-tune” by Shines. The Los Angeles based producer twists one of the only vocal centric, wickedly intense tracks off My Love into a slick, hypnotic, entrancing affair. Jessy Lanza’s silken vocals soar over the ethereal, fizzy soundscape like those of a goddess. 

December 11, 2014
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As you probably know by now, I’m a huge fan of Dan Snaith’s work under the moniker Caribou. 2010’s Swim is one of my all time favorite albums, and this year’s highly anticipated sophomore album Our Love is easily one of the best this year, too. The last track on the album is Your Love Will Set You Free, a stand out tune that boats Dan’s soothing vocals. Revered Detroit techno producer Carl Craig has remixed that track into a hypnotizing, captivating experience. It’s so intoxicating good….

November 8, 2014
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I doubt I need to get into how much I love Caribou, aka one of Dan Snaith’s several projects, yet again. You probably caught one of my babbling, praising posts in the past when sharing some of Caribou’s new music. Can’t Do Without You, one of my favorite tracks off Caribou’s recent sophomore album Our Love, gets a spectacular remix from Finnish producer Lenno. He capitalizes on Caribou’s use of spaciousness and expands it into a pumping, vigorous house track.

November 8, 2014
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I doubt I need to get into how much I love Caribou, aka one of Dan Snaith’s several projects, yet again. You probably caught one of my babbling, praising posts in the past when sharing some of Caribou’s new music. Can’t Do Without You, one of my favorite tracks off Caribou’s recent sophomore album Our Love, gets a spectacular remix from Finnish producer Lenno. He capitalizes on Caribou’s use of spaciousness and expands it into a pumping, vigorous house track.

October 8, 2014
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Joy of all joys! Today, on my birthday (shameless mention), I received a bundle of fantastic albums I’ve been eagerly awaiting. One of the discs happens to be Caribou’s Our Love. You could say I’ve been waiting for this album for four years, after I fell head over heels for his album Swim back in 2010, the very first under Dan Snaith’s Caribou name. I’m quivering with excitement to pop the album in for a listen, but in the meantime, watch this awesome video the experimental electronic pop artist has put out for hypnotic album track Our Love. The textures, the lushness, the use of sonic space on Caribou’s music is always so mind blowingly amazing.