Posts Tagged ‘drums’

November 9, 2017
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Yes, indeed, this one’s been out for a moment, but I’ve been enjoying Kid Froopy’s debut EP Drive Slow so much (including the rad remixes on the record) that I just have to throw it up for a share, too. You can check out the original version of Dreams, here. Its fluorescent pulsing electronica and fleecy soulful vocals get a mighty fine workover on Lil Texas’ remix. The Los Angeles based producer capitalizes on the original’s lush ambiance and gives it an energy boost on his percussive skittering, lavish simmering, yet elastic bounding edit. It’s a very fresh approach and an sumptuously intoxicating experience that befits the original’s title. I could dream forever to Lil Texas’ remix, as well as Kid Froopy’s original. Stream Kid Froopy’s Drive Slow EP in full on Soundcloud, here. Support by purchasing/streaming via alternate options, here.

November 2, 2017
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Swedish songcrafter and producer MagnusTheMagnus spruces up our night with plenty of fiery sass and bubbly dancehall imbued breaks & drums on Calling, a frisky fun track featuring fantastic vocals by KIDDO. With all the usual future bass and melodic bass fare we tend to come across, Calling is a breath of fresh air. It’s also whimsically infectious and piquant zestful. Grab MagnusTheMagnus’ Calling, here.

January 5, 2017
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It’s not too often that I share fully instrumental electronic tracks on IHM, but there was only one possible narrative to be drawn after listening to OMA’s Sunrise… the one where I promptly drop the track on for a requisite share. The Los Angeles newcomers present us with a dramatic narrative of their own on Sunrise, a trap extravaganza fit for dawn or dusk. Its fluid flowing drum work and caramel shimmers paint a spectacular aurora in the eye of my mind. Every time I miss the sun these next few weeks of full on rain here in San Francisco, I know who to return to for some respite. Sunrise is a free download, here.

August 4, 2016
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It blows my mind that it took me this long to encounter a Liverpool based producer named SUEDEBROWN, who entranced me with his fusion of grime, hip hop, soul, and trap on Soundcloud earlier today. His latest masterpiece is a collaboration with singer songwriter Lauren Faith named Tonight. This dusky hypnotic electronic track is jagged and barbed, boasting a sophistication and complexity that immediately brings to mind Kaytranada with some Jamie xx garage. If you fell for Kaytranada’s debut album earlier this year, as so many of us have, you won’t want to pass up on any of SUEDEBROWN’s music. Lauren Faith’s sultry cooing makes Tonight sound like a collaboration between Kaytranada and Little Dragon. Visit SUEDEBROWN’s Soundcloud and further immerse yourself in his murky world of sonic resplendence. Tonight is a free download, here.

June 15, 2016
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Brasstracks, Lido, and Father Dude all on one song is a divine trifecta I never imagined would occur, but here I am, losing it to Telling The Truth. Horn and bouncy drums loving production duo Brasstracks has composed the perfect jazzy swaggering dance number alongside celebrated Norwegian future beats producer Lido. Harlem’s Father Dude is a heavenly addition to the song, his soulful vocals a fine pairing to the funk serrated, jittery resplendent masterpiece. 

September 25, 2015

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Out of all the splendorous remixes I encountered and shared today, this one might be my top favorite. The sweeping synths and dramatic radiance of Steven A. Clark’s R&B pop song Can’t Have receives a gripping remix treatment by Houston’s Ape Drums, who takes Can’t Have into a world of trappy snares and spaciously snappy drums. Steven A. Clark’s shines every brilliantly on the remix, framed by the grandeur and majesty of Ape Drums’ editing. There’s a crisp clarity to the remix that cuts through the air with resolute clout. Stream the remix on Spotify above and Soundcloud below. The original is off Steven A. Clark’s The Lonely Roller album, just released on Secretly Canadian.

April 21, 2015
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Waves & Waves’ new song, Back Home, really does come in like massively moving waves of wistful emotion. It’s the latest from the Los Angeles based solo electronic act, and it’s a cosmic one, folks. Think grandiose and epic, and you might get a gist of Back Home’s depth and reach. It’s utterly intoxicating and a helluva heart emulsifier. Every beat of the drum, interspersed within the song’s atmospheric production, is like a dart to the heart, and every mournful vocal is like an ardent whisper of longing.

March 20, 2013
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Snoop Dogg, I mean, Snoop LION, dropped a brand new slow tempo reggae tune today titled No Guns Allowed. It’s another one co-produced by the great Diplo, but on top of that, it’s also a Drake collaboration! On top of THAT, it features Snoop’s daughter Cori B. Wait! I’m not done! Guess who plays the percussion on this track? Stewart Copeland from the Police! What a whammy, and what a great tune. No Guns Allowed is off Snoop’s album under his new Lion name, Reincarnated, out on April 23. Diplo/Major Lazer executive produces the whole thing. 

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March 20, 2013
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Snoop Dogg, I mean, Snoop LION, dropped a brand new slow tempo reggae tune today titled No Guns Allowed. It’s another one co-produced by the great Diplo, but on top of that, it’s also a Drake collaboration! On top of THAT, it features Snoop’s daughter Cori B. Wait! I’m not done! Guess who plays the percussion on this track? Stewart Copeland from the Police! What a whammy, and what a great tune. No Guns Allowed is off Snoop’s album under his new Lion name, Reincarnated, out on April 23. Diplo/Major Lazer executive produces the whole thing. 

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Caribou Vibration Ensemble

March 29, 2012

I’ve stated before that Caribou is incredibly brilliant. I stand by what I said for all eternity. Caribou, aka Dan Snaith, lead a crazy jam session in 2009 at a festival in New York which involved members of some amazing bands and acts. Talented artists who participated included members of Fourt Tet, Sun Ra, Yeasayer, Of Montreal, and so on. The results of that jam session were released as an album in 2010, but Caribou just released the actual video recordings of the show. The huge group of musicians were called “Caribou Vibration Ensemble” for one night. I do NOT understand how musicians are able to do what they do… there are no words to describe it. Here’s the first few clips of the show titled A Final Warning, Brahminy Kite and Melody Day.

CARIBOU VIBRATION ENSEMBLE – A Final Warning (LIVE 2009) from Caribou on Vimeo.

CARIBOU VIBRATION ENSEMBLE – Brahminy Kite (LIVE 2009) from Caribou on Vimeo.

CARIBOU VIBRATION ENSEMBLE – Melody Day (LIVE 2009) from Caribou on Vimeo.

Go here to watch the rest of the 8 clips. They’re all incredible and mesmerizing. And that’s an understatement.

And here’s a list of all the artists that were collaborating on stage:

Alto Saxophone, Brass [Steiner Evi] – Marshall Allen
Bass, Vocals – Andy Lloyd
Drums – Brad Weber
Drums, Congas, Gong, Percussion – Peter Mitton
Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone – Ahmed Gallab
Electric Guitar, Synthesizer [Moog], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Ryan Smith
Electric Guitar, Vocals – John Schmersal
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Drums, Electric Guitar, Vocals – Dan Snaith
Electronics – Kieran Hebden
Flute – Rob Piilonen
Guitar, Vocals – Luke Lalonde
Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Kyle Brenders
Synthesizer [Moog], Vibraphone, Vocals – Koushik Ghosh
Tenor Saxophone – Colin Fisher
Trombone – Steve Ward
Vocals – Brandon Cunningham