Posts Tagged ‘folk house’

March 29, 2018

Heartwarming, earthy stomping, and melodious hooking Do It Like You Do is London duo KAWALA’s latest single. Since its release earlier this month, it’s already drummed up much praise and adoration, having been heavily featured on many of the largest indie pop playlsits, as well as garnering slots on several New Music Friday lists in the UK, Italy, & Poland. The British duo has since released a new music video for the song, too, affording us a fine chance to partake in its balmy strums and breezy buoyancy. Do It Like You Do’s music video was directed by Tim Moorhouse, and it features a collective of the pair’s friends and family that all came together at a school in Kentish Town to shoot the video.

Jim Higson (vocals) explained the desire to share this important part of the band and their connection with where they are from, “We’ve always felt it important to involve friends and family when and where we can. The sense of

community is something we want to accentuate." The summery song is KAWALA’s second single, following on the heels of their debut single Small Death. The hotly tipped duo have already sold out several of their headline shows in the UK. Do It Like You Do is available via major outlets, here.

February 20, 2018

There’s no doubt that Milky Chance occupies their own sweet little niche in the sound spectrum when it comes to the German trio’s ever infectious and singular blend of reggae, folk rock, and electronica. Their 2017 sophomore album Blossom was a superb follow up to 2013′s Sadnecessary, arguably even better than that first LP. And now, the boys have released a music video for track number three, Firebird, in which they explore the female heroes of modern day Bolivia. It’s fantastic to see what everyone’s doing lately with their music and their videos. We live in a time when women are pressing for recognition and equality, and seeing our favorite artists embrace this movement is moving and much appreciated. And, of course, Firebird is yet another earthy stomping earworm of a gem from Milky Chance. Any reason to listen to it again is a great one. Catch the band on their expansive international tour. Tickets and info can be found, here.

November 9, 2017
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It’s been a long moment since we last heard from our favorite musical pachyderm, Los Angeles producer Elephante. Not only are we thrilled he’s back with a fresh banger named Come Back For You, but Tim has once again amazed us with his visionary dexterity as he teams up with Matluck on the surprisingly rocking tune. Come Back For You is rife with massive drops and earthy guitars. It’s definitely very different from Elephante’s early progressive house offerings and ventures deep into alt/indie territory with its trappy house and brassy alt electronic styling. Come Back For You is like Bishop Briggs, Lewis Del Mar, and Bryce Fox amplified with a ginormous dose of Elephante’s high voltage energy and dance-spurring verve. Stream/download Come Back For You featuring Matluck, here.

November 2, 2017
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Maybe German production duo GAMPER & DADONI can read minds. They must have somehow figured out how much I love Forest Blakk’s debut single, Love Me, because they’ve chosen that exact urban pop and soulful alt rock ballad for their latest remix. Forest Blakk’s voice doesn’t take the backseat on this chill melodic house edit. In fact, it almost feels like it’s even more fleecy soothing and melty luscious framed in GAMPER & DADONI’s gentle strums and earthy beats. Their remix is like Milky Chance meets Kygo, or James Bay meets Thomas Jack. Stream/download the track, here. I beseech you to check out the original below, too, if you missed our feature of Forest Blakk’s Love Me previously. 

October 27, 2017

Kygo continues to provide us with uplifting anthems and feel good pop and dance hybrids as he reveals yet another magnificent collaboration. This time around, UK vocal powerhouse John Newman has lent his voice to Kygo’s Never Let You Go, giving it a soulful boost to go along with its tropical house and folk house vibrancy. Never Let You Go is a glowing, comforting breath of sunshine and exultant joy. Kygo’s new album Kids In Love, which drops on November 3rd, is shaping up to be quite the autumnal delight. 

September 18, 2017
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Whenever a new filous track pops up, I know to prepare myself for a dreamy atmospheric electronic affair. The long time IHM lauded Austrian producer is preparing to release his new EP, For Love, and he recently shared the transcendental title track from the record. Electronic pop vocalist klei rejoins filous on For Love, lending her warm enticing vocals to the surprisingly perky and sprightly jam. For Love is still a diaphanous chill house gem with a soft caress, but it’s also an earthy springing, Milky Chance evoking summer bop with irresistible chant-along hooks. You can purchase For Love and pre-order filous’ forthcoming EP from iTunes, here.

July 30, 2017
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If you haven’t encountered Tep No’s latest single yet despite it having enraptured plenty of ears in the week or so it’s been out and about, get ready to float to the heavens on Eighteen and its nostalgic strumming chill house. The Toronto beat maker, songwriter, and vocalist wrote the earnest and heartfelt deep house aria as an homage to his teenage years. Tep No remarks, “I want to apologize to my parents, because they had to deal with a kid who was delusional about having a music career, and I know it was tough on them. I did get a Masters Degree because of them, and for that I am thankful. Now I have my own little family and my career, and I don’t see them as often as I’d like, and so I appreciate seeing them when I can. Growing up, I appreciate those days now a lot more then back then, when I was broke and wasn’t performing shows with Chainsmokers or Steve Aoki haha. ‘Eighteen’ is an apologetic song dedicated to them and I know they’ll appreciate.” Well, we’re glad Tep No went after his dreams and proved he wasn’t delusional after all. 

July 30, 2017
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We were introduced the Swedish production outfit DECCO at the beginning of the year when the pair, who’ve produced for the likes of John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Redman, and more, united with ever enthralling Mapei on their debut, Shooting Stars. Now, they’ve come together with British singer songwriter Leo Stannard on an earthy strumming dance charmer named Sun Comes Out, and my heart can hardly take its saccharine sentimentality and radiant pulsing beats. Leo Stannard’s whisky soaked crooning leaves us a molten pool while DECCO’s folk tinged tropical house moves us to the core. Sun Comes Out is like Ed Sheeran gone Milky Chance. I’m nearly convinced DECCO and Leo Stannard have single handedly brushed away this morning’s cool fog and lured out its incandescent sun. Sun Comes Out is available, here.

July 13, 2017
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As much as I love the great outdoors, I’ve yet to make my way back to Yosemite since a handful of trips with my family when I was young. I know it’s a travesty, considering the fact that Yosemite isn’t even that far from the Bay, and it’s a treasure trove of picturesque scenery (as Ansel Adams so famously documented) and inspiring challenges, like Half Dome. You know what’s another treasure trove? New London artist Hider’s halcyon soothing song Yosemite, which is an abundance of nostalgic feels. On Yosemite, Hider melds Milky Chance-like folksy earthiness, Broken Back-like alt dance beats, and Portugal. the Man-like lofty vocals to create a summery lifting, lambently comforting song that could certainly light up any trip to Yosemite. You can purchase Hider’s Yosemite from iTunes, here.

June 20, 2017
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I wanted to yell “HELLOOOOOO!” at my screen

like Agent Cooper (Dougie edition) does on the new Twin Peaks series earlier this afternoon when I suddenly stumbled upon this treat. You see, it was obvious we’d hit the jackpot in the form of this totally unexpected remix which involves ever endearing Los Angeles based French American duo Freedom Fry and Grammy nominated, groundbreaking alt dance duo SOFI TUKKER. The two projects’ music couldn’t come from more polar opposite ends of the music spectrum, yet SOFI TUKKER has crafted an utterly charming remix out of Freedom Fry’s folksy strummer Brave, one of my favorites from the pair’s string of weekly releases earlier this year. SOFI TUKKER infuses Brave with a light and airy bounce on this indie dance and chill house transfiguration. This remix’s gently rousing electronica is even brushed by a light, future tropical breeze. Turns out, this surprise delight is a taste off of a new remixes EP arriving soon on June 23rd. We can’t wait to find out what else is on the release, but for now, we’re going to spin around the room in endless euphoria to SOFI TUKKER’s lambent rendition of Brave.