Posts Tagged ‘garage’

May 11, 2018
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When I think of honey, I think of sweet, sticky, and thick. salute’s honey is far from gluey and viscous. It’s a spectacularly constructed composition with intoxicating loops and springy beats, much too graceful and nimble to befit the syrupy quality of honey. Soon enough, it’s obvious that the prismatic “honey” that the UK producer might be alluding to isn’t of the physical, literal kind, but more a reference to the sort of sweet, youthful affection experienced between lovers, or perhaps, between moving music and our hearts. It’s what I’m feeling, right here, right now, as we lose ourselves in salute’s soulful dance track, a genre defying blend of garage and house, part Kaytranada, part Jamie xx, and part Flight Facilities (in the vein of Clair De Lune). In the shimmer of salute’s honey, or in your lover’s adoring gaze, our own reflections take on a beauty we may have never noticed before. honey is lifted from salut’s forthcoming EP, Condition I. Stream/download this burst of pure joy, here.

April 10, 2018
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Makin’ Waves seems rather an appropriate song title for the first track we’re featuring from FEVA. The English lads received widespread praise following the release of their blistering first single, Blind, late last year. It’s certain that they’re making plenty of waves with their fiercely infectious riffs and raw garage rock now that they’ve returned with their second release, a tenacious stomping, rowdy charged anthem that will no doubt earn them even more accolades. 

The band states: “Makin’ Waves is somewhat of an ode to the free spirit, making your own decisions and making your own waves in life regardless of what is considered the norm. It’s an uplifting feel good track and what better time to release with summer not (too) far away”. The new single is out now on all major platforms. Stream debut single Blind below to continue rocking out to FEVA.

March 13, 2018
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Hudson Mohawke’s Chimes is a classic in my book. Though I haven’t listened to it in awhile, the moment that progressive melody hit my ears raised all the serotonin levels in my brain to the max. And now, Basenji, another much revered production legend, has released his bootleg of Chimes. You should be no stranger to the remix if you’ve caught Basenji live. But to be able to dive into its breaking Jersey Club/garage styled intricacies whenever we want is a generous gift from the music gods. It’s almost as if Jamie xx and HudMo came together on a track. In other words, this is brilliantly divine. Basenji’s bootleg marks the beginning of a whole month of fresh releases from the producer. You can catch the Sydney artist back home in Australia this spring when he embarks on tour. Dates can be found, here.

March 8, 2018

Both Marble Empire and Katya DJ are fresh on our radar, but they sure make sweet sound together on Head Above The Water. Marble Empire is a British producer and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in 2-step and jazzy bass lines. He melds his electro-soulful sonic skills with Katya DJ’s fierce and smoldering voice on the swanky sublime jam, which also features some blazing Tom Misch-like guitar riffs. You’ll be hard pressed not to nod along and tap your feet to this rhythmic smoldering dazzler. No lie, I’m grooving out in my chair right now as I type this. Stream/download Head Above The Water, here.

March 2, 2018

San Francisco Bonobo fans (and there are so many of us here) are stoked they get to catch the esteemed and celebrated British producer throw down a DJ set this Saturday at The Midway. I’m guessing it’s more than likely that Simon Green will drop on his transcendental new collaboration with fellow Brit, George FitzGerald. When he does, the crowd is going to collectively melt to Outgrown’s beautifully spiraling, halcyon spinning ambient electronica, so gently saturated with soft garage beats. Outgrown is an emotionally stirring, delicately embroidered new taste from George FitzGerald’s highly anticipated full length, All That Must Be, out on March 9th. Pre-order the album, here.

February 10, 2018
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We’re a little late to this remix, but it’s a brilliantly crafted near metaphysical experience, and we’re utterly in love with the track. Too Much comes off of Australian band Tora’s debut album Take A Rest, which dropped last summer. It’s a soft rippling, mournful crackling electro-soul gem, and fellow Aussies Fortunes. have given the track a transcendental workover on their official edit. They give it a dusky garage vibe with their shuffling remix, a dreamy chill yet ever shifting masterpiece. It’s a bit like James Blake gone Four Tet or Burial, but with a more vibrant and soulful veneer. The remix is available from iTunes, here.

January 20, 2018

Though it’s been a long time since Fatboy Slim gave us new music, the legendary artist has revealed some fabulous new remixes of his songs on a remix EP entitled Fatboy Slim vs Australia. As the title might suggest, all the producers and projects involved are from Australia. We can’t get enough of The Kite String Tangle’s take on Fatboy Slim classic Praise You. He brings his own electronic prowess to the table on the mix, creating a slick and punchy electronic soundscape propelled by the original’s anthemic hook and big beats. For another taste off the six track EP, stream Lo’99′s bass churning, seedy “strutting” remix of Fatboy Slim’s Star 69 below, too, and prepare for some glorious warehouse vibes. Fatboy Slim vs Australia, which also features remixes by The Aston Shuffle, Sam La More, Set Mo, and Carmada, is available, here.

January 9, 2018
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In 2017, many of our favorite Whethan tracks were the Chicago electronic artist’s collaborations with Los Angeles based singer songwriter Oliver Tree. The intriguing artist now returns solo on a new banger named Upside Down, on which he goes the eclectic route, bringing in a whole lot of indie dance feels with his brisk bounding beats and alt styled vocals. Upside Down is a whimsically thrumming dazzler that reminds me of Josh Ocean’s project NVDES, as well as some of Basement Jaxx’s earlier garage hits. Upside Down is just over 3 minutes of party ready fun, and I can’t help but wonder whether its title and lyrics were inspired by Stranger Things. This upside down certainly seems a lot more fun than the other one. Download/stream this fine dance specimen, here.

December 5, 2017
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We’re huge, massive, die hard fans of the UK ranconteurs Alt-J and their incredibly brilliant art rock, folktronica, and experimental rock. For all the brilliant songs they’ve put out, there’s no denying the fact that early single Tessellate is a timeless masterpiece. It’s that stupendous song that a producer from NYC who goes by the pseudonym soupandreas has covered to great results. This intricately textured, percussively finespun electronic rendition of Tessellate reminds us how much we love the original, as well as sheds a fresh new light on the track’s eccentric cadence. Syncopated drum pads and swelling synths take us on a fanatstically tactile journey through our ears. soupandreas’ Tessellate is available from iTunes, here. As this was our first encounter with the producer, we just had to check out the rest of his tracks on Soundcloud. Stream his heady house original Sprite below, which is out on Monstercat.

November 15, 2017

It was a long wait, but London Grammar’s sophomore album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing finally arrived this year, and the English trio once again took our collective breaths away with their operatic dream pop and orchestral trip hop, lead by Hannah Reid’s pure and flawless voice. Standout album cut Hell To The Liars gets turned a completely different direction as North London house and garage duo Gorgon City transforms it into a deep pounding, dark pumping club jam. It’s a glorious remix whose rumbling bass and propulsive booming beats are a stark thrilling contrast to Hannah’s high flying, aerial diving voice.