Posts Tagged ‘glitch’

May 11, 2018

If you’re as much of a fan of electronic music as we are, then it’s very unlikely that you’ve missed out on a huge release last Friday from legendary electrogaze trio The Glitch Mob, especially if you’ve been as stuck on their single with Elohim, I Could Be Anything, as we’ve been. Just before See Without Eyes dropped last week, The Glitch Mob shared an epic new song named Go Light, accompanied by heady abstract visuals created by Strangeloop Studios. And by epic, I mean another floridly synth riddled, drum pervasive masterpiece. The Glitch Mob has been going 12 years strong, and it’s obvious they can go forever based on the inimitable electronica and top notch production they continue to deliver. Catch them on their expansive tour for the new album, dates can be found, here. Stream/purchase Go Light, here.

January 26, 2018
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I always imagined bear cubs to be feisty little fur balls (with sharp teeth and claws, no less), but we also know from extensive experience that London based producer Bearcubs’ sound is quite the opposite of those preconceptions. His electronica and soul is dreamy and syrupy, ridged and textured, like James Blake’s post-dubstep fused with Tom Misch jazzy electro-soul and Mount Kimbie’s glitchy electronica. We get a prime exhibit of his musical prowess on intoxicating new single Landslide, the second song revealed from his forthcoming debut album Ultraviolet, due out March 2nd. The dub heavy, heady hypnotic track takes us on a voyage of late night introspection, drizzled with dusky beats and taut strings. Pre-order Bearcubs’ new album, here. Catch him on his tour this March, which includes a show at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco on March 15th. 

January 26, 2018

As long time supporters of EDEN and his distinctly soul crushing, genre bending music, we can’t help but be deliriously overjoyed that his debut album Vertigo has arrived on Astralwerks. The singer songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin will be kicking off the North American leg of his Vertigo World Tour come March 1st. Many of its dates area already sold out. Jonathan Ng, the man behind the heart twisting sonic magic of EDEN, has also shared a music video for Vertigo track Float. His haunting and emotive lyricism shine on the earnest opus, a restless churning, melancholic afflicting sea of agitated electronica and glitchy pop that builds in urgency towards an omnipotent apex. Vertigo is available, here.

September 27, 2017
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Needed is exactly the right word to describe Machinedrum’s latest single, ‘1 2 B Needed’ after many days of tiring work. The celebrated producer’s song is a zippy vivacious burst of whimsical percussion and jabbing synths. ‘1 2 B Needed’ features UK singer songwriter Roses Gabor on choppy invigorating, pitch shifting vocals. Machinedrum offers up a fantastical trip with his serrated stuttering, glitchy jittering electronica. Stream/download the tune, here.

September 18, 2017
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We first shared this track over three years ago, but Until The Ribbon Breaks’ unique re-imagination of Phantogram’s Fall In Love seems to have been brought back into the light recently with an official single release on Republic, so we’re going to give the brilliant re-work of one of our favorite Phantogram songs another much deserved whirl. British project UTRB, whose dark and gritty synthpop and electronica is always welcome in our books, strips down Phantogram’s trip hop anthem, creating an ambient electronic soundscape full of smooth ripples, cosmic synths, and glitchy beats in its stead. The resulting composition feels like it spans space and time. It’s a profoundly sprawling, deeply meditative beauty that could very well be examining the meanings of love and life, or how they’ve intertwined through the ages.

July 16, 2017
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If I could have danced all weekend long to celebrate Billie Eilish’s debut EP announcement that arose on Friday, I would have. And I’m pretty sure I could have convinced a ton of my fellow Billie Eilish loving music heads to join me, too. In case you missed the important memo, “don’t smile at me” drops on August 11th. It’s not too late to celebrate, it’s still Sunday. The weekend’s not over yet. And this remix of Billie Eilish’s Bellyache by Sweden’s Finis Mundi is a more than remarkable offering to get that Billie Eilish appreciation party started. The glitchy dark, frothy bristling makeover he’s given Bellyache evokes the inky splendor and hypnotic texture of Marian Hill’s Lips. It’s been a long while since we last heard from Finis Mundi. This stellar remix leaves us ravenous for his next single, which seems to be arriving soon.

July 5, 2017
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British singer songwriter and musician Rosie Lowe is no stranger to working with Travis Stewart, better known as Machinedrum. The pair have collaborated on music off of Rosie Lowe’s 2016 debut album Control in the past. Rosie Lowe and Machinedrum now reunite on What Is This, a riveting eruption of the North Carolina producer’s jittery glitch hop and finely textured electronica. What Is This is a nimble jabbing yet dreamy introspective affair. Rosie Lowe’s R&B pop vocals add to the song’s silky sleek sheen. You can purchase or stream What Is This from additional outlets, here.

June 16, 2017
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Creamy skittering, woozy swooning brilliance abounds on Shoulders, the latest from Brisbane producer Golden Vessel, who enlists buddies Elkkle and Mallrat to round out the track with satiny smooth, feathery light vocals. Shoulders is the next single from Golden Vessel’s upcoming EP. Hip hop, R&B, and soul combine with glitchy textured, wonky shifting electronica on the luxuriant cantering jam. Those of you in Australia can catch the gifted producer when he hits plays a string of shows on the east coast later this month. Find out more about his Shoulders tour, here. Stream or purchase the single, here.

June 5, 2017
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German based producer Andrew Applepie and Swedish singer Bjurman come together divinely on Drowning World. The electro-pop meets future beats aria is gorgeously operatic, yet glitchy haunting and dusky stirring at the same time. If CocoRosie took their freak folk sound deeper into electronic waters, they might come up sounding gossamer stirring and anodic rustling like Andrew Applepie and Bjurman do on this beautiful song. Of his collaboration with Bjurman, Applepie says: “Before we even ever talked or met up I got to hear her song “Drowning World” and I immediately felt drawn to it. I loved the melody and the song was great. I felt I could really contribute something to it. So we met up, and then I took our material with me to Maui where I made it into a new song with a new chorus and some spicy ukulele licks with my new uke I got in Kahului. Surprisingly enough everybody loved the tune!” Drowning World is out now via Seeking Blue Records.

May 24, 2017
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It’s probably been ages since you last listened to world dominating Rihanna hit Umbrella, a song whose melody brings back countless memories from the distant past. Tonight, we re-visit Umbrella, but in a way you never imagined you would before. New Zealand’s POLO offers up an ominous seething, gritty dark rendition of Umbrella. This trap throttling, percussive rolling, and glitchy chopping Umbrella is a dramatic storm in itself. Cue dramatic lightning and thunder.