Posts Tagged ‘horn’

August 31, 2017
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I know this one’s been bringing people a ton of euphoria for much of the month already, but our love for French Horn Rebellion’s brassy brisk electro funk is much too strong to let Presentation slip through the cracks despite how backed up we are this month on fine tunes. The dashing Brooklyn pair swings us round and round with their disco groove on the high stepping, spicy teasing number. And of course, they bring plenty of horns, too. Presentation, which was produced by Champagne, is just the right glitzy glam jam to keep us company through the end of a suddenly hot sweltry summer. FHR says that the song was created in a single room on a single day with nothing but a French horn, an electric bass, a synthesizer, and a cowbell. Even Presentation’s drums were created from beatboxing on a French horn mouth piece. Pretty amazing, if you ask me. Presentation certainly doesn’t feel like it was tossed together in a day on a few rudimentary instruments. It’s got way too much swag. Grab the jam from iTunes, here.

October 1, 2016
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For the most part, NERVO has fired us up with progressive house tracks in the past, but on new song Anywhere You Go, the Australian duo delivers some unexpected satin house. Joining them on the track is Timmy Trumpet, whose buttery smooth brass add to Anywhere You Go’s luxuriously sensual allure. NERVO prove themselves foxy producers on this chic and elegant, chill flowing sonic confection. Anywhere You Go is out now on Monstercat, Snag it from iTunes.

September 12, 2016
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In case you didn’t know what the meaning is behind the phrase “bee’s nees”, let me clarify for you. The saying alludes to the fact that nectar sticks to the legs of the buzzing insects when they move from flower to flower, so it’s in fact a slang term for anything that is “sweet and good”. Los Angeles duo Bee’s Nees are more than just sweet and good when it comes to their fresh new remix of SNBRN’s infectious hit Sometimes, featuring Holly Winter. Bee’s Knees gives the track an absolutely delicious and contagiously warm deep funky house edit. Brisk booming beats and frisky horns make this flirtatious dance number a dapper suitor you can’t refuse.

August 5, 2016
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If Brasstracks wants their way with us, they’ll get their way, at least, as long as they continue regaling us with magnificently grooving treats like their latest original, Get Your Way. The horn loving Brooklyn outfit teams up with UK singer songwriter Roses Gabor on this funk strutting, mile high bouncing banger. The steamy, snazzy jam is the latest swaggering taste from Brasstracks’ upcoming EP, Good Love, due out on August 19th. 

June 25, 2016
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I first found out about Swedish electronic duo Jarami when they offered up a chic and resplendent remix of Wafia’s Heartburn a few months ago. The two piece is back with a fresh new “Jaramix” as they transform fellow Swede and eccentric pop artist Kill J’s You’re Good But I’m Better. They even team up with Marc E. Bassy for the song, and the Los Angeles based hip hop and R&B artist delivers a ravishing additional verse to this trumpet sleek, snazzy rich future soul revision.

February 8, 2013
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Time to end the days’ shares (for now) with something beautiful. Kishi Bashi’s wistful A Sunday Smile is a spectacular cover of Beriut with extra layers of lush chamber pop. The fantastic strings on this just take me far away. The expressiveness of the always morphing track is incredible. From the romanticism of the lush strings, it moves into the playfulness of a plucky banjo. The artist behind the complex solo act is K Ishibashi, who’s also the founding member of Jupiter One and tours with Of Montreal and Regina Spektor. Obviously a masterful instrumentalist and producer, I can only imagine how he sounds live. Of course, we must listen to the original Beirut song after that. I must say though, I do miss the horns on the cover. Me and horns. Sigh.