Posts Tagged ‘JOY’

May 2, 2018

I’d imagine very few of you missed the arrival of a new ZHU EP late last week, but just in case you did, and just because new ZHU is always worthy of much deserved praise, let’s marvel over the enigmatic producer’s latest volume of dark, sultry electronica! After all, we’ve been absolutely spellbound by the San Francisco-native’s music ever since he first released an Outkast cover mashup anonymously. Sure enough, the brilliant spark we saw in that track several years ago has since become a flaming inferno; ZHU is now a superstar. And he’s just dropped a seven track EP named Ringos Desert Pt 1, which can be streamed in full, here. The EP takes us on a journey across barren lands and through magnificent dunes, where windswept beats, howling synths, and rich bass quench our sonic thirst and give us sustenance to survive the wasteland of the arid world. Ringos Desert Pt. 1 even opens with a superb collaboration with Australian singer songwriter JOY. named “Stormy Love, NM”. Her ethereal vocals and tendency for hypnotic haunting music is the perfect fit for ZHU’s inky sleek, glossy opaque house. Catch ZHU on his DUNE fall tour later this year. No Bay Area date has been announced, but we’re predicting a Treasure Island Music Festival appearance considering the tour dates. Find out more, here.

March 1, 2018

Our very bodies meld with Change, a beautifully, delicately winding journey from JOY. The Australian singer songwriter and producer spellbinds us with her brittle keys, mournful strings, and breathy ethereal vocals on the softly murmuring, hypnotic haunting ballad. The understated single arrives with an equally breathtaking music video. It’s a song that exudes vulnerability and misty melancholy, and it’s our first taste from JOY.’s forthcoming EP, Six, which she co-produced with Khaled Rohaim (Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla $ign). You can pre-order the EP, here.

January 25, 2018

My list of 2018 album pre-orders keeps growing longer and longer, but there’s one debut from a new American project that I simply can’t wait to check out, and it comes from Loma, a trio whose gifted ranks include Texas’ Cross Project and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg. You might recall the exquisite spell they cast on us previously with songs like Black Willow and Relay Runner. They now amplify the power of their hold on us with new song Joy, a willowy alt-folk hymnal both glacial and sylvan in its windswept and meditative beauty. Loma’s self titled album arrives February 16th on Sub Pop. Pre-order, here.

December 21, 2017

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only five days away. Thank goodness I’ve finished all my Christmas shopping, though I’ve yet to wrap all the presents I bought. Let’s ring in some Christmas cheer and merry mirth with a seasonal present from trendsetting collective and esteemed record label Moving Castle. Though Joy is a collaboration involving versatile artist Mark Johns and charismatic electro/hip hop talent BLAISE, the dreamy melodious, jazzy snug song was produced by AObeats and Roget Chahayed. It also features additional vocals by SATICA, Madi, SAKIMA, and Robokid, with artwork by Robokid. Joy is a super stacked Moving Castle all-star affair, a mahogany flavored infusion of chill hip hop, pellucid R&B soul, and twinkling future beats. The song goes hand in hand with everything we love about Christmas, be it a warm fire, a glass of creamy eggnog, or plenty of cuddling with your boo. Naughty or nice, we all get to treasure this Joy. For those of you who are lucky enough to be in Southern California on January 27th, you can catch an incredible roster of Moving Castle talent live at Moving Castle World, tickets and more info can be found, here.

January 24, 2017

Heads up, electronic music loving kids! A new “supergroup” of French producers has formed, and their name is Slow Hours. Lain, Kultur, Astre, Khamsin, Kidswaste, and Rusty Hook have combined their bountiful talent to give us Slow Hour’s first track, a turbulently exhilarating and tremulously gripping remix of What So Not and Ganz’s Lone, featuring JOY. This ruffled intense bass and trap remix is wildly tempestuous yet chromatically stunning, a ferocious gleaming eruption of gut punching beauty. What So Not promises a full Divide and Conquer remix package soon. In the meantime, you can stream or purchase that EP, here. Slow Hours’ Lone remix can be downloaded free, here.

July 17, 2016

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July 16, 2016

JOY. is edgy spellbinding on Like Home, which the amazingly talented Australian singer songwriter and producer revealed via a darkly solemn and chilling surreal music video directed by Joel Burrows. The vocals on Like Home are stunning. JOY.’s somber haunting delivery evokes FKA Twigs and BANKS. Like Home’s crisp hypnotic drums and frigid haunting soundscape is a web of sensual R&B pop entrapment, one which I surrender to readily. JOY. earned a coveted spot on the Australian Spotify Spotlight for 2016 list, and she’s gaining much support all across the board. Big things are ahead for this gifted artist. Purchase Like Home from various outlets, here.

August 7, 2015

Australian singer songwriter and producer JOY returns with more of her ethereal, breathtaking music via a new single named About Us, once again proving herself a brilliantly mature musician despite her 17 years of age. About Us is a shimmering, rippling electronic pop beauty. The delicately intimate ballad is a composition of contrasts. It’s soothing and strained, icy but impassioned. About Us is a stunning first single from JOY’s debut EP, Ode, available worldwide Friday August 28th. JOY will also be touring Australia with Miami Horror this month.

January 27, 2015

Australian singer songwriter and producer JOY never fails at sweeping me away to sensual, shadowy worlds with her beautiful music. Soulful vocals and minimalist electronic atmosphere take center stage again on JOY’s third single Weather, which also happens to be the second single from her debut EP, Stone, out January 30th on breaknative. The slowly snaking song’s hypnotic percussion and ethereal synths are thoroughly entrancing.

December 20, 2014

JOY. dropped a video for her gorgeous, wispy song Stone. It’s a soulful beauty I can visit a million times over, with its airy opulence and honeyed sentiment. A minimalist atmosphere and dreamy saxophone combine to create quite the exquisite and luscious listen. It’s hard to believe the Australian singer songwriter and producer is only 17. JOY. has a debut album in the pipeline, which I’ll be awaiting.