Posts Tagged ‘Kimbra’

January 25, 2018

Esteemed New Zealand jazz pop artist Kimbra will be releasing her third full length album Primal Heart on April 20th. Though the date seems very far off right now, the strenuous wait is much more manageable now that the two-time GRAMMY award winning songstress has shared a music video for her latest single, Human. You never know quite what to expect when Kimbra blesses us with new music. She’s that creative and unpredictable, imaginative and original. Human sees her wading deep into electro-R&B territory. It’s an avant-garde foray into the jazzy ornate pop that Kimbra is such an expert at. Fierce and spunky, fluid and sultry Human even feels like Phantogram meets Little Dragon at times with its glitch hop beats and its neo-soul/trip hop vibes. Pre-order Primal Heart, which has been named by Rolling Stone as one of the year’s most anticipated albums, here. Those in San Francisco can catch Kimbra on tour when she hits the Regency Ballroom on Tuesday, February 13th. More tour info can be found on her website, here.

November 11, 2017

We never know quite what to expect when new Kimbra arrives. The brilliant artist from New Zealand experiments with a wide spectrum of sound that ranges from R&B to pop and jazz. This time around, on new single Top Of The World, Kimbra surprises and impresses with a serpentine sonic tapestry crafted out of worldbeat, hip hop, electronica, and R&B. It’s yet another chapter in the creativity of this long time respected artist, and it sees her linking up with Skrillex on the production side of the track.  Get this fiercely bewitching, rhythmically hypnotic spectacle of a tune, here

Come next year, Kimbra will be dropping her new album named Primal Heart.

May 22, 2017
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If you haven’t heard OWSLA signed, Chicago based producer ARYAY’s recent single despite its popularity these past few weeks, now’s your chance to let him whisk you off your feet with his airy bounding, sassy springing future bass original. Always Wanted You even features New Zealand great, Kimbra. The rambunctious anthem is sprightly whimsical, like Whethan and Louis The Child. You can purchase the single from iTunes, here

April 17, 2017
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 04.14.2017 – 04.16.2017 

Featured music – April 14-16, 2017

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April 15, 2017
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In 2015, my friends and I heavily obsessed over FYFE’s album Control, which I consider criminally underrated and overlooked, which was rather peculiar turn of events after all the hype its songs had received prior to release. Today brings us welcome news of FYFE’s sophomore album The Space Between, out June 9th. The splendid announcement also arrives with one of FYFE’s grooviest jams to date, a sultry skirring, melodic springing affair named Belong featuring none other than ever incredible New Zealand star Kimbra on guest vocals. Belong is mmm mmm sumptuous, a hip gyrating, makeshift dance floor must. It’s also an interesting departure from FYFE’s moodier offerings, leaving me more than curious what he’ll offer us next from The Space Between. The album can already be pre-ordered digitally, here, and physically, here.

February 13, 2017
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 02.10.2017 – 02.12.2017

Featured music – February 10-12, 2017

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February 11, 2017

We’re bathed by a torrent of helter-skelter exhilaration and delirium as Rubblebucket member Alex Toth continues to regale us with splendid tunes from his self titled debut album as Alexander F. The guest talent studded release features this vibrant dashing tune Call Me Pretty, a scratchy thrusting, heady pulsating mixture of garage rock and scuzzy pop that features New Zealand’s Kimbra on guest vocals. The cameos don’t stop there. Call Me Pretty boasts Delicate Steve on guitar, Dandy McDowell on bass, and Noah Rubin on drums. You can watch Alex rocking out to the song in the fresh new video for the tune. Alexander F’s debut album is available now on Spotify and Bandcamp

October 4, 2016

Kimbra is well known for pushing the boundaries of pop, mixing in much influence from jazz, rock, and R&B into her genre defying sound. The Grammy award winning singer form New Zealand continues to surprise and innovate on Sweet Relief, a brand new song which arises alongside an eye popping music video that tempts me to reach out and touch my screen. Sassy scrunching, frisky wiggling Sweet Relief channels a wealth of Prince and Janet Jackson vibes within its juicy opulent soundscape. It sees Kimbra collaborating on writing with London’s Redinho as well as co-producing alongside Redinho and Andrew Maury. She explains that the song came to be during a season of experimentation when she took time to work with upcoming artists and producers she loves. More good news for Kimbra fans: she’s about to start recording a third album. If Sweet Relief is any indication of what’s to come, we’re in for a sweet sonic treat. We just need to stay patient in the meantime, as hard as that may be. Sweet Relief is out now on iTunes.

September 17, 2016
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To be honest, I’m rather embarrassed I didn’t find the time earlier to sit down with Australian producer What So Not’s new EP, Divide And Conquer. After all, I love his future bass and trap. I even counted down the seconds to 2016 with him and droves of other people at SnowGlobe in Lake Tahoe. Upon visiting the 7 track star studded release, I discovered Montreal, a glorious future R&B and trap aria featuring New Zealand’s Kimbra. This is the intense simmering, deliberate building What So Not of songs like Gemini, his collaboration with George Maple. .Montreal is majestic and grand, cinematic and epic, and it bursts at the seams with smoldering emotion. Stream What So Not’s Divide And Conquer EP in full on Soundcloud and purchase from iTunes.

April 11, 2016
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Danish producer SLOWOLF links up with New Zealand star Kimbra on White Feathers after having remixed her song Goldmine in the past. This plumage of ruffled fluff is a high energy fusion of Kimbra’s jazzy R&B pop and SLOWOLF’s future hip hop dynamism. The deep cut diamond is bewitching and ethereal, leaving me hoping for more futuristic collaborations involving Kimbra. A live performance video for the dazzling tune will be released April 15th. The single is out now via iTunes. White Feathers will be the title track of a new SLOWOLF EP out May 6th via Playground Music.