Posts Tagged ‘Knives’

January 11, 2018
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I’m in love with this instrumental track from AllttA, a production duo that involves some fine musicians, including producer 20syl from French turntablists C2C and MR. J. MEDEIROS from Los Angeles based band Knives. The pair are in the midst of a single series named Facing Giants, from which a new track is revealed every Wednesday. Disarm (fg. VI) is their latest release, and I’m sure you recognized its inspiration from its opening chords straightaway. They’ve given a piano version of Bonnie Raitt’s infinitely romantic classic I Can’t Make You Love Me a gorgeously textured, brassy flaring hip hop and electronica cover re-work. You can listen to AllttA’s Facing Giants single series on Soundcloud, here. Snag the instrumentals from major outlets, here.

November 18, 2015
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I was much surprised and very delighted to see that Norwegian producer Matoma’s new track Knives features indie newcomers FRENSHIP. It’s been less than a month since FRENSHIP swooped out of Los Angeles to enrapture us with vibrant synthpop debut Nowhere, and here they are, collaborating on Matoma’s soothing tropical house music. Heart warming Knives comes from Matoma’s  new Hakuna Matoma album, available on iTunes. Let’s revisit FRENSHIP’s Nowhere below, while we’re here. Those sweeping falsettos get me every time.