Posts Tagged ‘Moving Castle’

April 13, 2018
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A trifecta of Moving Castle associated luminaries unite on Peanut Butter, a fresh and funky hip hop and electro frolic with much booty shaking verve. Los Angeles producers AObeats and Robokid team up with versatile artist Mark Johns on the slick bouncing, hypnotic cantering treat. Throwback vibes and sweet nostalgia abound as the trio bring us back to the early 2000′s with the crunchy swerving tune, which can be found on AObeats’ glorious new pilot mixtape, a must listen and a guest talent studded spectacular, here. Peanut Butter is available, here.

February 20, 2018
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British artist SAKIMA subverts and destroys archaic expectations in pop and electronica with his music, and he does it with style, too. The swiftly breaking out musician from London adds to his growing compendium of unique and imaginative songs with new single Death Is In The Air. For a single with such a macabre name, Death Is In The Air is a slick and vibrant foray into synthpop for the artist who started out with more electronic leaning roots. SAKIMA tells a tale of being queer in the 1980s on his song, as inspired by songwriter Justin Tranter after he heard him on a podcast interview. His airy, breathy vocals invite us into a world of discontent and turmoil, finely etched out with euphoric beats and lustrous synths. It’s an inspiring and lifting listen, not just for those struggling with homophobia and injustice, but for anyone dealing with prejudice and hardship. Death Is In The Air is also ridiculously infectious, a wonderfully exhilarating dose of life affirming, synth vivacious electro-pop. You can also stream the single via Spotify, here.

January 27, 2018
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When new Manila Killa arises, you’d better be ready for a moving electronic experience. The producer, also much loved for his work as one half of Hotel Garuda, tends to tug at heart strings with his melodious and affecting brand of future pop and electronica. Despite how busy Chris Gavino must be with all the various tours, releases, and production endeavors he’s involved in as a multi-faceted artist, he’s found time to link up with honeyed vocalist Nevve on new single ‘Everyday, Everyday’, a dreamy celestial, effervescent springing future pop anthem that leaves us quite breathless with its towering magnificence and sparkling beauty. Could this be our favorite Manila Killa song thus far? It’s quite possible, until of course, we get drawn back into one of his many other sterling tracks of yore. The Washington, D.C. native, a force to be reckoned with in the electronic music scene, will be performing at Moving Castle World this weekend, which boasts an incredible lineup of Moving Castle artists and friends. ‘Everyday, Everyday’ can also be streamed via other platforms, here. Tickets to Moving Castle World in LA are available, here.

January 18, 2018
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The Wave links together a dream team of Moving Castle talent. It’s a seamlessly captivating combination of three distinct styles. On foolproof production duties is Los Angeles based AObeats, and weaving their unmistakable voices together divinely are Long Beach based Cambodian-American SATICA as well as genre defying, groundbreaking British artist SAKIMA. The trio of forward thinking musicians lavish us with a dreamy lilting blend of jazzy rich, breathy smooth electronica and R&B pop on their disarming tune, saturated with classy keys and an elastic vivacity. The chemistry between these three is more than obvious on the immaculate track, a brisk yet seductive, frisky and flirtatious bop. Ride The Wave and download from iTunes, here.

January 5, 2018
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Last November, I went out and “danced on the moon” with our favorite Moving Castle heroes, Hotel Garuda, and it was pure joy leaping into the air with a colossal crowd of ecstatic people to their latest original, Dancing On The Moon, on which they even teamed up with Norwegian heavyweights Lemaitre. We’ve been waiting for a remix pack since, sure that Hotel Garuda’s luxurious oasis of smooth disco and exuberant electro funk would continue to thrive in the hands of some their gifted production buddies. Today, our hopes have been heard, our prayers answered. Three remixes of Dancing On The Moon are out, including this one by breakout Los Angeles producer JUDGE. He gives the track a darker vibe with his future funk and trap remix, turning this lunar escapade into a restlessly jostling, beats breaking extravaganza. Additional edits by Botnek and Cavego are also available for streaming, here. Support the original on iTunes, here.

December 21, 2017
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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.

November 9, 2017
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Manila Killa sure is a busy man these days. Not only is he on a massive tour with his buddy Candle Weather as prominent electronic duo Hotel Garuda, but the Moving Castle luminaries just dropped a funkalicious new track named Dancing On The Moon with Lemaitre, too. Now, Manila Killa has teamed up with French phenom Kidswaste on a new track named Tonight to give us a very different kind of sound. Tonight is a soft glittering cascade of celestial beauty. Chelsea Cutler provides svelte airy vocals on the chill future beats and downtempo future pop song. Kidswaste and Manila Killa saturate us with gently sanguine yearning with their stunning song’s leisurely sparkle and dreamy floating texture. Stream/download Tonight, here.

November 9, 2017
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Have you ever wished you could dance on the moon? I have. Imagine the possibilities when the pull of gravity is reduced to 1.622

m/s²  versus the  9.807 m/s² we’re used to here on our earth. Then picture how high you’d be prancing to a song like this one, from doubly gifted Moving Castle duo Hotel Garuda, who go fresh and funky on their new tune with the help of Norwegian electronic marvels Lemaitre. Dancing On The Moon is a luxurious oasis of smooth disco and exuberant electro funk. Don’t forget to pretend you’re dancing on the moon when Hotel Garuda hits your city on their North American tour in support of the new record. They’ve even brought some spectacular friends with them, like Daktyl, SAINT WKND, Kidswaste, and Geotheory! Find out more and purchase tickets, here. Purchase/stream Dancing On The Moon, here, then get on up so you can get down to the luscious jam. 

October 24, 2017
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Long Beach’s SATICA, who started out as a songwriter for K-pop powerhouse label SM, has quickly become one of our favorite rising artists in the female pop scene these past months. Not only has this daughter of Cambodian refugees lent her honeyed, breathy voice to Manila Killa’s Youth, but she’s also collaborated with genre bending post-EDM visionary Sakima. Now, SATICA has released her very own four track EP named Drippin, on which she dazzles us with her own forward thinking brand of R&B, future pop, and electronica. Aside from previously featured gems like Honey Whiskey and Dysfunctional with SAKIMA, Drippin also includes this gracefully teasing, sweetly wistful, and spry kittenish gem You Are Here, produced by Moving Castle label mate AObeats. SATICA coos over the song’s glistening web of nostalgia about the youthful rush of falling in love and the desperation this true longing oft creates. “In real life, the feeling is simple, you miss them and you love being around them,” she says of the latest sonic earworm. “But sometimes it hurts.” Stream SATICA’s debut EP Drippin, here.

October 5, 2017
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Though it will forever be hard to top the vivacious funk and pop found on Capital Cities’ pervasive hit Safe and Sound, the Southern California indie outfit sure served up some wonky swaggering, glamorous whirling fun on excellent single Vowels last year. Montreal production whiz Robotaki takes us back to its high spirited world with a hot new electro remix. He infuses it with extra plump synths and juicy luscious French house hops. Robotaki says that Vowels was one of his favorite records this past summer. Hotel Garuda introduced him to the song, and he’s been hooked ever since. New original from Robotaki is on its way. For now, let’s celebrate by downloading his Capital Cities remix, here.