Posts Tagged ‘Oliver’

September 12, 2017

We leave behind summer in style with Classixx, who recently shared a succulent and juicy new jam named Possessive that samples Nick Jonas’ Jealous. I suppose being possessive and jealous tends to be synonymous, and I nearly want to be selfish and keep this one all to myself to secretly dance my way through the colder months of the year, but that would be an injustice. The Los Angeles electronic dance purveyors craft a funky disco jam out of the original gospel sample, and they’ve made the track a freedownload to “extend the pool party.” They even linked up with Vaughn “U-Tern” Oliver (yes, of fellow SoCal dance outfit Oliver) to craft the verdant and vivacious electro banger. Grab the jam, here.

August 31, 2017

It’s been a very long wait that spanned years, but Oliver’s debut album Full Circle has finally arrived. We already know from the Los Angeles dance and electronica outfits’ prior previews from the release that it’s filled with some guest talent studded gems, like previously shared Chemicals, which features MNDR. Epic fifteen track Full Circle also includes a song that features none other than IHM favorite and hotly buzzing electronic pop sensation Elohim. She lends her unmistakably bewitching and svelte vocals to Wherever We Are’s spacious and lavish soundscape. The end result is a little bit poignant, and a whole lot of fluorescent surging, warm rippling electro catharsis. There’s even a gorgeous saxophone lead segment near the end that brings us to full nirvana as well as a surprise synthcore epilogue.  Oliver’s debut album Full Circle can be streamed on Soundcloud, here.

August 19, 2017

It was just the other day that I was commenting on how nice it was that NY synthpop project MNDR has been showing up as a guest on so many ace tunes by other artists and producers lately. Here she is again, making a fine cameo on a resplendent new single from Los Angeles dance auteurs Oliver, who over up luxuriantly pumping disco, synthpop, and French house on Chemicals. These chemicals are enamoring, to say the least. Sleek electro beats urge us to dance the night away on this fine balance of dark and radiant, funky and glamorous. Chemicals is our third taste from Oliver’s forthcoming debut album Full Circle, arriving on August 25th on Interscope Records. Full Circle is shaping up to be a cosmic dance journey with lots of guest talent. 

June 3, 2017

Los Angeles based band Collapsing Scenery turns out some compelling alt/electro music. Their recent single Straight World Problems gets a elastic spry, neon lit workover courtesy of LA dance project Oliver. The riveting tech house meets French house treatment, which evokes both Soulwax and Justice, is part of Collapsing Scenery’s remix package, out on iTunes, here. Oliver’s remix is the perfect jouncing way to kick off this splendid Friday night.

March 12, 2017

I was just watching It Follows again last night with a friend who hadn’t seen it yet, and boy did I revel in its Disasterpiece soundtrack. I can’t help but gravitate towards such 80′s evoking synthcore, which is exactly what Leon Else gives us on lavish new single The City Don’t Care. The British singer songwriter, musician, and dancer links up with Los Angeles’ Oliver on the glossy synthpop and lush synthwave anthem. The neon pulsing spectacular is like a retrowave dose of Miami Vice gone Drive. You can also stream The City Don’t Care via Soundcloud below.

November 10, 2016

Just in case you missed the massive news this morning, here’s the new The xx. Fans of the beloved English trio have been tensely waiting for new music ever since The xx has been teasing mysterious new snippets of music online. The tender wistfulness we’re all so familiar with when it comes to Romy and Oliver’s gentle duets joins a limber punching groove, courtesy of who else, but Jamie xx. On Hold is truly a sublime treat, a soothing and moving gem, during such a ravaging week of taut wired emotion. Here’s what The xx said themselves upon revealing On Hold and news of their next album: 

After many years, close together, far apart, great highs, deep lows, heartache and healing, we are so happy to let you know we are releasing our 3rd album ‘I See You’ on January 13th 2017. 

We realise these are uncertain times and we hope the joy and love we found making the record will find its way out into the world, in however small a way.  Our first single ‘On Hold’ is available now:

Excited to see you all very soon.xx The xx

September 12, 2016

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September 9, 2016

It’s with a collective squeal of joy that we welcome back Oliver with, for we have been missing the Los Angeles based production duo’s indie dance magic. Their fresh new single is aptly named Electrify, and its their first new original material since 2014 EP, Light Years Away. It doesn’t get more crisp and sleek than Electrify, a spacey searing techno funk and electro house dance opera with curling bass and snappy beats. The song will be featured on EA Sports’ FIFA 17 soundtrack (a mind blowing compendium of amazing songs and artists IHM loves). Oliver has been working in the studio on their forthcoming album, due out in 2017.

April 29, 2016

I’ve been transfixed by Londoner Brooke Bentham ever since she first emerged with a gorgeous folk song named Oliver recently. She’s followed that haunting gem up with a sadly billowing B-side named I’ll See You In Awhile, solidifying herself as a stunning new talent. The 19 year old singer songwriter evokes Aurora with her glacial aura, while the utter intimacy and stark beauty of her music bring to mind Soak. I’ll See You In Awhile is a sorrowful walk across misty moors lit by flickering lantern, an aching soul search through the fog. Stream Brooke’s phenomenal debut, Oliver, below. Both songs are available from iTunes.

February 18, 2016

Have I been sharing a remix every few days of Fred Falke’s It’s A Memory, which features Elohim and Mansions On The Moon? I just can’t help it, the original is a brilliant track and the remixes that I’ve encountered are all clever and innovative approaches that take us in very diverse directions. Plus, truth be told, I’m much in love with Elohim’s vocals on the track. That voice takes on an even more amplified level of spellbinding enchantment on a wondrous remix offered up by Southern California duo Oliver. The producers give us a very disparate It’s A Memory, taking it into bright and shiny electro pop / nu-disco territory. While prior remixes have been much pensive and rather brooding, Oliver’s It’s A Memory is optimistic and hopeful. These are good memories, happy memories, memories that make the future seem so promising and new. Fred Falke’s It’s A Memory remixes EP will be out February 26th, pre-order now on iTunes