Posts Tagged ‘OWSLA’

September 11, 2017
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Canadian electronic project Tennyson takes us on a wondrous journey with their magnificent new single, Cry Bird. It feels like I’m the titular bird as I spread my wings and take to the sky with the gorgeous song, an organic composition replete with sensational instrumentation and stirring vocals. The dynamic single marks the pair’s first release on OWSLA and it’s also our very first taste of their forthcoming EP, “Uh Oh!”. Tennyson will be touring throughout the fall. Find out about their tour dates in North America, Europe, and the UK, here. Stream/purchase Cry Bird, here.

July 7, 2017

As much as I love the endless deluge of balmy summer anthems we’re encountering these days, I do indeed harbor a dark and twisted heart. As such, my favorite music tends to lean towards the spectral inky or the fiery scorching. Needless to say, I find Josh Pan’s new single Give It To Ya deliciously nebulous and viscerally incinerating. The OWSLA signed producer even links up with “darkwave duchess” ABRA on the track, a fine choice considering how bewitching we’ve found ABRA’s bedroom electronic pop and future R&B in the past. Sharp jostling, warped heady, and sinuous glowering Give It To Ya comes with one of the best videos we’ve seen all year, too. Dystopian visuals are nothing new when it comes to music videos, but the spellbinding clip, crafted by French artist Quentin Deronzier, is a brilliant accompaniment to bristling Give It To Ya. Give It To Ya is available for streaming/downloading, here.

May 15, 2017
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I nearly bounced off my walls in elation last week when Florida’s Hundred Waters suddenly re-emerged from the shadows with a bewitching new single named Particle. I can never resist their experimental electronica and eccentric art rock, and I’ve been missing them dearly since 2014 album The Moon Rang Like A Bell, one of my top albums of that year. Hundred Waters has since followed Particle up with this dusky swelling electropop single, Currency, the title track from a surprise new EP.  Currency is dark and atmospheric, and it carves deep into the soul with its ominous synths, accompanied by Nicole Miglis’ spellbinding vocals. For more on the new EP, visit their website, here. Even more good news comes our way from Hundred Waters in the form of a fresh album, due to arrive later this year on OWSLA. 

April 13, 2017
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There isn’t a more appropriate name for this conflagration of talent than Bullseye. OWSLA favorites Anna Lunoe, Valentino Khan, and Wuki forge a three way symbiosis of epic proportions on this gritty whomping, steely lurching spectacular. Plenty of filthy bass and punchy electro endow this eye widening, adrenaline pumping experience. An interesting dichotomy is achieved when those aforementioned visceral elements are paired with Anna Lunoe’s dreamy sleek vocals. Turns out, a heavy hitting banger like this can be both relentlessly driving and dulcet euphonious. So go ahead, “pull the trigger” and blast Bullseye loud. Shake those floorboards, have a Wednesday night dance party. Bullseye is even a free download, here.

December 6, 2016
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We may be in the thick of winter with February a distant dream, but I nearly want to ask Kansas City’s VALENTINE to be my own Valentine after the producer’s taken me on a rather epic journey on his latest remix. The enthralling edit he gives Nashville electronic trio BASECAMP’s beautifully haunting, deeply wrenching recent single In Stone shakes me to the core with gritty lurching, dubstep quivering future bass. Despite its relentless flurry of textured electronics, there’s an organic quality to VALENTINE’s chiseled remix that synchronizes with the heart and soul, jarring both into harmony with the throbbing thriller of a jam. The original may be named In Stone, but there’s nothing rigid and stagnant here. This is an ever fluxing, potent shifting exhilarant. 

November 2, 2016
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Mark Johns continues to spread her prismatic plumed wings and soar as she unveils more music off of her forthcoming Molino EP. The blooming chanteuse has proven herself an exceptionally versatile and creative talent, having both thrilled us with dance tracks and melted us with R&B/pop ballads. On Wait Till Tmrw, Mark Johns soothes us with one of her most halcyon pop confections to date. Wait Till Tmrw is a smooth glider, a dreamy drifter. Its misty sweeping pop lifts spirits and emits warm rays of golden hope. Nothing can seem as bad whilst listening to Mark Johns’ soft, tender ballad, which will be out along with the rest of her debut Molino EP on November 4th. OWSLA is offering up free downloads, here.

October 6, 2016
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Mark Johns fans, Skrillex himself included, must be in such great spirits this week. It’s not everyday we get to listen to new music from the versatile rising starlet, much less two beautiful ballads. Mark Johns’ two new gems come as our first taste of her Molino EP, which will be out later this month on OWSLA. The title track burns slowly, cutting through the heart like a knife through butter with its melancholic shimmering R&B pop. Also unveiled is effervescent percolating Before You, a thoroughly enchanting future R&B/pop song you can stream below. Mark Johns’ Molino EP can be pre-ordered from iTunes ahead of its October 28th release date.

June 30, 2016
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Autograf’s Heartbeat is on the receiving end of some magnificent remixes spread across a wide expanse of electronic genres. We turn from last week’s ebullient jouncing disco house remix by Solidisco to a future soulful, ethereal floating chill trap edit by Maryland’s Dirty Chocolate. The fizzy sweet, dreamy inebriating remix by the OWSLA and Moving Castle collective producer is R&B smooth and flawless fleek, with plenty of soothing space to breathe. You’ll want to take long breaths and let out deep sighs to this one. 

May 31, 2016
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The blood in my veins pump profusely and intensely to the pulsating beats of this magnificent new remix of Kill The Noise’s Without A Trace. At the helm of this release is fast rising production talent REZZ. Plunge into her darkly hypnotic, breathtaking atmospheric edit and lose yourself in its slick groove and meditative allure. She seamlessly combines techno and deep house on the thrumming gem, punctuated with ambient moments of pure grace. The remix is a free download, courtesy of OWSLA, here.

April 26, 2016
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Parisian electronic act Alesia goes surprisingly hard rocking intense on new song Calling Of War, one that has me, and I’m sure plenty of others, wondering whether this sudden change in sound signifies something huge. The OWSLA signed act seems to have scraped away much of their past from Soundcloud and perhaps elsewhere, to. There’s no denying the battle ready brilliance of Calling Of War, either. It’s a sharply jolting, elastic shivery track that mixes distorted electronica with bluesy alt rock. Abrasive and thrilling Calling Of War will jounce you all around ferociously, a beast of a genre bending track from the French ac.