Posts Tagged ‘sleepwalking’

February 28, 2018
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If you’re as fond of crisp clarion vocals and synthwavy synthpop as we are, then you’re going to naturally gravitate towards NINA and her slick shimmering, vibrant pulsing single Sleepwalking. The German pop singer-songwriter, who’s based out of London, is a classically trained vocalist who garners musical influence from the likes of Depeche Mode and contemporary artists like Chromatics, Ladyhawke, and Timecop 1983. Sleepwalking also evokes Avec Sans, Robyn, and CHVRCHES with its glistening beats and svelte vocals. It’s the title track from NINA’s debut album, arriving on March 16th. NINA comments more on the title track; “Sleepwalking is one of the more upbeat songs on the album, full of arpeggiators and pulsating synth sequences. This track was produced by Oscillian and it’s about how we subconsciously become protectors of the ones we love and care about, almost as if we were a hunter in a trance, or sleepwalking. It also talks about how people can dramatically change throughout a relationship. I’m very excited to finally release my debut album, which is entirely for my fans. They’ve been super patient and supportive all these years.” Pre-order NINA’s debut album Sleepwalking, here.

October 27, 2017

Grammy award winning British composer and producer Tourist has been following up on his debut album U in fine form, with a terrific roster of guest talent in tow, too. This Friday, October 27th, Tourist will be releasing his new EP, Wash. On it will be this bright eyed and wondrous, dreamy twinkling electronic gem, Sleepwalking, featuring vocals by Swim Mountain and Esther Joy. I’ve never suffered from the affliction of sleepwalking, but if it’s anything like this sanguinely luminous, intricately ornate balance of organic instrumentals and lavish sparkling electronica, I can only conclude that I’ve been missing out on something quite special. Sleepwalking builds and crescendos, layer upon layer, towards polyphonic nirvana. There’s no resisting the song’s music video and its adorably relatable character in an orange suit, too. 

September 18, 2017
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I can never resist Clairity’s deep husky voice, so it’s really quite an unexpected treat that it’s cropped up on a striking debut from a Danish producer who goes by the name of Gettic. Sleepwalking is a mellow in indie pop and chill electronica hybrid. It’s crisp yet balmy, cinematic and arresting, with warm horns, prickly future beats, and those trademark Clairity vocals. Previously, Gettic has produced and remixed several Danish and international artists including Danish R&B queen Anya and international hitmakers like Bonnie McKee, Ed Drewett, Digital Farm Animals.  It was through this ever expanding web of collaborators that Gettic met Clairity and Sleepwalking was born from Gettic’s studio in central Copenhagen. Sleepwalking is the perfect summer send off. It captures the haziness of being in a dreamlike state of mind as well as the restlessness that can assault a lovelorn heart on a muggy, stuffy evening. Sleepwalking can also be streamed on Spotify, here.

March 20, 2014
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Australia has another young rising star of a producer to root for, and his name is Just A Gent, aka Jacob Grant. Just A Gent has remixed a list of indie tunes that I love very much, and each time, the result has been a finely balanced, well composed EDM rendition. His latest is a dubstep remix of recently IHM featured Philly alt pop act Bel Heir’s Kiss The Devil. The drops are finely tuned, matching terrifically with the well tweaked song at the optimal moments. If any dubstep song could be sweepingly cinematic, it would have to be this Just A Gent remix. Just check out the fella’s dubstep rendition of American Authors’ Best Day Of My Life as well as his trap remix of The Chain Gang of 1974’s Sleepwalking below. Aside from the remixes, Just A Gent also creates some splendid original music. He promises a new one on the way soon, but we can tune into the beautiful, sparkling future trap track Love A Little More below. 

October 11, 2013
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Colorado indie electronic act The Chain Gang of 1974 are prepared to release their fourth full length album Daydream Forever in 2014 with production by members of M83 and Foster The People. While people are waiting for that release, they can listen to the band’s contribution to the impressive Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack. Sleepwalking will also be on the coming album. There’s an obvious M83 quality to the dreamy, beautiful track. There’s also a delicious, copious amount of New Wave flavor to the electropop tune with its highly infectious chorus.

October 11, 2013
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Colorado indie electronic act The Chain Gang of 1974 are prepared to release their fourth full length album Daydream Forever in 2014 with production by members of M83 and Foster The People. While people are waiting for that release, they can listen to the band’s contribution to the impressive Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack. Sleepwalking will also be on the coming album. There’s an obvious M83 quality to the dreamy, beautiful track. There’s also a delicious, copious amount of New Wave flavor to the electropop tune with its highly infectious chorus.