Posts Tagged ‘TRACE’

August 18, 2016

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Featured music – August 16th, 2016

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August 17, 2016

There’s a fascinating new producer on my radar out of Boulder, Colorado who goes by the name Thoreau, and though I know little about the newcomer, I do know that I can’t shake off the tingling bliss that permeates me as I listen to the producer’s new remix. Thoreau gives TRACE’s bittersweet spiraling, slow simmering serenade, Low, a beautiful future bass remix. While TRACE’s soft, lulling voice is now surrounded by rich shimmering synths and exuberant surging bass, the original’s emotive depth is very much preserved. Thoreau has crafted a gorgeous and skillful edit, an interpretation more than worthy of the amazing original. Whoever this Thoreau is, I’m expecting more scintillating music to come. Thorea’s remix of TRACE’s Low is a free download, here.

May 28, 2016

Trace spellbound us with her delicately supple, softly drifting beauty, Honey, earlier this year. It’s a very different sort of sweet sumptuous Honey that fellow SoCal resident Mahalo dishes out on his remix of the song. The producer takes us in to dark waters with the deep luscious, booming bold edit. Mahalo’s Honey is electrifying and captivating, and it takes me to the dance floor on a warm summer night, ready to set that dance savage hiding deep within me free. Mahalo’s remix is a limited free download, here.

April 29, 2016

Low’s description on its soundcloud stream says “this song is really special”. To be fair, special is an understatement. After all, the haunting lullaby, which comes from a Los Angeles based chanteuse who goes by the simple yet striking name TRACE, is a slowly unraveling exposition about bittersweet heartbreak. This thing called love twists us in unruly ways. “I prefer better, though I prefer you”. Most of us have been there before, and most of us were “sweeter” before the torment of that situation left us with scars. The ambient pop and ethereal electronica on Low are gut wrenching and heart rending, yet deeply, soothingly consoling. TRACE is the latest addition to Next Wave’s growing roster of versatile magnificence.

March 24, 2016

The first time I heard TRACE’s debut song Heavy Shoulders, it was a belated affair, so I’ve been waiting for a new song by the Los Angeles chanteuse ever since so I could get her up on IHM. While I was running around Austin for SXSW, the singer songwriter finally unleashed a second song, and it’s sonic bliss. The downtempo synthpop song, aptly entitled Honey, is a softly spellbinding beauty. Though delicate and cool, there’s a scorching sentimental effect to the captivating piece. Here’s to hoping we don’t have to wait another year for the next TRACE song, but I’ll be listening to Honey on repeat in the meantime, melting away to its gentle but emotive ambiance. Honey is available now from iTunes.