Posts Tagged ‘Vale’

September 6, 2017
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BICEP, a project helmed by Belfast-born, London-based duo Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson, just released their eponymous debut album last Friday, and it’d be criminal not to take a prolonged moment to extol their captivating electronica. The duo’s sound is founded on the blueprint of classic house, techno, electro, and Italo disco, but morphed and transformed such that it couldn’t be anything else but BICEP. Album track Vale is a dusky hypnotic, restless thrumming spectacular that takes us on a journey of euphoria and catharsis. Hints of UK house, garage, and R&B season the sublime track. The pair also released a music video for AURA last week, another stand out cut from their self titled full length. Watch the visualizer below as you dance away to its dark techno and gothy trance brilliance, much reminiscent of some of Crystal Castles and TR/ST’s production, but in a more uplifting and ecstatic manner. The songs, and BICEP’s debut EP, are available from iTunes, here.

June 29, 2017
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A chance encounter brought me to the steps of this thrilling remix, and try as I might, I couldn’t find out too much about the producers behind the magic. Helio Kiyoshi is, apparently, a producer from Brazil and Vale is a mystery, but the pair have joined forces to turn out this heavy hitting, hard thumping remix of Empire Of The Sun’s We Are The People. It’s a dark bustling, robust whomping adrenaline pumper that involves deep house and Brazilian bass. You can download the remix for free, here.

January 21, 2015
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PLOY has returned with a deliciously darkwavey pop treat named Vale. Icy, haunting synths and fluid, soothing vocals create layers of luscious harmonies and dreamy, ruminative haze. It’s the Washington, DC duo’s first track of the year, having given us an intoxicating four track series last summer. Vale marks the coming of much new music that I’m more than eager to hear. In the meantime, let’s listen to one of their summer songs from last year again. Stream The End Of Time below.