Posts Tagged ‘wavy’

January 16, 2018
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It’s been awhile again since we last heard from Dana Janssen, the man behind the project Dana Buoy, who’s also known for his role as percussionist for Akron/Family. It’s not often that he blesses us with new music from his solo project, but when he does, it’s always well worth the wait. The Portland musician is back with news of a long awaited new album and a wavy sparkling, glossy churning new treat named Ice Glitter Gold. The song also happens to be the title track from his new album, arriving February 23rd via Everloving. Dana Buoy’s new single is a polished and atmospheric examination of missed connections and altered states, aptly described as the thrum of 21st century psychedelia meets European dance floor chic. Dapper indeed is this late night indie bop, awash with fierce guitars, retro charm, and throbbing beats. Grab the song and pre-order the album via iTunes, here.

December 12, 2017
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Quirky, wonky pop enchants us on Hold It Down, a new single from East Coast singer songwriter and producer Mia Gladstone. She douses us with tart and saccharine, wavy and luscious pop on the charming tune, which she co-produced with The Kickdrums. A sliver of R&B sass and a copious infusion of brassy, jazzy spice permeates the plush and snappy confection. The warm floaty, whimsically glimmering treat can also be streamed via Spotify, here. Take in more of Mia Gladstone’s music on Soundcloud, here.

September 14, 2017
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A Los Angeles based electronic project previously unknown to us named Icehunt literally creates a vibrant sonic palette with his meticulous brushstrokes on Paint The Sky. He presents us with a scintillating fusion of dubstep, trap, and electro that alternates between fleecy aerial and gritty jarring. Icehunt, who’s originally from Asheville, North Carolina, leaves us breathless with this genre bending, mellifluous whirring composition. You can stream or download Paint The Sky, here. For more Icehunt, visit his Soundcloud, here.

January 5, 2017
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And here we go again, rocketing off on a fantastical and wondrous adventure alongside masked production prodigy k?d as he blows us away with another stunning original. Genesis is defined as the origin or source of something. I believe we have been witnessing the genesis of a legend when it comes to k?d, whose latest song is a propulsive display of what’s become the producer’s signature sound: whizzing synths, wobbling bass, wavy syncopating chords, and galactic cinematics. Download Genesis from Toneden, here, as we look forward to a massive year ahead for this adept “kid”.

January 2, 2017
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[PREMIERE] 

Violet Days – Your Girl (Minno Remix)

Our very first premiere of the year is one I’ve been excited to share since last year. East Coast production talent Minno has already enchanted us with his handiwork bountiful times in the last six months. He kicks off 2017 with an airy twinkling, mellifluous trickling future bass and chill trap remix of a song we adore excessively, Violet Days’ Your Girl. Minno highlights the warm aching glow found on the Swedish pop outfit’s bittersweet anthem with a weightless chopping, restless rolling edit. I ride the intoxicating waves he’s forged, fully consumed by his lithe and nimble concoction. Minno has given Your Girl a beautifully spacious and strikingly expansive makeover, one that reminds me of Tove Lo and the many magnificent edits of her music that have come out in these past years. A poignant yet sublime mist engulfs me from the pits of Minno’s teeming ripples. The emotions stirred within go hand in hand with a ruminative storm brewing just outside my window. Stream more of Minno’s captivating tracks on Soundcloud

December 21, 2016
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Just the other day, I was taking a break from my usual blasting of albums in the car and tuning into Live 105′s HD2 radio station Indie 105 (which I highly recommend to anyone who can receive HD radio frequencies and loves indie/alt music), and Bon Iver’s Holocene came on. I’m a massive Bon Iver fan, as many likely know. I first fell in love with Justin Vernon’s work back in 2007. He nearly broke my heart with the stark beauty of For Emma, Forever Ago, an album which he reportedly wrote in the solitude of the Wisconsin woods. As such, when Bon Iver dropped their second album (Bon Iver), it took me a moment to get used to how much more rich and florid its tunes were, and as much as I deeply adore that album, my loyalty to this day lies most true to For Emma, Forever Ago. Yet, when I re-visited Holocene this week on the radio, I came to realize how much I truly love the song, and how incredible this Bon Iver journey has been. 

Anyway, to get to the heart of the matter, I’m reminded yet again of the aforementioned by an incredible remix of Holocene that surfaced on my radar lately by a producer from here in the Bay who goes by the moniker Zephure. The San Jose native, who’s currently studying computer science at the University of Michigan, reports that he’d rather be making music than sitting in a lecture hall. No wonder he feels that way, considering the ravishing edit he’s given Holocene. Bon Iver is no easy task to remix, and Zephure has transformed wistful aching Holocene into a brisk vacillating, wavy flickering future bass extravaganza, one that evokes a bit of Porter and a touch of k?d. Zephure’s Holocene feels as vast and wondrous as the original, if not more. Download his remix for free, here.

November 18, 2016
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The amount of remixes that arise out after an artist or band releases exceptional tunes is nothing short of a testament to their brilliance. Based on that belief, there’s no doubt that Opia has been one influential and highly regarded new project of 2016. Fellow LA outfit PLS&TY add to the number of incredible Opia remixes already in existence by offering up a dreamy waving future bass and synthcore imbued trap edit of Opia’s YDU. The production duo turn the creamy plush original into a choppy sea of slick synths and resonating bass. This might be the most regal grand, dramatic intoxicating Opia remix yet. And it’s a free download, here.

November 12, 2016
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It’s been seven plus months since Bearson’s last original, a smashing hit that I’m still head over heels for today named Want You. The Norwegian artist and Next Wave Records co-founder is undoubtedly a favorite rising star on my list of producers to watch. As such, I’ve been eagerly awaiting his next song. After the prolonged absence, Bearson makes his return in dashing style with One Step At A Time, a juicy succulent, lithe springing ballad that features soulful alluring vocals by Natalola, an artist we last heard on Exit Friendzone and Two Friends’ Overdose. One Step At A Time is balmy lush and frisky effervescent. The summer sparkling, honey coated enchanter can be purchased or streamed at various channels, here.

November 1, 2016
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Even if you’re one of those people who find soy based tofu absolutely atrocious (and trust me, tofu can be really delicious), you’re going to find this

tofû

remix absolutely appetizing, so much so you won’t be able to stop devouring it over and over again. Vancouver based producer tofû offers up an exhilarating re-work of NY producer Lucian’s Forever, that beauty of a gripping future bass gem that features ravishing vocals by Nashville’s REMMI. While the original was dark and grandiose with sharp vehement edges, tofû’s remix is takes on an ethereal electro step airiness. Its smooth rounded chops and wavy glittering veneer gives us a delightfully fresh approach on Forever that I welcome with much zeal. Download the edit for free, here.

October 27, 2016
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I feel like I’m always waiting for new Du Tonc, and each time the Australian duo throws us a brilliant new track, I’m left hungry for more. As it turns out, a new single named Wonderland is on its way, and though we don’t get to listen to it just yet, we do get to partake in its B-side, a disco buzzing delight named Keep Movin’. This glamorous pumping jam can keep me moving all night long. In fact, if they were to make a new Drive soundtrack right about now, Keep Movin’ would be a requisite must. The artwork for the single sums it all up nicely with its lunar glow and its mist encircled shiny red car, no doubt out for an epic turn on the highway till sunrise. Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse’s intoxicating new song is like Kavinsky gone new wave dreamy and synthpop airy. If this is the b-side, I can’t imagine what Wonderland will sound like. The single is set to arrive on November 28th. Keep Movin’ is a free download, here.