Posts Tagged ‘worldbeat’

May 9, 2018
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My hips have been abducted again, by who else, but The Hip Abduction! The Florida based outfit invites us into a humid, balmy paradise with their new single, Come On Get Up, which sports the six piece’s islandy beats and rootsy charm, a combo that oft reminds me of Crystal Fighters’ vibrant folktronica fused with Miami Horror’s neon-lit radiance and Sublime With Rome’s reggae tinged rock. There’s even a dash of Portugal. the Man’s recent funk pop leaning offerings to be found in The Hip Abduction’s slinky swinging, hip-swaying gem. Stream Come On Get Up and The Hip Abduction’s other releases on Spotify, here.

May 9, 2018

Louisiana indie pop three piece GIVERS just kicked off their US tour the other day at New Orleans Jazz Fest, and I’m sure they more than enthralled the crowd with their new single Collide, out now on Glassnote Records. GIVERS douses us with plenty of their signature Afro pop rhythms on the infectious tune, a joyous revelry of a hearty guitar curling treat. Collide’s music video was co-directed by GIVERS themselves, alongside Emma Kanter. It was shot in New Orleans. Collide is available, here. Check out their tour dates, here.

November 11, 2017

We never know quite what to expect when new Kimbra arrives. The brilliant artist from New Zealand experiments with a wide spectrum of sound that ranges from R&B to pop and jazz. This time around, on new single Top Of The World, Kimbra surprises and impresses with a serpentine sonic tapestry crafted out of worldbeat, hip hop, electronica, and R&B. It’s yet another chapter in the creativity of this long time respected artist, and it sees her linking up with Skrillex on the production side of the track.  Get this fiercely bewitching, rhythmically hypnotic spectacle of a tune, here

Come next year, Kimbra will be dropping her new album named Primal Heart.

July 1, 2017
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Magically charmed I am by Sudan Archives and this 23 year old singer songwriter, violinist, and producer’s recent single Come Meh Way. Though she hails from Ohio, her music is a mosaic of worldly sound. Come Meh Way mixes Afrobeat with hip hop, folktronica and R&B, and it does so in such a beautifully enchanting, rhythmically riveting manner. The song reminds me of French-Cuban duo Ibeyi as well as Oakland’s own Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs). Come Meh Way is the lead single from an EP arriving soon. 

June 16, 2017
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If you’ve haven’t listened to PLS&TY’s sensational new original yet, be prepared to be awestruck. The Florida producer, who apparently spends time in California now too, goes tribal worldbeat on Run Wild, possibly his best track ever. And we’ve been with PLS&TY for a few years! He’s certainly raised the incredibly bar high with this innovative future bass and chill trap masterpiece. He sets our souls free and urges us to run wild ourselves with the grand swelling, lush verdurous dazzler. For a moment, we all feel like kings and queens of the jungle, unconfined and unrestrained by the banality of everyday life. Run Wild is a free download, here.

February 11, 2017

Any M.I.A. song or video is expected to be a sheer force to be reckoned with, so it’s more than fitting that the oft controversial, ever brazen artist returns with a tune named P.O.W.A. A return to Paper Planes form suffuses this sharp jolting hip hop meets electronica anthem, which arrives with a self directed video whose visuals rival the grandiosity of many of her prior videos. A decade after Paper Planes and having influenced countless other artists in the scene, M.I.A. proves she’s still absolutely incomparable and inimitable. 

September 7, 2016
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Though I’ve enjoyed my fair share of Latin dance music in the past, I must confess that my love of certain subsets within that vastly diverse landscape has recently grown manifold, partly due to the emergence of indie sensations SOFI TUKKER. When I heard Jarina De Marco’s TIGRE, I was instantly hooked. The Los Angeles based recording artist, whose roots lie in the Dominican Republic and Brazil, takes me deep into a lush Amazonian rainforest with her verdant cool, worldly exotic jam. I can’t help but picture a noble tiger adorned in festive & colorful plumage, shaking its rump playfully to TIGRE’s quivering beats. In fact, I want to be that tiger. TIGRE is featured exclusively on the Broad City Original Series Soundtrack, which will be available October 28th on all formats via Milan Records in association with Comedy Central Records. The track left me craving for more Jarina De Marco. If you feel the same way, check out Paranavigar below, a genre defying fusion of moombahton, dancehall, trap, and Brazilian house.

August 19, 2016
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By now, all of you should be familiar with the fact that I have a soft spot for edgy bold electronic pop. You could say I was instantaneously hooked when I heard NAATIONS earlier today. The new Australian duo is a collaboration between Van She’s Nicky Night Time and singer songwriter Nat Dunn, who has worked with the likes of Tkay Maidza, Alex Winston, and Bearson, just to name a few. NAATIONS makes a snappy popping, spunky puckered, dancehall booming debut on Kingdom, a must for fans of M.I.A., Elliphant, and MØ. To say I’m excited about this duo after hearing their fierce debut is most certainly a gross understatement. It’s reported that NAATIONS is sitting on a full album worth of material already, including a bevy of collaborations. I can’t wait to hear all of it.

August 15, 2014
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Moving on to some folksy, inspirational, and weightless sound via Swiss band Silver Firs’ worldbeat infused Icarus. The beautiful, swooning song is full of airy, blissful harmonies and plenty of charming percussion. The band, new on my radar, just released their sophomore release, EP#2, on Oh, Sister Records. Let Icarus carry you far, far away to an enchanted tundra, where everything’s always alright and the sun is always shining.

August 15, 2014
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Moving on to some folksy, inspirational, and weightless sound via Swiss band Silver Firs’ worldbeat infused Icarus. The beautiful, swooning song is full of airy, blissful harmonies and plenty of charming percussion. The band, new on my radar, just released their sophomore release, EP#2, on Oh, Sister Records. Let Icarus carry you far, far away to an enchanted tundra, where everything’s always alright and the sun is always shining.