New Chairlift track off of their second album titled Something, which is due on January 24th via Columbia Records.
For today’s Mid-Day Break, jump In The Kitchen with Asher Roth & Chuck Inglish
So I guess it’s become the new “cool thing to do” for producers to wear masks while performing? (Deadmau5, Bloody Beetroots, Teddybears…) I’ve gotta say though, his might be the only one that I like.
A sure indicator of an electronic artist’s peak success is to be featured on BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix… And surely enough, he’s posted his essential mix for streaming via his Soundcloud barely a day ago and it’s already racked up over 25,000 plays, which is almost unheard of in the Soundcloud universe.
Featured on the mix was also an unreleased SBTRKT track titled “Runaway,” which you can stream here as well
Stay on the lookout for the british producer—There’s definitely a lot more to come
Hop into Kid Daytona’s dreams on today’s Mid-Day Break, as 9th Wonder lays down the beat for this Lullaby.
I’m not gonna lie, it kind of bugs me when indie bands have names that are very ambiguous and un-google-able (e.g. Girls, Stars, Battles, Baths, Tennis…) I don’t mind the names themselves, but really, the bands are just hurting their own marketability. When googling “Stars” in particular I find it hard to sift through the white dwarfs and red giants to find a great indie-pop band.
The band, Friends, was no different. Googling “friends” you can imagine what comes up—everything from Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry to textbook cliparts of politically-correct groups of “buddies”.
Anyways, enough of my rant, here’s their latest video for their track “I’m His Girl.” The track will officially be released on October 31st so keep posted and grab it here
New track from Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino titled “All the Shine” set to be featured on his upcoming album Camp, which will be released on November 15th.
As many of you may already know, the past 10 days has been very favorable for album releases. A new Radiohead remix album dropped earlier on the 11th, A new Feist album titled Metals dropped on the 4th, and finally a new James Blake EP titled “Enough Thunder” dropped on the 5th. These three new great releases have all represented amongst the best of all three artists’ works and really show a great progression and maturation of the direction of their sounds.
I’ll give you all my take on them and a little sample of what to expect from the albums.
Whenever anyone mentions the name Radiohead, the first thing that pops in my head is frontman, Thom Yorke‘s lazy eyes and his eerie falsetto-esque vocal style. His weird vocal style works perfectly with this alternative and intricate electronica.
When an artist announces a full-length remix album I’m always a little bit skeptical since it’s usually a hit or miss. This album killed it. Every song on the album—even remixes of the same song sounds unique and builds upon an entirely different element of the original track. Each individual artist really seemed to focus on the details and each track is a piece of art in and of itself. I’m satisfied with the direction that Radiohead chose to go in. Earlier, when Thom Yorke collaborated with Burial and Four Tet to produce “Ego” and “Mirror” I knew that they took a step in the right direction.
Overall: 5/5—absolutely loved it
Feist (Leslie Feist) seems to be best-known for her track “1-2-3-4,” which was featured on an Apple commercial. Her style has always usually been really uppity, quirky, indie pop—the kind of music that you’d open a movie like 500 Days of Summer or Juno with. This new album represents a turn away from the more simplistic and cheerful songs and a change to a more mature and layered sound. She experiments a lot with layered vocal crowd chants which complement her vocal style really well. There’s also more of an emphasis on drumming—at some points it reminded me of Florence and the Machine actually—her music just sounds well… bigger and larger (just listen to the track below and it’ll make sense to you)
overall I’d say 4/5—great change in sound but some tracks were a little identical to me. Otherwise, a great job.
Feist The Bad In Each Other
James Blake is a very very interesting producer—his music is equal parts cinematic soundtrack, post-dubstep, piano instrumentals, and ambient—I like compare him to Bon Iver (who’s actually also featured on the EP) He is very experimental with his sound in this album and seems to take a step away from his more bass-heavy tracks of his previous production. His instrument of choice this time seems to be the piano and his lazy reverbed voice. His emotional piece however, was very very brief (only about 26 minutes) long. Enjoy the opening track below.
4.5/5—Amazing but left me wanting more
James Blake Once We All Agree
Stream the new Tennis–Zombies cover track here. Although it’s a cover, it still manages to retain that signature quaint Tennis sound that all tracks have.
Well, well, well… Here’s something I thought that I’d never see. Lately, it seems artist collaborations have been catching me totally off guard.
Bristol-based dubstep producer Joker teamed up with Indiana-based rapper Freddie Gibbs to produce a very very unique sounding track. I always pinned Joker as being more of a grime inclined producer if he was ever to collaborate with a genre other than dubstep. Well, I was pleasantly surprised: Freddie Gibbs‘ signature extremely smooth flow juxtaposed with Joker‘s very UK- garage sounding backdrop actually makes for a really great track.
Check out the track and I guarantee it’ll be the best electronic/hip-hop collaboration you’ve heard in a while.
New Jay Electronica track just got leaked. It’s been around a year since any new material has been released from the Roc Nation rapper. Peek a listen and grab the track below.