deafjoe

A stunning cinematic accompaniment for one of the highlights from the Waterford man's album.

Deaf Joe’s From The Heights Of A Dream, was one of my recently recommended albums, is an exploratory neo-classical soundscape album informed by folk textures. Perfect for cinematic accompaniment, as provided here by director Neil O’Driscoll.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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erik tinashe

A Swedish/American brooding electro-pop collab.

Two upcoming artists, Swedish pop male Erik Hassle (who has written for Shakira) and American R&B singer Tinashe team up for a perfect synergy of both worlds with some horn-featuring hip-hop production and lyrics about a woman who is like alcohol. Totally worth the hassle.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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htdw

Bright and poppy new track from Krell's forthcoming “What Is This Heart?” album.

Where his recent utterly-brilliant track ‘Words I Don’t Remember’ went for atmospheric R&B, Tom Krell’s new one ‘Repeat Pleasure’ has a more upbeat pop feel to it. It’s the second song from his “What Is This Heart?” album, announced today for release on June 20th by Weird World. The album was inspired by Prince, Lou… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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A hip-hop beat production from Matt Cutler's new album Reality Testing.

While his brilliant single last summer ‘Airglow Fires’ and previous albums displayed a more frantic electronic style, ’2 Is 8′, our first taster from Lone’s new album Reality Testing out in June on R&S Records has more of a Bibio-style beat production feel and is distinctly happy (there are literally kids saying yeaah in unison)…. Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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A second solo album from the Hot Chip man coming out on Domino in June.

Yet another Hot Chip project? Sure why not. After last week’s Hot Chip’s collaboration with William Onyeabor, lead singer Alexis Taylor has announced a his second solo album coming Await Barbarians out on Domino in June. Judging by lead track ‘Elvis Has Left The Building’, the album will be a lot less dance-oriented than his… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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selaford mods

Lo-fi English punk poets sing of "Kellogg's c**ts" and "waking up with shit on me top."

Those dudes who look like a cross between Liam Gallagher and fellahs you wouldn’t want to meet down a dark alley are Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn, known as Sleaford Mods. A band that have been active and grunting since 2008 the Nottingham Lo-fi English punk poets sound like a modern take on Half Man… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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Tim Sweeney lets the pair go for two and a half hours.

As Broadcast on WNYU 89.1FM in New York City on Tim Sweeney’s always essential Beats In Space radio show, Jamie xx and John Talabot played back to back for two whole hours. No playlist for this one but the page for the show is here. Enjoy, I am. Sweeney plays The Beatyard at The Bernard… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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mapei

Watch the video for the R&B vocoder pop track from this Swedish/American singer.

‘Don’t Wait’, the debut single from American/Swedish singer Mapei which came out last year was supported by remixes featuring Chance The Rapper, Giraffage and Kingdom. The lady also appeared on Flying Lotus’ recent Ideas + Drafts + Loops mixtape. The video for the R&B vocoder pop track just dropped. Peek above.

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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