A roundup of this week's best with Shamir, Talos, Future, Hundred Waters, Lxury, Wallis Bird and more.
Tracks of the Week playlist 1. Shamir – ‘If It Wasn’t True’ Simply one of the best things I’ve heard in ages. The sound of DFA disco house filtered through a 19 year-old Las Vegas kid Shamir Bailey. Playful, danceable and both modern and vintage at the same time. 2. Talos – ‘Tethered Bones’ Cork blooms… Read more »
Posted on March 7th, 2014
A 2-hour highlights reel including St. Vincent, Jungle, Little Dragon, The Gloaming, Shlohmo, Villagers, Hozier, Angel Olsen.
The tracks: The Gloaming – ‘Sailor’s Bonnet’ (live) Hundred Waters – ‘Down From The Rafters’ Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin’ Shlohmo and Jeremih – ‘No More’ St. Vincent – ‘Prince Johnny’ New Jackson – ‘Satisfaction’ Seven Davis Jr. – ‘P.A.R.T.Y.’ Angel Olsen – ‘White Fire’ Kelela – ‘The High’ Gary Low – ‘I Want You‘ Hozier… Read more »
Posted on March 3rd, 2014
A personal favourites playlist with Seven Davis Jr., Kelela & Bok Bok, M83, Jay Daniel, The Horrors, Tensnake and more.
Tracks of the Week playlist 1. Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont – ‘Feel Of Love’ ft. Jamie Lidell The funky rhythms of Prince’s music can be felt on this three-way with Lidell doing his soul vibe frontman thing and Tensnake and Lu Cont bringing it all together into one complete package. 2. Seven Davis Jr. –… Read more »
Posted on February 28th, 2014
A playlist with Hundred Waters, Keni Burke, Sleep Thieves, Four Tet + Terror Danjah, Kiesza, Psychemagik, Taches and more.
Tracks of the Week playlist Soundcloud link. 1. Hundred Waters – ‘Down From The Rafters’ I love this band so much and you should too and if not, WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU? 2. Kiesza – ‘Hideaway’ This video is so great, I’ve watched it a dozen times this week so I’m on board for the… Read more »
Posted on February 21st, 2014
A playlist with Shlohmo and Jeremih, Little Dragon, The Juan Maclean, Cashmere Cat, Blooms, Villagers, Hozier, Todd Terje....
1. Shlohmo and Jeremih – ‘No More’ This producer / singer paired up on last year’s ‘Bo Peep’ which I wasn’t mad about but this track was kept for their upcoming collaborative EP and it’s the best of both: Shlohmo’s unique twisting production with Jeremih coming close to the sound of The Weeknd. Free download… Read more »
Posted on February 14th, 2014
Featuring the songs that J Dilla sampled and some of his original love jams.
I’ve spent the entire week walking up to the sound of a web-downloaded compilation from 2007 or so called Donuts Originals featuring the original songs as sampled on J Dilla’s seminal Donuts album. There were tracks from Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, the Jackson 5, Isley Brothers and Raymond Scott. So I decided… Read more »
Posted on February 14th, 2014
Girl Band, Warpaint, Krystal Klear, James McMorrow, The Gloaming, Banks, Kaytranada, Beck, Tinashe and more...
The 30 tracks: Girl Band – ‘Lawman’ Krystal Klear – ‘Squad‘ Warpaint – ‘Hi’ James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Gold’ Tvvins – ‘You Better’ Lapsley – ‘Station’ Saint Pepsi – ‘Mr. Wonderful’ The Gloaming - ‘Freedom/Saoirse’ Andrew Ashong – ‘Love The Way’ A$AP Mob – Trillmatic (feat. A$AP Nast & Method Man) BANKS – ‘Brain’ Francois… Read more »
Posted on February 4th, 2014
A playlist with Banks, Tvvins, Mykki Blanco, Akouo,Tensnake and more...
1. Tvvins – ‘You Better’ Tvvin’s first proper single continues the vocodered-rock they introduced us to that vein with a more-stomping direct track that featuring treated vocals, a more conventional rock arrangement and imbues it with some interplanetary electro sounds. They also gave us a cool video for the song. 2. Banks – ‘Brain’ Banks just… Read more »
Posted on January 31st, 2014
The first of a series where a guest writer gives us a primer into that band you should know more about.
Pádraic E. Moore is a writer, curator and believer. Here, he delves into the self-created world of the experimentally-minded skewed synth-pop American band Sparks. There’s a Spotify playlist to accompany this feature. I had my first significant encounter with the music of Sparks a decade ago via their 1974 album Kimono My House. After a… Read more »
Posted on January 28th, 2014