Directed by Pomp&Clout (who have done vids for the likes of Boys Noize, Rusko, Congorock, etc.), Red Foxx and ... Diplo?
Mad indie-hipster cred! Amirite or amirite?
Also! The new Mad Decent forums are (IMO) simultaneously awful and dope.
Oldschool drum machines, sensual synth stabs and dirty hip hop vibes characterize this American production duo's work. It all seems like some other-worldly, clean-cut, codeine-fueled, dreamscape. This is America's version of UK Funky.
Here are some of their unreleased tunes, but also be sure to buy the new EP on Beatport (I did and it's awesome).
Clicks & Whistles - Hello
Clicks & Whistles - Raw Passion
Wanna get laid by a cute chillwave babe? Show her this video and teach her about Phantom Payn Days, and you'll surely get to 2nd base. Unless your neckbeard gets in the way, you hipster
PHANTOM PAYN DAYS - Paradox Box from Tara Sinn on Vimeo.
Did I mention it was recorded in the 90s?????
(You haven't heard beats like these. I promise.)
Profresher Blacklight (aka Billy Blacklight, Profresher) is an all-out groove-fiend. His latest 18-track (holy shit that's a lot of tracks) album goes beyond showcasing his musical talent: it puts him high in the ranks of other prominent, west coast bass-music/jamtronic producers (ie EPROM, Pretty Lights).
Crunk-flavored beats and 'neo-g-funk' basslines set a bold stage for the crisp synth lines that cruise on top. Listening to the album from beginning to end is like playing the PS1 Gran Turismo in a subwoofer-laden submarine while sippin' on some 'tussin. There's a late-90s throwback vibe throughout, as well as enough bass to make even the skinniest booty clap 'til dawn.
I recommend 'Falco vs. Starfox,' 'Puddled,' and 'Furtherer,' but if you have the time, put the album on starting with track 1 and listen all the way through.
Y'all should buy this album while you can, because I can assure you that his next release will probably be on Warp and cost ~$15 (and yes, it will still be worth it).
Profresher Blacklight Bandcamp page
Profresher Soundcloud page
Profresher Myspace page
Cheesy and wonderful, uplifting and gospel-like, the 2 Bears are as new as they are unique. I haven't heard electro pop with so much soul/wonderment/simplified-beauty since Hot Chip's The Warning.
They're new to Southern Fried and definitely seem like a wildcard act among the heavy-hitting-house-heads of the SF crew. I guess with the new release from The Shoes, it isn't that out of the blue... but still.
The 2 Bears - Church
This lil video sheds some light on their goofy antics. They're incredibly lovable (and uncannily bear-like).
The 2 Bears - Recording Session at The Red Bull Studios
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Very rarely do I enter a room and become immediately enamored. Rendered speechless. In wide-eyed awe. Staring off into an indescribable future.
Yet, Porcelain Raft's Glasslands debut simply moved me. I could feel the throbbing of his heart. I could hear the voice in his head. A sheepish smile, eyes playfully rolling back into a previous place- not unlike playing directly to a wall amidst a crowd of the transfixed. I was only able to catch the last song (due to an apparently crippling addiction, at least in somber retrospect) but luckily found a recording of said last song on youtube. Enjoy this moment. I hope that it lingers on with you as it has with me.