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.
"What are you doing with your life?"
I'm not quite sure what to answer but it's a comforting echo nevertheless. Check out The Pharmacy on myspace and get a hold of Weekend in its entirety.
"What do you do with your life?"
The Pharmacy - WAYDWYL
The Pharmacy - Coldest Morning Light
So sometimes iTunes visualizer is completely unnecessary when you've got a music video as psychadelic as this one for Midday Veil's track Asymptote II.
Full length, Eyes All Around, due out on Translinguistic Other Records which you can pre-order in CD or lovely wax right here. They're doing a west coast tour from late October through November, and yeah...these guys seem like they'd put on one hell of a live show.
Putting me in a heavy daze, this new jam from this Denmark based music making couple, Taragana Pyjarama, is the kind of stuff I would think the iTunes visualizer was made for.
Too bad it's only available as a soundcloud stream right now!
But alas, they've got a 3 track EP on the way so we'll be sure to keep you updated as we hear more from this dynamic duo from denmark. and for now, get ready to keep hitting the play button over and over on their soundcloud page:
more on Taragana Pyjarama:
Estate Sale Boat - Transmission Eyes
Aight y'all. Summer's officially done. Now we're left with partying out the remainder of these chilly months with a series of basement raves and bedroom blunt sessions. May these bangers power your autumnal escapades!
Amsterdam in Africa?
DJ Mujava - Mugwanti (R3hab Remix)
Fucking great tune for your next Halloween rave... (coming soon to Gumby house!)
Douster & Savage Skulls - Bad Gal (feat. Robyn)
MDMA chills all over this one.
DJ Chus, Voltaxx & Lissat - Vuela Paloma
Yeah, that's right. This is the best tune of 2k10.
Cassius - I <3 U So
NazcarNation - Beeswax
NazcarNation - Destiny Intro
Jaw goes slipping down the drain. Strobes flashing my twitching flesh. Snares pop my legs into snipping. Bass thumps my neck into snapping.
Man The Hunter - Less For You
I'm ready for things to move back into hibernation... for the basses to retract their sweaty high-ends to deep, cool, low thwashers. One day we will even catch some synth-snowflakes on our tongues. I'm excited (in a really really chill way).
The little squeaks in the intro suggest that indeed, Roommate played & recorded a real Rhodes (fuck softsynths! lol jk). The sample takes me to a hill with white sunshine and ice-encrusted trees and takes me to a better time. Pure beauty. The percussion absolutely tickles my ears.
Roommate - The Silent
Finally, Joker releases some new material. This remix demonstrates a slight departure from his earlier, more minimalist beginnings; bright synth stabs fill out the funky lead & bass lines. I would have sex to this song. I've got a feeling there's a lot more where this came from.
Die & Interface - Bright Lights feat. William Cartwright (Joker Remix)
At least you could pirate them before most.
Two huge tracks from Dem Slackers' upcoming release.
Dem Slackers - Let's Go (Bart B More 'Lesssgo' Remix)
Dem Slackers - Swagger
BRRRRAAAATTTT!!!! (Don't drop this version in your next set, though... Definitely not a full rip... sorry :)
Armand van Helden & Steve Aoki - Brrrat! (Bart B More Remix)
Space-funk samples, analogue basslines, glittery key arrangements, and thwopping disco beats
This is Saint Pauli. This electrohouse-funk duo's sound is both characteristically German (think the clean & cold electro sounds of Digitalism) and French (there's a healthy dose of Justice). Which is really fitting considering that they are based in both Hamburg and Paris!
Fare Soldi - Survivor (Saint Pauli Remix)
Haezer - WTFIH (Saint Pauli Remix)
Saint Pauli - I Need Rhythm
They do wear monkey masks when playing live, though unfortunately I don't think they actually shred metal guitars.
Y'all know it's gettin spooky in here. Raves across the country will be slightly seasoned with some ghoulish-zest. What's not to love?
I love how subgenres in dance music feed off each other. They cannibalize parts of other subgenres that sound badass. You'll hear the 'anger-step' bassline in this puppy pretty straight up.
Figure - The Phantom (Original Mix) by Figure
Although it's just a clip clocking in at only 1:24, you can see how epic Clouds can get.
Mauful Sir by thisisclouds
Bizarre Disco shit. I feel like dancing with every part of my body.
Attack Yourself! - Long Time No See (Demo Version) by Attack Yourself!
So if you remember a few months back we posted about UK ambient/beat music guru Hypermagic's bandcamp EP, Tangerine Scene. Well now they're back at it again with another 3-track release that definitely keeps them grounded in the same Eno roots, but constantly moving forward into a more beat driven direction as well.
Hey Hey Sunshine finds itself almost in a Mount Kimbie "post-dubstep" world, while The Dogs is a sample based ethereal jam that crunches just as hard as it it floats...if that makes any sense.
Download the full release for free via their bandcamp.
Hypermagic - Hey Hey Sunshine
Hypermagic - The Dogs
Oh shit, is it still '79 somewhere?
Toys That Kill make murder/destruction/dread seem fun again. They never really stopped tearing up basements. Covered in freshly-doused PBR. Still cold.
Check out some tracks off their recent split with Grabass Charlestons on No Idea.
Toys That Kill - Pliers
Toys That Kill - I'm Foaming
If you've heard of John Fruscianti, it's probably due to his involvement with the Red Hot Chili Peps. Personally, I had known that he made solo music (pretty sure it's why he chose to abandon working with the Peps). I heard it was good (and I didn't believe it) 'til my 'lil cuz told me to check out the song 'Murderers.' Hearing is believing.
John Frusciante - Murderers
John Frusciante - Ramparts
(These tracks are from his 2001 release, To Record Only Water for 10 Days.)
You probably knew his guitarwork was amazing. He's been voted 'world's best guitarist' a million times (read his wiki, bra). But outside the pop/funk/punk/rock scope--in the realm of lofi--he should be regarded at least as some sort of lesser angel... Neutral Milk can be Jesus...
Now IDK what he's doing these days. Hopefully it's good. I don't know if I care. Those two songs are enough to tide over my lofi-binge for now. But hey, everyone's saying the 90's are comin' back, and I love the Peps. Maybe JFru is in for a rebirth into post-chillwave?
I doubt it, but wouldn't it be fucking awesome?
Thought I'd share a fresh take on a song that I love.
Slow Century takes us into expansive caves where words and limbs retreat into the static fog. Stuck somewhere within.
Slow Century - Only (Coma Cinema Remix)
Coma Cinema - Only
Fuuuck am I stoked or what!?
I thought summer was over, but maybe there is a land beyond Michigan. A land where surf guitars still glisten as they get washed in reverb. A land where dreamy girls lounge around your bum ass friends on the beach. A land that you can only reach through the back of your mind. I'm not ready for the leaves. I want to go back to Heavy Hawaii.
Their debut, HH comes out September 28th on Art Fag. Check out the recently premiered Teen Angel and some lo-fi versionage.
Heavy Hawaii - Teen Angel
Heavy Hawaii - Teen Angel (lo-fi demo)
Heavy Hawaii - Sleeping Bag (lo-fi demo)
Down the rabbit hole. Broken through into a jagged world of sounds and buzz. Another ear. Bending strings into the abyss. Feedback crying back through a prism of color. Your least favorite indie rock band covering your favorite psych-rock band's greatest hits with a headful of acid. Tearing apart melodies and watching them fall, as shards, out of sight. Pulsating sounds intertwined endless rhythms. Time travelling via salvia. Guitars shriek and slide. You can't touch the ground.
I fucking LOVE this album. Dahga Bloom's self-titled. Get the full length from Big Cartel. See them on the west coast. Check these nugs.
Dahga Bloom - Golden Sky
Dahga Bloom - M.I.A
Cloud Nothings - I Apologize
Also check out Kevin Greenspon's side of the split on Bridgetown Records.
Kevin Greenspon - Carpool Pepsi
Sunny/crunchy/falsetto/explode-in-ur-pants/funky/dance-pop goodness. No..... Greatness.
THE BIRd DAY comes from Buffalo, NY - these guys have been on my radar ever since hearing their first free DL track, Thirsty, off their website. I initially heard of them from my buddies in Holy Spirits (who by the way will be playing live with THE BIRd DAY at Glasslands Gallery in NYC tomorrow night -- if you're in the area, I can't recommend going to this show enough)
A few more singles and a full length (via mediafire (via Dead As Digital)) later, I'm fully hooked. These guys really know what they're doing, and have a sense for catchy falsetto melodies that I haven't heard since Hissing Fauna era of Montreal. Ganted, THE BIRd DAY isn't nearly as spastic as Kevin Barnes, but they surely make up for it with musical hooks that well deserve their repeated chorus structure.
THE BIRd DAY - Thirsty
THE BIRd DAY - Gonna Beg You
THE BIRd DAY - Space Feeling
Download THE BIRd DAY's debut full length, Collect Vibrations
The past few days I've been jamming on some Incan Abraham.
Psychedelic swirling///Rotary-style harmonies///Tiiiiight percussion
Good things. Get their EP, Adult Lives for free at their bandcamp.
Incan Abraham - Hors D'oerves
Incan Abraham - Shallow Shrine
All hail, the 90's are gonna be back. Without a doubt. And without 3rd Eye Blind (those bros still tour, bro!).
DL a copy of Newer Stations, their latest demo, for free off their bandcamp. And check out these pop nugs.
NYC UFOS - Give It To You
NYC UFOS - Any Other Time airbase#$67
Prepare for blast off, yall.
Self-destructo-vibes from Dave Luxe. Step into the club and explode into a giant, flame shooting fire-monster.
Lil Jon feat Soulja Boy - G Walk (Dave Luxe Crunkstep Remix) by Dave Luxe
Sounds to me like NiT GriT is coming round in full swing. His work is growing in popularity--and rightly so. Clean. Liquid. Filth.
Flux Pavillion is soon to be the reigning king of all the lands of dubstep. Monarchical production on this sword-slicing, heroic, slobber/banger.
Freestylers - Cracks feat. Belle Humble (Flux Pavillion Remix)
Please enjoy these songs in moderation. Be sure to mix it up with music that you can't hear in clubs. Otherwise, your brain might die.
Do you ever have those moments? You know, the moments where you:
- are walking down a dark alley at night,
- have a glock in ya pants,
- are wearing dark sunglasses and a leather jacket
- with hood up
- just left a shady house party in Brooklyn,
- want to kill the people who murdered your mother
Marshmallow Bazooka by FuzZ
There is undeniably something strangely clean about his 'sound.' He is not afraid of the funk. Nor does he fuck around with breakdowns.
Buy Sparkle Vision on bandcamp. (All proceeds go to FuzZ and none to Steve Jobs) :D
You can find moar FuzZ on his Soundcloud, and you can tell him how much you like 'Sparkle Vision' directly to him via his Twitter or his Myspace.
"Don't fuck with me, don't fuck with me" are the opening lyrics to Jai Paul's seemingly only full length original track, BTSTU. Singing in a high pitched falsetto voice, this young British producer sounds a lot like Thom Yorke and a little bit like Nick Pitera. Ok, mostly just Thom. The music forces your head to nod with a simple beat, Prince-like guitars and a somewhat metallic sounding wobble bass that is perfect for the track, though not heavy enough to satisfy dubstep fiends. As the track progresses, the instrumentation gets more and more dense, eventually leading to a sick horn section outro that overtakes the falsetto harmonies.
The icing on the Jai Paul cake is his remix of Emiliana Torrini's "Jungle Drum". I'm such a sucker for tracks with nothing heavy percussion + heavy synths and this one fucking hits the nail on the head. Bravo.
For as much as I love these tracks, there is one trend that should not and could not continue. BTSTU has a 2 measure chord progression that doesn't change once, and the Jungle Drum remix has a 4 measure chord progression that... yea... doesn't change once. Sure, Jai pulls it off with both tracks with his keen sense of (for lack of a better term) orchestration, but continuing this trend would be taboo.
So... what can come of a 21 yr old producer with 1 original track and 1 remix? A record deal with XL Recordings, of course (at least that's the rumor on the always-truthful interweb).
So for now... sit back, relax, right click, save as, and wait for Mr. Paul to crank out some new jams. You can be sure that I'll write them up asap.
Jai Paul- BTSTU
Emiliana Torrini- Jungle Drum (Jai Paul Remix)
I'm realllllyyyyy excited to announce that my new ep entitled 'Riding the Night - EP' will be released this Tuesday!! Super dooper stoked about this 3-track release... it really doesn't sound much like my last EP at all (in a good way, i hope :) You will be able to pick it up for free on soundcloud, and bandcamp (which has unlimited downloads in any file format) on the 17th.
More later on STRYKER MATTHEWS' SUBVADER REMIX and dj labam's whammalammer