Bearson must be feelin sprung lately with these sensual edits and originals. This time James Bay receives the remix treatment to his tune, “Let It Go” that features some healing harpsichord and finger snapping to compliment the delicate cymbals. Next Wave Records is on a melodic tear lately, stay tuned for what’s to come!
Author Archives: Colby Reis
It’s safe to say anytime one of the visionary Solé bicycles is yours for the taking, you go on and give it the ol’ college try.. and to ring true to their radical ways – our good friends have also put together a vibe to catch as you picture yourself cruisin’ on that Custom Designed Boomrat two wheeler. So take a sonic vacation via Solé and win that bike!
Xinobi, for me, was/is the master of synthesized sounds strung together in unusual and masterful fashions. No two songs really ever sound the same with him, a testament to his creative will at work. All of the above come together in full force for his first ever full length LP, 1975, with one added element: a bit of live instrumentation. Prolific guitar strums, punchy drum kits, and wandering vocals, fused with the familiar warps and wonks that make Xinobi the master of other worldly vibes, make this one of my stand out LP’s of the year. Personal standouts for me were “1975″ and it’s vivacious guitar vibes, “Radio Radio” and it’s electronic arpeggio explosions, and “People” for it’s sonic oddities that stay true to the Xinobi way. A lot of western vibes emanate from this project as well as a bit of MGMT peeking in and out of hooks. It’s weird and wonderful and a major accomplishment for the Portuguese producer.. stream after the jump! Continue Reading
Underrated funny guys and professional beard growers, Andhim, have been on a widely under publicized tour of the US (but I guess that’s what were here for?). They maintain an extreme level of authenticity by being tastefully terrible at social media and over the top groovy with their masterful originals. This spin on the classic, “Music Sounds Better With You,” is hard to tell if it’s serious or a joke but all I know is it’s up for free download and I’d totally rinse it..
With a lineup erupting with talent, featuring the likes of Darkside, Caribou, and Nils Frahm, I think it’s safe to say the Dimensions opening party bill was fraught for the spectacular. Having watched all three, though, it was Nils Frahm who stole the show with his magnificent opening set. The scene was very haunted in the 2000 year old Roman Amphitheater that these musicians were fortunate to call home for the evening, and Nils Frahm took full advantage. Donning two sets of keys and enough equipment to warp and loop his own work, it was breathtaking to watch him fuse the natural with the synthesized in such a monumental environment. Mesmerized, I hardly looked away for the full 45 minutes. Let’s see how you fare..
As the days get shorter and summer winds down – mellowed out house tracks take over my state of mind. This new Beshken jam feat. the lovely Soraya is the perfect tune to turn down to. It’s rhythm and house with vocals that undress you accompanied by groovy synth pads to decompress your daily grind. Out now on Next Wave Records, this is definitely the track to take on the Fall season.
Kill The Noise is the ultimate homie – and if you didn’t know that by now then peep this Boomrat playlist he curated and you’ll catch the drift. From rap to Marilyn Manson anything goes for tunes that tickle KTN’s fancy. Personally, this was a fun one to go through because of KTN’s immaculate taste in up and comers. It helped me expand my sonic horizon’s so I’m sure it’ll do the same for you!
While the days of frolicking with your friends in the dessert or concrete speedways has seemingly concluded – it can only mean one thing.. Time to don your sexiest parka and mosey on over to South Lake for one of the West Coast’s premiere winter festival destinations: Snow Globe Music Festival. Continue Reading
Shae B had a tear of a summer dancin’ her way across pool parties from Hollywood to Palm Springs. Known for her fanciful beats and brilliant aura behind the decks, it’s a pleasure to premiere her latest mixtape “Stripped Down Pt. 3.” It features underground sounds and the tunes she loves to get down to packaged up nicely in a 50 minute mixtape that’s sure to funk your week up. It’s toe tappin’ and head bobbin’ at it’s finest with tunes by GDD™ Favorites The Bixel Boys, Doorly, Motez, and more in this lovely ray of sunshine of a mixtape. So go ahead and get down with your bad self and don’t forget to cop that free download, oh, and tell someone you love them today!
It’s exactly the sultry psychedelic boogie that’s been missing from your life. As All We Are preps for their debut album to hit stores early in November, the Liverpol trio shares a single from the record that can be downloaded by pre-ordering their Freshmen LP on iTunes. It brings an air of cool from first strum that inhabits your inner rhythm until you’re one with the dance floor and ready to get lost. Enjoy!