Los Angeles-based folk/electronic band, DWNTWN, have just put out their latest single, ‘See My Eyes,’ on the most recent Kitsuné America compilation, and today, the duo from Caen, France known as BeatauCue have added their own spin on the original. It’s a beautiful take on DWNTWN’s production — reminiscent of something that Kaskade might play to thousands of happy fans just before sunset. If you’re in LA, DWNTWN will be playing live on June 25th at Bardot in Hollywood, so head on over to their Facebook for ticket information as well as the latest on all of their releases including their next EP which will feature four new original tracks.
My most recent music discovery is the beat maker from Frisco, Charlie Yin aka Giraffage, who specializes in dreamy, chilled-out jams. He has a hip-hop 808 feel to his tracks, but he brings in other ambient and textural sounds that fill in the gaps to provoke more of an emotional response. I really enjoy some of the mellower electronic music, and Giraffage hits the nail on the head with these blissful tracks after the jump.
GDD™ takes great pleasure in introducing you to Main Course, a label, PR firm, and all-around fantastic concept with the aim of “releasing high quality music for free to those that will listen.” While this may seem generous beyond belief, don’t forgot that the releases “are also available for puchase via Beatport, and iTunes for those who want to support the artists financially.” They say “more than anything, we just want the music to be heard and shared with everyone.” What a lovely bunch of lads they are!
Their first release comes from enigmatic young upstarts known only as The Slow Waves. The EP offers up two distinct offerings. The A-side, Underbelly, reminds me of melancholic New Order sans vocals. Undertow makes me think of Explosions in the Sky, if Explosions in the Sky were from Malibu instead of Texas. Have a listen to the tracks after the jump, download for free, and if you and your credit card are so inclined throw the artists a bone or two and purchase these two quality tunes! Also check out the stellar video for Undertow! Continue Reading
Start the weekend early with this uplifting new remix of Futurecop!& Keenhouse‘s ’The Only Way’ from Brooklyn’s GRVRBBRS. Jovial synth leads married with breezy vocals make this one a must-add to that Sunshine Playlist that you’re putting together. Pick up The Adverntures of Star Pony EP on iTunes here!
Binary’s newest family member, Touch Tone, has a brand new track out today and the song perfectly encapsulates what we’ve grown to love about Binary over the years: beautifully crafted, multi-textured, dreamy dance music. ”Home Away From Home” captures that Binary sound perfectly with smooth, catchy vocals and piano house flair. It’s a combination of sounds influenced and defined by the late Summer night, downtown LA skyline that has become a symbol for Binary and now, it’s newest addition, Touch Tone.
Earlier this week, UK producers, Futurecop!, released their much anticipated music video for “The Only Way.” Starring members of the Parks and Recreations cast, as well as Jon Lajoie from the hit series “The League,” the video tells the comedic story of a boy who falls in love with a mannequin. A love story behind a backdrop of unicorns, miniature golf, and 1980′s visuals is the perfect compliment for the synth-heavy and dream-inducing melodies of Futurecop!.
Find out about “We Are The Future” compilation + a mix after the jump!
French duo, Walter Sobcek, just sent over their newest original production, ‘Hollywood Cries,’ and I have to say that it’s really hitting the spot after a long, party-filled weekend out in the desert for Coachella. Electronic Pop mixed with Dreamwavey guitars is the best way I can explain it, but I’ll let you decide for yourselves. Keep an eye out for these two. Continue Reading
It’s the first week of Spring and aRod + Tropicool are the perfect disco duo to bring you the sunny vibes on this week’s installment of The Dirt. We’ve got one dozen disco doozies lined up including tracks + remixes by Jacques Lu Cont, Yelle, Goldroom, Cadillac, Gigamesh, The 2 Bears, Sneaky Sound System, Edwin Van Cleef¡y mucho más! It’s The Dirt #67 brought to you by aRod + Tropicool…
We’ve got a frothy lineup for all of you in Los Angeles this Thursday at VS with Mighty Mouse coming all the way from London to headline alongside our buzzing buddy from San Francisco, Viceroy. Sun-kissed jams will also be provided by Waves≠Raves master, Tropicool, and an opening set by Surf Ambassador Hendo. If you’re not in Miami, you need to be here.
In 2004 I came across an amazing song called Silver Clouds by Photocall. The deep synth lines, breathy vocals, vocoder and retro-futuristic funky minimal bassline got me hooked! Looking for more, I was surprised it was the only single they had…until now. Continue Reading