As soulful bass music continues to infiltrate dance music, several vocalists are making their way into the limelight, and one of which is New York’s midnight. His debut EP, XII Labors, is due out this August, and this new single, “Baptize,” is the first taste of the release. With YLXR’s melodic beat, midnight keeps things silky, as his R&B croons perfectly complement the crisp production and low-end heavy atmospheres. Listen above and grab the limited free download here.
If you’re in the need for something outside of the typical dance music monotony, this new tune from a promising, emerging vocalist, Janelle Kroll, should do the trick. Her latest single, “Numb,” hypnotizes with its shadowy textures, gentle guitar strums, trip-hop-esque vibe, and downtempo rhythm that’s just the right speed for Kroll’s expressive and emotive vocals to shine through to the fullest extent. Enjoy/download the tune below and don’t miss Janelle Kroll opening for Marian Hill at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on 4/22, and at Lollapalooza.
It’s always nice to slow things down a bit. Alina Baraz & Galimatias know this all too well, and have been blowing minds with this last release. This sex pot of a track is called “Can I,” and might be the most sensuous track you hear all week. Ethereal vocals and an almost-haunting sample asking to “undress you” transform this track into a little something extra. Alina Baraz & Galimatias absolutely smashed this one, it’s available on the 28th to cop.
Los Angeles’ SIVIK is an artist who’s vision is to create music without boundaries. His airy tone and candid lyrics combine with the melodic, alternative, beat-ridden music to create a sonically diverse sound. Beginning initially with the song “High,” be on the look out for additional releases from SIVIK in the near future.
“‘High’ is about the beginning stages of attraction and lust when you first meet someone you’re into,” SIVIK says. “The following songs that will be released in this collection will describe what happens next….so look for that!”
Our man Figgy puts the booty in bootleg on his remix of “Often” by The Weeknd. It’s not often that an artist can take a track by The Weeknd & sex it up more than it already is. But Figgy is more than up for the challenge & handles his business with flair by layering the Radiohead classic “Everything In Its Right Place” over the sleazy R&B sounds of The Weeknd. The result is a charged up, double dose of raw energy that will surely have the dance floor dripping in sex.
Out now via Cut & Dry Records.
In case you missed it, we premiered the track last month on our 4th annual Holidaze Mix:
Roche Musique continues to lead the charge in cutting edge electronic music with their latest release from Luxembourg artist Cherokee. With a roster that already includes artists like FKJ & Darius, Roche Musique are no strangers to seductive funk. Cherokee’s new track (the title track from his upcoming EP) “Teenage Fantasy” is another lesson in the art of seductive funk. With vocals by Brooklyn artist GIBBZ, “Teenage Fantasy” is sexy, soulful & filled with groove. It’s another masterpiece coming out of the new wave of modern French House.
Is there anyone out there right now delivering more phonic goodness than Pomo? Fresh off the release of one of 2014’s best EPs, “The Other Day“, Pomo is right back at it with his remix of “Supernatural” by AlunaGeorge. The remix is another round of excellence from Pomo as he leads the pack, along with Darius & FKJ, towards an exciting movement in dance music of talented, multi-instrumental artists delivering next level, cosmic, sensual Funk.
If your Summer was extra sensual, it was probably due to the sex bomb that Pat Lok dropped on you back in June. His original track “Could Be Mine“, featuring Patrick Baker on vocals, was one of the hottest love songs of the Summer. Fast forward to current day & “Could Be Mine” makes its presence felt once again with three fantastic remixes. The remix package features Wantigga, Chores & Red Milk. Ranging from soulful Kaytra-grooves to peak time goodness to experimental soul, the “Could Be Mine” remix EP has a little something for everyone…
Pomo’s new EP, “The Other Day”, is comprised of eight beautifully crafted tracks, making the EP one of 2014’s finest. There are no throwaways here. The entire EP, from start to finish, is nothing short of an electronic masterpiece. Heart melting melodies that’ll have you slow dancing in front of the fireplace. Seductive funk paired with your favorite bottle of wine or whiskey. And deep, dirty Disco to get the blood flowing & the asses shaking. Stock up on firewood & spirits, lock yourselves inside for the weekend & keep the Pomo EP on repeat…it’s a house party for two.
The sounds of Le Youth continue to resonate throughout the blogosphere & the internet with his new track “R E A L”. Not many artists tow the line between Disco & House as well as Le Youth does, which is a big part of why his sound resonates with so many. On “R E A L”, Le Youth adds some gloss to the Brandy song “I Wanna Be Down” & conjures up an outstanding, chopped up rework of the 1994 classic. The combination here of Disco & House is already a winning formula. But when you add in a healthy dose of R&B to the mix…well that’s almost unfair to make a track this enjoyable.