Fall is upon us and the days are getting shorter. So fire up your heater and load up on some tea and enjoy over an hours worth of expertly curated indie rock, jazz, hip-hop, and psychedelia. Featuring new music from the likes of POND, Father John Misty, Francis and the Lights, as well as Silvester, this list is best served over long conversations and brisk strolls. Be sure to follow the playlist and keep up to date as we’ll shuffle around the sounds as the season progresses! Artwork by the talented: Mariano Peccinetti
It would appear there is no stopping Tame Impala. After having just received their 2nd ARIA award for Best Rock Album, the boys re-acquaint themselves with legends like AC/DC, Jett, and Wolfmother and become the winningest band in the category since the awards inception in 1999. When they are not cementing their place in rock history, one band member finds time for his solo psych-rock side project, GUM.
Word on the street is that it’s Fall, and f*** that makes us sad. Summer 2015 was 10/10; so many great shows, festivals, house parties, beach seshes, hikes, drives, trips, flights, you name it we did it! With all those activities in the rear view mirror, we found it fitting to name the tunes that defined our Summer. We voted on the top 10 tracks released after March 1st that will forever send us right back to the peak of Summer 2015, and let us just say…it wasn’t easy. So without further adieu…
Essentially, Rambo V wanted to put his spin one of the more obscure tracks from Tame Impala’s Currents, arguably one of the best albums of the year. He ended up going with “Nangs,” a showy synth-based track that really lends itself to the house sound. The vocals are hauntingly sampled, seemingly dripping over the jumpy bassline like the acid-influenced cover art. This remix continues Rambo V’s string of extremely unique remixes and original tracks, and displays his versatility as a producer. This tune will undoubtedly be sneaking its way into many-a-poolside sets before the Summer’s end, and you can download it now for free.
Spring is the season for dreamy daytime tunes & sultry moonlit dancing and our SpringGlo 2015 mix by aRod is the perfect mix to fit that mood. All the vibes are present on the mix with hot new tracks by Jamie xx, HNNY, Du Tonc, George Maple, Jonas Rathsman, Serge Devant & Damiano + many more. Enjoy the mix from daytime to nighttime & make it last all Spring…
001 Seoul – The Line
002 Jamie xx [feat. Romy] – Loud Places
003 Kazy Lambist – Doing Yoga
004 HNNY – Solsidan
005 Beshken – Hiro
006 Chloe Martini [feat. Azteka] – Volatile Dreams
007 Du Tonc – Animals
008 George Maple – Where You End And I Begin (SHIZUKE$A Edit)
009 Just Kiddin’ – Getaway
010 Jonas Rathsman – Wolfsbane
011 Serge Devant & Damiano [feat. Camille Safiya] – Fearing Love
012 Great Good Fine OK – Too Much To Handle (Penguin Prison Remix)
013 SBTRKT [ft. Denai Moore] – The Light (Xinobi Rework)
014 Tame Impala – Let It Happen
“This time around, I wanted that shit to sound tough, crisp — and fucking massive,” big words from the legend Mark Ronson who’s latest album “Uptown Special” is sure to live up to the self induced hype. Enlisting a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist to assist in the lyrical division, as well as a legion of critically acclaimed musicians and talent Ronson himself drove down to Mississippi to discover/acquire will surely assist in the imminent success of this project. If you’re going to do something, you mine as well fucking do it, it would seem. Among the deep roster of talent Ronson has enlisted is Kevin Parker of Tame Impala fame, a talent which made the cut for three seperate appearances on the record. The result, as embedded below, is not quite full quality, but certainly worth the listen. It is a driving psychedelic journey with influences rooted in the American South and and post funk movements that paint a pretty heavy picture. Hear for yourself..
It’s about to be my first summer in Los Angeles and I’ve quickly come to realize that four on the floor all day long can get a little toasty. I’ve been digging through the SoundCloud archives to find some indie tunes that tickle my fancy and I’ve started to see a different side of the musical spectrum again. I’ve put together a playlist with some rock and alternative vibes that’ve left me quite tantalized as of late. From California locals, to Auzzie jam bands, and various talents that have cooled me off for the first couple heat waves that hit LA County, the goal is to feature new talent that’s ripe for the Summer season, so check back weekly and consider this your musical A/C unit for the coming months!
Genesis, one of the all time greatest British Rock bands, receives a face lift from GUM (of Tame Impala fame) to announce his debut LP, “Delorean Highway,” a collection of 10 songs described as “paranoid pop songs, mostly about falling in love and all of the things that he thinks are going to kill him.” Set to be released on the new imprint created by Tame Impala’s management, Spinning Top Records, an independent label under Warner Australia’s independent divison. With a massive 13 min psychedelic rock journey from Mink Mussel Creek as their first release, it’s safe to say this new label is sprouting legs. Stay tuned as the journey continues, free download here.
Couldn’t be more pleased to be teaming up with Phonat today to bring you The Dirt #116. We’ve got 11 tracks selected by us for you spanning from some absolutely prime funky chops selected in true Phonat style, to the strangest subversions of trap and some sick black acid bootlegs from me. That, his thoughts on the tracks, and a handy little zip, coming at you!
As the Indio dust is finally settling from two weeks of wind, heat and wild spirits across the polo fields, we look back at our favorite moments of this years Coachella Music Festival. With a staggering artist lineup each day making it almost impossible to catch every set we wanted to see, the most memorable performances are all that stand alone from such an incredible experience in the desert. Here are the “best of the fest” we have to give royalty to… Continue Reading