If you never liked Pharrell William’s “Happy” (the original version), we’ve found a much better way to digest it. Philly-based DJ duo, Vaux & Rivera, aka David Vaux and Chris Rivera, have remixed the track and taken it to EDM heights. The deep house factor here is high and mighty. Enjoy! :)
Like their Facebook page for a free download!
Moby remixes Washed Out.
You had me at Washed Out. Add Moby to the mix and it’s a pretty nice result. I haven’t found an avenue for purchase yet, but keep checking back on Sub Pop’s Washed Out page or Moby’s site for info. For now, enjoy the streaming audio, already posted on Stereogum and big mammoth blogs of the like.
Hope you’re all surviving the winter, Midwesterners and East Coasters!
Boogie up with Moon Boots
I can’t figure out whether the literature on Moon Boots suggests that he actually worked for NASA, or if his leaving the “military industrial space complex” is a metaphor for something else. Either way, you can enjoy his latest release, featuring UK vocalist Kyiki, and free download!
Check out on Moon Boots on Facebook for tour dates.
Mellowing out in Australia.
As much as I like the original version of Manchester-born Ben Pearce's “What I Might Do,” this remix from Sydney-based producer Kilter has a mellow vibe that’s quite appealing. Some listeners might place it under the “future bass” umbrella. Also: free download :) Enjoy.
Put some music in your ♥
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Here’s a remix from Belgian DJ/producer Vhyce (he just posted a remix of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” here on his Facebook page!) of Sydney/Berlin-based DJ & producer Alley Oop's “Music In Your Heart.” I couldn't find a more appropriate track - even Vhyce is wearing a “Love” shirt (above).
Like Yes Yes Records (the label the original Alley Oop track was released on) here.
Love yourself with music :-)
I’ve been meaning to post this synthpop track, “Always,” by French duo Para One & Tacteel, ever since I first heard it in the film by Céline Sciamma, “Tomboy.” A departure from their standard disco tech sound, yet still brilliant, it has a youthful vibe that played well in a scene featuring a couple of jumping kids.
Check out more from Para One and Tacteel here. (Fools Gold)
New music from NorCal: Waterstrider
Waterstrider is a five-piece band from the Oakland/Berkeley, CA area. They’re set to open for Gardens & Villa on a US/Canadian tour starting 2/7. (For a complete list of dates, visit: https://soundcloud.com/waterstridermusic/redwood-1) Next week, they’ll be re-releasing the featured track above, a beautiful cover of Little Dragon's “Twice”, as part of a 5-song EP. Waterstrider is part of a new music collective in the East Bay, along with electronic pop artist Astronauts Etc, Trails & Ways, and contributions from members of Bells Atlas and The Seshen. Follow this link to hear their latest single, “Redwood,” from their upcoming album: http://waterstrider.bandcamp.com/releases
Low Res from London.
Low Res, aka Louis Fitton, is an 18 year-old experimental hip hop/soul producer from London. He has a knack for constructing melodies - much like the way Onra samples from vintage Asian records, Low Res finds interesting sound bytes and vocals for his productions (check out Brandy's vocals on the amazing “So Far Away,” track 5). Low Res is part of a collective of fellow artists & producers called Calico Jake. All downloads are free. Enjoy! :)
Introducing Tamara Saul
Croatian artist Tamara Saul's new single “Fading Out,” produced by UK-based New Mantra, has already been featured by BBC1 and Complex Music. The young singer loves R&B, and grew up listening to Destiny’s Child, TLC, Aaliyah, & R. Kelly. Her lovely vocals & melancholic lyrics make “Fading Out” a standout track (better than anything by most prominent female pop singers!). We hope Tamara attracts future collaborations across the nu-R&B/soul network. Enjoy :)
Follow her on Twitter here.
Kyson is a 25 year-old Berlin-based producer whose music recalls Sigur Rós and Ulrich Schnauss. Falsetto vocals accompany stunning textures and a melancholic melody in this remix of TomDay X Monsoonsiren “We Watched the Clouds Form Shapes.” Enjoy :)
Check out his Facebook here.