San Francisco producer Lane 8 recently The One EP, displaying his house talents at the current top of his game. This particular track featuring Lucy Stone is incredibly poignant and moody, showing the other side of the frustration of losing something that you’ll never get back no matter how bad you want it. Womp womp.
HEARTSREVOLUTION is comprised of New York duo Ben Pollock and Leyla Safai. They’ve been hanging around the music scene since 2008, releasing an EP or two along the way. But now it would appear that they’re ready for a proper release with Ride or Die now available to stream on Soundcloud. They almost sound as if Kitty Pryde fronted Sleigh Bells with a Riot Grrrl attitude. Enjoy the title track below.
Perhaps the most electrifying rapper of the current generation, Danny Brown is planning on re-releasing his 2008 LP Hot Soup, with 7 additional tracks that includes this alternate version of “Contra.” This is Danny Brown near his finest, spitting filthy, abrasive bars over a minimalist old school hip hop beat that allows his chaotic delivery to take center stage.
Don’t make the same mistake this blogger did and Google this band’s name looking for more information (shoulda seen that one coming). I’ll spare you the uncomfortable moment and say that basically all we know is that they’re the former members of The National Rifle and also that holy shit this is an incredibly good song. Bondage & Discipline has somehow managed to marry the contemporary ethereal feels of electro pop sirens like Grimes and Purity Ring with the attitude and execution of the 90s britpop wave of bands like Pulp and Suede. All the while carving their own territory so as to not sound overtly derivative. On a personal level, I am extremely excited to hear more from this trio, and you should follow them too.
Huge thank you to author and Radio.com producer Courtney Smith for sending this along
Was having a brief discussion with a friend about leaning toward music that creates a feeling of intimacy, whether through songwriting or sonic atmosphere. While electronic music may be weak on the former (and no, overly dramatic female vocals on dubstep and festival house tracks do not count), there are some artists doing incredible things with the latter. Toronto’s OBESØN falls into that crop of producers, especially with the recently released “I Need You To Need Me,” which samples a little Lykke Li. Maybe we can finally toss that god-awful word “chill” with “intimate” to describe productions of this caliber.