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Odesza x Little Dragon :: Light

Odesza and Little Dragon have collaborated on a new song called Light. With a beautiful backdrop of soul and swagger, Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano provides a natural groove of vocals to the soft beats of dreamy synths, electronic drums, and all the buildups and breakdowns that provide that familiar feeling of Odesza’s presence. Listen: Odesza x […]

Small Black :: Best Blues

The inspiration behind the new album “Best Blues” starts with Small Black‘s frontman, Josh Kolenik who began the project as a catharsis from the aftermath of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. Josh found himself cleaning up the broken and water damaged pieces of his father’s Long Island home, and discovering fragments of his family’s history that made his imagination […]

Jack Garratt :: Worry

The first time I heard this song Worry by Jack Garratt. I was driving alone in my car not completely listening, and thinking… until the way his voice came in as I had known it all along. Then of course it was time to press repeat to hear the tone of the way he sang certain phrases which pierced and […]

2 8 1 4 :: Hong Kong Express + Telepath

  Thanks to Gorilla Vs Bear for sharing this gem of a track found on LA’s Not Not Fun label, Atarash? Ni~Tsu no Tanj?. Producers Hong Kong Express and t e l e p a t h ????????, have created a project called 2 8 1 4 that beautifully showcases the dark genre of ambient vaporware. Perfect for […]

Chet Faker x Banks :: 1998

Chet Faker has created a new interpretation of his addictive single from last year “1998” by collaborating with the sultry sounds of songstress Banks. Overall the groove structurally stays the same but as soon as the new 2nd verse comes in with the swagger of Banks vocals, the vibe becomes as smooth as can be. […]

Jamie xx – Loud Places (John Talabot’s Loud Synths Reconstruction)

  Last month on Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space radio show, guest Swedish house music DJ Axel Boman was creating a mix that showcased a taste of John Talabot‘s reconstruction of Jamie xx’s Loud Places, featuring the xx’s Romy Madley-Croft. Show More Summary

There’s Something About You..

Last fall on electronic duo ODESZA‘s In Return Tour, they asked Australian producer Hayden James to join them and together the three became quite close. During the downtime of their dates, Hayden James remixed ODESZA’s “Say My Name“… ODESZA – Say My Name (feat. Zyra) (Hayden James Remix) +++ “What about a hit of your […]

Giveaway Tickets :: Active Child Live at Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian, Los Angeles

Active Child A.K.A. Pat Grossi just released his sophomore album Mercy which is the followup to his critically acclaimed 2011 debut, You Are All I See. Bordering on the line of beautiful and spiritual, Active Child’s music has a tendency to make you feel as if you are in such a quiet and calming room […]

songs of the week #105

Kastle – Stay Forever The way Kastle samples “I just want you close.. so you can stay forever…” is so emotionally painful that it becomes an addictive phrasing all throughout the song. +++ Affelaye – Want Me Affelaye creates a smooth vibe with instrumental beats that playfully groove to the sound. +++ Dpat – Bloom Dpat […]

Dark0 :: The Solace EP

London underground producer Dark0 is one to watch out for in 2015. Dark0’s The Solace EP was released last month on Rinse, and features a sense of instrumental beauty that cascades between heart-breaking, hard-hitting, and still self-reflective. Inspired by the memories of his youth, Dark0 samples melodies of video game soundtracks, experiments with haunting ambient […]

Lapalux :: Don’t Mean A Thing

The electric atmospherics of Stuart Howard A.K.A. Lapalux released this spring his second album Lustmore via Flying Lotus’s Brainfreeder imprint. Lapalux described his latest music and writing revolving around the term “hypnogogia” known as the “limbo between being awake and being asleep”. Lapalux’s single “Don’t Mean a Thing” is a favorite on the album and […]

the internet x kaytranada :: girl

Los Angeles based collective The Internet shared their second single ‘Girl’ from the forthcoming album titled Ego Death set to release on June 30th. Mesmerizing with a dose of sensuality, together The Internet fuses soft, feminine vocals by...Show More Summary

swim good x Merival – since u asked

The 29th installment of Ryan Hemsworth‘s Secret Songs series is a sentimentally beautiful gem called “Since U Asked” created by songsmith Jon Lawless A.K.A. Swim Good featuring Anna Horvath of Merival on vocals, as well as collaborative assistance from Darren Seltmann of the Avalanches, Torq from Stars, and Joel Karlsson of Air France. Show More Summary

It’s not warm when she’s away..

It’s hard not to adore the over forty year old classic hit by Bill Withers‘ “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Full of soul and heartache, it became an anthem for anyone who had lost someone they loved. Last year, Norwegian producer/songwriter/artist Lido reimagined his own version. By looping the phrasing of that favorite line “And I know, […]

Gallant :: Learn to Fly (Foo Fighters Cover)

The first time I discovered Gallant was Springtime last year with his debut EP, Zebra.  There was something about the track “Jupiter Grayscale” produced by UK’s Maths Time Joy… that was so powerfully intimate and emotionally painful in Gallant’s falsetto that his story felt like a beautiful heartbreak. Gallant – Jupiter Grayscale (prod. Maths Time Joy) +++ […]

Dan Lissvik :: Airwalk

Mastermind Dan Lissvik was originally apart of the Swedish duo Studio, and back in 2012 the two parted ways to discover their own creative side projects. Recently, Dan Lissvik signed a record deal with Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound to release a series of 12?‘s before his proper debut album is due in late 2015. The first taste […]

Songs of the Week #104

+++ Somepling – ArauKaria [Thanks to Passion of the Weiss for this recommendation.] From France, producer Somepling (Olivier Rousseaux) made this soft instrumental full of beats with only an MPC 2000XL and records, and then recorded it straight out of a MPC with no mixing, no mastering. +++ Co. Fee – Voila Co. fee is a […]

Introducing :: Kiasmos

Kiasmos has been one of my favorite discoveries of the last year, and it all started with the song, Looped. Something about how it was so beautifully crafted in shades of minimal techno, downtempo beats, ambient beats, and orchestral melodies. I remember listening late last summer out on my patio staring out at the view.. […]

Jamie xx – In Colour

“Listening to music that reminded me of home was a good way to feel happy about feeling sad.” – Jamie XX interview with Pitchfork (Great read!) London Producer and DJ Jamie Smith A.K.A. Jamie XX started his career back in 2009, adding collaborations with the late Gil Scott-Heron and remixing stunning touches to Adele, Florence and the Machine, Radiohead, […]

Wavey Mix

Recently I created a playlist called Wavey on Spotify featuring over 90 tracks of future beats, trap, hip hop, and just good music that makes you feel blissfully aware. Over the past 2 years this style of music has become my favorite to enjoy and discover more of. Please be sure to follow the playlist and […]

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