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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 […]

Ghost Loft :: Chocolate Haze

Ghost Loft is Danny Choi, an eclectic Los Angeles based musician who creates intriguing electronic and R&B music. Back in 2013, he released a few singles including the featured below track “So High” which presented smooth beats and sleek vocals in an overall seamless production. Show More Summary

The Sounds of Sade

Enchantress Sade has been creating beautiful, soulful music since the early 80s. In my own life, my mother often listened to smooth jazz and soft R&B music. Sade was always a special favorite of hers, and at a very early age Sade became a favorite of mine. I spent many summers growing up at the […]

Run the Jewels

El P and Killer Mike have been creating hip hop music underground on their own for years. Almost four years ago Cartoon Network/Adult Swim’s creator Jason DeMarco decided to create his own record label and introduce the dangerous duo to one another. The chemistry lead to a few singles and they formed the force to […]

songs of the week #103

(Art: Les Monstres du Placard by Philippe Caza || yr 1970) The spring is here… the flowers are blooming… and the sunshine after a long harsh winter is feeling better than ever. Below are my favorite tracks of the beginning of a beautiful and refreshingly new season. Enjoy! ~~ Mura Masa :: Lovesick Fuck Young mastermind […]

songs of the week #102

    happy friday! to start the weekend off right, here are some favorite songs of the week that must be heard. (art by john poppleton)   joey badas$ – teach me (ft keiza) || (2015) the hip hop stylings of joey badas$ collaborating with electronic dance diva kieza are sure to teach you how to dance. +++ […]

Mikky Ekko – Time

Back in late 2012, Rihanna‘s collaboration with pop singer/songwriter Mikky Ekko on the song “Stay” was hard to ignore. Along with the depth of stunning vocals and harmony, the written quality of Stay gave an elegance that allured artists and fans alike from all styles of tastes of music to easily fall in love with it. +++ After […]

SOHN :: Playlist 1

Recently SOHN shared a collection on Spotify of some of his favorite artists called Playlist #1. Many of the chosen tracks are from his well-done BBC Radio 1 Residency. Visit the playlist here. “For all of you missing my BBC Radio 1 Residency show, I decided to make a Spotify playlist for you all which will continuously expand… […]

songs of the week #101

sometimes it’s the way music comes in. the bass, the groove, the movement that seduces you into moving and wanting to repeat a song over and over again. and sometimes, it’s the way words can simply turn you on. art by douglas hale +++ majid jordan it’s a difficult place when it gets like this, uh huh jessie ware when your […]

LISTN Headphones Review

Today most headphones are encased in plastic and metal, however Californians Joe Huff and Bridget Hilton of LA company LSTN Headphones believe that those materials simply don’t support the quality of sound. Together they have designed a line of wood-encased vintage-inspired audio headphones that offer the perfect set of acoustic tones for the true audiophile. […]

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