artist | rust blossom
track name | close (fakefunk remix)
so the gym i go to plays the same songs every day, in the same order, at the same time. i can’t tell you how frustrating this is and i am too poor to buy headphones and listen to my own music, but every now and then good emerges from evil, and so i bring you this song. after a few weeks of jamming out embarrassingly to this song in the weight room, i finally got my shazam up and running. my gift to you, close, from rust blossom and fakefunk, and it is oh so smooth. add it to the playlist for your friday night.
artist | benjamin francis leftwich
track name | pictures (flicflac & bearson remix)
back in november rooski introduced us to benjamin francis leftwich and i instantly loved the original and remix of “atlas hands”. now another bfl single, “pictures”, gets remixed this time by flicflac & bearson. for fans of kygo this is right up you alley.
ps i could stare at that album art all day, come on spring/summer.
artist | kap slap
track name | wake all the timber up (kap slap bootleg)
kap slap bringing the heat! though i can’t stand ke$ha and timeflies has now reached radio status, kap slap some how has figured out a way to make me obsessed with this bootleg. using jus jack’s “stars” as the main beat and mixing in parts of avicii’s “wake me up” along with “timbers” and “all the way”, this new bootleg is a high energy jam that everyone should be able to enjoy.
avicii - wake me up
ke$ha - timber
timeflies - all the way
jus jack - stars
artist | c a t h e d r a l s
track name | harlem
it’s the second single from this bay area duo and it is d o p e. despite the fact that their first single unbound skyrocketed to near-overnight fame on soundcloud (100k + hits) and received the remix treatment from marcè reazon (link), these two artists have still managed to fly under the radar. their sound is polished, but it has a real dirty groove to it. johnny hwin’s electric guitar rifts draw you in like a tractor beam. if you’re in sf…find them.
artist | porter robinson
track name | sea of voices
credit = dicky. 5 days old, 230k+ hits on scloud. not typical porter. sounds like m83 or explosions in the sky. electronica. mesmerizing.
aLc (for mini)
artist | belgian fog
track name | loveless way
here’s a mellow one for sunday. really cool, different sound on this one.
artist | the weeknd
track name | wanderlust (snakehips remix)
i am a huge fan of the weeknd and i am always interested when producers try and remix his tracks. because of how dark his music is, i think a lot of people have a hard time successfully doing the song justice and the remixes always fall a little short. with all that being said, i am in love with this remix by snakehips. instead of trying to work with the dark style that the weeknd has left for him, he completely flips the script and produces a sick nu-disco beat that gives “wanderlust” a completely different feel.
so far 2014 has turned out to be an epic year for music. last month we had an incredibly hard time picking our top five and february was no different. from start to finish we posted jam after jam from all over the musical spectrum. after much deliberation we were able to pick a top five that we were finally happy with. as always if you think we missed your favorite be sure to let us know.
neon trees - sleeping with a friend (kat krazy remix)
prides - seeds you sow
miguel - simplethings
wet - don’t wanna be your girl (branchez remix)
tourist - i can’t keep up (feat. will heard)
artist | big black delta
track name | into the night
oh i’m just a knot on a string, that you drag the world around with. oh baby not everything needs to burn, there’s no need to fly into the night.
every time i listen to this song i just can’t help but think of the drive soundtrack and how perfectly this track would fit on it. so because of this, i think it’s safe to say if you’re a fan of the chromatics, then you’ll dig this.
happy friday guys.
artist | låpsley
track name | painter [valentine]
simplicity. elegant. harmonic. vocals. 17-year-old. holly lapsley fletcher. liverpool. new. ambient. kinda-like-lorde? does covers of cool tracks. station.
artist | miami nights 1984
track name | ocean drive
so for some reason i really wanted to post a good, synthy, drive-at-night-citylights-in-the-rearview-i-may-or-may-not-be-ryan-gosling kind of song. low and behold i find this gem that not only will be the song you’ll want on every time the sunsets, but also happens to have the most perfect artist and track names for it. it’s killer, and i can’t quite figure out yet if i wish there were some vocals or not. either way, vibe the fuck out…
artist | rac
track name | repeating motion (feat. karl kling)
a week or two late on this, but too good to let slide under the radar. rac continues to impress. that signature synth line with that catchy chorus and acoustic guitar is just sooo smooth. seeing them at webster hall on march 25th if any of you listeners out there want to join. i’ll be the drunk one…
artist | tourist
track name | i can’t keep up (feat. will heard)
will someone ever show me love, won’t somebody give a fuck, because i can’t keep up
thanks mostly to aLc i have been following tourists for the past eighteen months and the uk producer has never disappointed. everything from his remix to his originals are always must listens. as he gears up to release his latest ep patterns, he dropped the first single “i can’t keep up” featuring the vocals of will heard and the results are fantastic. tourist has mastered the nu-disco genre and even the way he uses vocals is just outstanding. we can only hope the rest of patterns is this good.
artist | katie herzig
track name | jack and jill
time slipped away, the way that it will.
absolutely loving this song from my fellow colorado native, katie herzig. it’s incredibly listenable, with her sweet and smooth vocals, and super catchy whistling hook, so here’s to hoping this wonderful artist gets some attention from the mainstream. we need more katie herzig’s and less kate perry’s in this world, musically speaking.
artist| chet faker
track name | talk is cheap
the future classic label is set to release chet’s next album built on glass on 11 april 2014. this jazz-infused track will be a slick hit for sure. keep an ear out for the sax. i love how this instrument is creeping up on all sorts of tracks these days.