I can’t stop listening to this older Groundislava track “Panorama.” The lyrics dwell a lot on human physicality (and its disruption) and remind me very much of Lapalux or even Air in their systematic cataloguing of parts. There is this idea of breaking down a greater whole into more manageable, digestible components – especially in regards to people – that really really resonates with me. The vantage point of the song also is just continually shifting, and it really keeps you on your toes (see what I did there?). The song never finds its groove, it gets sped up and slowed down and we’re brought along for the process, invited into the panorama but never able to grasp its totality.
Boiler Room‘s 30-Minute mix by Bahwee is a bit of a throwback (aka, it’s a month old…), but it’s been in heavy circulation on my Soundcloud feed.
Don’t let the subdued opening track lull you into thinking this a mere downtempo trip back to RnB land….you’ll have some upbeat and occasionally very dirty rap tracks coming your way (Bahwee’s speciality).
Grab the free download or just listen, below:
Happy Friday, this leans a little electronic (with some surprising instrumentals to counteract, though!), but just go with it.
This week’s pick is Mesita‘s XYXY:
Yeah, Monday is going to get a lot better from now on!
I am starting a new feature, aptly titled “Mixtape Monday,” because mixes have never been adequately represented on this blog even though I cycle through many every week.
As Mixtape Monday’s inaugural post, it seems only appropriate to feature a seasoned master of the mix: Goldroom. For a few years now, I have been captivated by his ability to craft vibrant nu-disco mixes like this and this, enhanced by transitions that just feel effortless.
Today, check out Goldroom’s “Saguaro Mix: Presented by Just Chill.” I’m already picking out individual tracks to leave on repeat, and you will too.
Check out “1957″ by Milo Greene below:
Harmonious male/female vocals? Check.
Whimsical, lilting melody? Check.
Slightly #dark lyrics underneath it all? Check.
It’s Indie-pop Friday, people.
A viscous, delicious new beat from Lou Teti, “Winter,” just surfaced on Soundcloud, and it truly evolves the four and a half minute run time. (PS. If you like 5eya, you will like this.)
Makes me almost miss winter…almost…
Some melancholic indie-pop (you’d think that’d be an oxymoron) for this week’s Indie-pop Friday. A bit of a switch up, I know, but let’s speak to the depth of the genre…
Canadian band Still Life Still’s coming out with a new album this year, and “Burial Suit” is a promising start (and a free download!) so check it out: