King Krule on Mount Kimbie’s “You Took Your Time”

King Krule

I didn’t realize that King Krule was such a polarizing musician. I know I’ve seen several of the folks I follow on Twitter share my enjoyment of his unique vocals. But then I put his music on at work or in the car and the comment I hear most is, “That guy sounds like he’s dying.”

A few weeks back I stumbled upon this track that he did with Mount Kimbie and was totally enamored with it. I mean, King Krule still sounds like he’s dying, but the music to this track is pretty unbeatable. Mount Kimbie has such a way with bass lines, they always remind me of Radiohead. I also really like that this track is sprawling, that it starts to devolve and unravel as it reaches it’s end. If you like this you should certainly snag Mount Kimbie’s most recent album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth.

Bobby Solomon

February 5, 2014 / By

The Magical Heights of JMSN’s †Pllajë†

JMSN - Pllaje

JMSN is one of those musicians you’ve heard countless times but never knew he was there. The former front man and founder of Love Arcade, JMSN nee Christian Berishaj has popped up in hip hop and DJ tracks over the past two years. With multiple appearances on Kendrick’s Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city, guest appearances with Tyga, Kastle, Ab-Soul, and Blue Sky Black Death, his soaring voice peppered tracks on both the radio and your personal playlist without knowing.

A multi-instrumentalist and production junkie, the former Motown signee started his own record label in 2012 and released the debut Priscilla. A few months ago, his second release, †Pllajë†, was released independently, a melding of R&B and dark, haunting pop.

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Alec Rojas

January 28, 2014 / By

Live visuals from Tycho’s “Montana”

Tycho - Awake - Vinyl

Electronic musician and graphic designer Tycho is well known for his chilled out music but his incorporation of live visuals in his shows. To get fans excited about the release of his upcoming album Awake he’s released a video of visuals to the second single from the album called “Montana”.

The visuals are a mixture of strong graphic elements, super Swiss-ed out, paired with smoky, inky washes of color rolling around inside them. Sit back, set the video below to full screen and enjoy.

Bobby Solomon

January 27, 2014 / By

Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle” gets chopped into something dark and amazing

Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle"

Last night I got an email from JCrosson, who you may remember did this rad mixtape for us, that he had a new remix he did with George Thoms. It wasn’t just any remix though, it’s a slowed down/screwed up version of Christina Aguilera’s 1999 hit song, “Genie in a Bottle“. They’ve turned this craptastic pop song into a track that’s dark, sexy, and slightly haunting. More of this please.

(P.S. I made the art above, it was fun to mess up such an iconic cover)

Bobby Solomon

January 23, 2014 / By

Bibio releases a new song called “Down to the Sound”

Bibio - "Down to the Sound"

Bibio is releasing a new EP titled The Green E.P. on January 27 as a follow-up to his stunning album Silver Wilkinson, one of my favorites of last year. Above is a song called “Down to the Sound”, a beautiful acoustic song which feels like the modern day equivalent of something Simon & Garfunkel would have done in their heyday. One of my favorite parts of this song is how he layers the vocals over one another, it’s just lovely.

Bobby Solomon

January 20, 2014 / By

The Best Music Of 2013 (To Me)

The Best Music Of 2013 (To Me)

It’s that time of year: it’s the beginning of January, a time when I take to some Internet something to exhaustively share music musings related to the past year. It’s a reflection on works behind us that I’ve obsessed over in a vacuum and is an opportunity to share what people were and weren’t listening to. This is purely objective and from a very specific point of view. Unlike last year, I realized that this list isn’t very vanilla: it’s fucking weird. It’s not intended to be but, hey, the music that gets me off is typically oddball electronic, ambient, and experimental in nature. That’s kind of a warning: this list may not be for everybody. It’s also a long ride: hold on to your butts.

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January 13, 2014 / By

Chromeo is back (with Toro y Moi!) on this new track, “Come Alive”

Chromeo is very 2007 to me, but this new track/album might change my opinion. The smooth duo of P Thugg and Dave 1 have a new album, tastefully titled White Women, and I’m guessing this is the first single off of said album. It sounds like Chromeo has made one of the best new bangers of 2014, and adding Toro y Moi for some accompanying vocals was a stroke of genius. If this doesn’t make you move you might be dead.

P.S. How great is that album art?

Chrome - Come Alive (featuring Toro y Moi)

Bobby Solomon

January 6, 2014 / By