Bipolar Sunshine

DJ Snake – Middle ft. Bipolar Sunshine

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Blogging about DJ Snake on Sunset may be a first, but I think it’s safe to shelve any concerns about DJ Snake as a non-trap producer, because “Middle” is absolutely out of this world. The Parisian producer behind main stage EDM tracks like “Get Low” and “Turn Down For What” has taken 2015 to show off his multi-faceted talents in production – first on “Lean On” with Major Lazer and MØ, and now “Middle” with one of the finest producers from across the pond, Bipolar Sunshine.

With a debut album on the way, “Middle” is a sneak peak of what to expect from the international sensation – and we’re perfectly happy with the direction that he’s taking his music. DJ Snake shrouds the track in a haze of dreamy piano melodies and dancing xylophone strikes that are guided Bipolar Sunshine’s soaring vocals.

“Middle” definitely leans a little more indie than anything DJ Snake has put out before, but if this is the direction that he’s taking his music, definitely keep an eye out for him to make some serious moves in 2016.

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[MP3] Bipolar Sunshine – White Iverson (Post Malone Cover)

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Post Malone‘s “White Iverson” has been one of the year’s most unlikely smash hits, and in the process the OVO-sounding single has been remixed by just about every artist and produce you can think of.

While plenty of these remixes are interchangeable – beefing up the drums and bass line can only get you so far – British singer-songwriter Bipolar Sunshine puts an incredibly memorable spin on the track.

His soulful voice takes the song from struggle croon to bona fide R&B slow jam with the help of Jazz Purple on the boards.

Bipolar Sunshine says of the remix, “Since my younger brother played me this song I have been hooked on it. Everything down to melody and lyrics was spot on for me, so I wanted to do the song justice in my own way.”

Retaining the original’s languid pace, the duo drop the drums and piano, turning it into a sprawling track which highlights Bipolar Sunshine’s unique voice and perfect mapping of Malone’s signature cadence.

The harmony on the final hook is an especially nice touch, but it’s hard to find fault with this pitch perfect remix.

Also check out Bipolar Sunshine’s guitar-drenched flip of Lorde’s “Team.”

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Bipolar Sunshine – Team (Lorde Cover)

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Everyone loves a bit of Bipolar Sunshine around here and we also love a bit of Lorde. So if you’re telling us the two can be combined in some way, sign us up. Bipolar Sunshine has decided to break out on Lorde’s hit tune “Team”. It’s a chill, slightly rough version of the original but there’s something quite quirky about it. If you love both artists like we do, it’s worth a listen out of pure curiosity! Give this interesting cover a spin below.

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10 Indie Songs That Help Me Relax

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Sometimes I get this feeling that my life is speeding ahead in the fast lane and all I can do is try to step back and beg to slow it down. My mind will go a mile a minute while my body stands still, leaving me victim to many sleepless nights. The best I know to do is put on some music (some choose TV, I tend to choose music or a good book) and try to lose myself in that narrative rather than my own. I’m in one of those places right now, so here’s my best attempt to slow my roll. Some of the songs are really slow and minimal, others are a little bit upbeat (because too slow and life can find itself getting too heavy). Soundtrack after the jump.

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[MP3] Bipolar Sunshine – Where Did The Love Go

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Bipolar Sunshine has become extremely consistent in the material he puts out, and this new one right here  is making a run for my favorite song from him. “Where Did The Love Go” is one of those that you can’t really explain. Obviously, given by the title, it’s self explanatory on what it’s about, but you just can’t explain it.

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Listen While You Work: 5.0

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Believe it or not, I still have people asking me if I have any suggestions for new music they should listen to (this happens very frequently, in fact). Perhaps it’s uppity of me to find this silly, but I’ve made it pretty well known amongst my circle of family and friends over the past five years that I absolutely love discovering music and have created a music blog as a portal to share that music. With the emergence of softwares like Spotify, it’s admittedly harder to get people to come to a blog to sort through the curated music collection, when they could just use the portal that’s downloaded onto their computer to press play and let the technology do the rest. But for the elite music seekers out there (is it cool to call us that?), we all know that not all of the gems are on Spotify. Most times, though, it’s on SoundCloud. So that’s the reason I continue to make these Listen While You Work SoundCloud collections. It’s just too good to ignore. And if we have to be spending so much time at work, we might as well make that time not just worthwhile, but enjoyable.

Enjoy this episode. I started it a long time ago, but just finished it today, so it’s actually kind of fun for me to go back and re-listen to some of the old picks that I haven’t heard in a while.

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[Download Mixtape] Tape Tuesday: The Floor

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I made at least 20 different variations for this mixtape cover, and I showed my friends the different versions and gathered opinions on each cover. This one was always my personal favorite, but literally no one else’s. So why was it selected? Well, probably because I’m stubborn–but also because there is something to be said for sticking with your guts. There is a basic instinct that comes with any creative endeavor and everyone might not appreciate it at first (or ever), and that’s okay as long as it reflects a piece of you.

I told a musician friend that art is an energy you have to learn to control, and now I’m not really sure I agree with that. Lately, I’ve been thinking about what makes a classic album (you know, trying to create a classic mix for ya), and I actually think what makes a classic album is an artist unleashing his or her unique (sexual [...sorry]) energy in an untempered environment. For this mix I tried to start at the base level (“The Floor”) and find these really unique artists with extremely recognizable styles to create this really gritty, powerful hour of music. Also, it’s kind of dancy, which is mostly why it’s called “The Floor.”

  1. Sydney in Theory – Diamonds & Dirt
  2. George Barnett – Down on Me
  3. Benin City – Wha Gwan
  4. ASTR – R U with Me
  5. Sylvan Esso – Play It Right
  6. Hayden James – Embrace
  7. holychild – Happy with Me
  8. Lime Cordiale – Sleeping at Your Door
  9. Lolawolf – Drive
  10. The Hard Knocks – Coast
  11. Ben Khan – Eden
  12. Jagga – Hold Me
  13. CliffLight – Summer of Sin
  14. RÁJ – Ghost
  15. Body Language – Charm
  16. John Wizards – Muizenberg
  17. High Highs – A Real Hero (College Cover)
  18. Twin Shadow – Old Love / New Love
  19. Great Good Fine Ok – You’re the One for Me
  20. Bipolar Sunshine – Love More Worry Less
  21. Lontalius – Furthest Thing (Drake Cover)

What am I supposed to say? An old love called me yesterday.

DOWNLOAD ‘THE FLOOR’ HERE

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[MP3] Bipolar Sunshine – Love More Worry Less

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Bipolar Sunshine released arguably the best EP of 2013 with Aesthetics and I’m most certain his success will continue with a brand new EP that’s due out in November. The question is…can he come out with another dominant EP? Yes, yes he can.

Below is the first single from his new EP, Drowning Butterflies. Side note: why would you want to drown butterflies? Another side note: it’s a mind bottling name, ya know, like when things are so crazy it gets your thoughts all trapped, like in a bottle?

You can’t help, but think that this guy has such a bright future. He rules. Stream “Love More Worry Less” below and embrace the sunshine.

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Sunset in the Rearview Presents: Best of 2013 So Far

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We’re about half way through July, and almost 7 months into 2013. We’ve had a lot good moments, and I’m sure there’s more to come, but it’s time to do one of these lists! Ya know, cause Sunset writers are your favorite writers out there and you treasure our opinions the most. Other music sites are rolling out their “Best of 2013 So Far,” so we decided to hop in on the action and have all of our writers give you their favorite album, EP, mixtape, and song thus far! Please do remember, these are subject to change come the end of 2013. I hope it does change by the end because what’s listed below is some really, really, really, ridiculously good music.

Also, shout out to our guy, Eric, for the sick artwork.

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 EP:

Mixtape:

  • Lydia: Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
  • Arjun: Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
  • Jordan: Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
  • Andy: Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
  • Dusty: Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
  • Eric: Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
  • Alicia: Kilo Kish – K+
  • DPrep: Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap

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Rudimental feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Distance

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Rudimental and Sunset favorite Bipolar Sunshine have done the unthinkable…they’ve created the perfect dance jam in a matter of 24 hours for Bacardi Beginnings. It’s no easy task to create a beautiful masterpiece but they did not let us down and they only had a day to do it! “Distance” is light, fun, and will get you out of your seat to shake your bum in no time.  It’s safe to say, another collaboration from these two would be greatly appreciated.

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Interview: Bipolar Sunshine

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If you’ve been keeping up with Sunset this summer, you know that Bipolar Sunshine has been a large part of our season soundtrack. With just three songs out via his Aesthetics EP (purchase here), Adio Marchant, a former Kid British band member, has transcended basic radio sounds to create picturesque escapes through sweeping melodies and genre-bending vocals. We were fortunate enough to interview him recently and talked about his record label, favorite songs of the year, and thoughts on free music.

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Bipolar Sunshine – Fire [Free MP3]

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Bipolar Sunshine has emerged from the break up of the band Kid British and it’s been a great thing. The man behind Bipolar Sunshine, Adio Marchant brings a flavor to his music that’s raw and  irresistible.  He recently released his first EP , Aesthetics, and it’s definitely something everyone should check out. Luckily, this week XFM is hooking us up with a free download of Bipolar Sunshine’s awesome track “Fire”. Below you can listen and snatch the free download while you’re at it!

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