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Marcus Marr & Chet Faker – The Trouble With Us

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If you’re missing a bit of soul and funkiness in your life, Marcus Marr and Chet Faker may just have the recipe for your cravings. Most of us have already fallen in love with the soulful pop artist Chet Faker, but who knew Marcus Marr could create such a perfect combination of sounds. This team up is a serious match made in heaven. “The Trouble With Us” is effortlessly cool, catchy, and that type of pop music we all need. It’s got that simple sound that doesn’t need too many crazy electronic beats, it’s got what a pop fan needs without trying too hard. All in all, it’s one you don’t want to miss. Check out the gem below.


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Ghost Hours – Fever

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I don’t think it’s possible to concoct a better description of Ghost Hours‘ new track “Fever” than the one he provided us.

“[It] sounds like Chet Faker got drunk with Washed Out and made music to cure their hangovers,” he explained.

The song certainly has a morning-after quality, punctuated by shimmery, understated electric piano and Ghost Hours’ haunting falsetto.

But even the worst hangovers eventually lift, and “Fever” subtly shifts into a more uptempo record with infectious drums and some wonderfully distorted vocal chops.

Overall, the song is a strong, cohesive effort from an artist perfectly poised for a big year.

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Lollapalooza 2015: 10 Must-See Acts That Aren’t Headliners

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With Lollapalooza about to hit Chicago like a fiery, musical comet this weekend, hundreds of thousands of concertgoers will flood Grant Park to witness the likes of Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, and The Weeknd among others, rock the fuck out. Sure, the headlining acts typically prove to be the best sets. They’re polished, have an expensive stage design, and possess a catalog of hits that, in some cases (cough Sir Paul cough), stretches decades.

But what about the ‘little’ guys? The blog-certified up-and-comers. The indies about to boil to mainstream. The sub-headliners that could very well be taking the main stage in the not so distant future. Not to worry, we got your back. Here are the 10 Must-See Acts That Aren’t Headliners at Lollapalooza this year, conveniently broken down by day and set time.


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BØRNS (5:40-6:20)

Believe it or not, Garrett Borns (or simply BØRNS) earned his chops as a professional magician before he hit it big with jams like “10,000 Emerald Pools.” Don’t miss his groovy, psychedelic brand of pop at Lollapalooza this year. He’s sure to have a trick or two up his sleeve.

Young Thug (6:50-7:30)

Thugga Thugga has been a surefire hit machine between his own cuts and guest verses alike. His eccentric flow, fashion-forward style, and summer-friendly beats will make for a must-see set on Friday night. I know there’s gonna be good times.

Sylvan Esso (7:45-8:30)

If you’re searching for something that’s equal parts folky and electronic, look no further than the duo Sylvan Esso. Chilled out, synthesized beats will meet seductive female vocals at this set. Expect lots of eyes closed swaying and swooning.

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Chet Faker & GoldLink – On You

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GoldLink continues to impress at anything he does. First, The God Complex, which is easily one of the best mixtapes of the year. Then, countless releases to showcase his talent. He’s just a type of guy that has no genre and can do whatever the hell he wants. Watch him and Chet Faker make this from scratch below!

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Songs of the Week: August 12 – August 18

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It’s been another wonderful week of tunes, here are some of the highlights in case you missed anything!

1. Big Sean – Control (ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)

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Nothing better than a song that gets people talking, right? All week long people have been feeling some sort of feelings towards Kendrick Lamar’s verse in particular, so you know it did what it had to do. Whether you like this track or not, you’ll probably be hearing about it for awhile. You just can’t put out this kind of fire folks.

 

2. Galimatias – Dream (ft. Flowzart)

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This Galimatias track is fresh as hell, to say the least. It’s hip hop but with it’s own twist. It’s chill but the textures of “Dream” are something to marvel at. Will these artists from the UK ever put out bad music? I’m starting to think it’s impossible with what’s been coming out of there the last few years. We thank you, either way.

 

 

3. Running in the Fog – Desire

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Did this track come out of nowhere and sweep us off our feet? I’m going to say yes. It’s a fusion of many genres from r&b to electronic to indie, so there’s a touch of everything for everyone. It’s soothing, catchy and just fabulous in all the right ways.

 

4. Smallpools – Dreaming (Magic Man Remix)

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This Smallpools remix is one that makes you want to drive around and not care about anything ever again, really though. To quote Lydia “I feel invincible right now, yall.” FOR REAL THOUGH.  It’s fun, indie pop heaven. Nothing to complain about with this kind of music in our lives. Magic Man did the job with this perfect remix of “Dreaming”.

 

5. Chet Faker – Melt ft. Kilo Kish

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Two amazing artists doing their thing together, what more could you ask for? Smooth as can be, a blend of Chet Faker’s soul and Kilo’s edge. It’s what we like to call a match made in heaven. “Melt” will truthfully make you dissolve into your seat because it’s that good. Hey awesome artists, keep making music together because we LOVE it.

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[MP3] Chet Faker – Melt ft. Kilo Kish

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When two great artists come together, I’d say everyone is immediately pulled in, whether its good or not. Luckily in this case, this team up is pretty damn amazing. Chet Faker brings his usual soulful, funky style and literally melts it with Kilo Kish’s edgy class. “Melt” is a match made in cool music heaven.

 


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