One of my absolute favorite things about music is its ability to transport you to a very specific moment in time, to a very specific feeling. Beyond that, I love how a song, when played the right context, can completely transform in meaning or value to you. “Distant”, by Clement Bazin is one of those songs for me. This was a track that made it through my hurried initial listen of new music Friday, earmarked for a complete listen at a later time. It is a track that I continued to overlook as a part of the under-appreciated soundtrack that plays in the background of my daily work grind. But it wasn’t until an early morning drive up to Tahoe, with the sunRISE in the rearview, that I fell hard for the groovy, feel-good vibes of “Distant”. I’m excited to have a song that will forever transport me to that epic drive, and also to see what is to come for Parisian producer Clement Bazin and featured artist Lia.
Sunset fam, I’m having a serious moment with this song and I would love for you to join me in that moment. Earmark this one for your next road trip or adventure, you won’t regret it.
Friday was a big day for LA-based trio LANY, with the release their new single “Good Girls” and the announcement of their self-titled debut album- hitting music stores & streams near you on June 30th. Let me tell ya, I am pumped. LANY is one of the groups that stole my heart awhile back and continues to leave me wanting more (I’m lookin’ at you, Paul Jason Klein). They are modern, they are raw, they are edgy- and if their live shows are any indication of what is to come, they are on the brink of something really, really special. This latest release “Good Girls” is complete with the beachy pop-synth vibes that run throughout previous jams like “ILYSB” and “pink skies”- vibes we expect to carry through to debut album ‘LANY’. Check it out below, and see the full debut album track listing after the jump.
Full Track Listing of ‘LANY’, (singles in bold):
Flowers On The Floor
So, Soo Pretty
It Was Love
Teasley describes himself as a Tropical House singer. The young artist combines the influences of Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and 90’s RnB to hone his craft. “Hit It” is just in time as the weather starts to get warmer and we hit spring break mode. Check out the infectious, Cheat Codes produced, single below!
There’s just something about Gryffin’s music that screams summer, and you can’t help but smile when you hear his music. The NYC-based producer has been a serial remixer of indie sensations like Tove Lo and Years & Years, infusing tracks like “Desire” and “King” with his piano-driven take on house music, but with the summer coming to a close faster than you know it, the multi-talented producer is showing off his versatility with his most unique production yet, a remix of Josef Salvat’s “Open Season.”
Gone on the remix is the trademark house backbone that has come to play a major role in Gryffin’s music, and in its place is a masterful blend of indie with elements of future and trap. Josef Salvat’s vibrant vocals carefully dance in and out of the soaring guitar riffs and sparkling synth arrangements that Gryffin has crafted to makes his remix of “Open Season” a double-edged sword – perfect for a late night drive down the beach, or rooftop pool party in the middle of summer.
Chicago-based indie dance trio, Autograf, has quickly risen through the ranks in dance music with their trademark blend of indie rock with dance production and their consistently quality releases. There is something about their fresh, funky take on dance music that is like a breathe of fresh air into the emerging genre, as they look to fuse indie elements with a diverse array of sun-soaked instruments that gives their music the summer-ready vibe that helps the illustrious trio of musicians shine.
Since emerging a little over a year ago, Autograf made their money as serial remixers of pop sensations and dance anthems like ODESZA and Lorde, which has led to Autograf’s meteoric rise in popularity. Their first original, “Dream,” was a smooth tropical house production that showcased Autograf’s multi-faceted approach to production, while “Running.” is a pop reflection of Autograf’s typical dance roots.
A funky, arpeggiated guitar riff is paired with a smooth, polished bass line that deftly dashes in and out of layers of shimmering synths and vibrant xylophone melodies. The tropical vibes perfectly blend with the soulful vocals to give “Running.” a breezy, summer-ready personality.
If this isn’t one of the trippiest song you’ve heard in a while, then please hit me up on Twitter and show me trippier.
This is a YOUTH song, but the focus is on Fever Trails, a 24 year old South African electronic producer who creates ambient music that’s meant to be listened to with a careful ear as opposed to something on the dance floor. I can almost guarantee this will be on 2015’s 4/20 mixtape.
Again, please try to find something trippier. Juicy J doesn’t count.
“Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.”
― George Carlin
It’s been a hot minute since we’ve done a EDM roundup, so my apologizes. Let’s just say I wanted to keep everybody on their toes. Since we’ve been so vacant, I wanted to pack this week’s playlist with absolute JAMS. No peanut butter, nah mean? Okay, I’m done.
Enjoy the weekend. What’s everybody up to?
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
I’m not usually one for long mixes, but as I got on the bus this morning and pulled out my computer to do some work, I pressed play on the first song on my Soundcloud stream, made it through some decent and good songs, and then, just as my eyes were getting almost unbearably heavy, I came across something really funky. It seems that my buddy Viceroy is making sponsored mixes these days. Cool concept, cool music. When the “Waterfalls” remix came on, I just about started dancing on the bus. This is good stuff. I can’t say these long bus rides are ever very fun, but this is definitely helping make it more bearable. (I’ve been on here an hour already, we just took some strange detour, and I now have no idea where we are. Good thing this is an hour-long mix and I’m only at the beginning of it!) Hit the jump for the full tracklist.
This is insanity. Woz remixed Rudimental‘s “Feel The Love” into a jarring, electro beat that has Childish Gambino jumping all over the place. Somehow it works. Like this is a dance track. Dance to it. Now. I’m dead serious.
Purchase this remix on July 30th and/or get the Gambino feature minus the remix (I think) as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of Rudimental’s debut album Home, out in the US on August 6th.
So I was chatting with Arjun about dude-friend things and he showed me this track that popped up over at Hilly Dilly today and the first thing it made me think was “OH SWEET IT’S LIKE GIRL TALK” because I love Girl Talk then you listen a bit more and the vocals come in and you’re just like, “Okay I can dig this.” and then some strings come on and you’re like “Oh yeah, I’m a fan” and it’s kinda dance-y and it’s kinda not but it’s all awesome.