For a product of a fight between two rival bands, Oh, Be Clever has shown a surprising grip on the concept of harmony. Behind the powerhouse vocals of singer/songwriter Brittney Shields, and the master of all trades production and writing skills of Cory Layton, the group has crafted a perfect combination of indie, electronic, soul, and pop music with a ceiling that has yet to be seen. I recently sat down with Cory and Brittney to talk music. Hit the jump to read our conversation.
Carousel takes Zella Day’s “East of Eden” and gives it a little touch of their own. With their signature sound (which is evident on this song), Carousel takes a more electro song, and gives it an electro pop feel to it. Happy Tuesday!
– Every male ballet dancer
“Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance.”
– James Howe
So after releasing the weirdest sophomore-album title way back when, The Weeknd lets us hear the title track to his upcoming album Kiss Land. And it’s… weird. As expected. The near 8-minute track switches up in the middle, as most do nowadays, and might could possibly include a shot at Drake near the end? I don’t know, I just finished my finals and my brain is fried. But if you’re a fan of Abel’s previous work, you definitely won’t be disappointed with this one.
“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
What’s a better way to celebrate The Big Dance this weekend than, well, dancing big? Ball till ya fall.
I believe that dance communicates man’s deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written.
So, lately to preface this column I’ve just been using inspiration quotes that involve dancing. Like, are guys down with that shit? I think it’s kinda dope. Here’s another one. I definitely advise to use it as a pickup line:
“I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance.”
1. Y U M E – Just Us
2. BenZel – If You Love Me (Xaphoon Jones + Grave Goods Remix)
3. Two Door Cinema Club – Sun (Viceroy Remix)
4. The Hood Internet – While I’m Different (2 Chainz x STRFKR)
5. Vicetone feat. Collin McLoughlin – Heartbeat
Do the d-a-n-c-e. Stick to the b-e-a-t. Just easy as a-b-c. Do the dance, do the dance!
1. VOODOO FARM – I Don’t Know Why
2. Tinashe – Stargazing (Sammy Bananas Remix)
3. Flux Pavilion – OneTwoThree (Make Your Body Wanna)
4. Marina and the Diamonds – Lies (Zeds Dead Remix)
5. Juicy J – Bandz A Make Her Dance (B.Dolla Remix)
What’s better than ringing in the new year with new music? Not much, really. Press play and piss the night away to the best dance bangers of the week.
1. Wale – Folarin One Eye Kitten Song (feat. Travis Porter) (produced by Diplo & DJA)
2. Azealia Banks – BBD
3. Benny Benassi – Satisfaction (RL Grime Remix)
4. Monolithium – Bounce 4 Life (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
5. alt-J – Fitzpleasure (Betatraxx Remix)
So sometimes I’m just really late on things. And I’m okay with that.
“Echo,” one of the debut singles from Oxford band Wild Swim that came out a few months ago, has got me hooked, and let’s just say I’ve had a bunch of fun on their Soundcloud. They have a really awesome fusion of lo-fi electronic and indie rock, and “New Dawn” and “Bright Eyes” are also sweet tracks with angsty, ambient instrumentals. Check ’em out on this lazy holiday weekend.
It’s that time again. Every Friday, Sunset rounds up the best jams to get down to for your weekend aural pleasure. Start the party off right with The Five Best Dance Songs of the Week.