Sometimes it seems as if a song drops on just the right day, and I can’t help but feel that way about Lemaitre’s “Nishio 2”. I first heard this tune while walking around campus, enjoying the sight of the sun reflecting off snow-covered buildings – the track could not have fit the scene more perfectly. It is pure joy, beginning with soothing arpeggios before growing into a wave of synthesizers with touching backing vocals. It’s hard not to sing along to, and I can’t keep from smiling every time I listen to it.
Lemaitre hails from Norway, but their collaboration with San Francisco-based Giraffage could not sound more natural. Both artists create a unique brand of electronic pop, and their styles mesh beautifully on “Nishio 2”. Check out the track below, and look out for Lemaitre’s 1749 EP due out January 29th.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” just got a makeover from Giraffage (aka Charlie Yin), and the result of this unlikely partnership is a bubbly glitch pop tune. The San Francisco-based producer has spun Jepsen’s tune into a synth trap anthem, keeping its poppy flavor while adding some classic Giraffage bounce to it. This track is bright and glossy, and is sure to have you dancing like you never thought you could (and maybe even singing along with Carly!). Giraffage is hitting the road soon with Slow Magic, you can find the tour dates here. Check out his newest tune below!
OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD IF I DIE I’M A LEGEND.
And that, is how we start of this edition of Womp Wednesday. This playlist is chalk full of tunes that are sure to bring your energy level up. From a hot new remix by Porter Robinson to a dance floor heaven remix by Myles Travitz. If you are feeling some hip-hop flow, be sure to check out “CADILLAC” by LUCA LUSH & Dirty Chocolate. If you are feeling the video game vibes, check out “Donkey Kong” by San Holo. I’ll leave the rest up to you, the listener. Cheers everybody.
“Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.”
― H.P. Lovecraft
San Francisco-based artist Giraffage (known by his mother as Charlie Yin) remixed the Stardust song “Music Sounds Better With You.” I’m not sure you can beat the original track, to be honest, but Giraffage’s version is a bit more fuzzed-out and it accentuates some new upbeat tones that he added in. It’s a little trippier, and though I prefer the original (partly just for principle), this version still takes me into a happy, nostalgic state. And isn’t it true: music sounds better with you. (Yes, you, @pigsandplans. [For those of you wondering, we’re still in love. #PIGSET])