Two guys (Samuel and DJ Equal) from one of our favorite labels (HeavyRoc Music) would remix a song from one of our favorite bands (The 1975). And I know sometimes great things don’t mix well–like Gatorade and Chinese food (that sounds horrible and probably just ruined my day). Fortunately, this remix is more like chocolate chips and waffles and the song is called “Chocolate,” so everything comes full circle. The remix sort of strips down the original to its core components. It’s a perfectly tasteful reduction that can easily accompany your next house party or early ’00s teen drama soundtrack.
It’s happened. After about a year, the duo has finally crafted a song that surpasses the massive sensation that was their debut track “I Want You.” “Sunflower” is a nice change-up for One Room. It is more summery and plain happier than their other songs. The verses are still spot on, the beat is ethereal as fuck (…), and the hook is as catchy as ever. IDK Y’ALL I THINK I MIGHT BE IN LOVE. Cop the download for free below and then redirect your attention to the handwritten letter from Chris P to his One Room counterpart Samuel above.
I wanted to make a mix that could document a long, dangerous, overly emotional, fun, sad night, so I made The Night Out. This is the mix that could soundtrack those nights you spend with your obnoxious group of friends (that you love even though they are obnoxious) as you jump from place to place around the bomb ass city creating havoc wherever you go. This is the mix for those nights that start off crazy and fun and awesome and then end with short sentences and awkward goodbyes. Listen below.
Use the sleeves on my sweater, let’s have an adventure, head in the clouds but my gravity’s centered, touch my neck and I’ll touch yours, you in those little hot waisted shorts
- Sailor & I – Tough Love
- Mesita – Ken Caryl
- Art of Sleeping – Empty Hands
- Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix)
- Mikey Mike – Girlfriend (Chainsaw Love, Pt. 1)
- Charlotte Gainsbourg – Anna (Moonlight Matters Remix)
- I Heart Sharks – Summer
- Samuel – Brooklyn
- Wild at Heart – Darling
- KO KO – Float
- Get Well Soon – Not Enough
- KO KO – So Strange
- Kilo Kish – You’re Right
- The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
- Shadows on Stars – Sweat Pant Bandits
- The Belligerents – Infatuation
- matt pond PA – Wild Girl
Samuel is sitting on the brink of mainstream success. I mean, he has to be. The guy is everywhere in the blogosphere and is about to be more so as he cultivates both his solo career and his hip-hop project One Room with his buddy/Lydia’s Valentine this year Chris P. This new track came with the simple message, “Over a year in the making, here is my new song ‘Brooklyn’.” It is a simple introduction to what might be my favorite track of the year (so far). On it, Samuel takes a familiar acoustic sound and places it in the unique context of big city loneliness. The New York native takes full command of the track as it builds into a satisfying conclusion. Thank God for repeat buttons.
‘Cause darling I wanna come see ya, but you live in Brooklyn…
If you didn’t know Samuel before this post, here are some of my favorite tracks from his debut album Trains To Wanderland.
The Knocks, an integral part of Heavy Roc Music, are reminding me why I love music so much. Any emotions that may seem to have me locked inside a claustrophobic space are let loose when I hear the refreshing sounds that The Knocks put through my speakers. Not only do their lyrics emphasize the fact that everything will be alright, but their sound automatically lifts my spirits and takes me to a sunny island with palm trees, hummingbirds, sand, coconuts, and smiles. And perhaps best of all, the main forms of communication are whistling and singing.
When you’re feeling down and low, you can make it better when you’ve got music