Canadian hazy Disco don Box Of Wolves is back with a new track ahead of the release of the follow up to his last single, Boy, single next month. Hello is just the kind of track to keep you warm on these increasingly frosty winter days. Once again featuring vocal assistance from Christa Vi, albeit in a heavily modulated and chopped-up form here, Hello is an excuse to forget about your worries for four minutes and sink into an all-encompassing electronic dreamscape.
Leading with pin-sharp chords, bright and shiny, Hello soon weighs-in with a resounding bassline and a solid groove. Heavy on the purcussion, Hello also gets you on-board with haunting melodies and distend hook, all coming together in a cloud of swirling Disco. Christa’s vocals are morphed into another instruments in this instance, adding to the sound pallet and enhancing the wave of chill that emanates from the speakers.
Close is the new tune of Canadian Chilly-Disco-meister Box Of Wolves. Taken from a compilation released this week, it perfect mid-week music. Funky enough to get you thinking toward the weekend, but chilled enough not to mess with your shit this Thursday. Check it out.
Close is just under four minutes of pure electronic bliss. With a healthy nod to both 80s SynthPop and early 90s classic dance music, it’s a tune that you can just relax into and let it carry you away. The play between the chord progression and the purcussion sounds particularly SynthPop which, when coupled with the Orbital-esque bass vibe and the waves of hazy vocals make for a spot-on slice of synthesizer escapism.
Since Goldroom gave away the stems to the lead track of his latest EP, Embrace, we are expecting an almighty flood of reMix to be hitting our inbox any time now. Before the inevitable happens, let’s get in some quality and have a look at what our boy Box Of Wolves, Canadian Chilly-Disco producer extraordinaire has come up with.
Box Of Wolves take on the track is suitable rich and textured. Laid back in it’s approach, it’s like a warm blanket of beats and snyths. For Box Of Wolves, it shows off a surprisingly Housey beat, but one that works really well to underpin the washes of dreamy pads and electric piano. The vocals take on a new, hazy, quality when coupled with this soundtrack and you’re left with something you could equally dance to or chill to.
Late last week, that Canadian purveyor of all things DreamPop Box Of Wolves served up a brand new tune. We know of some quite exciting thing approaching in Box Of Wolves pipeline, but until then this kind of gloriously breezy ElectroPop is just the ticket to tide us over.
Two Of Us is a swirling, synthesizer fantasy. A reverb drenched symphony of ghostly sounds and twinkling melodies with the ghostly fragments of a voice we believe we recognise drifting in and out of the soundscape. Box Of Wolves captures a nostalgic innocence in all his music, but it’s particularly shown off here, the music equivalent of warm summer evenings. We’ll be bring you another stunning Box Of Wolves single on electronic rumours (the label) in the coming months, keep an eye out for it, it’s a corker!
That Canadian purveyor of all things dreamy and ElectroPoppy Box Of Wolves has just served up a new single, free to download, alongside Australian producer Hawaii94. Box Of Wolves really does have the sound of summery day locked down, his hazy synths and infectious beats get us in a sunshine mood every time.
Control is the title of the single, a thick synthed slice of nostalgia that weaves a thread of early 90s Pop into Box Of Wolves usual, slightly Chillwave, DreamPop. Strongly heartfelt vocals, that at first glace you would consider too forceful for the music but soon blend into the swirling hazy of synths perfectly, give the track it;s resonant core whilst Control’s reverb soaked chords and skippy hi-hats conjure images of lazy summer evenings. The single also comes equipped with an instrumental version of the tune.
Canadian Chillwaver Box Of Wolves just can’t leave those Swedes alone, can he? Following his reMix of Swedish spacey electronic artist AfterParty’s Lonely Reggae, he’s turned in the sumptuous version of Stockholm based ElectroPop newcomers Hghclr’s track Ohio, from their Waves EP.
This one is all about capturing the emotion of the song with airy synths and a dusting of delay. Pinned down with a deceptively funky bassline, the track organically breathes floaty lead lines and sparking keys into a musical dream that has pin-sharp clarity. Add to the the originals ethereal lament and you’ve got a dreamy, and a touch nostalgic, sunset anthem.
Our good friend, Canadian Chillwave prodigy Box Of Wolves has just quietly dropped a brand new reMix in the form of this workout of Swedish spacey electronic artist AfterParty’s Lonely Reggae. Check out the breezy electronics get morphed into raw dancefloor Funk and an atmospheric wall-of-sound.
Lonely Reggae is an introverted slice of quirky ElectroPop, so Box Of Wolves ups the groove quota somewhat with thick bass synths and a driving 909 beat. Box Of Wolves builds up the drama throughout the track, gradually layering on more and more sweet synth tones creating a gentle mood, but one with a dancefloor drive and understated majesty. Another killer mix from Box Of Wolves,
Out today! This very morning! Is the new single from Canadian Chillwave future-star and Box Of Wolves and the London singer/songwriter who’s name is on everybody’s lips Christa Vi. electronic rumors’ latest release is one we can definitely be very proud of, these guys are insanely talented and exude an effortless cool. Here’s some of the press release, which as we have now established, is fine for me to copy & paste because I wrote the thing in the first place.
Combining Box Of Wolves’ hazy synthesizer DreamPop sound with Christa Vi’s smokey voice, as she delivers an emotional and relatable refrain, was a stroke of genius. Bringing together the worlds of nostalgic analog synth music and thoughtful IndiePop with fantastic results. With a lead track destined for the radio and reMixes that will be packing dancefloors in the coming months, ‘Boy’ is sure to be many music fans’ soundtrack to the summer. Backed with a storming, Funk fuelled, Nu-Disco reMix from Toronto’s Cyclist and an ethereal slow-House workout from Tongan producer Summer Occasion, the ‘Boy’ single offers a catchy soundtrack to any mood.
I’d get used to this one, you’re going to be hearing a lot more of it in the coming months.
♫ Box Of Wolves & Christa Vi – Boy (Single)
Box Of Wolves & Christa Vi’s Boy is out now on electronic rumors.
Yeah, yeah. We know. reMix competitions… You all know where we stand on reMix competitions, that’s stance being that they are mostly tedious. However, how can we say no to our favourite raw ElectroPop duo MNDR reMixed by two of our favourite producers, Figure Of 8 and Box Of Wolves? We couldn’t, and are just going to have to swallow out ‘reMix competition’ pride to bring you these two jams.
And they both take a very different tact too. Belfast’s Figure Of 8 whips up a deep Housey track with a strong warehouse vibe. Loaded with pulsating synths and robotic beats, Figure Of 8’s mix dips in and out of a 90s House sound whilst spending the rest of it’s time delivering a synthetic club track that contrasts strongly, but works amazingly well, with Amanda’s vocals. Chillwaver Box Of Wolves’ take on the track is typically warm and enveloping. Hinting at a 90’s R&B groove amongst the waves of blissed-out synths, Box Of Wolves crafts something that is both dreamlike and funky. Again, it’s not the kind of track we’re used to hearing Amanda singing on, but as with Figure Of 8’s mix, it works so well. Two top entries, if one of them doesn’t win we’ll be calling “foul”!
No Kisses is the third in London based Canadian Chillwaver Box Of Wolves series of free tracks. These weekly releases will come together to make up the Swim EP. So far the EP has been stormingly good,a lush collection of Chillwave with added Funk and this latest addition to the EP is no different.
Breezy synths and shifting melodies move and evolve around No Kisses. Perfectly walking the line between an upbeat dance track and the smoothest of chill jams. Box Of Wolves tracks are like magic boxes, there’s always something new to discover on repeated listens. Here you have layer upon layer in intertwining sounds and textures, distant vocal snatches and shuffling hats, all riding over a laid back LA Funk groove. Another amazing track from this Chillwave rising star.