Bring the summertime to your winter months with the new single from Canadian Disco Chillwaver Box Of Wolves. Bringing you the sequel to his critically acclaimed début single, Boy, Box Of Wolves once again lets the voice of Christa Vi glide over his smooth keys and warm beach-bound beats as he delivers Let’s Start Again.
Stepping up for reMix duties on this carefree release are UK Producer Meloder, who’s intricate Deep House treatment is both nostalgic and forward thinking, Brooklyn’s AIMES, who delivers one of the biggest Tropical Disco tunes of the year and DeltaFoxx, who has the big ElectroPop arena covered.
With something for every dancefloor, the Let’s Start Again single is on target to be packing underground dancefloors this summer with the likes of Jerry Bouthier (JBAG), Ben Macklin (Cassette Club), P A U L I E, Rüfüs, Ali Jaimeson, Polar Sun and Jowie Schulner showing early support.
Some relaxing and intricate electronic sounds, right now, from our home town of Bristol courtesy of producer edapollo. The man has just released his début EP, Shallow Swell, via Bad Panda Records and if your in the mood for some mind-bending chilled jams with an unexpected funk, then you’re in for a treat as edapollo takes you on a music journey, laden with glitchy beats, cut up samples and bass heavy synths.
Breathing Lessons, the EP’s lead track is a symphony of broken beats and haunting vocal snatches that flow like water over a rumbling sub bass. It’s got a Chillwave air to it and, surprisingly for a glitchy Ambient track, an almost Disco like groove when the shuffling beats and slap bass kick in. Elsewhere on the EP you’ll find Tisno, a track that brings the R&B beats to edapollo’s repertoire. A rising, spaced-out tune that revels in swirling, chopped up guitars and speaker shaking bass. The rhythms on this one are so meticulously produced it’s intoxicating. Save these up for your afterparty and let the good vibes flow.
This is the new video from Norwegian electronic producer Cashmere Cat. The track is Wedding Bells, an impressive and enchanting tune that visits House, R&B, Chillwave and Trap on it’s beautiful journey.
Directed by Peter Marsden, the clip is a perfect recreation of every indie-flick trailer you’ve ever seen.
Last month we brought you the first of a stunning collection of reMixes of the new single from SynthPop legends ErasureMake It Wonderful. Bright Light Bright Light turned in his 90s House take on the tune, now it’s time to unveil Chillwave master Chad Valley’s enveloping re-working of Make it Wonderful. The single finally sees release at the end of the month.
As a warm blanket of synths, Chad Valley’s reMix delivers a warbling array of sparking sounds. Uplifting arpeggios and reverb washed drums curl around Andy Bell’s voice like smoke as it dips in and out to make space for spacious chiming leads. With enough of an 80s feel to seem fitting for an Erasure reMix, but not so much it dominates the sound of the track, Chad Valley had served up the perfect compliment to the more frantic versions of the track.
♫ Erasure- Make It Wonderful (Chad Valley reMix)
Erasure’s Make It Wonderful is out 24th February on Mute.
Here’s he latest tune from LA based Tongan producer Summer Occasion. You may remember Summer Occasion from his dreamy reMix of Box Of Wolves & Christa Vi’s Boy. At the star of the year he dropped a new tune, Still Got <3, a slow jam with a New Jack swing to it. Well, this tune had it’s origins in a more buoyant dance track which the man has just uploaded to his Sound Cloud page. Check out the Tropical bliss.
The original version of Still Got <3 is a great, warbling, slice of summer gold. Existing at the nexus of laid back and upbeat. Rocking some hazy R&B samples and a plethora of hazy synth sounds, Summer Occasion brings his LA vibe to every corner of the globe. Mixing up a little Nu-Disco, a little Chillwave, a little Tropical with a whole heap of LA style Funk, this version of Still Got <3 is ripe for dancefloors once the hot weather kicks in in 2014 (or right now if you;re in LA, we guess). Check out the alternate version too, for some chilled out swing vibes.
Sarah P has left Keep Shelly In Athens. That’s some pretty sad shit right there. The voice of Keep Shelly In Athens has departed to peruse her own projects, isn’t that what they used to call ‘musical differences’? KSiA plan to carry on the good work with a new vocalist, and the occasional guest, but Sarah’s voice was so distinctive you can;t help but feel like it’s the end of an era. So, how do they give Sarah a fitting send off? But releasing her final track, one that sums up the golden era of KSiA both in sound and title. Old Time Glory.
Shiny, sparking and bouncy ElectroPop permeates every minute of Old Time Glory. Optimistic and hopeful (or maybe we’re just reading too much into it), it’s an upbeat track with Sarah riding it perfectly; dominating the track with her playful vocals. It’s a bit of a bittersweet parting gift, but it’s an awesome slice of SynthPop so let’s ignore the context. Who needs context anyway? Stupid words with ‘x’s in them.
Here’s the latest slice of laid-back synthetic Disco from one of Brooklyn’s finest Aimes. Marvin Gardens is a free download, ‘cos Aimes is just that kinda’ guy. In fact, this is the third in a series of freebies that the man is giving away. I know, right? Crazy! But he does it anyway. Marvin Gardens is another top quality tune from Aimes, prepare for some, as they say, ‘chillvibes’.
Injecting a bit of classic Soul into his work via Marvin Gaye’s Pride And Joy. Which Aimes sets amongst a blissful array of lush, thick synths and a rockin’ Boogie-fied bassline. Totally dreamy, the track just seems to carry you away on it’s back, and by the time the precise lead melody comes-in, followed by bouncy keys, you’re well and truly on another planet.
Electronic experimentalist Wildarms hails from, yes, you guessed it, Brooklyn. Question; does Brooklyn breed peeps who love synths, or do peeps who love synths all move to Brooklyn? It’s a conundrum indeed. We wonder if people in Rock bands in Brooklyn are marginalised? Anyhoo, Wildarms makes some heady Chillwave sounds and has just hooked up with, yes, you guessed it Cascine, to release his début EP, Just For Love. Here’s the first track.
U Don’t Understand serves up an almost Post-Punk take on the swirling moods of Chillwave. The gruelling bassline would, at first, seem at odds with U Don’t Understand’s ringing atmospherics, but somehow they all work beautifully together. Layers upon layers of sonic hazy is piled on, from cavernous synths of fragile violin, set amongst a booming beat and crazy pitched up R&B vocals. It’s like Wildarms threw everything against a wall and only the awesome stuck.
Have a free download. Courtesy of Jensen Sportag, who are in a right good mood ‘cos everyone loved their début album Stealth Of Days. And good moods make you generous. this little chunk of costs-nothing gold comes in the form of a reMix of album track, the slinky After Gardens, from angry cap-wearer and sometime tour buddy Obey City, who, unsurprisingly, come from Brooklyn, because doesn’t everybody. You get a free analog synth when you move into the area (we may have made that joke before). Studios in Brooklyn must get dead crowded!
Anyhoo, Obey City does a wonderful job with the track, giving it a slick, soulful, Pop sheen. whereas the original was subdued and dreamlike, this reMix pops out of the speakers, all shimmering synths and snappy purcussion. Obey City understands the mood of the track, he keeps the vibes as they should be, just injects a little more urgency into the track. It’s a nice compliment to the original.
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.