You’d have to have been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, or maybe you just don;t write for a music blog, not to have been hammered with ‘preMixes’ if the new single from the producer of the mist blissful music in the world, Goldroom. It was actually a very interesting concept, release the stems for reMixing before anyone has heard the original and let creativity ensue, but as much as we love Josh we just hid under the aforementioned rock until the man himself dropped the original version of the track. which is now; so “hello world””
‘Till Sunrise features Australian electronic producer Mammals and was well worth the wait. I know we quite often refer to stuff as soundtracking the summer; but in real life as soon as the sun starts to shine we reach for some Goldroom tunes, and ‘Till Sunrise will be pushing it’s way toward the top of that pile. A slo-mo Disco dream that swirls hazy snyths, Topical purcussion, and the most warm and inviting of back beats, around your head as Mammals misty vocal rolls over the tune. Too chilled for Disco, to Disco for Chillwave, ‘Till Sunrise hits the sweet spot between the two. Dreamwave was always supposed to sound like this.
Bristol’s finest electronic rabble rousers The Other Tribe have been flexing their musical muscles with their latest tune. Usually more known for massive summer festival anthems and pounding House tunes, The Fear sees The Other Tribe charting new territory and dipping their collective toe into the waters of something a little more smooth, and something a little more esoteric. Check out The Fear.
This new tune find The Other Tribe folding a little Future R&B, and a little Chillwave, into their dynamic electronic sound. James delivers a slick and laid back vocal performance over an undulating swirl of woody bass and hazy synths. It’s got that subtly hunting quality that the best Chillwave tends to have but looses none of The Other Tribes trademark tribal twist, here introduced via a selection of understated purcussion. The whole thin feels both synthetic and organic at the same time and makes for perfect sunshine chilling music.
The latest edition to the ever awesome Cascine fold is German producer Essáy. The last essay I wrote was 2,500 words on Nobutoshi Kihara and the Sony Walkman and believe me, it wasn’t nearly as smooth as the chilled House that Simon Schilling produces, but it did celebrate an absolute design classic, so that’s something, right? Anyway, Essáy’s new EP is out next month, it’s titled Ocarina and here’s the title track.
Ocarina is like waking up with a beat in your head, still bit blurry eyed and now 100% sure where you are; the only thing you’re really sure of is your feet tapping out a groove. So you might as well stay in bed, wrapped up in a duvét of warm tones, samples and cost synths; accompanied by a cheeky 90’s-esque tambourine. It’s a strange combination whose parts are more energetic than their whole. SO hit play and sink back into dreamland.
There’s a new single from Nashville not-really-Chillwave-anymore-but-there’s-no-smoke-without-fire funketeers Jensen Sportag. Which is pretty soon after their début album, Stealth Of Days, which dropped late last year. Stealth Of Days was easily one of the albums of 2013. The new single, released on Cascine of course, is titles One Lane Lovers, and sees the Sportags delve even deeper into the Funk.
Kicking off like a mid-80s post-B-boy slice of electronic Soul Pop, One Lane Lovers soon settles into the smoothest of grooves. So smooth in fact; coupled with the waves of nostalgia the permeate every second of the awesome One Lane Lovers, that you might just sink into your chair permanently. Although, being stuck there listening to One Lane Lovers on repeat wouldn’t be such a bad thing. How these guys make choppy, cut-up, R&B sounds sound so silky is beyond us. Probably just Sportag magic.
♫ Jensen Sportag – One Lane Lovers
Jensen Sportag’s One Lane Lovers is released 8th April.
Out this week is the new single from Brooklyn SynthWaver turned Tropical Disco guru AIMES. It’s with this vibe in mind he unleashes his latest track, available on 12” and download, fittingly titled On Holiday. The singles comes packed with reMixes from Rotkraft, Future Feelings and Sare Havlicek. Strap in for summery vibes.
For a feel-good sunshine tune, On Holiday is pretty heavy on the synths, especially when proceedings get pounding toward the end. Before that, though, the track delivers spaced-out keys against a backdrop of infectious Disco basslines and Topical purcussion. There’s quite a wistful vocal in the mix too, that ties the Holiday theme together nicely.
A week into it’s release and the acclaimed new single from Canadian Disco Chillwaver Box Of Wolves, Let’s Start Again, is already making serious waves. With the voice of Christa Vi and reMixes from UK Producer Meloder, Brooklyn’s AIMES, and DeltaFoxx, the track is already lined up to appear in some pretty high profile mixtapes and getting some serious club play.
Now we present to you the official video for the track, directed by Monikard which perfectly captures the breezy summertime vibe of the track. Enjoy life in the dreamy lane….
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.