[Audio] Com Truise’s ‘Declination’


Com Truise

We love unexpected surprises, and this week there was a big one in the form of a new tune, and release details from SynthWaver Com Truise. His new EP is due for release in February next year on Ghostly International to be titled Wave 1. The EP will include this track, a collaboration with Joel Ford (from Ejecta and Ford & Lopatin) called Declination.

Declination is a robust slice of Electro Boogie. A lush retro SynthPop track with heaps of vintage electric Soul and a B-Boy vibe. With a killer bassline, swathes of 80s synths, the track is the prefect launch-pad for Ford’s period fitting vocals. The chorus in particular, is just so authentically 80s it’s easy to forget this is a new release. We think it might be because of the hint of Scritti Politti in the vocals, or the synth stabs sitting amongst the punchy bass, or the Labyrinth-soundtrack-like bells. Whatever the reason, Truise is teasing us with another storming release of retro Electro.

♫ Com Truise (Feat. Joel Ford) – Declination

Com Truise’ Wave 1 EP is released 18th February 2014.

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[Audio] Airbird & Napolian


Airbird & Napolian

Some laid back and hazy LA Funk flavoured Chillwave right now courtesy of the awesome Cascine. This time the noise comes from a collaboration between the Ford from Ford & Lopatin, Joel Ford henceforth known as Airbird and Ian Evans A.K.A. Napolian and their début single together, the double A-Side In The Zone/Special, out now.

In The Zone features vocals from labelmate, Miss Erika Spring, ex-of Au Revoir Simone, and neatly blends a little Disco, a little R&B, a little SynthWave and a little Indie in a big ol’ cooking pot which they simmer over a Chilly-Funk fire. Erika’s hazy vocal flows with the tracks eddies, occasionally bubbling to the surface. The chanteuse’s dreamy wisps of vocal smoke find their way in the nooks and crannies of Airbird & Napolian’s slapping basslines and compelling synths. The B-Side, Special, warps up Airbird & Napolian’s sound with a little retro 80s flavour and a generous helping of House pump and dirty Funk. Working a filtered French Touch groove, these guys makes something ecclectic sound totally dancefloor.

♫ Airbird & Napolian (Feat. Erika Spring) – In The Zone

♫ Airbird & Napolian – Special

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Alan Braxe reMixes Ford & Lopatin

Ford & Lopatin

There’s something for every mood with Alan Braxe’s reMix of Ford & Lopatin’s ‘To Much MIDI (Please Forgive Me)’. Literally. He reMixed it twice, one stormer and one for chilling.

Braxe’s main mix is a full on French Touch juggernaut with a really nice euphoric and otherworldly undercurrent that kinda’ zones you out and takes you away when listening to it. The bonus reMix is a stark contract though, and downtempo synth peice, a dreamlike, atmospheric, slowed down Disco peice.

♫ Ford & Lopatin -Too Much MIDI (Please Forgive Me) (Alan Braxe reMix)

♫ Ford & Lopatin -Too Much MIDI (Please Forgive Me) (Alan Braxe Bonus reMix)

‘To Much MIDI (Please Forgive Me)’ is out now.

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