Finally the weekend's here, so is a new mix from DJ Nobody of Low End Theory fame. I am sure the man needs no introduction if you are reading this. His beat from the Second Hand Sureshots was my favorite. This mix is for Self Titled magazine - always required reading. The mix has that bass/space-y beat mixed with hip-hop feel. It is pretty freaking awesome in other words! Be sure to check out the Noise Verse Noise tumblr all weekend for new
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Its Thursday, the Red Sox just completed an epic collapse - some European Synthpop is necessary to keep me sane. Say hello to Millions! Millions is a new band out of Norway. "My Best Friend" is the soundtrack to an 80's high school movie. The synths, the drums, it all just works. The song totally reminds me of "Friday I'm in Love" - and who doesn't love that song? "Bear in a Trap" is more driving and has a slightly darker sound. Definitely check it out if you are a fan of bands like the Long Blondes or New Division.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Ressip Yel/Ten.B by encym
To get back into the groove of Campfire Headphase, how about some German ambient? Encym is a producer out of Munich making the kind of IDM Ambient tunes reminescent of Emeralds or Oneohtrix Point Never. I have been flying and moving between places a lot lately and ambient tunes have definitely been the main sound track. Encym has been a constant. If you like the tunes check out his bandcamp for downloads of two EPs. Definitely be sure to check out his remix of Gonjasufi!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Ellie Herring is a young producer out of Lexington, KY via Brooklyn and Tennessee. She makes bass driven tunes with ambient synths washing over the track and hushed vocals. Her music is an equal mix of artists like Sacred Bones, Brainfeeder and lots of synth. The way synths interacting with hushed vocals are definitely reminiscent of some Nosaj Thing tracks. "Died to Meet You" tones and darker production remind me in a lot of ways of a beat and bass driven Zola Jesus.
Her remix of Mos Def's "Universal Magnetic" is one of the best hip hop remixes I have heard in a long time. Interestingly, she choose to keep the vocals lively and in the front of the mix. She could have slowed them down and buried them behind the creepy and ghostly remix backing beat, but I think Mos' energy actually accentuates the fogginess of the remix.
Ellie Herring is definitely a producer on the rise and some one to keep an eye on. She is creating a style of American gothic beats that have not been developed before.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Weeknd - Rolling Stone (Funkystepz Edit) by funkystepzuk
UK funk masters FunkyStepz remix the Weeknd's "Rolling Stone" off his latest mixtape, Thursday. This should become a weekend midset staple for DJ's. Have a great weekend.
Monday, September 12, 2011
thankful // caveman by sexmusic
Caveman is a new band from NYC. They have recently been touring with the War on Drugs. The band has been described as "the best local band you haven't heard of yet". They have a nice dreamy, psychedelic sound - equal parts Beach House and Washed Out. "December 28th" starts off with a slow tropical vibe, almost reminds me of an old school barber shop sound. The song is extremely pleasant and has a relaxing end of the day feel to it. "Thankful" is slightly more muscular and energetic, but only slightly. The band has a great sound and if there is any justice they will blow up soon. Their debut album, CoCo Beware, is out tomorrow, 9/13, on Magic Man!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Shallow Play by The New Division
Opium by The New Division
The New Division are a band out of Los Angeles that specialize in that 80's electronic/chillwave sound. They have the keyboard lines and reverb soaked vocals of classic Depeche Mode or Erasure songs. You can clearly hear those bands influence on The New Division, but N.D. never come off as copy cats. They stand out due to strong song writing and creating engrossing soundscapes. Their newest track "Shallow Play" should appeal to any who is a fan of either Small Black or Joy Division. It has a very beach-y guitar line, but maintains a driving drum pattern. I personally think that "Opium" is their best track. It has a hypnotic and narcotic sound, that I can just not get enough of.