Tag Archives: electronica

SONG OF THE DAY // “It All Feels Right” by Washed Out

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The latest offering by American singer-songwriter-producer Ernest Greene, is a lush follow-up from his debut, Within and Without.  Better known as Washed Out, this musician is hot on the rise with Paracosm (Sub Pop), which is one of the best chillwave records I have devoured of late. Like his dreamy, fantastically smooth music relates, a paracosm is an imaginary world full of humans, animals, and unknown worlds of human emotion.

Enjoy “It All Feels Right,” a deliciously dreamy track!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJILRWBKnQ4

SONG OF THE DAY // “Colours in the Sky” by Miami Horror

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Step aside Chromeo, Daft Punk and Cut Copy! Please make room for Miami Horror.

I just stumbled across this tasty, funky collective from Melbourne, Australia, and they’ve been in my head all day.

The quartet have been together producing their bespoke indietronica since 2007. They released their debut Illumination in 2010, which included a track in collaboration with Kimbra called “I Look To You,” which has tallied up nearly 5-million views to date.

The real gem I’m going to share today, however, is one of their more recent tunes called “Colours in the Sky.” It’s truly gorgeous, and I hope you enjoy 🙂

SONG OF THE DAY // FRACTURES’ “TWISTED”

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I’m not quite sure where to begin when it comes to explaining my love for MrSuicideSheep, the ultimate tastemaker in EDM on YouTube, perhaps even the universe – though maybe that’s contested.

In any case, this song is truly incredible. Produced by a lone wolf in Melbourne, Mark Zito, aka FRACTURES, this man has so much potential, an old soul and a lush voice that lulls you into that warm safe place. MrSuicideSheep’s endorsement has done very well for Zito, giving him much deserved exposure for his track “Twisted.” With heartfelt lyrics and an amazing beat, the song is both depressing and uplifting, touching on the demon of loneliness that plagues each and every one of us from time to time. Amazing.

Here is another track just because he’s that good 🙂

REVIEW: Paul Kalkbrenner // Icke Wieder

The newest Paul Kalkbrenner offering is something magical. The German electronic musician/ actor weaves a strangely unsettling, yet beautiful acoustic tapestry in his eighth full-length, Icke Wieder.  The opening track “Boxig Leise” is driven mostly by a gorgeous sprawling synth-heavy effervescence that gets you in the mood for dancing, yet flirts with a dark final section, giving an ominous contrast to the happy tune. In fact, the album seems to straddle the best elements of dark and light, the sensual and the surreal, and Kalkbrenner seamlessly transitions between these polarities. One standout track,“Des Stabes Reuse” is downright unsettling, sounding like something caught between a celebration of life cut short in a war-torn place. Kalkbrenner’s no cynic though, as best heard with “Gutes Nitzwerk,” a harmonic electro symphony of the same anthematic proportions of Swedish House Mafia. (Paul Kalkbrenner Musik/ Rough Trade)