How to Dress Well,

Following the splendid ‘Word’s I Don’t Remember‘, How To Dress Well shares another gem from his forthcoming new album What is This Heart? out June 23. ‘Repeat Pleasure’ finds the perfect equity between hazy aerial soundscapes and heartfelt melody as it sees Tom Krell expressing that exquisitely tuned falsetto. This material feels a lot more refined this time around; it’s fuller and more colourful. Take a listen below, and check out the tracklist for What is This Heart? after the jump.

Read more…

Oceaán – EP

This has quickly become one of the best EPs I’ve heard all year. Producer and vocalist Oceaán’s swirling lo-fi aesthetic takes flight in his self-titled debut EP. In tracks like ‘Turned Away’ and ‘Need U’, Oceaán lets his soft, airy vocals caress the minimal soundbed provided, bringing a sense of calm and relaxation. Highlight tracks ‘Basement’, ‘Turned Away’ and ‘Your Side’ leave you gushing over Oceaán production style. Tuck in below, this is golden.

Producer and one third of cult-band The xx, Jamie xx, has announced a new single featuring ‘Sleep Sound’ and ‘Girl’, the former of which can be heard up top. The gentle track is build on padded drums, densely layered vocal samples and Jamie’s trademark tropical ethos. ‘Sleep Sound’ builds into a really beautifully sonic venture – but then, when doesn’t Jamie’s productions?

‘Sound Sleep’ and ‘Girl’ will be available on 12″ and download on May 5th via Young Turks. These tracks mark Jamie’s first solo release since the release of his seminal Gil Scott-Heron collaboration We’re New Here in 2011. Pre-order the new single here.

What can’t this guy do? He produces, sings, writes and records everything he does; BOOTS, and his ever growing repertoire of killer tracks. Showing his versatility both as a singer and a producer ‘Ride Ride Ride’ is a spacious ballad with crisp drums, smooth synths and seductive attitude. Whilst ‘Alright’ takes things to another level with its intense, unrelenting soundscape and witty lyrics. ‘Alright’ is his most experimental track to date, BOOTS’ cacophonous flow is broken by a thick jazz intersection that changes the tracks entire persona – he’s pushing his sound. Pick your favourite (if you can) below!

Here at PB we’re constantly looking out for progressive artists who want to push boundaries; those who stick their heads out and try something a little different. Someone who is beginning to fill that criteria is Coleman Hell, a Toronto based singer who shakes things up on ‘Venezuela’. Whilst maintaining a straight pop aesthetic, the track challenges itself with a distinct vocal approach and skittering electronics which merge to create a rather surreal soundscape. This is kind of left.

image

Brighton duo IYES first set the blogosphere alight with ‘Til Infinity‘, a slick electro-pop number which sizzled nicely. Today the two get all sexy on us with their airy new single ‘Breathe’. Produced by themselves (with a little help from our boy MNEK), the track plays out as a smooth number with glossy synths and sensuous lyrics. Apparently it’s all about “an image in mind of a naked lady, in a jungle, with a snake wrapped around her” – yeah, cool. That aside – reckon these guys are on to something here, listen up.

artworks-000074046523-a820zt-t500x500

Maryland duo abhi//dijon return with a sweet sounding, lo-fi number called ‘Let You Know’. Following up their former new  single ‘twelve‘, their latest offering is a brooding number filled with snappy electronics and a warm, hazy vocals. You’ll be jamming in no time at all. These guys are fire.

Ben Khan - Youth

London producer/vocalist Ben Khan has been blazing the blogosphere with his experimental infusion of R&B and electronica on tracks like ‘Eden‘ and ‘Savage‘ over the past year. Last night, we saw a different side to him; ‘Youth’ showcases a certain vulnerability, the sombre opening gradually intensifies as pounding drums, snazzy synths and Ben’s lush vocals are added into the mix. Get ready for summer guys, this is huge! His 1992 EP drops May 5.

Meet Delooze, and her incredibly stirring brand of future pop. Her latest single ‘Deathstar’, is given a refreshing makeover by this stellar remix which sees her illustrious vocals take flight over the elaborate electronic soundbed penned by Portugal, The Man, who brings it all together quite nicely.

Delooze is also embarking on a UK Tour in support of her forthcoming LP titled Glass Army out April 14th; check out the dates after the jump.

Read more…

Take a look at Blood Orange performing ‘You’re Not Good Enough’ at last months Converse Gig at the legendary 100 Club in London. I was fortunate enough to attend the show and as my first experience of watching Dev perform – I was legit blown away. Its refreshing (and increasingly rare) to see such an incredible songwriter/producer command such a performance on stage. Our guy has some serious moves.

Page 5 of 7734567102030