Following the global success of his partnership with Hudson Mohawke, Lunice returns – finally releasing the official version of his near-mythic single ‘Can’t Wait To’. Crisp hi-hats, flossy drops and enough ignorance to satisfy the most ratchet among us. Listen below.
‘Can’t Wait To’ is out tomorrow via iTunes.
Before Disclosure became Billboard cover stars, they made a name for themselves by releasing a slew of 2-step inspired remixes of songs many of us loved – classic or otherwise. It seems while their debut album circle firmly winds down they’re back on the case applying “the face” to a host of new tracks which now also includes Usher’s ‘Good Kisser’. Is it better than the original? Nah, not quite but it is a nice summer-nights bubbler. Pass the Pimms.
Make no mistake, Dorian Concept is one of the best beatsmiths around. His productions have influenced - directly or indirectly – many of the young electronic producers that emerged from the aftermath of L.A’s beat renaissance back in late naughties. But despite an extended hiatus between 2009′s classic When Planets Explode and 2011′s Her Tears Taste Like Pears EP, he returns with a brand new single called ‘Draft Culture’ and news of a forthcoming album titled Joined Ends.
Armed with a new set of tools (“The new gear was important because the MicroKorg had been my main production unit for a long time… It really tied me down to my old sound. I’ve always been a fan of reduction, so working with analogue gear was a way for me to put my focus back on playing. It feels like my first musical cycle is closing and the start of a new one”), the upcoming LP marks a new era in sound for the Austrian producer and if the lead single is anything to go by – we’re all in for a nice treat.
We featured this track over on our 22Tracks channel this week, but felt it needed extra love here too – simply because it’s so effin’ cold.
19 year old Londoner Billie Black tantalises the senses with new single ‘I Don’t Need Another Lover’; Showing off her jazz-cool vocals, she is accompanied by a hard beat courtesy of Imposters. This seriously knocks and has been on very heavy rotation since it landed in our inboxes. Listen up.
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How To Dress Well has revealed his What is this Heart? video trilogy, which follows a young in-love couple navigating the struggles of their circumstances. Directed by Johannes Greve Muskat, written by Tom Krell and soundtracked by singles ‘Repeat Pleasures’, ‘Face Again’ and ‘Childhood Faith in Love’, the trilogy unfolds into a short film about love, loss and the lengths we go to for those who we truly care for. Watch the entire trilogy from start to finish above and kudos to HTDW for creating something special here.
Following on from Azekel’s recently released ‘New Romance’ single, the London singer/producer returns with ‘Holy Matrimony’, a track that puts particular emphasis on his vocal prowess as well as his production skills. His airy falsetto rekindles memories of the mid-90′s era in soul when male vocalists were aplenty. But like most soul music today ‘Holy Matrimony’ could’ve benefited greatly by being pushed a little further to the left; it feels slightly too comfortable as is.
The Loft follow up last month’s ‘Lying & Deceiving‘ with ‘Demon Woman’, which finds the Florida duo ensuing their foggy R&B gaze. The songs pitched down vocals is a befitting ingredient to accompany their shadowy aesthetic.
FKA twigs is a Khaeleesi incarnate in the music video for ‘Two Weeks’, the lead single from her recently announced debut LP1. The self-produced number is a jittery cacophony of rich layers of stuttering beats that engulf her luxuriously sexy voice. Like all things twigs, the accompanying visual, directed by NABIL, is a (bizarre) treat which sees the avant-garde songstress draped in gold looking like the Mother of Dragons. LP1 drops August 11, go get it here!
French Cuban twins Naomi & Lisa-Kainde Diaz have been signed by iconic British label XL Recordings under the moniker Ibeyi (“ee-bey-ee”), the word for “twins” within the Yoruba culture. Their debut single titled ‘Oya’, produced by Richard Russell, is a multilayered epic which finds 19 years old, Lisa-Kaïndé’s laying down some truly magnificent vocals whilst sister Naomi takes control of percussion duties and delivers some stunning backing vocals. Citing James Blake as one of their many influences, and with hints of Bjork scattered throughout, Ibeyi capture a surreal sound mirrored to perfection by the track’s eerie and strangely captivating visual. Those harmonies are pretty breathtaking.
This is Youceff Yunque Kabal aka YUS, an independent musician based in Phoenix, Arizona. Below, is his dazzling sophomore effort, Talisman, which is out today through his very own Manneken Records. Combining elements of bubbling pop melodies with some snazzy electronics, the record shows of YUS’ flair for sweet sounding psychedelic, lo-fi sounds – especially on tracks like ’20 Million’ and ‘Zzz’. Stream the entire record below, it’s brilliant!