Rising beatsmith and vocalist Cashmere Cat has been known to blur the lines between hip-hop and R&B, but his latest offering is his by far his best yet. ‘Wedding Bells‘ opens with a soft, gentle vocal and easygoing instrumentation but it’s when you hit the minute mark that things really switch up. Check the track below, and cop the EP here.
We posted this up on our 22Tracks channel during our near three week blackout (blame the Korean hackers) but felt it was necessary to give it some shine here incase any of you missed it (tut, tut). ‘Her’ is the dream-state ballad created by UK producer Aches which entangles frigid chords, amorous beats and divine vocal chops into an experience that hits the proverbial nail on the head. A little obsessed with this track.
New London trio Juce have well and truly exploded onto the scene with their soul tinged, pop-fused new single ‘Call You Out’. Displaying genuine style, their harmonies and lush production are warm, sunny and naturally feel good. Something tells me this isn’t the last you’ll be hearing from these young ladies. Shout out Chalin.
Producer Brenmar unloads High End Times, Vol. 1, his debut mixtape of original music featuring eight heavy hitters that bounce from bass heavy hip hop, slinky R&B and wide-eyed dance. Featuring the likes of Sasha Go Hard, Mykki Blanco, Maluca and more – this isn’t the type of soundtrack you want to put on while thinking of a 20-minute cat nap. Draw for this when you need a pick-me-up at your desk.
In the type of digital-universe where singles, mixes, EP’s and albums drop everyday, its often necessary to think outside of the box – which today increasingly means adding greater value to the consumer experience. With this understanding in mind producer P. Morris has cleverly embroiled his debut tape (simply titled Debut) within an “interactive environment” – giving each track its own 3D habitat, which listeners can explore. Navigate over to morrismakes.com to listen and traverse through Morris’ multi-layered songs. We’ll update this post once the mixtape is available to download.
We continue to follow Montreal’s Black Atlass and his appropriation of the ever-changing landscape of brooding rhythm and blues – a movement largely propelled by many of his home country comrades. Featuring Fleming’s smooth, warbling vocals Young Bloods sets itself over delicate textures that seamlessly juxtapose against hardier electronic sounds. When these contrasting influences come together they create beautiful ballads like ‘Blossom’ and ‘Young Bloods’, two of the EP’s highest moments.
Back in September last year newcomer RÁJ dropped his finely crafted debut single ‘Ghost’, a release which sparkled with superb guitar riffs and muted arrangements. Last week the esoteric singer revealed his latest offering ‘Let Me Love You’, an equally entrancing love song that feels heartbreakingly claustrophobic.
If you reached the last Deviation session you’ll fully understand the deep levels Kaytranada brought during his set at XOYO. I was pretty sure the roof was moments away from being smashed to pieces. With a queue lining the block outside, it was undoubtedly one of Deviations most road-block sessions. For those who didn’t reach the show, i-D have come through with the set in full – an hour and twenty-nine minutes of pure vibes, lovingly traced by the legend we know to be Judah.
Tune in, turn up. This is your shitty Monday fixed.
Oscar Key Sung has been at it for some time now and if you follow our 22Tracks escapades, you would have already heard this gem of a single. The 23 year-old Melbourne based producer/singer/songwriter first started out back in 2010 as one half of dream pop duo Oscar + Martin. ‘Holograms’ however is him out on his own and is one of his strongest records thus far. Channelling the chilled and poetic soundscape of Frank Ocean with the hazy, mystified vocals of Jai Paul; ‘Holograms’ splashes shimmering synths over a cluster of down-tempo beats resulting in a serenely laid out slow-jam.
With an album around the corner (April 4), Young & Sick keeps the ball rolling with yet another slice of fancy-funk R&B. This time it’s the rather jazzy ‘Glass’, embellished with skittering beats and beautifully harmonised disco-esque vocals. 2014 is really is shaping up for this young guy, ‘Glass’ may well be his most accomplished pieces of work to date.