Dell Harris, Villa + AC Slater team up once again & deliver some solid gold. “Table Tops” is a a wavy trap beat baked to perfection by AC Slater. Can it get any better? Yes. The track is available for free over at Dell Harris’ Facebook Page.
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Table Tops // download [like required]
The girls from Say Lou Lou are giving away 3 fantastic remixes of their new single “Julian” by Lancelot, HNNY & The Chainsmokers. All you have to do, is head to their official site & sign up to their mailing list. That simple.
“Julian” is out now available digitally on iTunes + on limited 7” vinyl including the B-side “Fool Of Me” feat. Chet Faker.
Julian (Lancelot remix) // download [email required]
Julian (The Chainsmokers remix) // download [email required]
Julian (HNNY remix) // download [email required]
Crystal Fighters are about to release a new full-length by the end of this month titled Cave Rave. The album was written in the Basque hills of Spain, a region that has been integral to Crystal Fighters’ sound, having greatly inspired the band’s debut album Star Of Love. Crystal Fighters then decamped to Los Angeles to record the album with Grammy-nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Air, Paramore).
The album’s stunning artwork was created by visionary artist, Paul Laffoley. Commissioned by the band, the dense piece encompasses history, architecture, science, philosophy, religion, & transcendent spirituality, all themes explored by Crystal Fighters on Cave Rave.
Next month, the band will embark on a massive world tour & to celebrate, they want you to have this remix of the 1st single, “You & I”, by Minneapolis’ own Gigamesh. All dates can be found here.
You & I (Gigamesh remix) // download
Just in case you missed it, Aussie house genius, Isaac Tichauer, released his new EP Take Over You last week via French Express. It’s completely free!
The incredible guys over at Ninja Tune, have sent a free tune from British composer + producer Benjamin Stefanski, or better known as Raffertie. The track belongs to his new EP Build Me Up, which hits the stores this week.
Benediction // download
Grab the Cosmic Kids remix of “Broken Record”, Little Boot’s latest single. Her new album Nocturnes, is out now via her own imprint On Repeat Records.
Broken Record (Cosmic Kids remix) // download
Fifteenth is the peerlessly groovy production duo comprised of Brooklyn’s Sammy Bananas + LA’s Thee Mike B. These bicoastal DJ bros have combined forces on Fool’s Gold once again with “Yesterday,” a dreamy slice of sunset-ready house music. It’s the rare jam that’s perfect for pool parties & heartfelt homemade mixtapes alike, backed by some amazing remixes from international homies His Majesty Andre, Funkin Matt, + Jerome LOL. Crank this up & make some memories.
On Tuesday July 2nd, A Grave With No Name will return with a new album titled Whirlpool. Recorded over the course of a year at Holy Mountain Studios in London, Whirlpool completes a narrative trilogy for A Grave With No Name - a trilogy that began in 2009 with the release of Mountain Debris, & continued with 2011’s Lower.
It’s a narrative that confronts the theme of loss, something which could be considered a well trodden path within popular music, but Alex Shields has managed to mine his own distinctive voice , tracing a delicate fissure in the emotional radiography of longing to spellbinding effect. And in Whirlpool he has created his most accomplished + self assured work to date.
Aurora // download
Ashley Thomas is OTIK., a 20-year old beat maker residing in London. Check out his latest offering, “Sticks & Tones”, it’ll bring some goosebumps.
Sticks & Tones // download
IV is the new release by Bravestation, brothers Devin & Derek Wilson alongside childhood friend Jeremy Rossetti. Together, they began making music in the City of the 1000 Islands several years before moving to Toronto in 2008 & adopting the moniker Bravestation. The name is derived from the titles of Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World & Robert J. Hasting’s inspirational essay, The Station. Like their previous releases, IV draws upon themes written in these evocative literary works through lyrics that shape fantasy & reality into a speculative fiction over top of colourful and winding song structures. “We use emotional experiences from real life and try to recreate them in another world” says Devin. While ethereal vocals, spaced-out guitars, intricate percussion & peculiar synths have always been characteristics of the group’s sonic identity; these 4 tracks are decidedly more electronic + beat-oriented than their predecessors.
Stream the whole EP below & grab it for free on Bandcamp.
New video for London Grammar’s upcoming single “Wasting My Young Years”. Shot on 35mm film, using a ‘homemade’ camera rig consisting of 625 individual pinhole cameras that are exposed at the same time.
See the behind the scenes video here. Directed by Bison.
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Yolohswag // download
23-year-old producer Lancelot from Sydney, Australia will be known to many off the back of his debut EP We Can Dance. Released in March 2012 & featuring the breakout summer anthem “Spoken Word”, the EP proved an immediate hit & drew high praise from fellow producers The Magician, Alan Braxe + Goldroom.
In 2013 LANCELOT has been further defining his take on Modern House, crafting his forthcoming EP Thinking of You, slated for release on NYC’s Nurvous Records this June.
To tide you over until Thinking Of You drops, Lancelot has released You’ll Never Be Mine, a 2-track affair which offers a tantalizing taste of the deeper direction Lance is pursuing via rich samples from 1970’s American R&B ensemble S.O.S. Band.
“I’ve always been drawn to music expressing emotion, a message, a musical gesture. One coloured in rich textures, great full arrangements that somehow still seem to have space in the mix. Real musicians playing real instruments (not laptops) through chunky, analogue hardware in expensive studios.“
You’ll Never Be Mine // download
The Way I Feel About You // download
Toyboy & Robin have been firmly on the radar since bursting onto the scene in 2012. The London duo have also caught the eye with a string of stand out remixes for the likes of Ellie Goulding & Lana Del Rey + the slick production duo’s latest is a remix for Manchester’s Bipolar Sunshine, which is not to be missed!
Adeptly capturing the high energy levels created by Bipolar Sunshine, Toyboy & Robin have also introduced a contagious bassline in their dance floor angled remix of “Rivers”.
Rivers [Toyboy & Robin remix] // download