An eerie fusion of electronic music and hip hop on this new track from When Saints Go Machine, “Love and Respect,” which is a cut from the Danish quartet’s new album, Infinity Pool. It’s dropping this week via EMI Records and !K7 Records.
Via the widget above, stream the title track from the latest Jaw Jam EP, The Truth, which takes a pretty scattered, experimental approach to a lot of recent sounds coming out of future garage and UK bass music. The vocal edits on this 4-minute monster are incredibly infectious, and let’s not neglect to mention the interjecting synths that have a pretty playful bounce to them I find really appealing. Finally, the beat itself is a lesson in detail, dynamics, and layers. I just wish it went on longer! Enjoy!
UK electronic music duo Mount Kimbie has been building up to the release of their next full-length album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, with a series of different tracks, and the one streaming above–in my opinion, duh–is easily the most captivating thus far. The duo pulls together a pretty minimal beat, placing some sad, miniature synths against a an even smaller beat. What brings the track an incredible presence is some vocal work from King Krule, whose performance blends the borders separating rapping, spoken word, and singing in a pretty emotional way. Enjoy, and check a review for King Krule’s self-titled EP below:
A video of the Portico Quartet performing their track “Ruins” live for Boiler Room. The track comes from the experimental jazz outfit’s latest, self-titled album, which you can catch a review for below. This video is actually a part of a series of recently performed tracks by the quartet. Watch s’more of ‘em here.
Out on Innovative Leisure, Classixx’s Hanging Gardens might be one of the more enjoyable experiences you’ll have with dance music this year. While this album isn’t grabbing as much hype as the thoroughly blogged <em>Random Access Memories, there’s a vintage quaintness to a lot of the grooves and basslines Classixx brings to the table on these cuts. Enjoy a full stream of this LP via the widget above!
Co La’s latest album is a pretty intriguing journey through complex beats and disorienting samples.
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Honestly, True Romance didn’t offer me much that felt romantic or true. Aside from a few well-written and produced singles, this album mostly dishes out cookie cutter electropop with very little flare.
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Phoenix’s latest album sees the French pop rock outfit incorporating more synths and electronics into the equation. Really, it’s to the point where many tracks here have an overtly new wave feel.