I just had to share this remix by the electronica musician of the moment, Nicolas Jaar. The techno beats and subtle pauses layered over the ever-present bass will have you hooked. This particular intro sounds like bricks being sauteed with butter in a hot pan and the entire song is in fact a delicious treat for the ears— enjoy. If you like this check out the original beat by Shlohmo from the ‘Vacation’ EP.
This brand new British band has all the cool funky style of the 70′s with my favorite chill-wave beats to back it up. If you like this song “House” off their new album World, You Need a Change of Mind (Modular Records 2012), make sure to check out their video “Gee Up” and watch all the way through. They have a tendency to make fun of the indie music industry, and thereby themselves, in all their MVs and the parody is brilliant.
“It Feels So Good” is a fresh track from the new on-the-radar duo AlunaGeorge. Aluna’s beautifully soft R&B voice fits perfectly over the electro/synthy vocal background. And, yes— it does feel so good.
UK duo Death in Vegas is one of those bands that you know will create an exponentially different sound with every new album. Dare I say Trans-Love Energies (2011) is the best they’ve produced to date. Ladies and gents, let your ears feast upon this minimalist techno delight. (Before you make any snap decisions, be sure to listen the whole song through.)
Everything Tim Hecker touches turns to ambient gold. This piece in particular comes from his album Dropped Pianos— appropriately named after he “dropped” the piano in favor of the organ for the making of his most recent album Ravedeath, 1972 (kranky 2011). Go ahead and prepare yourself for bliss.