Archives: August 2015

LISTEN — Strange Talk “Painted In Gold”

August 5th, 2015


“Originally a quartet with a specific focus on indie pop (opening for the likes of Foster the People and Neon Indian), Strange Talk underwent a transformation during the past year. The band dissolved after rediscovering a passion for contemporary electronica, with only Sidhu and Stephen Docker remaining. Now, the pair is reemerging with an EP featuring sounds evocative of a collaboration between Daft Punk, Flume, Phoenix, and Deadmau5—a heavily synesthetic experience with undertones of disco… “Painted in Gold” is the first release from the duo’s soon-to-be-titled EP (due out October 16).” — via Interview

LISTEN — DāM-FЦПK “Live On Shade 45”

August 4th, 2015


DāM-FЦПK stopped by Shade 45 and dropped a set of funk bangers on Sway, that included some new DāM-FЦПK material! Click HERE to hear the full set, or check out the tracklist below — if you need some more incentive.


1. Aurra – “Are You Single”
2. DāM-FЦПK – “We Continue”
3. Slave – “Watching You” (Unreleased Instrumental Version)
4. Attitude – “I Wanna Get To Know You Better”
5. Kleeer – “Tonight”
6. Al B Sure! – “If I’m Not Your Lover”
7. South Bronx – “The Big Throwdown”
8. L33 – “Keeping It Tight”
9. Henning – “Untitled”
10. L.S. Movement – “Move Everything You Got”
11. DāM-FЦПK – “Rise”
12. DāM-FЦПK – “Hood Pass Intact” (Live 4 Sway In The Morning Version)

LISTEN — Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats “S.O.B.”

August 4th, 2015


“I first heard this song during a raucous backyard concert where the horn players were literally blowing from the rooftop. With such a memorable first impression, the likelihood that the recorded version could live up to that experience was slim. But with the help of producer Richard Swift, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have packed the madness and raw energy of that summer evening into their first single. As the band’s name implies, this is the perfect soundtrack to a night of sweaty summer debauchery. Now that these Denver favorites are signed to Stax, we’re grinding our teeth with anticipation for their debut album, coming in August.” — via NPR

LISTEN — Greg Grease ‘Motif EP’ (Produced by Javi Santiago)

August 3rd, 2015


Greg Grease is going to release three free EPs, that each feature a different producer behind Greg’s flow. When asked about the project, Greg said, “I just wanted to give out some free music, there will be more to come. Collaborated with a different producer for each EP. They are free but you can also donate via the bandcamp page if you feel inclined. First one with producer Javi Santiago out of South MPLS. Peace.”

Check out the ‘Motif’ EP below.

WATCH — Bomba Estéreo “Somos Dos”

August 3rd, 2015


“‘Somos Dos’ is my personal story of true love. This is a love that I feel for someone and the magical place where we met is on the coast. The video was filmed in the Tayrona National Park and my home of Santa Marta, Colombia, which is important to me because it’s the inspiration for my music. My hometown is a paradise and I want to share it with everyone because ‘somos dos y somos todos.'” – LILIANA SAUMET

LISTEN — Tummy Touch Reissues Skylab Classics

August 2nd, 2015


In the 1990s, Skylab was thrown in with the trip hop lot. Their two albums, #1 (1994) and #2: 199 Large as Life and Twice as Natural, were dark and dusty and abstract, but they were in their own odd way magical, mysterious, and filled with a wide-eyed wonder at the sounds of the natural world… Both albums were reissued digitally for the first time on June 9th by Tummy Touch records, connoisseurs of left field beats.” — via DJ Mag

Check out some of the tracks from the re-issue project below!

LISTEN — Deebs & Jarell Perry “Driving Blind (Kodak To Graph Remix)”

August 1st, 2015


“Last month, Toronto’s Will Diebel dropped his latest EP as Deebs in collaboration with L.A. singer Jarell Perry. Now the EP’s opening track, “Driving Blind,” has an official remix courtesy of producer Kodak to Graph. The Iranian-American producer takes an experimental approach to the song, making it more dance-friendly using uptempo vocals and cuts that contrast original’s shadowy suspense. Listen to it above and catch Kodak in his new home city of Los Angeles at Echo Park Rising on August 14.” — via Hypetrak

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