The Holidays - Voices Drifting
Indie Rock / Jam / Dream Pop
We shot the clip in an outdoor pool in the middle of winter, as we discovered the pool heater was broken. The idea was that I would perform the song underwater in one breath, but if I couldn’t last the duration the concept kinda falls apart - so the pressure was on. I spent weeks practicing by slowing down my heart rate and singing the song with my head in a bucket of water. With the cold it was hard to calm myself, thankfully we had a crew of people warming me between takes and giving me eye drops for the chlorine. We shot about 15 aborted takes and it was getting very frustrating for everybody, in the end I resolved to stay under even if I ran out of breath, you might be able to see this happens at the end of the 2nd verse… it was extremely uncomfortable but I didn’t drown, we got one full take and that’s the clip!
-Simon Jones, The Holidays
The Holidays - Voices Drifting
Body Language - Well Absolutely
We have about 6 radio stations around me that play current music. Unfortunately they all play the same 15 songs. All bought and paid for without a glimmer of talent from the original artist. I find it odd that they are still around because obviously they’re getting enough people to listen.
Lana Del Rey - Young & Beautiful (Kaskade Remix)
Never heard the original but the remix is really good.
House / Trance / Video game / Future / Raindrops
Keep Shelly in Athens - Flyway
'Flyway' by Keep Shelly in Athens appears on their upcoming album At Home, from Cascine on September 17. I love the Cascine label, they're always coming out with gold.
Synth / Indie / Dance / Solid beat guaranteed to make your head bob / Woopah
Poliça - Chain My Name (Official Audio)
Upbeat dance / Indie / Electronica / Dat bass
For fans of Murder By Death, Jose Gonzalez, The Devil Makes Three and First Aid Kit
Lestat Vermon - “The River” (Official Video) (by Lestat Vermon)
The first is large cutlery aside. Lestat Vermon is the solo project of the Arctic Circle 18 - and Birnam Woods of guitarist Philip Makolies from Dresden, who now released his debut album “Clouds” the sound aesthetic design to his previous musical work. No bombastic rock, not a wild snorting orchestra but eleven simple, self-sufficient song on the old nylon string guitar (which he was then eleven years was the first guitar lessons), purified, redeemed, and crisscrossed at most times of occasional piano melodies and subtle horns and choirs. Since so you can be almost glad that the musician once while skateboarding broke his ankle and was thus forced to employ sheer eingegipster boredom intense with acoustic guitar and cheap Vermona organs: the (then) unconscious birth of the project Lestat Vermon.
Track 1 off the Japan exclusive EP “HEADING EAST” by SWEATSON KLANK.. This Ep is the result of a Japanese Tour in the summer of 2013. SWEATSON KLANK and Perfect Touch collaborated to put together the ep and showcase remixes by some of the fabulous producers we shared the stage with while touring through out Japan. “HEADING EAST” features remixes by some of Japan’s finest producers: Fujimoto Tetsuro, RPL, Sauce 81, Ryuei Kotoge, and more.
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For me good times:
Repeat Pattern - ‘FUCKBUTBEAUTIFUL Feat.Broke’ Official Video (by CascadeRecords)
This song is so classy, I pressed paused, went home, suited up, and came back togged to the bricks (30’s slang for dressed well) wearin’ dapper attire. Enjoy
Melts in your ears.
OUT NOW !!
New project called “Finally Lost”, available for free.
Help yourself and enjoy!
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Jazz Influenced Chill Beats
Mndsgn - Greatyob (1 for knx) (by Verona Tapes)
Though he was born in America’s Golden State, Ringgo Ancheta aka Mndsgn has spent most of his life living and working on the other side of the country, operating out of New Jersey. Now, after a lengthy absence, he’s upped sticks and headed back to CA to continue producing the trademark atmospheric, heat-wave electronica that has marked him out as one of the west coast’s finest beat-smiths.
American beat maker, Ackryte, has been releasing music for your morning coffee since 2010 on his soundcloud account and has released albums through various labels (including Cascade and HW&W). His soft vibrance and jazzy laid hip hop style make for an entertaining blend of electronic chilled out happiness.
Iwan Rheon - Bang! Bang! (by Iwan Rheon)
First, you may remember this artist as the shy man-turner superhero in the Hulu series Misfits. Now, he’s turning heads and churning out records. His tasteful acoustic based music has some folky roots as well as hand percussions and wow that voice. The talent that he’s displayed so far puts him up to be a contemporary of Alexi Murdoch, Jose Gonzalez, The Tallest Man On Earth and Benjamin Gibbard. Looking forward to hearing more from this surprisingly soulful and multi-faceted artist.
Electronic Pop/Feel Good Vibes
The music itself is clean-cut adult-pop, full of multilayered harmonies and happy vibes. ‘Becoming Human’ is a far cry from previous Art Vs. Science releases, as Finn steps out on his own and in a new direction. Vydamo has its charm, and by the high-profile turnout of radio and TV personalities, he’s undoubtedly tipped for future success.