Sunday, November 29, 2009

10 Mile Stereo - Beach House

Teen Dream is shaping up to be one of the best releases of the year.
Thick slabs of soaring guitar, rich organ, wave crashing cymbals, and hypnotic Casio beats envelope leadsinger Victoria LeGrande's smokey voice. The BPM's are waaay higher than previous releases with the subtle style change suiting them perfectly.
Beach House is almost impossible not to like.

10 Mile Stereo by Clay

Ten Mile Stereo - Beach House

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Walk In The Park - Beach House

Colossally lush production from Beach House's Teen Dream LP, due early 2010.
The best song since summer. Expecting big things...
Walk In The Park by Clay

Walk In The Park - Beach House

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Spectacle Wins - Only Fools And Horses (Holy Ghost)

This sprawling spaced out disco gets drenched in lavish milky warm synths. With a funk line to give the Law & Order theme a run for it's money. Almost perfect.
Spectacle Wins by Clay

Spectacle Wins - Only Fools and Horses (Holy Ghost Remix)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

They Don't Want It - Electric Wire Hustle

Feel good neo-soul that would have both J Dilla and Marvin bobbin'their heads. EWH put to rest the claims that the only good things from NZ are middle earth and burgular proof windows. Here we go..

They Don't Want It - EWH

Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap

Sweet Disposition by MakerooM

Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap

Under The Sheets - Ellie Goulding (Baby Monster rmx)

Like Cindy Lauper getting her heartbroken on the dancefloor.
Under The Sheets (Baby Monster Remix) by make_room_4_KL8N

Under The Sheets - Ellie Goulding X Baby Monster

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Love Cry - Four Tet (Joy Orbison Remix)

More Dub-Step awesomeness from the amazingly named Joy Orbison.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hurricane Waters - Citizen Cope

A very underrated talent. Citizen Cope has been flirting with stardom for a few years now. His awesome Bullet and A Target was sampled by Rhymefest, and Hurricane Waters was used to great effect in Trouble The Water, a heartbreaking Hurricane Katrina documentary. He ultimately makes pop music, but with an almost reggaesque sing songy delivery, his tunes are filled with elements recalling Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, Lynard Skynard. But this melee of styles comes together perfectly on both these standout tracks.
Hear for yourself.

Hurricane Waters - Citizen Cope

Bullet and A Target - Citizen Cope

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Change of Heart - El Perro Del Mar

I think I am about two blog posts away from an honorary Swedish passport, but El Perro Del Mar's Change of Heart is not to be denied. A thick bass lick and some distanced pianos tread the line between propulsion and heartache. Her pleading makes way for distorted guitars, tense drums and an off-kilter melody that sounds as sad as it does hopeful. A slick production that takes it's time and lets that chorus sink down under your skin. From Love is Not Pop.

Change Of Heart - El Perro Del Mar