Mount Kimbie - Made to Stray [download free next 7 days]
‘Shadows turn to grey
A slave today
He cowered beyond reckless tracks of impulse
Made to stray around rough coasts
When grace is close to home’
First track released off the new Mount Kimbie album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, whichdrops May 27th on Warp Records. So excited for the sophomore album by my favorite experimental beat artisans, Dom and Kai. Can’t wait to see what they have done since the heady, blissful, and ethereal Crooks and Lovers.
Underworld - Holding the Moth (Audiojack Remix) [download]
Hello readers! It has been FAR too long since I’ve posted anything, so I’m going to kick off my posting again with a track that is fit for rocking a large room, festival, headphones…any locale with the bass.
The English house legends Underworld take you on a journey on this track, with the techno duo Audiojack cutting it up spectacularly. This track is dear to my house-loving heart. I’m pretty sure the first time I heard it was at EDC 2009, I definitely remember James Zabielaletting this song bang on the main stage with tens of thousands of people in the L.A. Coliseum, and hearing this jam takes me right back. Turn it up and let it take you on a ride.
with a glass eye on you
electric eye on you
who could dance like you
dance like you dance all day
pleasure dance like you delay
…keep it simple
Lou Van - Save My Soul Now [download]
Some awesome deep house from Danish producer Lou Van. Lucky for us, he’s giving away this track for free via his Facebook page, so I have linked you to the direct download, gratis, above! I enjoy his use of the soulful vocal, and I absolutely love the section around [2:45]… it has me hooked for sure. Give it a spin.
MaG - Freedom [download]
Normally I don’t post too much hip-hop, but this caught my eye this morning as I was browsing through new music. RCRD LBL sent me an email of a free album download by this new rapper MaG, and in their words… “Ambitious, declarative and sprawling, MaG smashes through the rap wall and announces his presence as a refreshing new voice in New York hip-hop with the release of his new LP freedom.” He has a good rhythm, and his lyrics flow smoothly with a clean beat.
Four Tet - 0181 (album) [download]
Kieran Hebdan, better known as Four Tet just released a free album today, “0181” that is a mix of trippy, dreamy, and jazzy electronic beats. This album was compiled in 2012 but includes sounds created between 1997-2001. The jazzy little bit at [19:30] is currently tickling my eardrums, and reminds me a lot of Bonobo’s Black Sands. Enjoy!
Mount Kimbie - Before I Move Off (Live from the Daytrotter Session) [download]
A must have for all big fans of the eccentric and experimental UK duo Mount Kimbie. This version of “Before I Move Off” is one of my favorites, I absolutely love how they tweak the song live compared to the album version. I can still remember feeling ecstatic at Coachella ‘11 when the bass thundered throughout the Oasis dome. This stuff is heaven for my ears. If you haven’t seen them live, I highly recommend you see them when they are in town. If they aren’t in your area, at least listen to their Live at Deaf Institute, Manchester set.
Hot Chip - Look At Where We Are (Major Lazer Remix) [download]
Not usually a huuuge trap fan (or Diplo fan for that matter) but I do like Major Lazer and Hot Chip and this song tickles my fancy. Get it for free today while its still up!
Urulu - Tell Me [download]
I’ve been following Los Angeles based DJ Urulu for some time since I saw him spin at my local spot, Central in Santa Monica many months ago. Tell Me/No More EP is available as a free download from the artist. Some really chill deep house for those late nights. Vibing.
Beats Antique - Skeleton Key [download]
Feeling tribal. These guys definitely put on one HELLUVA heady show live, I saw them at Sea of Dreams last year and they were quite mind-bending/eye opening (Third Eye, that is!). Dig into these tribal, ethnic, bass heavy blissed-out beats!
Ultraista - Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)
Some serious fire. Just heard this song on Damian Lazarus’ Lazpod 25, which, in my opinion is worth a blog post on it’s own, but I’m too lazy to do a full write up right now. If you enjoy this song then do check out the full podcast as it hits many different genres in all the right places. Get into it.
Please give Justin Martin’s rework of this track a listen, it’s his signature style, a little bit more upbeat, and just awesome. Also, this podcast of his (Clash Mix Summer ‘12) was one of my favorites this summer.
Purity Ring - Fireshrine [download]
The Canadian music duo Purity Ring made some big splashes in the indie electronic music scene with their debut album of 2012, Shrines. Shrines is quite possibly one of my favorite indie electronic albums of the year. This post-dubsteppy, shoegazy, chillwave-y sound (witch house?) with some haunting vocals is an awesome blending of genres, and this duo hit the mark with their debut album. They’re kind of like Salem, but good. I highly recommend that you download this album and give it a play from start to finish, and get trapped in the hazy, blissed out beats with haunting vocals while you’re at it. Enjoy. Props to Alan for introducing me to this duo.
Purity Ring - Shrines (2012) [download]
Suzanne Kraft - Jus U [download]
Laid back, summer disco groove by Suzanne Kraft. I saw Suzanne a little while ago at some party over at Public Works, and he did a great job of bringing that disco warmth to the floor. Enjoy this free track from Friends of Friends new sister label, Young Adults. Props again to XLR8R for always bringing the freshest of jams to light.
Junior Boys - The Equalizer [download]
From Junior Boys sophomore album, So This is Goodbye (2006), “The Equalizer” is strong representation of their funky electronic grooves. Most of you may recognize their single from the album, “In the Morning,” but in truth the entire album is a winner from start to finish. I’ll be posting up the album a little bit later, but for now, enjoy this funky gem by the Canadian indie electronic duo.
Justin Martin - Don’t Go [download]
From Justin Martin’s newest album, Ghettos and Gardens, this track brings the Dirtybird bass with a clean, refined, and catchy flavor. This highly melodic tune is intertwined with pure sounding bass and is exactly what I enjoy about Dirtybird’s flavor of house. I highly recommend you check out this album, as it is straight fire from start to finish. This track is a clear indication of the rest of the album’s quality.