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Blackedout – Champagne

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Dec 18, 2013
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Champagne by Blackedout is really cool to listen to while driving at night. The spacey layers and simple beats remind me of a combination between Ryan Hemsworth and Shlohmo. The track features vocal samples from It’s a Shame by The Spinners (Stevie Wonder was one of the writers). Expect a lot from this producer, including a follow-up EP in early 2014. The track also has a free download which we always like!

 

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//Trevor Shumka

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JamCam Lets You Make Videos Set to Your Music

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Dec 18, 2013

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JamCam, a new app from Toronto based Matt Loszak, allows you to record video loops set to music on your smartphone. Rather than automatically pausing what is playing, like most apps, JamCam allows you to integrate that music into your video in order to create your own videos set to your favourite songs. The above video is an example of something that was made on the platform. If you want to combine music with your favorite moments on video, JamCam is the easiest platform to do it on.

Get JamCam at the AppStore.

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Timo Garcia – Ode to Chicago

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Dec 17, 2013

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Timo Garcia has been straddling the line between the underground and the big room scene for several years, and his numerous releases on several of the circuits most respected labels has been well documented in the media. Still, it is far from impossible that you have never heard of the man! Hopefully his latest release, the EP Hypnotic, can change that. The stand out track of the release is the deep, chilled out Ode to Chicago, and it is worth listening through more than once!

 

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Bondax – Fires ft Josh Record

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Adam Kaye and  George Townsend are the two teenage beatsmiths from the northwestern stretch of Lancaster behind the name Bondax. The duo have made a name for themselves during the past couple of years and have gone from being a local secret to a world touring music act. Their latest track  Fires is a very spacey and chilled experience accompanied by vocalist Josh Record (who does a pretty awesome job as well!). Check it out!

 

 

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Wayward — Marvin VIP

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Hey Y’all,

Here’s yet another sound nugget from UK producers, Wayward. For the B side of their upcoming 12″ record release, they’ve revamped their old single, Marvin, by changing up the bass line. Now it’s got a deep UK bass feel, and the soulful vocals and rhythms groove very nicely. Take a listen, and get down to the groove.

Pre-Order the 12″ release here.

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Happy Holdiays, if you’re into that sort of thing,

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Course of Time presents Light Year and Mr. Charlton (DJ Mix)

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Course of Time presents their monthly mix series, with this instalment featuring special guest for this months edition Light Year. The Aussie export  kicks off this month’s mix followed by COT resident Mr. Charlton, who closes out the journey with. Light Year is headlining Supermarket for Course of Time’s December edition presented in collaboration with SoundMind.

Full event details available on Facebook, track list after the mix!

Tracklist:

Light Year

01. Tame Impala – Be Above It (LY’s 909 Edit)
02. Afefe Iku – Mirror Dance
03. Myles Mac – Moon Tool
04. Light Year – What To Do
05. Paul Woolford – Pursuit (Extrawelt’s Griddle Remix)
06. Tuff City Kids – HFS
07. Light Year – Pumpt
08. Mount Kimbie – Made To Stray (DJ Koze Remix)

Mr. Charlton

01. Joe – R.E.J. Bit
02. Hot Since 82 – Things You Do To Me ft. Thomas Gandey
03. Favored Nations – The Strain (Nora En Pure Remix)
04. Pryda – Shadows
05. &ME – Think
06. Galantis – Smile
07. Duck Sauce – It’s You (DJ Snake Remix)
08. Tom Trago – Two Together
09. Randomer – Bring
10. Chmara Winter – Pushcan (Danny Daze Dust Mix)

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Best of 2013: Icarus’ Picks

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I’ve enjoyed music more this year than I think I ever have before. I feel like it was a time of massive innovation and fascinating changes in electronic music; the post-Skrillex era (so to speak) has allowed unprecedented room for artists to try new things. Many masterpieces were created along the way, and I willingly accept the fact that my top 10 musical experiences of 2013 will not even come close to encompassing the scope of excellence this year has brought. This year, I swung towards the chiller side of the musical spectrum, taking a step back from my more “hardcore” tastes of the past few years in favor of Deep House chords and echoing vocals.

Anyway, this is my list, and I love it. I can only hope you will too! We begin…

 

10. The Melt Compilation

The Melt Compilation (Vol. 1) is a 19-track Trap collaboration by a mélange of fantastic artists. The tracks are dark and melodic, and this album helped me through innumerable late study nights. Highlights (IMHO) include “Alibi” by Deebs, “Stahp” by Djemba Djemba, and “Conga” by Snorlax. Oh, and it’s free!!

 

9.  BT – A Song Across Wires

Next up on the list is this year’s album from the legendary BT. It’s largely a collaborative piece; only two songs on the album don’t have features. The album is a glorious electronic landscape of Trance and Progressive House, with distorted anthems like “Tomahawk” peacefully coexisting alongside smooth Trance tracks like “Skylarking.” It’s a thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish, reminding me song after song of what I love most about the more “classic” genres of EDM.

 

8. Warm Water (Snakehips Remix) – Banks

This song is so good it almost hit the mainstream. I had friends on Facebook who post statuses about Lady GaGa on a weekly basis post about this shit, and you know what? I didn’t even feel any hipster anger. It’s THAT good. Banks’ (most remixable artist ever) vocals remain the backbone of the track, and Snakehips’ swaggering bass line surges underneath with a soul-warming groove. It’s become one of my go-to tracks to show to people who cringe at the phrase, “Electronic music.”

 

 

7. Phonat – Machines Do Care/Identity Theft EP

I’m not sure I can really put into words why I love this track so much. I mean, only so much justification is necessary to explain why Phonat is incredible, but this song is just… different. It challenges the listener to find meaning in the chaos, and if you have half an hour to kill, I recommend listening to this song on repeat. Sit back, close your eyes, and try to follow a different line each time; first time focus on the bass, second time on the rolling synth pads, etc. The whole Identity Theft EP is quite strong, but “Machines Do Care” blew the rest away for me.

 

 

6. Fall Over (Djemba Djemba Remix) – Banks

Djemba Djemba was probably one of my favorite artists this year. To call him consistent would be an understatement; his music is of the highest quality, and this remix is my fave from his impressive 2013 musical portfolio. It’s menacing and edgy, and the thundering bass makes the hair on my arms stand up. Listen for the little pause right before the bass hits on the second drop; it’s perfect.

 

 

5. Valentine feat. Kyiki (Kyogi Remix) – DE$iGNATED

This remix from Kyogi, an absurdly talented British teenager, hits the sweet spot for me. It’s calming, it’s complex, it has great flow from start to finish, and I absolutely adore the minor Deep House chords. I know for a fact there’s video of me dancing quite embarrassingly to this song, but I love it so much I don’t even care.

 

 

4. Move Love (Kaytranada Edition) – Robert Glasper

Kaytranada is a household name around here at Salacious Sound, and I think this remix (sorry Ziad, edition) proves that we have every right to love him passionately. I had to think hard before putting this on my list, because I was having a hard time separating the music I’m loving most now from the music I loved most this year, but in the end, I couldn’t resist. It’s just too damn good. The pulsing vocals (one of my friends described the track as “a musical strobe light”) and the Vince Guaraldi-esque jazz piano (especially from 3:20-3:40) are some of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard. This song is a revelation.

 

 

3. Acid Rap – Chance the Rapper

I’m a huge rap fan, and Chance the Rapper’s second mixtape was the soundtrack of my summer. It’s an oftentimes ridiculous and wholly sacrilegious flight through Chancelor Bennett’s LSD-infused mind, and it’s incredible. The production is jazzy and soulful rather than harsh or booming, and Chance swings seamlessly from introspective slam poet to unapologetic punk and back again. My favorite tracks are Cocoa Butter Kisses, Lost, Interlude (That’s Love), Acid Rain… screw it, just listen to the whole thing.

Another free download!

 

2. Bird Machine – DJ Snake (featuring Alesia)

Musical boundaries are meant to be pushed. People get too comfortable with what they know, and every once in a while some lunatics need to come through and redefine what we’ve come to expect from music. In 2013, the genre that was due for renewal was Trap music, in its many iterations. For me personally, my Trap epiphany came with this song in late February. Bird Machine is simultaneously laughable and brilliant, mind-blowing and comfortable. It’s unlike anything I’d ever heard before–or since, really–while still having the normal uncouth appeal of a hard Trap tune. I still love the look on peoples’ faces when they realize they’re listening to literal birdcalls over a bassline. It’s on my list of all-time greats.

 

 

1. Argentina and Astor Piazzolla

My number one experience with music this year was unlike the rest. I’m a cellist, and over the summer I got the opportunity to tour with my orchestra to Argentina. We learned a ton of Argentine music for the tour, which is to say we learned a lot of tango music, which is in itself a way to say we learned the music of Astor Piazzolla.

I fell in love with Piazzolla’s tangos. All of the sterility, all of the arrogance that had always bothered me about classical music was gone; in its place was true salaciousness. Piazzolla had revived tango music in the 20th century by throwing in a healthy handful of jazz, and the result is spectacular. The emotions flash around, from soul-crushingly sad in one measure to frenetic excitement in the next; every piece is a master class on the use of passion in music. It’s a bizarre thing to put in #1 on a list on an electronic music site, I realize this, but I’ll be damned if Argentine tango didn’t fundamentally change the way I see music.


 

Thank you all so much for reading, and I can’t wait to have another amazing musical year with you in 2014!

Much love,

    Icarus

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Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You (King Henry Bootleg)

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New to me, not necessarily new to we.

I had never heard of King Henry, but considering this bootleg is a year old and his latest drop is a remix featuring Djemba Djemba, it might be time to start looking a little closer.

Really interesting take on the original, the beat’s backbone seems a little glitchy and off time, but that’s part of the appeal here.

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Eric Sharp – Surrender Dorothy (Real Eyes Remix) [Premiere]

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When I heard the promo of Eric Sharp’s Sharp Cuts Remixed EP I was so smitten by this track that I just had to be the one to break it to the internet. Enjoy!

 

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//Ziad Ramley

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Best of 2013: StatiK’s Picks

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I certainly had my musical ups and downs in 2013. While I can’t complain about the year’s depth of great material (see below), my lowest low was the fact that I didn’t make it to one festival. More than anything, these glorious music marathons are almost always the highlight of my year, so it killed me to sit idly by while photos streamed down my social media feeds, reminding me that life was better somewhere else. Fighting through cancellations, ticket mix-ups, work conflicts, last minute friend bails, and bees that shoot lightning, I got bent over by festival season this past Summer, and it didn’t feel good.

 

That said, I still made it out to plenty of shows, and am becoming more and more intrigued about the future of the performance aspect of electronic music. DJs have been called out, time after time, for jumping around on stage while a planned out set is played to a crowd that doesn’t know any better, and I think it’s a shame that the same effort from the studio doesn’t always translate over to the stage. With the relatively recent explosion of MIDI controllers to suit all needs, increasingly capable software, and doodads galore, I think we’re getting to the point where there is no excuse for not giving more to the concert-goers. I’m not saying there isn’t an art to DJing, and I don’t expect it to die off, but I feel the game is changing, and we’re headed towards more active performances sooner rather than later. The point is… this excites me.

Without further delay… I give you my top ten music experiences of 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

#10 Soundtrack: Grand Theft Auto V

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Aside from clocking in at the highest budget video game of all time, and just kicking ass in general, GTAV (unsurprisingly) saw Rockstar roll out another high profile soundtrack to accompany the mayhem. The in-game radio features stations from West Coast Classics (Snoop, Dr. Dre, Geto Boys, N.W.A.), to Worldwide FM (Cashmere Cat, Mala, Swindle), to shows hosted by Flying Lotus (Hudson Mohawke, Aphex Twin, Machinedrum), and Soulwax (Jacques Lu Cont, Zombie Nation, Harvard Bass). Yeah… in a video game. I don’t have time to do more than scratch the surface here, but you get the idea.

 

 

 

#9 Single: Ry Cuming – Always Remember Me (Vario Volinski Remix)

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Everyone’s got that track that reminds them of their special someone, and this tune takes that honour for me in 2013. Working with Ry Cuming‘s heartfelt Always Remember Me, Switzerland’s chill house connoisseur Vario Volinski bumps the piece a notch deeper, extending it to a lengthy 7 minutes that you’ll get wonderfully lost in. Looking through my Winamp (you heard me), this was one of my most frequently played singles of the year.

 

 

 

#8 Album: Disclosure – Settle

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I can’t say I have as much of a personal connection to Disclosure as some of my other picks, but I’d be silly to deny they were one of 2013′s biggest breakout artists. It’s hard to pick a favourite tune from these guys, as I’ve thrown just about every one of their tracks in my sets this year. While Disclosure is powered by dance floor igniting rhythms and crispy clean production, the line-up of featured vocalists add a soulful spice to the album in question, and I’d say they were a big part of Settle making year end lists across the globe.

 

 

 

#7 Label: OWSLA

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If you read my Bass Report series, you already know how fond I am of work coming from Skrillex‘ monster label, OWSLA. The M Machine, Kill Paris, TC, Jack Beats, David Heartbreak, KOAN Sound, What So Not, Alvin Risk, I Am Legion, Kill The Noise, Birdy Nam Nam, Rusko, Phonat… need I say more? Because I could.

 

 

 

#6 Artist: Mr. Carmack

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Mr. Carmack has a rotating cast of SoundCloud uploads with such a short shelf life due to an insane rate of production, so I’m going to go ahead and choose everything he does for my #6. These songs are often made up of dreamy melodies, riding above head bobbing hip hop grooves, and mingling with crunchy basslines. This wonderful brew is what we call Carmack‘s signature blend®. I dare you not to love it. With an already substantial fan base growing by the day, his tireless work ethic somehow comes off as casual as his music… because producing a song a day is no big deal right? This is the life I dream of having.

 

 

 

#5 EP: Phonat – Identity Theft

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Phonat took over my late night airwaves this year with his release of Identity Theft. I’m bad at sleep, and I’ve spent so many nights with this EP cranked, cruising around the empty streets of (insert somewhere cooler than Toronto suburbs here), getting way too far into my own head space with the assistance of PhonatIdentity Theft makes me forget real life is going on in the background, and that’s the definition of powerful music.

 

 

 

#4 Single: KOAN Sound & Asa – Starlite

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The whole Sanctuary EP from KOAN Sound & Asa was an amazing collaborative work throughout it’s entirety, but Starlite goes the extra mile, and takes me from zero to happy place in a matter of seconds. A beautiful flowing sound scape soars over the crackle of deep defined bass, as these two artists go above the simplicity of a typical club track to show off elite song-writing ability. I give a special respect to music with the power to make it rain on my face, and Starlite does just that.

 

 

 

#3 Live Show: Chet Faker

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Of all the events I made it out to, catching Chet Faker at Toronto’s Wrongbar (well known around here as the home of Zeds Dead‘s Bassmentality) turned out to be one of my most memorable nights of 2013. Along with his accompaniment of live band mates, the bearded wizard ran through all my favourites, from I’m Into You, to No Diggity, to a very necessary encore of Melt.

Chet finished up, 3 AM rolled around, and I headed home. Oh no, wait… that’s when Goldroom showed up and played a secret early morning disco house set to a handful of dedicated music addicts. It was one of those nights where the world is on your side.

 

 

 

#2 Album: The M Machine – Metropolis Pt. II

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If we’re talking heavy end of the electronic spectrum, this was hands down my favourite album of the year. I love The M Machine for their ability to ignore everything going on around them, and focus in on a sound untouched by current trends in the overcrowded bass music scene. Metropolis Pt. II saw the trio grab hold of a somewhat vintage sound, rolling out drums saturated in reverb, and giving heaps of space to bold synth leads that would come off cheesy in any other context. They’ve put out more top ten worthy material since the release, but as a collection, this has been on my list for a long while now.

 

 

 

#1 Album: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

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My advice has always been not to bother comparing Random Access Memories with “old Daft Punk“. It’s like comparing jet packs and… dinosaurs. Sure, they’re both cool as shit, but why go down that road?

Was I anticipating an up-to-date collection of chest pounding vocoder infused house classics like everyone else? Yes. Would I need a fresh pair of pants upon hearing said album? I’d bet my life on it. Did Random Access Memories fulfil these expectations? With the arguable exception of Get Lucky, it did not, but I still thought these songs were on a whole other planet of genius. It’s the end of the year now, and I’ll stand by that statement.

I played this out a stupid number of times in 2013, start to finish, and each listen was reminded why it was the most hyped up release of the year. I couldn’t hand this top spot to anyone but Daft Punk.

 

 

 

 

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Anna Lunoe – Breathe (Sleepy Tom Remix)

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Vancouver’s fastest-rising producer, Sleepy Tom, has always had a laissez-faire towards staying within the confines of a genre, and his latest offering for Anna Lunoe and Ultra follows suit. Starting off with elements of Jersey club and building on dark, full-sounding keys and robotic arps, his remix of Breathe proves that “Sleepy Tom” is – much like “Dillon Francis” – a genre in and of itself.

 

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//Ziad Ramley

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Brian Altano – Misanthrope [Album Review]

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Every day for the past two years or so I’ve been listening to Brian Altano on the various podcasts that he co-hosts, whether it’s The Comedy Button or Super Knockin’ Boots. I’ve spent hours listening to him rant about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ThunderCats and whatever else pisses him off, so it’s always weird for me to think that he’s the one behind this amazing instrumental album.

Ever since I listened to Altano’s first album, Robotobots, earlier this year, I’ve been so excited for the release of Misanthrope, and that excitement was well warranted. Misanthrope is more of what I loved about Robotobots, hip-hop influenced beats, juxtaposed with electronic synth elements and sci-fi samples. That may sound kind of weird, but trust me, it’s good. One of the strongest aspects of both Robotobots and Misanthrope is the atmosphere that Altano creates with each track. Altano said that Misanthrope was “designed for the modern worker bee, fighting for independence in an era of social overstimulation” and you really get a sense of that dystopian environment when listening to it. This atmosphere is furthered through the narrative that the sci-fi samples create, which add a whole other level to the complexity of the album. Misanthrope isn’t just an instrumental album, it’s a concept album. An interesting addition to Misanthrope, that wasn’t present in Robotobots, is the collaboration with guitarist Thomas Rakowitz on the tracks One A.M.Silver Shank and If You Need Me I’m Gone. The two met through the Facebook fan group for Altano’s podcast, The Comedy Button. It’s extremely cool to see a collaboration like this happen, and I hope the two continue to work together.

Overall, Misanthrope is a great listen, whether you have it on as the soundtrack to your day or actually dedicate some time to fully immerse yourself in it. Its amazing flow will seamlessly transition you from one song to the next without you even noticing it, and its creativity, feel and uniqueness is something that’s hard to come by these days. The best thing about Misanthrope is that it’s free to download and stream, so you don’t really have a reason to not listen to it. However, if you do want to support Brian Altano so that he can make more amazing albums, you can also purchase it on iTunes.

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Thugli – Run This [Original Video]

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Thugli’s first music video was released a few days ago and it is something definitely worth noting.  The song has an absolutely crushing beat but I was skeptical if they could capture the song’s essence in video format which can often be so hard to do.  Directed by Amos Leblanc & Ohji Inoue, the video begins by following a young boy through the hood, Walkman in tow and ends with an all out power trip by two local cops who are bangin’ blow and blockin’ shots.

The cinematography used in the video really transports the viewer and makes it feel as though you are on the court, in the hood or dancing on top of cop car right there with them.  The whole video takes place during one day and the viewer progresses through the action of the day which ends with donuts on a gravel parking lot and blowing lines off the hood of a cop car.   The editing, which is my favorite part, follows the beat of the song, cutting in and out in sync with the heavy drops and beats laid down by the duo that is THUGLI.  Throughout the whole video you do not hear any sounds besides car tires and gunshots letting the song lend all of the sound effects and narration that is needed.  My only question is, what’s the next project?   Enjoi

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Pretty Lights – Press Pause (Free n Losh Remix)

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The dangerous duo are back. Free n Losh have storming the Hype Machine top 10 lately,  three times consecutively, the final time landing that coveted number one spot. These guys have been championing their “trazz” (trap + jazz = trazz) sound for about a year now and they’re starting to get some serious recognition.

Latest from the chill beat aficionados is their official Press Pause remix on the new Pretty Lights remix EP. Alongside some top-tier talent like Odesza, Paper Diamond, Datsik, and a gang of others

Their Press Pause remix brings some of that darker Free n Loshness we’ve previously seen on tracks like their NOWIMGUNNACHANGE remix, only a bit more refined and relaxed.

Looking forward to what these up-and-commers have up their sleeve next.

 

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Banks – Change (Dream Koala Remix)

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All you avid young (and old) minds trudging through that last bitter-sweet stretch of academic finals, allow me to introduce you all to your savior – J-Pop aficionado, Dream Koala.

 

Slow, chill and easy to digest, DK’s recent take on the sweet velvety vocals of up-and-comer Banks’ insta-tune, Change will have no problems stabilizing your freakishly high, post-copious-amounts-of-energy-drink heart rate. The Berliner’s use of low-end is truly something else – having an overweight house cat sit on your chest and vigorously purr deep in to the cavities of your rib cage is the only accurate comparison I can really draw.. Indubitably wonderful.

 

This wonderful ‘chune is part of Banks’ new EP, London, and can be purchased right ‘hur. For all you lucky folks across the pond, Banks will be gracing you with her presence in a recently announced UK tour beginning in March. Be sure to check the dates below if yalz’ be interested.

 

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New Author: Hallie

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Hey Salacious Sounders!

My name is Hallie Sinclair and I am very excited to contribute to the team as a new addition. I have lived in Seattle for the past several years, I love the emerging music culture in this city. I grew up in Los Angeles and Madrid and my musical taste and inspiration are definitely influenced by those locations and my upbringing. I will be posting a wide range of music, but also putting emphasis in the local NW scene. New friends, I look forward to sharing with you. Here are a few sounds I have been listening to:

Odesza, Washington natives, have been making waves this past year. They just put out this free remix, part of Pretty Lights remix album.

 

An incredibly talented artist from Kentucky, Tinashe, just released her third mixtape, Black Water. I have had this mixtape on repeat for weeks.

Salute is a 17 year-old producer living in Vienna. This song is taken from his Lionheart EP which is coming out on December 23rd via Cool Kid Music. This kid’s about to have a real nice 2014.

Seattle local, Chase Miles continues to impress me with his productions. I’m looking forward to hearing what he does next.

Another Seattle native now living in Michigan, Sango has had a quality past year. One of record label Soulection’s finest, he continues to consistently put out phenomenal songs.

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Massive Attack – Teardrop (Scrumb Remix)

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I spent the first minute of this song dreading a terrible breakdown, but praise da lawd I was instead with a gorgeous, mellowed-out affair. Percussion is subtle and hits all the right spots in Vancouver producer Scrum’s flip of Teardrop.

 

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//Ziad Ramley

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BESTiE – Asleep On The Bus (On Planets Remix)

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Normally, when I’m posting around this time of night it’s all Aussie, but today things are a bit different. I’m catching up on all the local music thats been released this week, and what a dang week its been. BESTiE and On Planets work together on this remix that reminds me less of  the guys I stumble into on a Friday night at Fortune and more like a West Coast Vampire Weekend.

 

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//Ziad Ramley

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Francesca Belcourt – Tizzy (Heartbeat(s) Remix)

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Vancouver-based producer Heartbeat(s) – formerly of LOL Boys – delivers all sorts of goodnight vibes with his latest remix of local singer/songwriter, Francesca Belcourt. Panning hi-hats, crisp snares, airy sub bass, and lush vocals make this a go-to bedtime companion.

 

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//Ziad Ramley

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Shmallen – Tell Me

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Dec 12, 2013
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Oh, I’ll tell you what I think about you. One Allen Hansrisu, better known in ‘n around the scene as Shmallen, has a seductive lil’ treat for us all, and it goes by the name of Tell Me.

 

Stuffed to the gift-box brim with wonderful atmosphere, layered beneath a melodious entourage of deep-house kicks and ego-boosting plucks, and all neatly bundled in lovely Destiny’s Child wrapping paper, this bad boy is itching for a place under the tree (I am legally obligated to insert at least one Christmas analogy in all December posts). Preferably out of the way of any pine-tree shedding, if it can be helped.

 

No dashing through the snow here – with the mere click of a mouse/touch of a finger, Tell Me can be all yours to do with it as you wish, whatever.. that may be. Please, show the man some support – be merry, joyful and indulgent. Hashtag Christmas YOLO.

 

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> Shwing

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