Saturday, December 7, 2013

Styalz Fuego and Stuck Note - "Wait Up"

 

I give you a superb collab between Styalz Fuego and Stuck Note. "Wait Up" is a deeper house version of Purity Ring sans the female vocals, and of course I love it because of its UK trap infusions. You will love it because of its progressive house beats and dirty south hip hop influences. Styalz Fuego is of course, linked to Chamillionaire. Check it!

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Landing

 
Meet The Landing. This New York based "space pop" artist has recently released his second single "Anxieties," and the track sends and ambient, optimistic vibe. Fluttering melodies laced with a steady, energetic backbeat and soft-sung vocals create the relaxing atmosphere. 

And if you would like your very own copy, you can download the track for free via the bands website here.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Vance Joy - Riptide [FlicFlac Edit]

 

Kevin Richi and Max Gain are the young men behind the Austrian duo FlicFlac, and are pros at mixing indie folk jams with a chill house rhythm. Their edit of Vance Joy's "Riptide" is my favorite. Listen to the remix and original track below. Steady chilled out dance beats laid down with ukuleles, folk/pop "oooh's" and whistles are just a few things that make this track so catchy and an instant favorite. 




Did you dig it? Tell me your thoughts below and check out other FlicFlac edits via the bands Soundcould here.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ed Sheeran - I See Fire [Kygo Remix]



Here is a lovely remix to Ed Sheeran's "I See Fire." Kygo takes us on a tranquil journey with soft whispery vocals, enchanting wind chimes, and dreamy melodies. 

Listen for yourself below. 
   

Feder Universe - “SIXTO”



Paris-based producer Feder Universe is fresh on the scene with his first ever released track "SIXTO," paying tribute to Sixto Rodriguez. The seriously slick vocals and retro 70's vibe will have you groovin' to this smooth dance track all day long. 


Listen to “SIXTO” below.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2014 SXSW Round Two Lineup Announced!

I'm getting more and more excited for SXSW 2014. The second round of artists was just announced! Check it out below. 

Achilles (Atlanta GA)
Aeges (Los Angeles CA)
Air Traffic Controller (Boston MA)
Alika & Nueva Alianza (Los Angeles CA)
Anushka (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
The Apache Relay (Nashville TN)
Arborea (Lewiston ME)
Arkells (Hamilton CANADA)
Jay Arner (Vancouver CANADA)
Syd Arthur (Canterbury UK-ENGLAND)
Nicole Atkins (Asbury Park NJ)
Avan Lava (New York NY)
Baby In Vain (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Baby Robots (Austin TX)
Bagheera (Houston TX)
Ballet School (Berlin GERMANY)
The Bambir (Gyumri ARMENIA)
Richard Barone (New York NY)
The Baseball Project (Portland OR)
James Bay (Hitchin UK-ENGLAND)
Beat King (Houston TX)
Arthur Beatrice (London UK-ENGLAND)
Greta Svabo Bech (Tórshavn FAROE ISLANDS)
Andrew Belle (Chicago IL)
The Belle Game (Vancouver CANADA)
Bestial Mouths (Los Angeles CA)
Big Phony (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
The Binary Code (Clifton NJ)
Bipolar Sunshine (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Blackbear (Hollywood CA)
Black City Lights (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)
The Black Lillies (Knoxville AK)
Black Lips (Atlanta GA)
Black Pistol Fire (Austin TX)
The Blind Pets (Austin TX)
Blondfire (Los Angeles CA)
Blouse (Portland OR)
Bobby Jealousy (Austin TX)
Bo Ningen (London UK-ENGLAND)
Boy and Bear (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
TJ Boyce (Houston TX)
Brass Bed (Lafayette LA)
Will Brennan (Atlanta GA)
Brick + Mortar (Toms River NJ)
Tom Brosseau (Los Angeles CA)
Buffalo Killers (Cincinnati OH)
Bully (Nashville TN)
Cairn String Quartet (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Catfish and the Bottlemen (Llandudno UK-WALES)
Dustin Cavazos (Dallas TX)
Cello Fury (Pittsburgh PA)
Cerebral Ballzy (Brooklyn NY)
Tim Chaisson (Charlottetown CANADA)
Cherub (Nashville TN)
ChoZe (Atlanta GA)
Circuit des Yeux (Chicago IL)
Claire (Munich GERMANY)
Cloud Boat (London UK-ENGLAND)
Cocos Lovers (Deal UK-ENGLAND)
Coldair (Warsaw POLAND)
Cole Boyz (Huntsville AL)
The Colourist (Orange County CA)
Communist Daughter (Saint Paul MN)
Complete (Fort Worth TX)
Cory Mo (Houston TX)
The Couch (Austin TX)
The Crookes (Sheffield UK-ENGLAND)
Cross Record (Austin TX)
Fauntella Crow (Venice Beach CA)
Crying Nut (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Daley (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
The Darcys (Toronto CANADA)
Andra Day (San Diego CA)
Dead C (Dunedin NEW ZEALAND)
The Delta Riggs (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Diarrhea Planet (Nashville TN)
DJ Grip (Austin TX)
Gord Downie & The Sadies (Toronto CANADA)
Kevin Drew (Toronto CANADA)
Dub Fx (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Dune Rats (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
Shelby Earl (Seattle WA)
The Eastern Sea (Austin TX)
Tim Easton (Nashville TN)
East 35 (Austin TX)
Elizabeth & the Catapult (Brooklyn NY)
EMA (Portland OR)
Empires (Chicago IL)
Esben and the Witch (London UK-ENGLAND)
Dana Falconberry (Austin TX)
The Farewell Drifters (Nashville TN)
Fear Of Men (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Felo (Houston TX)
Fenster (Berlin GERMANY)
Fielded (New York NY)
Flo Morrissey (London UK-ENGLAND)
Nils Frahm (Berlin GERMANY)
Sage Francis (Providence RI)
Fresno (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)
Max Frost (Austin TX)
Ezra Furman (Oakland CA)
Future Islands (Baltimore MD)
Galaxy Express (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Travis Garland (Lubbock TX)
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (New York NY)
Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)
The Giving Tree Band (Yorkville IL)
Glen Check (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
G. Love (Philadelphia PA)
Go DJ JB (Austin TX)
Gossling (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Jon Dee Graham (Austin TX)
The Great American Canyon Band (Baltimore MD)
Great Good Fine Ok (Brooklyn NY)
Jackie Greene (Sacramento CA)
Gripin (Istanbul TURKEY)
The Growl (Perth AUSTRALIA)
G-Side (Huntsville AL)
Gunplay (Miami FL)
Ha Ha Tonka (Springfield MO)
Danny B. Harvey (Austin TX)
The Heatwave (London UK-ENGLAND)
Heavy Cream (Nashville TN)
Hellbenders (Brasília BRAZIL)
Hi Fashion (Los Angeles CA)
Highasakite (Oslo NORWAY)
The History Of Apple Pie (London UK-ENGLAND)
Hollywoodfun Downstairs (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)
Hurray for the Riff Raff (New Orleans LA)
Jenny Hval (Oslo NORWAY)
HVOB (Vienna AUSTRIA)
Idiotape (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
James Iha (Los Angeles CA)
Intertwine (Trondheim NORWAY)
In The Valley Below (Echo Park CA)
Maya Isacowitz (Tel-Aviv ISRAEL)
Issue (Vallejo CA)
Ivan and the Parazol (Budapest HUNGARY)
Sarah Jaffe (Denton TX)
Jambinai (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Jamestown Revival (Austin TX)
Japanther (Brooklyn NY)
Jim-E-O (Austin TX)
Jonny Two Bags (Orange County CA)
JoyCut (Bologna ITALY)
Jungles from Red Bacteria Vacuum (Tokyo JAPAN)
Kabul Dreams (Kabul AFGHANISTAN)
Kadavar (Berlin GERMANY)
Kamp! (Lodz POLAND)
Karma Jonze (Austin TX)
Kayo Dot (Brooklyn NY)
Tori Kelly (Los Angeles CA)
Cory Kendrix (Austin TX)
Ben Kenney (Brooklyn NY)
Kid Mac (Maroubra AUSTRALIA)
Kiha & The Faces (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Elle King (Brooklyn NY)
King Parrot (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
K'La (Gary IN)
Aidan Knight (Victoria BC)
The Knocks (New York NY)
The Kooks (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Kumbia Queers (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Talib Kweli (Brooklyn NY)
Kydd (Austin TX)
L.A. (Mallorca SPAIN)
La Femme (Biarritz FRANCE)
Tory Lanez (Toronto CANADA)
The Launderettes (Oslo NORWAY)
League of Extraordinary Gz (Austin TX)
Little Hurricane (San Diego CA)
Jeff Lofton (Austin TX)
Louis Logic (Queens NY)
Love Inks (Austin TX)
LYS (Rennes FRANCE)
Magic Man (Boston MA)
MAO (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Mariachi Las Altenas (San Antonio TX)
Mariachi Las Pioneras de Mexico (Mexico City MEXICO)
The Mastersons (Austin TX)
Arthur Matos (Aracaju BRAZIL)
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys (Nashville TN)
Mendetz (Barcelona SPAIN)
Jeremy Messersmith (Minneapolis MN)
Mike Fresh (Atlanta GA)
Milagres (Brooklyn NY)
Mirah (Brooklyn NY)
Miss May I (Troy OH)
Mister and Mississippi (Utrecht THE NETHERLANDS)
Hedvig Mollestad Trio (Oslo NORWAY)
Monokino (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)
Tanya Morgan (Brooklyn NY)
Morning Parade (Essex UK-ENGLAND)
Natasha Mosley (Atlanta GA)
The Moth & The Flame (Provo UT)
Mothercoat (Fukaya JAPAN)
Mother Falcon (Austin TX)
The Muckers (Tehran IRAN)
Meg Myers (Los Angeles CA)
My Jerusalem (Austin TX)
Mystic Braves (Los Angeles CA)
Nakia (Austin TX)
Nell (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
John Newman (Yorkshire Dales UK-ENGLAND)
Nightbox (Toronto CANADA)
No Brain (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Nubes en mi Casa (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Gary Numan (Los Angeles CA)
Of Mice & Men (Costa Mesa CA)
Oh Mercy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
The Pack A.D. (Vancouver CANADA)
Pájaro (Sevilla SPAIN)
Doe Paoro (Brooklyn NY)
Papa (Los Angeles CA)
Paper Lions (Charlottetown CANADA)
Parade of Lights (Los Angeles CA)
The Parlotones (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
The Parrots (Madrid SPAIN)
Paus (Lisbon PORTUGAL)
Peelander-Z (New York NY)
Perrosky (Santiago CHILE)
Peterson Brothers Band (Bastrop TX)
Phantogram (Saratoga Springs NY)
Pick A Piper (Toronto CANADA)
Pins (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Plastic Flowers (Thessaloniki GREECE)
Steve Poltz (San Diego CA)
Pommez Internacional (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Poolside (Los Angeles CA)
Potty Mouth (Northampton MA)
Prides (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Public Service Broadcasting (London UK-ENGLAND)
Quantic (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Question (San Antonio TX)
Quiet Company (Austin TX)
David Ramirez (Austin TX)
Random Recipe (Montreal CANADA)
Residual Kid (Austin TX)
Rey Pila (Mexico City MEXICO)
Rhodes (Hitchin UK-ENGLAND)
Sam Roberts Band (Montreal CANADA)
Rich Robinson Band (Atlanta GA)
Rockie Fresh (Chicago IL)
Rock N' Roll Radio (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Roge (Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL)
Romi (Sendai JAPAN)
Ron Pope (Brooklyn NY)
Royal Blood (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Sage The Gemini (Fairfield CA)
Saintseneca (Columbus OH)
Samsaya (Oslo NORWAY)
Scars on 45 (Bradford UK-ENGLAND)
Danny Schmidt (Austin TX)
Sentimental City Romance (Tokyo JAPAN)
September Girls (Dublin IRELAND)
Seryn (Denton AK)
Andy Shauf (Regina CANADA)
Billy Joe Shaver (Waco TX)
Side Effect (Yangon MYANMAR)
Keaton Simons (Los Angeles CA)
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (Brooklyn NY)
The 69 Cats (Austin TX)
Skaters (New York NY)
Skream (Croydon UK-ENGLAND)
Sleeper Agent (Bowling Green KY)
Slick Shoota (Oslo NORWAY)
SL Jones (Little Rock AR)
Slothrust (Brooklyn NY)
Slow Down, Molasses (Saskatoon CANADA)
Snow Ghosts (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sobrenadar (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Social Studies (San Francisco CA)
Soft Swells (Los Angeles CA)
The Soil & the Sun (Grand Rapids MI)
Solander (Malmö SWEDEN)
The So So Glos (Brooklyn NY)
Soul Khan (Brooklyn NY)
Southern Hospitality DJ's (London UK-ENGLAND)
Spires (Brooklyn NY)
Spirit Animal (Brooklyn NY)
The Standards (Bangkok THAILAND)
The Starbems (Tokyo JAPAN)
Starmarie (Tokyo JAPAN)
Nano Stern (Santiago CHILE)
Lindsey Stirling (Arizona AZ)
Streets of Laredo (Brooklyn NY)
S U R V I V E (Austin TX)
Suzy Bogguss (Nashville TN)
Svper (Barcelona SPAIN)
Swear and Shake (Brooklyn NY)
Tashaki Miyaki (Los Angeles CA)
Tensnake (Hamburg GERMANY)
Tiê (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)
Ana Tijoux (Santiago CHILE)
Timber Timbre (Toronto CANADA)
Tinariwen (Azawad MALI)
Torres (Brooklyn NY)
Touch Sensitive (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Tourist (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Trews (Toronto CANADA)
A Tribe Called Red (Ottawa CANADA)
Tribe One (Atlanta GA)
Troker (Guadalajara MEXICO)
Truckfighters (Orebro SWEDEN)
Trust (Toronto CANADA)
Tumbleweed Wanderers (Oakland CA)
Gavin Turek (Los Angeles CA)
Typhoon (Portland OR)
Univers (Barcelona SPAIN)
Unknown (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
The Unlikely Candidates (Fort Worth TX)
Until The Ribbon Breaks (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Utopians (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Vega (La Coruña SPAIN)
The Vegabonds (Nashville TN)
Soledad Vélez (Concepción CHILE)
Kiko Veneno (Madrid SPAIN)
Venomous Maximus (Houston TX)
Maya Vik (Oslo NORWAY)
Patricia Vonne (Austin TX)
Vulture Industries (Bergen NORWAY)
Mayu Wakisaka (Tokyo JAPAN)
Natalie Walker (Denver CO)
Wardell (Los Angeles CA)
Watercolours (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Willie Watson (Nashville TN)
Wentru (Santiago CHILE)
We Were Promised Jetpacks (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
What So Not (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
The Whigs (Athens GA)
White City (Kabul AFGHANISTAN)
The Wilderness of Manitoba (Toronto CANADA)
Wild Party (Boerne TX)
The Wild Wild (Santa Cruz CA)
Saul Williams (New York NY)
Jack Wilson (Austin TX)
Wolf Alice (London UK-ENGLAND)
Carolyn Wonderland (Austin TX)
Wye Oak (Baltimore MD)
Steve Wynn (Jackson Heights NY)
ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Tokyo JAPAN)
YB (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Sidney York (Calgary CANADA)
Conner Youngblood (Dallas TX)
Young Guns (London UK-ENGLAND)
Yung Nation (Dallas TX)
Zeus (Toronto CANADA)
Zuse (Atlanta GA)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bipolar Sunshine



Adio Marchant is the increasingly popular talent behind Bipolar Sunshine, and has just released his latest EP Drowning Butterfly via Aesthetic Recordings. This Manchester-based musician has had a busy year, and his efforts have been well received, including “Fire” and “Rivers” from his debut EP, Aesthetics released this past summer.


Drowning Butterflies' title-track is fresh, with a chilled pop aesthetic and subtle surf care free vibes. 

Just finishing a UK tour alongside Bastille, Bipolar Sunshine will now conquer the area on his own, dates available here

Sample a few of his other tracks below. 





Sunday, November 17, 2013

AlunaGeorge



Let's not let the weekend end! 

Here are some dope remixes of AlunaGeorge to cut shapes to! Aluna Francis and George Reid make up the British duo that is AlunaGeorge, and are probably best known for "Your Drums Your Love"  and their work with Disclosure on one of their earlier singles, "White Noise."

UK producer, Shadow Child has an excellent rework to AlunaGorge's "Best Be Believing," as is my favorite of the many who have attempted to put their mix on the track. 



Paris’ Tchami is at it once again with his smooth take on "You Know You Like It." 



AlunaGeorge released their debut album Body Music this past summer. Absorb each track from the album below.

Delorean - "Destitute Time" [Slow Magic Remix]



Slow Magic's latest production is a sublime reworking of Delorean's "Destitute Time." The anaonomus producer has yet again delivered a solid track with airy synth melodies swirling amongst chilled out vocals. The original song comes from the Spanish band's latest album Apar, released back in September. Mellow yet cheery, this electro-folk dace track has a slow build into greatness at 1:34 when spanish dance rhythms amass, ultimately becoming the pulse that sustains this synthwave track. 

Give the remix a listen below.



Want more of Slow Magic? Check out some of their other tracks via the bands Soundcloud here, and catch them on tour! I was lucky to recently see them with Gold Panda, and they are fantastic live, don't miss out! Delorean is also on tour, and will most likely be playing in a city near you. I'm stoked to see Delorean live in Dallas early next year!

Slow Magic tour dates:
11/17 Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziek O Droom
12/05 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl (w/ El Ten Eleven)
12/06 Seattle WA @ Neumos (w/ El Ten Eleven)
12/07 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (w/ El Ten Eleven)
12/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom (w/ French Horn Rebellion)
12/12 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
12/13 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s (w/ El Ten Eleven)
12/14 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey (w/ El Ten Eleven)
12/17 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
12/18 Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
12/19 Miami, FL @ Bardot
12/20 St. Augustine, FL @ Cafe 11
12/31 Chicago, IL @ Canvas


Delorean tour dates:
1/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
1/25 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
1/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
1/28 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Purgatory
1/29 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree
1/30 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
1/31 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
2/1 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
2/3 El Paso, TX @ Lobrow Palace
2/5 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent
2/6 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
2/7 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
2/8 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
2/9 San Francisco @ The Independent
2/10 San Francisco, CA @ Independent
2/11 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
2/14 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
2/15 Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
2/18 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
2/20 Toronto, ON @ Hoxton
2/23 Boston, MA @ Sinclair


Friday, November 15, 2013

Lincoln Jesser

 

Young LA artist Lincoln Jesser is producing incredibly catchy classic 80's-influenced indie pop, and his latest releases "Something Right" and "We'll Be Fine" are perfect samples of this airy upbeat vibe. Even better, both tracks are available for free download!


 


In My Dreams was released earlier this year and you can listen to the entire EP below, some of my favorite tracks are "Don't Mind," "In My Dreams ft. Yuna..." actually, all of them!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Portugal. The Man


Portugal. The Man released their latest album Evil Friends back in June, produced by the talented Danger Mouse who's neo-soul approach gives them a chill, slightly R&B sound. "Modern Jesus" is the most popular track with a sound reminiscent of Broken Bells and Minus the Bear. Indie-folk tempos and cool beats make this album a delight to listen to. 

Listen to the full album via the band's Soundcloud here. Some other worthy tracks are "Plastic Soldiers" and "Creep In A T-shirt."  

"Modern Jesus"

Monday, October 28, 2013

Blood Cultures - "Indian Summer"




"Indian Summer” is the debut single from the New Jersey based solo act, Blood Cultures and the only track to be found on his Soundcloud. It's a chilled out well-produced introduction to this wonderful new talent with a groovy ambient feel that floats casually through the indie pop genre. 


Check out Indian Summer below, and pick it up for a buck via the Blood Cultures Bandcamp.