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.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Foals - Bad Habit [Alex Metric Remix]


The UK house producer Alex Metric has remixed Foals "Bad Habit," and it is spooky good. 

The track starts out with a shimmering and haunting intro that teases you for well over a minute, preluding anthemic electro melodies, with a fluttery ambient breakdown right around 5:00. This remix is well done and speaks to the talent emerging from the London music scene.

Stream the Alex Metric remix on Soundcloud below:

Be sure to check out his other tracks on Soundcloud, and view tour dates here

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hippie Sabotage

Hippie Sabotage are two brothers from California and have recently released a full lenght version of their song “Stay High”. The duo reworked Sweedish Tove Lo’s “Habits” creating a sultry track with airy electronic beats and synthy hip-hop influences. Listen to the original as well to hear how chilled out the remix truly is. 

Tove Lo "Habits":

Here is another one of my favorites from Hippie Sabotage:

Saturday, October 19, 2013


DC trio Misun (pronounced ‘me-sun’) constantly deliver solid tracks with creative blends that cross many genre boundaries. Sample a few of my favorite Misun tracks below to get a glimpse of their diversity and style, and catch the rest on their Soundcloud, where I'm sure we will be hearing a lot more from this talented trio. 

Old western inspired guitar tones and reverberant soulful vocals, layered with electronic textures and subtle hip-hop influences construct their unique and organic sound. The sexy psychedelic 60's pop and neo-soul feel reminds me of Wild Belle

Thursday, October 17, 2013


The first round of SXSW Music Festival artist announcements is here! See the full list (it's a long one!) below. Here is a little sneak peak of who to expect at SXSW 2014.

The music portion of South by Southwest takes place March 11-16 in Austin, TX. Who's going?

Aer (Wayland MA)
Kyle Andrews (Nashville TN)
Atlanter (Oslo NORWAY)
Atomix (Mixcoac MEXICO)
The Autumn Defense (Chicago IL)
Avi Buffalo (Los Angeles CA)
Belle Adair (Muscle Shoals AL)
Betunizer (Valencia SPAIN)
The Black and White Years (Austin TX)
Jeff Black (Nashville TN)
Black Taxi (Brooklyn NY)
The Black Watch (Los Angeles CA)
The Blank Tapes (Los Angeles CA)
The Boxing Lesson (Austin TX)
Boyfrndz (Austin TX)
Bring Me The Horizon (Sheffield UK-ENGLAND)
Bugs of Phonon (Tainan TAIWAN)
Burgess Meredith (Austin TX)
Allysen Callery (Bristol RI)
Capsula (Bilbao SPAIN)
Casual Sex (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
[Champagne] (Tokyo JAPAN)
The Chevelles (North Fremantle AUSTRALIA)
Shawn Chrystopher (Los Angeles CA)
Cinco Doce (Austin TX)
Amy Cook (Austin TX)
Crossfaith (Osaka JAPAN)
Rodney Crowell (Crosby TX)
Current Swell (Victoria CANADA)
David J (Santa Rosa CA)
Deidre and the Dark (Brooklyn NY)
DeLorean (Houston TX)
Dems (London UK-ENGLAND)
Desert (Barcelona SPAIN)
The Devil Makes Three (Santa Cruz CA)
Division Minuscula (Matamoros MEXICO)
Eliza Doolittle (London UK-ENGLAND)
Doughbeezy (Houston TX)
Dråpe (Oslo NORWAY)
Drenge (Castleton UK-ENGLAND)
Dumb Waiter (Richmond VA)
The Dunwells (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Lincoln Durham (Austin TX)
Dusty Stray (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)
East Cameron Folkcore (Austin TX)
East Forest (Portland OR)
Andrea Echeverri (BOGOTA COLOMBIA)
E-Dubble (Baltimore MD)
Robert Ellis (Houston TX)
Sean Falyon (Atlanta GA)
Feathers (Austin TX)
Folly and the Hunter (Montreal CANADA)
Ghost Loft (Los Angeles CA)
Ariana Gillis (Toronto CANADA)
Glass Animals (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
The Great Wilderness (San Jose COSTA RICA)
Gungor (Denver CO)
Hamell On Trial (Ossining NY)
Elias Haslanger (Austin TX)
Hey Ocean! (Vancouver CANADA)
Micah P. Hinson (Denison TX)
Hollow Jan (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Hopsin (Panorama City CA)
Hyenaz (Berlin GERMANY)
Il Pan del Diavolo (Palermo ITALY)
Garland Jeffreys (New York NY)
Jonzieeee (Houston TX)
Vance Joy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
June (San Francisco CA)
Jungle (London UK-ENGLAND)
Kaytranada (Montreal CANADA)
K Camp (Atlanta GA)
Killa Kyleon (Houston TX)
Kins (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Kira Kira (Mosfellsbær ICELAND)
Kristal and Jonny Boy (Rättvik/Stockholm SWEDEN)
La Orquesta Vulgar (Juarez MEXICO)
Kieran Leonard (London UK-ENGLAND)
Like Swimming (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Lil Ray/Wheels Up (Houston TX)
Lions In The Street (Vancouver CANADA)
Little Daylight (Brooklyn NY)
Little Jesus (Mexico City MEXICO)
Grace London (Austin TX)
London Grammar (London UK-ENGLAND)
Lord Buffalo (Austin TX)
Los Lonely Boys (San Angelo TX)
Lost Tapes (Barcelona SPAIN)
Calvin Love (Edmonton CANADA)
Lovely Bad Things (La Mirada CA)
Love X Stereo (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Lene Lovich Band (London UK-ENGLAND)
Eleni Mandell (Los Angeles CA)
Marigold (Borlänge SWEDEN)
Jessica Lea Mayfield (Kent OH)
Mibbs (of Pac Div) (Beverly Hills CA)
Mighty Oaks (Berlin GERMANY)
Fernando Milagros (Santiago CHILE)
The Ben Miller Band (Joplin MO)
Mirror Travel (Austin TX)
Mise en Scene (Winnipeg CANADA)
Money For Rope (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Mon Laferte (Escandon MEXICO)
Mono Inc. (Schönberg GERMANY)
Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step (Los Angeles CA)
Mozes And The Firstborn (Eindhoven THE NETHERLANDS)
mr. Gnome (Cleveland OH)
Neulore (Nashville TN)
Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children (Nuuk DENMARK)
Nightmare Air (Los Angeles CA)
Kurt Nilsen (Oslo NORWAY)
NO (Los Angeles CA)
OBN III's (Austin TX)
Only Real (London UK-ENGLAND)
Palmbomen (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)
Panama Wedding (New York NY)
PapaNegro (Santiago CHILE)
PEDALJETS (Kansas City MO)
Penny & Sparrow (Austin TX)
People of Letters (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
the Pepper Pots (Girona SPAIN)
Juan Perro (Madrid SPAIN)
Phonalex (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Pompeya (Moscow RUSSIA)
Porter (Guadalajara MEXICO)
Propain (Houston TX)
Pure Love (Hemel Hempstead UK-ENGLAND)
Que (Atlanta GA)
Random (Mega Ran) (Phoenix AZ)
The Rocketboys (Austin TX)
Raina Rose (Austin TX)
Royal Canoe (Winnipeg CANADA)
Rusty Maples (Las Vegas NV)
Saint Rich (Fredon NJ)
Josef Salvat (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Saor Patrol (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
Savoir Adore (Brooklyn NY)
Jack Savoretti (London UK-ENGLAND)
Shakey Graves (Austin TX)
Sigmun (Bandung INDONESIA)
SISU (Los Angeles CA)
Ski Lodge (New York NY)
Soldout (Bruxelles BELGIUM)
The Sour Notes (Austin TX)
Speak (Austin TX)
The Spring Standards (New York NY)
Starlight Girls (Brooklyn NY)
The Suffers (Houston TX)
Sweet Baboo (Trefriw UK-WALES)
The Swiss (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
SwizZz (Los Angeles CA)
Dudu Tassa (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Kristian Terzic Band (Rovinj CROATIA)
To Be Frank (Suffolk UK-ENGLAND)
Jonathan Toubin (New York NY)
Truth Universal (New Orleans LA)
Ume (Austin TX)
Urge Overkill (Chicago IL)
Vampillia (Tenjinmachi JAPAN)
Vida Boulevard (Guadalajara MEXICO)
V.I.P (Austin TX)
Vockah Redu (New Orleans LA)
We Butter The Bread With Butter (Berlin GERMANY)
Taj Weekes & Adowa (Castries SAINT LUCIA )
Wes Fif (Orlando FL)
Whiskey Shivers (Austin TX)
Dot Wiggin Band (Brooklyn NY)
Wild Child (Austin TX)
Wild Moccasins (Houston TX)
Wild Ones (Portland OR)
Roosh Williams (Houston TX)
WonFu (Taipei TAIWAN)
Dizzy Wright (Las Vegas NV)
Yip Deceiver (Athens GA)
Gabby Young and Other Animals (London UK-ENGLAND)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Jutty Ranx - I See You [Bit Funk Remix]

Bit Funk is a producer, remixer and DJ currently based in Brooklyn, NY and his new remix of Jutty Ranx – "I See You" is simply delicious. The already pop/electro track is transformed into a more UK funky house composition. I don't know how to describe the underlying beat, but I love it, reminds me of Disclosure

4:00 is the best part... I have a soft spot for reggae. You will enjoy these next 6 minutes.

Listen below:

To hear more of Bit Funk, check out some of his other work via Soundcloud here

Monday, October 7, 2013



Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck make up the London duo Elephant who recently released the glimmering single, "Shapeshifter." This one is for all the lovers out there. "Shapeshifter" offers a big band orchestration full of strings and dreamy vocals and perpetrates a distant mysterious sound with an elegant charm. 

 Shapeshifter/Snow Day single is out now via Memphis Industries and you can get it here.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hunter Hunted – Keep Together (Viceroy Remix) [Free Download]

Viceroy recently released another edition of his tropical, nu-disco house sounds. With a "summertime, all the time" motto, the San Francisco based producer has put his synth infused, 80's influenced spin on the laid back track "Keep Together" by Hunter Hunted.

Listen below, and grab the free download!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Son Lux


“Lost It To Trying” is the first taste of Son Lux upcoming third album Lanterns, out October 29th via Joyful Noise RecordsRyan Lott is the man behind Son Lux, he is a renowned, classically trained multi-instrumentalist producing experimental, quirky, and highly intricate compositions. 

This is a genuinely original electronic track and the combination is simply magical. The intro is dazzling in its breadth of sound, and it is by far the most euphoric and anthemic opening I can think of. 

You must listen below: