Call it futurebass, call it chillwave, call it post-dubstep, call it ambient, call it what you will. Fact is, ambiance is what the Re:Antarctica EP creates, and it lingers all around you even when it’s over. So you hit play again. Glitch-heavy and full of slick beats, the tracks are wrapped around gentle melodies and vocal snippets that create a bright beachy feel, just right for a mellow summer evening.
Tiger Tsunami is the electronic project of London-based producer Christian Parker, who – having heard some nice words about his music by a couple of big names on the internetz world of music, he decided to release a free download EP, featuring remixes by upcoming electronic artists Nuages, Koloto and Fxxxyblnt.
It had never gotten really quiet around Barbarossa ever since his start-offs Chemical Campfires and Sea Like Blood on Fence Records back in the lates Naughties. Having left that smoochy acoustic phase behind for a sound more made of drum machines and slight synths, James Mathé suddenly makes us go all excited about his upcoming 10-track LP Bloodlines, due out August 5 via Memphis Industries.
While the first teaser track The Load sports a somewhat indie-poppier, more classically singer-songwriter sound, Turbine, the second release off Bloodlines is out today and just the drum-heavy kind of jam that wakes up your mid-week numbness. Stream both tracks below and head over to the man’s website if you dig it – Turbine is available for free download in exchange for your e-mail data.
Mount Kimbie is finally coming back to us with a new album due to be released on May 27th. The Londoner electro duo’s sophomore album is called “Cold Spring Fault Less Youth”, which is not particularly catchy I’d say, but who cares? Their music rocks, they can do whatever they want. Though judging by their first track “Made To Stray” it seems like they’re heading into a slightly different direction. Starting off very minimalistic “Made To Stray” evolves into a soothing house track with vocals by Mount Kimbie themselves this time around. A little less dreamy, a little more serious, yet still damn wonderful and well produced.
Get a free download of “Made To Stray” on their website.
Hey Berliners, want to see MK live? Don’t miss their gig at Certain People @ Berghain Kantine, May 2nd! They also return to Germany in summer as they have Melt! Festival lined up. For their full list of upcoming live shows check www.mountkimbie.com.
It’s been a loooong time since we introduced you to Still Corners but the fact that it has makes us even happier to share this new gem by London’s favourite dream-poppers. Berlin Lovers is upbeat and synth-heavy and features Chromatics-ish vocals and makes us wait impatiently for the release of their second Sub Pop album on May 7.
This year ran off restlessly but wait up, hope is near what with the peace of mind that is brough to us by Tropics. The UK’s Chris Ward is a producer of sweet and mellow electronic gems that are best enjoyed live. Which is why the guy reckoned – why not come by our place (aka Berghain) and drop some niceties on us before leaving to TX for SXSW. Or at least that’s what happened in my wildest daydreams.
In your wildest daydreams though, here’s what happens: PDC is giving away 2×2 spots on the guestlist for the Berlin show on February 5, out of pure niceness. Just like us on facebook, shoot us some niceties including your full name via email and you might just be the lucky one. Competition ends Monday, 3pm, SO BE A QUICKIE!
Here’s more to get you in the mood: Tropics latest do-me-good EP entitled Popup Cinema plus free downloads to Popup Cinema (Kelpe Remix) and M83 – Reunion (Tropics remix).