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LRDC’s Favorite 100 Songs This Year 2016

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

 

This is it guys, the end of year lists have been coming at us from all sides. Unlike most “Best Songs” lists at the end of the year, I have compiled my favorite songs from my LRDC lists and around the blogosphere. I’m not here to present this list saying these are the best songs of the year, but these are the songs that got the most playtime this year. These songs really stuck and I hope that you enjoy them as much as I have.

LRDC This Week New Music Playlist 6/7/16

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Holy hell, guys! These past couple weeks have been like a whirlwind. Sadly, I missed last week’s post, though I’m back with a short one this week and some KILLER new music.

Starting off strong, we have an exciting new track from The Avalanches that is probably the most multifaceted song you will hear all year. It also happens be the first song from these guys in SIXTEEN YEARS!!! What could top that you say? Well, the next song from a little act named Beck was released the same exact day and I have to say, it quickly became my favorite Beck song ever. I’m sure you’ll agree after hearing it, so fun, so summery, so synthy, so Donkey Kong Country-y?! Skipping ahead, we’re still going strong with this crazy track from this crazy producer called Machinedrum and it bangs harder than hell. I have listened to this song at least 50 times in the past 72 hours and I can’t get enough.

Also, on this list, we’re seeing strong new music from The Head and the Heart, The Kills, and Slaptop.

This week’s playlist is like a hottest new hits sandwich with three strong final tracks as well. The first coming from Boston producer iMAGiN8 that truly makes any time “Adventure Time”. The next is Bossa Nova track from Parisians Caravan Palace. I cannot get enough of these guys’ music. If you haven’t checked them out, go do yourself a favor and go through their entire (extensive) catalog, it does not fail to please! Last, but certainly not least, is a new track from the ever-interesting Sofi Tukker. A two piece who met while studying at Brown University that does not settle for making music like you’ve heard before. They refuse to be “derivative” and have a sound that is fresh and worldly, also, it doesn’t hurt that all of their tracks are complete bangers.

Enjoy!

Greg

LRDC This Week New Music Playlist – 5/17/16

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Hello to you on this happy Tuesday. Are you ready for new music? Of course you are!

The first track is from Los Angeleno group Mondo Cozmo and it just sails! With fun samples and anthemic vocals, there’s no doubt these guys are going places. This is the only track we have from them so far, but hopefully we get some more very soon! We move to a very “clubby” track from Slaptop that really gets the mood right. Certainly he’ll be getting the mood right poolside at Splash House in Palm Springs this June, for tickets, see here.

Switching gears a bit, we have a brand new track from Trails and Ways who won me over several years ago with a track called “Nunca” when seeing them live. This song, entiteled “My Things” is very nice as well, and I’m stoked for new material from these guys. Talking about a band who won me over with a track, WE HAVE NEW CHVRCHES, I repeat…WE HAVE NEW CHVRCHES!!! It keeps with the vibe of their last album, though this one will be featured on the soundtrack for an upcoming video game called “Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.”

We’re going to make a jump over to this track from KAYTRANADA & Shay Lia that really blew me away. This album came out a couple weeks ago and with some time to digest it, I found the track that needed to be on LRDC. It’s a bit tribal, a bit quiet, a bit electronic, a bit ethereal, and “99.9%” tightness!

Killing it with a cute single cover, this song by BOYBOY called “Vices” reminds me so much of Phoenix and is thus worthy of being featured. They only have 3 tracks, though all of them are fire. AAAAND to close out this week’s list, what better title for a track could I find than “Final Song” by breakout Danish artist . She first came on my radar when touring with CHVRCHES for their first tour in America. She absolutely blew me away with a stellar show and it was nothing short of perfect. This song is also set for instant radio time (it already has 1.5+ million plays in 4 days on Spotify). So, brace yourself, it’s going to be coming to a dance party near you, and I have no problem with that.

Enjoy,
Greg

LRDC #THIS Week New Music Playlist 4/19/15

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Hello ladies and gentlemen! Last week was a great week for us here…and this week will not leave you disappointed either. We get started off hard with an intensely sick track from UK duo Plaitum. Of course, don’t feel bad if you hadn’t heard of them before this week, I hadn’t either, but boy am I glad these guys are in my life. This song haunts me in the best way possible. The next two songs are also synth bombs from HOST and Terror Jr. The latter is quite on par with songs I like to feature on here and trying to find out more about them served to be difficult. With one song, I’m itching for more already, so hopefully that comes sooner rather than later.

So, Boyz Noize is back, and this time with indie-pop darlings Polica. This track is like more like my favorite Polica track than a Boyz Noize song since it doesn’t go harder than hard, but listening to his newer music, it seems like that’s the direction he’s going. I’m down either way. I have a song by Vancouver BC duo HUMANS on this list and while it isn’t the version that is 9.5+ minutes, I think you owe it to yourself to check that one out. It’s total fire!

You know I always end with heat as well. We have a track from Sibling called “Westside” which reminds me of why I live on the Westside of Los Angeles: “the vibe is right”. AAAAND closing it out is a flowery romp of a song that is pure fun from NVDES. Full disclosure, any song that has gang vocals of people yelling lyrics is basically a winner in my eyes, but this song really nails everything so well. Whistling in the middle of the song?! Yeah! That’s not someone eavesdropping on that sick you’re listening to, NVDES is just foreshadowing what you’ll be doing by the end of the song.

Enjoy,

Greg

LRDC #THIS Week New Music Playlist 2/9/16

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Holy God, do I have some great music for you this week! The first one shouldn’t be much of a surprise to you if you have been following along the last couple weeks. It comes from School of Seven Bells and is the third single we’ve heard from their upcoming release. This one is very much what we are used to hearing from them on past releases. Layers of synth and reverberated vocals and a driving beat set your heart “Ablaze.” Keeping with the indie synth-pop, we have another BANGER from Echos. This jam goes from 0 to 100 so quick, you barely have time to catch your breath. It hits harder than an MMA fighter’s right hook all the way up till the end; I’m absolutely entranced by it.

Next, we have some smooth jams coming from Toronto group named Laser that is comprised of Broken Social Scene member Lisa Lobsinger and two other Toronto artists, Paul Pfisterer & Martin Davis. This track is off their most recent release from the end of last month. This brings us to another track off of the lovely group, Field Music, who also have a release out from the end of last week. Their sound is just so unique, with a bit of Bowie, Queen and Elton John there is plenty to love!

London indie rockers, Escapists, have a new track out entitled “Pyramid Scheme” that is killing it. Give it a listen and you can see how playful it is. Gotta love that tambourine! And more tambourine now coming from Mass Gothic who is lead by the former frontman of Hooray for Earth and signed with Sub Pop to release a wonderful full length last Friday. This second single, “Every Night You’ve Got to Save Me”, reminds me of Grouplove and this fun, upbeat vibe will surely treat them well. I’m 99% sure this song will be on a toothpaste commercial in a week…coming to a TV near you, move over Matt & Kim.

Going back to another band from Toronto, we have a new track from Operators off of their upcoming release “Blue Wave.” It’s very catchy and is totally radio ready with a solid replay value. I’m 99% sure it will be featured in a toothpaste commercial next week…move over Matt & Kim.

Everyone’s favorite psych-pop foursome, Animal Collective, is back with another strong track, the second single of their upcoming LP. Granted, this didn’t hit me as hard as Floridada did, but I cannot deny that the didgeridoo one of the coolest noises I’ve ever heard in a song like this. Taking it down a notch is the endearing vocals of Frankie Cosmos. I’d like to think her and Courtney Barnett just get together and jam together and write super personal and specific songs that are weirdly relatable.

Now, let’s get this party dancing. We have another new track from Autograf out of Chicago, with help from Patrick Baker. This track is way fun and has much more to it than a club banger. It has multiple movements and just sounds very special and well produced much like what we’ve gotten accustomed to seeing from Disclosure. I have to say, I got on the Holy Ghost! train a little too late for my liking. At least they are still going strong with making funky, electro jams that cut right to your head and don’t ever leave. Their new track “Crime Cutz” is the first fully new material we have heard from them since 2014 and I’m so very excited for a new LP from these guys! NY Producer, James Hinton, goes by The Range on the stage and really nails the bulls eye from what I have heard. Touring with Baio, he’ll be in good company to launch a successful career. “Florida” is a crunchy and jittery roller coaster ride from the ocean and up into space. The textures he integrates are space age and also tropical. It’s a fun one.

This week’s most interesting band names obviously goes to Cavern of Anti-Matter. With a bit of bossa nova and shoegaze, “liquid gate” is a super quick romp (2 full minutes) from Stereolab’s Tim Gane & Joe Dilworth and a man by the name of Holger Zapf, then this track features Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox. Garage rock has never been the same since Parquet Courts (Parkay Quartz?…or whatever they are now). These guys are the chillest chillers and they have a sound that is straight off of the 4-track. They just get those fuzzy vibes and from what I’ve heard, it translates REALLY well into their live show. I’m excited for another release from these guys (Their 6th in 4 years!!). Keeping your buzz going, we have a song from New York’s Porches. Fresh off the release of his newest album (this is the title track), Porches is poised for success and he earned the coveted “BEST NEW MUSIC” from the almighty Pitchfork. This kid is killing it.

Well, that wraps up this week in new music! Enjoy and let me know what you think.

-Greg

LRDC #THIS Week New Music Playlist 2/2/16

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Hello boys and girls and welcome to this week’s LRDC New Music Playlist. I’m going to shorten this post up as the past ones no doubt take you and me a ton of time to get through. Let’s do this.

Starting off we have some crazy chill new jams from Lewis Del MarAquilo. The former comes from a duo out of NY and has been buzzing for a while leading up to a new EP coming out 1/15. Aquilo is no stranger to our site and his newest cut, entitled “Best of Us”, I think may be my favorite song he’s dropped yet! A bit more poppy, we have a single from Pete Yorn that was released last week that really stuck with me!

Getting a bit more raw, check out the track from Abi Reimold. In her entire album, she’s able to create the perfect unkempt sound that unfolds into a cohesive and incredibly honest album. Another returning artist to our list is Nap Eyes, who holds down the chill in “Lion in Chains” and reminds me a bit of Phosphorescent. While the next track may start off chill, it certainly builds into a straight banger. I heard this Grandtheft track on my commute on CBC Radio 3 and was so down for it, I didn’t have words.

Bibio showing up in strong, funky form this week with “Feeling” off his upcoming LP coming April. It’s been great hearing what this guy has been producing. If you want to hear one of his older tracks, make sure you check this out! Keeping up the vibes, this track from Stillhound called “Shy” isn’t necessarily new-new, but it’s freaking sick and will be stuck in your head for the next month, I promise you that. Going a bit darker, we see HÆLOS with another new track off of their upcoming release. They share a bit of the deep mysteriousness with Purity Ring and have oodles of synth textures that plays in and out with soft, luscious vocals.

Back again in strong form, we have a new song from Bishop, and it’s entrancing. Much like her past track “Wild Horses”, “River” surely delivers on the intensity and further establishes her as a small artist who is destined to stay around for a bit!

Los Angeles outfit, Harriet has a ton of great things going for them. They have a bit of a .fun vibe mixed with Passion Pit. These comparisons are completely genuine but they have a great new, yet not unfamiliar sound. I’m excite to see where these guys go! Also, I’m super excited for new music from a favorite of mine, Savoir AdoreThis track has so much to it and at times it’s here and there yet it feels so intimate. ANNNND, another band I’m stoked to hear more of is Islands! After some radio silence for a couple years, they are getting ready to drop not one…but two albums!!! Who do they think they are? Beach House? I love it, and I’m so excited to get neck deep in all these new tracks!

Proving that moody, almost ambient, instrumental music is not boring, Explosions in the Sky has the equation all worked out. Complex and gripping, “Disintegration Anxiety” takes you on a journey with playful plucked notes & heavy, earth-shaking drums. It’s a masterpiece! These guys are a bit different and so is the last artist, Jessy Lanza, and she absolutely rocks it. It’s poppy, yet it’s experimental and a bit synthy. Signed to Hyperdub, Jessy has a similar sound to Grimes (a contemporary of hers) yet does it in a much more minimalistic fashion. This is the first track we have heard off of her upcoming release and I’d love to know what you think of it!

Thanks y’all and enjoy the rest of your week,

-Greg

LRDC #THIS Week New Music Playlist – 1/19/16

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Welcome to this week’s installment of our New Music Playlist. Boy do we have some treats for you with some of the freshest 2016 tracks from the most exciting emerging acts and established indie artists. Let’s kick it of with a surfy, smooth jam.

Plastic Flowers – “Lucy” – Greek (Now UK based) dream-pop outfit, Plastic Flowers has been releasing music fuzzy dream-pop (think The Radio Dept.) pretty much non-stop since 2011. His most recent offering came last December in the form of a 5 song EP. This is the opening track (of that EP) and I think it’s a perfect track to open up this week’s list. This guy is killing it, especially since it’s unlikely English is his first language.

Keys N Krates ft. Ouici – “Love Again” – For a stint of my life, I got really big into the EDM scene and I’m disappointed to say I’ve never heard of KNK. But I can say with absolute certainty, they will not soon be forgotten by me or anyone else. This song “Love Again” hit’s soooo hard, it’s pretty much impossible to not see it be the next “Lean On” or the like. The only thing I don’t like about it is it clocks in below three minutes. Hopefully the hip hop world will pick this one up and add their own spin on it as the beat is pretty much the sickest thing I’ve heard this year so far.

Mansionair – “Second Night” – In a world where The Weeknd is taking over with his sick R&B beats and falsetto, we have to imagine that more than one man can rule this territory. If anyone else can come in, three piece Mansionair are the men to go to. This group has a softness and intensity that turns any of their songs into the best love songs you’ve heard in a while. Now the second song I’ve featured on LRDC, these guys are most likely going to show up a couple more times if they continue on to kill it.

Manila Killa ft. Joni Fatora – “All That’s Left” – Blurring the line between mainstream EDM and deep house and throwing in some smooth jazzy keys with Skrillex-esque synth samples. This track is just the shizz and I can’t get enough of it.

Gosh Pith – “K9” – HEAVY HITTAZ. Detroit duo, Gosh Pith have put together this raucously smooth track (yeah, that doesn’t make sense…until you listen to it). There is a ton going on in this track from the dub-breakbeat 808s & hi-hats to the soulful vox making this about as unique as the group’s name. I’d love to get deeper into their libraries of influences, because it’s evident that they’re drawing from multiple sources to create this sick track.

Princess Century – “Domestic” – How can a song named domestic sound so foreign? It’s a trick question since this solo act is out of Canada, but it almost sounded like a remastered Kraftwerk b-side. Princess Century is the name Maya Postepski has chosen for her synth-heavy side project from the Canadian synthpop group, Austra. Despite clocking in at just under 8 minutes, this track keeps you locked in the full time. A great track to drive the Autobahn with or just focus on whatever project you have at hand. Solid showing from this killer electronic powerhouse of a woman.

Teen Daze – “Célébrer” – This goes to show, Canada can hold their own as a major contributor to the indie electronic scene. Teen Daze being another prime example of this. This funkadelic dance mix will give is the perfect song “to celebrate” to. It’s great fun and you cannot deny how infectious it is.

Brothertiger – “Beyond the Infinate” – Brooklyn solo project Brothertiger is the outlet for a man known as John J. to share his passion for electronic art in the form of music. The track I’ve selected is the opening to his most recent LP “Out of Touch” and is a glorious synth-pop anthem. This kid reminds me so much of one of my favorites of the genre, Skyler Spence, but it turns out Brothertiger may have been producing music a bit longer, with tracks dating back to 2011. Also, with a new song out this week called “Like Water” you may very well see John J. on another upcoming list!

School of Seven Bells – “On My Heart” – Basically if a SVIIB song comes out, you better believe it will be on this list! This one dropped this weekend and it feels so good to get another peek at this upcoming (and last) LP. Aside from Alejandra Deheza’s trademark vocals, this song resembles much of the music we’ve been loving from CHVRCHES with some great synth samples and a driving beat. KEEP IT COMING ALEJANDRA!

Courtney Barnett – “Three Packs A Day” – What I said above also applies to CB. With her authentic (and sometimes self deprecating) lyrics and simple chords that makes for great coffee shop music, she pretty much can do no wrong in my eyes! This track dropped out of no where for me, as her last LP is still in heavy rotation for me and still sounding very fresh. Also, just wanted to say that it sounds like she is enjoying some mid-90’s 3EB by the sound of the intro riff of this new song. I just love it!

Quilt – “Roller” – Hearkening back to psychedelic rock of the 1960’s, Quilt has a way of taking you back to an era that even they weren’t alive during. They have elements of greats like The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Monkees. They’ll capture your heart from the first dancing bass line.

Highs – “I Do, Do You?” – Another Canadian act, Highs is a quirky indie-pop foursome full of choppy guitar riffs and gang vocals. Their sound reminds me a bit of Local Natives with female vocals, and if you know me at all, you know that that’s the highest possible complement I could give a band.

Savages – “Adore” – I can’t lie, I’ve heard this song about 10 times today either on satellite radio, on this playlist, or live on KCRW. These guys are really getting a ton of recognition on their singles prior to their full length “Adore Life” coming out. It sounds a little counter-intuitive, but this song is so much louder than it actually is. It’s very intense, yet a bit muted. The vocals swell in and out along with the choppy, reverbed guitars. As I found out today and you can probably imagine, this song is much louder when performed live and it sounds amazing.

Choir of Young Believers – “Perfect Estocada” – I wanted to feature this Copenhagen group again because I think they’re truly making unique music that breaks away from the typical indie stereotype. Granted, they should be considered under that umbrella, but they also blend so many different styles of music to sound very worldly. Ample drums, vocal reverberation, and Spanish guitars…you’d think it would sound familiar, but I really can’t say I’ve heard anything like this.

Lushlife ft. CSLSX & Killer Mike – “The Ecstatic Cult” – I saw that there is another collab between CSLSX & Lushlife and after that last track a couple weeks ago, I was hooked on these guys together. Throw Killer Mike in the mix who has been absolutely slaying the scene with Run The Jewels. This song has a great cohesiveness to it despite all the different elements coming together. Soft synth textures play off a playful, bouncy beat and provide the perfect background for smooth flow from the two rappers. Top work.

Had to end on a high note. I hope you enjoy this week’s list.

-Greg

LRDC #THIS Week 10/6 New Music Playlist

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

For this week’s installment of LRDC becomes even more eclectic, I’ve thrown in some curve balls for your listening enjoyment. The first standout track is one from the most buzzed about black metal band in the past 20 years, Deafheaven. I would call this band the 2010’s Converge as they have proven to be very innovative within the umbrella of “heavy metal.” The track I’ve included, “Brought to the Water,” falls under that category as heavy music with a bit of something extra. As the band has stated several influences in the shoegaze genre, they have been put under the genre of Blackgaze by Wikipedia, and I can definitely agree with that definition. To be honest, it’s taken me a couple listens of their freshly released album “New Bermuda” to get into it, and that is saying a ton as I was a proponent to the metal scene in my earlier years, so give it the time it deserves and I’m sure you will grow to love it.

Another interesting track included this week is one by Massachusetts post-rockers Caspian. Their track “Arcs of Command” is a long one (like the previously mentioned song), clocking in at just under 9 minutes. Want to know why the song is so long? They take two and a half whole minutes to get up to 60% volume. But believe me, the wait is oh so worth it. This song swells into something that is just so aurally pleasing on so many levels. With the melodic lead guitar and the slow, driving drums in the first half, it almost lulls you to sleep. Not for long of course, because it turns into a turbulent ride through waves of different sounds and well-calculated instrumentals. This one may take some time to fully grasp its depth.

A not so strange sound to our weekly lists is the very “Neon Indian-esque” Mirror Kisses/George Clanton with “Never Late Again”. On his just-released album “100% Electronica” he pumps his vaporwave stylo and pushes it beyond that straight into space. Knocking you further into the great unknown is another new track from Chromatics called “Shadow.” We’ve all been patiently waiting for their new full-length, which was due out in February, but I guess that’s just the nature of the art. What Chromatics does so well is creating so much out of so little, with whisper-like vocals and simple beats/synth, it’s music you find you are just always in the mood for. Also, this song just reminds me of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and who doesn’t love The Beatles?

While you’re in that mood of exploring space and the wonderment of the unknown, let’s go back in time to the 80s. This resurgence of 80s themes in electro-indie tracks is warmly welcomed by me and I’ve featured two such bands who have knocked it out of the park in capturing this nostalgia and bringing it into the 22nd century! Maserati’s has a unique way of blending rock with space-like sounds into songs that belong on the final round of a video game, and “Rehumanizer II” is our first peep from them since their 2012 release. While Maserati has the full band space-rock sound, Pittsburgh duo Zombi does it with just synthesizers, bass, and drums. Their new song “Mission Creep” also would be at home in a video game, perhaps a boss level on Megaman. You can hear influences of the 60s, 70s, and 80s in these guys sound, but there is something new and refreshing to this track that makes me excited to see what they have next for us. Good thing we only have to wait until 10/16 for their next release, “Shape Shift,” to come out.

Here are this week’s honorable mentions:

Shigeto – “Do My Thing” – I really have been digging this less-is-more thing and Shigeto has the ambient techno boxes ticked. I’ve learned recently that this solo act (Zachary Shigeto Saginaw) was also a touring drummer for School of Seven Bells (RIP) who are a very prized favorite of mine.

Escondido – “Heart is Black” – I’m sure this duo was featured in their high school yearbooks as the two people who would most likely be a part of a Fleetwood Mac cover band. Not only do they have the look, but they have the sound. Their country-rock sound spans a ton of other genres and even decades of music, and this is certainly a standout track within the indie scene.

BØRNS – “Fool” – Your dancehall track of the year is here, it’s right here! I love the funky vibes this band has been putting out as of late. The funny thing is so is every music outlet and radio station, so jump on these guys before they’re too cool to be “cool.”

Band of Horses ft. Excision – “The Funeral” – Why? Because why not. I love Band of Horses and if “new music” comes in the form of a subtly “dubbed-up” version of a song I know and love? I ain’t mad.

LRDC #THIS Week 9/29 New Music Playlist

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

No doubt about it, the highlight of this week’s list is Big Grams, which is a super group of sorts combining Big Boi of Outkast fame and the electro-indie duo, Phantogram. I’ve been digging this mashup of indie-electric and rap-pop so much that I put two songs on the list “Lights On” and “Goldmine Junkie”. I’ll be digging a bit deeper into the former of the two songs in a bit as well. Moving on, Youth Lagoon’s Trevor Powers has had great success in his rather short career (producing 3 albums) and has been compared to the likes of Pink Floyd & Flaming Lips. That is some serious talk, so if he isn’t on your radar, now is the time to get him there. On this week’s list, I’ve included a deeper track from Powers’ new album called “Free Me” and if I venture to be so bold, he almost sounds as if he is channeling Karen O in this, and I love the heck out of it!

Now, hot after releasing their single “Drag,” Day Wave has another upbeat ditty that is sure get your feet a-tapping. I liken the sound of this track to Real Estate after approximately twelve and a half Red Bulls, which I am more than a little fine with. From the pop, we move to a more eclectic sound in Empress Of’s “Standard.” A second showing from her on our lists, I’d describe this track as a discordant amalgam of  sounds and textures where her voice seems to float around willy-nilly. This makes me feel very uncomfortable for a couple moments, but just like a loyal dog, she always comes back into harmony.

This week’s honorary mentions will be as follows:

!!! – “Sick Ass Moon” – What an appropriate song for the week where we’ve experienced a sick ass, blood red moon. New music from “chk chk chk” (as they pronounce their name) is always appreciated as they have been able to stack hits over their almost 20 years of making music

Broken Bells – “It’s That Talk Again” – The side project of The Shin’s Brian Mercer and producer Danger Mouse, these guys have been churning out amazing song after amazing song. This being our first look at their upcoming album, I can say with absolute confidence that we are in for a treat when it drops. Also, you can still hear a bit of Bee Gees in here like you could on their track “Holding Onto Life,” which I love!!!

Hermitude – “Hijinx” ft. Chuck Inglish – Another showing from the Welsh duo, this one is a bonus track on their album “Dark Night Sweet Light.” It’s a hit right in the skull with heavy synth, 808s, and is pure, trap goodness.

The Feelies – “Paint it Black” – A Rolling Stones classic, covered by a band that was actually formed the year after The Stones released this track. With the band being comprised of some of the best musicians out there, it’s great to hear this track come to life again.

midnight – “Baptize” – Fall into the deep water of this song, get surrounded all around by it, be baptized by it. This is the song you put on when you’re trying to get low, like reeeeal low and it is a great song to try and hold onto Summer with!

Enjoy your week, guys!

-Greg

Grimes – Go (Feat. Blood Diamonds)

Friday, June 27th, 2014

So, if you haven’t heard Grimes before and are listening to this, keep in mind that her previously released music is NOTHING like this. That being said, THIS IS GOLD! Grimes (née Claire Elise Boucher) is a Canadian indie artist who actually has no formal music training. She started with the kit and taught herself how to loop and create different sounds and there is something admirable to that. I have to be honest, her music isn’t my favorite but she puts on a pretty good live show. Okay, about the song! She’s definitely taking advantage of the mainstream popularity of Trap music, and there is nothing wrong with that when the product is this fun and infectious. Her vox are actually perfect for EDM which may the way she is heading with her new album (apparently not due out until NEXT YEAR). Anyway, at least we got a good track to get some mileage out in the meantime. Enjoy.