Archive for the ‘Snakehips’ Tag

LRDC This Week New Music Playlist 7/19/16

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Hey all,

I’m going to request you slip on your favorite pair of chucks, blue suede shoes, shell toes, or whatever you prefer to dance in, because we’re going deep into some danceable jams!

First up is another crazy catchy song from Goldroom that will take you to a tropical island where everyone shuffles so hard. Contender for your summer playlist? I definitely think so! Following this up is a hit from Snakehips that has already been blasted all over Spotify by 2mm people in 4 days. His dancable electric-pop hits never fail to satiate the guiltiest of pleasures. I’m pretty sure if you pull up someone while listening to this song, they’ll actually wish they were friends with you. And to triple up on this killer set, there’s a new track out from Terror Jr who rocked my socks off with their last track, “3 Strikes.” Their sultry lyrics, vocals, and beats absolutely kill it on each and every track they have. I’m stoked to hear more and hopefully news of a full length. Let’s just keep this going because the next song has been lend some love from a band I really love called Savoir Adore and it’s by a producer named morgxn.

Skipping ahead a bit is the first effing song I have heard from Sleigh Bells that I have actually fallen in love since their 2010 album “Treats.” Granted, it is a departure from their “Rill Rill” scream-cheer shtick and I think they absolutely nail it! Great returns come in twos as we have a new song from Justice. YES, you remember “D.A.N.C.E”? Those guys are back and up to the same old hit-making! This song is accompanied by news of a full length, which will be their first proper album since 2011. Get swept up in this disco, y’all.

Closing out this week, we have a heavy track from M.I.A. with help from SkrillexBlaqstarr called “Go Off.” It’s a great song with a beat that hits crazy hard and I’m kind of stoked to see what kind of remixes spawn from this! Last up is a silky smooth track called “Caresse” from Montreal producer Fonkynson and band Le Couleur. It’s bright and beautiful and with me being obsessed with the French language, it only enhances the experience! Je l’aime!

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 12/1/15

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Holy holidays! Time escaped me and I totally blanked on a new music playlist last week. I hope you all will forgive me!

As I try to earn you back, it sure helps that I have some KILLER tracks this week! The first comes from French producers Basic Tape and his new track “Not Afraid” is a synth-laden banger to really amp you up when you’re planning on getting a bit ratch. This optimistic piece of work will have you snapping your fingers all night and day. It’s songs like this where you almost feel drunk when you’re listening to them because it’s just so dancable…even though you’re white and sober when listening. Keeping with the good vibes, we have a band named PREP, a UK outfit that has been known to link up with with UK duo, Snakehips, so it’s good to see they surround themselves with the right people. The track I’ve included is entitled “Sunburnt Through the Glass” and is a light, airy romp that gets you in the mood faster than a low-cut dress. I like that the genre is a bit difficult to define of this, it’s a little bit Phoenix but with an R&B and 2-step twist to it. I dig it.

Let’s move on to feature a band who I’ve recently grown VERY fond of. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is not only rings as a personal manifesto of mine, it is the name of a fuzzy outfit that has been around for long enough to know exactly what they are doing. This track, “Hell” is just plain fun, which goes to show that if you do it right, you can tell someone they’re going to hell in a super cheery and cheeky manner.

Now, we all have that band that it’s just been impossible for us to see, our “white whale” of sorts. Maybe not because they never tour, but just timing, money, having someone to go with, death in the family, etc. is not right! For me, that band is Geographer with many attempts made to see them, all of them have been pushed off or thwarted. Their music is incredibly chill and the song that I’ve featured, “Ready 2 Wear”, follows suit. Beautiful textures layer behind a simple riff with soft and sensual vocals. Man crush? Perhaps…even as I’m writing this, the photo on their Spotify has one of their members staring longingly into my eyes. So, I guess so.

Welcome to the end of 2015 where we finally hear a peep from one of my personal favorites, Wild Nothing. After I found their 2012 release, “Nocturne”, I was hooked. Reception for this album was pretty darn positive if I recall and rightfully so. Their next album (EP) “Empty Estate” kind of fell upon deaf ears other than their single “A Dancing Shell.” I sure hope this release does not go unnoticed like the aforementioned release. I’d like to say that I’m pretty in tune with releases from bands that I like, but even I missed the first single from their Feb ’16 release. I’ve included the second single, “TV Queen,” on the list this week and it seems like they’ve stuck to what we’ve been used to if not gone just a bit heavier than we’ve seen from them previously. It’s a bit darker, a bit more ominous and has a rawness similar to Surfer Blood, and if you know me, you know I freaking love that band!

Honorable Mentions for this week:

Tone of Arc – “Practical Particles” – This track starts off super bluesy with a distant guitar riff and then turns into something you’d find on the soundtrack to Donkey Kong Country. It’s absolutely SICK! I can’t remember where I heard this track, but it’s definitely on my heavy rotation for the upcoming weeks.

Animal Collective – “FloriDada” – The trip-tastic group is back, and they’re as weird as ever. Just when I thought they had settled down after a relatively approachable “Centepede Hz,” they turn around and make this track. Don’t get me wrong…I actually love this song and it fits so well in AnCo’s catalog. The “hahahahaha Wipeout” is absolutely prime too! I’m excited to hear more from their upcoming record.

Foreign Air – “Free Animal” – I’m loving this track. For some reason it’s hitting me like the first time I heard The Neighbourhood, and it has a similar intensity and darkness that I love about Chino Moreno’s project, Crosses. This song is much easier to enjoy than the latter and is not thaaat dark, so I’m excited to see what’s next for these guys!

 

LRDC #THIS Week New Music Playlist 10/27

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Sorry guys, this may be a shorter post. Work has been killer, but there are some great new songs this week that deserve the limelight! Jumping right in, let’s get into the Delorean, crank it to 88 and head to 1988 to a live show of The Talking Heads. Just kidding, you’re in your mom’s Corolla, it won’t go 88 and it’s 2015 and you’re listening to a new song by UK natives Field Music called “The Noisy Days are Over.” I really just drove that comparison home, but aren’t there some striking similarities? That’s what I thought! Next in your heavy rotation for the week is a new jam from Chet Faker along with Marcus Marr entitled “The Trouble With Us.” It’s a straight funky pop jam that is a bit Calvin Harris did a single with Justin Timberlake, but as I always say, nothing wrong with that. It is sure to get a ton of listens and launch Chet Faker to even more success than he was already seeing, which is a ton!

*Buzz* *buzz* *buzz*, can you hear it? It’s Grimes, guys, stealing all the limelight from everyone! She has been rumored to have a new full length coming out for so long and last week we got our first look at the album art for said release. She’s a fan of doing things out of nowhere and controlling the timing at which things come out. The track on this week’s list was released two days ago and came almost out of nowhere. The song itself, “Flesh Without Blood,”  has a signature Grimes sound that we have come to know from her full-lengths and her countless singles over the past year that I’ve heard will not even be making it to the aforementioned full length. This track has a very widespread appeal in my opinion, much like “Realiti” & “Go”, some of her more recent singles. It is great to see a strong leading track and I hope we hear some more fire from Grimes as these singles trickle in.

Have you heard of Kamp!? Likely not, but for the past couple years they have been gaining some buzz (while mostly in Scandanavia) with a signature yet dynamic sound that stays within the fuzzy, prog-synth realm. The Polish three piece has a wikipedia page…but it can only be found in Polish, which is quite interesting. Well, they have a full length that released last week called “Orneta” and it went pretty much unnoticed by Americans, but here I am, telling you to listen to it, so let’s set the trend in the opposite way! After a couple listens, the track that really stood out was called “Zandata Mondata” and is the fourth song on our list. This song is just so great, I have been listening to it on repeat all weekend! I suggest you do the same.

Here are the honorable mentions for this week:

Negative Gemini – “You Never Knew” – Seeing as Halloween is this week, what’s more appropriate than including a song that will haunt you. Believe me, listen to this once and you’ll be inaudibly singing “You Never Knew” ALL DAMN DAY. It’s actually kind of cool, you should try it out!

St. Lucia – “Dancing On Glass” – A personal favorite of mine, St. Lucia just has the musical chemistry right to put me in the best mood ever. This song is very much inclusive of that quality! This is the first we’re hearing from them in 2 full years, so I’m excited for another release to keep up my Discography of them on vinyl #humblebrag

Raury – “Kingdom Come” – This singer songwriter has it. This song is just executed so well and I can’t say enough about this newcomer. Apparently I’m not alone, because he has absolutely blown up over the past couple weeks.

Ugh, there’s so many more wonderful musicians I would love to feature, but that’s it for this week. Enjoy this week’s playlist and maybe leave some love about the artists I wasn’t able to write about below.

-Greg