Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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 Skrillex & Blaqstarr 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!
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 MØ. 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.
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.