Son Little - Cross My Heart (Single)
November 2013 ANTI-
November releases have been always one of my favorites, foggy and smokey atmospheres, the meeting between autumun and winter probably, whatever the reason is one thing is for sure; Son Little made a debut track in perfect autumun-winter-style, in a smokey november, choosing not even a random date, 11/11/13, what the hell, what else could make this dude coolest? Maybe his collaborations, under his real name Aaron Livingstone with RDJ2’s Icebird project, and the voice of “Sleep" by Roots. For those who wonder and are not lost this is your man.
Listen/purchase: Duet OST by Tim Shiel
Situation number 2: Video game soundtrack that are way too cool then the game.
High Water - Railroad Song
2013 Other People
Railroad Song is taken from the album The Beautiful Moon, debut solo album from Will Epstein, one of the original memember of Nicolas Jaar’s band under the new serial label Other People. Now, i don’t know where Clown & Sunset (previous Jaar’s label) is gone, but who cares, we don’t need a sitting-waiting ‘cause they already feed us with a tasty label compilation -Trust - where you also can find this track.
Railroad song is beautifully weird, the song change and seems going into different moods but when Will Epstein start screaming, singing a kind of lament, he is also banging on the board creating a spell, suddenly you are sitting in a forest beside a huge, majestic, Red Wood tree, i guess. If this does make sense.
Phosphorescent - Song for Zula
2013 Dead Oceans
Matthew Houck is the man behind Phosphorescent,Song for Zula is taken from his sixth album Muchacho, which contains some Houck’s best songwriting. There is emotional honesty around this masterpiece, from a songwriter that releases album in some kind of short story collection, this looks like a new beginning for Houck reaching new depths.
Non-Prophets - Hope
Track - The Cure
I bet when Sage Francis open The Cure with Don’t deny the sick feeling in your stomach, you can’t run from it, he knows is already there, straight into your stomach. You gotta look back to find some dope lyric, 10 years ago and this album sounds fresh.
Kallie Lampel - Luna Tribe
Kallie Lampel is under the project Tortilla Pass that moves around electronic, ambient and dreamy landscapes. Luna Tribe is a wave of positive energy, a clear picture of a dancing tribe somewhere in a desert illuminated by a big white moon. The beats are kind of psychedelic, the rhythm is catchy and soon a smile is going to light your face.
Tara Putra - In Dubland
2012 Gliese 581c
Track Dubland Costline
Psy dub is made to free your mind, the dub beats kick into your head, like knocking at your door, and Tara Putra come inside gently, mystically, it sounds exotic and yet familiar. The rest it’s up to your mind.
Gaudi - Sufani
2004 Absolutely Records
Dub fusion, nu- beat and world is the eclectic style of the producer Gaudi, but Gaudi is also a solo artist performer and his interpretation of the sounds from the world it’s sensitive, leaving the integrity of the cultural roots. Music for your soul.
Manicure - Manicure
Track I wanna Be Free
Try to put your all your stereotypes about Russia inside a matryoshka, and keep them inside the smallest little cute matryoshka, these guys here are not playing Balalaika.
Dude Skywalker - Ride On (Original Mix)
If you are in Miami and i guess you are feeling groovy, there is a cool Djs trio around there, playing and dropping some cool music. Under the name Skywalker we have Sam Plesset, Alex Borges and Fabio Galarces, all Miami natives, their music project explores the dark sides of disco, soul, funk and house. Check it out.
Nine - Make Or Take (feat. Smooth Da Huster
1996 Profile Records
The story of a Bronx-native & his kickass rhyms:
[…] In the land of the free and the home of the brave
I still feel like a slave, my heart is dark like a bat cave
Don’t cry, dry your eyes
We all gonna die.. but I’m gonna die fly […]
Jose Larralde - Quimey Neuquen (Chancha via Circuito Remix)
Oh, i love this stuff. Like you know, take a folk singer legend, like this guy here, Jose Larrandel (1937 Buenos Aires province), and then take a young producer from the same country, Argentina, exploring the rhythmes of his land, and the result is native drums traditions, and south american folklore, playing in Buenos Aires, US, Canada and Mexico dancefloors today. Cancha via Circuito is the man behind cumbia expansion, from the traditional Latin audiences. I love also who travel into the heart of a country, jumping into the sounds of the past, of a culture that has influences even from the far Mama Africa, and bring it back to the same folk and to us on the other side of world. After that Jose Larrarlde is the Man.
Cuushe - Butterfly (Kidsuke Remix)
You gotta love it _flau, this experimental japanese label, with a worldwide net, focus on fragile arrengements, their releases are different, from acoustic folk, to dream pop and drum experiments.
This track is taken from Cuushe upcoming album “Butterfly Case”. Kidsuke is Mooncircle Project, with the aim to share the passion for intricate organic soundscapes. Love it.