Shlohmo feat. How To Dress Well - 'Don't Say No' [Track of the Day]
Whilst Shlohmo has the ability to sound incredible on huge speakers, his latest track invites you to head into 'headphone territory' to truly appreciate the vast nature of his production, and Tom Krell's (aka How To Dress Well) soaring vocals.
Starting relatively basic in terms of orchestration, the track's foundation is firmly set with a simple, yet incredibly effective beat. Once you hit the one minute mark though, things start to open up quite considerably, with hi-hats cutting through dense, layered vocals.
Coming up with dream combinations of bands is fun and Heart-Ships are the nearest I've ever got to what I imagine this concoction might sound like. Combining the intensity and lush instrumentation of Arcade Fire with the dark-pop sensibilities of The National, the Leeds 6-piece have returned with their massive new song 'Pinhole of Light'. [read more]
'Sonsick' is a fantastic fusion between San Fermin's classical influences and unadulterated pop sentiment. The song, driven by the unusual interplay between bold brass sections and smooth, soul vocals, ends up sounding like Dirty Projectors crossed with Sufjan Stevens. [read more]
For his latest track, Blackbird Blackbird has enlisted the vocal talents of Niia to cover Kate Bush's seminal track, 'Running Up That Hill'. You have to really concentrate to locate the foundations of the original in this cover, or wait until the 3:20 mark when things become a lot clearer. [read more]