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.
Montreal art-pop diva Mozart's Sister somehow manages to combine the dark synth-pop of Grimes and the infectious pop melodies of Cyndi Lauper. Not only is that an impressive feat but it's also an irresistible one. Mozart's Sister (band and song) proves that the soil of Montreal is as fertile as ever. [read more]
There's a whole lot going on Mesita's new single 'XYXY'. Mesita, aka Colorado musician James Cooley, manages to fuse driving drum loops, aggressive bass synths, bold melodious vocal hooks and the sensitive subject matter of growing up as a closeted homosexual. Luckily the result is a hugely engaging and original release. [read more]
London via Bahrain based Flamingods aptly describe themselves as psychedelic ethnic mofos. Combining upbeat tribal afro-beat influences and psychedelic Animal Collective-esque arrangements, their single 'Quesso' is a perfect entry into the band's uniquely conceived world. [read more]