If there’s one thing we can get behind, it’s a tasteful French producer championing the West Coast. With his forthcoming release, Cherokee has announced a new EP titled ‘Californism’, out June 21. The lead single on the release is a funky collaboration with Knight One that is perfect for the dance floor or cruising down Sunset Blvd. To go with it, the guys released a California-Cool music video that captures just what makes LA, well LA. If you’re wondering where these guys hang out, we’ve recognized the ever-so-hip Silverlake bar, The Friend, owned by world renowned artist André Saraiva. Stream the music video below.
The weather has been less than predictable here in Los Angeles. With California having recently spent more than just a few years in a drought, we’re not used exactly used to rain in May, but we can’t definitely count on things to heat up soon. When they do we’ll have a collection of delectable tracks to spin our way into summer. Techno and Electronica producer Nhoah, who’s worked alongside the producers of heavyweights like Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk, has delivered peak hour material for this very collection. His latest release, “I Can’t Satisfy You” is the kind of track you drop when you want every single body in the room moving. The track is built like a secret weapon. At first, as it starts it’s unassuming, and then it packs an irresistible punch that makes you want to get lost in yourself. Then before you know it, you don’t know what time or day it is, and nothing matters. Get lost it bit below.
Our beloved Yuksek has a new single out featuring Polo & Pan titled “Cadenza.” It’s as hypnotic as we expected, but this time he deviates a bit from his usual disco sound to serve up some quality house vibes. This man can do it all and his attention to melody is unparalleled. Yuksek always knows how to get those bodies into motion. The bass is powerful and confident and when it’s paired with the undulating chords the results are quintessential dance floor fodder. Stream it after the jump!
The Trailing Twelve crew is slated to release a steady stream of bops in the coming months. Coming up first is this gorgeously heady anthem from Boston-based producer, The White Electric. The song is dubbed “Currents” and it fits perfectly with the soundwaves emanating from this track.
“Dissonant keys, tranquil vocal sampling, and modulating percussion act as sparkling particles dancing along a subliminal momentum. Ultimately, this latest release conveys a feeling of calm while introducing unexpectedly pleasant and completely atypical stages of expression.”
We love unexpected sounds and arrangements. And this track really serves up lush layers with peaks and lows and amazing chords. There’s a great expansive and melodic quality to it that really hits the spot. A moody late night snack worthy of a thorough listen as you sit back with your headphones and a cocktail in hand.
Le Youth returns like a breath of fresh air with an all new bop to light up our weekends. He lines up a solid vocal treatment from Samana for this infectious track titled “Selfish.” During his hiatus he ventured out to explore new sounds and work with new hardware. His ear was keen for deeper sounds and it’s represented beautifully in this new track that still carries that house filter only this time with a new twist. The synths are a total standout on this track with deeper layers and multiple levels supporting Samana’s filtered vocals. We’re loving this new direction. One thing is for sure, this one is going to be lighting up plenty of dance floors.
(Artwork by Bráulio Amado)
La.Ga.Sta‘s 10 year anniversary compilation is out! They invited some of their favorite artists to contribute to the compilation. The concept behind the release was to ask each artist and producer to choose one of their favorite songs and make a cover with their own twist.
“The outcome is an exceptional 15 track compilation that brings the most deserving music to the surface, from George Michael to Siouxsie and the Banshees and from Sade to Blood Orange. It’s a fusion of different decades and music styles.”
One standout comes from Madrid based producer, Pional, who gives us a gorgeous cover of Blood Orange‘s “Saint.” Catch the stream after the jump! And you can also grab your copy of the compilation over on La.Ga.Sta’s Bandcamp page.
Catch the first glimpse of Zimmer‘s highly anticipated debut album. It’s called “Mayans” and last week he dropped the official video to go along with it. The track is mesmerizing, deep electronica and the video follows suit with hypnotic patterns and visuals that include a 3D animated Zimmer leading the horde of people to their destination. Check it out after the jump! And keep an ear out for the release of his debut album coming in September!
May is usually a great time for music. The weather starts to warming up, flowers bloom and people begin getting restless for summer. Fittingly, Abc Dialect, a Barcelona based duo that knew this, dropped “Magic” today- a beaming, buttery delivery that should make an easy soundtrack to all things Spring 2019. As luck would have it, the track is part of a their forthcoming EP, Real Life, expected this year via Casablanca Sunset. According to the guys, “… for this track we’ve decided to go with a more organic approach; recording live drums together with keyboards and bass and then adding some guitars, synths, flute and vocals. We tried to keep the instrumental as simple and groovy as possible in order to give more space to the vocals and the flute which are the key elements on this track. The lyrics are simple but effective and relatable. The song had started being much more electronic and fast until we understood that it was meant to be much more real and pure.”
Stream the release below or via your favorite streaming platform: https://bit.ly/2UzA9UY
Norwegian producer Boge comes through with the summer vibes we’ve been craving. It’s about that time of the year when everyone starts putting out their sumer bangers and our bodies are ready. This gem is called “Stay” and features the ultra sultry vocals of Melis. It’s a melodic, romantic deep house track that melts in your ear. We’re definitely going to have this one lined up for those warm summer nights.