ScienZe and King I Divine have been back in the studio, with another album coming later this month. The duo, known together as Divine ScienZe, get Dom O Briggs on their latest track, The Coffee, to help wake up anyone who’s sleeping on them and to give us all a taste of that next project. Enjoy.
Feature Friday is a place that focuses on particular genres, places, labels, whatever I can come up with that will allow (force) me to explore some new music and, of course, bring the best of it here. Enjoy.
When I first I heard Parks, Squares and Alley back in April of last year I knew that I wanted him in on our second compilation album. Thankfully I managed to secure a spot for the 19 year old Russian producer, with one of only two songs you’ll be able to find on soundcloud or bandcamp. Last year’s Youth and Forest are both amazing songs that showcase his proficiency and variety within the ‘indie pop’ umbrella. These are also the only songs you’ll find without a little extra digging; which would lead you to an entire album released back in 2011 (possible review to come in the future). I also have word that we can expect an album at some point this year, for which I am damn excited.
Odesza has scored a place on the soundtrack to the soon to be released film, Divergent. This comes in the form of a remix of a Pretty Lights song, which has the duo working their magic to glorious results. Pretty Lights has also released his original version of Lost and Found, a b-side from his latest album, which is a grittier, hip hop, soul, and electronic infused piece that screams Pretty Lights. Enjoy.
Kno takes a step away from the boards, letting Thomax in for CunninLynguists latest preview of what to expect from their forthcoming project. The group sounds as fresh as ever on this insanely chilled instrumental. Dying Breed, along with the Kno produced, Zumbi featuring In The City, have maintained my high hopes for Strange Journey Volume 3. Enjoy.
I have a tendency for the first song or album of artists that really catches me to remain forever as favourite. A kind of nostalgia in a way, as I relive those few minutes, or that hour I spent with them and falling for them. Arrange holds a special place as he was my introduction to ambient music, he sparked my love of an entire genre of music; one that forms a huge portion of my musical diet. So for me, even his new material brings with it a certain something special, once I hear his voice, or an inkling of that production that is so characteristically Malcom Lacey I am transported into the album, able to feel and interact with the music that Arrange has painted out for us. Give it a listen and see if it has that same effect. Pick it up on cassette if you’re that way inclined. Enjoy.
It’s not every day that you can hear a new song from the De La Soul, but here we are 25 years after their debut album with Dilla Plugged In. It still surprises me when artists (and more so groups) can last this long in a genre that is known to mercilessly end people’s careers just after they get started. The new song (as the name suggests, produced by J Dilla) comes from their upcoming mixtape Smell The DA.I.S.Y., produced entirely by Jay Dee. Look out for that and Enjoy.
Tülpa‘s newest song is also one of his best in my opinion. Little Grows As We Go sees the young producer moving forward, possibly contradicting the songs title. The sound throughout the song grows and grows, layering onto itself; incorporating saxophone, piano and Mothica‘s lovely vocals, into the already superb production. But considerably more importantly, with this song, and if you care to take a journey through his discography (which I highly suggest) you can feel Tülpa himself grow as an artist and I just love that we can come along for the ride. Enjoy.