Modern Vampires of the City hands down my favourite album last year, winning a well-deserved Grammy. Step my favourite track off the album. Vampire Weekend definitely on top of all the indie rockers. Ezra Koenig possibly my biggest music man crush. (hush Xavier you’re safe.) SO yes, you can imagine the mentality I had diving into this remix. Scorn, that’s what. Snarling at the arrogance of even daring to alter such an incredible track. But that mentality sure faded away fast. Because, WOW. I would never dare say it lived to the original, but I’d say it’s paying decent homage. The Parisian electronic duo sure have drizzled some sweet piano sequences over the sugar coating that is Vampire Weekend.
For all the fans out there, trust me this one’s a goodie!
Get more mixes at their soundcloud here, it’s quite the treasure trove.
Alternative Rock / Electronic / Synth / Downtempo / Covers
Completely grooving to her own music, Kawehi’s cover of Fake Plastic Trees puts a new beat on Radiohead’s song. Same equally mellow anxious vibe that hits the moment she starts to sing though.
If you want to see her do more amazing things with a loop pedal, here she is singing Nirvana, and for a powerful and profound original entirely completed with her own voice, that would be here where she sings about Neda’s death in 2009 in the Iranian democracy movement.
Jazz / Hip-Hop / Alternative Blues / Electronic / Downtempo / Synth
Credit: Part Time Wizards
I’ve been waiting forever to share this guy and pretty much everything he’s done with the world ! 18 year old composer/songwriter/beatmaker/violinist/singer/prodigy TomMisch may be new but he’s definitely here to stay. I’d love to say he’s fresh out and has lots to learn but he’s already been featured on Soulectionas well as on a few other keen music blogs. Rhythmic stand-off hip-hop beats and silky warm instrumentals (often synths, violin, sax and the piano), he’s created a recipe for success and all-around great soundtracks for lounging around. If you’re into the feline lifestyle (who isn’t?) then this stuff is for you. Fans of André 3000 and Mr. Carmack or those Majestic vibesshould be getting all sorts of déja-vu goosebumps to this stuff.
Here is like, all his stuff so far. In case you can’t tell. I’m a bit of a fan.
Follow him at his soundcloud here as well as his facebook. Lotta free DLs/name yo prices, go cray.
He’s currently working with Carmody on a collab EP, stay on top of it at her soundcloud here.
P.S.: Exams coming up, shall become quite scarce for a bit ❤
Australia and New Zealand has met to break the internet. 20K likes and almost 200k plays within 10 hours. Premiered during the second week of Coachella, Sydney’s prodigious electronic producer Flume has taken on the Kiwi legend (and his good mate) Lorde’s second single Tennis Court and boy is it a banger. It does not get more legit than this. It’s almost like he just went ahead and chucked in all the pecussions and synths at his disposal. (Think witch with cauldron + evil cackling). Anyways Lorde’s been recuperating in NZ after postponing her Australian tour so lets hope this insane mix knocks her socks off!
Our only complaint is that Flume doesn’t do enough of them mixes. So don’t miss out!
Check out his soundcloud here and her’s here.
Let’s put our hands together in prayer for a full length album collab between the two.
Happy Easter all! Hope everyone’s enjoying the festive season and eating your own weights in chocolate, but lets not forget that diabetes is simply not in trend. Maybe next year. And yes, to help you haul that easter egg filled ass onto the treadmill, it’s that track again. As if you don’t own enough edits/samples of this oldie (but a goldie) already. However when Dillon Francis brought this back during Coachella, and by no means was it outdated. Let’s not lie to ourselves, it’s always gonna work. If you’ve got a million versions, this is the one to keep. Yea, Kanye, I said it.
Making it in music editing and photo editing. Some people just have everything.
Being booked two years in a row for Coachella, he’s a rare one.
Scoop up a free download (how generous!) as well as check out his other amazing recent mixes.