A completely new and different take on the classic Fleetwood Mac song, “Landslide,” the duo who go by the moniker Cold Fingers,truly turn it into a different track. A chilled heavy beat, modulated vocals, and fluttering keys just does it for me.
Like what you hear? Be sure to pour through their Soundcloud page for more excellent tunes.
I first came across the mysterious Blackedoutwhen late one night, I found myself in the tinychat internet concert venue SPF420. After “sticking around” (or keeping my internet browser open / headphones on) for a couple of the other acts, the host announced Blackedout would be performing next. A quick switch of the webcam to wherever he was performing from, which for the most part, was in complete darkness and he was set to begin.
Almost immediately I was completely enthralled with the sounds I was hearing. As I’ve said before and through a lot of the music I share, I’m a huge fan of late night/R&B type sexy grooves and spacey sounds and beats. After the performance, I was excited to delve into some more tunes and was even more thrilled when I came across this brand new EP just released on April 30th.
This is a solid example of the sounds I love (think kind of the same vein as Supreme Cuts, The-Drum, Holy Other, etc). This is pure sex. Really nice sounding pianos, synths, drums, water sounds, [probably] some found sound samples in there, and nice use of Rihanna vocals and vox from the song ”Baby I’m For Real” (which was either taken from Michael McDonald or The Originals).
My only real complaint (if you can even call it that) is the brevity of the EP, spanning only about 15 minutes total. Anyway, hop on down below, turn the lights off, and hit play.
BONUS: for some non-EP tracks (that are just as chillin’) head on over to Blackedout’s soundcloud.
I feel that it’s kind of weird that my first post back after a decently long hiatus featured a song that is very cynical in nature. I love this song, but the mood is so far from what my day to day life has been lately. I’ve been living at the beach for the most part since Memorial Day, so things are either all chill or all rage (fist pumping fun type, not the angry type) on a day to day basis. I’m gonna touch on the chill side of things here, but expect a ton of rage to come your way in the very near future.
DJ BRE (pronounced Bray) just posted this summer time chilled out mix (click) on Facebook and I grabbed it right away. It consists of a bunch of laid back hip hop and R&B tunes and sounds like pure relaxation. It was crafted specifically for lounging by the pool at the W Hotel in Miami, where DJ BRE spins regularly, but it works for lounging at the beach or at a backyard BBQ too. So, download it and lay outside for an hour. Also, if you’d like to check out more mixes from DJ BRE or DJ Blaze go like the Miami Bassed Facebook page and get on their mailing list.
Music doing good things for people, I can dig that.
Dropped earlier this year, check out the chilled-out tempos of Ten Million Sounds’ first compilation featuring an excessive amount of musicians from all over the world. In each and every song, of course I’m loving on that downtempo/jazzy feel.
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Name your price over at their bandcamp page and be sure to listen below.
With each and every track that Vacationer puts out in anticipation for their debut album, Gone, I think I fall more and more in love.
They’re like a tropical sounding Good Old War, and they’re even Philly based. Enjoyable melodies, sunwashed guitars and that hint of Hawaii, it just makes up some of the best feel good music I’ve heard in awhile. And now until their release date, the band will be releasing a music video for every song on the album.
Listen to a couple of tracks they’ve recently made available for stream then check out their new video for the track, “Dreamlike.” And while you’re waiting for Gone to drop on the 20th, don’t forget to dig into the archives for some downloadable music.
I enjoy when groups remind me of a lot of different bands yet…I just can’t put my finger on it. Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Great Receivers meld a lot of familiar sounds together. A little progressive rock here, some jazz elements there, and aching vocals for a smooth layer on top.
Great Deceivers have recently released their sophomore album, Seasons in Reverse, which keeps up with the laid-back rhythms and old-school jazz influence. It’s a perfect album to ease you into your afternoon. Certainly not harsh on the ears, I hear a little bit of Minus The Bear in the vocals which I really dig. Grab “Plea for Reprieve” then check out the rest of their 9-track album here.
When I said free beer, I truly meant free beer people. Hence why today’s been an ultimately dragging one without the help of this gloomy rain.
Another thanks goes out to all of those in attendance for the blog’s first go at our new living room show series, Bay Window Sessions. We had a fantastic time with Dominic (DRGN King) and Emperor X with a fabulously mixed crowd and lots and lots of Tecate.
But now I need a chill night and this Etsy treasury Chelsea curated today brings to mind all things calm and soothing. I want to wrap myself up in that blanket.
I’ve had a very, very long day…and then I came home to fleas. Awesome.
But you know what’s actually awesome, instead of me being facetious I’ll just gift you all with some fab tunes. How about that?
I need to crack this fucking Frontline open and give myself a flea bath. My dog is sleeping in the hall tonight.
Kaleidoscope (feat Jonsi) – Tiesto I would never guess such an expansive song would be produced by Tiesto but I’m pretty sure that’s just the Jonsi factor going on. It’s calming yet climbs and climbs throughout the entire 7 minute song, slowly layering instruments. It’s an older one, beautiful.
Naked Kids – GROUPLOVE I saw these guys a ton in the media tent at Lolla and can honestly say they’re a truly happy-go-lucky bunch. They seemed so content and gracious to be there that the story about how they all came together as a band is that more believable. The journey that led them to where they are today was all about pure love, how can you not enjoy listening to their music?
This Could Take A Lifetime – Maria Taylor I know, the other day I just posted Maria Taylor but c’mon, that voice just fills me up. And today she just dropped Overlook, which I know now I definitely need to pick up. This is her first album being back in Birmingham, Alabama and she sounds completely at ease. I’ve heard “Matador” and other tracks from the album and know this stands to be one of her finest pieces of work yet. Finally, if you ever see her playing in your city don’t let me catch you at home.