Last Fall I became a bit enamored by the electronic duo, Love Echo, and their fabulous post-chillwave sound. And today, their debut album, I Promise You The Sky, has finally dropped.
Track by track your ears are met with lush electronica, top-notch production, ethereal vocals and searing synthesizers. I love the diversity and individual sound they so effortlessly create. Standout favorites range from, “We,” to “Light,” to the slow-churning, ”Eleven.”
Collectively, it’s all just so damn good. Grab your very own version here, here, or here.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the Swedish electro artist, Elliphant.
She’s got heavy jungle beats, snappy snares, and a dark, underlying house element that brings it all together. Elliphant’s self-titled debut EP is nothing but pure electronic grit. Tracks like “In The Jungle,” sound like they’re meant for the lowest lit of warehouses and grimey alleyways yet she turns the vibe completely around in, “Cian’t Hear It.”
Upon recently discovering Ireland’s Young Wonder, I’ve begun to think I’ve really overlooked the country and its electronic scene.
Heavy hitting production that seamlessly weaves together many different layers of genres, beats, and vocals to truly make a sound of their own - Ian Ring and Rachel Koeman are on to something. Some moments I hear Sun Glitters, others I hear shades of Gold Panda, even Passion Pit when things get super manipulated … but, the one thing that stands alone is that gorgeous voice of Koeman. And, it’s used in incredibly diverse ways, varying from track to track. That’s impressive.
Debuting their first self-titled EP last April, I’m curious to see what they’re going to do next. A festival in the States would be huge, just saying..
Dig further into Young Wonder below and be sure to keep a hold of them via Facebook.
Good lord, those warping synths, that explosive beat – these inbox submissions just keep getting better and better. a.zebra, hello? Who are you? With just a little drop of such a heavy track like “Shootingstars,” I’m a bit sonically overwhelmed at the moment.
I really love his interpretation of the electronic genre. His music consists of such push and pull tension that instantly grips your ears for attention. This guy is massively crafty. Listen below, browse a bit on bandcamp, and keep his Soundcloud page on your radar,
Lush and expansive beat-making, I think that’s what Nice In The Headphones is all about.
“nayu” is a fantastic little re-working of the My Brightest Diamond track,“Feeling Good.”Tonmo, the 18 y/o behind the edit, adds a cerebral chillwave tone to an already beautiful song. Dreamy and vast, I really like this young Icelander’s style.
Listen to “nayu” below and check out the rest of his ever-growing collection of music via his Soundcloud page. I especially love his song “AhUhh,”but he keeps it most real with his creative tagging.
tight community. With each link I click, I learn more of who’s worked with who, who’s remixed what, and who’s friends inside this little country of Luxembourg.
Meet Artaban, a duo of brothers with a careful shroud of mystery who describe their sound as a cross between Röyksopp and Boards of Canada. They blend a lot of contemporary club sounds with influences of old vinyl they listened to as kids. With their first album, Landscapes, released back in 2008, they’ve been plugging away and dropping seasonal mixes along with adding their own remix treatment to many tracks along the way.
Wildcat! Wildcat! are simply solid. I’m reminded of a lot of things along with their smooth electro-pop sound. Joywave comes to mind mostly, but sometimes I hear a bit of Gardens & Villa in there too.
Coming out of Los Angeles, this seasoned trio bring to the table over 15 years of working together in one form or another. Finally settling down last year, Wildcat! Wildcat! have been banging out hit after hit quickly spreading their seductive sound.
It’s a bit unfortunate that these two have slipped under my radar. But I can’t let that bring me down. Their music blends some of my favorite sounds and makes it completely irresistible.
14th is a duo hailing all the way from London who specialize in creating sultry vocals over heavy, club-like beats. With only a 3-track EP to their name, the group has been working hard on fleshing out their sound with their quick sound. They’ve been hitting festivals and other shows hard, I’m quite curious to see what’s next.
BONUS: Just take a concentrated listen to that 90′s influenced beat in the background of the chorus. Enough said.
I feel like my ears have struck gold. Meet Vindata, a duo based out of LA who take the title of remix artists to a whole other level.
Just like the way I fell in love with RAC in the past, these guys pick fabulous songs that already stand out on their own and then just add that Midas touch. They keep things intact yet imprint their own deep and diverse cache of influences onto each particular track. And they can even produce some originals.
Listen and download below. Make sure you check out more of their music on their Soundcloud page.