It’s been awhile since I last made one of these 30 minute cardio mixes but I’m back with a new one. it’s yours to find is a precise 30 minutes of laid-back, chilled out electronica meant for pensive runs, burning bike rides, and concentrated lifts.
Check below for the track listing and be sure to download and add to your playlists. Hello Saturday morning workout.
01. This Is What I Meant – Anenon
02. The Oldest Mind – Jape
03. All Inside – Bondax
04. Walking By Your Side – Berry Weight
05. Hidden (Sportag remix) – Erika Spring
06. New Theory (RAC remix) – Washed Out
07. Your Smile Unfolds (Brian’s remix) – The Parish of Little Clifton
It’s pretty much everything I hoped for. Cascading synths, emotive song structure, and light electronica that carries from track to track. It’s more than enjoyable I really must say. From the artist himself, Drew Harris has this to say about his latest release, Blank Mind Empty Heart:
Blank Mind Empty Heart is a collection of songs I’ve been working on for the past year. Rather than get comfortable with the sounds I made on Adventures, I wanted to branch out, try some new things and try to create something unique. I’m really happy with Adventures, but I’d rather take some risks and craft something different.
This is my art; I hope you enjoy it.
Listen to it in its entirety below and grab the whole thing for only $5, but I recommend getting the limited edition cassette option.
I think I’ll always be chasing the Coachella high for the rest of my life. But, it’s safe to say that Delaware’s Firefly Festival does a pretty nice job during the interim. I’m excited for a smaller atmosphere and time to catch some acts I still have not witnessed live yet.
I haven’t heard much hype on Passion Pit since their breakout hit, “Sleepy Head,” and seeing them on Firefly’s lineup made me want to check in again. I always was afraid their success would be a flash, I especially loved their unique electro-pop sound.
Now, Manners was absolutely fantastic but this? This direction is solid.
Anthemic from the start, thumping kick drums, synths and guitars, they pack it all so tightly together in a track I can truly say will be in my top lists at the end of this year. “Take A Walk” is everything I want in a summer banger. Refreshing in every sense, be sure to grab your copy here. Be sure to mark your calendars for July 24th, when the group’s upcoming album, Gossamer, is slated to drop.
Well executed looping electronica gets me every god damn time.
LA-based Anenon seems to be much like a sponge, absorbing the diverse influences he grew up with, even reflecting his own individual taste for hip-hop and jazz. This talented musician incorporates all of it in his own unique and persistent sound. He’s got an incredible grasp for the electronic genre, showcasing classical instruments in a brand new light.
“Shifts” is an older track with fluttering tones and hip-hop beats that patiently switch on and off, it was also the first song of his that immediately struck me. The talented Brian Allen Simon (Anenon) recently released his debut full-length, Inner Hue, which brings us to a much more refined level. Spacious and timely, there’s no hesitation at any point in the album, it simply moves forward and forward. It’s quite lovely really.
Grab “Shifts” and a couple tracks from his newest, and be sure to check out the rest of the album here.
This is why I love electronic music. The creativity is absolutely endless.
I adore everything about the mysterious Italian group, Indian Wells, and their latest track, “Wimbledon 1980,” that features a beat made from a tennis-volley sample. Under their own created genre “tennistronic,” I’m quite intrigued, especially with the broadcaster’s commentary, the haunting piano, oscillating tones, and the spacious nature of the entire track. Off of their debut album, Night Drops, grab the ultra limited pre-sale here.
Sparse folktronica was waiting for me once I got back to Philadelphia, and I just couldn’t resist sharing it with you all.
There’ Bon Iver-esque reverb on the hymnal vocals and sparkling effects that make their way in between the thick layering of synths. It’s a gorgeous blend of minimal sounds that come together, something French producer, Kelly Pavan, is no stranger to. Alone In The Storm EP, will be the debut release from the brand new European record label, dhARMA, that specializes in beautiful and eclectic electronica sounds.
Have a listen below, I’m sure there’s plenty more to come from dhARMA.
I knew from just seeing the album art that this quick EP had potential to simply get weird. And with a name such as Seaworld, there’s really not much information that’s accessible.
What I do know is that TP is full of glitchy fuzz-pop that rides a fine line between 8-bit and experimental electronica. You know me, I live for this sort of audio stimulation. I’m also fascinated with the track titled, “Delaware,” (why?).
Can’t hate a free download y’all. Check out some older work as well.
Dreamy indietronica is always a solid find in my book, which leads me to wonder why it’s taken this long for me to discover Snow In Mexico. The duo from Rome create that sort of ethereal shoegaze music that you all know I can’t get enough of.
In their latest EP, Prodigal Summer, each track stands on its own providing your ears with a complex mix of sounds and emotion. Their second track, “4 Days,” feels harder and more post-rock than the rest, atmospheric even. Last song, “Code Playground,” takes awhile to unfold, but becomes an encompassing electronic track that’s subtle yet aurally stimulating.
I like the jump from each song, there’s plenty of different things to listen for. Check out the entire EP below, enjoy.
The oscillating tones give way to quite the dramatic introduction for song, “Home Video,” with the delicate guitar looping around the tightly laced electronica. It’s intensely fitting for this track to be backed with visual nostalgia.
In Observer Drift’s latest video, he pulls clips from his personal home videos that feature his childhood and many different family members. It’s a raw look into his upbringing and the world he grew up in yet, something so relatable within us all.