The instrumentation is absolutely gorgeous in London Grammar’strack, “Hey now.” The vocals are hauntingly strong while the song achingly takes its time to climax. Being the trio’s only available track, we’re left hanging on to every last bit of this stunning piece of work.
accabees/etc. to me and honestly, I don’t hate it. I actually really, really dig it.
The Jungle Doctors are a fairly new group based out of London, who are making quite a name for themselves. With the release of their debut, Making Conversation, the five-piece have been winning many over with their youthful sound.
Keep them on your radar and check more of their work here.
Just came across this Olympics-inspired mashup of all things London that Ithaca Audio put together. The audio elements are flawless and the video images are amazing. I love the cube setup with video that accompanies all of the songs that were included. If you want to download the audio for free, hit up Ithaca’s Facebook Page. Read on for the entire list of the 26 songs that were used as provided by Ithaca Audio.
With only two tracks on his soundcloud page, I was wondering if I found the correct Mike Landry. Based out of London, Landry shares with us a brilliant re-work/sampling of Childish Gambino’s track, “Heartbeat.”
I love in particular that this track doesn’t come crashing together at the end. I actually really enjoy the downtempo nature, melodic keys in the background, and that one specific Gambino line on repeat. It all just sounds so tight.
I actually chose this particular track for a Nice In The Headphones post because of one thing. The oscillating tones. The fluttering sounds that run in and out of your ear drums really make “Heartbeat” come alive. It’s incredible how much depth you can create within the electronic genre, the textures and layers that are present undoubtedly remind me of classical music. The possibilities are endless.
Patrick Junior C. Okogwu aka Tinie Tempah is one of the UK’s premier hip hop acts. With incredible international recognition and accolades, he’s been able to work with many musicians from all over the spectrum. That fact alone makes me excited to check him out at this year’s Firefly Music Festival.
With his latest release being a couple of years old now, I’m wondering what his next step is. The rumors going around is that he will be releasing a new album come this October, focusing more on the electronic genre. Here’s a sneak peek from VEVO Lift:
Check out a handful of tracks including mash-ups, collaborations, and remixes all featuring Tinie himself.
You really have to give it to Hot Chip and their staying power in the electronic world.
I may not have much of their music in my iTunes library but when a friend sent me one of their latest tracks, “Look At Where We Are,” I was hit hard with the lyrical content first. I love the bluesy electric guitar and the slowly building layers of sounds. It’s a song you can press play and simply let it carry you and your mood. Deeply reflective yet calm and composed.
I absolutely dig this, can someone do a remix real real soon?
It’s the collaborative nature that I love the most and the UK’s Mecca:83 is certainly no stranger to that. In fact, I think it runs in his veins. That’s why it didn’t surprise me to hear of his new project, Alexis Davis.
Two countries. Two time zones. Three DJ/producers. One MC.
The group Alexis Davis is not all about simple mathematics. It is a collaboration of four fans of one another’s music that decided to come together at a time when coming together is of the essence.
Absolutely solid from start to finish, be sure to grab your copy below.
Fear of Men is more than just a band with an awesome name.
With a sound mimicking their beachy homebase of Brighton (although the band is also based in London) combined with dreamy female vocals and a grainy, lo-fi sound, it shouldn’t come as much as a surprise that the band is currently touring around the UK with the surf rock giants Best Coast.
Their debut single “Ritual Confession” was released in August of 2011 via Italian Beach Babes, but the band decided to self-release their Alice Munro demos last November.
Their latest single, “Green Sea,” is off their second 7″ which was just released on June 18th via Sexbeat. Its music video was self-directed by the band, and was filmed in one of the member’s apartments with a mere budget of £15.
I haven’t had time to round-up a weekend moods post in awhile, so why not bring it back with some Star Slinger to kick things off?
This UK fellow is no stranger to our iTunes libraries, we’re all massively guilty of keeping him heavy on rotation here at what’s protocol? If you’re not familiar with the talented jack-of-all-trades, then all you really need to know is whatever he puts his hands on and produces ultimately turns into gold.
Have at a sampling of some of his latest releases below, don’t get too weird.