Category Archives: Singles

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone

Sometimes you come across a drop everything and blog song. This one just got immediately stuck in my head so I wanted to share.

Enjoy these funky guitar licks and try to keep yourself from dancing too hard.

Some Flume

I love Flume. Been a while since I’ve posted his stuff and I’ve got a few tracks I’d like to share!

His two latest uploads to Soundcloud are a couple beauties. Some Minds features Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow (yes that one) and is quite the slow burner. It of course pays itself off with some big drums and crisp bleeps and bloops. <– Descriptive, I know.

Collarbones on the other hand is a monster from immaculate conception. 30 seconds in and your chest is already filled with bass and somehow he continues crash bigger and bigger basslines throughout the song. Topped off with the explosiveness of what could only be described as fireworks. This song is reason enough to see flume on a big stage outside.

Lastly is a remix I’ve been sitting on for a while. I have a much larger appreciation for Yolanda Be Cool after Burning Man, much beyond that Americano song. This song has a massive emotional build and Flume does a masterful job in bringing the whole thing to a monstrously powerful climax. In Flume fashion, please listen to these tracks loud. Close your eyes and let the drums wash over you.

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Marcus Marr & Chet Faker – Birthday Card

Because I’m contractually obligated to post anything Chet Faker comes within 3 feet of. Lucky for you, once he got within 3 feet of this Marcus Marr beat he started singing. Enjoy.

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Disclosure – Hour Glass ft. LION BABE

Disclosure has a new album dropping tomorrow! We’ve been eagerly awaiting Caracal almost immediately after their breakout album Settle blasted these kids from the UK to the global dance charts.

We’ve had the pleasure of hearing a couple singles so far. Taking a look at the tracklisting with the likes of Sam Smith and other huge featuring artists, Caracal could be set to redefine dance music once again.

Check out these singles featuring LION BABE and who else? Lorde.

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SASQUATCH SPOTLIGHT: Tame Impala

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Every year when the Sasquatch lineup gets released, I start dreaming about what stages certain acts will play and when they’ll be playing. I could think of no better place and time to see Tame Impala play.

The psychedelic rock band from Perth, will be melting minds just before sunset on the main stage Monday, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

Check out these tracks, two of my favourite from Tame Impala’s most recent album, “Lonerism”, and their upcoming album “Currents”.

-G

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Alex in Van

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Recovering from his voyage on Holy Ship Alex Mertic (Alex Drury) is a British musical magician and he is coming to Vancouver. This is why you should care.

He is riding high on the success of several new releases, most notable is his collaboration with Oliver:

A hugely popular single “Heart Weighs a Ton” has a fresh remix by Galantis.

You must not forget to check out the Ammunition series that will include Part 4 soon. A highlight from part 2 includes another Oliver duel effort:

https://soundcloud.com/owslaofficial/02-motion-study-ft-oliver?in=owslaofficial/sets/alex-metric-ammunition-pt-2-ep

And the crazy remix by UZ of the anthem Rave Weapon:

https://soundcloud.com/owslaofficial/06-alex-metric-rave-weapon-uz?in=owslaofficial/sets/alex-metric-ammunition-pt-2-ep

Part 3 includes a Mark Yardley happy-go-lucky collaboration:

 

The man himself filled his ears with a mix of indie guitar bands but took hold of Fatboy Slim and late 90’s French house, especially Daft Punk. Seeing him live is definitely unique. He says that he never truly has a concrete plan, but just an idea of what works best at a little club or vast festival. “In a club you have the ability to be take people on a bit more of a journey while at a festival nine times out of ten people want it to be more immediate” (source). That’s not to say that it always turns out that way. Alex Metric is focused on reacting to the crowd and not a playlist.

What’s his number one favorite artist to work with? The legendary Jacques Lu Cont, real name Stuart Price (source). The epic, epic track of Safe With You is proof:

Alex Metric in Vancouver on a Friday Night. My body is ready.

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