• Music Monday: August 12, 2013

    Music Monday, y'all! It's getting to be that muggy, "so hot I wanna collapse" point of the summer, so we're hell-bent on finding some awesome tracks to keep the pep in our step on this hot summer nights. Here are some tracks that are guaranteed cool. Keep checking back each Monday for the soundtrack of your week!

    Anna Kendricks – Cups (Jellosea Remix) 
    At first glance this track is funny and almost confusing. But then within the first 20 seconds you’re left with an “ohhhh.” Jellosea only has a couple remixes up, but they all have this similar vibe. Smoothed out, pitch-perfect vocals (see what I did there?) We’re looking forward to more of this Burial-esque remix style. This track is awesome. 

    Society – 14 Hours 
    If you ever took a shot on an Isaac Hayes record, especially from the Black Moses period, and let it play all the way through, you’ll certainly appreciate this gem from Society. Whenever Isaac Hayes comes to mind (again, Black Moses), Portishead is sitting right there next to it. This Society track could have Beth Gibbons singing, but the differences are small contemporary updates that make this a keeper. 

    Arnold – Plus and Minus 
    We’re all big fans of Hemsworth over here. This track you could have heard as a killer mash up with Darq E Freaker feat. Danny Brown, “Blueberry (Pills and Cocaine),” during the Ryan Hemsworth Pitchfork set a few weeks ago. This track has all the right elements of “trap,” but with that youthful futuristic spin. 

    Jon Hopkins – Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring 
    Jon Hopkins, veteran minimal ambient beat maestro just released the awesome Immunity a few months ago. After doing a remix of a Purity song a few weeks ago they have teamed up for this track which was previously release on Immunity. The matchstick drums and minimal EDM approach contrast perfectly with Purity Ring singer Megan James. 

    Thunderbird Gerard – Firewurx feat. Kenzie May (Prod. by FTSE) 
    At first glance, this sounds like all the credit is due to FTSE. Then going to Thunderbird Gerard, you can tell that credit is equally split to both. FTSE has been killing it with tracks from a Soundcloud that seems to have vanished into the abyss. Either way FTSE and Thunderbird have paired up with Kenzie May to create the glitchy, trap, RnB tune that is Firewurx.