Music Monday: December 9, 2013
Another week, another five tracks! From our hearts, to yours. —Corbin
Pional - Invisible/Amenaza
Pional, long-time John Talabot collaborator, has hit us with a solid dance tune this Monday. It has all the elements of a good disco/dance track, and the end of this song really does it, and finishes strong with a spot-on clap track. The introspective, classic '80s pad that comes in towards the end leaves us with a moody, '80s vibe.
This track is one of those new anomalies. Its sound is right in between a trap track and a deep house track. It has solid drops, good sounds, especially the drums, and the bass drum is a perfect bass drum. The chipmunk vocals aren't even overly chipmunk-y. This is a good one for you if you like the sounds of Ryan Hemsworth or Disclosure.
Successfully flipping a Stan Getz, Brazilian lounge tune is a tough one... but not for Jerome LOL. Jerome isn't a newbie to the edit scene. He has made countless (and good) edits on numerous tracks. One of the best, though, has to be the Lil Wayne flip that LOL Boys did about a year ago. This edit of "Corcovado" has a wonderful atmosphere; it's upbeat but still chill.
We are finally seeing a debut full-length from DJ/producer Tensnake. Tensnake has a lot of nice material under his belt. One of his newer goodies is an Azari and III remix. This new single from his debut features Nile Rodgers, presumably on guitar. Tensnake's Glow is out March 11th. (Bonus tunes: Another awesome artist with "Ten" in his name is Ten City.)
This track is one of those timeless shoegaze tunes. The production quality is great for this track, leaving it raw sounding, and still somewhat lo-fi. The humming chorus is reminiscent of Built to Spill. Overall, an excellent track.