The epistolary is an old narrative form, but an endlessly mysterious one. Peering at a letter—one you might not be meant to see, but made public anyway—is ineffably sexy, subversive, and hushed. Chromatics know a thing or two about that feeling: the viscerally erotic pulse of putting your ear to a closed door or parting the lines between venetian blinds to get a gander of something sordid. Their music perfects that mood. Dear Tommy has been promised for the last two years, but only whispers have emerged. The title track has finally arrived, and it seems in all the time we’ve spent twiddling our fingers, refreshing feeds, and looking into space, Johnny Jewel and his friends have been crafting a wonderfully tawdry piece of art.
Francis and the Lights have shared a new track, “See Her Out.” The new song was produced by Francis Starlite with additional production from Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and BJ Burton (who has worked on records by Bon Iver, Low, Lizzo, and the Tallest Man on Earth). You can find a stream and the single’s artwork below. Francis and Vernon previously collaborated on “Friends” and its video. They also performed together at this year’s Eaux Claires Festival.
Last year, The FADER debuted L.A. singer Elohim‘s lush, very first single “She Talks Too Much,” off her self-titled, B3SCI-released EP.
Today, she’s got a new one: “Hallucinating,” which is more of a pop song in the classic sense than the lower key electro-pop tracks on May’s EP. Chock full of jazzy experimentation, “Hallucinating” has a celebratory vibe, filled with exultant percussion, violins, trumpets, and Charli XCX-style cheers. “Hallucinating” is like an ode to an altered state of mind. Over email, Elohim told The FADER she “often find[s] it difficult to decipher dream state from reality. My brain fully sober is reminiscent of the experiences people have told me about hallucinations.”
Nice way to flip. This new remix by TRAILS just becomes that much more interesting when put in a side by side comparison with the original. Which is RL Grime’s 2014 track ‘Core’.
TRAILS – those who have been paying attention may already recognize the name – is a German producer who is mostly known for his work on his own track ‘Crying In The Shadows’ as well as remixes on Goldroom, Flume and Mothica.
His tracks have been picked up by large channels such as RunTheTrap and Mr.Suicidesheep. And some of TRAILS’ reworks even crossed over to more mainstream radio shows such as Oliver Helden’s and Diplo’s. The German’s most recent track is a remix on RL Grime. ‘Core’ was part of the L.A. producer’s debut album ‘Void’ which came out on WeDidIt:
The man behind “I Got U” with Duke Dumont has returned with a huge follow up and potential hit. South London’s Jax Jones has teamed up with an impressive couple of artists for hist latest release, “House Work.” Out this past weekend on iconic dance label Polydor, “House Work” is simply bursting with flavor. It’s uniquely UK, absurdly catchy, uplifting, groovy and memorable. It contains a level of authenticity that we are used to seeing out of South London, but with some additional grittiness from what can only be a special understanding of the underground house music scene.
Featuring Mike Dunn and R&B sensation MNEK, along with with bass, hip hop, Chicago and London all in one, “House Work” is a track that’s appropriate for just about anything from curing Monday blues to peak time Saturday night.