Playlist 08.18.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend

Playlist 08.18.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 08.18.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 08.18.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend

Kiss Of Life – Kaytra Edit

Out of nowhere, Kaytranada uploaded not one, but FOUR new tracks on his SoundCloud. Strangely enough, the eclectic producer only tweeted out two of them. “THE NIGHT IS ON MY MIND” leads the pack with its raw vibes funk-filled bassline and a flurry of vocal samples.  A shameless rework of Sade’s Kiss of Life continues the momentum, incorporating some choice percussion and drums with infectious chords that give the legendary vocalist’s voice a fresh backdrop. The last pair of tracks are both given unique, similar titles that we can only assume are dates the projects were started; 03 19 weighs in at about a minute and a half, featuring a mysterious sounding, slower beat with an almost theremin-like lead. The next is 04 27: a two and a half minute trip through some smooth sounding chords and fun synth play. All in all, the set of songs is an incredibly pleasant surprise. It doesn’t look like many clues were given out in addition to these tracks, but let’s hope this is a sneak peek into a bigger package! 

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Dizzy Fae – Lifestyle

Dizzy Fae is gift from heaven. Her visual and musical styles could be described as flawless, but that wouldn’t do justice to how rare and distinctive she is. Whether its waist-long dreads or free-spirited vocals, everything about the St. Paul native leaves you feeling like she is part-goddess.

The beloved songstress returns today with a new single entitled “Lifestyle” produced by an acclaimed team of beat-makers in Psymun, Su Na, and Sir Dylan. Released via Urban Outfitter’s SoundCloud channel, the record suggests that her uniquely crafted pop music will open an entirely thrilling and unfamiliar way of living for the 19 year-old artist.

Listening through the three-minute track, it seems evident that this prediction will come true sooner than later.

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Maribou State
Nervous Tics (feat. Holly Walker)

Premiered via Annie Mac’s legendary BBC Radio 1 show, the song encapsulates the panoramic nature of the band’s second full-length. Written over a number of writing and recording sessions in Berlin, Beijing, and London, it features a field recording running throughout the track of Chris and Liam in a music store in Beijing playing the Guzheng – a traditional Chinese stringed instrument.

“It’s always felt like the Frankenstein moment of the album due to all the unorthodox parts that were glued together during the process,” they explain, “but the end result was something that felt cohesive and exciting to us.”

Having nearly been overlooked from the final album cut, the last minute addition of new vocals from longtime collaborator Holly Walker – vocalist on fan-favorite singles Midas and Steal – reinvigorated the band’s love for the track.

“‘Nervous Tics’ is about the low-lying panic of modern life,” explains Holly, “we’re all on our phones getting terrible news headlines and hyperreal Instagram images live-streamed into our brains, and it’s making us jumpy. This song is the realization that no amount of mindful breathing or downward dog can replace some good old fashioned human contact and emotion.”

The single follows on from their recent collaboration with Khruangbin on “Feel Good” and is another taste of what’s to come from their forthcoming album Kingdoms in Colour, out September 7th via Counter Records.

Beginning life in 2011 as a project between Chris Davids and Liam Ivory, Maribou State had released a string of EP’s and singles before the arrival of debut album Portraits propelled them to the world stage. Spawning a live show that took them around the globe and included standout festival performances at Glastonbury, Bestival, a headline slot at Secret Garden party; tour dates throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and America. They received radio support from the likes of Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Gilles Peterson, a BBC Radio 1 Residency, a slot on the legendary BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and performed a session Live from Maida Vale. Critical support came from the likes of The Guardian, i-D magazine and Vogue, with the album amassing over 80 million streams to date and drawing comparisons to acts such as The xx, James Blake & Mount Kimbie, as well earning them plaudits from the likes of DJ Koze and Bonobo.

Read the rest of this article at We Own The Nite NYC

Sloan Evans – Comfort Zone

Sloan Evans isn’t your typical Cali rapper. Different from what we usually hear from the west coast, Evans brings a very soulful yet demanding presence on his recently released track ‘Comfort Zone’ which is quite refreshing.

The California native links up with Mike Hector & Jordan xl for the smooth production, using it as a foundation for the young rapper to lay down some well structured bars showcasing his effortless lyricism and on-point cadences that really bring this record to life.

Definitely excited about this young talent and can’t wait to hear more from him.

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COTIS – Ride

The DJ/producer Todd Terry once called house not just a style of music but a feeling itself. If this holds true, Peggy Gou is hooked up to house music’s beating heart. “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane),” from the Korea-via-Berlin producer’s forthcoming EP Once, is inspired, according to Gou, by the rush of mind cleansing emotions she experiences when creating music. It’s a sleek, invigorating piece of 1990s-influenced house, with a simple, earworm melody and subtle production touches.

Over the past two years, Gou has molded influences from electro to disco and broken beat into cerebral yet dance floor-friendly songs. “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)” is the first time she has sung on a record, which she does in her native Korean, and the laid-back control of her vocals makes the song. Far from the sonorous disco stylings of the typical house diva, Gou’s understated emotion as a singer is reminiscent of Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, and her nonchalant melodies stick like glitter glue. These sit on a slick production bed of burbling acid licks, polished synth riffs, and syncopated percussion that skips like vintage Masters at Work. “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)” is fresh, stylish, and full of depth, a winning example of Todd Terry’s vision of house as borderless feeling made flesh.

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