16
Apr

Chet Faker - 1998

Chet Faker’s excellent debut full length album, Built On Glass, is out now via Downtown Records & Future Classic. Upcoming tour dates here.

16
Apr

HAERTS (CONCERT PHOTOS)

We caught NYC based 4-piece HAERTS opening for London Grammar at Philly’s Underground Arts. We’ve been kind of on the fence about this band. We loved their debut track “Wings” and their subsequent tracks have been mostly pleasing to our ears but there was just something limiting our ability to truly get into them. Live, we enjoyed them. They had a good command of the stage and we jammed to their ’80s-inspired 2014 single “Call My Name” and the soaring melodies of “Wings” and ”All The Days.” We also found new appreciation for synthy, sway-inducing ”Hemiplegia.” We’ll be keeping an eye on this band. 

HAERTS’ debut EP Hemiplegia is out now.

HAERTS - Hemiplegia 

HAERTS - Call My Name

HAERTS - All The Days (Joywave Remix)

16
Apr

Hundred Waters - Xtalk

Hundred Waters share gorgeous new track “Xtalk.” This is the third preview of their forthcoming sophomore LP following "Cavity" and "Down From the Rafters." The new album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell, is set for release on May 27 via Skrillex’s label OWSLA. 

Check out the album artwork:

16
Apr

The Cannabinoids for SSENSE

Erykah Badu’s “psychedelic live hip-hop group” The Cannabinoids craft a soul-packed guest mix for online clothing boutique SSENSE. The mix kicks off with band member DJ A1’s stellar house remix of Badu’s classic track “Tyrone” and features jams from KAYTRANADA, Moon Boots, Poolside, Pomo, and of course The Cannabinoids.

Tracklist:

Cannabinoids Intro
Erykah Badu - Tyrone (DJ A1 Remix)
Janet Jackson - If (Kaytranada Remix)
Moon Boots - Got Somebody
Erykah Badu - Bump It (DJ A1 Remix)
Teedra Moses - Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Remix)
Sade - Nothing Can Come (Pomo Edit)
J Dilla - Players (DJ A1 Remix)
Poolside - Harvest Moon
Pharrell Williams - Happy (DJ A1 Remix)
Erykah Badu - Back In The Day (DJ A1 Remix)
Beyonce - Blow (Groozm Re-Work)
The Cannabinoids - High
Interlude
The Cannabinoids - Jam Session #7 (Noids Beat Tape Vol 2)
The Cannabinoids - Jam Session #3 (Noids Beat Tape Vol 2)
Sarah Jaffe - Glorified High (The Cannabinoids Remix)

15
Apr

ON THE RADAR … TĀLĀ

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Over the last two weeks, new artist TĀLĀ - London-based, of Iranian decent - has shared two introductory tracks of contemporary electronic music. She’s being compared to many artists - Sophie, Grimes, Forest Swords, Shlohmo, Jai Paul - which is helpful if you need a starting point. But I’m hoping that she grows to stand on her own. I mean who is this woman - Iranian, living in London, making electronic music, and with a seemingly fresh fashion sense. I’m curious and rather than file her next to the aforementioned electronic artists, I’m going to file her next to MIA and Santigold because I’d like to see her collaborate with them.

Get familiar with TĀLĀ’s music below. Her debut EP drops on June 2 via British label Aesop (pronounced ee-sop).

TĀLĀ - The Duchess

TĀLĀ - Serbia

Fun Fact: Aseop is also the current home to Gent Mason and Wayward, and former home to SOHN (who is now signed to 4AD).

Gent Mason - Eden

Wayward - Love Jones

SOHN - The Wheel

15
Apr

LONDON GRAMMAR (CONCERT PHOTOS)

We caught London Grammar at Philly’s Underground Arts last weekend. We also saw the British trio play live last fall at the same venue to an audience of about 100-150 people. This time around, they performed to a sold out crowd. The trio was markedly more comfortable on stage, having been on tour throughout the US, Europe, and Australia since we last saw them. Despite singer Hannah Reid starting to lose her voice, the trio powered through for a beautiful and mesmerizing set. Their excellent debut LP If You Wait is out now.

Upcoming tour dates here.

London Grammar - Strong

London Grammar - Sights (Tourist Remix)

15
Apr

mp3: Twin Shadow - To The Top

Twin Shadow shares new track “To The Top,” a power pop ballad that while overwhelming and a bit bombastic on first listen grows better and better with each listen. This apparent one off single is offered as a free download. Twin Shadow is currently in the studio working on his third album to follow 2012’s Confess. He explains the inspiration for the new track with the following message:

What is it when you realize that someone isn’t right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can not posses someone entirely? You want someone so bad and it feels like hell. 

It’s not like the first time, once loved love evolves, and you no longer have as much control, and it frustrates you. I think because of this feeling we find ourselves constantly wanting to reset, like new years resolutions, like dreaming up moments from the past where the ending flips on its head, like true forgiveness…We just want to say “wait wait wait, this went too far in the wrong direction, can we try that again.”

Photo by Milan Zrnic for Self-Titled Mag. 

13
Apr

SUNDAY NIGHT GROOVES

Every Sunday, we curate a batch of eclectic tracks for your listening pleasure. This weekend, we couldn’t have asked for better weather in Philly. We’re taking our inspiration from the warm days for this week’s playlist with new tunes from Aussie producer Paces, British artists Disclosure x Friend Within, LA duo Scavenger Hunt, mysterious LA trio DESSERT, rapper Kwane x singer Margot x producer BOOTS, London’s A-Minor, Melbourne’s Hoodlem, Toronto’s PARTYNEXTDOOR, London duo Alpines, British singer Kwabs, Pittsburgh’s Emerson Jay, and LA based artist ZHU. Enjoy …

  1. Paces - Can’t Touch Me Feat. Madeline Vida [d/l]
  2. Disclosure x Friend Within - The Mechanism
  3. Scavenger Hunt - Bones
  4. DESSERT - Player
  5. Kwane - Into The Gray (feat. Margot) [prod. by BOOTS]
  6. Bipolar Sunshine - Where Did The Love Go (A-Minor Remix)
  7. Hoodlem - Old Friend
  8. PARTYNEXTDOOR - West District [d/l]
  9. Alpines - No Other Lover
  10. Kwabs - Something Right
  11. Emerson Jay - Feelz You [d/l]
  12. ZHU - Paradise Awaits

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10
Apr

Fantastic Mr Fox feat. Denai Moore - On My Own 

We love the drum pattern and silky sheen on this new collaborative track by Berlin-based producer Fantastic Mr Fox and British songstress Denai Moore. “On My Own” is the second time these artists’ sounds have come together, as earlier this year Fantastic Mr Fox remixed Moore’s single “The Lake.” While we enjoyed that energetic remix posted below, it’s new track “On My Own” that has really captured our attention. “On My Own” is set for release on April 21 via Black Acre Records.

Denai Moore - The Lake (Fantastic Mr Fox Remix)

10
Apr

Taylor McFerrin - The Antidote (feat. Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote)

Begging for the replay button is this smooth new tune from Taylor McFerrin with vocals from Nai Palm, frontwoman of Melbourne-based band Hiatus Kaiyote. Her dulcet vocals glide over the rolling hills of glitchy + refined sounds crafted by McFerrin. “The Antidote” will appear on McFerrin’s Early Riser LP, set for release on June 3 via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint.

10
Apr

Gorgon City - Here For You (ft. Laura Welsh)

Is it summer yet? London duo Gorgon City delivers a smooth, dance floor ready house tune with “Here for You” featuring breathy vocals from British songstress Laura Welsh. Pure summer vibes on this one. The single drops on June 13 via Black Butter Records. 

10
Apr

Lykke Li - No Rest For The Wicked

Video directed by Tarik Saleh. New album, I Never Learn, is set for release on May 5/6.

08
Apr

Little Dragon - Paris (Zane Lowe Radio Rip)

BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe premiered Little Dragon’s new tune “Paris” today naming it the hottest record in the world. With a danceable beat, sunny hooks, and an electro-neo soul sound, “Paris” is classic Little Dragon. It follows lead single “Klapp Klapp" and provides a second preview of upcoming album Nabuma Rubberband set for release on May 12/13.

08
Apr

plug music room: penthouse//affair

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Thinking about changing the blog name to brodelphia. That’s my handle over on plug.dj/penthouse. The penthouse//affair was launched by my design artist friend Tan=kyu. I hit him up and checked out the newly launched//late night music room. These tracks caught my ear … enjoy:

  1. Andru - I Can’t Stop
  2. D’Angelo - Brown Sugar (IAMNOBODI Remix)
  3. JMSN - The One (Stwo Remix)
  4. Eli & Fur - You’re So High
  5. Sage The Gemini - Don’t You (Joe Kay’s Slowed Edit)
  6. Grant Walker - Be There
  7. J-Rican - Sunset (produced by Evil Needle)
  8. Evil Needle - Summertime
  9. KELELA - Go All Night
  10. Mr. Carmack - Just Wait Till Tomorrow
  11. OG__Kaneda - _______________COME OVER
  12. LiL TExAS - Anyway Now
  13. Lakim - Rent4
  14. L D R U - The Tropics
  15. ChromadaData - The Makings Of You
  16. Justin Timberlake - My Love (Bear//Face Remix)
  17. The xx - Angels (Huglife Remix)
  18. Kelis - Runnin’ (Machinedrum remix)

The penthouse runs Monday through Wednesday 10 PM EST. 

Hit me up if you see me there …

07
Apr

SZA feat. Kendrick Lamar - Babylon

Find “Babylon” on SZA’s Z EP, out on April 8 via TDE.

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