Been a bit busy as of late, but we’ve gotten so many solid electronic submissions recently that we can’t help but bring you another edition of Remix Roundup. Promise to get back on the ball soon but in the meantime, enjoy this latest installment of RMX Roundup — a biweekly segment in which we deliver the latest and greatest mixes and electronic cuts on the blogosphere.
First up is the new one from Elderbrook, the classically-trained London musician and producer who released his debut EP Simmer Down in 2014. His new track “Go” is another rhythmically-rich, vocally-enticing, bass-heavy banger that’s inherently built for the club.
Following the release of their EP Profite last year, France’s Moi Je have unveiled a remix package for the title track. While there are a handful of versions to choose from, we’re partial to Boycott‘s rendition. The young London producer, born Will Hayes has put together an impressive edit of the nu-disco track, which starts out seductively sparse and then breaks out into a full-on house jam with bright synths bursts. We can’t get enough, so pick up a free download on Soundcloud today.
Last but not least, Atlanta producer Popeska has revealed plans to release a debut album he’s calling Spirit Animals. Accompanying the announcement is the new single “Doing Me Wrong,” a future-bass beat with superb production. Featuring a vocal sample that seems to have been lifted from a smash sixties soul song (help anyone?), this one is seriously addictive. It’s also available for free on Soundcloud, so add it to your summer playlist stat and look out for more releases from Popeska leading up to the drop of the LP.
Atlanta artist ABRA released her debut album Rose this past summer, but we were only recently acquainted by way of her supporting gig for Empress Of. Seems like an appropriate pairing for someone who calls themself “the darkwave duchess.” This pseudonym definitely fits her dark pop sound — with the minor-key chords and ’80s style synths, well-suited for fans of Solange and FKA Twigs. On the LP’s tense lead single “ROSES XOXO,” ABRA seethes “but you taste best when you’re in full bloom” as she explores the subject of betrayal and deception. Smell the roses and stream below.
Atlanta-based artist TOTEM immediately caught our attention with his new track out today, a gorgeous R&B gem called “All Falls Down.” With its stunningly smooth vocals and melodic, cascading chorus, we knew this was one we’d have to share. The track — a sentimental take on breakup sex according to TOTEM — will appear on his forthcoming EP Echoes later this year. Let TOTEM ‘take you there’ below.
After an unsuccessful job search upon completion of his graduate program in 2009, an unemployed Ernest Greene did the next best thing. He moved back in with his parents and started producing music out of his bedroom under the name Washed Out. Thanks to social media and the influential blogosphere, his music gained momentum and in 2011, he was signed to SubPop records.
The now established Atlanta-based band released their second album, Paracosm, this past summer to favorable reviews from critics. Savvy listeners will also recognize their sound — catalogued under the chillwave movement — from the opening sequence of the hit series Portlandia. Listen to “It All Feels Right” off the new album and check out their upcoming West Coast tour dates below.
Washed Out Upcoming Tour Dates:
1/26/14 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House Concert Hall
1/27/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Rey Theatre
1/28/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
1/30/14 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
1/31/14 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
2/1/14 Vancouver, Canada @Commodore Ballroom
2/2/14 Bellingham, WA @Viking Union @ Western Washington University