Sneaking in another round of remixes before the weekend comes to a close. No time to waste, so let’s get started with the new single from electronic producer Sam O’Neill, aka TCTS. Having released EP These Heights late last year, he’s keeping the momentum with the release of his new EP Games. The lead single, “You” is another masterful, mid-tempo house pop song with driving synths, penetrating piano and dysphoric vocals from UK singer Sam Sure. Stream below. Next is the celestial reimagination of Phantogram‘s “Fall In Love,” from UK producer Until The Ribbon Breaks. An already stellar single in itself, UTRB takes the song in another, more tranquil direction that pleases the ear all anew. And lastly, Bombay Bicycle Club‘s track “Home By Now” gets the remix treatment from Louis The Child, the Chicago duo that just want to make people happy with music. Mission accomplished with their ebullient, arpeggio-infused rendition of BBC. Listen below and pick up a FREE download over on Soundcloud.
Bombay Bicycle Club has released another solid single off their forthcoming album, So Long, See You Tomorrow. Listen to “Luna” below, and get psyched for the release of the LP on February 3.
It’s that time of year again — the time in which the year’s best ear candy is served up in one delicious location for your listening pleasure. Unlike last year, however, I’ve streamlined my ‘best of’ index into a selective top ten list — so you KNOW they’re the cream of the crop.
Cheers to CHVRCHES, Disclosure and Arctic Monkeys amongst others for bringing us their indie A-game in 2013. So basically, well done to the UK; thanks for the aural alchemy. All of these artists made an impact on the music scene this past year in a major way — so if you see some cross-collaboration, well, there’s a reason. Without further ado, I present my top picks for 2013:
1. Disclosure – Latch (ft. Sam Smith)
Bonus: Disclosure – “F For You” (TEED Remix)
2. CHVRCHES – “Recover”
3. Dillon Francis – “Without You” (ft. TEED)
4. AlunaGeorge x Disclosure – “White Noise”
5. Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”
6. MS MR – “Think of You”
7. Bombay Bicycle Club – “Carry Me”
8. BANKS – “Change”
9. Kanye West – “Blood On the Leaves”
10. London Grammar – “Strong”
Bonus: London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years (Sound Remedy Remix) + Free DL
And last but not least, the award for Best Remix of the Year goes to:
Grizzly Bear – “Will Calls” (Diplo Remix)
Bombay Bicycle Club is gearing up to release their fourth studio album (untitled as of yet), via Island Records in February 2014. In anticipation of the LP, the London quartet have released the first cut “Carry Me,” along with this accompanying cutting-edge interactive video.
Personally I love me some BBC, and I dig this release so hopefully this is a sign of good things to come. Stream “Carry Me” via Spotify below, along with a rad Tanlines remix of their track “Dust On the Ground.”