Saturday, September 23, 2017

Charts and Recent Favourites

Charts can countdown the top tracks or they can quite simply be a collection of recommended tracks, a al Beatport. Everyone's done one, even Obama. Of course that means you can't possibly listen to all the tracks on everyone's chart, but like mixes, the DJs behind them can become trusted taste-makers. That being said, I've been inspired to make my own 'chart' or playlist of recent favourites after having enjoyed nearly all the tracks in Boy 8-Bit's aptly named Boy 8-Bit's "Want You" To Buy These Chart. Note that like his chart, it's not necessarily all brand new productions, but rather productions new to me.Not much to say about the tracks except that they are all super strong productions, generally on the more relaxed housy side. Just some good clean fun. Also note that the final three tracks are only available via Soundcloud's annoying GO feature, but I've linked them via Spotify below.

  1. Four Tet - Scientists
  2. Jim-E Stack - Deadstream
  3. Flight Facilities ft. Emma Louise - Arty Boy (Swindail Remix)
  4. Sébastien Léger - Model D
  5. Boy 8-Bit - Want You (Mason Remix)
  6. Tale Of Us & Vaal - Monument (Barnt Remix)
  7. D33J - Wisp (ft. Baths)
  8. Hercules & Love Affair ft. Sharon Van Etten - Omnion (Joe Goddard Remix)
  9. Joe Goddard - Home (Eric Kupper Remix)
  10. The xx - On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Krayysh - Running From Death

To say Krayysh has come on strong in the last few months would be an understatement. After essentially starting from scratch six months ago with "Underthinking Things," he's since released an official remix for Mat Zo and Kill The Noise then proceeded to break brains with the aptly titled 132.86 BPM track, "13286." He returned today with a wild and animalistic release on Mad Zoo. Apparently inspired a dream in which a demon chased him through a forest, "Running From Death" really does depict a chase scene that might fit perfectly in Baby Driver or whatever movie Tom Cruise is running in at the moment. However, I might argue that instead of a demon, it's producers that are chasing Krayysh in an effort to steal his creative juices. The energy is enough to make your brain explode or at least your chest heave involuntarily. But it's not just random dissonant destruction, it's actually quite ingeniously crafted. While the drums pummel, and the synths screech, Krayysh has woven a wicked connection that creates an incredible unease throughout. If you're not faint of heart, hit the the play button and prepare for raw power to haunt you at every turn. Stream below and download if you dare here.FOLLOW KRAYYSH: FACEBOOK SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER

Mura Masa ft. Desiigner - All Around The World (Sega Bodega Remix ft. Chynna)

One of my favourite tracks of the year, Mura Masa's "All Around The World," has already received several sublime remixes but the latest, from Sega Bodega, may take the cake. You might not expect plucked strings to play perfectly with Desiigner's growls, but holy hell, do they ever. And it's anything but diabolical, Sega Bodega's handed this down from the heavens. It's aura is awesome and uplifting as it floats along effortlessly. Even Chynna's additional efforts seem straight from the soul. It feels like you're walking on air, or even better, bounding like The Police "Walking On The Moon." Even the most electric and man made sounds soar towards the sky. Remixing "All Around The World" may be a lofty task ,but Sega Bodega's more than up to it. Stream below, and acquire it from your favourite retailer here.