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Track Reviews

Grace Ives – Mirror

Grace Ives’ new one “Mirror” is minimalist pop done at a very high level. Mirror. Money. Hope. Baby.

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04-04-19

Bibio – Old Graffiti

Vet Bibio drops off a new bit of surrealistic indie pop in the form of the excellent rhythm-driven track, “Old Graffiti”.

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04-04-19

Connie Constance – Give & Take

We’re digging UK singer Connie Constance’s “English Rose” EP with the pointed “Give & Take” our favorite from the release.

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04-04-19

Tamu Massif – Milksop

UK producer Tamu Massif (ay, the name of an extinct volcano in the N Pacific Ocean) previews debut Little Death Summer LP with heart-wringer downtempo track “Milksop”.

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03-15-19

Weval – The Weight

“The Weight” is the title track from Dutch twosome Weval’s sophomore LP for Kompakt. “The Weight” picks up an icy layered main groove set to space-y sonics and a far-off lead vocal.

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03-15-19

Swsh – Come With Me

We’re into the cooled-out R&B of SoCal singer Swsh’s latest “Come With Me”. Those chord voicings in the break!

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03-15-19

Marvin Gaye – My Last Chance (SalaAM Remi Remix)

! Motown will release Marvin’s shelved 1972 LP You’re the Man on March 29th! Here the great Salaam Remi has been tapped to mix “My Last Chance” from those 1972 post-What’s Going On sessions and the track is great! Listen!

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02-20-19

Saeyers – Cruise

We’re into “Cruise” new from Indiana dream pop artist Saeyers. “Cruise” features some cool arrangement twists including that guitar-led break bit that opens the track.

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02-20-19

Remi Wolf – Guy

“Guy” is the excellent ebullient debut from SoCal pop singer Remi Wolf.

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02-20-19

Branko & Sango – Hear From You (Feat. Cosima)

Lisbon-based producer Branko is joined by Sango and UK vocalist Cosima on “Hear From You”. A kinetic mix of Brazilian-influenced rhythms set to an R&B-y instrumental backdrop, “Hear From You” is excellent. Check that cuica-sounding break first heard at 1:13.

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02-07-19

Isabelle Brown – What U Waiting 4

Brighton’s latest talent export Isabelle Brown streams new jam “What U Waiting 4”. The songs itself rides a mid-tempo bed of soulful Rhodes, scattered bits of sax and winds and cool jazz mixed drums. “What U Waiting 4” is part of a four track EP forthcoming from True Panther.

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02-07-19

Stella Talpo – Easy

Yes! “Easy” the latest from Stella Talpo is our favorite track from the UK artist to date. The way, on the track, that walking bass line eases into the rising main harmony line and into the “I don’t mind…” melodic bit. GREAT. “Easy” is A+.

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02-07-19