sing to the moon
May 21st, 2013 written by:
british soul singer-songwriter laura mvula recently released her extraordinary debut album “sing to the moon”. full of beautiful surprises, laura mvula has created a heavenly arrangement of movie-soundtrack worthy melodies that gather from traits of gospel, acapella, r&b, funk, jazz — all against the momentum of a brilliant orchestra.
laura mvula – like the morning dew
nothing lasts but memories
the best ones seem to go by slow
tried to write the perfect song for you
then i realized it didn’t belong to me
it didn’t belong to me
artwork by joe murtagh
before getting signed to sony, laura mvula was a shy receptionist just sending out her two song demos from her work desk, hoping something would transpire. out of a sea of all the messages she sent, only one lucky person responded and easily fell for her.
the way she shares her lyrics is so personal and poignant, that you can’t help but memorize exactly the way it’s musically expressed, almost like it’s apart of you.
bonus: enjoy producer robin hannibal’s (from rhye, and quadron)
reworking of laura mvula’s “she”.
funny you’re the broken one // but i’m the only one who needed saving
May 17th, 2013 written by:
Producer Marius Hösturz beautifully slows down the tempo of Rihanna‘s latest single “Stay” and turns it into an atmospheric swirl of chilled, deep house music.
All along it was a fever
A cold sweat hot-headed believer
I threw my hands in the air
I said, show me something
He said, if you dare come a little closer
Artwork by Martin Sati
my love my love… don’t love me
May 14th, 2013 written by:
The soothing music of producer and multi-instrumentalist S o h n is perfect for spring like days. Based in London, but created in the beautiful landscapes of Vienna, Austria, S O H N blends a unique styling of electronic synths, accelerated analogue drum rhythms, and soulful vocal stylings. His new single “Bloodflows” will be released in June on 12″ and download through 4AD.
S O H N also creates lush remixes… enjoy!
Artwork by Fernando Vicente
can’t find the words i need to say // i’m talking
May 8th, 2013 written by:
British trip hop pioneer Tricky will soon be releasing his upcoming tenth studio album “False Idols” scheduled to be released May 28th, marking the first release on his own False Idols label. Tricky also returns after a three-year break with much anticipated U.S. tour dates.
“I was lost for ages. I was trying to prove something to people, trying to do something to please other people and also myself at the same time, which is never going to work. To be honest with you, I’ve been floating around since Chris Blackwell and Island. My last two albums, I thought they were good, but I realize now they weren’t. This album is about me finding myself again. I’ll stand behind every track. I don’t care whether people like it. I’m doing what I want to do, which is what I did with my first record. That’s what made me who I was in the beginning. If people don’t like it, it don’t matter to me because I’m back where I was.” – Tricky (Adrian Thaws)
6/08 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
6/09 Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
6/11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
6/13 New York City – Webster Hall
6/14 Boston, MA – Royale
6/17 Chicago, IL – Metro
6/18 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
6/20 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
6/21 Houston, TX – House of Blues
6/22 Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
Artwork by Tricola Ola / Skolastic
i should go now quietly…
May 7th, 2013 written by:
From London, Daughter is the trio of velvet vocalist Elena Tonra, electric guitarist Igor Haefeli, and drummer Remi Aguilella. Together they create acoustically beautiful soundscapes that invoke the sensation of morning light. Calming and refreshing in every aspect, Daughter is sure to leave a haunting impression.
In the darkness I will meet my creators
And they will all agree, that I’m a suffocator
Daughter – Smother
Daughter – Youth
(From the album, “If You Leave” 2013)
Daughter – Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover)
Artwork by Minjae Lee
May 6th, 2013 written by:
Producer Slow Magic creates R&B-influenced electronic music colored with pulsating beats, layers of smooth but distorted vocals, and underlining sensuality. Enjoy.
Listen: Slow Magic – On Yr Side