UK-based production duo The Code picked apart We Were Evergreen’s single “Best Thing” and reconstructed it and added their signature vibe. Check out the highly addictive end result below. Be sure to check out The Code’s new album 1|11 and if you’re lucky you might even get a free DL link.
From Tasmania, Australia comes the exciting self-titled debut EP from a 17 and 19 year old electronic/future-beat duo, who are calling themselves Close Counters.
Finn Rees and Allan McConnell got together in 2013 where they began experimenting with various instruments, musical styles and production techniques, and it didn’t take them long to realize that something good was coming form this new alliance.
Inspired by the sounds of Disclosure, FlyinLotus and Hermitude, Close Counters continued their musical exploration with a variety of dynamic sampling, analog synthesizers and a diverse assortment of melodic sounds, ultimately resulting in their four-track debut release.
Close Counters EP showcases three outstanding original recordings; ‘Fluctuate’ featuring Tasmanian vocalist Brooke Jones, ‘Don’t Run Away,’ and the previously unheard ‘Can’t Complain’ featuring Tasmanian rapper, Promise.
Taking up the fourth position on the EP is a Close Counters remix of a track called ‘Blood,’ originally recorded by a Tasmanian indie-rock band known as LEWES. The remix sees the duo stripping the song right back to its core, were they manipulate its structure and sound with their unique production flavors, centered around the vocal work of LEWES’ lead singer, Tim Bird.
It seems like ZHU's overwhelmingly popular single “Faded” just got the makeover it deserves, thanks to young British producer Arthur Younger. We got our first listen of this talented producer about two weeks ago with his remix for Clean Bandit's “Rather Be,” and thought it impossible to outdo himself, well he just proved us wrong. His nu-disco remix of “Faded” sounds exactly like what ZHU intended to produce when he hit the studio, but luckily for us he left some room in there for Younger to add his signature sounds. It might seem like this kid came out of nowhere, but one thing for sure, he’s no fluke. He’s definitely here to stay and we’ll be hearing a lot more from Younger. Keep ‘em coming!
Another month, another Claire’s Favorites. As we’ve been doing for the past 11 months, we’ve selected 10 of the best tracks that our friend Claire is digging during that month and share them with you. This month, you’ll meet French producer extraordinaire Florian Berry with his contagious single “Tonight.” You’ll also get to enjoy a couple of tracks from Boys Get Hurt and remixes from Jean Tonique and Bit Funk. You’ll also take a trip back to 11 months ago when Mexican producer Bronx released his killer dub Rhye's “Boy Get Hurt.” This is a great compilation, ready to keep you warm during the brisk September nights. Check it out below!
A little taste in anticipation of Sydney’s duo Flight Facilities debut album “Down To Earth” slated for release on October 24th on Future Classic/Glassnote Records. Peep the track below and brace yourselves for a lot more feels.