Tag Archives: downtempo

ODESZA – LIGHT (Ambient/Electronica – US)

Odesza (by Bronson Selling)

Seattle-based duo Odesza shares new song “Light”, taken off the recently released deluxe version of their sophomore album In Return. This magnificent new track is a collaboration with Swedish band Little Dragon and the result is a dreamy yet uplifting tune featuring atmospheric beats and beautiful vocals by Yukimi Nagano.

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BEARCUBS – PAPER WALLS (Electronica – UK)

Bearcubs

23-year-old producer Jack Ritchie, better known as Bearcubs, resurfaced last April with the amazingly hypnotic “Wall Papers”, following up on the success of his highly addictive single “Touch”, released in late 2014. This new slice of finely-tuned downtempo electronica is bound to seal his reputation as a producer to be reckoned with.

Bearcubs’ journey from studio to Glastonbury stage is a story of perseverance as much as it is one of inspiration. First featured on BBC Introducing in 2013, his remixes (Gavin James, Just Kiddin) and originals began to appear on Annie Mac and Huw Stephen’s shows on Radio 1 shortly afterwards. The rest is history…

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THE KITE STRING TANGLE – VESSEL EP (Electronica – Australia)

The Kite String Tangle

The Kite String Tangle is the solo project of Brisbane-based electronic artist Danny Harley. In less than a year, the success of his first official release, “Given the Chance”, catapulted the young singer/songwriter/producer’s project to heights even he could not have anticipated. With two sold-out Australian tours, showcases at SxSW and a guest appearance at the star-studded Coachella Festival, Harley has had a pretty hectic schedule but he still managed to put the finishing touches on his debut record, with Vessel making good on all his early promises. The first single taken from the 6-track EP is “Arcadia”. Listen below!

The song displays Harley’s ability to produce delicate electro-pop, which explores his own feelings of nostalgia and introspection in a way that will reach all music lovers. The rest of the EP flows effortlessly from the start, with each track a carefully crafted gem in its own right.

If you like what you hear, here is a little bonus in the shape of non-EP track “Commotion”. Released back in 2012, this song is definitely a keeper. Enjoy!

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LAPSLEY – STATION (Downtempo/Ambient – UK)

Lapsley

Låpsley is the alter ego of Liverpool-based 17-year-old artist/producer Holly Fletcher. Despite her young age, she has already managed to attract a fair bit of attention with her simple, yet compelling, electronic sounds. Låpsley’s neatly crafted breakthrough song “Station” garnered thousands of plays on SoundCloud, and thousands more after it was remixed by Le Motel. The Belgian producer gave it a groovier spin with nice beats and multiplied vocals, but maintained the chilled vibe of the original.

As you enjoy the perfect balance between the two voices on the track, you might wonder who the uncredited male singer is. Well it turns out Fletcher actually recorded her own voice and dropped the pitch to give the illusion of a duet. Clever!

More music from Låpsley on SoundCloud. More from Le Motel on SoundCloud.

SEEKAE – ANOTHER (Downtempo/IDM – Australia)

Sydney-based three piece Seekae have just signed to influential indie label Future Classic (home to the likes of Flume, Jagwar Ma, Chrome Sparks and more) and will be releasing a new album early next year, their very first with vocals. The first single off the album is “Another”, a restrained piece of electronica featuring sparse drums and layers of synths brewing under the surface.

The album is currently being mixed by David Wrench (Caribou, Bat For Lashes) and a the band have just unveiled a video to support “Another”. Filmed in Bolivia by Ian Pons Jewell, it is based on an ancient Bolivian custom/belief that burying someone under a building is a good omen. It’s dark, but very cool!

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