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.
Byron Bay natives Tora are part of the ever growing and widely acclaimed Australian electronic scene and they have experienced a meteoric rise in the last year or so. With millions of Soundcloud plays, a stellar sophomore EP, Eat The Sun, and a string of sold out shows on their first national headline tour, saying that Tora is on a winning streak would be a massive understatement.
For a relatively young band, Tora’s sound is surprisingly mature and impressively sophisticated. Their EP features polished tracks with a chilled RnB-influenced vibe, sharp electronic beats and stunning vocals, drawing comparison to the likes of SOHN, Toro Y Moi, Little Dragon and James Blake and earning them huge praise from music critics and bloggers across the globe.
Swedish outfit Little Dragon released their fourth studio album in May 2014 to overwhelmingly positive reviews. Out on Loma Vista Recordings, Nabuma Rubberband includes twelve brand new tracks and features collaborations with Dave from De La Soul and Robin Hannibal.
One of the album’s standout tracks “Pretty Girls” was recently remixed by Australian artist Chet Faker, who puts a clubbier spin on this slow jam. Warping Yukimi Nagano’s vocals in layers of synths, atmospheric bass pulses and hysterical beats, the Aussie producer reinvents the song and takes things to the dark side with this smoky, sweaty reinterpretation.
Masked London post-dubstep producer SBTRKT (Aaron Jerome in real life) had a massive 2011, but his career actually started long before this sudden wave of success. He began his DJ career at Plastic People in London and started sharing his music back in 2009, slowly building a loyal fan-base that has followed him all the way to the release of his impeccable self-titled album last year.
The track SBTRKT shared a couple of weeks ago turns out to be one of his early unreleased compositions. “Atomic Peace” was first included in STRKT’s sets back in 2009 but the song was never released due to sample clearance issues (it uses a sample from Múm’s “Flow Not So Fast Old Mountain Radio”). After a long delay, it is finally available for fans to enjoy! Stream it above and don’t forget to check out the remix by Hannes Fischer just below…
Want some more? Listen to Them Jeans’ wonderful remix of the pretty anthemic “Hold On” or chill out to the sound of SBTRTK’s collaboration with Little Dragon “Wildfire”.
It’s barely been six months since Little Dragon released their third album Ritual Union and the Gothenburg-based band is already back in the studio working on some new tunes! They also have a string of concerts in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and France planned for February and their collaboration with Big Boi coming out later this year… That’s quite a busy schedule but really just “business as usual” for the hyperactive Swedish combo.
In the past few years Little Dragon have been pumping out highly praised records and they have multiplied collaborations with artists such Gorillaz (on the album Plastic Beach), Maximum Balloon (on his debut album), Koop, SBTRKT or DJ Shadow. Their songs have also been remixed by many talented producers, including Floating Points, Miami Horror, Fear of Theydon, Tycho, Tensnake, Is Tropical…