July 28th, 2014 by Gabriel Simon
Last week, you may have caught a write up here on our blog of Shlohmo and Jeremih’s new EP, No More. A brief bit of back story – Yours Truly and Adidas have this super dope series called Songs from Scratch, where two artists set up in a new room to record, well…a song from scratch, while the whole process is documented. The resulting collaborations have been tremendous – check out their website here to see collaborations like Angel Haze x Lunice and Danny Brown x Araabmuzik. One of No More’s finest tracks, “Bo Peep,” was written as part of this series (check out the feature here), which sparked the duo’s continuing collaboration.
The newest collaboration out of Songs from Scratch is sick. Chet Faker and GoldLink teamed up to create “On You,” a track awash with Chet’s crooning and future production, which clear the road for GoldLink’s BMW verse. The pair has an absolutely tangible chemistry, and the resulting track is a decadent dish of frustration and pomp drizzled with luxury, with a side of hipster confidence. Peep.
Watch the collaboration between these two here.
If you like what you hear, check out the links below for more.
Chet Faker: chetfaker.com, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud
GoldLink: Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud
July 22nd, 2014 by Kyra Elyse
Kidnap Kid’s “Animaux” was one of the two tracks on the So Close EP, which was released in 2013. It exposes the darker shades of electronic music and wraps its listener in a chill that you can almost feel. Whilst having a well paced groove, “Animaux” is spicy and simplistically addicting. If you want to check out Kidnap Kid’s new stuff, his newest EP is called Stronger. Have fun bumping to “Animaux”. Check it:
July 21st, 2014 by Gabriel Simon
No More: slow jams for the traphouse.
Jeremih’s sound might actually be too sexy sometimes. Imagine jamming to Jeremih in a room full of people you’ve never met.
Finally bridging the gap, No More features Jeremih’s sultry falsetto vocals sharing the limelight in a delicate balance with cold and atmospheric trap from Shlohmo. The L.A. producer successfully balances Jeremih’s flame with just the right amount of ice for a really steamy sound that oozes sex from behind dark walls of production.
This is a particularly strong collaboration from two very talented musicians – sounds to me like Shlohmo let Jeremih do his thing over some tracks crafted with dope Chicago R&B vocals in mind. The result is a beautiful, beautiful amalgam of a bedroom soundtrack, ranging from music to turn up to (“No More”) to staring up at the stars with your boo (“Let it Go”). The EP takes a turn to more club-banger type style at “The End,” which ends in a pulled back breakdown, featuring a verse from fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper.
The only thing better than slow jams….Shlohmojams. I’m sorry. Seriously though, check this out.
Download the full EP from Shlohmo’s website here.
If you dig this, make sure to follow Shlohmo and Jeremih on SoundCloud, and on:
Twitter at @shlohmo and @Jeremih.
Facebook at Shlohmo and Jeremih.
July 16th, 2014 by Kyra Elyse
I’m turning it down a few notches this week with Hozier’s “Work Song”, from his newest EP: From Eden. With a wounded soul combined with the voice of an angel, this Irish heartthrob has captivated his global audience. “Work Song” is a simple tune layered with a subtle hint of blues and soul-heavy aura. Hozier finds a way to swerve and dart around with his tones in an almost teasing way, enticing the listener to follow him into the heart of his music. If you’re a little down this week, “Work Song” will give you a shoulder to lean on. Check it: