July 30th, 2014 by Kyra Elyse
YouTube-famous Troye Sivan Mellet decided to take up songwriting, on top of being an actor (seen in X-Men Origins), and has dedicated the past few years to his new craft. The result? Two stellar EPs released in 2007 and 2012, and a killer single called “Happy Little Pill”.
“Happy Little Pill” was released 6 days ago, and it already has over a million views/plays on YouTube and SoundCloud. This 19-year-old Australian artist released his single as a teaser for his newest EP entitled Trxye, which will be released on August 15th. If you want to pre-order Trxye, click here.
July 29th, 2014 by Brandon Hornsby-Selvin
Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Nick Hakim debuted this month with his soulful Where Will We Go, Pt. 1 EP. The delivery is a melancholy affair of lush harmonies and enchanting vocals that truly make the record. The mood is somber throughout and production often ethereal. The theme is loss, as indicated by Hakim, and the distant lines and lyrics are expressed in a short mournful seventeen minute dreamy haze of an album that almost seems to come to an abrupt end. Although brief, there’s definitely something special about Hakim’s debut and look forward to a strong followup.
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: