Adult Contemporary as a sound is here to stay, its become more flexible than ever and has sneaked into every genre imaginable. The most in-touch musicians weave in and out of naturally through their careers and some never leave. I picked 4 tracks for todays playlist that wear that fusion of sound on their sleeve proudly.
Trying to do a few label focused playlists lately.
London based Lobster Theremin only has 4 vinyl releases under their belt with a 5th one on the way. We were fortunate enough to be offered the exclusive stream of the new Palms Trax. If you’re looking for more of what Trilogy Tapes and Opal Tapes offers than sift around Lobster’s soundcloud.
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If you’ve been on the blog for even just a few month you’d know we’re all huge fans of both Todd Terje and Small Black, it makes us even happier when musicians pick out songs that you love and cover them. Both artists took on pretty advance songs in my opinion, these aren’t boring Fleetwood Mac covers that everyone can crap out, these are 80s-90s soft gems that you really got to nail because of precious atmosphere and timing, pretty impressed by the finished product.
He’s back! after completely re-scoring the original Tron back in 2011 Mogi Grumbles has finished his whole re-score of Escape From New York, below is the movie re-cut and above is the album, enjoy! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I Heard You Were Dead is an original re-score of the movie Escape from New York (1981), composed by Mogi Grumbles, musical alias of Ann Arbor, MI native Alex Taam. In 2011, Taam asked the question, “What if Daft Punk had composed the soundtrack to the original Tron, and not its sequel?” The answer was “End of Line.” Two years later, he turned his attention to John Carpenter’s cult classic, this time posing a much simpler question, “Why not?” After amassing a collection of synths authentic to the period, Taam was inspired to compose something that was both classic and modern. Operation Black Light is sleek and stealthy, propelled by a bassline that whirs like a Blackhawk helicopter blade. Mac 10 is the sound of bombast, a grenade that’s just gone off with shrapnel bouncing everywhere. This re-cut of the film, by editor Christian Silbereis features the Mogi Grumbles re-score.
One of my favorite producers for years has been Kompakt’s Kaito, he always made real trance and not even tainted it with quirky stereotypes of what the genre is seen as.
Cascine found a very fitting pairing for Yumi Zouma, it gives Kaito the lush pieces to make this stunning remix come together, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Yumi Zouma are Charlie Ryder, Kim Pflaum and Josh Burgess – 3 friends from New Zealand living between New York (Josh), Paris (Charlie) and NZ (Kim)
Jaakko Eino Kalevi is a smoothed out Scandinavian John Maus that doesn’t focus on a pop angle but takes the project into the cosmos. You can find his music here and support.
Finally we get a glimpse of what the Panda Bear record might sound like. Soo happy he’s going back to his roots, no rush just joy.
Joel Ford hits us with a huge dance cut for the summer, mystical and pure class.
Haven’t met a person yet that dislikes Fort Romeau, probably never will.
Slava has floated out a few EP’s this new one entitled “Comma Sutra” hasn’t relied on boomy bass and infinite studders which puts a smile back on my face.
We’re excited to announce a collab event with No Fear Of Pop at SXSW this month at Hype Hotel.