Entries by Jason Adams

oddCouple – “See The Sun” // Sammy Stein

Visual art above by Sammy Stein [via] Good morning! oddCouple made you breakfast. There’s eggs just the way you like them, some toast, and a side of tasty beats with a choir in the background. You must have gotten some good sleep from the way you’re grooving in your chair. Milk or sugar for your coffee?

Gourmet – “Yellow” // Victor Grasso

Visual art above by Victor Grasso [via] I like my pop weird with oddly specific lyrics, so Gourmet’s newest track is checking a lot of boxes for me. “Yellow” is a series of surreal snapshots above a serpentine synthline, minimal percussion giving the impression that Gourmet is creating this whole thing before your very eyes. What’s […]

2Beeps – “Something Special” // Guy Laramée

Visual art above by Guy Laramée [via] Songs that can take you back to childhood are hard to pull off well, but 2beeps has me thinking about waterparks and orange slices with “Something Special”. Take a moment to forget about your bills, the car repairs, and that upcoming work deadline, and rediscover that sense of wide-eyed wonder […]

JW Ridley – “1990” // James Jean

Visual art above by James Jean [via] “1990”, the new track from recent TBE fave JW Ridley, is a blanket you can wrap yourself with, nestling underneath folds of piano chords and spacey vocals. The best part about musical blankets? You can get snuggly in the warm summer months just as comfortably.

Bobby Uzóma – “Alone” // David Oliveira

Visual art above by David Oliveira [via] With the disclaimer that I am always going to be onboard with weird sound effect loops and hi-hat rhythms behind talented R&B vocalists, Bobby Uzóma’s latest offering really does it for me. Tasteful, minimal, and heartfelt, “Alone” feels like a heart-wrenching transmission from the other side of the world […]

Maxim Ludwig – “Big White Wall” // Studio Takeuma

Visual art above by Studio Takeuma [via] Channeling the best of Kenny Loggins and Rick Springfield has gotta be tough on the hips, which is why The Burning Ear recommends a thorough stretch session prior to listening to any Maxim Ludwig. If you overextend, you could be put out of Maxim Ludwig-listening for weeks, and no […]

Walkingshoe – “PAPER MOON” // Jeroen van Kesteren

Visual art above by Jeroen van Kesteren [via] Walkingshoe is camping music for me. I can already smell the eggs cooking and hear the coffee tin starting to whistle as the late-riser in the camp shuffles around their tent. But despite his very clear folk foundation, Walkingshoe incorporates light production touches that give this song so […]

Yeo – “Never Wanted That feat. Asta” // Keith Rankin

Visual art above by Keith Rankin [via] You might not expect the slinky bassline or finger-picked guitar on a Yeo song, but those aren’t the only things Asta contributes to this great collaboration with the Melbourne-based producer. Yeo and Asta’s dueling vocals might be the ones who are arguing, but the real winners are us listeners. […]

Charles Fauna – “Abandon” + “Hypnosis (Brothertiger Remix)” // Shok-1

Visual art above by Shok-1 [via] Double trouble from Charles Fauna! Charles Fauna is the pool, Brothertiger is the raft, and you’re invited to float with them both. Brothertiger takes the syncopated rhythm of the original but douses it with vibe and lush arrangement, resulting in a spacious, sparkling remix. You’d think the isolated themes in […]

The Outer Vibe – “Fionna” // Soey Milk

Visual art above by Soey Milk [via] “Fionna” jumps from surf rock to disco grooves to sexy French jazz in less than four minutes, and I’m not bummed about it. Let The Outer Vibe’s newest track seduce you – that tasty horn solo is worth the indiscretion alone.

Fabriq – “Electric Flow” // Michael Kagen

Visual art above by Michael Kagen [via] I heard somewhere that doctors are using “Electric Flow” to check motor faculties – if the patient hears the song and doesn’t dance, the medical staff knows something’s wrong. Luckily, it’s a test you can administer on your own. Best be safe and play it often so you can get […]

Leo Law – “Brothers & Sisters” // Uwe Schein

Visual art above by Uwe Schein [via] Look, just because Leo Law’s voice intertwines perfectly with the swirling suitcase keyboard does NOT mean that I’m becoming a head-bobbing emotional wreck. That shaker rhythm isn’t make me tap my foot, I’m just trying to get something off the bottom of my shoe. Nor am I singing along […]

Ben Phipps – “Don’t Wake Me Up (ft. Mike Ruby)” // Loic Locatelli Kournwsky

Visual art above by Loic Locatelli Kournwsky [via] Your next big “hands in the air as if you just don’t care” moment comes soundtracked by Ben Phipps and Mike Ruby. This love song (or battle cry?) to New York City stomps forward with purpose and determination, but manages to have a lot of fun while doing it. […]

Oya Paya – “Trip Advisor” // Sean Norvet

Visual art above by Sean Norvet [via] You know those three guys you know through your old coworker who throw great house parties? They mentioned at one of their BBQs that they had a rap project, and you remembered to check them out some slow Sunday afternoon. And you realize it’s….really good. And suddenly you’re playing it […]

Warm Binary – “Microdose 444” // Steeven Salvat

Visual art above by Steeven Salvat [via] Fluorescent synth arrangements and an excellent bongo rhythm are the key players in Warm Binary’s latest, a fully-formed piece that manages keep growing towards something huge while keeping the energy high for nearly the entire track. 8-bit sounds mesh with live drum loops, with plenty of textures to explore upon […]