As we get ready to start the weekend its important to appreciate the value of a good vibe. People have been working all week and are just trying to get by. When someone encroaches on your vibe make sure to blast some Sigrid at them and sing-along through the disruption until your are back on vibe balance. Which wont be too hard with Sigrid’s grooves in your ear.
The dichotomy of Disco Shrine is inherent in their name. Half party, half spiritual devotional to said party, they are damn serious about having a damn good time. And that’s what their debut EP Soft Fur is all about. Falling in love? Dance it up. Broken heart? Dance it out. Bored? Dance it through. Lazy? Just go home then.
With this sudden heat wave we’re having in L.A. it makes a person want to get out and get weird, amirite? Thankfully local good-time goddess Beating Lights has cooked up just the right concoction for our Friday night. Join the party at The Hi-Hat to celebrate Disco Shrine’s release of Soft Fur as well as sets by King Shelter and Tambourines. PLUS DJ sets by yours truly. And if you can still stand upright after all that, there are some extra pop-up goodies. It’s like a mini music festival but without any camping or dehydration. Rally the troops and see you there!
Sit quietly with this one. Float into it and bob gently with the groove. Get up and dance a little if you want. Its fine. I won’t tell.
Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t posted this song yet. Honestly, at first I thought it was kind of silly but then after listening a couple times (read: ten) I realized that what makes it silly is also what makes it so charming. “My Friend Has A Swimming Pool” is an undeniable summer jam and it is exactly the kind of track that I want to play as soon as I walk into a party. Mausi even snagged The Magician for a wobbly, club ready remix and Star Slinger for a more laid-back cut. Check them both out on their Soundcloud here.
Sounds Like… Deluka are having a damn blast. Nothing like a kiss-off anthem you can really get wild to. This is indie pop with just the right guitar grind to rough up the edges. Turn it up!
Location: Los Angeles.
Future: Deluka are playing a residency at Sayers Club in LA every Thursday is June. Their single “Home” is out now and new EP Bonds is coming June 23rd.
The Leeds, UK, music collective of Deuce & Charger finally follow up their killer groover “Always Broke” with another fine slice of soulful pop goodness. “Stop The Sky From Falling” feels transplanted from another era of classic female vocals. Bianca Gerald’s voice is silky smooth over the delicate breakbeat production. And you gotta love a bit of hip-flavor spiced in from Weezy Jefferson to spice up the soft edges. Give the blokes something to hang onto haha. Anyway, I’m excited to see where Deuce & Charger head next.
Maybe I’m just on a guitar kick these days, but this straight up rock stomper from Victory is doing me just right in this LA heat. Perfect for rolling down the mean streets with the windows down looking for trouble… or frozen yogurt. BADASS frozen yogurt! Get into the whole Victory Is Music album at Victory’s Bandcamp.
The best kind of remix is the one that breathes fresh new life into a jam we know and love. Well, whether you know Savoir Adore’s great “Beating Hearts” or not, the funkified body grooving power of this French Horn Rebellion remix is undeniable. Big elastic bass mix with waves of gritty synths for the indie-dance jam of the week! Hump day got nothin’ on this…
Long time TBE fave Mayer Hawthorne has a new project with longtime DJ collaborator 14kt. Enough said. Time to get sexy and a bit spooky.
The first listen from the upcoming album The Big Knock, out 6/17 on vinyl and digital only.
Magic Bronson have apparently been hiding out here in LA rocking the occasional party and quietly dropping impressive jams like last year’s “What I Did”. Well, and the rest of the Nor’easter EP for that matter. Earnest synth rock with a touch of hip hop flare. New single “Shivers” is a dance jam wrapped in smoke, mirrors, and cigarettes. #Weekendmusic.
Usually when I find a song like this on Soundcloud its been out for 6 months and has 200, 000 plays already. Somehow this amazing jam has barely 1000 plays… The Internet is so weird. So Gorgeous is from Spain and part of some collective called Depaart but none of that really matter once the funk of “Trapped” hits your ears. John Gray’s vocals cut a beautiful path through the oversized beats and smooth grooves. Listen to this one in the car. Loud. It gets better every time.
Just because this Thursday keeps feeling like a Friday doesn’t mean you should be depressed! Get out of that chair and move your limbs! Do some freaky dance moves to a new Derevolutions jam and you will feel better. Guaranteed.
Mashups get a bad rap these days but then someone like Sango comes along and breathes new life into the art of chopping up other people’s sounds. I could never get down with the ADD edits of Girl Talk so Sango’s ability to let a thread linger through a song is refreshing. Listening to so much new music, sometimes its nice to have a familiar face deep in a brand new song. Grab a whole album of Sango jams for just 1$ right now at his Bandcamp. I just did.
“Vodka Soda” by Bristol’s Mr. 50 is disco dance music for the demented. Grooves made by and for the after hours. A soundtrack for something seedy. Get into it.
Los Angeles duo Mvscles keep things simple and sweet. “Somethin” pulls no punches and tries no tricks. Just a dainty synth groove and some glitchy beats to carry the song from headphone to heart.