GIBBZ – “I Found You”

Remed and OkudaLook & Listen! // Visual Artist: Remed and Okuda [via]

One listen to “I Found You” and you know that smile on Mike Gibney’s face is no fake. The guy found someone and damn if his world isn’t 4 shades brighter. Lucky for us Gibney is a generous man and decided to share that cloudless life of his with us in the form of this super infectious synth groover. More jams please! More smiles please!  Read more

Xan Young – “Passion”

Jeffrey Alan LoveLook & Listen! // Visual Artist: Jeffrey Alan Love [via]

here is something beautifully dark and haunting about Xan Young’s debut track “Passion”. Like if the son of The Dark One grew up to rebel against his father and decided to play keys in a dance band yet his roots still shone through no matter how hard he tried.  Read more

IGB0 – “Gimmie Gimmie”

Alexander RobynLook & Listen! // Visual Artist: Alexander Robyn [via]

“Indigo Green Brown Orange” is all it says on IGBO’s Soundcloud page but that collection of great colors doesn’t do their killer horn-infused funky soul sound justice. I’d like to propose “Intensely Graphic Body Oscillation” or “Igniting Geodesic Bio-Oceans” or “Inspiring Grand Booty Ovations”. But really, who cares about what a name means when you are having this much fun?  Read more

Darez And Chance – “Patiently” + Frenzy Remix

Ismael MouminLook & Listen! // Visual Artist: Ismael Moumin [via]

France’s Darez and New York’s Chance met on the street one day in 2011 and immediately connected. Their Overseas LP is the the result of their international collaboration. A damn fine collection of throwback hip-hop flow and boom bap beats. It is enough to make even a minor hip hop fan like me perk up and listen. Keep the volume loud for Frenzy’s on point piano led remix that flips the whole thing around further and finer.

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Cherry Jungle – “Dinosaurs”

Haejin ParkLook & Listen! // Visual Artist: Haejin Park [via]

Cherry Jungle sing about Dinosaurs but I don’t get the feeling they are your traditional Jurassic Park tear-limb-from-limb variety. I’m sensing a much more whimsical and outside-the-box dino. Ones who like a good prank, dance at parties, and might one day decorate themselves in fried eggs just for kicks. Oh, and one of the dinos reeeeally like air drumming. Yes. Read more

Pearl and the Beard – “Anything”

Amanda Charchian and Jose RomussiLook & Listen! // Visual Artist: Amanda Charchian and Jose Romussi [via]

From what little I know about Pearl and The Beard from this press photo, I get the feeling that they would be a fun bunch to hang with. However, “Anything” goes dark and haunting in an unexpected way. It is a pleasant surprise to close your eyes and sink into.  Read more

Cultfever – “Youth”

Ryo YoshiiLook & Listen! // Visual Artist: Ryo Yoshii [via]

We wait each other out
We weighed each other down

Being young in the world is a weird and wonderful thing. As you navigate the myriad oddities and institutions around you, your mind swirls with questions and answers at the same time. Sometimes the only sane place is the one inside your mind. The one where you know you have all the solutions and someday the world will understand the fierceness inside you. Someday…  Read more

Sorcha Richardson – “Petrol Station”

Anastasia TsayderLook & Listen! // Visual Artist: Anastasia Tsayder [via]

cause i’m not holding out for anything better

so can we just stay here forever?

can we just stay here forever?

Few things can make us feel so small and fragile as the blooming anxiety that comes with new love. Knowing that this feeling growing inside can easily overtake your whole consciousness, dwarfing the former landscape of your mind with a new skyscraper. A monument to the immediate. Something that we can only hope sticks around and doesn’t fade into the dust of memories and misuse.  Read more

Wonderful Humans – “Don’t You”

Leonardo SantamariaArtist: Leonardo Santamaria [via]

If you are currently feeling sleepy I wouldn’t recommend listening to “Don’t You” as you fall asleep because dancing horns and come-on vocals will surely trigger lusty dreams of cloned island vixens that could possibly alter the fabric of your reality so that when you wake up you may actually be irresistible to ladies. And that just sounds like a lot of responsibility to wake up to.  Read more